GitHub now lets users add videos to pull requests, discussions, issues, comments, and more
GitHub has officially launched support for videos, with developers able to upload .mp4 or .mov files in pull requests, discussions, and more.
Amazon Music HD is now available to Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers for free, effectively cutting the Hi-Fi service's price from $14.99 to $9.99 per month
Amazon’s high-fidelity streaming service, Amazon Music HD, is now available to Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers at no extra cost, the company tells Billboard.
Tim Cook is expected to testify for about 100 minutes in Epic v. Apple late this week or early next; Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi will testify before Cook
The iPhone maker’s chief executive is set to argue the company’s case against Epic Games’ antitrust claims.
DVD rental and streaming company Redbox is going public via SPAC in a deal that values the combined company at $693M; Redbox had earnings of $114M in 2020
Redbox, the DVD-rental kiosk and streaming company, is going back to the public markets.
Microsoft launches a personal version of Teams, after previewing it nearly a year ago, available for free
Microsoft Teams is officially available for consumers. It’s mostly the same business app, but it includes free all-day video calling during the pandemic.
Apple says it will bring lossless audio to all Apple Music subscribers for free and will support Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos, available from June
The next generation of sound on Apple Music is coming to subscribers June 2021 at no additional cost.
AT&T to spin off WarnerMedia and combine it with Discovery in a $43B deal; the new company will be run by Discovery CEO David Zaslav
The streaming TV race is about to get even more competitive.
Q&A with Bloomberg's Jason Schreier on his new book Press Reset, which expounds on closures of video game studios like Irrational Games, the makers of BioShock
Schreier, a video game reporter for Bloomberg, has a new book coming out May 11.
Indian B2B e-commerce marketplace Moglix raises $120M Series E at a $1B valuation, bringing its total raised to $220M
Moglix is building an operating system for manufacturing that provides its customers a full stack service covering procurement, packaging, supply chain financing and highly integrated software.
Survey: over 60% of 1,400 CISOs in 14 countries expect a damaging cyberattack in the next 12 months, due to massive shift to remote work since the pandemic
Proofpoint surveyed 1,400 CISOs across the globe about the current cybersecurity landscape.
Ride-hailing giant Grab and e-commerce marketplace Tokopedia say they have merged to form GoTo Group, the largest tech group in Indonesia
Ride-hailing giant Gojek and marketplace Tokopedia said on Monday they have combined their businesses to form GoTo Group, the largest technology group in Indonesia, the fourth most populous nation that is currently navigating to contain the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Gojek’s Andre Soelistyo will lead the combined business as GoTo Group CEO, with […]
Pine Labs, which makes POS software for payments terminals as well as invoicing tools, raises $285M at a $3B valuation, up from $2B in a round last December
Pine Labs, a startup that offers merchants payments terminals, invoicing tools and working capital, said on Monday it has completed the first close of a $285 million funding as the nearly two-decade-old firm looks to expand its business. Baron Capital Group, Duro Capital, Marshall Wace, Moore Strategic Ventures and Ward Ferry Management financed the new funding […]
Pandemic-induced rise in app ordering has given birth to the “appuccino”, a phenomenon driven by TikTok, where customized Starbucks drink suggestions go viral
Viral (and complicated!) custom drinks are the future of Starbucks, where iced drinks now outsell hot coffee.
US lawmakers say they are crafting bipartisan legislation to mandate cyberattack reporting by key infrastructure operators, following the Colonial pipeline hack
A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to make sure the government is never left in the dark about serious hacks again.
Profile of Foxglove, a tech-activism group famous for pushing UK into reassessing its use of algorithms, that's challenging Facebook and Uber on worker rights
An advocacy group that successfully challenged the use of algorithms in U.K. immigration and education policy is preparing to take on Facebook and Uber Technologies over tech workers’ rights.
Q&A with Rick Klau, an ex-Google product manager and California's new CTIO responsible for building apps and services for various departments across the state
Rick Klau, a former Google employee, is California's new CTIO. Klau had joined Google in 2007 through its acquisition of FeedBurner and spent some of his early time as a product manager on tools like Blogger, Google+ and YouTube.
Sources: Microsoft's board decided in 2020 Gates should leave the board as it probed claims Gates sought to initiate an affair with a Microsoft engineer in 2000
Some Microsoft directors began an investigation in 2019 into a woman’s allegations of prior sexual relationship with Bill Gates; Mr. Gates’s spokeswoman says his decision to leave board in 2020 wasn’t related to the matter.
Insurer AXA is suffering ransomware and DDoS attacks on its Asia-based branches, a week after saying it would no longer reimburse ransoms paid by French clients
Branches of insurance giant AXA based in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines have been struck by a ransomware cyber attack. As seen by BleepingComputer yesterday, the Avaddon ransomware group claimed on their leak site that they had stolen over 3 TB of sensitive data from AXA's Asian operations.
Sources: long after his marriage, Bill Gates would pursue women at Microsoft, at times creating an uncomfortable workplace environment
Melinda French Gates voiced concerns about her husband’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and a harassment claim against his money manager.
Clubhouse, which launched its Android app in beta in the US last week, to expand the app to Japan, Brazil, and Russia on Tuesday, and globally by Friday
Voice social network Clubhouse said on Sunday it will expand its Android app worldwide in a week, days after launching a beta version of its service on Google-owned mobile operating system for users in the U.S. The startup — backed by A16z, Tiger Global and DST Global and valued at about $4 billion — said it will […]
Alleged Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro renders and a promo video and images of Android 12 leak ahead of Google I/O
Google's huge Android 12 redesign has leaked in full days before its announcement at Google I/O. The next version of Android includes theme support, new animations, and several other features.
Study: being corrected by another user for posting false political news increases subsequent sharing of low quality, partisan, and toxic content
Twitter is a hellscape and it only gets worse when you point out some is sharing bad information.
A look at WhatsApp's approach to detecting child porn, as police worry that wider use of end-to-end encryption online will make it harder to catch predators
A trail of clues helped police close in on a dangerous predator. Now, a battle over the future of end-to-end encryption could change the rules of engagement
A brief history of NFTs and cryptoart, including interviews with artists who kickstarted the NFT boom, as celebrities and major brands fuel the frenzy
Digital creators used the blockchain to create a whole new art scene. Then their work started selling for thousands — sometimes millions of dollars.
A look at apps promising 10-minute grocery delivery in Europe, where VC-backed grocery delivery firms have raised $1.56B in 2021 so far, according to PitchBook
Turkey's Getir, Germany's Gorillas and Britain's Dija are just a few of the apps promising users 10-minute grocery deliveries.
An examination of Chamath Palihapitiya-sponsored SPACs, including Clover Health, which have plunged 50% on average after the SPAC market hit its peak in mid-Feb
Chamath Palihapitiya—tech billionaire, Golden State Warriors co-owner, and all-around meme lord—has a sure-thing, 100%, can’t-miss investment for you that will definitely, absolutely pay off for him.
NBCU-owned Rotten Tomatoes launches a streaming channel, currently available on The Roku Channel and which will later expand to Peacock and Comcast's Xumo
Fandango's Rotten Tomatoes, eyeing a bigger footprint than movie and TV rating scores, is debuting a 24-hour streaming channel.
China ordered domestic app stores to remove 90 apps, including Maimai, a LinkedIn rival, following a new regulation on what types of user data apps can collect
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology removed 90 apps over the “irregular collection of personal information”, including China’s biggest rival to LinkedIn.
PE firm Insight Partners invests $290M for a majority stake in CivicPlus, which provides software and other technology to more than 4,000 municipal governments
A Manhattan software business owner says a multimillion-dollar investment into the company will not change the company’s makeup.
Sensor Tower data reveals that WhatsApp installs declined year-over-year while competitors Signal and Telegram saw a surge in early 2021.
A look at Spotify-exclusive “music and talk” podcasts, which let hosts avoid music licensing fees and fair-use legal fights via free access to Spotify catalog
Music-filled — and Spotify-exclusive — shows like “Black Girl Songbook” and “60 Songs That Explain the ’90s” dance around copyright constraints.
Q&A with Dogecoin developer Ross Nicoll about its coming upgrade, and working with Elon Musk, who Nicoll says has been in touch with Doge developers since 2019
They are working with him to make the cryptocurrency a cheaper, greener alternative to Bitcoin.
Sources: DOJ's criminal antitrust prosecutor Eyitayo St. Matthew-Daniel is expected to lead FTC's antitrust enforcement unit handling Facebook and Amazon cases
A little-known criminal antitrust prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice, Eyitayo St. Matthew-Daniel, is expected to be named the top antitrust enforcer at the department’s sister agency, the Federal Trade Commission, say three people familiar with the situation. The previously unreported ...
Top gamers are quitting esports to become Twitch and YouTube influencers as esports organizations and game publishers reallocate resources to streamers
Top players have left pro leagues to pursue streaming full-time as the industry veers more toward content creators.
Researcher: Twitter is working on Twitter Blue, a $2.99/month subscription offering with “Collections” to organize favorite tweets and an “undo tweet” function
Twitter has been working on its subscription service for a while now, which we now know it's going to be called Twitter Blue.
Apple has informed its US retail stores that a mask mandate and other Covid-19-related procedures remain, as it continues to evaluate health and safety measures
Apple Inc. has informed its U.S. retail stores that a mask mandate and other Covid-19-related procedures remain in place for now, though the company says it continues to evaluate health and safety measures.
Amazon launches miniTV, an ad-supported free video streaming service that is available within the Amazon shopping app in India
Amazon has launched miniTV, an ad-supported video streaming service that is available within the Amazon shopping app in India and is completely free of charge.
Study: minors in the US often receive abuse, harassment, or sexual solicitation from adults on tech platforms and many of them don't tell their parents about it
A startling new report finds far more young kids using platforms than we suspected — and they’re having sexual interactions with adults in huge numbers
About a dozen highly active Clubhouse users, all of them women, say its block feature creates opportunities for abuse, tactical silencing, and intimidation
On Clubhouse, a black badge was meant to identify trolls. It’s become an emblem of the app’s dysfunctional moderation system.
Ad and content licensing company Veritone launches MARVEL.ai to let celebrities, influencers, and others clone their voices using AI and license them out
Cloning your voice with AI could be a lucrative business decision for celebrities and influencers. It would allow you to sell content like product endorsements with minimal effort. That’s why Veritone is launching Marvel.AI, a new platform for creating and selling voice clones.
A look at the renewed animosity between Apple and Microsoft, as they increasingly compete in everything from gaming to PCs to AR
Tensions have surfaced during the Epic Games trial and could persist as the two companies compete in everything from cloud computing to mixed reality.
Bay Area tech companies racked up ~$1B on real estate impairments in the pandemic for their vacated spaces; Dropbox took $416M, Salesforce $216M, Airbnb $149M
Dropbox, Airbnb and Salesforce have taken some of the biggest real estate impairments in the tech industry because of vacated office space in San Francisco.
DeFi hacks made up 60%+ of the crypto hack and theft volume in 2021 and 47% of major fraud and misappropriation; criminals netted ~$240M from DeFi-related hacks
Payment card services company Marqeta files for IPO at a $16B to $17B valuation, reports Q1 revenue of $108M with a net loss of $12.8M, down from $14.5M YoY
Marqeta, whose payment technology is used by DoorDash and Instacart, plans to go public on over $100 million in quarterly revenue.
[Thread] Antonio García Martínez says he did not “part ways” with Apple, was fired in a snap decision, and Apple's statement on his exit is defamatory and false
New Android beta APK for Apple Music describes two lossless audio options, “Lossless” and “High-Res Lossless”, at 24-bit/48 kHZ and 24-bit/192 kHz respectively
Evidence in the latest Apple Music beta for Android points to the app working toward lossless audio streaming.
A new Biden executive order revokes a Trump-era EO that targeted protections for social media platforms and asked the FCC to conduct a review of Section 230
President Biden revoked the Trump-era executive order on "preventing online censorship," which a source told Protocol last summer had been issued in response to Twitter's decision to apply fact-checking label to several of former President Trump's tweets.The order asked the FCC to conduct a review o...
Roblox replaces the word “game” with “experience” on its website, after Apple argued at the Epic trial that Roblox developers don't make games
"Metaverse" platform Roblox has replaced the term "games" with "experiences" across its website, following a protracted debate in the ongoing Epic v. Apple trial.
Analysis: the wallet used by DarkSide received a total of $17.5M in Bitcoin transactions since March, including a 75 BTC payment made by Colonial
Elliptic identifies the DarkSide Bitcoin wallet used to collect ransomware payments from Colonial Pipeline and other victims - and follows the money
Reporters could quickly find Biden's Venmo account and the network of his social connections on Venmo, showing why the app's friends lists are a privacy issue
The peer-to-peer payments app leaves everyone from ordinary people to the most powerful person in the world exposed.