Tech news 21 Jan, 2021
Opera now has a game engine to go with its gamer-focused browserEngadget
It’s not often that a browser company acquires a game development platform. But that’s exactly what Opera has done with YoYo Games, a British team best known for GameMaker Studio 2. The latter is a hugely popular platform for novice game developers with littl…
African edtech startup uLesson lands a $7.5 million Series ATechCrunch
ULesson, an edtech startup based in Nigeria that sells digital curriculum to students through SD cards, has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Owl Ventures, which closed over half a billion in new fund money just months ago. Other pa…
Dear Sophie: What are Biden’s immigration changes?TechCrunch
What is your sense as to how the new administration will change business, corporate and startup founder immigration to the U.S.?
Brave Web Browser Will Become the First To Offer Peer-To-Peer Networking ProtocolGizmodo.com
For anyone hoping a decentralized web is in our immediate future — anyone who has, say, recently observed the measurable ways in which big tech oligarchs play an active role in shaping our democracy, perhaps — there’s good news: On Tuesday, privacy-focused br…
Donald Trump pardons ex-Waymo, Uber engineer Anthony LevandowskiEngadget
Last year Anthony Levandowski pleaded guilty to one count of stealing materials from Google, where he was an engineer for its self-driving car efforts before leaving to found a startup that he sold to Uber. The judge said during his sentencing that his theft …
Streamline Your YouTube Subscriptions Using FoldersLifehacker.com
If, like me, you follow dozens of YouTube channels across a range of topics, you might find you occasionally miss an upload (or a few) as you’re bombarded with new videos each day. Luckily, there are some great third-party tools you can use to help you organi…
Save 69% on a lifetime subscription to this AI copywriting toolMashable
TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to Copysmith is on sale for £51.45 as of Jan. 20, saving you 69% on list price. Turn to Copysmith to write your product descriptions, ads, taglines, and other marketing copy for you. Copysmith uses deep learning and artificial …
Chrome 88 makes it easier to manage and change passwordsEngadget
Google has released another Chrome update for Windows, Mac and Linux, adding some personal security features that should keep users a little safer online. If you use Chrome's built-in password manager — which isn’t our recommendation, but it’s better than usi…
Opera acquires YoYo Games for $10 million and launches Opera Gaming divisionVentureBeat
Web browser maker Opera has acquired YoYo Games, maker of the GameMaker Studio 2 game engine, and it has launched its Opera Gaming division.
Swapp raises $7 million to automate construction planning with AIVentureBeat
Swapp, a startup developing AI to automate construction planning, has raised $7 million in a funding round.
Trump pardons Anthony Levandowski for Google trade secret theftArs Technica
Peter Thiel, Palmer Luckey, and others asked Trump to pardon Levandowski.
How to Deal With Unforeseen SuccessEntrepreneur
The co-founder of a holistic skincare company shares lessons learned after experiencing 400-percent growth.
In hidden message on White House website, Biden calls for coders - ReutersReuters
The recently updated website for President Joe Biden's White House carried an invitation for tech specialists savvy enough to find it.
Daily Crunch: Trump pardons Anthony LevandowskiTechCrunch
On his way out the door, President Donald Trump pardons a former Googler, Jack Ma reappears and Wattpad gets acquired. This is your Daily Crunch for January 20, 2021. The big story: Trump pardons Anthony Levandowski Although Donald Trump is no longer presiden…
How to Launch an Online Clothing Brand in 2021Entrepreneur
Now is the time to capitalize on what will be a post-pandemic wardrobe revolution.
Reddit's Former CEO Is Now In the Forest-Planting BusinessSlashdot.org
Terraformation, a startup led by Yishan Wong, former CEO of Reddit, is demonstrating an approach to reforest the planet quickly enough to fight climate change. Fast Company reports: Trees can play a key role in capturing carbon at scale -- by one estimate, ne…
Reflections on the first all-virtual CESTechCrunch
I’ve spent more time than I care to mention over the last several years wondering aloud about the value of in-person trade shows. There’s something seemingly antiquated in the idea of jamming a bunch of people in a room, walking from booth to booth. Sure, the…
Walmart's E-Commerce Chief Is Leaving To Build 'a City of the Future'Slashdot.org
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Recode: Marc Lore, a serial entrepreneur who sold his startup Jet.com to Walmart for $3 billion and then oversaw the transformation of the retail giant's e-commerce business over the last four years, is leaving his ful…
Biden to hit reset on nation's fight against COVID-19 after taking office - ReutersReuters
Incoming President Joe Biden on Wednesday will immediately reset the nation's response to the COVID-19 crisis after he is sworn in to lead a country reeling from its worst public health crisis in more than a century.
Biden to hit reset on nation's fight against COVID-19 after taking office - ReutersReuters
President Joe Biden on Wednesday will immediately reset the nation's response to the COVID-19 crisis when he heads to the Oval Office after being sworn in to lead a country reeling from its worst public health crisis in more than a century.
Sixth Street just inked its second insurance deal of 2021, showcasing private equity's gold rush into the spaceBusiness Insider
Summary List PlacementInvestment firm Sixth Street Partners has agreed to buy the insurance company Talcott Resolution for $2 billion, the latest sign that the private-equity industry is licking its chops at the long-term, steady returns offered by annuities …
Alibaba shares jump 8% as Jack Ma surfaces after 3 monthsThe Next Web
Jack Ma is back. Well, not in an Arnie-in-terminator way, but the Alibaba co-founder, who was believed to have gone missing for several weeks until recently, made a video appearance in an educational event where he addressed teachers working in rural China. T…
Brave browser debuts IPFS support for decentralized web browsingAndroid Authority
The protocol could change the fundamental structure of the internet.
Microsoft Launcher beta has a new update that keeps your apps in orderWindows Central
The latest update to Microsoft Launcher beta helps keeps your browser settings and apps in place. What you need to know Microsoft Launcher beta has a new update that brings it to version 6.210102.0.940491. After the update, apps will remain in the same o…
14 Essential Features for Taking Payments on Your WebsiteHubspot.com
There are a lot of things I used to buy in person that I now buy online. I wouldn't call myself lazy, but it's just so much easier to carry a box of paper towels from my doorstep into my apartment than it is to carry it down the street from my local grocery s…
Joe Biden’s new gigTechCrunch
Investors and businesses should not overlook how quickly President Biden will move on policy – especially as it relates to the future of work and getting the U.S. economy back on track.
Installing Firefox extensions on mobile devices is about to become easierAndroid Police
But it's still limited to officially sanctioned extensions When Firefox launched its next-gen Android browser last year, many were dismayed to see it lacked support for most extensions. Since then, the situation has improved a bit, and recently the browser h…
Better Buy: Shopify vs. AmazonMotley Fool
Which e-commerce juggernaut is the better investment for 2021?
How to Stop Getting Emails from LinkedInWikihow.com
This wikiHow will teach you how to stop getting emails from LinkedIn using a browser or the mobile app. When you create a LinkedIn account, you might be getting a lot of emails that you don't want. If clicking Unsubscribe at the bottom of the email does not w…
Google's advertising practices targeted by EU antitrust probe - ReutersReuters
EU antitrust regulators have sought information from advertisers regarding Google's advertising technology practices, a European Commission document seen by Reuters shows.
How world leaders are reacting to Joe Biden's inauguration - ReutersReuters
Here's how world leaders are reacting to Democrat Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday. Biden is to be sworn in as U.S. president soon after noon (1700 GMT), taking over from Republican Donald Trump.
Opera acquires YoYo Games for $10M and launches Opera Gaming division to monetize its gaming efforts; Opera GX gaming browser had 7M MAUs in Dec., up 350% YoY (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)Techmeme.com
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Opera acquires YoYo Games for $10M and launches Opera Gaming division to monetize its gaming efforts; Opera GX gaming browser had 7M MAUs in Dec., up 350% YoY — Web browser maker Opera has acquired YoYo Games, maker of the Game…
Learn how to open a WhatsApp chat with yourself and enjoy the many advantagesEntrepreneur
Thanks to this function, you can save notes and multimedia files, and stop sending them to the chat of the ex who blocked you.
A look at obscure defense startup Rebellion Defense, which works to create AI and infosec applications for the US government and is backed by Eric Schmidt (Jonathan Guyer/American Prospect)Techmeme.com
Jonathan Guyer / American Prospect: A look at obscure defense startup Rebellion Defense, which works to create AI and infosec applications for the US government and is backed by Eric Schmidt — Through an obscure startup named Rebellion Defense, former Googl…
How to Remove Web History in Safari While Keeping Cookies & Other Web Data on MacOsxdaily.com
The Safari browser has a hidden history clearing option which allows Mac users to clear their web browser history in Safari while keeping other website data and site cookies from the same time period. In other words, this could be used to remove web browser h…
RPT-'See you soon': How America's transfer of power is playing out on TV - ReutersReuters
America's division was in sharp relief on cable TV Wednesday morning as U.S. President Donald Trump addressed the nation before flying to his post-White House home in Florida.
Microsoft Edge Dev Insiders can now use vertical tabsWindows Central
Edge Insiders on the Dev channel have a new way to lay out their tabs. What you need to know An update for Microsoft Edge is rolling out to Insiders in the Dev channel. The update completes the rollout of vertical tab support. The update also includes se…
The best WhatsApp alternatives for 2021 - Tom's GuideTom's Guide
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HiPeople picks up $3M seed to automate reference checksTechCrunch
HiPeople, an HR tech startup based in Berlin that wants to automate the reference checking process, has raised $3 million in seed funding. Leading the round...
Opera opens new video game division and confirms YoYo Games purchaseGamasutra
Opera has confirmed the purchase of GameMaker Studio creator YoYo Games, and explained the deal will form the basis for a new video game division called Opera Gaming. ...
Boris warns 'more people will die' on UK's deadliest day of pandemic - Metro.co.ukMetro.co.uk
It comes after official statistics revealed Covid had killed another 1,820 people - the highest daily total of the pandemic so far
Trump Has Pardoned A Former Silicon Valley Engineer Who Stole Trade Secrets From GoogleBuzzFeed News
A judge had allowed Anthony Levandowski to serve out his 18-month prison sentence after the pandemic.View Entire Post ›
Up 2.5x Last Year, Are Further Gains In Store For Shopify Stock?Forbes
Shopify, a technology company that helps businesses get online by setting up e-commerce websites and handling related services, has seen its stock price rise by about 2.6x over the past 12 months. The stock is also up by almost 11x since the end of 2017. The …
Shopify Modifies Partner and Checkout APIsProgrammableweb.com
Shopify, an e-commerce solutions and API provider, has recently announced several updates to its Partner and Checkout APIs that are intended to protect merchant privacy while also providing access to a robust collection of data that ensures improved productiv…
How world leaders are reacting to Joe Biden's inauguration - ReutersReuters
Here's how world leaders are reacting to U.S. President Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday, replacing Donald Trump.
RPT-FACTBOX-How Facebook, Twitter and others are girding for inauguration threats - ReutersReuters
Social media companies are under close scrutiny over their handling of misinformation and threats of violence tied to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, amid conflicting signals in far-right forums about possible attacks.
EcoCart Helps Digital Consumers Offset Their Carbon Footprint At CheckoutForbes
More consumers are thinking about how they can mitigate their environmental impact as they shop online. EcoCart is a Chrome extension add on that allows users to offset the carbon footprint of their purchase.
Check out the hidden invitation to coders on the White House websiteWindows Central
A hidden invitation is within the code of the new White House website. What you need to know The new White House website includes a hidden message inviting people to apply to the U.S. Digital Service. To see the message, you have to open developer tools …
Brave Browser Update Pushes Us One Step Closer To A Decentralized WebUbergizmo
Right now, pretty much the majority of the internet is hosted on various dedicated servers. This means that whenever you want to access a website, the contents from that website are pulled from that server and displayed on your computer. Now it seems that Bra…
How This Dutch Startup Is Going To Disrupt The Supermarket LandscapeForbes
Creating a waste free, circular supermarket impossible? No. Pieter Pot, a Dutch startup, shows it can be done.
How A Purpose-Driven Startup Managed The Death Of Its Founder, Funding, And The PandemicForbes
Flexibility is key to handling crises, whatever the crisis may be, as one purpose driven startup found.
Hello Raye is an online directory of furniture complete with BIM filesDezeen
Dezeen promotion: Hello Raye is an online platform that aims to streamline the design process for interior designers by making it easier for them to find the right products for their projects, as well as upload their own materials and models.
Chrome 88 brings better password protection and Incognito screenshots while sunsetting Flash (APK Download)Upstract.com
Another month, another Chrome release: Following the usual beta testing period, Google has just started rolling out version 88 of its browser, and there
GM's Cruise Partners With Microsoft Because Carmakers Can't Go It Alone AnymoreJalopnik
The pursuit of autonomous cars has brought auto manufacturers and tech companies closer together than ever. Microsoft and General Motors, strange bedfellows though they might’ve been a decade or two ago, are now partnering to put Cruise’s robotaxis on the roa…
5 Free SEO Tools to Help Increase Site Rankings and TrafficJeffbullas.com
Want to rank higher in the search results, while also increasing traffic to your eCommerce store, blog or website? Of course you do! With so […] The post 5 Free SEO Tools to Help Increase Site Rankings and Traffic appeared first on Jeffbullas's Blog.
12 Best WordPress Themes for 2021Webdesignerdepot.com
If you already have a good idea of what you want a new website to look like, the next step would be to decide on the tools you’ll need to put into play to turn that vision into a reality. Tools enable you to present its content in ways that will engage and ca…
Startup Surge: Pandemic Causes New Businesses To DoubleForbes
Despite economic uncertainty and a volatile market, the coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in startups. More businesses are being launched than at any time in the past decade, and existing startups are showing a rapid acceleration.
The billion-dollar edfintech opportunity in IndonesiaTech in Asia
Why edfintech is the shiny new market in Indonesia, and the India-based hyperlocal delivery startup backed by Google
WEBSI- Web designing company KolkataVisual.ly
Websi Technologies is the best Web designing company in India providing a high quality services like Web design, Web development, ecommerce web develo
Porch Piracy Is GrowingPractical Ecommerce
Porch piracy is on the rise, with 43 percent of American consumers surveyed saying they had an ecommerce delivery pilfered from their front porch in 2020, according to a recent report. C+R Research asked 2,000 self-reporting shoppers about delivery theft in N…
Goodbye Masks? This $199 Futuristic Helmet Has Its Own HEPA Filter and FanGatechecked.com
The $199 MicroClimate Air visor helmet features HEPA-filtered inlets and outlets, with high speed fans to move fresh air through the device.
Pardon Me, Did I Do Something Wrong?The Truth About Cars
Among those receiving a Presidential pardon included Anthony Levandowski and Elliott Broidy. Trump’s largesse was noted in a story on Autoblog that appeared earlier today. Levandowski, a former Google engineer, pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets on auto…
Brave update introduces IPFS support, but what does that mean?Ghacks Technology News
Brave released an update for the company's Brave web browser on January 19, 2021. The major feature of Brave 1.19 is support for IPFS, the Interplanetary File System protocol. Many users don't […] Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Brave update int…
Opera buys GameMaker Studio creator to get deeper into gamingNeowin
Browser developer Opera has announced that it has acquired YoYo Games, a Scottish team behind game development tool GameMaker Studio. The company hopes to expand its efforts in gaming. Read more...
Hiring discrimination laid bare by mountain of dataNature.com
Hear the biggest stories from the world of science | 21 January 2021
Web Design & Development in Singapore - Fenzo DigitalVisual.ly
Through this Infographic Fenzo Digital talks about Web Design & Development in Singapore. Visit https://fenzodigital.com/ for more details.
Med City startup to join PepsiCo business accelerator - PostBulletin.comPostBulletin.com
Canomiks, a biotech startup that recently moved to Rochester, is the first Minnesota company accepted into PepsiCo’s fifth Annual Greenhouse Accelerator program.
Chrome 88 brings improved password security and managementSlashGear
Although there is no shortage of password managers promising better protection for online accounts and apps, that often means you will have another piece of software to maintain and mind apart from your web browser. Modern browsers, of course, now have their …
President Trump DepartsVOA News
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This Free Shopify App Helps Advertisers Overcome iOS14 ChangesGrowthhackers.com
Most of the focus of iOS14 changes has been around conversion tracking, but most are overlooking the impact it could have on audience targeting. This Shopify app is free to use and solves for the challenge.
How To Apply The 'Black Swan' Theory In A Technology StartupForbes
Any easy path to success will be quickly followed by an army of other entrepreneurs and will become a victim of its own success.
Which CRM is the Best Solution For Shopify Integration?Designernews.co
Trump pardoned ex-Google engineer Anthony Levandowski, who faced 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets before working for UberBusiness Insider
Summary List PlacementA former Google engineer facing prison for stealing trade secrets is among a long list of individuals granted last-minute pardons by outgoing US President Donald Trump. Anthony Levandowski, a founding member of Google's self-driving pro…
Biden Inauguration: Live UpdatesForbes
President-elect Joe Biden is set to take the reins from President Donald Trump at noon Wednesday.
Does Battery Innovator QuantumScape’s Stock Deserve A $20 Billion Valuation?Forbes
QuantumScape, a startup developing solid-state lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, went public last November, after completing a merger with a special purpose acquisition company. The start-up is now valued at about $20 billion, despite the fact that…
Initial Patches Posted For Bringing Up The Linux Kernel On Apple Silicon M1 HardwarePhoronix
Following a very active past couple of days, developers from security startup Corellium have followed through on their word so far of publishing the Apple Silicon patches to the Linux kernel mailing list for possible upstreaming in the future that allow the L…
Israeli tech startup Quali raises $54M, makes Austin its North American HQ - Austin Business JournalTriangle Business Journal
Israeli tech startup Quali raises $54M, makes Austin its North American HQ Austin Business Journal
Thai fintech startup bags series A money from the VC firm that backed GrabTech in Asia
Beacon Venture Capital's investment in Robowealth aims to drive capital market inclusiveness in Thailand.
Legaltech startup Lupl secures $14m as it gears up for its April launchTech in Asia
The US-based company also signed an agreement with Singapore's Ministry of Law that aims to advance the digitization of the city-state's legal sector.
Google Chrome 88 is a security update and the first Chrome version without FlashGhacks Technology News
Google released Chrome 88 for all supported operating systems, the desktop platforms Windows, Linux and Mac, for Android and Chrome OS, on January 19, 2021. The release is a security update that […] Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Google Chrome …
Cannabis marketing startup Fyllo acquires DataOwlTechCrunch
Fyllo has acquired DataOwl, a company offering marketing and loyalty tools for cannabis retailers. Fyllo said it already works with 320 cannabis retailers...
Remote working undermines London's European tech hub status - PitchBook News & AnalysisPitchBook News & Analysis
London's position as a tech hub is under pressure as the rise in remote working has led to an exodus of startup talent from the city center.
How to Enable & Use the Tab Search Feature of Chrome BrowserTechviral.net
On regular web browsing, we usually open 10-20 tabs on a single Windows. Well, if your PC has enough RAM, the web browser can easily handle all those tabs. It’s also pretty easy to accidentally open a few dozen tabs. However, the tab addiction problem is that…
Google Chrome finally kills off Adobe FlashPC Gamer
RIP to the king of gaming under your teacher's nose in IT class.
Opera Starts a Gaming DivisionThurrott.com
Web browser maker Opera has acquired Scotland-based YoYo Games for $10 million and is launching its Opera Gaming division. For some reason. The post Opera Starts a Gaming Division appeared first on Thurrott.com.
China’s ByteDance Launches Mobile Payments for DouyinFinovate.com
Beijing-based ByteDance, the company behind TikTok, launched a mobile payments service for Douyin, which is China’s version of TikTok. The new mobile payments service, Douyin Pay, will compete with the likes of Tencent’s WeChat Pay and Alibaba’s Alipay. “The …
A shower speaker powered by waterSpringwise.com
A new shower speaker is powered by the flow from the showerhead and can run for up to 20 hours once fully charged The post A shower speaker powered by water appeared first on Springwise.
Ecommerce sales show a sharp gain at FastenalDigitalCommerce360
Overall ecommerce sales at Fastenal Company, a major distributor of industrial and construction supplies, increased in importance as 2020 came to a close, Fastenal reported today. Ecommerce sales—which the company defines as web and EDI sales—increased year-o…
Solar-powered device stops mosquito-spread at its sourceSpringwise.com
Nymphea Labs hopes to stop the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes by disturbing the water in which they breed The post Solar-powered device stops mosquito-spread at its source appeared first on Springwise.
FASTER, PLEASE: Brave browser takes step toward enabling a decentralized web. “Brave has just taken …PJ Media
FASTER, PLEASE: Brave browser takes step toward enabling a decentralized web. “Brave has just taken a step toward supporting a decentralized web by becoming the first browser to offer native integration with a peer-to-peer networking protocol that aims to fun…
New Release: Tor Browser 10.5a7Torproject.org
New Release: Tor Browser 10.5a7 sysrqb January 19, 2021 Tor Browser 10.5a7 is now available from the Tor Browser Alpha download page and also from our distribution directory. Note: This is an alpha release, an experimental version for users who wan…
Does India have a startup valuation bubble?Moneycontrol
Many companies across sectors are being overvalued, valued on shaky metrics, and venture capitalists are more bullish than ever. But, is there a reason to it- method behind the madness, or does India have a startup valuation bubble?
Porting Firefox to Apple SiliconMozilla.org
The release of Apple Silicon-based Macs at the end of last year generated a flurry of news coverage and some surprises at the machine’s performance. This post details some background information on the experience of porting Firefox to run natively on these CP…
Port Logistics Group welcomes Happy Returns to their Whiplash Partnership Integrations NetworkYahoo Entertainment
Port Logistics Group (PLG), one of the nation's leading providers of omnichannel logistics services is announcing its new partnership with returns management...
Trump Pardons Embattled Self-Driving Engineer Anthony LevandowskiForbes
The Trump administration granted a full pardon to Anthony Levandowski, the former head of Google’s self-driving vehicle division.
These 14 principles could help big platforms create healthier social mediaFast Company
A new study surveyed social media superusers on how their favorite platform stacks up against a set of characteristics that contribute to a thriving online space. Major internet platforms could do a lot more to create healthy social media by adopting measures…
Photos: How Donald Trump and Mike Pence spent Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day - Boston.comBoston.com
<ol><li>Photos: How Donald Trump and Mike Pence spent Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day Boston.com </li><li>Trump leaves letter for Biden before departing White House Fox News </li><li>Joe Biden is an optimist who tries to evoke that trait in others. South Fl…