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A peek inside Alphabet’s investing universe

 Chances are you’ve heard of Google. You’re likely a contributor to one of the 3.5 billion search queries the website processes daily. But unless you’re a venture capitalist, an entrepreneur or a slightly obsessive tech journalist, you may not know that Google, or, more properly, Alphabet, is also invests in startups. And, like most of what Google…

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Labor board says Google legally fired diversity memo writer

James Damore may claim Google was wrong to fire him over his memo criticizing the company’s diversity culture, but a federal government overseer begs to differ. The National Labor Relations Board has published a January memo recommending a dismissal… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/17/labor-board-says-google-was-allowed-to-fire-james-damore/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

8 things you need to know about the Russian social media election ads

Facebook, Twitter, and Google have now testified before Congress on multiple occasions about Russian election ads and formal charges have been filed. So what do social media users need to know about those ads? We break it down. The post 8 things you need to know about the Russian social media election ads appeared first…

Uber reportedly preparing to sell its Southeast Asia business

Late last year Uber sold off its business in China to a competitor, and now it looks like the Southeast Asia region could follow a similar path. CNBC reports that it’s preparing to make a deal with Grab, a company that claimed to have 95 percent of r… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/17/uber-reportedly-preparing-to-sell-its-southeast-asia-business/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world…

Atari will use cryptocurrency to bolster its online gambling business

In its latest bid for relevance, Atari is glomming onto the cryptocurrency craze. The company is hoping to bolster its gambling business in Europe with Atari Token, according to Bloomberg. “Our aim is to take strategic positions with a limited cash r… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/16/atari-token-cryptocurrency/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature…

Google spending $2.5 billion to expand operations across the US

Just over two years ago, Google announced it would convert a 1,300-sq ft former Hemlock Semiconductor facility in Clarksville, Tennessee into a new $600 million data center. Today, the search giant broke ground on the site — and Google CEO Sundar Pi… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/16/google-spending-2-5-billion-to-expand-operations-across-the-us/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature…

Distracted employees are walking into glass walls in Apple’s new headquarters

Apple employees claim they and other distracted co-workers are accidentally walking into Apple Park’s glass walls. They’re now marking panels with sticky notes and other markings to safely navigate through the building. The post Distracted employees are walking into glass walls in Apple’s new headquarters appeared first on Digital Trends. Kevin Parrish https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/apple-park-employees-walking-into-glass-walls/ www.big4all.org #news…

Apple raked in more than half of all global smartphone revenue last quarter

Some reports may indicate that Apple isn’t impressed with sales of the iPhone X, but a new reports suggests it maybe should be — the company reportedly made more than half of all global smartphone revenue last quarter. The post Apple raked in more than half of all global smartphone revenue last quarter appeared first…

Huawei vs. the U.S. government: Why words may not be enough

Huawei is fighting a giant: The United States government. Over the past few months, the mobile phone company has made headlines with plans to bring its products to the United States. It’s not so easy. This week, several government agencies including the CIA and the FBI alerted the citizens of this country not to buy products…

How security became more important than convenience

Since the dawn of infosec, the belief that we users are a group of dullard cattle who blindly trade our own security for convenience at every turn has been trumpeted by the stewards of IT and the infosec-arrogant, while bolstered by old research. No… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/16/how-security-became-more-important-than-convenience/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets…

Google Images altered to calm legal grumblings made by Getty Images

Google said it altered Google Images due to its agreement with Getty Images. The View Image button no longer exists, nor will you find the Search by Image button. Thankfully, there is a Chrome extension that re-adds these buttons. The post Google Images altered to calm legal grumblings made by Getty Images appeared first on…

Why sneakerheads are leaving eBay for Detroit startup StockX

Buying a pair of new rare sneakers is harder than reselling them on StockX. To buy new, the Yeezy or Jordan gods have to smile upon you, giving you that winning raffle ticket at a local store or letting you beat the bots online. To resell, all you ha… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/16/stockx-day-detroit-sneaker-reselling-josh-luber/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures…

These millennial entrepreneurs think email is too slow for the startup world

There are two types of people in this world. Those who live at inbox zero, who frantically read, remove, and reply to emails the very instant they arrive.  And, then there’s the rest of us: Those who live with thousands of unopened emails without a care in the world. I am one such individual—a millennial…

Embedding a tweet could violate copyright

If you’ve ever embedded a tweet on your blog, that could be a copyright violation, according to a New York federal court ruling. Numerous sites, including Time, Yahoo (which is part of Oath, Engadget’s parent company), Vox and Breitbart published sto… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/16/tweet-embed-copyright-violation-judge-ruling/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social…