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Privacy campaigner Schrems slaps Amazon, Apple, Netflix, others with GDPR data access complaints
TechCrunch

European privacy campaigner Max Schrems has filed a fresh batch of strategic complaints at tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube. The complaints, filed via his non-profit privacy and digital rights organization, noyb, relate to ho… more…

SeeTree raises $11.5M to help farmers manage their orchards
TechCrunch

SeeTree, a Tel Aviv-based startup that uses drones and artificial intelligence to bring precision agriculture to their groves, today announced that it has raised an $11.5 million Series A funding round led by Hanaco Ventures, with participation from previous … more…

Driving down the cost of preserving genetic material, Acorn Biolabs raises $3.3 million
TechCrunch

Acorn Biolabs wants consumers to pay them to store genetic material in a bet that the increasing advances in targeted genetic therapies will yield better healthcare results down the line. The company’s pitch is to “Save young cells today, live a longer, bette… more…

Microsoft is creating the ‘Netflix for games’: Here’s everything we know so far (MSFT)
Business Insider

Microsoft is making a big push to develop a streaming service for gaming. The service, which is planned for a public trial this year, aims to deliver high-end, blockbuster gaming experiences on whatever device you're using. Microsoft calls the service "Netfli… more…

Here are 14 companies and startups fighting to ship items same day for less (AMZN, UPS, FDX, XPO, WMT)
Business Insider

UPS and FedEx have dominated the US logistics industry — in particular, the last mile of delivery, where a courier brings a customer their order. FedEx estimates that more than 95% of all e-commerce orders in the US are delivered by itself, UPS, or the US Pos… more…

First Production 2020 Toyota GR Supra Goes for $2.1 Million at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction - Stockhouse
Stockhouse.com

First Production 2020 Toyota GR Supra Goes for $2.1 Million at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction Stockhouse 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition (Vin 001) sells for $2.5 MILLION at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale! MotorTrend Channel First Production 2020 Toyota Supra So… more…

We get Smarter with the Internet of Things (IoT) and so do Cities
Readwrite.com

Many people continue moving to urban centers for all kinds of different reasons. The logic and reasoning may include looking for employment, seeking a change in lifestyle and a variety of reasons that couldn’t possibly be listed, let alone guessed. As migrati… more…

Exclusive: This app helps divorced parents stop fighting over custody and save money
Fastcompany.com

Using AI and live mediators, CoParenter has already helped families resolve 4,000 disputes over custody. Parenting is challenging, even in the best of circumstances. Guiding the emotional and physical development of another human being is a massive responsibi… more…

“Brand purpose” is a lie
Fastcompany.com

From Gillette to Starbucks to Johnson & Johnson, companies love to extol the virtues of their brand, without actually living up to them. Here is what today’s companies could learn from the Quakers, writes Paddle Consulting’s Brian Millar. This week, Gillette … more…

“Brand purpose” is a lie
Fastcompany.com

From Gillette to Starbucks to Johnson & Johnson, companies love to extol the virtues of their brand, without actually living up to them. Here is what today’s companies could learn from the Quakers, writes Paddle Consulting’s Brian Millar. This week, Gillette … more…

The Vitamin D Myth
Theoverspill.blog

Norma Jean Dougherty, as she then was, working on a drone (really) in 1944. Haven’t got it? Put it this way: she isn’t winding a candle. Now we have some different AirPower to expect. G… more…

Baidu Open-Source Edge Computing Platform OpenEdge
Github.com

Extend cloud computing, data and service seamlessly to edge devices. - baidu/openedge more…

Thieves of Experience: How Google and Facebook Corrupted Capitalism
Lareviewofbooks.org

Whatever its imperfections, Shoshana Zuboff's "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism" is an original and brilliant work, and it arrives at a crucial moment. more…

The creeping IT apocalypse
Forrestbrazeal.com

I've been saying for awhile now that we're getting close to a crisis point in the IT world. The mid-tier IT worker is in imminent danger of being automated out of existence, and just like with the vanished factory jobs of the last 30 years, nobody wants to ad… more…

MongoDB removed from RHEL 8 beta due to license
Redhat.com

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Art of Unix Programming by Eric Steven Raymond Reformatted by Martin Tournoij
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Square unveils new debit card for small-business customers
Marketwatch.com

Square Inc. on Thursday announced a new debit card for small-business owners, a move that enables the fintech company to further participate in the economics of payment transactions. more…

Therese Poletti's Tech Tales: Tech companies are ready to respond to Wall Street’s doubts, but don’t expect a holiday miracle
Marketwatch.com

The most important earnings season for tech since the dot-com boom went bust is about to begin, but don’t expect a holiday miracle, especially for the companies that are used to a victory lap at this time of year. more…

The Hidden Costs of Website Hosting
Quicksprout.com

Understand the price of web hosting and what to expect as you grow Creating a website is exciting. In many cases, it means you’re starting or expanding your own business. But in order for your website to be live on the Internet, it needs to be hosted. In shor… more…

Five more major trends shaping Product Design
Yankodesign.com

Five more major trends shaping Product Design Last week we walked through the 5 major trends shaping product design. The trends covered there speak of the current positivity wave, with most people looking... more…