The numbers are literally unbelievable," Martha Gimbel, an economist at Schmidt Futures, told Business Insider.

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Towards the end of March, three of the American government’s key coronavirus response organizations spent a collective $1.3 million on videoconferencing tech from Zoom, a Forbes review of government contracts has found. That was despite widespread criticism of the app’s privacy and security. The ord

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today published a new Apple patent application that describes a facial recognition system like Face ID being used to automatically update the orientation of a device like an iPhone or iPad, as noted by AppleInsider. The patent notes that the portrait or landscape

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Zoom meetings are being hijacked by people yelling racist slurs and flooding calls with graphic content. By Salvador Hernandez Last updated on April 2, 2020, at 1:16 p.m. ET Posted on April 1, 2020, at 6:32 p.m. ET The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant repo

T-Mobile, Sprint took a risk by finishing merger without Calif. approval
California state regulators are trying to hold up the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, saying the companies don't yet have approval to combine their operations in the state. T-Mobile and Sprint announced yesterday that the merger is a done deal and that the two companies are now one. But while the companies   Ars Technica  
Eight game-changing website conversion tips to implement
Website conversion or conversion rate optimization (CRO) is about converting the traffic you get to your website via SEO, blog posts, social media marketing, and other efforts into paying customers. According to research, 92% of your website visitors don’t have any intentions to buy. What’s even mor   Search Engine Watch  
Zoom's CEO apologizes for its many security issues as daily users balloon to 200 million
Zoom exploded from 10 million daily users in December to 200 million in March.   Business Insider  
High-Tech Ghost Ships Will Set Sail sans Sailors
An artist’s rendering of the Mayflower, a new autonomous ship, at sea. Credit: ProMare - IBM - University of Birmingham’s Human Interface Technologies Team (HIT) Ships without sailors could keep humans out of harm’s way, and that possibility is not their only potential benefit. Without crews, shippe   Scientific American  
Rethinking What's 'Smart' For The Next Generation Smart Home
Too often, the fact that a technology merely exists drives the direction of implementation, rather than focusing on developing technologies in response to real and important human needs. This has often been the case for the “smart home” in its various stages of automation and intelligence. What woul   Forbes  
Apple relaxes controversial 30% video app sales commission rate
Apple has decided to stop taking a 30% sales cut from some streaming services that provide apps for the company's devices. On Wednesday, the iPad and iPhone maker said video content providers would need to "qualify" to benefit from the removal of the commission rate. As reported by Bloomberg, Apple   ZDNet  
The New Tech Startup: Multicountry And Dispersed
That classic tech startup image — one of scrappy techies working day and night out of their garages or basements in Silicon Valley — is one for the history books. Today, the visionaries and engineers behind the world's burgeoning digital disruptors and growing small businesses are far less likely to   Forbes  
In a significant change, Apple customers can now buy or rent titles directly in the Prime Video app
Amazon has made it easier for Apple customers to buy or rent movies from its Prime Video app with a recent update. Before, customers using the Prime Video app from an iOS device or Apple TV would have to first purchase or rent the movie elsewhere — like through the Amazon website or a Prime Video ap   TechCrunch  
30 Under 30 Asia 2020: The Startups Leveraging AI And Machine Learning To Transform Businesses
Hyunsoo Kim, a 29-year-old entrepreneur in South Korea, is on a mission to democratize artificial intelligence to enable more companies, both large and small, to utilize the emerging technology. So it's only fitting that Kim, cofounder of Superb AI, has been selected as the featured honoree for the   Forbes  
Selling tech to restaurants made Toast a $5 billion start-up — a month later, the coronavirus struck
Toast was valued at almost $5 billion in February, coming off a year of 109% revenue growth. A month later, states from California to New York had imposed shelter-in-place rules, forcing restaurants to close except for takeout and delivery. Toast is using a chunk of the $400 million it just raised t   CNBC