Saturday, December 14, 2019

Fulcrum, which provides freelance placement opportunities for technical projects, raises $1 million – TechCrunch

La Jolla, Calif.-based Fulcrum, a job-placement company for technical projects, has raised $1 million in a seed round of funding, led by local technology investment firm Greatscale Ventures with participation...
The Guy Behind Bloomberg2020.org: ‘We Know How to Do Logos’

The Guy Behind Bloomberg2020.org: ‘We Know How to Do Logos’

When an ad exec snagged a key election domain, he shared the news with just one other person: ex-White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci. Source: The Guy Behind Bloomberg2020.org: ‘We...
Opinion: Blocking the Disabled on the Web Means Blocking Innovation

Opinion: Blocking the Disabled on the Web Means Blocking Innovation

Without the inspiration and innovation of two disabled individuals, the digital world likely wouldn’t be what it is today. Yet that same world so summarily excludes disabled individuals today that...
Google Shakes Up Its 'TGIF'—and Ends Its Culture of Openness

Google Shakes Up Its ‘TGIF’—and Ends Its Culture of Openness

Last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent an email blast to his 100,000 or so employees, cutting back the company’s defining all-hands meeting known as TGIF. The famous free-for-alls had...
Opinion: China is Pushing Toward Global Blockchain Dominance

Opinion: China is Pushing Toward Global Blockchain Dominance

In a speech late last month, Chinese leader Xi Jinping declared blockchain “an important breakthrough,” and promised that China would “seize the opportunity.” He detailed the ways the Chinese government...
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner on the Challenge of Moderation 

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner on the Challenge of Moderation 

At the WIRED25 Festival in San Francisco on Friday morning, WIRED editor in chief Nicholas Thompson recalled being interviewed earlier this year for a story on how LinkedIn had managed...
How Facebook Gets the First Amendment Backward

How Facebook Gets the First Amendment Backward

What does the First Amendment have to do with Facebook? It depends on whom you ask.Mark Zuckerberg would probably say: a lot. Over the past few weeks, he has repeatedly...
A $60 Million Fine Won't Stop AT&T From Throttling ‘Unlimited’ Data Plans

A $60 Million Fine Won’t Stop AT&T From Throttling ‘Unlimited’ Data Plans

AT&T has agreed to pay $60 million in a settlement involving secretly throttled unlimited plans in 2011, the Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday. You might assume the fine has something...
Report: The Government and Tech Need to Cooperate on AI

Report: The Government and Tech Need to Cooperate on AI

America’s national security depends on the government getting access to the artificial intelligence breakthroughs made by the technology industry.So says a report submitted to Congress on Monday by the National...
The Internet Archive Is Making Wikipedia More Reliable

The Internet Archive Is Making Wikipedia More Reliable

Wikipedia is the arbiter of truth on the internet. It's what settles arguments at bars. It supplies answers for the information snippets you see on your Google or Bing search...

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