YouTube CEO says EU’s new copyright legislation threatens jobs, smaller creators

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki published her quarterly letter to creators today, which included very strong language regarding the EU’s controversial copyright reform directive. Specifically, her letter focused on Article 13,

Cities that didn’t win HQ2 shouldn’t be counted out

Brooks Rainwater Contributor Share on Twitter Brooks Rainwater is the director of the Center for City Solutions and Applied Research at the National League of Cities. More posts by this contributor As tasks wane,

Microsoft to shut down HockeyApp

Microsoft announced plans to shut down HockeyApp and replace it with Visual Studio App Center. The company acquired the startup behind HockeyApp back in 2014. And if you’re still using HockeyApp, the service will officially shut down on November 16, 2019.

China’s hottest news app Jinri Toutiao announces new CEO

You may not have heard of ByteDance, but you probably know its red-hot video app TikTok, which gobbled up Musical.ly in August. The Beijing-based company also runs a popular news aggregator called Jinri Toutiao, which means “today’s headlines” in Chinese, and the app just assigned a new CEO.

Quantum computing, not AI, will define our future

William ("Whurley") Hurley Contributor Share on Twitter William Hurley, commonly known as whurley, is an American entrepreneur and the founder of Chaotic Moon Studios, Honest Dollar, and Equals: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age.

WhatsApp could wreck Snapchat again by copying ephemeral messaging

WhatsApp already ruined Snapchat’s growth once. WhatsApp Status, its clone of Snapchat Stories, now has 450 million daily active users compared to Snapchat’s 188 million. That’s despite its 24-hour disappearing slideshows missing tons of features including augmented reality selfie masks,

How cities can fix tourism hell

A steep and rapid rise in tourism has left behind a wake of economic and environmental damage in cities around the globe. In response, governments have been responding with policies that attempt to limit the number of visitors who come in.

Microsoft could release a disc-less Xbox One

According to a new report from Thurott, Microsoft has been working on a new console in the Xbox One family. This cheaper model could play regular Xbox One games, but there would be no Blu-Ray drive. This move would lower the price of the entry-level Xbox One.

Square details compensation and promotion practices

When tech companies explore diversity and inclusion initiatives, there’s a risk that marginalized groups may feel othered and reduced to a number. That’s what Square has found, the company revealed in the first of a series of posts on Square’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

Netflix to raise $2 billion in debt to fund more original content

Netflix’s commitment to growing its original content collection will see the company again returning to debt markets to raise more financing, the company announced today. According a release published to its investors site, Netflix says it plans to raise $2 billion to help fund new content,

The White House hopes tech employees will drive government innovation

The Trump administration has a major ask to make of big tech companies. In a meeting at the White House today, officials will ask Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM, among others, to make it easier for employees to do stints in the government. It’s a heavy lift, of course,

中国教师将帮英国学生提高数学水平

BBC报道,作为英国教育部与中国的一个交换项目,多至60名上海数学教师将赴英格兰,帮助提高该地中学生的数学水平。这些具备英语能力的上海教师将分布在30个数学中心,为提高学生的数学水平开设特殊课程。

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Q1 智能机战况:三星疯狂依旧,华为、联想挤进前五

IDC 发布的最新报告显示,今年第一季度全球智能手机出货量达到 2.815 亿台,同比增加 28.6%。 IDC 预计 2014 年智能手机出货量将达到 12 亿台,年比上涨 19.3%,而 2013 年这一数字为 39.2%。

给文艺女青年教授 HTML 语言,第一课应该讲什么?

HTML本来就是写文章用的(参见wikipedia),了解这点,很容易扫除两个障碍:1)当它是编程语言(或曰不是人话)2)非所见即所得。第一部分学习目标是将女青年的一篇纯文字变成漂亮的页面。

How 911 Become the Emergency Call Number

Before the 1960s, the United States didn't have one universal phone number for Americans to call if they needed help from the police or fire department. Callers simply had to know the phone number for each department in the area they were currently in.Read more...

Dutch Court Says Government Can Receive Bulk Data from NSA

jfruh (300774) writes Dutch law makes it illegal for the Dutch intelligence services to conduct mass data interception programs. But, according to a court in the Hague, it's perfectly all right for the Dutch government to request that data from the U.S.'s National Security Agency,

谈小米内忧外患的困境

小米用4年时间,从一家名不见经传的小公司,发展成估值100亿美元,包括手机、电视、电视盒子等多条产品线的新型公司,但其目前正处于内忧外患的境地。

The top 5 climate science and policy developments to watch in 2015

2014 was a year in which mammoth climate science assessments seemed to appear once a week, and policymakers made an unprecedented (albeit still sluggish) push toward establishing an effective global climate policy framework.

用虚拟现实重走阿波罗11号登月之路

爱尔兰创业公司Immersive VR Education希望进一步推进虚拟现实技术,他们推出了基于阿波罗11号登月的应用程序,并将其放到Kickstarter上众筹。

Don't let the oil spill ruin your California beach vacation plans

The California coast is a popular destination come summertime, and officials don't want a silly oil spill to scare tourists away this Memorial Day weekend.While images of sticky black California beaches pervade the media,

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