NEWS: TIME: TECHLAND
Setup News Ticker
   NEWS: TIME: TECHLAND
Time: Techland
Jan 20, 2022

Exclusive: Intel Reveals Plans for Massive New Ohio Factory, Fighting the Chip Shortage Stateside
As part of an effort to regain its position as a leading maker of semiconductors amidst a global chip shortage, Intel is committing $20 billion to build a manufacturing mega-site in New Albany, on the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio, the company exclusively confirmed to TIME. The chip maker says it will build at least two…

Time: Techland
Jan 20, 2022

Investors Are Sinking Real Money Into Virtual Real Estate, With No Guarantees
A blank square of pixels in a virtual metaverse world like The Sandbox can cost as much as a home in the real world. But investors are buying in

Time: Techland
Jan 20, 2022

Why Investors Are Paying Real Money For Virtual Land
A blank square of pixels in a virtual metaverse world like The Sandbox can cost as much as a home in the real world. But investors are buying in

Time: Techland
Jan 19, 2022

Microsoft Buying Activision Blizzard Might Be Good For Gamers, But Bad for Developers
On Tuesday tech giant Microsoft announced its proposed purchase of gaming company Activision Blizzard for nearly $69 billion. The deal would grant Microsoft ownership over globally recognized franchises like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Candy Crush, to name a few. It also creates a new division in the company, Microsoft Gaming, to be…

Time: Techland
Jan 19, 2022

Kid of the Year Finalist Lino Marrero, 15, Invented a Shoe That Can Charge a Cell Phone
Lino Marrero was leaving cello practice one day when he noticed several blisters on his fingers. The pain was so bad that the 10-year-old inventor from Frisco, Tx. wanted to quit playing the instrument for good, even though he loved music. So he started doing some research online to find a solution. "I learned that…

Time: Techland
Jan 19, 2022

Cultivated Meat Passes the Taste Test
Renowned Israeli gastronome Michal Ansky knows her food. She's a professional taster and a Master Chef judge. So when she was invited to the world's first public blind taste test pitting lab-grown, or cultivated, chicken up against a conventionally raised product, she jumped at the chance. It was a historic opportunity, but she was also…

Time: Techland
Jan 18, 2022

These Are the Countries Where Twitter, Facebook and TikTok Are Banned
Twitter users in Nigeria were able to access the platform for the first time in seven months last week, after the government reversed a ban

Time: Techland
Jan 18, 2022

Verizon and AT&T Are Rolling Out New 5G Networks—But Not Near Major Airports. Here's Why
AT&T and Verizon will postpone new wireless service near some airports planned for this week after the nation's largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause massive flight disruptions. The companies said Tuesday they would delay turning on new cell towers around runways at some airports — they did not say…

Time: Techland
Jan 18, 2022

Microsoft Buys ‘Call of Duty' and ‘Candy Crush' Maker For $68.7 Billion
Microsoft is buying the gaming company Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, gaining access to blockbuster games like "Call of Duty" and "Candy Crush." The all-cash deal will let Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system, accelerate mobile gaming and provide building blocks for the metaverse, or a virtual environment. The announcement Tuesday arrives with Activision…

Time: Techland
Jan 16, 2022

Controversial Investment Guru Cathie Wood Wants to Help You Trust the Stock Market Again
(To receive weekly emails of conversations with the world's top CEOs and business decisionmakers, click here.) Cathie Wood is CEO, CIO and founder of ARK Invest, a closely watched investment fund known for its prescient high risk, high reward strategy (Wood was early on Bitcoin and Tesla) and radical transparency (she explains her decisions to…

Time: Techland
Jan 13, 2022

The Metaverse Ideas From CES 2022 That We're Most Excited - and Confused - About
The Consumer Electronics Show was dominated by metaverse talk. Here are the products that were debuted, from bodysuits to NFT TVs.

Time: Techland
Jan 12, 2022

At CES 2022, Tech Companies Tried to Pitch Climate Sustainability as Fun and Exciting
Between presentations launching new PC processors and candy-colored refrigerators at last week's CES, companies at the annual tech industry jamboree made a lot of big, flashy proclamations about climate change, some more serious than others, and most seeming to include at least one stock video clip of trees, solar panels and children frolicking in grassy…

Time: Techland
Jan 11, 2022

At CES, Companies Make the Case That Telehealth Can Actually Work
During the COVID-19 pandemic, patients' fears of getting infected in health care settings pushed many to use telehealth from the comfort of their own homes. That has come with some upsides. As telehealth has become more common, many providers and patients alike have appreciated the ease and convenience of doctors' appointments from home, and it's…

Time: Techland
Jan 11, 2022

E.U. Parliament Told to Fix Illegal Export of COVID-19 Data to U.S.
Amid fears of U.S. surveillance, the bloc's top court in 2020 struck down a tool for companies like Facebook to transfer data across the Atlantic.

Time: Techland
Jan 11, 2022

Facebook Parent Meta Will Require COVID-19 Boosters for Employees to Return to the Office
Meta employees have been working remotely since March 2020, and multiple return-to-office plans have been delayed.

Time: Techland
Jan 10, 2022

Reddit Allows Hate Speech to Flourish in Its Global Forums, Moderators Say
Reddit moderators around the world say that racism, xenophobia, homophobia, sexism, misinformation and personal threats are running rampant on the site

Time: Techland
Jan 10, 2022

‘Grand Theft Auto' Maker Buys ‘FarmVille' Company in $12.7B Deal
The transaction includes a go-shop provision, giving Zynga 45 days to hear alternative proposals.

Time: Techland
Jan 09, 2022

It's Expensive to Be Poor. This CEO Wants to Reduce ‘Antiquated' Bank Fees and Wait Times
(To receive weekly emails of conversations with the world's top CEOs and business decisionmakers, click here.) PayPal's CEO and president did not learn his most important business lesson in the C-suite of the $215-billion fintech platform, which he has led since 2014; nor in his previous top jobs at T-Mobile, Sprint, Virgin Mobile or Priceline.…

Time: Techland
Jan 07, 2022

The 10 Best Gadgets of CES 2022
As COVID-19 cases continue rising due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, this year's CES was once again different from years past—some in-person events went on as planned in Las Vegas, but several big names in the tech world, like Google, Intel and Microsoft, took their announcements virtual instead. Still, that doesn't mean…

Time: Techland
Jan 06, 2022

An Industry-Backed Group Thinks the Metaverse Can Avoid the Ills of Social Media. Here's How
The OASIS Consortium, a think tank that brings together execs of metaverse platforms, published some of the first comprehensive safety standards for Web 3.

Time: Techland
Jan 04, 2022

Elizabeth Holmes Will Likely Land in Fenceless, Low-Security Prison for Theranos Fraud
Legal experts say that Holmes may serve as little as three years at one of the least restrictive facilities in the U.S.

Time: Techland
Jan 04, 2022

How Addictive Social Media Algorithms Could Finally Face a Reckoning in 2022
Platforms like Facebook and Instagram are under mounting pressure to reform the ways in which they're built to be addictive for users

Time: Techland
Jan 04, 2022

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Craft Original Jokes—And That's No?Laughing Matter
Don't you hate it," says Jon the Robot, gesturing with tiny articulated arms at an expectant crowd, "when you're trying to solve inverse kinematics equations to pick up a cup and then you get ‘Error 453, no solution found'?" The crowd laughs. "Don't you hate that?" An experiment billed as a comedy act, Jon is…

Time: Techland
Jan 03, 2022

Jury Finds Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Guilty of Fraud and Conspiracy
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A jury found fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes guilty of fraud for turning her blood-testing startup Theranos into a sophisticated sham — one that duped billionaires and other unwitting investors into backing a seemingly revolutionary company whose medical technology never worked as Holmes promised. The 37-year-old Holmes was found…

Time: Techland
Jan 03, 2022

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Convicted of Fraud and Conspiracy
A jury found Holmes guilty of two counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud

Time: Techland
Jan 03, 2022

Elizabeth Holmes Jury Says It's Deadlocked on 3 of 11 Criminal Charges
U.S. District Judge Edward Davila instructed its members to do their best to reach a verdict

Time: Techland
Dec 30, 2021

How Digital Twins Are Transforming Manufacturing, Medicine and More
Digital twins—exact digital re-creations of objects or environments—are being used to replicate factory floors, cars prototypes and internal organs

Time: Techland
Dec 23, 2021

This Infamous Russian Hacker Wants Your Crypto Investment
Entrepreneurs do not typically brag about their criminal records when promoting a new business venture. But Peter Levashov, one of Russia's most notorious hackers, believes his rap sheet may help attract investors. "The U.S. government gave me lemons," he tells TIME in his first interview about his long career as a cybercriminal, referring to his…

Time: Techland
Dec 23, 2021

Looking Back on a Wild Year of NFTs With Rhea Myers
Here are the biggest developments, best NFT art projects and most worrying trends, according to artist and blockchain coder Rhea Myers.

Time: Techland
Dec 22, 2021

Steph Curry Just Sold 3,000 Pairs of NFT Virtual Sneakers for $333 Each
The NBA player and recent crypto convert released 2,974 NFTs featuring digital replicas of shoes he wore when he broke a scoring record

Time: Techland
Dec 16, 2021

Amid Scaling Challenges, Rivian Announces Plans to Build New $5B Factory in Georgia
In its first earnings report since the company's blockbuster $13.7B IPO in November, electric vehicle maker Rivian announced its plans to build a second EV factory, this time in Georgia. (Rivian's only current factory is in Normal, Ill.) The Irvine, Ca.-based company delivered compelling numbers, but admitted the challenges of scaling up production rapidly. "We're…

Time: Techland
Dec 16, 2021

Reddit Files for IPO After Igniting the Year's Meme Stock Frenzy
Reddit Inc., the social media platform that helped fuel this year's meme stock frenzy, said it has confidentially filed for an initial public offering. The San Francisco-based company said Wednesday in a statement that the number of shares and proposed price range for an IPO haven't been determined. It said the listing is expected to…

Time: Techland
Dec 16, 2021

Why Frances Haugen Is ‘Super Scared' About Facebook's Metaverse
Documents show Facebook knew far more about the harms of its products than it ever let on. Will it take safety in the metaverse seriously?

Time: Techland
Dec 15, 2021

What Is Log4j? The Security Flaw That's Freaking Out the Internet
BOSTON — Security pros say it's one of the worst computer vulnerabilities they've ever seen. They say state-backed Chinese and Iranian hackers and rogue cryptocurrency miners have already seized on it. The Department of Homeland Security is sounding a dire alarm, ordering federal agencies to urgently eliminate the bug because it's so easily exploitable —…

Time: Techland
Dec 13, 2021

Halo Infinite Made Me Love Gaming With Friends Again
Nostalgia is a curse. Its memory manipulation makes us hyperinflate the value or quality of past relationships, experiences, things we loved. When we see them again, the disappointment can be a shock. No, Speed Racer was not a good cartoon show. No, your grade school crush wasn't that impressed at your spelling test scores. But…

Time: Techland
Dec 13, 2021

Harris Reveals Plan to Build 500,000 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
The Biden administration released an ambitious federal strategy Monday to build 500,000 charging stations for electric vehicles across the country and bring down the cost of electric cars with the goal of transforming the U.S. auto industry. "The future of transportation in our nation and around the world is electric," Vice President Kamala Harris said…

Time: Techland
Dec 13, 2021

Harley-Davidson LiveWire Will Become the First Electric Motorcycle Company in the U.S. to Go Public
MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson will take its electric motorcycle division public through a blank-check company, valuing the enterprise that has been part of the Harley for 10 years at $1.77 billion. The news gave a jolt to long-suffering shares of Harley-Davidson, which jumped 14% at the opening bell Monday. Under the agreement, the special purpose acquisition…

Time: Techland
Dec 13, 2021

Deadly Collapse at Amazon Warehouse Puts Spotlight on Phone Ban
To many hourly front-line workers, Amazon's mobile phone ban demonstrates executives' indifference to employee safety.

Time: Techland
Dec 10, 2021

Exclusive: Comedian Lewis Black Wants Spotify to Remove His Grammy-Nominated Album Amid Comedy Royalties Battle
Comedian Lewis Black has called for Spotify to remove his work from the platform until his fellow comics' full catalogs are restored to the streaming service. Black's request comes in the wake of Spotify pulling down hundreds of comedy albums on Nov. 24 amid an ongoing dispute with publishing-rights company Spoken Giants—which has also been…

Time: Techland
Dec 09, 2021

E.U. Plan to Boost Gig Economy Workers Is Latest Blow to Apps
It is the latest setback for digital platforms that rely on independent contractors to deliver food and offer rides.

Time: Techland
Dec 09, 2021

Behind the Scenes at Art Basel Miami: The Biggest IRL Metaverse Party Yet
NFTs took over Art Basel Miami this year. Here's what TIME saw there, from body mapping to property speculation to pure hedonism.

Time: Techland
Dec 08, 2021

NFT Art Collectors Are Playing a Risky Game—And Winning
In Miami, the next generation of art collection showed its colors

Time: Techland
Dec 08, 2021

‘Instagram Sees a Dollar Sign When It Sees Kids.' Instagram Head Adam Mosseri Grilled by Lawmakers Over Platform's Harms to Young People
In his first-ever appearance before Congress on Wednesday, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri faced a barrage of questions from lawmakers about the social media platform's ill-effects on children and teens. During the hearing, titled "Protecting Kids Online: Instagram and Reforms for Young Users," members of the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security…

Time: Techland
Dec 08, 2021

A Day After Rohingya Refugees Sued Facebook for $150B, the Company Announced Some Changes
BANGKOK — Facebook's parent company Meta said Wednesday it has expanded its ban on postings linked to Myanmar's military to include all pages, groups, and accounts representing military-controlled businesses. It had already banned advertising from such businesses in February. The February action, which also banned military and military-controlled state and media entities from Facebook and…

Time: Techland
Dec 08, 2021

Twitter's Highest-Profile Users Get VIP Treatment When Trolls Strike
Twitter Inc.'s highest-profile users—those with lots of followers or particular prominence—often receive a heightened level of protection from the social network's content moderators under a secretive program that seeks to limit their exposure to trolls and bullies. Code-named Project Guardian, the internal program includes a list of thousands of accounts most likely to be attacked…

Time: Techland
Dec 07, 2021

Samsung to Replace Co-CEOs, Reorganize Consumer Business
Samsung Electronics Co. is combining two of its three business divisions and appointing new leaders to replace its three co-chief executive officers in its biggest management shakeup since 2017. The reorganization, decided under the oversight of de-facto leader and Samsung heir Jay Y. Lee, will see the consumer and mobile divisions merged into a newly…

Time: Techland
Dec 07, 2021

What to Know About Digital World, the Company Funding Trump's New Social Media Platform ‘TRUTH Social'
Former President Donald Trump's new media company, Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), announced Saturday that it has secured $1 billion in funding from a "diverse group" of institutional investors ahead of going public via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC)—a shell company set up for the sole purpose of raising money to acquire another…

Time: Techland
Dec 07, 2021

Crypto CEOs Head to Congress to Push Back on Looming Regulations. Here's What to Expect
As debates about cryptocurrency regulation continue to be waged around the world, six key executives will attempt to defend the rapidly growing field before Congress on Wednesday.

Time: Techland
Dec 06, 2021

Israel Tightens Rules on Cyber Exports After String of Scandals
The decision follows a string of scandals involving foreign governments allegedly abusing technology developed by Israeli firms to spy on civilians

Time: Techland
Dec 06, 2021

New for Some DoorDash Deliverers: Full Time Hours and Health Insurance
Starting Monday, DoorDash is offering grocery delivery in 15 minutes or less in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York. But instead of the army of gig workers it typically relies on to fulfill orders, DoorDash is forming a new company — called DashCorps — to employ couriers to handle the deliveries. Unlike DoorDash's gig workers,…

Time: Techland
Dec 06, 2021

How the Wisdom of Crowds Could Solve Facebook's Fact-Checking Problem
In 1907, statistician Francis Galton observed something strange at a county fair: Attendees were participating in a game where they guessed the weight of an ox, with the closest answer to the truth winning a prize. To Galton's surprise, while the guesses of the individual attendees varied wildly, the average of the crowd's guesses was…

Time: Techland
Dec 02, 2021

Independent Musicians Are Making Big Money From NFTs. Can They Challenge the Music Industry?
Independent musicians like Daniel Allan are turning to NFTs in the hopes of carving out a living outside of the record label system

Time: Techland
Dec 01, 2021

Congress Can't Agree on How to Reform Big Tech. Frances Haugen Says That's What Facebook Wants
Deep partisan divisions are hampering any legislative or regulatory reforms to hold tech platforms accountable

Time: Techland
Dec 01, 2021

Facebook Parent Meta Removes China-Based Network Pushing COVID-19 Misinformation
Meta said it removed a China-based network of more than 500 Facebook accounts

Time: Techland
Dec 01, 2021

How ‘Subscribe to Me' Became the Future of Work
Creators are bumping up against the limits of the platforms they use

Time: Techland
Nov 30, 2021

Facebook Owner Meta Must Sell Giphy on Competition Concerns, U.K. Says
It's the first time a Big Tech firm has been ordered by regulators in Europe and the U.S. to undo an acquisition rather than pay a hefty fine.

Time: Techland
Nov 29, 2021

Jack Dorsey Is Stepping Down as Twitter's Chief Executive
Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter Inc., is stepping down, according to a person familiar with the situation. Dorsey, 45, is also the head of payments company Square Inc. and has been taking an increasing interest in cryptocurrencies recently. CNBC reported the news earlier Monday, without providing any other details. Twitter…

Time: Techland
Nov 29, 2021

Jack Dorsey Steps Down as Twitter CEO, Replaced by CTO Parag Agrawal
Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter Inc., is stepping down, ceding the position to the company's chief technology officer Parag Agrawal. The move is effective immediately, though Dorsey will stay on the board of the social media company until his term expires in 2022, Twitter said in a statement Monday. "I've…

Time: Techland
Nov 26, 2021

6 Lessons on the Future of the Metaverse From the Creator of Second Life
So there's plenty that the current builders of the metaverse can learn from Second Life, both for better and worse.

Time: Techland
Nov 23, 2021

Even Santa Claus Prefers Working Remotely
Santa's Club is on track to set up thousands of video visits this year

Time: Techland
Nov 22, 2021

‘Buy Now, Pay Later' Apps Are Taking Over Holiday Shopping Season. Here's What to Know About the Risks
Programs like Afterpay, Affirm and Klarna give shoppers the option of splitting the cost of purchases into equal installment payments

Time: Techland
Nov 22, 2021

Inside Frances Haugen's Decision to Take on Facebook
Blowing the whistle against a multibillion-dollar tech company is no small feat

Time: Techland
Nov 19, 2021

‘Give Us a Break!' Cuban Activists Say U.S. Sanctions Are Blocking Them from Online Services
On Nov. 9, Cuban journalist Elaine Diaz was trying to send out a newsletter to the subscribers of Periodismo de Barrio, her watchdog news site covering human rights issues on the island, when she got an error message on her screen. The U.S.-based service she had been using, MailChimp, had suddenly and unexpectedly eliminated her…

Time: Techland
Nov 19, 2021

‘Enough is Enough.' 8 State Attorneys General Launch Investigation into Instagram's Harmful Effect on Kids
A group of state attorneys general are investigating the photo-sharing platform Instagram and its effects on children and young adults, saying its parent company Facebook — now called Meta Platforms — ignored internal research about the physical and mental health dangers it posed to young people. The investigation is led by a bipartisan coalition of…

Time: Techland
Nov 19, 2021

AI Hiring Tools Can Discriminate Based on Race and Gender. A New NYC Bill Would Fight That
Job candidates rarely know when hidden artificial intelligence tools are rejecting their resumes or analyzing their video interviews. But New York City residents could soon get more say over the computers making behind-the-scenes decisions about their careers. A bill passed by the city council in early November would ban employers from using automated hiring tools…

Time: Techland
Nov 18, 2021

The 20 Tech Gifts We'd Give Our Loved Ones This Holiday Season
Whether you've got the holiday bug or not, supply-chain problems across sectors means you probably needed to start your holiday shopping yesterday. But buying a gift for someone who is already on the cutting edge of nerdiness might be a bit more difficult. That's what this gift guide is for, shopping for every kind of…

Time: Techland
Nov 18, 2021

Why TIME Is Launching a New Newsletter on the Metaverse
I'd like to define the metaverse, for the purposes of this newsletter, as the ways in which our physical and digital selves are becoming increasingly blurred

Time: Techland
Nov 17, 2021

The Quentin Tarantino-Miramax Dispute Isn't the First Lawsuit Over NFTs—And it Won't Be the Last
The lawsuit is another example of the sometimes fraught way in which the concept of NFT ownership has collided with existing copyright law.

Time: Techland
Nov 17, 2021

Apple Will Sell Parts for Customers to Make Their Own Repairs
Apple Inc. will begin making parts and tools available for customers to fix their own devices, a significant shift in longstanding policies

Time: Techland
Nov 15, 2021

Honduras Shows How Fake News Is Changing Latin American Elections
At 10:16pm on October 7, a cluster of nineteen Twitter accounts shared identical opinions about the upcoming presidential election in Honduras at the exact same second. Claiming to be supporters of opposition candidate Xiomara Castro, they all falsely suggested Castro might join forces with Yani Rosenthal, another candidate who had just returned to the country…

Time: Techland
Nov 15, 2021

The Metaverse Has Already Arrived. Here's What That Actually Means
When Cathy Hackl's son wanted to throw a party for his 9th birthday, he didn't ask for favors for his friends or themed decorations. Instead, he asked if they could hold the celebration on Roblox. On the digital platform, which allows users to play and create a multitude of games, Hackl's son and his friends…

Time: Techland
Nov 15, 2021

U.S. School Buses May Never Be The Same Thanks to Biden's Infrastructure Plan
Assembly line workers at the Thomas Built school bus factory in High Point, North Carolina are over the moon about the new infrastructure bill—specifically Title XI, Section 71101. Buried deep in the 2,702-page document approved by the House last week, that line item allocates federal funds to help localities purchase brand-new battery-powered school buses. That's…

Time: Techland
Nov 14, 2021

Remote Work Is Fine. The Real Thing Scaring CEOs? Hybrid Work.
(To receive weekly emails of conversations with the world's top CEOs and business decisionmakers, click here.) With a global community of donors who've raised over $15 billion, GoFundMe pays close attention to what helps people feel comfortable seeking assistance. That also happens to be one of CEO Tim Cadogan's missions within the company: Communicating that…

Time: Techland
Nov 12, 2021

Momentum Is Building for Antitrust Reform. Here's What That Means for Big Tech
Worry about the concentration of wealth and power achieved by monopolistic—or potentially monopolistic—entities have always been wrapped up in each respective era's technological innovations. It is not surprising then that the focal point of today's debate around antitrust reform is the size and scope of internet giants like Google, Facebook (Meta Platforms, Inc.), Amazon and…

Time: Techland
Nov 10, 2021

Facebook Employees Found a Simple Way To Tackle Misinformation. They ‘Deprioritized' It After Meeting With Mark Zuckerberg, Documents Show
In May 2019, a video purporting to show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi inebriated, slurring her words as she gave a speech at a public event, went viral on Facebook. In reality, somebody had slowed the footage down to 75% of its original speed. On one Facebook page alone, the doctored video received more than 3…

Time: Techland
Nov 10, 2021

Prince Harry Says He Warned Twitter CEO of U.S. Capitol Riot
Britain's Prince Harry has sharply attacked the failure of social media companies to challenge hate online, revealing that he warned the chief executive of Twitter ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots that the site was being used to stage political unrest. Harry made the comments Tuesday in an online panel on misinformation in California.…

Time: Techland
Nov 10, 2021

How We Chose the 100 Best Inventions of 2021
Every year, TIME highlights inventions that are making the world better, smarter and a bit more fun. (See last year's list here.) To assemble our list of 2021's Best Inventions, we solicited nominations across a variety of categories from TIME's editors and correspondents around the world, and through an online application process. We then evaluated…

Time: Techland
Nov 09, 2021

Everything to Know About Rivian, the Next Electric Vehicle Darling
This week, electric vehicle maker Rivian is expected to throw its hat in the ring with a major IPO that could affect both the EV landscape and the way the world's largest online retailer gets its packages to your door. Rivian has already raised around $11 billion in private capital, with the majority arriving in…

Time: Techland
Nov 09, 2021

Teen Girl Rescued After Using ‘Signal For Help' Hand Signs Seen on TikTok
(LONDON, Ky.) — A 16-year-old girl held captive by a 61-year-old man was rescued on an interstate highway in Kentucky after another driver noticed her using a distress signal with her hand that was made popular on TikTok, law enforcement officials said. The girl's parents reported their daughter missing from Asheville, North Carolina, last week.…

Time: Techland
Nov 09, 2021

Inside the Earnest Parties at the First Major NFT Conference
At NFT.NYC, the crypto world showed off its wealth—and set its stake in the culture

Time: Techland
Nov 09, 2021

Inside the Earnest Parties at the First NFT Conference
At NFT.NYC, the crypto world showed off its wealth—and set its stake in the culture

Time: Techland
Nov 05, 2021

Henry Kissinger's Last Crusade: Stopping Dangerous AI
At the age of 98, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has a whole new area of interest: artificial intelligence. He became intrigued after being persuaded by Eric Schmidt, who was then the executive chairman of Google, to attend a lecture on the topic while at the Bilderberg conference in 2016. The two have teamed…

Time: Techland
Nov 05, 2021

Facebook ‘Knew What It Was Doing,' Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Says
Leaked internal documents revealed that Facebook—rebranded as Meta—struggled to contain hate speech and misinformation, and contributed to teen body image issues.

Time: Techland
Nov 04, 2021

‘You're Going to See More Arrests.' Justice Department Cracks Down on Cybercrime
The news comes as ransomware attacks have exploded, with breaches affecting vital infrastructure and global corporations

Time: Techland
Nov 03, 2021

Why Some People See More Disturbing Content on Facebook Than Others, According to Leaked Documents
Ranging from graphic violence to nudity to hate speech

Time: Techland
Nov 03, 2021

U.S. Puts Export Limits on NSO Group and Other Israeli Spyware Company Over ‘Transnational Repression'
(RICHMOND, Va.) — The Biden administration announced Wednesday it is putting new export limits on two Israeli hacker-for-hire companies—including the well-known spyware company NSO Group—saying their tools have been used to "conduct transnational repression." Based on leaked targeting data, findings by a global media consortium earlier this year provided evidence that the spyware from NSO…

Time: Techland
Nov 03, 2021

Greenwashing on Facebook: How the World's Biggest Polluters Use Social Media to Obfuscate on Climate Change
Darren Woods carefully read his opening statement when he testified via video link in U.S. Congress last week, only occasionally looking up to make eye contact. Later that day, the ExxonMobil CEO made headlines when he stated that the company "does not spread disinformation regarding climate change.? Speaking under oath before a House Oversight Committee…

Time: Techland
Nov 02, 2021

Facebook to End Use of Facial Recognition Technology on Platform
The news comes one year after use of the technology led to a legal settlement that cost the company $650 million

Time: Techland
Nov 02, 2021

Yahoo to Pull out of China Amid ‘Challenging' Environment
The withdrawal is largely symbolic as at least some of Yahoo's services, including its web portal, have been blocked in the country.

Time: Techland
Nov 02, 2021

Whatever Happened to Amazon's Drone Delivery Service?
Amazon's squadron of delivery drones was supposed to be in full flight by now. And the fall of 2021 would have been an opportune time to have little automated flying machines delivering packages to customers—what with all the trouble human workers are causing around the country with strikes and labor shortages. Amazon announced an experimental…

Time: Techland
Nov 02, 2021

Amazon Drone Delivery Was Supposed to Start By 2018. Here's What Happened Instead
Amazon's squadron of delivery drones was supposed to be in full flight by now. And the fall of 2021 would have been an opportune time to have little automated flying machines delivering packages to customers—what with all the trouble human workers are causing around the country with strikes and labor shortages. Amazon announced an experimental…

Time: Techland
Nov 01, 2021

Facebook Let an Islamophobic Conspiracy Theory Flourish in India Despite Employees' Warnings
Facebook is aware of the danger and prevalence of the Love Jihad conspiracy theory on its platform but has done little to act on it, according to internal Facebook documents and former employees

Time: Techland
Oct 31, 2021

Michael Dell Has Been a Tech CEO for 34 Years. He Has Some Advice For Younger Founders
(To receive weekly emails of conversations with the world's top CEOs and business decisionmakers, click here.) In today's youth-centric tech industry, Michael Dell, at 56, is somewhat of an elder statesman. The Dell Technologies chief executive occasionally hosts dinners for young entrepreneurs at his Austin, Tex., home, where guests seek out his advice on matters…

Time: Techland
Oct 28, 2021

Here's What Meta—Facebook's New Parent Company—Plans to Do
On Thursday, at Facebook's annual developer-focused Connect conference, keynote speaker and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage—a virtual home—to announce the company's latest update, along with a name change reflecting its new ambitions. The new name: Meta. But what about the Facebook name, originally derived from its first iteration, FaceMash, in 2003? "Increasingly it…

Time: Techland
Oct 28, 2021

Facebook Changes Its Name to Meta
On Thursday, at Facebook's annual developer-focused Connect conference, keynote speaker and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage—a virtual home—to announce the company's latest update, along with a name change reflecting its new ambitions. The new name? Meta. But what about the Facebook name, originally derived from its first iteration, FaceMash, in 2003? "Increasingly it…

Time: Techland
Oct 27, 2021

Why Working at Facebook Is Like Playing Chess With an Alien, According to Leaked Documents
Internal documents paint a unique picture of the internal culture at Facebook

Time: Techland
Oct 27, 2021

‘The Entire Country Was Basically On Fire.' Facebook Watched as Trump Ignited Hate Across America
Facebook's own internal, automated controls predicted with almost 90% certainty that Trump's message broke rules against inciting violence

Time: Techland
Oct 26, 2021

Social Media Giants Testify to Senate Subcommittee About Child, Teen User Safety
The tech companies insisted that their platforms already are complying with the proposed restrictions

Time: Techland
Oct 26, 2021

Facebook Delayed Action as Anti-Vaccine Comments Swarmed Users, Watchdog Group Says
Facebook shelved some suggestions from the internal study, while other changes were made in April

Time: Techland
Oct 26, 2021

Frances Haugen Is Talking to European Lawmakers. That's a Big Problem for Facebook
Haugen is seeking to ensure new laws around the world reflect the internal reality of how social media companies work

  • CEOExpress
  • 1 Boston Place | Suite 2600
    Boston MA 02108
  • Contact
  • As an Amazon Associate
    CEOExpress earns from
    qualifying purchases.

©1999-2022 CEOExpress Company LLC