Monthly Archives: August 2022

Behind Google Worker Protests of an Israeli Government Cloud Deal

Ariel Koren, a Google employee who became a face of worker protests against the company’s contract with the Israeli government, announced her resignation yesterday. The Jewish marketing manager says she faced retaliation from management and some colleagues for expressing pro-Palestinian views within the company. In October she joined other Google and Amazon employees in public opposition to Project Nimbus, a $1.2 billion contract for Google and Amazon to provide cloud computing to Israel,… Source link

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One of Wall Street’s best bubble spotters says we’re still in the middle of a ‘superbubble’ that hasn’t popped yet

Jeremy Grantham is among Wall Street’s most respected investors. The cofounder of Boston asset manager GMO is well known for having predicted Japan’s asset price bubble in the 1980s, the dot-com bubble of the late ’90s, and even the U.S. housing blowup that came before the 2008 financial crisis. Now the 83-year-old Wall Street veteran is arguing that despite the stock market’s struggles this year, the economy’s real downturn has yet to come. Grantham has been warning of a brewing “ Source link

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Google Fixes 24 Vulnerabilities With New Chrome Update

Google’s first stable channel version of Chrome 105 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, released this week, contained fixes for 24 vulnerabilities in previous versions of the software, including one “critical” flaw and eight that the company rated as being of “high” severity. A plurality — nine — of the security issues that Google addressed with Chrome 105 were so-called use-after-free vulnerabilities, or flaws that allow attackers to use previously freed memory spaces to execute malicious… Source link

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Stocks extend Fed sell-off into fourth day

U.S. stocks tumbled in a turbulent session Wednesday as fears of combative Federal Reserve policy to rein in inflation continued to weigh on sentiment. [Click here to read what’s moving markets on Thursday, September 1] The S&P 500 sank 0.8%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 280 points, or about 0.9%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell 0.6%. A volatile run for stocks in recent weeks has erased much of the summer’s relief rally, with the S&P 500 officially wiping out half of… Source link

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Another stumbling block for Truth Social: Google bars app download over violent content

Truth Social, the social media platform backed by former president Donald Trump, aims to provide an “open, free and honest global conversation.” But one place would-be users won’t be free to access the service is on Google’s Play store. The internet giant says it isn’t allowing downloads of the app due to violent content.  The Google Play app store allows people to pre-register for Truth Social, but they can’t yet directly download the service from the site, unlike at Apple’s App… Source link

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District of Columbia Suing MicroStrategy Founder Michael Saylor for Tax Fraud

The District of Columbia is suing MicroStrategy (MSTR) founder and Executive Chairman Michael Saylor for allegedly never paying any income taxes in the district in the more than 10 years he has lived there, Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced in a tweet on Wednesday. In addition, Racine tweeted that his office is suing MicroStrategy “for conspiring to help him evade taxes he legally owes on hundreds of millions of dollars he’s earned while living” in Washington. In a follow-up Source link

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These are the players we’re having the most trouble ranking

The Yahoo Fantasy Football crew — Andy Behrens, Dalton Del Don, Scott Pianowski and Matt Harmon — is identifying the specific players they’re having the hardest time to rank and project during this 2022 draft season. The most-hyped receiver of draft season is also the hardest to rank Andy Behrens: Gabe Davis is just a total ranking nightmare — unless of course you happen to be Dalton Del Don, in which case you simply call him the WR12 and move along. [Set, hut, hike! Create or join a… Source link

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How To Set Them Up

Google Shopping ads are visual ads that appear when a user searches for a product on Google. Here’s an example of Shopping ads when a user searches for [pour over coffee]. Screenshot from a search for [pour over coffee]. Annotations by author, Google, August 2022 This ad format is uniquely engaging. It shows additional information relevant to online shoppers, like product titles, images, prices, special offers, seller names, local availability, reviews, and more. What Is The Difference… Source link

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How to find cheap flights, according to Google Flights

Comment on this story Comment Ever wonder how to game Google Flights? Us, too. To help us on our quest for cheaper travel, Google Flights published five years’ worth of airfare data on Wednesday. The research supports some classic travel wisdom — like the myth we busted that Tuesday isn’t the best day to find cheap flights. But there are also some results that may surprise well-informed travelers — like prices for domestic flights are lowest between 21 and 60 days out. The engineers… Source link

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Google Nest’s fall-themed ringtones are coming even earlier this year

Google — along with Starbucks, Spirit Halloween, and seemingly every grocery store in my area — is starting to gear up for fall. It’s bringing seasonal ringtones to the Nest Doorbell (battery) even earlier this year, with the addition of a festive accordion jingle for Oktoberfest that’ll become available in the Google Home App starting September 5th. Like last year, Google will also let you set your doorbell chime to some spooky sounds for Halloween, starting on October 1st…. Source link

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