Tag Archive: Company

Alphabet becomes the fourth trillion dollar company

You can guess the next big company, and it rhymes with Macebook.

What you need to know Alphabet has earned a market capitalization value of $ 1 trillion, according to CNBC. Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon have all hit $ 1 trillion, in that respective order. Analysts predict the next trillion-dollar company will be Facebook.

Investors were not scared by Alphabet’s CEO and President stepping down at the end of 2019, as the company’s market value has hit  [Read More…]

Israeli cybersecurity company found serious vulnerabilities in TikTok

They were discovered in November last year and fixed in December.

What you need to know An Israeli cybersecurity firm found serious vulnerabilities in popular video app tikTok. They would have allowed hackers to manipulate user data and reveal personal information. TikTok was notified about the problems on November 20 last year and fixed them in December.

An Israeli cybersecurity firm found serious vulnerabilities in popular video app TikTok, that unchecked, could have allowed hackers to manipulate  [Read More…]

Google’s former political chief says the company is maybe kinda evil

The “Don’t be evil” motto is being called into question.

What you need to know Google policy head Ross LaJeunesse calls out Google’s hypocrisy in its “Don’t be evil” motto. LaJeunesse is a Democrat running for Senate in Maine against a vulnerable Republican. Cooperation with the Chinese and Saudi Arabian governments most alarmed him.

A former Google Head of International Relations, Ross LaJeunesse, is taking on the company directly as he campaigns for Senate. LaJeunesse specifically calls  [Read More…]

Tech companies need Africa and Africa needs tech company dollars

Big business and big government have a long history of exploitation when it comes to Africa and its people. It’s time to start making things right.

Recently Google, Apple, Microsoft, Tesla and other tech companies were named in a lawsuit that claims each knew that forced child labor is being used to mine the cobalt that goes into a lithium-ion battery. The cobalt in question is being mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and if  [Read More…]

Sundar Pichai is the new CEO of Google’s parent company, Alphabet

Larry Page and Sergey Brin will continue to be Board members.

What you need to know Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down from their leadership roles at Alphabet, Google’s parent company. Google CEO Sundar Pichai is being appointed as Alphabet’s new CEO. Sundar will retain his role at Google, too.

Big things are changing in the Google and Alphabet world. On December 3, 2019, Larry Page and Sergey Brin — the co-founders of both companies  [Read More…]

A look at why Fitbit users hated Google buying the company

Some of the reasons are misguided and some are disingenuous. But for many, the real reason is that they just don’t like Google.

Most of the online chatter about how Google buying Fitbit is a crisis waiting to happen has died down. That’s good in some ways while being bad in other ways. It seems all good crises are that way. With the dust settled, I’ve spent some time looking at how it all played out and  [Read More…]

The company that owns TikTok created a smartphone for China

ByteDance worked with Smartisan to launch a phone you can’t buy in the U.S.

What you need to know TikTok owner ByteDance released the Jianguo Pro 3 smartphone in China. The device will be released under the Smartisan brand. Swipe up from the lock screen to launch the Chinese version of TikTok.

Video sharing service, and enigma to older techies, TikTok is going to be featured on a new smartphone launched by its parent company, ByteDance. After  [Read More…]

Think Google Assistant talks too much? The company has a fix for that

It’s only rolling out to select Pixel 4s, though.

What you need to know Some users report seeing a new setting that lets you ask Google Assistant to provide shorter responses to your queries. Only Pixel 4 owners with the new Assistant seem to have the option enabled. The new feature might not be entirely polished in its current state.

Is Google’s digital assistant a little too verbose for your liking? You’re not the only one, and  [Read More…]

Get a lifetime subscription to Virtual Training Company for just $20

When it comes to succeeding in virtually any industry, continuing education is paramount. Whether you’re trying to climb the career ladder or switch to an entirely new field, staying up-to-date with the latest knowledge and platforms in your chosen industry is of the utmost importance.

The Virtual Training Company offers a massive trove of learning resources for a variety of in-demand fields, and a lifetime subscription is available for over 95% off at just $ 19.75 when you enter the  [Read More…]

Absurd:Joy is a new XR company from the folks behind Job Simulator

This is a company you should be keeping an eye on, if you care about having fun in VR and AR.

What you need to know During Oculus Connect 6, Cy Wise and Alex Schwartz announced funding for their new XR company called Absurd:Joy. Cy and Alex started Owlchemy Labs, and left when it was acquired by Google in May 2017 Absurd:Joy has raised $ 4.4m to create new virtual and augmented experiences, with a ton of  [Read More…]