'He's gone full Hodor': Seth Meyers roasts Trump for whining about COVID still being a thing

October 29, 2020 at 06:35

"Trump is once again trying to warp reality," said Seth Meyers in Wednesday night's A Closer Look segment. "Thirty-seven states are seeing spikes in coronavirus cases, which are up 39 percent across the country. But the president has been insisting that des...

Marriott International announces partnership with Grab in six Southeast Asian countries

October 29, 2020 at 02:49

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the hospitality industry especially hard, and hotels around the world are looking for ways to regain revenue. Today, Marriott International and Grab announced a partnership that will cover the hospitality giant’s dining busine...

Ford will reveal its all-electric Transit van in November

October 28, 2020 at 23:23

Ford plans to reveal in November an all-electric version of its Ford Transit cargo van, the company said Wednesday as part of its broader third-quarter earnings report. The unveiling will showcase an electric van for all of the company’s global addressable...

Rocket Lab successfully launches 10 Earth observation satellites in 15th commercial mission

October 28, 2020 at 22:36

New Zealand launch provider Rocket Lab has put its 15th commercial payload into space, delivering ten Earth observation satellites each to their own orbit. The company is getting back into its stride after an upset in July dampened plans to set a record f...

Harley-Davidson is releasing an electric bicycle so you can say you ride a Harley

October 28, 2020 at 22:07

On Nov. 16 Harley-Davidson is revealing its newest bike: an actual bicycle. The Serial 1 is the first electric bicycle in what will be a new product line from the American motorcycle maker. Harley-Davidson introduced its first electric motorcycle, the LiveW...

Daily Crunch: Apple seems pretty interested in search

October 28, 2020 at 22:07

Apple might be building a Google competitor, Audible adds more podcasts and an ad measurement company raises $350 million. This is your Daily Crunch for October 28, 2020. The big story: Apple seems pretty interested in search Apple has a growing inter...

'The Craft: Legacy' is the sparkly savior your Halloween deserves

October 28, 2020 at 21:43

Call the corners, drink of your sisters, slap on a cat-eye, and have at it with the glitter: The Craft: Legacy is here and it’s spectacular. 'The Craft: Legacy' is here and it's spectacular. Concerns over the trailer varied, including "not enough Love Spit...

Fiat Chrysler plans to bring an Ram electric pickup truck to market

October 28, 2020 at 21:28

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley confirmed Wednesday the automaker’s Ram brand will bring an electric pickup truck to market. The remarks, made in response to an analyst question during the company third-quarter earnings call, puts to rest rampa...

Randall's Black rage fatigue is the realest thing 'This Is Us' has ever shown

October 28, 2020 at 21:10

There was a lot that could have gone wrong with the Season 5 premiere of This Is Us. This season is set in fall 2020 and its characters are going through the gauntlet of this year alongside its viewers. Once those early beats established that This Is Us tak...

Florida man accused of changing Florida Governor's voter registration

October 28, 2020 at 21:10

Well, would you look at that: Someone made it slightly more difficult for voter-suppression champion Gov. Ron DeSantis to vote. The Florida Governor ran into some trouble when he attempted to cast his ballot Monday, reports the local NBC affiliate, and poli...

True, the social networking app that promises to ‘protect your privacy,’ exposed private messages and user locations

October 28, 2020 at 20:04

True bills itself as the social networking app that will “protect your privacy.” But a security lapse left one of its servers exposed — and spilling private user data to the internet for anyone to find. The app was launched in 2017 by Hello Mobile, a lit...

Dear Sophie: Any upgrade options for E-2 visa holders interested in changing jobs?

October 28, 2020 at 19:47

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in Californ...

The Section 230 hearing was a sad, dangerous sham

October 28, 2020 at 18:43

Republican senators could have asked the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google how reforming Section 230 would fundamentally change the internet. Instead, less than a week before Election Day, lawmakers tried to bully them into letting Donald Trump spread m...

App management startup AppFollow raises $5M Series A round led by Nauta Capital

October 28, 2020 at 18:33

AppFollow, an app management startup, has raised a $5 million Series A round led by Barcelona’s Nauta Capital, alongside existing investors Vendep Capital and RTP Global participating. The Helsinki-headquartered company says benefitted during the pandemi...

Outrider raises $65 million to bring its autonomous tech to distribution yards

October 28, 2020 at 18:12

Outrider, a startup aiming to bring its autonomous technology to the nerve center of the supply chain, has raised $65 million in funding just eight months after coming out of stealth. The Series B round was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies and brings i...

Facebook shares specifics on how many QAnon accounts it banned

October 28, 2020 at 18:10

Ever wonder exactly how prominent QAnon was on Facebook’s social networks, prior to the company banning the conspiracy from its platforms? In an update to a blog post discussing Facebook’s Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy, the company shared h...

On Nicole Kidman's fabulous coats in HBO's 'The Undoing'

October 28, 2020 at 17:59

Welcome to Thanks, I Love It, our series highlighting something onscreen we're obsessed with this week. Coats are a big deal in New York, more so than in many other places in the country. HBO’s new miniseries The Undoing takes place during a New York fall i...

Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith is buying majority stake in the Utah Jazz for $1.6B

October 28, 2020 at 17:23

The Utah Jazz, an NBA basketball team based in Salt Lake City, announced today that Qualitrics CEO and co-founder Ryan Smith was buying a majority stake in the team along other properties. ESPN is reporting the deal is worth $1.6 billion. Smith can affo...

Robust.AI raises a $15M Series A to improve problem solving for collaborative robots

October 28, 2020 at 17:07

Robust.AI today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series A, led by Jazz Venture Partners. Existing partners Playground Global, Liquid2, Fontinalis, Jaan Tallinn and Mark Leslie also participated in the round, which brings the Bay Area-based robot...

Microsoft announces its first Azure data center region in Taiwan

October 28, 2020 at 17:00

After announcing its latest data center region in Austria earlier this month and an expansion of its footprint in Brazil, Microsoft today unveiled its plans to open a new region in Taiwan. This new region will augment its existing presence in East Asia, w...