Scott Monty

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It's official: Uber's Travis Kalanick and Emil Michael are actually the worst

In case there was still any doubt, Uber's top executives are really terrible.<p>A report in <i>The Information</i>out Friday night alleges that CEO Travis Kalanick and Senior Vice President of Business Emil Michael took Uber staffers to—wait for it—<i>an escort-karaoke bar</i> in Seoul, where male Uber managers</i> …

Uber

Tempe Police: Self-driving Uber vehicle involved in rollover

TEMPE, AZ - A self-driving Uber vehicle was involved in an accident in Tempe Friday night.<p>Police responded to the area of McClintock Drive and Apache …

Uber

Code-break for cocktails at a London bar inspired by Alan Turing and Sherlock Holmes

If a morning Sudoku is no longer enough to challenge your puzzle-loving brain, it’s time to consider a trip to a new London pop-up bar where you break codes for cocktails.<p>The Bletchley – named after Bletchley Park where WWII codebreakers worked, is inspired by British code-breaker and computer …

Alan Turing

Five Interview Questions To Stop Asking -- And Five To Ask Instead

If your job description includes interviewing job candidates, here are five questions to scratch off your interview script immediately:<p>What’s your greatest weakness?<br>• Where do you see yourself in five years?<br>• What’s your greatest failure so far?<br>• With all the talented candidates, why should we hire …

Employment

How Noisy Is Your Neighborhood? Now There's A Map For That

There's no denying it: Los Angeles isn't exactly gentle on the ears.<p>That's one lesson, at least, from a comprehensive noise map created by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. On the interactive U.S. map the agency released this week, which depicts data on noise produced primarily by …

Cities

Walmart e-commerce CEO Marc Lore says the company will make more acquisitions

Under Lore, Walmart’s ecommerce division bought ModCloth, Shoebuy and Moosejaw.<p>Marc Lore, Walmart’s head of e-commerce, says the company will make more acquisitions going forward.<p>“We’re being pretty active, yeah,” he told <b>Recode</b> Senior Editor Jason Del Rey at the <b>Code Commerce</b> conference at Shoptalk …

eCommerce

U.S. workers face higher risk of being replaced by robots. Here's why

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Millions of workers around the world are at risk of losing their jobs to robots -- but Americans should be particularly worried.<p>Thirty-eight percent of jobs in the U.S. are at high risk of being replaced by robots and artificial intelligence over the next 15 years, according to a new …

Robots

Twitter is being unbundled before our eyes

How Amazon and Reddit are rethinking the unthinkable<p>On Tuesday, Reddit announced it was introducing profile pages. The Reddit profile contains a list of the user’s posts in reverse-chronological order, and a follow button for subscribing to them. Co-founder Alexis Ohanian told <i>The Verge</i> that …

Reddit

Inside Uber’s self-driving car mess

The company’s self-driving division is in a “mini civil war,” according to insiders.<p>For Uber, the embattled ride-hail juggernaut now valued at $70 billion, much of the company’s future is resting on what happens this week.<p>But it’s not just the meetings that CEO Travis Kalanick is having with …

Driverless Cars

The Sitting Room

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Facebook finally tests a GIF button for comments

After years of stubborn caution, Facebook is finally embracing the animated GIF. Next week Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs from services like Giphy and Tenor as comments, a source told TechCrunch. We inquired with Facebook, which confirmed the GIF test is coming …

Facebook

Tech community "dumbfounded" by Mnuchin's dismissal of AI impact on jobs

when radar has cobwebs, it is hard to see - Mnuchin: Losing human jobs to AI "not even on our radar screen" https://t.co/SzrJCtVVX3<br>— chetansharma …

Employment

A Real Plague: Weber Study Finds 82 Percent of Americans Express Concern About the Impact of Fake News

<b>71% of American Public Says Fake News Contributes to Incivility, Study Reveals</b><p>Fake news has morphed into a huge problem for the media, along with …

Twitter explores interest in paid version of TweetDeck with more analytics

Twitter is testing the waters to see if highly engaged users would be interested in a paid subscription version of TweetDeck. There’s no indication to suggest that such a service will be available soon, but the idea could be to give power users and brands the necessary tools to maximize reach on …

Twitter

How Do You Fix A Broken Record?

Google reportedly removing Hangouts’ SMS messaging to make it a better Slack rival

Google is removing the ability to send and receive SMS messages from its Hangouts service in May, according to an email sent to its G Suite administrators. The email, posted in its entirety on Reddit, says that Google will cut the option from the app on May 22nd, and will prompt users to find a new …

Google

Twitter might build a paid subscription service for power users

New analytics inside TweetDeck<p>Twitter is considering offering a paid subscription to power users, including brands and news organizations, <i>The Verge</i> has confirmed. Twitter users today began tweeting screenshots of the survey and a mock-up of what the premium version of Twitter could look like, with …

Twitter

Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time.<p>Like most …

Twitter

US Senate votes to let internet providers share your web browsing history without permission

Just what no consumer asked for<p>The US Senate has voted to overturn consumer-friendly internet privacy rules that would have prevented internet providers from sharing your web browsing history without permission.<p>The privacy rules, passed last year by the FCC, required internet providers like …

Net Neutrality

What’s the Value of a Like?

Brands spend billions of dollars a year on elaborate efforts to establish and maintain a social media presence. Think of the live-streamed video of a man setting a world record by skydiving from 128,000 feet (Red Bull) and the strange tweets sent from a supposedly hacked Twitter account that in …

Social Media Marketing

The average young American binge-watches TV for five hours straight

Binge-watching has hit critical mass in the US, according to a new study.<p>Nearly three-quarters—73%—of Americans said they binge-watched videos, either on TV or another device, found a survey by Deloitte, including a staggering 90% of US millennials. And 38% of those millennials also said they …

Netflix

Movie studios think you’ll pay crazy amounts of money to watch movies still in cinemas at home

US movie studios seem totally out of touch with how much people will pay to watch new releases at home.<p>With DVD sales shrinking, studios like Warner Bros. and Universal are pushing to get new movies in front of more viewers by offering electronic rentals weeks after titles are released in theaters …

Movies

Sorry for the Delayed Response

Sorry for the delayed response. I opened your e-mail on my phone while my date was in the bathroom, but then I saw that it required more than a “yes” or “no” reply, decided that was too much work, marked it as unread, and then forgot about it entirely until just now!<p>I totally meant to respond to …

Productivity

12 - Irene Adler: A Legend Is Born

12 - Irene Adler: A Legend Is Born<p>Scott Monty 6:30 AM 0<p>"To Sherlock Holmes, she is always <i>the</i> woman" [SCAN]<p>It is the first story in <i>The Adventures of</i> …

Sherlock Holmes

'Disputed by multiple fact-checkers': Facebook rolls out new alert to combat fake news

Feature – which flags content as ‘disputed’ – trialled on story that falsely claimed thousands of Irish people were brought to the US as slaves<p>Facebook has started rolling out its third-party fact-checking tool in the fight against fake news, alerting users to “disputed content”.<p>The site announced …

Facebook

10 Principles for Leading the Next Industrial Revolution

It isn’t often that the broad infrastructure that underlies industrial civilization undergoes a dramatic transformation. But just such a change …

LinkedIn is rolling out a trending topics section

LinkedIn pulls a Facebook.<p>LinkedIn is known for helping people find their next job, but now it wants to help people find their news, too.<p>On Wednesday, the professional network is rolling out a “Trending” topics feed, a new section of the app where users can find a collection of recent news stories …

Facebook

Instagram to Let Users Book With Businesses in Challenge to Yelp - Bloomberg

Instagram, the photo-sharing application owned by Facebook Inc., will soon let people book appointments with businesses, part of an effort to expand …

Instagram

Facebook now lets you broadcast live video from a PC

Taking on Twitch<p>Facebook Live is making the jump from phones to computers, as Facebook announced today that it’s opening up its live-streaming service to desktop and laptops in addition to smartphones and mobile devices for all its users.<p>It’s a feature that’s been available to Pages for a while, …

Facebook

AT&T, other U.S. advertisers quit Google, YouTube over extremist videos

Companies are pulling advertising from Google's YouTube and programmatic advertising platforms in the U.K. in protest of Google's treatment of extremist content. Video provided by TheStreet Newslook<p>SAN FRANCISCO — AT&T, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson and other major U.S. advertisers are pulling …

Advertising