Ken Yeung

28,600 Added | 16 Magazines | 15 Likes | 182 Following | 37,720 Followers | @thekenyeung | Tech Journalist, Marketer, Photographer. 

Warriors’ Chase Center arena rising from the ground in SF

Image 1of/7<p>Caption<p>Close<p>One year ago this past week, the Warriors broke ground on their arena in San Francisco.<p>The ceremony was colorful, featuring …

San Francisco

Instagram tests new 'Type' feature for Stories and screenshot alerts

Instagram’s Stories are one of the most popular ways to share content on social media, but sometimes images and videos just aren’t as effective as plain old text. At least, that’s what the company seems to think; it’s testing a new feature – simply called ‘Type’ – that allows you to post a written …

Instagram

Twitter Analyst Endorsements Pile Up as Turnaround Gains Steam

Twitter Inc. is accumulating likes from some of its most important followers: Wall Street analysts.<p>The social media company, in the third year of …

Markets

Our Best Hope for Civil Discourse Online Is on ... Reddit

I had a view, and my view was this: Serial sexual abusers should submit to castration. Castration, I believed, would sideline the abuser’s …

Scottish Highlands

Raising a Social-Media Star

The parents of teen internet celebrities get a crash course in a new kind of fame while trying to maintain boundaries for their newly rich and powerful children.<p>When then-14-year-old Jonas Bridges ran down the stairs of his Atlanta home shouting, “Dad, I’ve got 1,000 fans!” his father, Rob Bridges, …

Parenting

Trump Whines: Shutdown Fight Could Make Me Miss ‘My Party’

On the eve of a possible government shutdown, President Donald Trump privately vented frustrations that the political impasse could possibly keep him …

Donald Trump

With ‘Wolves in the Walls,’ the ex-Oculus team at Fable Studio makes its debut

<i>Wolves in the Walls,</i> directed by Pete Billington and premiering today at Sundance, is the unique product of a a tight scrappy team of pioneering creatives that all share one thing in common, they were all laid off from Facebook last year when the company’s VR original content arm Oculus Story …

Virtual Reality

Google’s CEO has no problem releasing employees from nondisclosure agreements so women can speak out

Some companies use NDAs to keep former employees from going public with their negative experiences.<p>Google’s top executives say that they don’t want employees, particularly women, to be forcibly silenced when it comes to speaking out about workplace issues, like sexual harassment.<p>In a conversation …

Silicon Valley

Justine Sacco, the PR exec who was fired from IAC for her tweets, has landed back at IAC’s Match Group

Sacco, who tweeted before she got on a plane, is back with Barry Diller’s company.<p>Justine Sacco, the communications exec who was very publicly fired from IAC back in 2014 for an inappropriate tweet, has returned to the IAC family: She’s now running all corporate communications for Match Group, the …

Piss

More Than 50,000 Russia-Linked Bots Tweeted About The Election During The 2016 Campaign

Late Friday and ahead of an possible government shutdown, Twitter shares new updates on Kremlin-linked manipulation of its platform.<p>More than 50,000 Russia-linked bot accounts tweeted about the 2016 US election during the campaign season, Twitter said Friday.<p>The company disclosed this information …

Internet Research Agency

Ransomware: Why the crooks are ditching bitcoin and where they are going next

The popularity of bitcoin is creating problems for criminals dealing in ransomware -- and some are already casting their gaze towards a less volatile …

Cryptocurrency

Amazon just hired a top Seattle doctor from Iora to add to its health group: Sources

Amazon has hired a top Seattle doctor in its latest push into health care, according to two people familiar with the matter.<p>Martin Levine of Iora …

Medical Technology

Facebook to Rank News Sources by Quality to Battle Misinformation

Tech giant will rely on user surveys of trustworthiness to try to preserve objectivity<p>Facebook Inc. plans to start ranking news sources in its feed based on user evaluations of credibility, a major step in its effort to fight false and sensationalist information that will also push the company …

Facebook

<b>Updated Numbers of IRA Accounts</b><p>As part of our ongoing review, we have identified both more IRA and automated Russia-based accounts. The results of …

APIs

Disney Hires Apple Veteran to Launch Its Netflix Killer (EXCLUSIVE)

Disney’s BAMTech Media has hired former Apple and Samsung executive Kevin Swint as SVP and GM, Disney SVOD Service, to build, and ultimately run, the …

Walt Disney Company

Reality show crew allegedly tried to sneak fake bomb past airport security

Nine members of a reality TV production crew were arrested Thursday at Newark International Airport after allegedly trying to sneak an "inert device" through security.<p>"Inert device" is a technical term for a fake bomb. The Port Authority Police Department, which oversees security at New York area …

Staten Island

YouTube Plans "Intelligence Desk" To Spot Inappropriate Content Early

Following a series of scandals and advertiser boycotts, YouTube takes a more proactive approach to hateful and offensive content.<p>YouTube is planning to proactively seek out and police inappropriate or offensive content following public backlash over its repeated failures to keep hateful, exploitive …

Susan Wojcicki

EXCLUSIVE: Snap Threatens Jail Time for Leakers

Snap Inc. has a simple message to its employees: leak information and you could be sued or even jailed.<p>The chief lawyer and general counsel of …

Snap Inc.

Forget About Siri and Alexa — When It Comes to Voice Identification the “NSA Reigns Supreme”

At the height of the Cold War, during the winter of 1980, FBI agents recorded a phone call in which a man arranged a secret meeting with the Soviet …

Surveillance

Tim Cook: 'I don't want my nephew on a social network'

Apple chief talks about tax affairs and overuse of tech at launch of school coding initiative<p>The head of Apple, Tim Cook, believes there should be limits to the use of technology in schools and says he does not want his nephew to use a social network.<p>Cook was talking at Harlow college in Essex, one …

Tim Cook

Digital technology must empower workers, not alienate them

Coding alone will not prepare workers for our tech-filled future.<p><i>This is a contributed article by Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google. A version of the essay was originally published on</i> <i>NBCNews.com</i><i>.</i><p><i>Tune in to MSNBC</i> <i>Friday</i><i>, January 19, at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET to see Pichai and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki onstage</i> …

Susan Wojcicki

Supreme Court to Consider Challenge to Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it would consider a challenge to President Trump’s latest effort to limit travel from countries said to pose a threat to the nation’s security, adding a major test of presidential power to a docket already crowded with blockbusters.<p>The case …

Travel Ban

A new breed of investors: Crypto-investors

<i>In the last few months I’ve spoken with a number of traditional investors who have heard of cryptocurrencies and ICOs, but haven’t quite grasped the</i> …

Venture Capital

Instagram joins EU fight against illegal online hate speech

Social networks have made dramatic improvements when it comes to removing illegal content from their platforms, says the European Commission.<p>Instagram became the latest social network to sign up to the EU's code of conduct on fighting online hate speech on Friday.<p>The social network joins Facebook, …

Censorship

Betsy DeVos Unchained: In Front of Friendly Audience, Education Secretary Unleashes on Obama

Speaking before a group of some of her most reliable conservative allies, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday delivered blistering criticism …

Education

Anthony Levandowski Faces New Claims of Stealing Trade Secrets

The engineer at the heart of the upcoming Waymo vs Uber trial is facing dramatic new allegations of commercial wrongdoing, this time from a former …

Anthony Levandowski

Amazon brings voice control to its Alexa app for Android, with iOS coming soon

Amazon’s slow push into mobile is getting a lot more real this morning with the addition of voice integration into its Android app for Alexa. Up to now, the app has been little more than a way to mange settings for the Echo and other smart home devices built around its smart assistant.<p>The addition …

App Store

Filling In What SoftBank's Uber Statement Did Not Say

<i>This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news.</i> <i>Sign up here</i><i>.</i><p>SoftBank issued a brief statement Thursday in …

Uber

Executive Behind Facebook’s China Charm Campaign Is Out

HONG KONG — The executive in charge of Facebook’s efforts to court China has left the company, a fresh setback for the social network as it seeks to get its products into China’s huge internet market.<p>Wang-Li Moser, who as Facebook’s lead liaison with Beijing had become a symbol of its ambitions in …

China

US regulators charge three bitcoin operators with fraud

Today the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced that it has filed a federal civil enforcement action against three virtual currency operators. The details of one case remain sealed, but the other two companies facing charges are CabbageTech and Entrepreneurs Headquarters Ltd. The …

Cryptocurrency