Ken Yeung

25,884 Added | 20 Magazines | 15 Likes | 181 Following | 35,313 Followers | @thekenyeung | Tech writer. Marketer. Photographer. Tweeter. Sharer.

Calgary veteran who survived Dunkirk causes a stir at movie premiere

Theatre goers watching the premiere of “Dunkirk” at Calgary’s Westhills Cinemas on Friday night got a surprise encounter with a 97-year -old man who …

Dunkirk

Jake Paul is out of a job at Disney Channel

Jake Paul is out of a job.<p>Disney Channel announced Saturday that the YouTube star will no longer appear on its one-year-old show <i>Bizaardvark.</i><p>“We’ve mutually agreed that Jake Paul will leave his role on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark,” a Disney spokesperson said. “On behalf of the production …

Disney Channel

Sizmek to Acquire Fellow Ad Tech Company Rocket Fuel for $125.5 Million

The deal takes Rocket Fuel private and values the company at $2.60 per share<p>By<p>Lara O’Reilly<p>Lara O’Reilly<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@larakiara<p>lara.oreilly@wsj.com<p>Sizmek, an advertising technology company owned by private-equity firm Vector Capital, has agreed to acquire public ad-tech company …

Advertising

A Conversation with Maggie Haberman, Trump’s Favorite Foe

One of the saving graces of the Trump era is the journalism it has inspired. Maggie Haberman is a tireless, keen-eyed example. As part of the New York <i>Times</i>’ White House team, she has repeatedly added to the sum total of what we know about this President and the chaotic West Wing.<p>To hang around …

Donald Trump

Hackers had access to millions of Social Security numbers

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Hackers who breached a Kansas Department of Commerce data system in March had access to more than 5.5 million Social Security numbers in 10 states, along with another 805,000 accounts that didn't include the Social Security numbers, according to records obtained from the …

Security

The companies that dominate Chinese internet

While companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook are favored by most of the world, they are blocked in China. There, the titans of the internet are …

United States

Peter Thiel's fund owned more shares than DeepMind's cofounders when the AI lab was sold to Google

Peter Thiel's investment company owned more shares in artificial intelligence (AI) lab DeepMind than all three of the startup's cofounders when it was acquired by Google for around $600 million (£463 million).<p>Analysis of an annual return document on UK company register Companies House showed that …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple promotes Deirdre O’Brien to new VP of People role over HR and Apple University

Apple has created a new vice president of People position which will be held by Deirdre O’Brien starting this fall. Today’s announcement marks the second newly created position at Apple this week following Isabel Ge Mahe’s move to vice president and managing director of Greater China on …

Apple

Amazon has started moving staff into a huge new London office with enough space for over 5,000 people

Amazon staff have started moving into a huge new London office, according to one of the company's executives.<p>The Seattle-headquartered tech giant announced the new 15-storey office in September 2014, saying it was necessary to support its continued growth in the UK.<p>Bill Burkland, head of Amazon …

Amazon

Strava's new Premium perks will insure your phone while you ride

Strava makes a popular tracking app for workout warriors, however many cyclists have questions about whether its $60 per year (or $8 per month) Premium package is worth the cost. Features already include personalized feedback, analysis and more, but if that's not enough it's adding new Perks. Those …

Cycling

Google Play Music tweak adds a sidebar full of shortcuts

As a music streaming service, Google Play Music works well enough but its user interface leaves an awful lot to be desired. Following the mobile app's update that added persistent navigation buttons, as <i>9to5 Google</i> spotted, Mountain View has added those to the web version as well. The dedicated …

Google

Trump Says He Has ‘Complete Power’ to Pardon

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Saturday asserted the “complete power to pardon” relatives, aides and possibly even himself in response to investigations into Russia’s meddling in last year’s election even as he came to the defense of Attorney General Jeff Sessions just days after expressing regret …

Jeff Sessions

Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 72

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the "Home Alone" movie series, has died. He was 72.<p>His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office in California on Saturday. TMZ reported that Heard, who lived in southern California, was found at a Palo …

Movies

Samsung may be making its own AirPod competitor, powered by Bixby

AirPod competitors<p>Samsung may be making AirPod-like headphones powered by its smart assistant Bixby that could launch alongside the Galaxy Note 8 next month, according to a report from <i>Etnews</i>. The headphones will reportedly feature noise-canceling technology as well, the report says.<p>The main problem …

Samsung

Abuses Hide in the Silence of Nondisparagement Agreements

SAN FRANCISCO — Last October, AngelList, a company that helps tech start-ups raise money and hire employees, held an office retreat. In the Hollywood Hills, far from Silicon Valley, the firm’s mostly male staff mingled poolside with bikini-clad women who had been invited to the event.<p>Before the …

Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley sexism backlash: 'Boys will be boys'

SAN FRANCISCO — Female start-up founders who have come forward with stories of unwanted physical contact and repeated propositions for sex by venture …

Silicon Valley

Minneapolis Police Chief Pressured to Resign After Fatal Shooting of Australian Woman

The Minneapolis police chief, Janee Harteau, resigned Friday at the mayor’s request, less than a week after one of the city’s officers fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman who had called for help.<p>Mayor Betsy Hodges said in a statement that “I’ve lost confidence in the chief’s ability to lead us …

Policing

SoFi loses another senior executive, as chief revenue officer Michael Tannenbaum departs

Online finance startup SoFi has lost yet another senior executive, the company has confirmed. Chief revenue officer Michael Tannenbaum is the latest exec to leave, following a string of departures in the company’s senior ranks.<p>Tannenbaum joined SoFi as VP of finance in 2014, but quickly moved up …

Startups

Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador, U.S. intelligence intercepts show

Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general, according to current and …

World Leaders

Verizon accused of throttling Netflix and YouTube, admits to “video optimization” | Ars Technica

Verizon claims mobile video experience not affected; some customers disagree.<p>Verizon Wireless customers this week noticed that Netflix's speed test …

Internet

Trump Sends Qaeda Suspect to Court, Not Guantánamo

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has brought an Al Qaeda suspect to the United States to face trial in federal court, backing off its hard-line position that terrorist suspects should be sent to the naval prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, rather than to civilian courtrooms.<p>The suspect, Ali …

Terrorism

Questions swirl as ‘advisers’ say they never worked for Chicago investment firm

Nin Desai, CEO of Chicago-based Nin Ventures, is on the defensive after two men she listed as advisers to her company have denied their involvement, leading to broader questions about the firm.<p>Dr. Sunil Patel and Gurbaksh Chahal say they aren’t involved in Nin Ventures. Both men have said they sent …

Venture Capital

Snap tests the retail waters by selling Spectacles in Harrods

There’s no arguing that the Snapbot is an impressive display of retail technology, But if Snap wants to achieve widespread distribution of Spectacles (and presumably other forthcoming hardware devices), it eventually had to expand beyond the Snapbot.<p>So yesterday the camera company opened a pop-up …

Augmented Reality

Dropbox CTO Aditya Agarwal is leaving

Aditya Agarwal, who came in to Dropbox from its acquisition of Cove way back in 2012 and was given the CTO role last year, will be leaving the company.<p>He announced his departure in a post on Facebook. Agarwal held the CTO role for about 9 months and was previously the VP of engineering. That kind …

Startups

Facebook Journalism Project: Six Month Update

By: Campbell Brown, Head of News Partnerships, and Fidji Simo, VP of Product<p>We launched the Facebook Journalism Project in January. Today we want to …

Facebook

YouTube's Video Editor and photo slideshows are being discontinued on September 20th

YouTube has been the biggest video-sharing site out there for many years, but that doesn't mean that everything about it is very good. Two of those …

Video Editor

AngelList co-founder Babak Nivi out ‘for my own reasons’

“Mr. Nivi has no role at the company” AngelList COO Graham Jenkin told TechCrunch in response to questions regarding the curious absence of the investment platform’s co-founder. It’s atypical for the creator of such a high-profile company to seemingly disappear without any form of announcement.<p>Nivi …

Startups

Exclusive: Mueller asks WH staff to preserve all documents relating to June 2016 meeting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Special counsel Robert Mueller has asked the White House to preserve all documents relating to the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort had with a Russian lawyer and others, according to a source who has seen the letter.<p>Mueller sent a …

Donald Trump Jr

Vice Media Laying Off 2% of Staff Amid International, Video Expansion (EXCLUSIVE)

Vice Media is laying off about 2% of its 3,000 employees across multiple departments while at the same time the company is looking expand …

Digital Media

Spicer Resigns After Dispute Over Trump Appointment

WASHINGTON — Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday morning, telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.<p>Mr. Trump offered Mr. Scaramucci the job at 10 a.m. The president requested …

Donald Trump