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Peter Thiel associate named as ambassador to Sweden

Ken Howery, co-founder of PayPal and a close associate of Peter Thiel, has been named President Trump’s pick for ambassador to Sweden, per an announcement from the White House on Tuesday. Howery and Thiel have worked together for decades. The pair both were a part of the founding team at …

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Netflix criticizes EU over ‘content quota’

Netflix used its third quarter earnings report to criticize the European Union over a new content quota for streaming services. The EU, writes Netflix CEO Reed Hastings in the report, is “currently rewriting its audio visual rules” that will demand streaming services like Netflix “devote a minimum of 30 percent …

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Google Chromecast (2018) review

Google didn’t say a word about its newly refreshed Chromecast onstage in New York last week. And it’s not hard to understand why: the latest Chromecast is very, very similar to the prior model. It’s still $35. The best it can do for video quality is still 1080p. And it’s …

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