Slack could quickly become Salesforce’s golden goose
Last week, news broke that Salesforce was thought to be in advanced talks to acquire Slack. This inevitably fuelled much excitement and debate, not least because of the scale of the potential acquisition. Slack’s market capitalization was about $17 billion before the news broke and jumped to almost $23... Read more
Ajit Pai will leave as FCC chair when Biden administration enters
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chair Ajit Pai has announced that he will leave the agency on January 20, when Joe Biden is sworn in as president. This gives Biden at least one commissioner slot to fill on his first day in office and, should that choice be confirmed, a... Read more
Does Tor provide more benefit or harm? New paper says it depends
The Tor anonymity network has generated controversy almost constantly since its inception almost two decades ago. Supporters say it’s a vital service for protecting online privacy and circumventing censorship, particularly in countries with poor human rights records. Critics, meanwhile, argue that Tor shields criminals distributing child-abuse images, trafficking in... Read more
How to Create Multiple Revenue Streams in a Tech Startup
These priorities should help you determine how many revenue streams to add, how quickly to add them, and how they should fit with your core products and services. Step 3: Experiment From there, you’ll be ready to experiment. Not all your additional revenue streams will pan out exactly the... Read more
The 18 best movies to watch on Amazon Prime Video
You Were Never Really Here. Amazon Studios While clicking through Amazon Prime Video, you’ve probably come across a handful of Amazon original movies. They can be hit and miss, but some of them are surprising gems. Amazon snaps up movies like Manchester by the Sea to show in the US,... Read more
107 Absolute Best Cyber Monday Deals (2020): Amazon, Walmart, Target, Etc.
Specs: Intel Core i7 CPU, GeForce GPU, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD The 15-inch XPS isn’t as svelte and portable as the 13-inch, but along with the larger, heavier form factor comes a discrete video card (Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650, 4GB) and 32-gigabytes of RAM. The 2020 XPS... Read more
Zebra’s enterprise AR glasses add XMReality Remote Guidance software
Augmented reality headsets are becoming important tools for enterprises, enabling frontline workers to instantly access reference data as they’re in the field. Today, industrial AR headset maker Zebra announced that it will upgrade its smart glasses with Remote Guidance software developed by XMReality, a Swedish knowledge sharing company with... Read more
What happened to department stores?
Department stores, once a symbol of the American middle class, have been declining for years, along with the shopping malls they anchor in communities across the US. Just last year, both the high-end Barneys and the country’s oldest department store, Lord & Taylor, went bankrupt and announced plans to... Read more
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will step down Jan. 20
Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, will finish up in January. Mark Licea/CNET Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will step down Jan. 20, the agency said in a release Monday. He was appointed by President Donald Trump, who took office in 2017, and will leave on... Read more
14 Early Cyber Monday Deals on Earth-Friendly Gear (2020)
I am a huge fan of Cotopaxi. This bag and apparel manufacturer’s motto is “Do Good,” and it seems to be doing a lot better at that than most. One percent of its profits go towards grants and nonprofits in six focus countries to address poverty and community development.... Read more