A display from the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea.NBC Sports Live Winter Olympics organizers say a cyberattack hit their computer servers during the opening ceremonies, Yonhap reported on Saturday. The attack only affected “non-critical systems,” the organizers said. The cyberattack follows a string of previous incidents involving various Winter Olympics computer
Atlanta-based Cardlytics made its public debut on Friday, closing the day at $13.37, just a little above the IPO price of $13. The company sold 5.4 million shares, raising $70 million. Cardlytics works with financial institutions like Bank of America and 2,000 others to run cash back programs. It partners with brands across restaurant, retail,
YouTube this afternoon detailed new policy changes going into effect after the latest controversy featuring YouTube creator Logan Paul, who had advertising temporarily suspended on his account today over videos featuring the abuse of dead animals. YouTube has been reportedly working on these policy guidelines since the start of the year, as CEO Susan Wojcicki
After barring Logan Paul earlier today from serving ads on his video channel, YouTube has now announced a more formal and wider set of sanctions it’s prepared to level on any creator that starts to post videos that are harmful to viewers, others in the YouTube community, or advertisers. As it has done with Paul
Zurich-based designer Florian Schulz has reimagined Twitter not as a mind-numbing torrent of breaking news, gifs, and nazis, but as something else he calls a “social network.” We’re not too sure about this “social network” idea, but the results are pretty intriguing, at least in an experimental way. Services like Facebook and Twitter show you
Craig Barritt/Getty Images Maverick Capital, a $10.5 billion hedge fund run by Lee Ainslie, is betting against companies that will be hurt by the maturation of the smartphone market. The bet is the firm’s largest collective short position, according to a year-end letter dated January 30. “The last ten years represented the glory days of
Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick leaves the Philip Burton Federal Building after testifying on day two of the trial between Waymo and Uber Technologies on February 6, 2018 in San Francisco, California.Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Uber and Waymo have settled their epic legal battle over self-driving car tech. It was like a Hollywood drama, often veering
New hardware and software design will reduce the effect of Apple’s performance management software on the iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus. The HomePod reviews are here, and AirPower could come in March….
Photo: Getty Terry Hilliard traveled to from his home in Ocala, Florida, to Cocoa to watch in person the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch that took place on Tuesday. The next morning, Hillard was found dead in his hotel room. Cocoa police found Hilliard, 65, at the Dixie Motel, where he was staying, at around
Waymo and Uber have reached a settlement in their self-driving car case. The announcement came as a big shock, even though I wrote yesterday that Waymo’s case was looking oddly weak. Parties are free to settle in the middle of trial (heck, they can settle while the jury is considering a verdict, and they can
GIF We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Friday’s Best Deals: Electric Skateboard, Black Panther Comics, Valentine’s Gifts, and More Boosted Board electric skateboards, a Black Panther comic book sale, refurbished Echo Dots, and… Read more Read Friday’s Best Lifestyle Deals: Merrell,
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and his team have to be pretty happy with the deal the company struck with Waymo to settle their lawsuit.Getty Uber settled its lawsuit with Waymo on Friday on what look to be extremely favorable terms. As part of the deal, Uber won’t have to pay out any of its dwindling
Uber CEO Dara KhosrowshahiUber With the settlement between Waymo and Uber, Dara Khosrowshahi has cleaned up one of the ugliest lawsuits the company faced, full of bad blood. This was a face-saving gesture for both companies. Waymo gets a payment, but under terms that Uber’s board could swallow. Khosrowshahi gets to take credit for eliminating another
Earlier this week, a portion of iOS source code was posted online to GitHub, and in an interesting twist, a new report from Motherboard reveals that the code was originally leaked by a former Apple intern. According to Motherboard, the intern who stole the code took it and distributed it to a small group of
Dimension Films MoviePass confirmed to Business Insider that a “small percentage” of accounts were terminated due to users violating its terms of service. People have taken to Twitter to object in very vocal terms. On Friday, MoviePass terminated the accounts of what it described as a “small percentage” of users who violated its terms of
On Valentine’s Day in 2012, Xiao Meili walked through a Beijing commercial district in a wedding dress, its shimmering white folds splattered with red. She and two other Chinese activists had decided to march through the busy shopping area in gowns covered in fake blood to raise awareness about domestic abuse, which affects 1 in
NBC isn’t even streaming the Winter Olympics opening ceremony until 8pm ET tonight, but in the time since the event happened live yesterday in Pyeongchang, Korean netizens have made enough fan art and memes out of the ceremony’s man-faced bird that it’s trending nationally on Twitter, and hitting #1 on Yahoo! Japan trending search results.
It was less than a week after Logan Paul’s post-scandal return to regular vlogging that YouTube ”temporarily” suspended ads on his channel. The company’s decision reflects its promise to investigate further consequences for Paul specifically, as well as policies that would punish creators who do harm to the YouTube community. In a statement to The
VLC is one of those open-source gifts to humankind that we certainly don’t deserve. A lightweight, bloat-resistant, stable, and endlessly compatible piece of software that we mostly use to play back pirated movies. The brand-new 3.0 “Vetinari” update to VLC adds an incredible number of features. It has HDR10 support. It does HD audio passthrough.
“How fast do I need to be growing to be interesting to a venture investor?” This is a question we get asked all the time by CEOs, and we realize “it depends” is not the most actionable answer to give. Instead, we have come up with a simple model that allows us to give a
XRP, the cryptocurrency made by Ripple for international money transfers, is trading around $0.90 a coin, up about 60% from its low of $0.56 hit less than a week ago. The third-largest cryptocurrency has had an exhausting February, beginning the month with a dramatic plunge. XRP is currently trading at less than a third of
Maybe you’re sitting at a MacBook or other modern PC right now, typing away in near silence on a keyboard that provides no real satisfying response to your human fingers. Maybe, once in the distant past, you remember when keyboards offered something in return: A “click clack” that stood as an auditory proof of productivity.
Schools are often late to taking advantage of new technologies, so today still do much of their business over paper forms. One pain point in particular – for school administrators, teachers and parents alike – is handling permission forms for activities and field trips. A young startup called Script aims to help. Schools can use
Today, Getty Images and Google announced the forming of a multiyear global licensing partnership, nearly two years after Getty filed a competition law complaint against Google with the European Commission. As part of the partnership, Google will be modifying its image search to improve attribution of contributors’ work. The changes will also include making copyright
Tuesday’s Falcon Heavy launch made history, not only becoming the highest-capacity rocket platform since the Saturn V but accomplishing the first double autonomous booster landing. And that’s just the start of what could prove to be an epic year for SpaceX — if Elon Musk’s ambitious timeline isn’t delayed, say by high winds. There are
John Sciulli/Getty Images for go90 The past few months have been a roller coaster ride for Logan Paul. The 22-year-old social media star has built a career off the now-defunct Vine app and later, off of two simultaneous YouTube channels. His Midwestern good looks, slapstick humor, and intricately planned and executed viral videos have earned
Car companies might want to spend more time thinking about building features for dogs and cats into their new vehicles: dog hammocks and other pet-friendly accessories are among the top searches consumers make for their vehicles in the US, according to findings released today in Google’s 2018 Auto Trends Report. “When it comes to the
Evan Spiegel secretly tried to hire away the team at Secret, but the price was too high. That’s according to three sources familiar with the deal who spoke to TechCrunch. The information expands and clarifies a report from the new book about Snapchat’s origin story coming out next week called “How To Turn Down A