Being the owner of an email address can be a pain in the ass. Other than the barrage of back-and-forth daily messages and the reply all apocalypses, there’s always the risk that someone hacks into it and your most intimate, confidential emails all of a sudden end up on WikiLeaks.
Austria is seeking ways to make digital services like Alphabet Inc.’s Google or Facebook Inc. pay taxes for transactions with the nation’s internet users, trying to plug gaps in a tax system still designed for brick-and-mortar business.
A lot of the Silicon Valley elite are doing extreme experiments on their bodies in hopes of prolonging their lives and improving their health.
Man vs. machine has taken on a new wrinkle. As robots begin to appear on sidewalks and streets, they’re being hazed and bullied. Last week, a drunken man allegedly tipped over a 300-pound security robot in Mountain View, California.
If you’ve been expecting Microsoft to issue a press release formally announcing the end of its Windows phone business, you’re probably hoping for a bit too much. But make no mistake: its phone hardware business is dead. RIP-dead. Send-flowers-dead. Worm-food-dead.
Late on Friday, Amazon announced it will be shutting down its “Underground Actually Free” program which offers customers free versions of Android apps that would typically cost money, including those that relied on in-app purchases but were otherwise free downloads.
To comment, simply and check out Docket 17-108, aka the FCC’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” proposal (it’s ok to ). Either way, public input during this round of the net neutrality fight is going to be integral in driving Pai back on his heels.
The average Silicon Valley engineer is compensated roughly $200,000 a year, and gets to work in offices with perks like daily catered lunch, on-site yoga, and life coaching. Still, for many people, particularly if you are a woman or underrepresented minority, these aren’t fun places to work.