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  • In the internet era, public libraries more vital than ever

    In the internet era, public libraries more vital than ever

    Back in 2018, Forbes sent Twitter into fury with a now-retracted column. Its big idea: Amazon should replace libraries because it has “provided something better.” The Kindles, Netflixes and Starbucks of the world have rendered libraries obsolete, the author suggested; monetizing libraries would not only save taxpayer money but also bolster Amazon’s stockholder value.  Librarians […] More

  • German football league Bundesliga teams with AWS to improve fan experience

    German football league Bundesliga teams with AWS to improve fan experience

    Germany’s top soccer (football) league, Bundesliga, announced today it is partnering with AWS to use artificial intelligence to enhance the fan experience during games. Andreas Heyden, executive vice president for digital sports at the Deutsche Fußball Liga, the entity that runs The Bundesliga, says that this could take many forms, depending on whether the fan […] More

  • Early bird savings end next Friday on tickets to Robotics+AI 2020

    Early bird savings end next Friday on tickets to Robotics+AI 2020

    TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics+AI 2020 is gearing up to be one amazing show. This annual day-long event draws the brightest minds and makers from these two industries — 1,500 attendees last year alone. And if you really want to make 2020 a game-changing year, grab yourself an early-bird ticket and save $150 on tickets before prices […] More

  • Amazon Music HD is free for 90 days. Why not give it a try?

    Amazon Music HD is free for 90 days. Why not give it a try?

    TL;DR: Amazon Music HD is free for 90 days with the option to cancel anytime. When something is promoted as free, the first thing cynical shoppers do is look for the catch. This is just smart. It’s natural to be sceptical when you see that Amazon Music HD is available for absolutely nothing, but in […] More

  • US regulators need to catch up with Europe on fintech innovation 

    US regulators need to catch up with Europe on fintech innovation 

    Alastair Mitchell Contributor Share on Twitter Alastair Mitchell is a partner at multi-stage VC fund EQT Ventures and the fund’s B2B sales, marketing and SaaS expert. Ali also focuses on helping US companies scale into Europe and vice versa. More posts by this contributor Europe shows the way in online privacy Fintech companies are fundamentally […] More

  • It’s time for tech startups to get political

    It’s time for tech startups to get political

    Xiao Wang Contributor Xiao Wang is CEO at Boundless, a technology startup that has helped thousands of immigrant families apply for marriage green cards and U.S. citizenship while providing affordable access to independent immigration attorneys. More posts by this contributor International students face immigration hurdles under Trump Which immigration headlines should you care about? Between […] More

  • In latest JEDI contract drama, AWS files motion to stop work on project

    In latest JEDI contract drama, AWS files motion to stop work on project

    When the Department of Defense finally made a decision in October on the decade long, $10 billion JEDI cloud contract, it seemed that Microsoft had won. But nothing has been simple about this deal from the earliest days, so  it shouldn’t come as a surprise that last night Amazon filed a motion to stop work […] More

  • Mic on Bezos' hacked phone possibly compromised for months

    Mic on Bezos' hacked phone possibly compromised for months

    What secrets does Jeff Bezos spill behind closed doors? The Amazon CEO and owner of the Washington Post meets with industry heads, politicians, and regulatory officials as a matter of course. And, as a forensic analysis of Bezos’ hacked phone obtained by Motherboard shows, there’s a possibility the Saudi government was listening in on those […] More

  • Jeff Bezos tweets reminder that Saudi government murdered a journalist

    Jeff Bezos tweets reminder that Saudi government murdered a journalist

    Jeff Bezos has some thoughts for the Saudi government. Following yesterday’s bombshell report that the Amazon CEO’s phone was likely hacked at the direction of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), Bezos took a moment to remind the world that the same government murdered and dismembered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. And Bezos […] More

  • Jeff Bezos' DMs hint Saudi crown prince knew private info from hack, report says

    Jeff Bezos' DMs hint Saudi crown prince knew private info from hack, report says

    It sure looks like Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman spent some time poking around Jeff Bezos’ private business after the Amazon CEO’s phone was reportedly hacked.    According to the New York Times, investigators have pieced together a timeline and determined that, after the hack, the Saudis learned about Bezos’ private affair with Lauren […] More

  • UN report says malware built by NSO Group ‘most likely’ used in Bezos phone hack

    UN report says malware built by NSO Group ‘most likely’ used in Bezos phone hack

    A new United Nations report says a mobile hacking tool built by mobile spyware maker, the NSO Group, was “most likely” used to hack into the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ phone. The report, published by U.N. human rights experts on Wednesday, said the Israeli-based spyware maker likely used its Pegasus mobile spyware to exfiltrate gigabytes […] More

  • Jeff Bezos reportedly hacked directly by Saudi crown prince over WhatsApp

    Jeff Bezos reportedly hacked directly by Saudi crown prince over WhatsApp

    Life is full of grand mysteries. For instance, how did Jeff Bezos’ dick pics end up in the hands of the National Enquirer? Sometimes, life is kind enough to provide an answer.   Or so it would seem today, with the Guardian reporting that the Amazon CEO’s phone was likely hacked by the crown prince […] More

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