Friday , 20 September 2019

Technology

AT&T’s WarnerMedia might be punting on its original streaming service plans

WarnerMedia’s plans for a three-tiered streaming service appear to be influx. The AT&T-owned company is reportedly scrapping that idea and opting instead to offer HBO, Cinemax and the library of Warner Bros. content in a single subscription service that would cost between $16 and $17 a month, Wall Street Journal reported citing unnamed sources. The service would first be offered ... Read More »

Zoom outperforms in first-ever earnings report

2019 is a great year for Zoom (Nasdaq: ZM). The company outperformed analyst expectations on Thursday with the release of its first earnings report. The profitable video communications business, which went public in one of the year’s most successful initial public offerings this April, posted revenues of $122 million for the three months ended April 30, 2019, representing a year-over-year ... Read More »

Is there potential for blockchain in copyright and licensing applications?

Dave Davis Contributor Dave Davis joined Copyright Clearance Center in 1994 and currently serves as a research analyst. He previously held directorships in both public libraries and corporate libraries and earned joint master’s degrees in Library and Information Sciences and Medieval European History from Catholic University of America. More posts by this contributor Are rightsholders ready for public domain day? ... Read More »

Marvel’s Avengers game: release date, news, trailers and rumors

After two years of secrecy, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics are nearly ready to talk about their first Avengers game – or, as we know it, Marvel’s Avengers.An official Twitter account for the game not only unveiled the logo, but also confirmed that we’d see it in-action at E3 2019 during the Square Enix press event that takes place on ... Read More »

Voatz has raised $7 million in Series A funding for its mobile voting technology

Voatz, the four-year-old, Boston, Ma.-based voting and citizen engagement platform that has been at the center of debate over the merits and dangers of mobile voting, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. The round was co-led by Medici Ventures and Techstars, with participation from Urban Innovation Fund and Oakhouse Partners. Voatz, which current employs 17 people, is modeled ... Read More »

The 10 benefits and policies any modern workplace should have

Georgene Huang & Liv McConnell Contributor Georgene Huang is CEO and Co-founder and Liv McConnell is Associate Editor at Fairygodboss, the largest career community for women, providing them with free resources like career connections, job listings, community advice, virtual events and hard-to-find intel about how companies treat women. Want to attract (and retain) top talent, making your company’s workforce more ... Read More »

8 benefits and policies that are making your company seem outdated

Georgene Huang & Liv McConnell Contributor Georgene Huang is CEO and Co-founder and Liv McConnell is Associate Editor at Fairygodboss, the largest career community for women, providing them with free resources like career connections, job listings, community advice, virtual events and hard-to-find intel about how companies treat women. The competition for top talent today is more fierce than ever. And ... Read More »

Jeff Bezos wants to build the infrastructure for space startups

At its re:Mars conference, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos took the stage today to be “interviewed” by Jenny Freshwater, Amazon’s director of forecasting. As any AWS machine learning tool could have forecasted, having an employee interview her boss didn’t lead to any challenging questions or especially illuminating answers, but Bezos did get a chance to talk about a variety of topics, ... Read More »

Thumbtack is raising up to $120M on a flat valuation

Thumbtack, one of the first players in what is now known as the gig economy, has hit the fundraising circuit once again. The online services marketplace that matches customers with nearby professionals is raising up to $120 million in Series H shares, according to a Delaware stock authorization filing uncovered by the Prime Unicorn Index. Thumbtack did not immediately respond ... Read More »

Protecting the integrity U.S. elections will require a massive regulatory overhaul, academics say

Ahead of the 2020 elections former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos and his colleagues at Stanford University have unveiled a sweeping new plan to secure U.S. electoral infrastructure and combat foreign campaigns seeking to interfere in U.S. politics. As the Mueller investigation into electoral interference made clear, foreign agents from Russia (and elsewhere) engaged in a strategic campaign to ... Read More »