SXSW announced that it’s partnering with Amazon Prime Video to stream as much of its movie line-up as possible for a 10-day period in the U.S. It will be free to viewers with or without an Amazon Prime membership.
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US HOLDS FIRST OIL LEASE SALE FOR ALASKA'S ARCTIC REFUGE
The U.S. government held its first-ever oil and gas lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an event critics labeled as a bust with major oil companies staying on the sidelines and a state corporation emerging as the main bidder.
SLACK KICKS OFF 2021 WITH A GLOBAL OUTAGE
Slack, the messaging service used by millions of people for work and school, suffered a global outage on Monday, the first day back for most people returning from the New Year’s holiday.
GRAMMY AWARDS SHIFT TO MARCH DUE TO PANDEMIC CONDITIONS
The 2021 Grammy Awards will no longer take place this month in Los Angeles and will broadcast in March due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases and deaths.
WORLD BANK SEES SUBDUED RECOVERY IN 2021 AND PLENTY OF RISK
The global economy will experience a subdued recovery this year from the devastating pandemic, the World Bank predicted, but it warned that the near-term outlook is highly uncertain and growth could be imperiled if coronavirus infections and delays in the rollout of vaccines continue.
US UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS SLIP TO STILL-HIGH 787,000
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell slightly to 787,000, evidence of a job market stumbling in the face of the viral pandemic and the damage it has inflicted on the economy for nearly 10 months.
AMAZON'S BEZOS TOPS LIST OF RICHEST CHARITABLE GIFTS IN 2020
The world’s richest person made the single-largest charitable contribution in 2020, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual list of top donations, a $10 billion gift that is intended to help fight climate change.
MICROSOFT SAYS HACKERS VIEWED SOURCE CODE, DIDN'T CHANGE IT
Microsoft said in a blog pos t that hackers tied to a massive intrusion of dozens of U.S. government agencies and private companies sneaked further into its systems than previously thought, although the intrusion doesn’t appear to have caused any additional harm.
GOOGLE WORKERS FORM NEW LABOR UNION, A TECH INDUSTRY RARITY
A group of Google engineers and other workers announced they have formed a union, creating a rare foothold for the labor movement in the tech industry.
AMAZON BUYS 11 JETS FOR 1ST TIME TO SHIP ORDERS FASTER
Amazon said this week that it bought 11 jets from Delta and WestJet airlines to boost its growing delivery network and get orders to shoppers faster.
Where Is Jack Ma, China's E-commerce Pioneer?
China’s best-known entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, made his fortune by taking big risks.
TIKTOK TIGHTENS PRIVACY FEATURES FOR YOUNGER USERS
A month after federal regulators ordered it to disclose how its practices affect children and teenagers, TikTok is tightening its privacy practices for the under-18 crowd.
Speak Softly and Run a Big Cloud
Amazon’s decision to cut ties with Parler showed the often-overlooked power its cloud computing division has over the internet
6 Fantastic Business Ideas for Moms
Mothers who use their free time efficiently will love these endeavors
The Power of Four
Regina King’s film reimagines a meeting of Black icons.
NO cone No shame just use your noodle
Here is a tip that could save you the “cone-charge” from your vet bill. These cones were obviously designed for long-nosed dogs!
CONGRESS TARGETS AMAZON, APPLE, FACEBOOK, AND GOOGLE FOR BEING POPULAR
WITH FRESH FACES in the White House and Congress, many Trump-era political agendas will soon be discarded.
6 apps to delight book lovers
Find more things to read, in more ways, and more people to discuss them with
HOMEPOD MINI: HUGE COMPUTATIONAL AUDIO IN A LITTLE PACKAGE
HomePod was introduced to much fanfare in 2018, but it was a smaller, more affordable smart device that consumers were crying out for.
MUSIC TV: TAKING SHOTS AT MTV WITH NEW DIGITAL TV STATION
In an unexpected move, Apple announced in late October that it would launch Apple Music TV, a new 24-hour curated live stream of chart-topping music videos, designed to encourage more consumers to subscribe to its Apple TV+ streaming service.
Living Heart Centered
DR JOE DISPENZA shares some thoughts on heart-brain coherence and moving from thinking to knowing through the instrument of perception we know as the heart.