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Spin workers just ratified their first union contract

A group of 40 workers at Ford-owned Spin just successfully ratified their first union contract. This comes after this group of shift leads, maintenance specialists, operations spec...

29 Sep 2020TechCrunch

Amazon launches a virtual tours and experience platform, Amazon Explore

Amazon today is launching a new service called Amazon Explore that allows customers to book live, virtual experiences led by local experts. The experiences may be focused on creati...

29 Sep 2020TechCrunch

Here’s what the new Chromecast’s Google TV software looks like

Its Android TV underneath, but feels very different on top All indications point to Google announcing its latest Chromecast during tomorrows hardware event. And I managed to buy o...

29 Sep 2020The Verge

Spotify’s exclusive Michelle Obama podcast will be available on other platforms

An odd flip in stance about exclusive shows Spotify Spotify made major headlines last year when it announced an exclusive podcast deal with the Obamas production studio Higher Gr...

29 Sep 2020The Verge

Ford drops the price of its all-electric Mustang Mach-E to stay "fully competitive"

Ford has slashed the price of its upcoming all-electric Mustang Mach-E crossover by as much as $3,000 as the automaker seeks to stay competitive in an increasingly crowded and unse...

29 Sep 2020TechCrunch

Serious injuries at Amazon fulfillment centers topped 14,000, despite the company's safety claims

As Amazon‘s biggest shopping day of the year approaches, a new report reveals that the company’s investments in automation and safety have not stemmed surging numbers of serious in...

29 Sep 2020TechCrunch

Duolingo CEO explains language app's surge in bookings

Language learning apps, like many educational technology platforms, soared when millions of students went home in response to safety concerns from the coronavirus pandemic. It make...

29 Sep 2020TechCrunch

How Twilio built its own conference platform

Twilio’s annual customer conference was supposed to happen in May, but like everyone else who had live events scheduled for this year, it ran smack-dab into COVID-19 and was forced...

29 Sep 2020TechCrunch

With a Warby Parker playbook, SISU raises funding from Greycroft to face-off against cosmetic clinics

With so many people getting ‘botox’ and ‘filler’ treatments to their faces these days (or are they, during the pandemic?), its probably no wonder that Venture Capital has decided t...

29 Sep 2020TechCrunch

Starlink puts towns devastated by wildfires online for disaster relief workers

SpaceX’s Starlink has showed its utility in connecting far-flung locations to the internet quickly and relatively simply in Washington, where like much of the west coast wildfires ...

29 Sep 2020TechCrunch

9 VCs in Madrid and Barcelona discuss the COVID-19 era and look to the future

Spain’s startup ecosystem has two main hubs: Madrid and Barcelona. Most observers place Barcelona first and Madrid second, but the gap appears to close every year. Barcelona has b...

29 Sep 2020TechCrunch

Collective, a back office platform that caters to 'businesses of one,' just landed a hefty seed round

Americans and other global citizens are increasingly self-employed, thanks to great software, the need for flexibility, and because skilled services especially can pay fairly well,...

29 Sep 2020TechCrunch

Sonos sues Google for infringing five more wireless audio patents

Rocket docket, engage Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Sonos has filed another patent lawsuit against Google, alleging that the search giant is infringing five wireless audio p...

29 Sep 2020The Verge

Trump vs. Biden first presidential debate: date, time, and how to watch the live stream

The event starts at 9PM ET, and it will be streaming just about everywhere

29 Sep 2020The Verge

Biden campaign slams Facebook for ‘regression’ on false Trump claims

Facebooks promises are nothing more than an excuse for inaction Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images Joe Bidens campaign has denounced Facebook for allowing President Do...

29 Sep 2020The Verge

TikTok rolls out new in-app 2020 elections guide

And new misinformation and media literacy tools Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Tuesday, TikTok plans to launch an in-app guide to the 2020 US election as part of its ...

29 Sep 2020The Verge

How to Host a Virtual Watch Party

After you send them the link, your friends will be able to join, provided they have also installed the browser extension and are logged into Netflix. During the playback, there wil...

29 Sep 2020Wired

How to Win Any Debate

The first presidential debate is happening tonight and you can watch it here. However, once the candidates are done debating, you might find yourself in a debate of your own. If yo...

29 Sep 2020Wired

Justin Sun: the crypto millionaire who acquired BitTorrent — and waded into the trade war

Hype man of the century When Chinese millionaire Justin Sun acquired BitTorrent, was he trying to skirt the trade war? Or fly right in the face of it, no matter the cost? By Ch...

29 Sep 2020The Verge

Elon Musk’s Neuralink: what’s science and what’s not

Fixing the brain isnt just an engineering problem Elon Musk wants everyone to get brain surgery. Specifically, he wants everyone to get a brain implant the brain-machine interfac...

29 Sep 2020The Verge

Alienware’s M15 R3 is improved, but the competition is better

Alienwares M15 R3 is improved, but the competition is better Alienwares thinnest gaming laptop comes up short If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commiss...

29 Sep 2020The Verge

Trump’s FCC Is Using Junk Data to Downplay Broadband Woes

You cant fix a problem you dont understand, and its very clear that the Federal Communications Commission under Donald Trump doesnt want to understand its failure to make affordabl...

29 Sep 2020Wired

'Where Law Ends' Review: How the Mueller Investigation Fell Flat

But Weissmann finds himself disillusioned almost immediatelya moment he recounts in the books opening chapter as he reads Barrs summary of the full Mueller report, frantically sear...

29 Sep 2020Wired

Testing Won’t Save Us From Covid-19

Weve known it since the early days of the pandemic: To stop the spread of Covid-19, we need more and better testing. But with the crisis marching toward what could be a very dark w...

29 Sep 2020Wired

13 Books You Need to Read This Fall

Ive got a new phrase for you, if youd like to leave people aghast this spooky season: anthropodermic bibliopegy, the practice of binding books in flayed human skin. These grisliest...

29 Sep 2020Wired

The Cyber-Avengers Protecting Hospitals From Ransomware

The Czech incident made it clear to Zaidenberg that his fears were justified. Israel was in the process of locking down, and he knew he would soon have a lot of time on his hands. ...

29 Sep 2020Wired

During Covid, Eating Disorder Patients Turn to Apps

Equips approach is to assign each family a dedicated virtual care team that includes a therapist, dietician, MD psychiatrist, peer mentor, and a mentor who works with the entire fa...

29 Sep 2020Wired

The National Guard’s Fire-Mapping Drones Get an AI Upgrade

More than 3 million acres of California have burned this year, and 18,000 firefighters are still battling 27 major wildfires across the sooty state sometimes called golden. And eve...

29 Sep 2020Wired

Dell announces new XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 with Tiger Lake processors

Theyre also getting Thunderbolt 4 and a RAM update If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. The new Dell XPS 13, the bes...

28 Sep 2020The Verge

How to Watch WIRED25 2020

So far, 2020 has made the future seem scary, if not unimaginable. But its still possible to feel excited about what comes next, and this years WIRED25 honorees are here to pave the...

23 Sep 2020Wired

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