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Toyota Tsusho America and Modumetal Plan to Manufacture Nanolaminated Alloys With New Joint Venture ModuTAI

Seattle based Modumetal and Toyota Tsusho America today at the International Fastener Expo. announced an agreement of an non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the establishment of a joint venture to deploy Modumetal’s patented nanolaminated alloy product, NanoGalv globally for industrial fastener and bolting applications. Modumetal has established partnerships with leading oil and gas, aerospace […]

Movie Subscription Company – MoviePass Could Be Saved

  Less than a week after it was declared dead , movie ticket subscription company MoviePass may soon rise from the grave as Ted Farnsworth, former CEO of MoviePass’ owner Helios & Matheson Analytics, has submitted an offer to buy all of Helios & Matheson and its subsidiaries. Variety reports that Farnsworth has stepped down […]

Twitch Has Temporarily Suspended Quqco For Chun-Li Cosplay

  Twitch has temporarily suspended the account of streamer Quqco for violating its guidelines on “sexually suggestive content or activities.” The suspension arose following a weekend stream during which she was cosplaying as Street Fighter stalwart Chun-Li. Kotaku notes the outfit includes a thigh-high slit. But Quqco told the site that she “bought one size […]

Teenage Gamer In The US Sentence In Deadly 911/Swatting Hoax

A US teenager has been jailed for 15 months for involvement in a prank call leading to an innocent man’s death. Casey Viner, 19, from Ohio, conspired with fellow gamer Tyler Barriss to make a so-called swatting call to police. Swatting call is a hoax phone call designed to make special weapons and tactics (SWAT) […]

Uber Says It Won’t Treat California Drivers As Employees- Despite Assembly Bill 5

Uber’s top lawyer announced in a news conference (H/T NYTimes) that Uber will not treat its drivers, who are independent contractors, as employees under the newly passed California bill. Tony West, Uber chief legal officer, pledged that its drivers will remain independent contractors. Mr. West said Uber’s business is not providing rides but “serving as […]

Huawei Willing License 5G To Western Firms To Address Security Fears

Huawei‘s chief executive has proposed selling its current 5G tech to a Western firm as a way to address security concerns voiced by the US and others about its business. Ren Zhengfei said the buyer would be free to “change the software code”. That would allow any flaws or supposed backdoors to be addressed without […]

Former CBS News And Facebook Veterans Working Spotify’s Podcasting Efforts

Spotify has hired two industry veterans to help build out its roster of original podcast programming. Former CBS News chief David Rhodes is consulting with the music streaming giant on news programming and Facebook executive Amy Hudson has joined the staff full-time to build out a slate of sports podcasts Spotify is a subscription-based music […]

Uber Sacks 435 Employees

Ride-hailing giant Uber gave layoff notices to over 400 employees Tuesday Uber axed 435 people from its product and engineering teams, representing about 8% of its workforce, as reported by TechCrunch. But ahead of that announcement, hiring at the company — and specifically in the divisions affected by layoffs — saw a layoffs are often […]

Google Is Now Sharing Its Differential Privacy With App Developers

Google is making its differential privacy code freely available to all developers. Differential Privacy is a special mathematic technique that allows organizations to collect data from individuals in a way that guarantees individual privacy. Collected data cannot be traced back to any one person. Google uses this technique to capture what dishes people order at restaurants. The […]

Apple Responds China Labor Watch’s iPhone Factory Report

  Apple has responded to a report by a campaign group which criticised working conditions at a factory where iPhones are made. According to the report (pdf), Foxconn workers were not getting bonuses, were being made to do overtime and too many temporary workers were being hired. Under Chinese law, only 10% of a workforce […]

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