Tech companies mark Blackout Tuesday

  • Jun 02, 2020

Over the weekend, music industry execs Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang called on fellow industry members to protest police violence against black people by pausing operations for the day. The pair created the site and hashtag #theshowmustbepaused, which spread quickly throughout social media as people looked for a way to offer solidarity with nationwide and […]

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Google has added its line of Nest smart home devices to its Advanced Protection Program, a security offering that adds stronger account protections for high-risk users like politicians and journalists. The program, launched in 2017, allows anyone who signs up access to a range of additional account security features, like limiting third-party access to account […]

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On Sunday, a fourth night of protests erupted around the country, spurred on by the May 25 death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police. The movement is a response to wide-ranging and systemic inequality that has seen a disproportionate number of black Americans suffer a similar fate, with Floyd’s desperate gasping […]

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[Chorus] Good morning I see your pretty face, you want it Come and get a taste, jump on it Baby, don’t give me a reason Every time I see you teasing Baby, know you are not leaving Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh You want it, uh, you want it Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh You want it, […]

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[Intro] Oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh (Yeah) [Verse 1] Tryna cover pain up buyin’ all these things Lately I been feeling like it’s something missing (Oh, missing) Lately it’s a problem every time the phone ring (Ring, ring) Can’t help everybody, gotta do my own thing (Yeah) Wish that when I die could change my batteries Can’t believe […]

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Spend it, spend it, spend it Spend it, spend it, spend it Ayy, if I want it, I’ma get it Get it, get it, get it Get it, get it, get it This money mine, so I’ma spend it Run it back, run it back, run it back Run it back, run it back, run […]

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I always knew you would come for me And now that you’re here, my whole worlds complete You gave me so much more, more than I’d hoped for All of my dreams are realized, girl, you made me whole Just when I needed a friend, someone who would stay till the end You came along […]

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If you trip between the days If you fall between the lines When you’re paying no attention To the warning signs Too much static in the air Too much sugar in my mouth Got every single possibility All worked out We are only satellites We are only satellites We just spin around And wait for […]

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[Intro] (Lilah flip the beat, yah) [Verse 1] I can’t deny what I did with the bitch (Yeah) Maison Margielas, I got it from Kith (Let’s get it) Different type niggas, they say that I’m different (Different) Fresh out a shootout, they hop in a Lyft (Yeah) Police came back when I went in the crib Ain’t no denying, […]

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I’m feeling fine in California I’m doing fine right here in L.A I love the sunshine and the way it warms ya People treat me so good here Treat me so good here that i just might stay There’s a sinister side to this civilized town There’s a lot going on when the sun goes […]

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[Verse 1] I’ve been sittin’ here In this dried out pool again Where we used to swim Before you moved away Always heard our songs That they used to play for us At our favourite club It’s a bookstore today [Pre-Chorus] And now that you made it Back here, let’s make up lost times All […]

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[Intro] Tower Beats on the track Did you ever like me? Did you ever like me? Like me, ayy I said did you ever like me? Did you ever like me? Did you ever like me? Okay [Chorus] One minute I love her, one minute I hate her, I don’t know what I would do […]

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[Intro: YG] Mustard on the beat, ho [Chorus] I’m sorry that I did you wrong (You wrong) I’m indecisive, I don’t know what I want (What I want) It’s really hard to make it out where I’m from (Woah) Still can’t believe that I went number one (Yeah) Now I got too many options (Yeah) I can’t pick what […]

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No matter what you said, no matter what you do It’s gonna come back to haunt you For the sake of pride Behind that mask you hide Don’t let it get the best of you No matter what you said, no matter what you do It’s gonna come back to haunt you For the sake […]

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[Woohyun] Neomudo nawa talmeun hansungando ttel su eoptdeon [Sungjong] Geureon neo meoreojim eotteokhae My Love No [L] Oh chameul geol geuraesseo Jogeumeun useulgeol geuraesseo majimagiljido molla [Sungkyu] Johatdeon chueokboda apeun gieogi deo Nareul japgo maemdora No No No [All] Tteollin nunbit maltu aetan pyojeongkkajido Aljanha neoman wonhajanha Nae modeun geol geolgetda malhaesseotjanha I got something […]

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Good Gods Don’t take away My father Give him back his legs Don’t take away his heart Don’t trade away His sun His mind His family Good Gods Don’t take away My father Give him back his legs If you can’t help him Then you can take me His son His mind His heart I’m […]

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I mean its crazy cause its like I can’t be with you and I gotta get the money But it’s like I either gotta get the money or get with you, but I gotta get this money I, rolling thru yo city folk, cause I don’t like them silent type If I see it ion […]

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While the present is largely bleak, preparing for the future has retailers adopting technologies faster than ever. Their resilience and innovation means retail will look and fee different when the world reopens.

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Introduced in mid-2017, the Look was one of the more obscure — and, honestly, kind of bizarre — entries in the Echo line. It was a small camera designed to take videos and selfies of its owner, using machine learning to help choose outfits. No surprise, really, that it never caught fire. And now, three […]

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In this installment of our ongoing series around making the most of your at-home video setup, we’re going to focus on one of the most important, but least well-understood or implemented parts of the equation: Lighting. While it isn’t actually something that requires a lot of training, expertise or even equipment to get right, it’s […]

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Amazon customers in nearly a dozen more U.S. states are now able to use their SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits to purchase groceries online, the retailer announced on Thursday. The news represents a significant expansion of a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) pilot program introduced in 2019 that aimed to open up online grocery shopping […]

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Rivian, the electric vehicle company backed by Amazon, Cox Automotive and Ford, has resumed work at its factory in Normal, Ill. following a temporary shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Construction on the factory, which will eventually produce its R1T and R1S electric vehicles for consumers as well as 100,000 delivery vans for Amazon, has […]

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In a blog post today, Amazon announced plans to offer permanent jobs to around 70% of the 175,000 temporary workers it brought on to meet demand amid a COVID-19-fueled surge. Initially filled as seasonal positions, the company will be transferring 125,000 people to full-time roles next month, as the pandemic-fueled push theoretically dies down. Those […]

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WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max launched today with a couple of conspicuous absences from the list of supported devices — Max is not yet available on Roku or Amazon’s Fire TV. It sounds like this isn’t just a technical issue that will be fixed imminently. WarnerMedia’s vice president of communications Chris Willard told USA Today […]

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Simple: Amazon offers up the content free of charge. The company has been on the offensive in recent weeks when it comes to how it has handled the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon’s offered all sorts of blog posts, public statements and made the subject a centerpiece of its recent shareholder letter and earnings report. It also […]

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The rationale behind the deluge of dollars flooding into billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Platforms is beginning to become more clear as his e-commerce venture JioMart starts rolling out to more people across India. An e-commerce venture between the nation’s top telecom operator Jio Platforms and top retail chain Jio Retail, JioMart just launched its […]

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An eighth Amazon employee has died of COVID-19. The news comes as the company is under scrutiny for failing to be more transparent about the wider number of infections among its warehouse workers. A spokesperson confirmed the reports of the death, telling TechCrunch, “We are saddened by the loss of an associate who had worked […]

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Amazon is joining India’s online food delivery market just as top local players Swiggy and Zomato reduce their workforce to steer through the coronavirus pandemic and months after Uber Eats’ exit from the nation. The e-commerce giant, which has invested more than $6.5 billion in India, today launched its food delivery service, called Amazon Food, […]

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Directly, a startup whose mission is to help build better customer service chatbots by using experts in specific areas to train them, has raised more funding as it opens up a new front to grow its business: APIs and a partner ecosystem that can now also tap into its expert network. Today Directly is announcing […]

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