December is a pretty slow period in mobile tech with companies gearing up for CES and MWC, but Kevin and I were still able to ramble on for 71 minutes on MobileTechRoundup show #454 with thoughts on a new phone, Pixel Slate keyboard, and more.Hands on with the OnePlus 6T McLaren EditionA week with the Brydge G-Type Keyboard for the Pixel SlateApple reportedly looking to dump Intel / Qualcomm for iPhone modemsWould you pay for Windows as a consumer subscription?Samsung Notebook 9 Pen 13 and 15 unveiledWhat's the best device we bought in 2018Matt is visiting the T-Mobile store this morning to pick a smartwatchKevin is debating the purchase of a Kindle OasisChrome OS 71 arrives with a ton of new featuresAny.do integrates with Gmail on Chromebooks and Chrome browser Running time: 71 minutes Listen here (MP3, 83MB) Subscribe to the show with this link (RSS) … [Read more...] about Brydge keyboard for Slate, OnePlus 6T McLaren, Kindle and wearable purchase considerations (MobileTechRoundup show #454)
By Annie Vainshtein Published 12:22 pm PST, Sunday, December 16, 2018 A Bay Area construction company has fired three of its cleanup workers after photos of them posing insensitively on the Camp Fire debris surfaced online. A Bay Area construction company has fired three of its cleanup workers after photos of them posing insensitively on the Camp Fire debris surfaced online. Photo: Facebook Photo: Facebook Image 1 of / 45 Caption Close Image 1 of 45 A Bay Area construction company has fired three of its cleanup workers after photos of them posing insensitively on the Camp Fire debris surfaced online. A Bay Area construction company has fired three of its cleanup workers after photos of them posing insensitively on the Camp Fire debris surfaced online. … [Read more...] about Bay Area company says it fired Camp Fire cleanup workers who posted ‘abhorrent’ photos
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Tech Workers Got Paid in Company Stock. They Used It to Agitate for Change. Supported by ByKate Conger Dec. 16, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley technology firms are known for giving stock to their workers, a form of compensation that often helps employees feel invested in their companies. But tech workers are now starting to use those shares to turn the tables on their employers. As many tech employees take a more activist approach to how their innovations are being deployed and increasingly speak out on a range of issues, some are using the stock as a way to demand changes at their companies. At Amazon, more than a dozen employees who had received stock grants recently exercised their rights as shareholders. In late November and early December, they filed identical shareholder … [Read more...] about Tech Workers Got Paid in Company Stock. They Used It to Agitate for Change.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Economy Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Economy | Nashville’s Star Rises as Midsize Cities Break Into Winners and Losers Supported by Nashville and others are thriving thanks to a mix of luck, astute political choices and well-timed investments, while cities like Birmingham, Ala., fall behind. ByBen Casselman Dec. 16, 2018 NASHVILLE — Forty years ago, Nashville and Birmingham, Ala., were peers. Two hundred miles apart, the cities anchored metropolitan areas of just under one million people each and had a similar number of jobs paying similar wages. Not anymore. The population of the Nashville area has roughly doubled, and young people have flocked there, drawn by high-paying jobs as much as its hip “Music City” reputation. Last month, the city won an important consolation prize in the competition for Amazon’s … [Read more...] about Nashville’s Star Rises as Midsize Cities Break Into Winners and Losers
NEW YORK -- Colin Kroll, a tech entrepreneur who co-founded popular trivia gaming app HQ Trivia and social network Vine, has died. He was 35.HQ Trivia confirmed Kroll's death in a statement to ABC News, saying, "We learned today of the passing of our friend and founder, Colin Kroll, and it's with deep sadness that we say goodbye. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time." The New York Police Department said officers went to Kroll's Manhattan apartment early Sunday after getting a call asking for a wellness check on him.They found him unconscious and unresponsive on his bed. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death.Drugs were found at the scene and taken for further testing, investigators said.According to his LinkedIn account, Kroll also served as the chief technology officer and general manager of Vine, a social network focused on short, seconds-long videos. Vine was … [Read more...] about HQ Trivia, Vine co-founder Colin Kroll dead at 35