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trump takes on tech industry in early policy moves


in his first weeks in office, president donald trump has shown a readiness to take on the tech industry, clashing with silicon valley in ways that his tech-friendly predecessor hardly ever did.the president’s executive order on immigration, which generated an outcry from the industry, was only the beginning. trump-appointed regulators have begun scaling back net-neutrality regulations that marked one of the tech industry’s...






which tech companies are opposing trump's refugee ban?


as fallout continues over president trump’s order stopping refugees from coming into the us, tech companies in silicon valley are ramping up their response. on tuesday, a group of tech companies was meeting to strategize, including a discussion about filing an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging trump’s order. the powwow was organized by github, a san francisco-based company that makes software development tools.here’s a map that looks who in the bay area’s tech community is taking a position — and what they’re saying:






remembering steve jobs in 10 quotes


friday would have been steve jobs’ 62nd birthday. the inimitable tech leader, innovator and apple co-founder forever changed the landscape of consumer tech products and was a pioneer in the industry. the former apple chief executive left a lasting legacy following his death in 2011. here are 20 unforgettable quotes from the tech maverick. 1. “your…






citigroup links with tech giants to put fintech to work for governments


citigroup inc. this week is launching a joint effort with software giants and startups to find ways to use new financial technologies to combat fraud and bribery in government services.the initiative, called citi tech for integrity challenge, will partner citigroup’s public-sector group with tech companies including facebook inc., international business machines corp., and microsoft corp., and startups globally, the bank said. the aim is to help programmers at tech firms to develop new applications using citigroup’s and...






what do you personally do to make tech easier for yourself?


this site is dedicated to making tech easier, whether it’s help with installing a new os, advice on the best apps for a certain task, or explaining something very technical in layman’s terms. many of us already have things that we do to make tech easier, though, so we asked our writers, “what do you do to make tech easier?”our opiniontrevor tries to manage his pocket account so it’s not too full of junk that he thought he would use. additionally, he “goes all in” on new tech when he’s trying it out. he’ll “run two systems and decide which is better.”simon finds that “it’s always healthy to keep a finger on the pulse of technology and have a sense of curiosity as well.” he learns about new technology and how it works to “help demystify the world of tech and make it easier to judge” whether






gant introduces tech prep line of clothing to keep you cool


why it matters to you when you're under pressure, you might sweat a little bit. but with gant's tech prep line of clothing, no one will ever know.when you’re climbing that corporate ladder, you know to never let them see you sweat. and now, you can get some help from your clothes. thanks to gant’s new tech prep line, the american lifestyle brand promises professionals that they will never be not comfortable.in fact, that’s the name of the company’s latest campaign. as part of “never not comfortable,” gant is highlighting how its tech prep line, complete with new fabric features and hidden technology, will keep wearers cool and collected in even the most stressful of situations.“the clothes we wear today are not designed for the active lifestyle we are living — that’s why we created the tec






‘either he or the republic will be gone soon’


new york times columnist and pulitzer prize-winning economist paul krugman believes there are only two ways donald trump’s presidency can end: either with his resignation, or the death of democracy.in a tweet storm posted on tuesday morning that analyzed the events of the past few days — such as the anti-immigration executive order that sparked chaos last weekend and the president’s continued ault on media outlets who don’t give him positive coverage — krugman said that there was simply no way that a president with trump’s authoritarian tendencies can coexist with our constitutional republic.in other words, writes krugman, either trump goes or our democracy does.“given the rate at which things are coming to a head, “president trump” — the sort-of legitimate head of a republic — won’t last






group that takes money from tech industry complains that tech coverage is too ne


image: itif slideshow, “how tech populism is undermining innovation.” source.if you read tech coverage a lot, you might be forgiven for thinking it’s a little toothless. from glowing profiles of tech ceos to breathless coverage of new technology that may yet turn out to be garbage, tech journalists can often forget to take a step back and look critically at the claims made by the companies they cover.advertisementone dc think tank disagrees with that assessment. yesterday, the information technology and innovation foundation (itif) released a report arguing that, in fact, tech reporting is too “pessimistic” about tech, and plays up concerns with technology for clicks. the report claims to chart an increasingly negative tone over the last 30 years in tech journalism, with more articles high






tech think tank whines that journalists are too mean


image: itif slideshow, “how tech populism is undermining innovation.” source.if you read tech coverage a lot, you might be forgiven for thinking it’s a little toothless. from glowing profiles of tech ceos to breathless coverage of new technology that may yet turn out to be garbage, tech journalists can often forget to take a step back and look critically at the claims made by the companies they cover.advertisementone dc think tank disagrees with that assessment. yesterday, the information technology and innovation foundation (itif) released a report arguing that, in fact, tech reporting is too “pessimistic” about tech, and plays up concerns with technology for clicks. the report claims to chart an increasingly negative tone over the last 30 years in tech journalism, with more articles high






watch super bowl 2017 better, with alexa, siri and other tech


with the super bowl upon us once again, millions of people will gather with friends and family around big-screen tvs—and monumental levels of finger food—to watch the atlanta falcons take on the new england patriots. more than ever, tech this year is changing the way we enjoy the big game. from virtual reality to artificial intelligence to 8k eras and smartphone selfies, here’s a guide to tech built just for the big event....






meg whitman adds clout to sacramento’s bid for a pro soccer team, but confusion


since 2014, the sacramento republic soccer team has broken attendance records, drawn fans from all over northern california, and given hope to its hometown that it might one day soon have its own place in the majors.on wednesday, just hours after the deadline for major league soccer hopefuls to submit their applications, sacramento fans got some good news, along with some confusing news:meg whitman — ceo of palo alto-based hewlett packard enterprise, former ebay ceo and one-time candidate for governor — was joining the team’s ownership group – along with her husband dr. griff harsh.supporters were ecstatic to have an investor with whitman’s credentials on board. barry broome, ceo of the greater sacramento economic council, told a local paper that whitman puts sacramento’s bid “over the top






colson leads no. 21 notre dame past georgia tech


south bend, ind. — bonzie colson had 20 points and 11 rebounds and no. 21 notre dame beat georgia tech 64-60 on sunday night for its fifth straight victory.matt farrell added 17 points for the irish (22-7, 11-5 atlantic coast conference).tadric jackson led georgia tech (16-13, 7-9) with 20 points, and josh okogie had 14 points and 10 rebounds. the yellow jackets have lost three of four.josh heath's jumper with four seconds left pulled georgia tech to 62-60, but farrell made two free throws for the final margin.notre dame struggled to shoot over georgia tech's zone defense, going 10 of 29 from 3-point range while being outscored 38-16 in the paint by the yellow jackets.okogie scored nine points in the first six minutes of the game, but colson got hot for the irish not long after. colson sco






fear of crackdown on h-1b program causes rift between silicon valley, indian tec


washington—silicon valley technology firms, worried about their ability to bring foreign workers to the u.s. under president donald trump, are distancing themselves from indian outsourcing firms, which are heavy users of the same visa program that u.s. tech firms rely on.u.s. tech companies hope that any new restrictions on the h-1b visa program, which provides visas for highly skilled foreign workers, will be directed at the indian...






planting cassava and yams using only primitive tech


just in case civilization goes south––which doesn’t seem so far fetched nowadays––you’ll want to be able to grow food. here’s how to grow yams and cassava without any tech whatsoever.full story at youtube.more great vids. posted by josh urich






how to answer tough interview questions: 8 tips


image: istockphoto/eternalcreative more for cxosthe days of tech job interviews consisting of only questions such as "tell us about yourself" are gone. several companies have adopted google's brain teasing interview model, throwing interviewees questions such as "how many happy birthday posts do you think facebook gets in one day?" and "if you are in a boat with a boulder and you drop that boulder into the lake, how does the water level before and after you drop the boulder in the lake compare?"those are both real questions, by the way, asked recently by facebook and apple, respectively, according to a recent glassdoor report. google itself abandoned these types of questions several years ago, and executives later admitted that even they could not solve them. however, several tech and othe






no. 3 kansas beats texas tech 80-79


lubbock, texas — josh jackson had 31 points and 11 rebounds and made a free throw with 2.8 seconds left to lift no. 3 kansas to an 80-79 victory over texas tech on saturday.after kansas inbounded the ball with 5.4 seconds left, jackson was fouled and missed the first free throw before making the game-winner.landen lucas scored 13 points and frank mason iii had 12 for kansas (22-3, 10-2 big 12).keenan evans finished with 25 points and niem stevenson had a career-high 22 points and 10 rebounds for texas tech (16-9, 4-8). zach smith finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds.on texas tech's inbound with 1 second remaining, the red raiders managed an off-balance shot from evans that fell short.texas tech used a kansas scoring lull midway through the second half to get back in the game. during tha






snap’s ipo is lunacy, but it could be crazy good | commentary


it’s hard to predict which controversial, overvalued tech ipo candidate will prove to be a wise investment and which controversial, overvalued tech ipo candidate will be a dud. let’s say this up front: buying shares in snap’s ipo this week is an act of lunacy.it’s nuts to buy stock of a company with just a two-year track record of generating revenue, a loss of $1.27 for each dollar of 2016 sales, a valuation higher than just about every other big technology company and sole decision-making power in the hands of two 20-somethings.but here’s the tricky part about this lunacy: no matter the wisdom of prognostications, it’s hard to predict which controversial, overvalued tech ipo candidate will prove to be a wise investment and which controversial, overvalued tech ipo candidate will be a dud.






no. 2 baylor beats texas tech 79-61 for 21st straight win


lubbock, texas — kalani brown had 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead no. 2 baylor to a 79-61 victory over texas tech on urday, extending the lady bear's winning streak to 21 games.it is the third consecutive season in which baylor (23-1, 12-0 big 12) has had a winning streak of at least 20 games.kristy wallace scored 15 points and nina davis added 14 points and 11 rebounds for baylor, which put away the game by outscoring texas tech 23-14 in the third period. alexis jones had 12 points and khadijiah cave finished with 10.larryn brooks had 16 points and recee caldwell scored 13 for texas tech (11-11, 3-8). brittany brewer and arella guirantes grabbed eight rebounds apiece.baylor led 18-14 after the first period, holding the lady raiders to 0-for-7 shooting from 3-point range. texas tech fini






fergus falls, st. cloud tech battle for edge in league title chase


fergus falls defeated st. cloud tech 57-53 in overtime on jan. 19 after outscoring the tigers 8-4 in the extra session. the otters (17-4, 10-2), ranked no. 11 in class 3a by minnesota basketball news, trail st. cloud tech in the central lakes conference standings by a half-game with two league contests to play. a win tuesday gives fergus falls a tiebreaker should both teams finish atop the league standings.st. cloud tech (18-5, 11-2) has been in the driver’s seat of the conference title race for most of the year, but the class 4a tigers have a tough road ahead as they face no. 10-3a alexandria and defending league champion fergus falls in the final two weeks of the regular season. the tigers can clinch the conference title outright by avenging their earlier loss to the otters.fergus falls






pliskova trashes muguruza, czechs lead spain 2-1 in fed cup


ostrava, czech republic — third-ranked karolina pliskova eased past french open champion garbine muguruza 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles to give defending champion czech republic a 2-1 lead over spain in the first round of the fed cup on sunday.pliskova failed to serve out the match at 5-1 but broke muguruza in the following game with a forehand winner to put the czechs one win away from the semifinals against the united states or germany.the second reverse singles pits barbora strycova against lara arruabarrena.pliskova won five of the six matches against her seventh-ranked opponent.big-hitting pliskova had five aces and hit one of her ten forehand winners to go 3-1 up in the opening set. she also got a break for a 3-1 lead in the second.






new bed for tech startups: europe


when danish-portuguese engineer lars fjeldsoe-nielsen wanted to make it as a technology entrepreneur nearly a decade ago, he bought a one-way ticket to silicon valley.after an eight-year ride as a senior manager or adviser at dropbox inc., whatsapp inc. and uber technologies inc., however, he has returned to europe.“the european tech...






long days a staple at chinese tech firms


in the silent movie “modern times,” charlie chaplin plays a factory worker turning bolts at such a frantic pace that he suffers a nervous breakdown.some young chinese tech workers see themselves as 21st-century versions of the little tramp, working the dreaded “996” schedule—9 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week.just ask galvin guo, a...






venezuela rallies to beat dominican in caribbean series


mexico city — rene reyes hit a two-run homer to cap a three-run rally with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning and venezuela beat the dominican republic 4-3 on sunday in the caribbean series.with venezuela trailing by two runs, ronny cedeno singled to score herlis henry, and then reyes homered to seal the victory for the venezuelans (3-1), who are waiting for the final game of the first round between mexico and cuba to learn their opponent in the semifinals.the dominican republic lost all four of its games in this year*s tournament and has lost 10 straight over the last three caribbean series.tiago da silva (1-0) got the win and francisco o got the last three outs for the save. juan grullon (0-1) yielded three hits and three runs in just one inning.






tech companies are filing a brief supporting transgender youth in upcoming scotu


tech companies are preparing to go to bat for transgender rights when the supreme court takes on the issue next month. as axios reports, led by apple, a number of prominent companies will file a court brief arguing in favor of the 17-year-old lead plaintiff, transgender virginia high school student gavin grimm.other companies that will reportedly sign on include microsoft, salesforce, ibm, tumblr, slack, yelp, box, affirm, ebay, github and box. more are expected to join the brief before the case begins. the news comes the day after a wave of tech leaders made public statements in support of protections for transgender students.featured image: sebra/shutterstock






which tech companies are opposing trump's refugee ban?


as fallout continues over president trump’s order stopping refugees from coming into the us, tech companies in silicon valley are ramping up their response. on tuesday, a group of tech companies was meeting to strategize, including a discussion about filing an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging trump’s order. the powwow was organized by github, a san francisco-based company that makes software development tools.here’s a map that looks who in the bay area’s tech community is taking a position — and what they’re saying:who: ebayemployees: 34,600context: in an internal memo to staff, ceo devin wenig said that while the company does employee people from the countries targeted by trump’s order, none had been outside the country when it was announced; he asked staff members from th






muguruza beats strycova, spain leads czechs 1-0 in fed cup


ostrava, czech republic — french open champion garbine muguruza defeated barbora strycova 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 in the opening singles to give spain a 1-0 lead over defending champion czech republic in the first round of the fed cup on saturday.the seventh-ranked muguruza converted her first match point after strycova's return hit the net to keep a perfect 7-0 fed cup record.strycova double faulted to go 3-1 down in the decisive set before muguruza broke her again for a commanding 5-1 lead.muguruza dominated the opening set, hitting 10 winners compared to strycova's one.the czech came back with a break for a 4-2 lead in the second set.karolina pliskova will face lara arruabarrena in the second singles match on an indoor hardcourt in the eastern city of ostrava later saturday.






two journalists killed during facebook live broadcast | dominican republic news


police in the dominican republic have detained three men after two radio journalists were shot dead during a facebook live broadcast, according to officials.the shooting took place on tuesday in san pedro de macoris, east of the capital santo domingo.  the attackers burst into the 103.5 fm studio and fatally shot presenter luis manuel medina as he was reading the news on air.gunfire and a woman's voice shouting, "shots, shots!" can be heard on a facebook live video streamed by one of the journalists there at the time. moments earlier, the station's director leonidas martinez was killed in his office, witnesses at the radio station told local media.  "two people have died and one has been injured," national police spokesman william alcantara told reporters. he identified the wounded person






two journalists killed during facebook live broadcast | dominican republic news


police in the dominican republic have detained three men after two radio journalists were shot dead during a facebook live broadcast, according to officials.the shooting took place on tuesday in san pedro de macoris, east of the capital santo domingo.  the attackers burst into the 103.5 fm studio and fatally shot presenter luis manuel medina as he was reading the news on air.gunfire and a woman's voice shouting, "shots, shots!" can be heard on a facebook live video streamed by one of the journalists there at the time. moments earlier, the station's director leonidas martinez was killed in his office, witnesses at the radio station told local media.  "two people have died and one has been injured," national police spokesman william alcantara told reporters. he identified the wounded person






two journalists killed during facebook live broadcast | dominican republic news


police in the dominican republic have arrested three men after two radio journalists were shot dead during a facebook live broadcast, according to officials.the shooting took place on tuesday in san pedro de macoris, east of the capital santo domingo.  the attackers burst into the 103.5 fm studio and shot dead presenter luis manuel medina as he was reading the news on air.gunfire and a woman's voice shouting, "shots, shots!" can be heard on a facebook live video streamed by one of the journalists there at the time. moments earlier, the station's director leonidas martinez was killed in his office, witnesses at the radio station told local media.  "two people have died and one has been injured," national police spokesman william alcantara told reporters. he identified the wounded person as






encana to maintain major u.s. office presence in denver through at least 2026 –


courtesy of brookfield property partnersencana corp. has signed a lease to occupy 334,000 square feet in republic plaza, the tallest building in denver.despite selling off its oil and gas properties in colorado’s denver-julesberg basin last year, encana is sticking around denver.the calgary-based energy company has signed a lease to keep its main u.s. office in the mile high city through at least 2026, officials confirmed late tuesday. encana will occupy about 334,000 square feet in republic plaza, the tallest building in denver and the company’s home since 2004.the denver office will continue to oversee encana’s u.s. operations, the core of which is now in texas’ permian basin and eagle ford, a company spokesman said. its denver workforce currently numbers around 650.“we realize that peop






tech companies respond to trump administration’s removal of protections for tran


the donald trump administration is once again at odds with parts of the tech community following the decision to roll back obama-era guidelines that allow transgender students to use public school restrooms that match their gender identity. apple has been one of the most outspoken companies regarding the topic, issuing a statement that the company believes…






mexico, venezuela win on 2nd day of caribbean series


mexico city — c.j. retherford homered and drove in three runs, chris roberson had four hits and mexico defeated the dominican republic 7-2 on thursday night for its second victory in two caribbean series games.jason bourgeois tripled twice and had two rbis for the aguilas de mexicali, trying to give mexico back-to-back caribbean titles. hector velazquez struck out seven in five innings for the win. he allowed four hits and two runs, one earned.losing pitcher cesar valdez gave up three runs and six hits over 4 1/3 innings for the dominican republic's tigres de licey, who fell to 0-2 in the tournament.in the earlier game thursday, jesus flores homered and drove in two runs for venezuela in its 4-3 victory over puerto rico. omar bencomo permitted one run over five innings for venezuela's agui






baidu furthers ai push with acquisition of digital assistant startup raven tech


baidu is furthering its push into artificial intelligence after it announced the acquisition of raven tech, a chinese startup that developed an ai voice assistant platform. baidu confirmed it has bought the startup’s tech, product and staff of 60.the deal comes a month after baidu hired noted ai expert qi lu, formerly with microsoft, as its coo and group president. baidu didn’t reveal how much it is paying for raven tech, which is an alumnus of the microsoft venture accelerator and y combinator and has raised $18 million from investors like dcm ventures and zhenfund.raven tech’s flow product was likened to a chinese version of siri, but it has failed to take off. as tech in asia pointed out, the app never broke the top 700 ranking in the app store in china, while siri itself has support fo






baidu furthers ai push with acquisition of digital assistant startup raven tech


baidu is furthering its push into artificial intelligence after it announced the acquisition of raven tech, a chinese startup that developed an ai voice assistant platform. baidu confirmed it has bought the startup’s tech, product and staff of 60.the deal comes a month after baidu hired noted ai expert qi lu, formerly with microsoft, as its coo and group president. baidu didn’t reveal how much it is paying for raven tech, which is an alumni of the microsoft venture accelerator and y combinator and has raised $18 million from investors like dcm ventures and zhenfund.raven tech’s flow product was likened to a chinese version of siri, but it has failed to take off. as tech in asia pointed out, the app never broke the top 700 ranking in the app store in china, while siri itself has support for






13 tech-inspired valentine’s day gifts for your significant other


valentine’s day is fast-approaching, so we polled techcrunch to find the best gifts and tech-inspired ideas to make this year’s valentine’s day more fun. because nothing ruins the moment more than unw ping a fitness tracker, we’ve put this guide together as a launching-off point. the rest of the night is up to you.the links in these guides contain affiliate codes (disclosure). 






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download download brightview is proud to introduce our new mobile work order management system for all our participating contractors. we believe our new field tech connect app will improve the check in/out process, reduce administrative tasks, and make for a better field experience. brightview field tech connect will allow you to;- view all your open, closed and in-progress work orders- search for jobs- check in to your job via gps- answer inspection questions- capture photos of completed work- check out of your job via gps all data is saved to the cloud and sent back to brightview in real-time.






nyc mayor bill de blasio shows off designs for planned tech hub


new york city mayor bill de blasio and his team have revealed the designs for the 250,000-square foot union square tech hub.the hub, which was first announced in december, will include 58,000 square feet of “fluid space” for startups and a 36,500-square foot tech training center. (partners in the training program include the new york city foundation for computer science education, general assembly, per scholas, fedcap, code to work and coalition for queens.)the anchor tenant will be civic hall — a 1,000-member work and event space that focuses on what founder and ceo andrew rasiej said is “the idea that technology can be used to support the public good.de blasio unveiled the designs at an event this afternoon at the new york city headquarters of adtech company appnexus, where he also talke






nyc mayor bill de blasio shows off designs for planned tech hub


new york city mayor bill de blasio and his team have revealed the designs for the 250,000 square foot union square tech hub.the hub, which was first announced in december, will include 58,000 square feet of “fluid space” for startups and a 36,500 square foot tech training center. (partners in the training program include the new york city foundation for computer science education, general assembly, per scholas, fedcap, code to work, and coalition for queens.)the anchor tenant will be civic hall — a 1,000-member work and event space that focuses on what founder and ceo andrew rasiej said is “the idea that technology can be used to support the public good.de blasio unveiled the designs at an event this afternoon at the new york city headquarters of adtech company appnexus, where he also talk






nyc mayor bill de blasio shows off designs for planned tech hub


new york city mayor bill de blasio and his team have revealed the designs for the 250,000-square foot union square tech hub.the hub, which was first announced in december, will include 58,000 square feet of “fluid space” for startups and a 36,500-square foot tech training center. (partners in the training program include the new york city foundation for computer science education, general assembly, per scholas, fedcap, code to work and coalition for queens.)the anchor tenant will be civic hall — a 1,000-member work and event space that focuses on what founder and ceo andrew rasiej said is “the idea that technology can be used to support the public good.de blasio unveiled the designs at an event this afternoon at the new york city headquarters of adtech company appnexus, where he also talke