Online sign-ups complicate vaccine rollout for…

As states across the U.S. roll out the COVID-19 vaccine to people 65 and older, senior citizens are scrambling to figure out how to sign up to get their shots

'New Pokémon Snap' Release Date Announced

'New Pokémon Snap' Release Date Announced. The highly-anticipated game will be released on Nintendo Switch on April 30, 2021. In 'New Pokémon Snap,' players will be a photographer on an ecological survey in the Lental region. As you zoom around in a self-driving vehicle taking pictures of Pokémon, . Lental region expert Professor Mirror will evaluate your snaps as part of your score. You can also interact with Pokémon by throwing them Fluffruit. The original 'Pokémon Snap' game was released in 1999 for Nintendo 64. Pokémon is also celebrating its 25th anniversary

Joe Biden Has a New Twitter Account

A big transition will be happening on Twitter as well as in the White House on Wednesday. President-elect Joe Biden was on Friday issued the Twitter account @PresElectBiden , and it will become the @POTUS account at 12:01pm on Jan. 20, the BBC reports. Unlike when Barack Obama's official account...

US blacklists Xiaomi, CNOOC, Skyrizon, raising…

The U.S. government has blacklisted Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. and China’s third-largest national oil company for alleged military links, heaping pressure on Beijing in President Donald Trump's last week in office

Want to Cancel Amazon Prime? Prepare for an…

Consumer watchdogs in the US and Europe have filed complaints against Amazon, claiming the company makes it too difficult to cancel Prime membership. A report from the Norwegian Consumer Council finds a "deliberate attempt to confuse and frustrate customers" looking to cancel the streaming service that also comes with free...

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YouTube Suspends Trump for at Least 7 Days

YouTube Suspends Trump for at Least 7 Days. The video-sharing platform is the latest to ban the president after a mob of Trump extremists stormed the Capitol last week. After review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to Donald J. Trump’s channel for violating our policies. , YouTube, via statement. It now has its 1st strike & is temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a *minimum* of 7 days, YouTube, via statement. The specific content that violated YouTube's policies was not specified. The company also said that it would be "indefinitely disabling comments" on the account. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have also suspended Trump's accounts. In response to the censorship, Trump said the tech companies' actions were a "horrible thing for our country and to our country."

Employees of Tech Giants Vote to Unionize

2021 is shaping up to be a big year for big tech, from antitrust lawsuits to figuring out the post-covid future. Adding to it is the wave of unionization efforts we're seeing from employees of companies like Google and Amazon. SignalFire Principal Investor and Head of Content, Josh Constine, joined Cheddar to discuss.

Deadly Grand Canyon copter crash likely caused by…

The pilot of a helicopter that crashed in the Grand Canyon in 2018, killing five British tourists, says he lost control of the aircraft after a “violent gust of wind” sent it spinning

New Indiana Jones Video Game Teased by Bethesda…

New Indiana Jones Video Game Teased by Bethesda and Lucasfilm. Bethesda will collaborate with Lucasfilm Games and 'Wolfenstein: The New Order' developers Machine Games. A teaser was shared on Twitter. in which a hand picks up Indiana Jones' trademark hat, revealing a whip on a desk. One day before the game's announcement, Disney relaunched the Lucasfilm Games brand. 'Indiana Jones' video games date back to a 1982 Atari 2600 release and two adventure games from the late '80s and early '90s. 'Lego Indiana Jones 2' was released in 2009. A fifth 'Indiana Jones' movie will be released in 2022

Twitter CEO: Trump Ban Represents a 'Failure'

Jack Dorsey mused in a long Twitter thread Wednesday over one question: Was the social media network's banning of President Trump the right move? Ultimately, the Twitter CEO says that it was, because "offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real," and there were safety threats to...

Google muscles up with Fitbit deal amid antitrust…

Google has completed its $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness-gadget maker Fitbit

Trump's YouTube Channel Suspended

President Trump was dealt another internet blow Tuesday night when YouTube suspended his channel. The Google-owned company says one of the videos on the channel earned a strike under its policies, and the channel will be suspended for at least a week, at which point the decision will be revisited....

Twitter Bans Over 70,000 QAnon Accounts

Twitter Bans , Over 70,000 , QAnon Accounts . The move was made in the wake of the attack on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., last week. Since Friday, more than 70,000 accounts have been suspended as a result of our efforts, with many instances of a single individual operating numerous accounts, Twitter, via blog post. These accounts were engaged in sharing harmful QAnon-associated content at scale and were primarily dedicated to the propagation of this conspiracy theory across the service. , Twitter, via blog post. In some cases, these actions may have resulted in follower count changes in the thousands. , Twitter, via blog post. Earlier this week, President Trump was also permanently suspended from the platform "due to the risk of further incitement of violence." . Facebook and Instagram took similar actions against the president. Facebook also announced the removal of posts containing the phrase, "stop the steal,". because there is an "ongoing risk of violence associated with the term"

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Stocks Close Lower as Investors Digest…

Stocks closed lower to end a volatile week on Wall Street, just one day after President-Elect Biden unveiled his plan for a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Megan Horneman, Director of Portfolio Strategy at Verdence Capital Advisors, explains the causes of the volatility we saw from the markets this week.

Connecticut probing Amazon's e-book deals with…

Connecticut authorities are investigating whether Amazon’s e-book deals with certain publishers are anticompetitive and violate antitrust laws

Facebook Is Removing All Content Mentioning 'Stop…

Facebook Is Removing All Content, Mentioning 'Stop the Steal'. Facebook announced the decision on Monday via a blogpost. We are now removing content containing the phrase ‘stop the steal’ under our Coordination Harm Police from Facebook and Instagram, Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. We’ve been allowing robust conversations related to the election outcome and that will continue, Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. But with continued attempts to organize events against the outcome of the US presidential election that can lead to violence, , Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. and use of the term by those involved in Wednesday’s violence in DC, , Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. we’re taking this additional step in the lead up to the inauguration, Facebook Blogpost, via The Daily Beast. Facebook has also suspended President Donald Trump's account at least until after the inauguration

Twitter Shares Drop Sharply After Trump Ban

President Trump isn't the only person unhappy about his permanent ban from Twitter. The move appeared to worry investors, with Twitter stock dropping 6.4% Monday in the first day of trading since the company announced the president's ban, CNN reports. The company's stock is still up around 45% over...

Trump backers seek online refuges after big tech…

Online supporters of President Donald Trump are scattering to smaller and more secretive social media platforms

Rush Limbaugh Deactivates Twitter Account

In what might be seen as a preemptive move given recent developments in social media, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has deactivated his Twitter account. Twitter confirmed to USA Today that the @RealRLimbaugh account—which the paper says featured rhetoric similar to that which appeared on President Trump’s now-silenced...

Quibi’s Library Is Headed to the Roku Channel

Quibi’s Library Is Headed to the Roku Channel. After six months of operation, Quibi announced it was shutting down back in October. On Dec. 8, Roku announced it was picking up the now-defunct streamer's star-studded content. Over 75 former Quibi shows will be available. The Roku Channel will soon be home to Emmy-nominated and popular shows, such as #FreeRayshawn, Chrissy’s Court, Die Hart, Dummy, Flipped, Most Dangerous Game, Punk’d, Reno 911!, Survive, and more, .., Roku, via blog. ... featuring stars including, Idris Elba, Kevin Hart, Liam Hemsworth, Anna Kendrick, Nicole Richie, Chrissy Teigen, Lena Waithe, and many others. , Roku, via blog. The short-form videos will appear for free on the Roku Channel sometime in 2021. 'The Wall Street Journal' reports that Roku paid "significantly less" than $100 million in the deal

How The Coronavirus Highlighted The Benefits of…

James Burgess, CEO of Wing, joins Cheddar to discuss the role drones play in supporting public health and how people's perspective on drones changed amid COVID-19.

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Twitter CEO defends Trump ban, warns of dangerous…

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his company’s ban of President Donald Trump as the “right decision,” his first public comment on the subject

Mark Zuckerberg ‘Indefinitely’ Bans Donald Trump…

Mark Zuckerberg ‘Indefinitely’ Bans Donald Trump From Facebook. On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg announced that President Donald Trump had been banned from Facebook and Instagram. Trump’s accounts will remain banned for “at least” the next two weeks and possibly “indefinitely.” . Zuckerberg said his decision was due to the “shocking events” that occurred in the Capitol on Wednesday. . His decision to use his platform to condone rather than condemn the actions of his supporters at the Capitol building has rightly disturbed people in the US and around the world, Mark Zuckerberg, via Facebook. He accused Trump of using his remaining time in office to “undermine” the transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden. . Over the last several years, we have allowed President Trump to use our platform consistent with our own rules … But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government, Mark Zuckerberg, via Facebook. By removing Trump from the platforms, Zuckerberg hopes to ensure that Inauguration Day comes and goes “peacefully.” . The priority for the whole country must now be to ensure that the remaining 13 days and the days after inauguration pass peacefully and in accordance with established democratic norms. , Mark Zuckerberg, via Facebook. Twitter and Snapchat similarly suspended Trump’s accounts on Wednesday. Shopify has also "terminated" all stores affiliated with Trump, . as the platform prohibits the promotion of "organizations, platforms or people that threaten or condone violence to further a cause."

Trump Sneaks in 4 More Tweets, Hints of 'Own…

Twitter permanently suspended President Trump's personal account, @RealDonaldTrump, on Friday, but the commander in chief quickly found a temporary workaround. CNBC reports that Trump managed to sneak in four more tweets from the government-owned @POTUS account on Friday evening, although those tweets were also removed from the platform almost as...