Irish regulator investigates Instagram over…

Irish privacy regulators have opened two investigations into Instagram over the social media site’s handling of young people's data

YouTube Vows to Ban Misleading Claims About COVID…

YouTube Vows to Ban Misleading Claims About COVID-19 Vaccines. The video-sharing platform has announced a new effort to crackdown on COVID-19 misinformation, . warning it will ban any clips that contradict expert advice from local health authorities. A COVID-19 vaccine may be imminent, therefore we're ensuring we have the right policies in place to be able to remove [related] misinformation, YouTube, via statement. According to YouTube, it has already removed 200,000 dangerous or misleading videos about coronavirus. Similarly, Facebook has announced plans to ban ads that discourage people from getting vaccinated

Nokia Gets 4G Lunar Contract

To the moon, Alice! And call me when you get there. Yes, NASA is giving Nokia $14.1 million to install a cellular network on that big rock in the sky, Mashable reports. The idea is to deploy a 4G/LTE network—and later move to 5G—to "support lunar surface...

Vaccine storage issues could leave 3B people…

From factory to syringe, the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need non-stop sterile refrigeration to stay potent and safe

Microsoft Hires Another Naughty Dog Developer for…

Microsoft Hires Another Naughty Dog Developer for the Initiative. The gaming giant has added a new member to the team for its Xbox studio with Lauren Garcia. Garcia, who worked as character shading technical director on 'The Last of Us: Part II,'. is joining as senior shader technologies developer. So happy to announce that this week I joined at The Initiative. This is an incredible team working on something truly special, Lauren Garcia, via Twitter . It was so hard to left behind my friends at NaughtyDog. But I need to say thank you to @Xbox @XboxP3 to allow me be part of Xbox family!

Recent Coronavirus Outbreaks Forcing NFL, College…

Early Friday morning, the Indianapolis Colts closed their facility after several COVID-19 tests came back positive. However, hours later, the re-tested samples came back negative, and the Colts will take the field Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals .Eric Mitchell, CEO & President, Life Flip Media, discusses the recurring issue of false-positives in the NFL. Mitchell also discusses the impact of COVID-19 on college football, including Alabama coach Nick Saban's recent diagnosis.

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Twitter blocks tweet from Trump adviser…

Twitter has blocked a post from an adviser to President Donald Trump who suggested that masks do not work to stop the spread of coronavirus

David Cage Thinks the Xbox Series S Will Be…

David Cage Thinks the Xbox Series S Will Be ‘Confusing’. Microsoft previously announced that in addition to the Xbox Series X, . they will also be releasing another next-gen console, the Xbox Series S. It will be a cheaper and lower-spec version of the Xbox Series X. While some gamers thought this was a great idea, it seems David Cage isn’t a fan. The Quantic Dream CEO is known for directing cinematic games like ‘Heavy Rain, ‘Beyond Two Souls’ and ‘Detroit: Become Human.’ . Cage thinks that “most developers will focus on the lower-end version to avoid doing two different versions”. Many developers prefer consoles to PC because on consoles you only have to deal with one hardware, whereas on PC there are so many configurations, graphic cards, drivers, controllers. , David Cage, to WCCFTech. When a manufacturer offers two consoles with different specs, there is a strong chance that most developers will focus on the lower-end version to avoid doing two different versions, David Cage, to WCCFTech. He also added that he thinks that this will be “confusing” for both developers and players. I think it is confusing for developers, but also for players, and although I can understand the commercial reasons behind this choice I think the situation is questionable, David Cage, to WCCFTech

Facebook's long and halting fight against…

Facebook is facing its toughest challenge yet: an election complicated by a pandemic, a deeply divided nation lured by conspiracy theories and alternate versions of reality

Getaround Raises $140 Million Amid Business…

While the pandemic initially led to a sharp drop in business for Getaround, the car sharing platform is now seeing significant growth. Sam Zaid, founder and CEO of Getaround, discusses the business landscape and what's next.

AP Explains: What's behind Trump's town hall…

Followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory are celebrating President Donald Trump's refusal to disavow their baseless belief that he is secretly fighting deep state enemies and a cabal of Satan-worshipping cannibals operating a child sex trafficking ring

Sen. Josh Hawley writing book: 'The Tyranny of…

Sen. Josh Hawley is working on a book about one of the Missouri Republican’s ongoing targets

Next Week on the Street: October 19th to October…

In stories sure to move markets next week, earnings season will be in full swing, with Netflix and Tesla leading the early charge. Meanwhile, President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will take the podium for the final presidential debate ahead of the November 3 election. It will also be a busy week for congress, with the Senate voting on a narrow coronavirus relief bill,, the Senate Judiciary Committee voting on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Nomination, and the same committee likely issuing a subpoena to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

UK says Instagram to crack down on hidden…

British regulators said Friday that Instagram will clamp down on “hidden advertising” by social media influencers

Twitter CEO says it was wrong to block links to…

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says the company was wrong to block weblinks to an unverified political story, a move that had prompted cries of censorship from the right

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Micromobility Company Ridepanda Helps Customers…

Co-founder and CEO, Chinmay Malaviya and co-founder and CTO, Charlie Depman of Ridepanda joined Cheddar to discuss how their company is working to help customers find the right e-ride for them.

Group seeks to combat misleading information…

A group of U.S. Black scholars, activists and writers has launched a new project they say will combat misleading information online around voting, reparations and immigration

CBS News rebuilds MTV's old 'TRL' studio for…

From Britney Spears to Norah O'Donnell: CBS News is rebuilding MTV's old ‘Total Request Live’ studio as its headquarters for election night

Digital Presentation Company Mmhmm Raises $31…

Mmhmm is looking to take your Zoom meetings to the next level, and investors are loving it. The five-month-old digital presentation enhancement startup just announced that it has raised $31 million dollars, and is growing in popularity. Mmhmm co-founder and CEO Phil Libin joins us to speak about the success of mmhmm and his other company, All Turtles.

GM to run robot cars in San Francisco without…

General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year

VC Funding for Female Founders Drop; Pay Gap at…

On this episode of ChedHER: VC funding for female founders drop to $434 million in Q3 of 2020, its lowest since 2017; Princeton University agrees to pay over $1 million to female professors after federal review reveals a pay gap.

Electric cars, homes and shops: NJ's clean energy…

Gasoline-powered vehicles would become a thing of the past, and nine out of every 10 buildings in New Jersey would be heated and cooled by electricity instead of natural gas or oil under an ambitious plan laid out Thursday by the state’s environmental regulators

Futures Get A Boost After Pfizer Says Covid…

U.S. futures got a boost this morning to end the week. Stocks were pointing to a higher open on positive coronavirus vaccine news, with Pfizer saying it could be ready to apply for emergency use authorization by late November. Kevin Nicholson, Global Fixed Income Co-CIO at RiverFront Investment Group, joined Wake Up With Cheddar for more.

YouTube follows Twitter and Facebook with QAnon…

YouTube is following the lead of Twitter and Facebook, saying that it is taking more steps to limit QAnon and other baseless conspiracy theories that can lead to real-world violence

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Solar Tech Company Array Technologies Surges on…

Array Technologies made its market debut on the Nasdaq Thursday, surging out of the gate. CEO Jim Fusaro discusses day one of trading and the solar power industry.

Cybercrime money-launders busted by European…

European and American officials say that they have arrested 20 people for allegedly belonging to an international ring that laundered millions of euros stolen by cybercriminals

Extend Raises $40 Million Series B Round to…

Extend is moving forward after raising $40 million in Series B funding. Woodrow Levin, CEO and co-founder, discusses what comes next.