Profile cover photo
Profile photo
KATEXS INC
About
Posts

Post has attachment
www.katexs.com Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over “forced consent” - After two years coming down the pipe at tech giants, Europe’s new privacy framework, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is now being applied — and long time Facebook privacy critic, Max Schrems, has wasted no time in filing four complaints relating to (certain) companies’ ‘take it or leave it’ stance when it comes to consent. The complaints have been filed on behalf of (unnamed) individual users —...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
www.katexs.com Take a look at your Twitter timeline 10 years ago - Here’s a fun thing for a Friday: go back and see what your Twitter timeline looked like 10 years ago. Twitter has pretty powerful search settings, but Andy Baio — of Kickstarter fame and more — did the heavy-lifting for us all by sharing a link that let’s you look at your timeline exactly a decade ago, assuming you followed the same people. Try it here. (The search will work even if you didn’t have an account 10 years ago.) ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
www.katexs.com Lime, Bird and Spin have to temporarily remove scooters from SF - The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has officially made available its permit application for electric scooters to operate in the city as part of a one-year pilot program. Part of that means companies like Bird, Lime and Spin will need to at least temporarily remove their scooters from city sidewalks while their applications are being processed. Lime, Bird and Spin — all of which deployed their sco...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
www.katexs.com Jury finds Samsung owes Apple $539M in patent case stretching back to 2011 - A patent case that began back in 2011 has reached a conclusion, with Samsung ordered to pay about $539 million to Apple over infringements of the latter’s patents in devices that are now long gone. The case has dragged on for years as both sides argued about the finer points of how much was owed per device, what could be deducted, and so on. It’s been eye-wateringly boring, but at least it’s over now...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
www.katexs.com Andy Rubin’s Essential is reportedly up for sale and has cancelled work on its next smartphone - Essential, the smartphone company helmed by Android co-creator Andy Rubin, is trying to sell itself and has cancelled development of its next phone, Bloomberg reports. The report states that Essential has hired Credit Suisse Group AG to advise them on potentially selling itself. The company raised $330 million from investors, including Rubin’s own Playground Global, Tencent Holdin...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
www.katexs.com OpenStack in transition - OpenStack is one of the most important and complex open-source projects you’ve never heard of. It’s a set of tools that allows large enterprises ranging from Comcast and PayPal to stock exchanges and telecom providers to run their own AWS-like cloud services inside their data centers. Only a few years ago, there was a lot of hype around OpenStack as the project went through the usual hype cycle. Now, we’re talking about a stable project that many of ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
www.katexs.com GOAT launches electric scooters in Austin - GOAT, a dockless electric scooter company, has launched in Austin, after receiving official permits from the city’s transportation department for its pilot program. Unlike what’s happened in San Francisco with startups Bird, Lime and Spin, GOAT says it wants to work in tandem with city officials in Austin. GOAT is currently bootstrapped, but says it plans to continue partnering with local cities to launch its electric scooter servic...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
www.katexs.com Hitlist’s new premium service puts a travel agent in your pocket - Hitlist, a several-years old app for finding cheap flights has begun rolling out a subscription tier that will turn it into something more akin to your own mobile travel agent. While the core app experience which monitor airlines for flight deals will continue to be free, the new premium upgrade will unlock a handful of other useful features, including advanced filtering, exclusive members-only fares, and even...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
www.katexs.com Reddit adds a desktop night mode as it continues rolling out major redesign - For being one of the most visited websites on the web, Reddit‘s product has rocked a notoriously basic design for much of its existence. The site is in the process of slowly rolling out a major desktop redesign to users, and today the company announced that part of this upgrade will be native support for night mode. Night mode will likely be a popular feature for the desktop site that seems to have ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
www.katexs.com Google opens its G Suite for Education to home-school co-ops - Google today announced that it is changing the eligibility guidelines of its free G Suite for Education service to include home-school co-ops. Parents and teachers who run home-school co-ops will be able to sign up for it in the coming weeks. G Suite for Educations includes all of Google’s usual online productivity tools and then layers a number of education-specific services like Classroom on top of that. Google ...
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded