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Williams-Sonoma claims Amazon copies its West Elm furniture

Williams-Sonoma claims Amazon copies its West Elm furniture

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Williams-Sonoma has sued Amazon.com in a case that challenges the online retailer’s private-label push that started with batteries, baby wipes and phone chargers and has expanded to include clothing, toys and high-end furniture. Amazon’s line of Rivet furniture includes products that are “strikingly similar” to those made by Williams-Sonoma’s West Elm unit, including a $300 orb chair the household goods maker introduced two years ago, according to the suit. “It is implausible Amazon could have conceived of a product line with nearly identical product designs” that feature
Tuesday Tech Briefing: Shared-Car Users Join Bike Startup C…

Tuesday Tech Briefing: Shared-Car Users Join Bike Startup C…

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1. Google’s Secret China Project “Effectively Ended” After Internal Confrontation Google has been forced to shut down a data analysis system it was using to develop a censored search engine for China after members of the company’s privacy team raised internal complaints that it had been kept secret from them, The Intercept reports. The internal rift over the system has had massive ramifications, effectively ending work on the censored search engine, known as Dragonfly, according to two sources familiar with the plans. The incident represents a major blow to top Google executives, including CEO Sundar Pichai, who have over the last two years made the China project one of their main priorities. (The Intercept) 2. Frustrated Shared-Bike Riders Go to Ofo in Search of Refunds Users o
Time To Vote: Pick The Finalists For ABA TECHSHOW Startup A…

Time To Vote: Pick The Finalists For ABA TECHSHOW Startup A…

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Please vote now and help us pick the legal technology startups that will be selected for the third-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW. Fifteen companies will be selected to face off in a pitch competition on TECHSHOW’s opening night and to exhibit in a special portion of the conference’s exhibition hall. In October, we issued a call for entries. From all the entries we received, a panel of judges whittled the applications down to 25. Now your votes will select the final 15. The 15 startups with the most votes will get the opportunity to be featured at TECHSHOW, which will be held Feb. 27 to March 2, 2019, in Chicago. Below are the contenders, listed in alphabetical order. Read their pitches, check out their websites, then vote. For those that have a demo video, I’ve included the l
Apple’s Tesla Hire Sparks Self-Driving Rumors

Apple’s Tesla Hire Sparks Self-Driving Rumors

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Share Tweet Share Share Share Print Email Apple has poached Andrew Kim, a senior designer at Tesla, reported The Verge. According to the report, citing Kim’s LinkedIn profile, Kim said he joined Apple in December, while his Instagram account confirms that he started at the Cupertino, California iPhone maker last week. The report also noted that along with the recent news that Tesla’s Chief Vehicle Engineer Doug Field was heading back to Apple
Facebook’s Photo Bug, Google+ Shutting Down Sooner, Tumblr …

Facebook’s Photo Bug, Google+ Shutting Down Sooner, Tumblr …

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A man holding a smartphone showing the icons for several social media apps (Photo by S3studio/Getty Images) “Social Media Roundup” is a weekly roundup of news pertaining to all of your favorite websites and applications used for social networking. Published on Sundays, “Social Media Roundup” will help you stay up-to-date on all the important social media news you need to know. Coffee Meets Bagel New Design And Comments Coffee Meets BagelCoffee Meets Bagel Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel has been redesigned with more of a focus on profiles. And a new commenting feature has been added. The “Suggested” section is now easier to navigate and the “Discover” section now has seamless vertical scrolling. With the commenting feature, it enab
Why it’s not as simple as “breaking up big tech”

Why it’s not as simple as “breaking up big tech”

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Bicycles in the Google logo colours outside the headquarters of US technology company Google in Mountain View, California. Photo: PA Is big tech too big? In the past year, interest has grown in the idea that the giants of Silicon Valley have morphed into monopolies. Tim Wu of Columbia Law School argues they should be broken up: Facebook should relinquish Instagram and WhatsApp; Google should give up YouTube and DoubleClick; Amazon should spin off Amazon Web Services. Such arguments have ceased to be the preserve of progressives. Even President Donald Trump is said to have “wondered aloud if there may be any way to go after Amazon with antitrust or competition law.” We’ll hear a lot more about breaking up big tech in 2019. However, there are significant problems with anti-trust law that
‘It’s been hell’: How fraudsters use handsome soldiers to p…

‘It’s been hell’: How fraudsters use handsome soldiers to p…

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Retired U.S. Army Col. Bryan Denny has broken more hearts than he may ever know, and he doesn’t want to break any more.The 51-year-old husband and father spent half his life in the military. He fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, but for the last two years, he’s been fighting an army of scammers who “look” exactly like him — at least online. They use his photos to pose as soldiers on Facebook and dating sites, where they trick women into surrendering thousands of dollars in cash and gift cards in the name of love. Former U.S. Army Col. Bryan Denny, right, is shown in this file photo. Mass XV At least 29 women have contacted Denny claiming to be in love with him, only to disc
The Week in Tech: Sundar Pichai Has a Chat With Congress

The Week in Tech: Sundar Pichai Has a Chat With Congress

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■ An argument often made against antitrust action is that the technology industry is dynamic, and that today’s dominant predator can become tomorrow’s prey. Nokia once dominated mobile phones but lost its standing to Samsung and Apple in the smartphone era.Similarly, Intel, once so overwhelming a force in the semiconductor industry that it was a frequent target of antitrust cases, is struggling to keep pace with a shifting industry. My colleague Cade Metz explained how Amazon is the latest tech company to start building its own chips, threatening Intel’s grip on the server chip market.■ It’s rare for a bail hearing to make international news, but this was no ordinary arrest.Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of the tech behemoth Huawei and a daughter of the company’s fo
‘Young miracle:’ Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

‘Young miracle:’ Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — They call her the "young miracle." A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after birth is now recovered from the virus.Congo's health ministry calls the baby the youngest survivor in what is now the world's second-deadliest Ebola outbreak.The ministry has tweeted a photo of the infant, swaddled and with tiny mouth open in yawn or squall, surrounded by caregivers who watched over her 24 hours a day for weeks.The ministry says the baby's mother, who had Ebola, died in childbirth.The infant was discharged from the treatment center in Beni on Wednesday. The ministry says that "she went home in the arms of her father and her aunt."Experts have reported worryingly high numbers of children with Ebola in this outbreak. Algolia Trends