Court says Vizios secret smart TV tracking class-action settlement can move forward

A long-running class-action lawsuit filed after consumer electronics giant Vizio was caught spying on customer viewing habits can be settled, subject to a final approval, a court has ruled. The group of Vizio customers alleged in its 2016-filed complaint that the company was from customers’ internet-connected smart TVs. U.S. District Judge…

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Move over notch, the hole-punch smartphone camera is coming

First it was the notch, now the hole-punch has emerged as the latest tech for concealing selfie cameras whilst keeping our smartphones as free of bezel as possible to maximize the screen space. This week, Samsung and Huawei both unveiled new phones that dispense with the iconic “notch” — pioneered by Apple…

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Googles News Initiative heads to APAC with grants of up to $300K for media orgs

Google is expanding its efforts to support media to Asia-Pacific after the search giant brought its Google News Initiative to the region. Known as GNI, the program is designed to “help quality journalism thrive in the digital age” by providing grants (i.e. cash without equity) to media organizations that are…

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Tesla Marks the Latest High-Profile Bet for Saudi Wealth Fund

Saudi Arabia’s purchase of a stake of about $2 billion in $2 trillion powerhouse and help diversify Saudi Arabia’s oil-dependent economy. Here’s a selection of PIF’s recent investments and holdings: Uber Technologies Inc. PIF invested $3.5 billion in U.S. ride-share company Virgin Group’s space companies, Virgin Galactic, The Spaceship Co.…

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Mark Zuckerberg Tops Warren Buffett to Becomethe Worlds Third-Richest Person

Facebook Inc. co-founder Warren Buffett as the world’s third-richest person, further solidifying technology as the most robust creator of wealth. Zuckerberg, who trails only Amazon.com Inc. founder Bill Gates, eclipsed Buffett Friday as Facebook shares climbed 2.4 percent, according to the

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