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Former Twitter employee found guilty of spying for Saudi Arabia

Aug 10, 2022

A former Twitter employee suspected of spying on behalf of Saudi Arabia was found guilty, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The employee, U.S. resident Ahmad Abouammo, was also convicted by a jury of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, falsifying records and money laundering. He faces up to 20 years in prison. Abouammo worked on media partnerships in the Middle East at the company from 2014 to 2015. According to the federal complaint, he and another Twitter employee, Ali Alzabarah, were approached ...read more

Dr. Anthony Fauci stops in Seattle for Fred Hutch Q&A, throws first pitch at Mariners game

Aug 10, 2022

Larry Corey (left) speaks with Anthony Fauci at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. (Fred Hutch Photo) Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical advisor and a leader of the country’s COVID-19 response, made a pit stop in Seattle for a fireside chat at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and to throw the first pitch at Tuesday night’s Mariners game. Earlier on Tuesday Fauci sat down with Larry Corey, the former Fred Hutch president, for a conversation that covered everything from the c ...read more

Popular podcast? Some guests are paying big to appear on your favorite shows

Aug 10, 2022

A hot potato: If a special guest appears on your favorite podcast, they might have paid the host thousands for the opportunity. It is especially likely if the person promotes a product or business on the episode. Without full disclosure, the practice raises ethical and legal concerns, possibly falling under the definition of payola. In the US, it's illegal for record labels to pay radio stations to play their music without informing listeners. This month, a PR CEO and an FTC spokesperson told ...read more

How this founder is SaaS-ifying air-quality tracking

Aug 10, 2022

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week, Darrell and Jordan talked with Davida Herzl the co-founder and CEO of Aclima. We all have a right to clean air, but chances are you aren’t getting accurate air quality data — Davida and the Aclima team are looking to change that. In this episode, she talks with Jordan and Darrell about the struggles she faced trying to start a climate company right after the clean tech bubble burst, how she’s stayed lase ...read more

Coinbase’s earnings fall short of expectations as crypto winter rages

Aug 10, 2022

Today after the bell, the largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase reported its second quarter performance. In the second quarter, Coinbase reported net revenues of $802.6 million and earnings per share of -$4.98 (diluted), predicated on net income of -$1.09 billion. The company’s adjusted EBITDA, a highly non-GAAP metric, was -$151 million in the period. Analysts had expected the company to lose $2.65 per share off revenues of $832 million, per averages shared by Yahoo Finance. Per thos ...read more

After lying dormant for nearly three decades, someone discovered a two-player mode in Super Punch-Out

Aug 10, 2022

In context: Most people who played video games in the 1980s and 90s probably remember cheat codes with an element of fondness. There were even entire publications devoted to the subject, and finding one on your own was pretty exciting. Nowadays, cheating in video games mostly happens in multiplayer titles and is generally frowned upon since cheaters ruin other people's experiences rather than keeping their spoiling to themselves. Today, the excitement of finding hidden secrets in games is sti ...read more

Elon Musk sells nearly $7 billion in Tesla shares

Aug 10, 2022

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is at it again selling shares of his electric vehicle company, per regulatory filings. Since Friday, the executive has sold 7.9 million shares, which totals about $6.9 billion. This is the first time Musk has sold shares in Tesla since April, when he disposed of 9.6 million shares, worth about $8.5 billion. Musk appears to be selling the shares to stock up on cash in case he’s forced to go through on his $44 billion Twitter acquisition. The executive tweeted Tuesday ...read more

Daily Deal: The 2022 Data-Driven Decisions Bundle

Aug 10, 2022

from the good-deals-on-cool-stuff dept The 2022 Data-Driven Decisions Course Series is designed to help you become a data expert. The courses are self-paced and interactive, so you can begin right away. This data-driven bundle takes you through the step-by-step process of creating, manipulating, and analyzing data. Master data and make better, smarter decisions. It’s on sale for $49. Note: The Techdirt Deals Store is powered and curated by StackCommerce. A portion of all sales from ...read more

The DOJ is reportedly prepping an antitrust suit against Google over its ad business

Aug 10, 2022

The Department of Justice is preparing a second major antitrust suit against Google, according to new reporting by Bloomberg. The DOJ could sue Google “as soon as next month,” according to the report, which details that the lawsuit will be filed in federal court in either Washington or New York. Unlike the first major Google antitrust case the federal government initiated during the Trump administration, the new lawsuit would focus on the company’s command of the digital ad market. ...read more

Five Flute annotates hardware product development into the current millennium

Aug 10, 2022

Product managers for software have a pretty thankless job — figuring out which features to put into a development sprint, how to prioritize what the developers work on and collecting requirements from internal teams, external customers and figuring out what the company can use in its marketing materials — it’s an endless game of balance and compromise. As hard as that job is, though, at least software PMs have a stack of software to help them do their jobs. If you’re working in ha ...read more