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Amazon adding new fees for grocery delivery

Jan 29, 2023

(Amazon File Photo) Amazon is tacking on new service fees for Prime members who get less than $150 worth of groceries via the company’s Amazon Fresh delivery service. In an email to customers, Amazon said it will start adding delivery charges of $3.95 for orders between $100-$150; $6.95 for orders between $50-$100; and $9.95 for orders under $50. Prime members in select areas previously received free delivery on any orders over $35. “We’re introducing a service fee on some Amazon F ...read more

Forecasting the Ice Loss of Greenland’s Glaciers With Viscoelastic Modeling

Jan 29, 2023

This sponsored article is brought to you by COMSOL.To someone standing near a glacier, it may seem as stable and permanent as anything on Earth can be. However, Earth’s great ice sheets are always moving and evolving. In recent decades, this ceaseless motion has accelerated. In fact, ice in polar regions is proving to be not just mobile, but alarmingly mortal.Rising air and sea temperatures are speeding up the discharge of glacial ice into the ocean, which contributes to global sea level rise ...read more

FBI brings down massive ransomware gang by "hacking the hackers"

Jan 29, 2023

TechSpot is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary. TechSpot means tech analysis and advice you can trust. What just happened? In what could be described as beautifully ironic, a notorious ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) gang has been brought down after the FBI infiltrated its systems, disrupted operations, and seized its sites. Or, as the Deputy US Attorney General put it, they "hacked the hackers." Speaking at a news conference, US Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christophe ...read more

The latecomer advantage in startups

Jan 29, 2023

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a nuanced take on this week’s startup news and trends by Senior Reporter and Equity co-host Natasha Mascarenhas. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here . Sometimes, due to the nature of the startup game, we over index on “the new.” Companies want to build for the pain point you never dreamed to disrupt; VCs want to invest in an emerging trend before it becomes a household name; and those breaking into tech are told to lean into their earnestness, be ...read more

Microsoft and VMware vet Paul Maritz backs social app that vows not to monetize user data

Jan 29, 2023

Former VMware CEO and longtime Microsoft executive Paul Maritz is a major investor in True, a social app that vows not to sell or monetize user data. (Photo courtesy True) Veteran computer scientist and business leader Paul Maritz is perhaps best known for his work in PC and server operating systems, cloud computing, and enterprise infrastructure technology. But he also has a longstanding interest in the intersection of technology and personal data, as reflected in his founding in 2003 of ...read more

Russia wants to ban popular games with "hidden inserts" that are affecting young minds

Jan 29, 2023

TechSpot is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary. TechSpot means tech analysis and advice you can trust. WTF?! Russia appears to be following in China's footsteps by tightening its control over the video games industry. The country wants to protect its youth from the "negative influence" of games, and hopes to create a banned list of popular titles that use "hidden inserts" to "affect the conscious and subconscious mind." Russian publication Kommersant (via PCGamer) reports that the Russ ...read more

This Week In Techdirt History: January 22nd – 28th

Jan 29, 2023

from the and-then-this-happened dept Five Years Ago This week in 2018, the FCC was backing off its plans to weaken the definition of broadband, but still couldn’t admit that limited competition is a problem, and was apparently hoping that some phony dedication to rural broadband would distract people from how it just killed net neutrality. The State of Montana announced that it wouldn’t do business with ISPs that violate net neutrality, while a new bill in congress aimed to prevent Comc ...read more

In effort to ban caste discrimination, Seattle councilmember cites system’s link to tech industry

Jan 29, 2023

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant and supporters during a news conference this week announcing her call for legislation to ban caste discrimination in Seattle. (Twitter Photo via @cmkshama) When Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant introduced legislation this week to ban caste discrimination in Seattle, her supporters included tech workers who say the system of bias and oppression has followed them from South Asia to the U.S. and Seattle. Sawant’s proposed legislation would be ...read more

Stripe eyes an exit, Dell bets on the cloud, and Shutterstock embraces generative AI

Jan 29, 2023

Hey, party people, it’s Kyle, continuing to step in for Greg to write Week in Review as he spends time with his newborn. Dunno about y’all, but it’s been a week. I’m dead tired and thankful it’s over. But because the news never sleeps, I’m rallying with the help of a fourth cup of coffee. Wish me luck. I’ve talked your ears off about it at this point, but I’m under contractual obligation (not really, but still) to mention TechCrunch’s upcoming Early Stage 2023 event in Boston ...read more

ChatGPT goes to college: Here’s how the UW says professors should deal with AI in the classroom

Jan 29, 2023

A student in the University of Washington’s Suzzallo Library in Seattle. (UW Photo) The sudden rise of ChatGPT — the AI-powered chatbot released by OpenAI last fall — has educators across the country rethinking how they teach and assess student work. The University of Washington is among them, providing guidance to its faculty on how to navigate technology’s latest impact on education. The UW’s Center for Teaching and Learning, which supports the advancement of the school’s tea ...read more