Featured stories Best of CES 2019: Cool tech you can buy this year Game of Clouds: Lock-In is Coming Samsung's Galaxy S10 unveiling is February 20 and all it has to do is save the smartphone industry How to build a temporary green screen YouTube studio Collaboration software, such as Zoom and Slack, as well as communications tools like Twilio and Zendesk appear to be gaining enterprise traction, as employees are bringing or expensing their business apps at work, according to Expensify data.Also: Amazon Back to Business sale: Deep discounts on Fitbit, Meeting Owl, and moreExpensify's January Spend Trends report analyzed more than 200 million transactions through its system to show where companies are spending their expense accounts. Not surprisingly, food, travel, and ride-sharing services such as Uber, Lyft, Amazon, and Starbucks dominate most of the receipt volume for 2018. But it's also worth pointing out what's trending on Expensify as a … [Read more...] about Zoom, Slack, and Twilio see expense account love from businesses, says Expensify
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Calling Victor Jeffreys an “event coordinator” feels like calling a unicorn “horned transport.” His events for Lifehacker’s parent company Gizmodo Media have featured pole dancing lobsters, high-fashion look books, and an ice sculpture conceived and commissioned in 24 hours. We talked to Victor about why he always arrives a day early, his two must-haves (a jock strap and a Speedo), and the two times he thought he’d get arrested at the airport. What does your travel typically look like? I host a lot of things on behalf of the company, on behalf of our 13 properties. Whether it’s hosting readers, or events that are run by our editorial leads. So we do everything from having car shows, doing podcasts, other events run by our editorial leads, to hosting [guest speakers and] readers. We also have a business side of the organization where we entertain clients, take them out to do fun things. I usually will show up a day before an event. I hate … [Read more...] about I’m Victor Jeffreys, Gizmodo Media Event Planner, and This Is How I Travel
Earlier this year, Conan O’Brien was made aware that both Detective Conan, a popular cartoon character, and Conan Town, a Japanese town renamed in the bespectacled crime-fighter’s honor, exist. Naturally concluding that the entire cultural phenomenon was based on him, he asked the nation of Japan to pay him 3 trillion yen in compensation. Surprisingly, the mayor of Conan Town said O’Brien could collect his payment if he came in person. O’Brien responded with more demands, like a key to the city (and every home “in a 20 mile radius”), a coin laundry renamed to represent him, and different, redder hair for the town’s mascot. Now, as part of the late night talk show’s visit to Japan, O’Brien has traveled to Conan Town to see if his conditions have been met. The clip sees further wrinkles added to the deal immediately: Before O’Brien has even landed, Conan Town’s Mayor Matsumoto adds a new condition of his own, requesting … [Read more...] about Conan travels to Japan’s Conan Town, thus fulfilling his destiny
Series premieres slow down as the broadcast networks move into the November sweeps period, favoring new episodes over new shows for most of the month. But this is November 2018 we’re talking about, so the streaming services are still pumping fresh content into your feeds, beginning with the Amazon thriller that drops an Oscar winner into the jittery compositions of a Peak TV maverick. And going hand in hand with the paranoia of Homecoming and the final season of House Of Cards, there’s a spate of political documentaries looking to channel some of that midterm electricity; how things play out on November 6 might determine how willing you are to delve back into Watergate, Bill Clinton’s impeachment, or the long-standing tension between the FBI and the White House. Which is to say, please take a break from watching all of this TV and vote. November 2 Homecoming (Amazon) Julia Roberts makes her first foray into episodic TV in this stylistic thriller, based on the Gimlet … [Read more...] about What new shows are premiering in November 2018?
Google CEO Sundar Pichai plans to meet privately with top Republican lawmakers on Friday to discuss a variety of topics, including the company's alleged political bias in search results.House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.), who is organizing Friday's meeting, told the Wall Street Journal that Pichai has "kindly" agreed to address Republican congress members' questions on Friday."Google has a lot of questions to answer about reports of bias in its search results, violations of user privacy, anticompetitive behavior and business dealings with repressive regimes like China," McCarthy told the Journal, which reported the meeting Monday.Friday's private meeting, and a public hearing later this year before the House Judiciary Committee, comes amid growing bipartisan concern of large tech companies' size and influence. Google is among a handful of tech companies that has drawn flak for the perception it reflects a liberal bias. "I look forward to meeting with Members on both … [Read more...] about Google CEO Sundar Pichai plans private meeting with GOP lawmakers