Author: Adam E. Williams

Author: Adam E. Williams

Pushing for change, activists and first-time protesters come together in Seattle – #Seattle #activists #protesters #GeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter #BLM #noracism #noviolence | #RoadmapForSuccess
June 7, 2020 Local Adam E. Williams

The day’s events in Seattle drew regular activists and first-time protesters, all determined that the killing of George Floyd, whose last moments came with his neck under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, now propel the nation in a new direction.

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Instagram says sites need photographers’ permission to embed posts – #Instagram #embed #photographers #copyright #intellectualproperty #IP | #RoadmapForSuccess
June 6, 2020 Technology Adam E. Williams

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Instagram says its terms of service don’t grant websites a sublicense to embed other people’s posts. Ars Technica reported yesterday that Instagram’s policies “require third parties to have the necessary rights from applicable rights holders,” according to a company spokesperson. “This includes ensuring they have a license

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Slack partners with Amazon to take on Microsoft Teams – #Slack #Microsoft #Amazon #Teams | #RoadmapForSuccess
June 6, 2020 Technology Adam E. Williams

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Slack is partnering with Amazon in a multi-year agreement that means all Amazon employees will start to use Slack. The deal comes just as Slack faces increased competition from Microsoft Teams, and it will also see Slack migrate its voice and video calling features over to Amazon’s Chime

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Instacart tweaks tipping system after tip-baiting outcry – #instacart #tipbaiting #tweak #system #shopping #coronavirus #COVID19 #AloneTogether | #RoadmapForSuccess
June 6, 2020 Technology Adam E. Williams

Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images Instacart is adjusting how it handles customer tips following the announcement last week of a congressional inquiry into the practice of tip-baiting, in which Instacart allows customers to promise big tips for shoppers only for those customers to later rescind the tip after the order

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Yelp is adding a new tool to easily search for black-owned businesses – #Yelp #tools #search #BLM #business | #RoadmapForSuccess
June 6, 2020 Technology Adam E. Williams

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Yelp is launching a new tool to allow businesses on the platform to identify themselves as black-owned, CEO Jeremy Stoppelman announced in a blog post Thursday. Customers will be able to search the Yelp app for black-owned businesses they want to support. Over the last week, Yelp

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What should the inevitable Harry Potter HBO Max series look like? – #HarryPotter #series #HBO #HBOMax #JKRowling | #RoadmapForSuccess
June 5, 2020 Technology Adam E. Williams

Image: Harry Potter/Warner Brothers Harry Potter is one of the most popular franchises in the world. Warner Bros. — which owns the film rights to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World — is hungry for fresh content that will get tons of customers to subscribe to the new HBO Max streaming service. We already know that having

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Go read this profile of Unicorn Riot, an indispensable witness to current protests – #UnicornRiot #witness #protests #GeorgeFloyd #noviolence #noracism #BlackLivesMatter #twitter #facebook #instagram | #RoadmapForSuccess
June 4, 2020 Technology Adam E. Williams

You can’t understand the protests through mainstream media alone. | Photo by Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images It’s impossible to properly understand the protests happening across America right now — either their original cause or their current character — without watching on-the-ground footage being shared by ordinary citizens and new media outfits. It was

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Fitbit’s ventilator gets emergency FDA approval – #Fitbit #ventilator #FDA #approval #coronavirus #COVID19 #washyourhands #AloneTogether | #RoadmapForSuccess
June 4, 2020 Technology Adam E. Williams

Image: Fitbit Wearable company Fitbit has officially unveiled the Fitbit Flow, a new ventilator with FDA approval for use during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ventilator has been granted emergency use authorization by the FDA, meaning it can only be used to treat people during the current health crisis. Fitbit tells The Verge that it hopes

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