Google Faces Lawsuit Over Kids InApp Purchases

first_img Next Article Register Now » Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. –shares Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Entrepreneur Staff Google Faces Lawsuit Over Kids’ In-App Purchases center_img Google Nina Zipkin A class-action suit was filed against Google last week by parents of children who downloaded free or low-cost apps and games in the Google Play store and proceeded to rack up some sizable in-app fees. A New York woman’s 5-year-old son downloaded a 99-cent offering from Marvel Games called Marvel Run Jump Smash! to a Samsung Galaxy tablet and bought $65.95 worth of in-app purchases, according to a GigaOm report.Per a recent change to the Google Play store in February, app descriptions (including the game in question) now include a line letting users know whether or not they include in-app purchases. However, as it stands now, while you have to enter your password to buy apps, Google allows users to make further purchases for up to 30 minutes afterwards.   Related: French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage The attorneys behind the suit allege that many apps in the Google Play store are geared toward young consumers, and that they are “engineered to be highly addictive and require the purchase of in-game currency at times to continue playing. The games frequently permit the purchase of in-game currency in large amounts – as much as $100 per purchase or more.”Apple has also been the subject of similar complaints. Last year, the company paid $5 million to settle a comparable private class-action lawsuit, and also reached a $32.5 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission in January. Apple now requires users to provide their passwords before making any in-app purchase. The Google case was also filed with the court where the Apple case was settled, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.  Related: Life Coaches, Gamification and Augmented Reality: What to Expect in Mobile This Year 2 min read Add to Queue March 11, 2014last_img read more

Freelance Site Fiverr Raises 30 Million in a Play to Become the

first_imgFreelancers Freelance Site Fiverr Raises $30 Million in a Play to Become the ‘Amazon of Marketplace Services’ When Fiverr launched in 2010, it was largely viewed as a place to browse for quirky services. Its premise – a site that allowed users to buy and sell ‘gigs’ for $5, hence the name – attracted the silly, the bizarre and the borderline disturbing.”What do you get when you mix unemployment, frugal consumers and Internet boredom?” asked a  Wall Street Journal article from 2010. “One possible answer – Fiverr.com.”While its wacky collection of made-to-go-viral services helped get the word about Fiverr, “to be frank, it was never a big part of our business,” says co-founder and CEO Micha Kaufman. While he readily admits that the stranger gigs on his site generate buzz, he also claims business services, such as graphic design, copywriting and translation, represented a large percentage of Fiverr’s revenue from the beginning.Related: 12 (Mostly Free) Web Tools for EntrepreneursPeruse the site, and you’ll still find plenty of weird offerings. But Kaufman insists Fiverr has become a useful resource for businesses. Currently, the majority of buyers on the site are small and medium-sized businesses, ranging from a solo entrepreneur to a company of up to 100, and graphic design represents its largest service category Kaufman says.The number of services and categories on the site has continued to grow year over year, and Kaufman would like to see Fiverr become the go-to destination for marketplace services, just as Amazon is the go-to destination for online shopping.The $30 million the Fiverr just received in Series C Funding from investors – which raises the company’s total outside financing to $50 million — should help in this pursuit.In addition to the funding, the company has changed its pricing model to better emulate Amazon’s one-click check-out. Now, a freelancer on the site can package his or her service and set the price (from which Fiverr takes a 20-percent cut), allowing buyers to purchase it as easily as they would a book on Amazon. “Our approach is like that of an ecommerce company,” says Kaufman. “We take the negotiation out of it.” Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Guest Writer Fiverr subcategory page, Logo DesignImage credit: FiverrRelated: Want to Start a Business Fresh Out of College? Try Freelancing First.To facilitate this, Fiverr has refined its search capabilities, allowing buyers to locate extremely specific services in over 100 distinct categories. Say you need a voiceover artist for a video. “We now allow sellers to productize their services,” Kaufman says. “Do you want a male or female voice? An American or British accent? Studio quality, or will home quality do?” Like on Amazon or eBay, users can rate sellers based on the quality of their services.While services start at $5, Fiverr now makes the majority of its revenue from services that cost considerably more. While Kaufman declined to name the average price for a service on the site, the percentage that costs more than $5 has grown roughly in proportion with the percentage of business services available. Currently, Fiverr counts multiple Fortune 500 companies as customers, which hire freelancers for large scale projects.While $500 used to be the maximum amount a seller could charge for a service, that number has jumped to $8,000, allowing freelancers to offer higher-quality, more labor-intensive work. “We are lifting the barrier on the pricing,” Kaufman says.Related: Find More Work With These 4 Pointers August 11, 2014 –shares Next Article Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Laura Entis Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Add to Queue 3 min read Register Now »last_img read more

Verizon Readies Bid for Yahoos Web Business While Google Also Looking for

first_img Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business This story originally appeared on Reuters Register Now » –shares Verizon Communications Inc. is ready to make a bid for Yahoo’s web business, and hopes to make a merger more successful by also making an offer for a stake in Yahoo’s Japan subsidiary, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing a source familiar with the matter.The telecom giant is planning to make a first-round bid for Yahoo’s web business next week, the news organization said.Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit is also mulling a bid for Yahoo’s core business, Bloomberg reported, citing a source. However, Bloomberg said many companies that had been seen as likely investors in Yahoo were not planning a bid, including AT&T Inc., Comcast Corp. and Microsoft Corp.Shares of Yahoo fell just over 1 percent to $36.17.Verizon, Yahoo and Google declined to comment for this story. AT&T, Comcast and Microsoft could not be reached immediately for comments.Verizon showed interest in Yahoo’s core business as early as December, when Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said the company would “see if there is a strategic fit” for its holdings, which include mail, news, sports and advertising technology.Yahoo launched an auction of its core business in February after it shelved plans to spin off its stake in Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.The offer to purchase Yahoo’s 35.5 percent stake in Yahoo Japan could put Verizon one step ahead of any rival bidders.The offer will also likely leave Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer out of the mix, since Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said in a recent television appearance that merging Yahoo’s assets with AOL assets under the leadership of AOL CEO Tim Armstrong “would be a good thing for investors.”The New York Post reported last month that Mayer has been working to team up with private equity firms to create a “package deal” that sells the company and keeps her at the helm.Verizon shares were down 2.84 percent.(By Deborah M. Todd; Additional reporting by Rishika Sadam in Bengaluru; Editing by David Gregorio) Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Add to Queue Yahoo!center_img Image credit: Katherine Welles / Shutterstock Verizon Readies Bid for Yahoo’s Web Business, While Google Also Looking for a Piece April 7, 2016 Reuters 2 min read Next Article last_img read more

Ethos Chocolate Can consumers accept a proGMO food brand

first_imgEthos Chocolate: Can consumers accept a ‘pro-GMO’ food brand?Posted By: Alex Clereon: February 11, 2019In: Confectionery, Environment, Food, Industries, Opinion, SnacksPrintEmailAs new research suggests an inverse correlation between objection to and understanding of genetically modified foods, could a brand that says it’s “pro-GMO” find favour among consumers?That’s the question being posed by A Fresh Look, a nonprofit aiming to demystify GMO farming, in the run-up to Valentine’s Day.The organisation – a coalition of more than 1,600 farmers – has launched a new campaign that centres around a line of pro-GMO chocolates called Ethos. The nonprofit is giving away 4,000 of the bars in total, with visitors to Ethos’ website being encouraged to mail samples to loved ones in the US.There are four flavours based on cacao, papaya, orange and apple – all crops that have been made more sustainable or more viable by genetic engineering, A Fresh Look says. For example, GMOs saved Hawaii’s papaya industry after it was decimated by ring spot virus and has led to the development of non-browning apples that stay fresher for longer.As its name suggests, A Fresh Look is encouraging consumers to re-evaluate their perceptions of GM food.Rebecca Larson, lead scientist for the organisation, said: “We know many Americans are passionate about chocolate, so we’ve created a product to tangibly illustrate the benefits of a technology that is often misunderstood. Chocolate is worth saving, so what could be a better embodiment of the benefits of biotechnology than creating our own line of chocolates to tell that story?”New research has found that people who hold the most extreme views against GM food often think they know most about the science behind it, but actually know the least. The paper – from researchers at universities in Colorado, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Toronto, and published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour – found a generally inverse relationship between a person’s strength of opposition to GM foods and the amount that they knew about it. The survey canvassed more than 2,000 American and European adults.And separate research, published in 2018 by the Hartman Group, found that 46% of US consumers generally avoid foods labelled “genetically modified” – despite no evidence that GM goods are detrimental to human health.A further 42% of respondents said they look out for the Non-GMO Project Verified mark on packaging, underlining the strength of opposition – particularly in North America – to GMOs.But Ethos Chocolate is painting GM foods as the only sustainable way forward for a food industry under constant pressure – not least from a changing planet and a growing demand on food resources.The impact of climate change – including a lack of water, warmer temperatures and greater pest interference – threatens the future of the cacao tree, with some estimates that it could go extinct within 20-30 years.“I know first-hand how challenging it is to maintain cacao orchards,” said Eric Reid, a cacao grower and owner of Spagnvola Chocolatiers, the company that produced the limited run on Ethos Chocolate. “As a single-estate chocolatier, I understand how the finest chocolates are derived from the hands of farmers. We must take care of the cacao plant if we want to continue enjoying one of the world’s most cherished foods.”“We want to help educate the public on the value of GMO farming and the positive impact biotechnology can have on a local and global scale, like slashing pesticide use by an average of 37% worldwide,” Rebecca Larson continued. “We want people to enjoy these delicious chocolates, but also take a fresh look at GMOs.”The brand says that the awareness-raising campaign has been a hit with consumers, with just days until the chocolate industry’s annual Valentine’s windfall – the third biggest holiday for an industry that’s worth $22 billion in the US alone.“The pro-GMO chocolate bars have been very popular,” a spokesperson for the brand told FoodBev. “We’ve currently given away 3,000 chocolate bars and have 1,000 chocolate bars remaining to give away. We will be opening up the website each morning and giving away approximately 250 chocolate bars a day leading up to Valentine’s.”Share with your network: Tags: A Fresh LookchocolateEthos ChocolateGMOssustainabilityUSlast_img read more

Evictions and criminalized spaces the legacy of Oaklands Ghost Ship fire

first_imgReuse this content Asfaha’s Alena Museum is one of the few black-run artist warehouse spaces in the city. Photograph: Robert Gumpert/The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Twitter Facebook @SamTLevin Evictions and ‘criminalized spaces’: the legacy of Oakland’s Ghost Ship fire Share on Pinterest “You’re dealing with your community going through this huge loss and mourning, and it’s also the dead of winter and I’m about to be homeless,” Sadaf Zahoor, a former Burnt Ramen resident, recalled in a recent interview, adding: “I want my home and my family back.”Two men behind Ghost Ship, where people became trapped on a second floor during the deadliest building fire in recent US history, are being sentenced this week for involuntary manslaughter. Families of the victims, many of them young artists, musicians and activists, have said the prosecutor’s plea deals for several years in prison did not feel like a just outcome.For some friends of the deceased, the injustice of Ghost Ship was also what they described as a crackdown by exploitative landlords and ramped up government enforcement to displace low-income communities – a legacy of devastation that extends far beyond the 2016 inferno.‘Torn this community apart’The Ghost Ship warehouse was uniquely dangerous, described by some as a “tinderbox” and “deathtrap”. Derick Almena, who managed the 10,000-square-foot industrial space, had constructed dwellings inside without proper approvals, charging tenants anywhere from $300 to $1,400 to live there.Inside was a maze-like labyrinth, packed floor to ceiling with wooden furniture, tapestries, antiques and old pianos. The night of the fire, about 100 people had arrived for a dance party, climbing up a ramshackle wooden staircase. It was the only way out after Max Harris, a party organizer and the second defendant in the state’s case, had blocked another exit, according to prosecutors.The fire, probably sparked by an electrical failure, caused the floor to collapse, leaving dozens to die of smoke inhalation. Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Artists and musicians in Oakland faced a horrific task when they awoke on 3 December 2016: figuring out if their friends were dead or alive.The fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse party that killed 36 people led to an agonizing weekend of futile searches, crowdsourced spreadsheets of missing people, and a rapidly rising body count. It felt like rock bottom for some – until the eviction threats began days later. On 6 December, tenants of Burnt Ramen, a local underground punk venue and residential warehouse, were put on notice by city officials that they could be targeted due to unsafe conditions. Their friends’ funerals had not yet happened when news cameras showed up at their door in Richmond, a city just north of Oakland. Soon, they were evicted and forced to live out of their cars and on couches, and 20 months later, they are still fighting to return. Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Pinterest Shares122122 The city also passed a law that activists had pushed that prevents owners from evicting live-work tenants and moving in cannabis businesses, since California’s marijuana legalization has created a huge demand for warehouses.Michele Byrd, housing and community development director, said the city had also worked to educate tenants on their rights and assist them with the relocation process when displacement occurs. Sometimes, however, that means temporary shelters or housing far away from Oakland: “We are in a housing crisis, and the supply is limited.” Facebook Oakland fire victims: teacher, students and local artists among the dead People mourn near a makeshift memorial in December 2016 following the fire. Photograph: Nick Otto/AFP/Getty Images Support The Guardian Race Oakland Read more Pinterest Share on Facebookcenter_img When Asefaha’s five-year lease recently expired, his landlord, Lynne Glassman, decided not to renew, citing Ghost Ship and other issues. The city and owners have also raised concerns about a shooting earlier this year that happened near the venue on the same day as an Alena event. Asefaha argued that it was racist to link his space to the incident, which he said was unrelated, and in court filings alleged that the eviction was discriminatory.“Just as black people are constantly criminalized and dehumanized in the media, black spaces are also criminalized,” he said in an interview, adding: “Landlords used Ghost Ship to evict tenants they deemed dangerous. It’s this vulturistic, opportunistic hold on land.”As part of a settlement in court this week, Asefaha agreed to restrictions on his events – and to move out in March next year. He is hoping to purchase a new location for his organization and said he hasn’t had time to think about where he might live. “We need safe spaces … We’re still fighting for the right to exist.”Glassman declined to comment. His attorney Stephen Judson said the landlord “categorically denied” claims of discrimination and noted that he had no “legal obligation” to allow Asefaha to stay. He also said neighbors and the city had complained about activities at the venue.It’s difficult to know how many underground warehouses or “live-work” spaces like Alena Museum have fallen since Ghost Ship. In a November 2017 memo, the city said it had investigated 32 spaces with possible unauthorized residences and was aware of evictions in five properties.An East Bay Express investigation last year found 10 evicted spaces, and David Keenan of Safer DIY Spaces estimated this week that at least 15 sites in Oakland have been evicted or vacated since the fire. Given the size of some of these spaces – the city confirmed one evicted building had 13 tenants – it was possible hundreds of people had been displaced, Keenan said.Despite stereotypes of young, white and privileged artists in Oakland warehouses, organizers said they mostly worked with vulnerable low-income tenants, including longtime older residents who have nowhere else to go.Sercan said she had worked with undocumented immigrants, day laborers, craftsmen, tenants in their 50s and 60s and others who have ended up in non-traditional housing because it’s their only option.“There is an intense fear about losing your home that is kind of hard to describe,” she said. “Sometimes, there is just a profound depression.”Keenan said he had tried to explain to city officials that violation notices, burdensome permit fees and the resulting evictions typically didn’t make people safer.Instead, he said, displaced tenants moved further underground into more substandard conditions where the threat of danger and tragedy were greater: “It’s going to come back to haunt them.”Leaving OaklandOakland officials insisted they were dedicated to minimizing displacement and supporting underground culture, with four government leaders outlining strategies and reforms in a recent wide-ranging interview.“The city wants to both help and protect and preserve these artistic communities, but above all, needs to keep them safe,” said Kelley Kahn, policy director of art spaces. As sentencing approaches following a warehouse fire that killed 36, artists on the fringes struggle to find spaces to live and work California Read more Oakland Sam Levin in Oakland Oakland artists after ‘Ghost Ship’ fire: ‘We knew things would never be the same’ Last modified on Tue 14 Aug 2018 04.26 EDT Share via Email Twitter In December 2016, flowers, pictures, signs and candles, are placed at the scene of the Ghost Ship fire. Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Officials were also exploring possible modifications to building codes that would make it easier to preserve live-work spaces. “Every step of the process is something we are going to examine,” said the planning director, William Gilchrist.But to some, it all feels like too little too late.“By the end of this year, I really don’t know if there’s going to be any of us left,” said Dreem, adding that the owner of the space where their late best friend Casio used to live was in the process of selling it.Plastered on a wall inside is one of Casio’s murals, a collage of black-and-white geometric shapes that friends now think of as a self-portrait and “portal” to Casio.Dreem plans to remove the artwork before the sale is finalized. Twitter Topics The disaster sent shockwaves through Oakland’s underground DIY scene and LGBT community, with numerous queer and trans people among the deceased. It also served as a grim illustration of the severe local housing crisis, spurred by the Silicon Valley tech boom and the high cost of living in neighboring San Francisco.Sinuba Dreem, a musician whose friend Joey Casio died in the fire, recalled the pain of hearing officials promising to take action on other unauthorized warehouses while people were still trying to identify victims.“My best friend’s dead, and now you’re going to evict us?” said Dreem, who is non-binary and uses gender-neutral pronouns. They were eventually forced to vacate their home after the tragedy. “I was trying to help my friends not get kicked out, on top of grieving.”Soon after the fire, hundreds of panicked artists and residents started gathering at town-hall events to organize.“Everybody wanted to do something,” said Ayse Sercan, a local architect who attended the meetings. “There was a feeling like we had to make sure this never happened again.”Sercan, Dreem and a few others ended up joining together in a group called Safer DIY Spaces to help residents in underground housing make safety improvements and navigate threats from the city and landlords. For some, it provided a temporary distraction from the grief: “I just threw myself into doing all this work,” said Dreem.Sercan began with walkthroughs at dozens of places where tenants sought her help, finding that the vast majority were nothing like Ghost Ship, she said. They were often functional residences that needed smoke detectors and other cursory improvements.But those realities didn’t seem to matter to some landlords, who launched urgent evictions. Some may have been concerned about liability while others were eager to sell and turn a profit or move in higher-paying tenants.The city’s rush to do inspections and issue violations made it easier for owners to conduct “bad faith” evictions by claiming they couldn’t make their properties compliant, said the tenant attorney Jackie Zaneri.The displacement post-fire had “torn this community apart”, said Jonah Strauss, a local recording engineer and executive director of the Oakland Warehouse Coalition. “We will never have the same kind of community again, because the most creative groundbreaking work in the arts is done by people who are living on the margins. Once the margins are erased, those people simply can’t exist.” ‘Black spaces are criminalized’Hager Seven Asefaha founded the Alena Museum as an arts space dedicated to Afrofuturism, the African diaspora and combating gentrification in one of Oakland’s historically black neighborhoods. Now, his white landlords are displacing him. Oakland, which is having a Hollywood moment this year, has a rich history of black arts and activism, once celebrated as the Harlem of the west and also known as the birthplace of the Black Panthers. Alena, however, is one of the few black-run artist warehouse spaces in the city.Asefaha’s neighborhood, West Oakland, repeatedly suffered at the hands of racist government practices decades earlier, including freeway, train and other construction projects that divided and displaced African American communities.“Having a place we run that showcases our identity in a strong and bold way is critical,” Asefaha said on a recent afternoon, sitting inside the 6,000-square-foot warehouse near a large sign that said “AFRIKA hold your SPACE”. He and four other tenants also live in an upstairs part of the warehouse that has been built out with bedrooms. The artist Hager Seven Asfaha in the live/work art space he shares in Oakland.Photograph: Robert Gumpert/The Guardian features Facebook Share on Twitter Pinterest Email Thu 9 Aug 2018 06.00 EDT Evictions and ‘criminalized spaces’: the legacy of Oakland’s Ghost Ship fire Share on Messenger Share via Emaillast_img read more

Louis Farrakhan denies antisemitism – then refers to Satanic Jews

first_imgLouis Farrakhan denies antisemitism – then refers to ‘Satanic Jews’ Share on Messenger During the speech on Thursday at a Catholic church on Chicago’s South Side, Farrakhan said people shouldn’t be angry if “I stand on God’s word”. He also said that he knows “the truth” and “separate[s] the good Jews from the Satanic Jews”.Facebook banned Farrakhan, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and conservative personality Milo Yiannopoulos, among others, saying they violated its ban on “dangerous individuals”. The Rev Michael Pfleger subsequently invited Farrakhan to speak in Chicago.The Nation of Islam leader, who turns 86 this weekend, said those who think he is a hater do not know him and have never spoken to him. Those who hated him but got to know him came to love him, he said. He also said Facebook’s contention that he is dangerous is true because what he says can be researched by his listeners.“Social media, you met me tonight” he said. “I plead with the rulers, let the truth be taught.”Chicago cardinal Blase Cupich issued a statement on Friday evening condemning Farrakhan’s comments and saying Pfleger did not consult him or other archdiocesan officials before extending the invitation.Farrakhan’s “statements shock the conscience”, Cupich said. “Antisemitic rhetoric – discriminatory invective of any kind – has no place in American public life, let alone in a Catholic church. I apologize to my Jewish brothers and sisters, whose friendship I treasure, from whom I learn so much, and whose covenant with God remains eternal.”Farrakhan said Cupich’s predecessor, Cardinal Francis George, visited him in his home and had dinner with him. He also met Chicago cardinal Joseph Bernardin. “For those angry about me about coming to St Sabina, how many would be angry with me meeting with Cardinal George and with the previous cardinal,” he said. “That kind of hatred is insanity.” Pfleger, one of Chicago’s most prominent activists, defended his invitation, saying he was responding to the Facebook ban as a defender of free speech.Hours before Farrakhan was scheduled to speak, officials of the Illinois Holocaust Museum said Pfleger was “giving hatred a platform”.Museum president and Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall said when leaders like Pfleger provide a platform for bigotry and antisemitism, “it increases the threat against all of humanity”. Cupich encouraged Pfleger “to accept the invitation of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center to meet with their leadership and dialogue with survivors”. Pfleger has a history of clashing with Catholic church leadership. Share on Twitter Topics Associated Press in Chicago Share on Facebook In a speech denying allegations of antisemitism, misogyny and homophobia after Facebook banned him from the social media platform, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan referred to “Satanic Jews”. Antisemitism Critics point to Farrakhan’s characterization of Judaism as a “gutter religion’ as evidence of antisemitism. Perhaps most famously, in the 1980s, he came under intense criticism for what was seen as praise for Adolf Hitler. Widely quoted for calling Hitler a “great man”, Farrakhan said the reports were not accurate and that he had actually called the Nazi leader “wickedly great”.His allegedly antisemitic, anti-white and anti-gay comments have prompted the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center to label him an extremist. Facebook, which did not detail specific comments that led to the ban of Farrakhan and others, says it has always banned people or groups that proclaim a violent or hateful mission or are engaged in acts of hate or violence, regardless of political ideology. Share via Email Support The Guardian Father Michael Pfleger talks with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan at St Sabina Catholic Church in Chicago.Photograph: Kamil Krzaczyński/AFP/Getty Images Netflix won’t stream Louis Farrakhan film after ‘internal miscommunication’ Louis Farrakhan news This article is more than 2 months old This article is more than 2 months old Share on Pinterest Religion Reuse this contentcenter_img Share on Twitter Louis Farrakhan Chicago Last modified on Sat 11 May 2019 14.05 EDT Share on LinkedIn Sat 11 May 2019 08.52 EDT US politics Share on WhatsApp Nation of Islam leader speaks in Chicago after Facebook banChristian and Jewish leaders in city condemn invitation Illinois … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. 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Bernie Sanders to demand Walmart raise poverty wages

first_imgShare on Facebook Share via Email Share on Twitter Bernie Sanders to demand Walmart raise ‘poverty wages’ Last modified on Mon 27 May 2019 13.44 EDT Topics Walmart average full-time worker earns $14.26, compared with its chief executive pay package of $23.6m.Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest This article is more than 1 month old Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders, a leading Democratic presidential candidate, is preparing to gatecrash Walmart’s annual meeting to demand the world’s biggest retailer increase its 2.2 million workers “poverty wages”.Sanders is expected to attack the multi-billionaire Walton family, who own Walmart, for paying its full-time workers an average of just $14.26 per hour (£11.25) while handing the chief executive, Doug McMillon, a $23.6m pay package.McMillon’s pay is 1,076 times that collected by the median worker, and makes him by far the best paid person in Arkansas, where Walmart is based and where the AGM will be held.“Walmart workers are sick and tired of being paid poverty wages, while the Walton family is worth over $170bn,” the Vermont senator said in a tweet. “I’m honored to have been invited by Walmart workers to demand they have a seat on the company’s board.”Sanders, a longtime critic of working conditions at the nation’s biggest private employer, will introduce the workers proposal at the annual meeting in Rogers, Arkansas, on 5 June. However, there is very little chance of the proposal attracting enough votes.Sanders will speak as a proxy for Cat Davis, a Walmart employee who filed the latest action. “We should have the power to decide what happens at the company many of us have given our working lives to,” Davis said in a statement. “Associates deserve more from Walmart than we’re getting right now, especially as we’re the ones who create the company’s profits. Senator Sanders recognises that.” @RupertNeate Shares363363 Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Rupert Neate Since you’re here…center_img … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Walmart Support The Guardian Walmart Mon 27 May 2019 11.09 EDT Retail industry Poverty news US Democratic candidate will gatecrash the retailer’s annual meeting in Arkansas in June Sanders has repeatedly highlighted Walmart as an example of startling inequality in America comparing the Waltons’ vast fortune with the supermarkets low paid workers, many of whom get by on government-issued food stamps and Medicaid – the health cover programme joint-funded by state and federal government. Sanders often claims that the Walton family collectively has more wealth than the bottom 40% of Americans.A spokesman for Walmart, which owns Asda in the UK, said: “If Senator Sanders attends, we hope he will approach his visit not as a campaign stop, but as a constructive opportunity to learn about the many ways we’re working to provide increased economic opportunity, mobility and benefits to our associates.”In addition, institutional shareholder advisory services Glass Lewis and Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) have recommended that shareholders vote against Walmart at the meeting. Glass Lewis has advised investors vote down Walmart’s remuneration plans stating that there is a “pay and performance disconnect”. ISS has also advised shareholders vote for a motion demanding that Walmart strengthens oversight to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Sign up to the daily Business Today email or follow Guardian Business on Twitter at @BusinessDesk Share via Email This article is more than 1 month old Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Reuse this contentlast_img read more

ATU080 – Deborah Pierce Author The Accessible Home David Woodbridge and Apple

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadYour weekly dose  of information that keeps you up to date on the latest developments in the field of technology designed to assist people with disabilities and special needs.Click the “Pod” link above to listen or subscribe with iTunes.Show Notes:Deboarh Pierce “The Accessible Home” (www.piercelambarchitects.com)Our Holiday Shopping Show: http://bit.ly/UWGI98Technology use in the classroom helps autistic children communicate | ESRC | The Economic and Social Research Councilhttp://bit.ly/RBVZ3yDavid Woodbridge | Apple puts eye into iDevices http://bit.ly/SxSjgyHow Google makes its products accessible to the disabled | FP Tech Desk | Financial Post http://natpo.st/V1QYNmSmart specs may replace guide dogs | Herald Sun http://bit.ly/YiUVndApps for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities | DyslexiaHelp at the University of Michigan http://bit.ly/SxRxA5Augmentative communication Android Apps http://bit.ly/V1Qc2TUse Siri as a Calculator http://bit.ly/V1RryW100s Board HC – www.BridgingApps.org——————————Listen 24/7 at www.AssistiveTechnologyRadio.comIf you have an AT question, leave us a voice mail at: 317-721-7124 or email tech@eastersealscrossroads.orgCheck out our blog:  https://www.eastersealstech.comFollow us on Twitter: @INDATAprojectLike us on Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/INDATAShare this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedATU212- Apple Watch and its impact on people with disabilities with David Woodbridge, WWDC 2015 and accessibility, Care Sync AppJune 19, 2015In “Assistive Technology Update”ATU104 – The Fortune Academy School for Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia, Add text to photos in OSX, Dragon Notes for Windows 8, Stevie Wonder Advocate, ADA Online Learning Webinars, #AAC on Twitter, TalkRocketGoMay 24, 2013In “Assistive Technology Update”ATU024: Eye Tracker (Rob Chappel), Accessible Sports Facility, Note Taker Reviews, Robotic Guide Dog, Music & Disability, Bionic Bodies, Talking Glucose MeterNovember 11, 2011In “Assistive Technology Update”last_img read more

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first_imgHow Do SSDs Work? Surprising Things Men Actually Found Attractive 50 Years Ago Lilly From ‘Princess Diaries’ Is 36 Now and Gorgeous The Surprising Reason Why Brandon Routh Is Returning to Superman You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet By Joel Hruska on July 18, 2019 at 8:29 am Willow Smith’s Transformation is Turning Heads Leon Kennedy’s Entire ‘Resident Evil’ Timeline Explained Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Here at ExtremeTech, we’ve often discussed the difference between different types of NAND structures — vertical NAND versus planar, or multi-level cell (MLC) versus triple-level cells (TLC) and quad-level cells (QLC). Now, let’s talk about the more basic relevant question: How do SSDs work in the first place, and how do they compare with newer technologies, like Intel’s non-volatile storage technology, Optane?To understand how and why SSDs are different from spinning discs, we need to talk a little bit about hard drives. A hard drive stores data on a series of spinning magnetic disks called platters. There’s an actuator arm with read/write heads attached to it. This arm positions the read-write heads over the correct area of the drive to read or write information.Because the drive heads must align over an area of the disk in order to read or write data (and the disk is constantly spinning), there’s a non-zero wait time before data can be accessed. The drive may need to read from multiple locations in order to launch a program or load a file, which means it may have to wait for the platters to spin into the proper position multiple times before it can complete the command. If a drive is asleep or in a low-power state, it can take several seconds more for the disk to spin up to full power and begin operating.From the very beginning, it was clear that hard drives couldn’t possibly match the speeds at which CPUs could operate. Latency in HDDs is measured in milliseconds, compared with nanoseconds for your typical CPU. One millisecond is 1,000,000 nanoseconds, and it typically takes a hard drive 10-15 milliseconds to find data on the drive and begin reading it. The hard drive industry introduced smaller platters, on-disk memory caches, and faster spindle speeds to counteract this trend, but there’s only so fast drives can spin. Western Digital’s 10,000 RPM VelociRaptor family is the fastest set of drives ever built for the consumer market, while some enterprise drives spun up to 15,000 RPM. The problem is, even the fastest spinning drive with the largest caches and smallest platters are still achingly slow as far as your CPU is concerned.How SSDs Are Different“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” — Henry FordSolid-state drives are called that specifically because they don’t rely on moving parts or spinning disks. Instead, data is saved to a pool of NAND flash. NAND itself is made up of what are called floating gate transistors. Unlike the transistor designs used in DRAM, which must be refreshed multiple times per second, NAND flash is designed to retain its charge state even when not powered up. This makes NAND a type of non-volatile memory.Image by Cyferz at Wikipedia, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0.The diagram above shows a simple flash cell design. Electrons are stored in the floating gate, which then reads as charged “0” or not-charged “1.” Yes, in NAND flash, a 0 means data is stored in a cell — it’s the opposite of how we typically think of a zero or one. NAND flash is organized in a grid. The entire grid layout is referred to as a block, while the individual rows that make up the grid are called a page. Common page sizes are 2K, 4K, 8K, or 16K, with 128 to 256 pages per block. Block size therefore typically varies between 256KB and 4MB.One advantage of this system should be immediately obvious. Because SSDs have no moving parts, they can operate at speeds far above those of a typical HDD. The following chart shows the access latency for typical storage mediums given in microseconds.Image by CodeCapsuleNAND is nowhere near as fast as main memory, but it’s multiple orders of magnitude faster than a hard drive. While write latencies are significantly slower for NAND flash than read latencies, they still outstrip traditional spinning media.There are two things to notice in the above chart. First, note how adding more bits per cell of NAND has a significant impact on the memory’s performance. It’s worse for writes as opposed to reads — typical triple-level-cell (TLC) latency is 4x worse compared with single-level cell (SLC) NAND for reads, but 6x worse for writes. Erase latencies are also significantly impacted. The impact isn’t proportional, either — TLC NAND is nearly twice as slow as MLC NAND, despite holding just 50% more data (three bits per cell, instead of two). This is also true for QLC drives, which store even more bits at varying voltage levels within the same cell.The reason TLC NAND is slower than MLC or SLC has to do with how data moves in and out of the NAND cell. With SLC NAND, the controller only needs to know if the bit is a 0 or a 1. With MLC NAND, the cell may have four values — 00, 01, 10, or 11. With TLC NAND, the cell can have eight values, and QLC has 16. Reading the proper value out of the cell requires the memory controller to use a precise voltage to ascertain whether any particular cell is charged.Reads, Writes, and ErasureOne of the functional limitations of SSDs is while they can read and write data very quickly to an empty drive, overwriting data is much slower. This is because while SSDs read data at the page level (meaning from individual rows within the NAND memory grid) and can write at the page level, assuming surrounding cells are empty, they can only erase data at the block level. This is because the act of erasing NAND flash requires a high amount of voltage. While you can theoretically erase NAND at the page level, the amount of voltage required stresses the individual cells around the cells that are being re-written. Erasing data at the block level helps mitigate this problem.The only way for an SSD to update an existing page is to copy the contents of the entire block into memory, erase the block, and then write the contents of the old block + the updated page. If the drive is full and there are no empty pages available, the SSD must first scan for blocks that are marked for deletion but that haven’t been deleted yet, erase them, and then write the data to the now-erased page. This is why SSDs can become slower as they age — a mostly-empty drive is full of blocks that can be written immediately, a mostly-full drive is more likely to be forced through the entire program/erase sequence.If you’ve used SSDs, you’ve likely heard of something called “garbage collection.” Garbage collection is a background process that allows a drive to mitigate the performance impact of the program/erase cycle by performing certain tasks in the background. The following image steps through the garbage collection process.Image courtesy of WikipediaNote in this example, the drive has taken advantage of the fact that it can write very quickly to empty pages by writing new values for the first four blocks (A’-D’). It’s also written two new blocks, E and H. Blocks A-D are now marked as stale, meaning they contain information the drive has marked as out-of-date. During an idle period, the SSD will move the fresh pages over to a new block, erase the old block, and mark it as free space. This means the next time the SSD needs to perform a write, it can write directly to the now-empty Block X, rather than performing the program/erase cycle.The next concept I want to discuss is TRIM. When you delete a file from Windows on a typical hard drive, the file isn’t deleted immediately. Instead, the operating system tells the hard drive it can overwrite the physical area of the disk where that data was stored the next time it needs to perform a write. This is why it’s possible to undelete files (and why deleting files in Windows doesn’t typically clear much physical disk space until you empty the recycling bin). With a traditional HDD, the OS doesn’t need to pay attention to where data is being written or what the relative state of the blocks or pages is. With an SSD, this matters.The TRIM command allows the operating system to tell the SSD it can skip rewriting certain data the next time it performs a block erase. This lowers the total amount of data the drive writes and increases SSD longevity. Both reads and writes damage NAND flash, but writes do far more damage than reads. Fortunately, block-level longevity has not proven to be an issue in modern NAND flash. More data on SSD longevity, courtesy of the Tech Report, can be found here.The last two concepts we want to talk about are wear leveling and write amplification. Because SSDs write data to pages but erase data in blocks, the amount of data being written to the drive is always larger than the actual update. If you make a change to a 4KB file, for example, the entire block that 4K file sits within must be updated and rewritten. Depending on the number of pages per block and the size of the pages, you might end up writing 4MB worth of data to update a 4KB file. Garbage collection reduces the impact of write amplification, as does the TRIM command. Keeping a significant chunk of the drive free and/or manufacturer over-provisioning can also reduce the impact of write amplification.Wear leveling refers to the practice of ensuring certain NAND blocks aren’t written and erased more often than others. While wear leveling increases a drive’s life expectancy and endurance by writing to the NAND equally, it can actually increase write amplification. In other to distribute writes evenly across the disk, it’s sometimes necessary to program and erase blocks even though their contents haven’t actually changed. A good wear leveling algorithm seeks to balance these impacts.The SSD ControllerIt should be obvious by now SSDs require much more sophisticated control mechanisms than hard drives do. That’s not to diss magnetic media — I actually think HDDs deserve more respect than they are given. The mechanical challenges involved in balancing multiple read-write heads nanometers above platters that spin at 5,400 to 10,000 RPM are nothing to sneeze at. The fact that HDDs perform this challenge while pioneering new methods of recording to magnetic media and eventually wind up selling drives at 3-5 cents per gigabyte is simply incredible.A typical SSD controllerSSD controllers, however, are in a class by themselves. They often have a DDR3 or DDR4 memory pool to help with managing the NAND itself. Many drives also incorporate single-level cell caches that act as buffers, increasing drive performance by dedicating fast NAND to read/write cycles. Because the NAND flash in an SSD is typically connected to the controller through a series of parallel memory channels, you can think of the drive controller as performing some of the same load-balancing work as a high-end storage array — SSDs don’t deploy RAID internally but wear leveling, garbage collection, and SLC cache management all have parallels in the big iron world.Some drives also use data compression algorithms to reduce the total number of writes and improve the drive’s lifespan. The SSD controller handles error correction, and the algorithms that control for single-bit errors have become increasingly complex as time has passed.Unfortunately, we can’t go into too much detail on SSD controllers because companies lock down their various secret sauces. Much of NAND flash’s performance is determined by the underlying controller, and companies aren’t willing to lift the lid too far on how they do what they do, lest they hand a competitor an advantage.InterfacesIn the beginning, SSDs used SATA ports, just like hard drives. In recent years, we’ve seen a shift to M.2 drives — very thin drives, several inches long, that slot directly into the motherboard (or, in a few cases, into a mounting bracket on a PCIe riser card. A Samsung 970 EVO Plus drive is shown below.NVMe drives offer higher performance than traditional SATA drivers because they support a faster interface. Conventional SSDs attached via SATA top out at ~550MB/s in terms of practical read/write speeds. M.2 drives are capable of substantially faster performance into the 3.2GB/s range.The Road AheadNAND flash offers an enormous improvement over hard drives, but it isn’t without its own drawbacks and challenges. Drive capacities and price-per-gigabyte are expected to continue to rise and fall respectively, but there’s little chance SSDs will catch hard drives in price-per-gigabyte. Shrinking process nodes are a significant challenge for NAND flash — while most hardware improves as the node shrinks, NAND becomes more fragile. Data retention times and write performance are intrinsically lower for 20nm NAND than 40nm NAND, even if data density and total capacity are vastly improved. Thus far, we’ve seen drives with up to 96 layers in-market, and 128 layers seems plausible at this point. Overall, the shift to 3D NAND has helped improve density without shrinking process nodes or relying on planar scaling.Thus far, SSD manufacturers have delivered better performance by offering faster data standards, more bandwidth, and more channels per controller — plus the use of SLC caches we mentioned earlier. Nonetheless, in the long run, it’s assumed NAND will be replaced by something else.What that something else will look like is still open for debate. Both magnetic RAM and phase change memory have presented themselves as candidates, though both technologies are still in early stages and must overcome significant challenges to actually compete as a replacement to NAND. Whether consumers would notice the difference is an open question. If you’ve upgraded from NAND to an SSD and then upgraded to a faster SSD, you’re likely aware the gap between HDDs and SSDs is much larger than the SSD-to-SSD gap, even when upgrading from a relatively modest drive. Improving access times from milliseconds to microseconds matters a great deal, but improving them from microseconds to nanoseconds might fall below what humans can really perceive in most cases.Intel’s 3D XPoint (marketed as Intel Optane) has emerged as one potential challenger to NAND flash, and the only current alternative technology in mainstream production. Optane SSDs don’t use NAND — they’re built using non-volatile memory believed to be implemented similarly to phase-change RAM — but they offer similar sequential performance to current NAND flash drives, but with vastly better performance at low drive queues. Drive latency is also roughly half of NAND flash (10 microseconds, versus 20) and vastly higher endurance (30 full drive-writes per day, compared with 10 full drive writes per day for a high-end Intel SSD).Intel Optane performance targetsThe first Optane SSDs have debuted as excellent add-ons for Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake. Optane is also available in standalone drives, and in a variety of server roles for enterprise computing. At the moment, Optane is still too expensive to match NAND flash, which benefits from substantial economies of scale, but this could change in the future. NAND will stay king of the hill for at least the next 3-4 years. But past that point, we could see Optane starting to replace it in volume, depending on how Intel and Micron scale the technology and how well 3D NAND flash continues to expand its cell layers (96-layer NAND is shipping from multiple players), with roadmaps for 128 layers on the horizon.Check out our ExtremeTech Explains series for more in-depth coverage of today’s hottest tech topics.Now read:The Worst CPUs Ever BuiltHappy 40th Anniversary to the Original Intel 8086The Myths of Moore’s Law<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Proof Henry Cavill Isn’t a Very Good Dude at All Winona Ryder Is Not Letting Anyone Forget She’s Married to Keanu The Entire ‘Stranger Things’ Timeline Explained 0 Comments Tagged In storageextremetech explainsSSDNANDSSDshard drivesNAND flashsolid state storage Post a Comment 0 Commentslast_img read more

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