• Uber reportedly rejected Michael Cohen multiple times - Quartz

    According to the Journal (paywall), in 2016, Cohen rsquo;s finances were tight and his taxi medallion business struggling. He reportedly tried to switch tacks by courting the ride hailing app Uber, which rejected him citing conflicts of interest.Cohen, undeterred, apparently reminded the company that he was ldquo;the president rsquo;s lawyer, rdquo; with no success.



  • Michael Cohen reportedly pitched Uber on his services, but the 'bemused' company shot him down ... - Business Insider UK

    President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, pitched Uber on hiring him for his services following the 2016 presidential election, The Wall Street Journal reported.But Uber rejected the pitch, citing Cohen's investments in a New York City taxi business as a potential conflict of interest, a person close to the company told The Journal.


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  • Google Reportedly Working on Pixel-Branded Smartwatches; Specifications Leak - NDTV

    In March this year, Google replaced its Android Wear brand that it had introduced in 2014 with a new name Wear OS. There was no new hardware or software, but only the OS got rebranded. However, a Pixel branded smartwatch could be a game changer for Google on this platform. Popular tipster Evan Blass has claimed that alongside the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and next generation Pixel Buds, Google will unveil a 'Pixel Watch' at its annual hardware event. Though Google has not announced a date for the event yet, it has been held in October the last two years.Meanwhile, another report in WinFuture has corroborated the information, while also adding that there could be three models of the Pixel branded smartwatch. The report claims that these devices have been codenamed as 'Ling,' 'Sardine,' and 'Triton,' but there is no information about the design or how they are different. However, some of the specifications include Bluetooth with apt X, GPS, and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) support. Additionally, health features include step tracking and a heart rate monitor.


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  • Apple's iOS Will Reportedly Soon Have a Feature That Locks Down USB Data Access After a Week - Gizmodo

    According to TechCrunch and MacRumors, Elcomsoft researchers recently discovered a feature called USB Restricted Mode hidden in the iOS 11.4 code. When the mode is activated, an iOS device like an iPhone will disable all data access via the Lightning port after a week of not being unlocked or paired to a computer. Charging will continue to work.Elcomsoft wrote:


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  • iOS 13 will reportedly introduce a redesigned home screen, but it's less exciting than it sounds - BGR

    According to reports that first surfaced earlier this year, Apple a few months ago decided to push back a number of its more ambitious iOS 12 features to iOS 13. The underlying reason for the shift reportedly stems from a number of high profile iOS bugs and system performance issues that Apple had to deal with in 2017. Consequently, Apple with iOS 12 will primarily focus on improving system stability as part of a broader effort to make the iOS experience more reliable.


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  • Reliance Jio reportedly offering 1.1TB free data to Jio Fibre broadband customers in select regions - Digit

    Reliance Jio made waves due to its disruptive pricing in the telecom sector, and it was long expected that the company would do the same with Fiber To The Home (FTTH) services. The service was finally rolled out to select batch of customers across various cities, with no word on commercial release timeline. The Hindu now nbsp;reports that the company is offering 1.1 TB free data at 100 Mbps speeds for its existing FTTH broadband consumers in select regions. The report also adds that the service could launch officially by the second half of this year and users interested in joining the company rsquo;s home broadband service will need to pay an interest free refundable security deposit of Rs 4,500. The company is also said to ldquo;connect multiple devices using the dual band JioFiber Home Gateway rdquo;, which seems to be another moniker for the Jio router. Their customers will also get to choose Jio lsquo;extend rsquo; options, which hints at company rsquo;s own WiFi signal repeaters. The company rsquo;s head of strategy and planning, Anshuman Thakur also says that the company rsquo;s FTTH network will cover 99 percent of the country and they will soon be ready to roll out the services. nbsp; As per The Hindu rsquo;s source, ldquo;The initial FTTH plan includes 100 gigabytes (GB) of free data at 100 Mbps speed; once the data limited is exhausted, the customers can do top up of 40 GB of free data 25 times in a month, effectively meaning 1,100 GB of free data a month, rdquo; The company will reportedly launch the service for both home and enterprise customers. The source adds, rdquo;The company will install the Jio router, which can be also used as a set top box when the company launches internet protocol television (IPTV) services. The idea is to give a host of services using one box. rdquo; This means that the company is aiming to bundle other services with its broadband service like IPTV, which is in line with previous reports that Jio has scrapped its plans for launching a DTH service. nbsp; Since last year, there were rumours that the company is working on its own DTH services. However, a previous report tipped that the company had dismissed these rumours and would not be introducing the said service. Some images of the alleged Jio DTH Set top Box (STB) were also leaked online previously which revealed an ethernet port along with HDMI, USB and Audio Video ports, hinting at a Hybrid DTH service. It was also spotted in an unboxing video on YouTube, which reiterated the same and reports suggested that it would offer over 360 channels out of which at least 50 would be viewable in HD. A Hybrid STB, unlike the conventional STB, offers cable programming and streaming content as well. The report also says that users will be able to stream content from Netflix or Amazon Prime Video via Jio #39;s STB itself, which eliminates the need for purchasing streaming devices like Amazon Fire Stick or Chromecast. nbsp;


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  • Facebook is reportedly researching an ad-free version of its site where people would pay a ... - Business Insider

    Facebook is reportedly researching whether or not an ad free, subscription based version of its site could attract new users.According to a report by Bloomberg's Sarah Frier, unnamed sources familiar with the matter said that the company's interest in creating a subscription based option has increased in light of privacy concerns stemming from the Cambridge Analytica scandal.


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