‘Cops’ has been canceled at the Paramount Network

[ad_1] Looks like someone did some reevaluating. On Tuesday, Paramount Network announced it would no longer produce Cops, a half-hour reality series that takes camera crews on police ride-alongs and investigations. The news comes after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25. Former officer Derek Chauvin, who has since been charged…

IBM Cloud suffers prolonged outage – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The IBM Cloud is currently suffering a major outage, and with that, multiple services that are hosted on the platform are also down, including everybody’s favorite tech news aggregator, Techmeme. It looks like the problems started around 2:30pm PT and spread from there. Best we can tell, this is a worldwide problem and involves…

Electric truck start-up Nikola takes on car giants

[ad_1] Image copyright Nikola Image caption Nikola has focused primarily on commercial trucks An electric truck company that has yet to deliver a single vehicle already has a market value higher than industry stalwart Fiat Chrysler. Since listing on the Nasdaq last week, the US start-up Nikola has seen its share price more than double,…

Edtech is surging, and parents have some notes – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Unlike most sectors, edtech has been booming over the last few months. Flashcards startup Quizlet is now a unicorn, digital textbook company Top Hat is finding unprecedented surges in usage and student success business Edsights raised nearly $2 million from high-profile investors, all from inbound interest. Investors are so confident that homeschooling might become…

Twitter starts putting fact-checking labels on tweets about 5G and COVID-19 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Conspiracy theories claiming a connection between 5G technology and the coronavirus have been around since the pandemic’s early days, and apparently they’re still going strong. So strong, in fact, that Twitter began applying a label to some tweets about COVID-19 and 5G, encouraging users to “get the facts” about the virus. As Business Insider…

If you’re not investing in diverse founders, you’re a bad investor – TechCrunch

[ad_1] BLCK VC is a nonprofit focused on empowering Black investors and increasing diversity in venture capital. We won’t sit here as we have for so many years with strong faces and encouraging words and pretend that we’re not tired. We’re tired because we’ve spent yet another week mourning our Black brothers and sisters who…

A big shark and a large squid fought in the deep sea

[ad_1] An underwater photographer snapped a curious picture of a shark off of Kona, Hawaii, in November 2019. The oceanic whitetip shark had unusual, ring-like markings on its body.  The photographer, Deron Verbec, passed the images to Yannis Papastamatiou, a shark researcher and predator ecologist at Florida International University. These telltale scars almost certainly came…