BlackRock CEO: ‘Where and How We Work Will Never Be the Same’

In his annual letter to CEOs, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink says businesses should be prepared for pandemic-fueled workplace changes to be permanent.

IRS Will Require Photo ID and Live Selfie to Access Online Account

The IRS will soon begin requiring a photo ID, paired with a live selfie, in order to access online accounts.

COVID/WFH Has Broken Big Tech

In a huge Twitter thread, a big tech insider reveals that COVID and generous work from home privileges are destroying the morale of big tech employees.

Cyber Pets: The Metaverse and Pet Ownership

Thousands of users have already made their mark in cyberspace, creating and owning millions of unique pets and animals

Google Now Showing Suggestions for “Islam Is”

Update: Google is now showing suggestions for "Islam is". They can be seen in the screenshot below.

Bing Gets Localeze To Augment Local Biz Listings

Thanks to a new deal, Bing’s results for local businesses should soon get much better.  A report’s indicated that Localeze, which specializes in local search, is going to provide something like 14 million business listings for Bing Local and Bing 411 to use.

Personalized Suggestions On Google Maps Introduced

People with perfect memories and/or senses of direction are excused from reading this article.  Everybody else may be pleased to know that Google’s introduced a version of personalized suggestions on Google Maps.

Can’t remember exactly what street your father’s favorite cigar shop is on?  Forget the last couple digits of a casual acquaintance’s address?  It’s in scenarios like these that Google’s now got you covered (so long as you agree to be helped).

Apple Finally Unveils Much Anticipated Tablet – the iPad

Steve Jobs took the stage in San Francisco today to announce what he referred to as a "magical, truly revolutionary product."

After talking up Apple’s history and how many iPods they’ve sold and apps they have in the app store, Jobs began talking about the need for a product between the laptop and the smartphone – something that would be better at things like browsing, email, photos, video, music, games, and eBooks. He took a shot at netbooks saying they weren’t better than anything (knocking their speed, displays, and software), and then unveiled the iPad.