Treasury secretary Janet Yellen told G20 ministers that US will drop its "safe harbor" provision for tech companies, allowing a global deal on digital tax (Financial Times)

Financial Times: Treasury secretary Janet Yellen told G20 ministers that US will drop its “safe harbor” provision for tech companies, allowing a global deal on digital tax  —  Biden administration … Read More

Twitter's Super Follows represent a surge of interest in tools that let individuals create real economic value for themselves on social networks (Casey Newton/Platformer)

Casey Newton / Platformer: Twitter’s Super Follows represent a surge of interest in tools that let individuals create real economic value for themselves on social networks  —  Will Super Follows … Read More

European smartphone market shrank by 14% YoY in 2020, with Xiaomi up 85% and Huawei down 62%; Apple hit record market share of 30% in Q4 helped by iPhone 12 (Jan Stryjak/Counterpoint Research)

Jan Stryjak / Counterpoint Research: European smartphone market shrank by 14% YoY in 2020, with Xiaomi up 85% and Huawei down 62%; Apple hit record market share of 30% in … Read More

Apple, Google, and Amazon are training their voice assistants to better understand people with speech disorders such as stutter (Katie Deighton/Wall Street Journal)

Katie Deighton / Wall Street Journal: Apple, Google, and Amazon are training their voice assistants to better understand people with speech disorders such as stutter  —  Voice assistants like Alexa … Read More

Study finds video chats fatigue humans due to the intense up-close eye contact, constant self-view in real time, reduced mobility, and increased cognitive load (Vignesh Ramachandran/Stanford News)

Vignesh Ramachandran / Stanford News: Study finds video chats fatigue humans due to the intense up-close eye contact, constant self-view in real time, reduced mobility, and increased cognitive load  —  … Read More