Dimmest bulb on ‘Jeopardy’ is Alexa as Amazon’s A.I. is tasked with turning down the stage lights

“Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek and Amazon’s Echo smart speaker. (Jeopardy.com, Amazon Photos) Alex and Alexa — it’s a match made in geek heaven. Amazon’s recent sponsorship of the popular television quiz show “Jeopardy” comes with some prime-time product placement for the tech giant, as longtime host Alex Trebek has been turning to Alexa, the omnipresent[…]

Microsoft, Google, Red Hat and others join forces for cloud security in ‘confidential computing’ group

A number of big-name tech companies — including Microsoft, Google, Alibaba, Red Hat, IBM, and Intel — are joining forces in a new effort to boost cloud security by protecting data when it’s especially vulnerable. The Confidential Computing Consortium, announced this morning by the Linux Foundation, will work to establish standards, frameworks and tools to[…]

Lyft Has Been Flooded With Sexual Assault Lawsuits

On August 1, seven women filed sexual assault lawsuits against Lyft, alleging they were raped or assaulted by Lyft drivers, then charged fees for rides even after reporting them to the company. Four of these women allege that they were raped by their Lyft drivers. One woman, a resident of Louisiana, claims that after spending[…]

Tech Moves: Leafly taps COO and opens Austin office; Moz adds 3 execs; Possible Finance hires recruiting chief

Chang Fu, Possible Finance head of growth, and Scott Simmons, head of talent acquisition. (Possible Finance Photos) — Possible Finance, a Seattle startup that runs a mobile-only loan program, made two executive hires amid rapid growth for the company. The new head of growth at Possible is Chang Fu, who previously held the same title[…]