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Digital Trends Live: Google I/O wrap-up, Lyft and Uber strike, and more

On the latest episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler and DT Producer Adrien Warner talk today’s trending tech news, including a wrap-up of Google I/O, the Lyft and Uber strike, an Amazon Go opening in New York (it takes cash!), a highway for electric trucks in Germany, Japan’s successful launch of a rocket, 3D organ printing moving closer to reality, and more.

Later, Nibler welcomes Alex Lieberman, co-founder and chief executive officer of Morning Brew, a daily newsletter that curates financial news to better engage the modern business leader.

Tiebing Zhang, chief technology officer of Circle, then joins us to talk about the effects of screen time on child development, and how Circle equips parents to control what children watch and how much screen time they have.

Lastly, Shuman Ghosemajumder, chief technology officer at Shape Security, discusses how the company works with the world’s biggest brands to prevent fraud, and how it uses A.I. to differentiate between humans and online bots.

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Amazon manager stole $273,000 of PC parts amid chip shortage
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An Amazon operations manager has admitted to stealing PC components worth over a quarter of a million dollars from one of the e-commerce giant’s warehouses.

Douglas Wright pled guilty to mail fraud for stealing merchandise from Amazon worth over $273,000. The 27-year old was able to obtain these products due to his role as an operations manager at an Amazon warehouse located in Charlotte.

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The Weather Channel is coming to YouTube TV
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The Weather Channel -- which previously had seen relatively small reach on streaming platforms in the United States -- is starting to branch out. YouTube TV will gain the 24-7 weather service this year, according to a press release from Allen Media Group and Google.

The addition is a big deal because The Weather Channel had been limited to two of the smallest streaming platforms -- FuboTV and DirecTV Stream. It also fills a pretty big void in the YouTube TV lineup, which doesn't currently have an all-day weather channel. YouTube TV is believed to be the second-largest streaming service in the United States. It last announced a ballpark figure of "more than 3 million subscribers" in October 2020. It hasn't given any sort of update since then. For context, Hulu with Live TV has a publicly announced 4 million paid subscribers.

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Apple joins Google in allowing alternative app store payment systems in South Korea
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As a response to a South Korean law passed last year, Apple will now allow third-party developers to offer their own alternate payment services for purchases made through the App Store. The move comes after Google announced plans to do the same in late 2021.

Finally, coming into compliance with the South Korean Telecommunications Business Act, the company's submitted plans that would allow third-party developers to support alternate payment systems. While Apple will still take service fees, it'll be less than the 30% currently charges as the company will no longer need to process payments.

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