Trump promotes Michael Kratsios to US Chief Technology Officer
- More than two years into the Trump administration, the long vacant post of U.S. Chief Technology Officer will be filled.
- Bloomberg first reported that today Trump is elevating Michael Kratsios, current deputy U.S. CTO, to the nation’s top tech position.
- The U.S. CTO role was created during the Obama years and three CTOs have served to date, the last of which was former Googler Megan Smith, known for leading early acquisitions at Google before her move to Google.org.
- The CTO position advises the president on tech issues, works to shape tech policy and importantly serves as a link to the private sector.
- In contrast with his predecessors, Kratsios brings a distinct venture capital-colored perspective to the role, which sits within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
CSS 3D - Scrolling on the z-axis
- In this article, we are going to create a small 3D scene, where the user can scroll on the z-axis.
- This method allows us to use the transform CSS property to set perspective or rotation on the z-axis to our DOM elements.
- We already mentioned earlier that the transform CSS property allows us to set our elements in a 3D space.
- In the following example, you can play with the Z-axis position of the .cube and .face- by changing the value of cubeTranslateZ and cubeFacesTranslateZ.
- Now that we have a good understanding of how CSS 3D works we are going to create a 3D scene, where we are going to be able to scroll on the z-axis.
- To be able to scroll, we need first to set the value of --viewportHeight which emulates the depth of the scene.
ThirdLove founder reveals why the company spoke out against Victoria's Secret after one of its parent company's execs made controversial comments about transgender and plus-size models
- Last November, Victoria's Secret came under fire after one of its parent company's executives made controversial comments during an interview with Vogue.
- Ed Razek, chief marketing officer of L Brands, said in the interview that he didn't think the company's annual fashion show should feature "transsexuals" because "the show is a fantasy." He also said that the brand would not be adding larger sizes to its assortment and has no plans to feature plus-size models in its runway show.
- Read more: People slammed Victoria's Secret after its marketing chief made controversial comments about transgender models, but he didn't resign.
- In the run-up to Victoria's Secret's annual fashion show, ThirdLove set up an online petition with model Robyn Lawley asking shoppers to boycott the event.
- ThirdLove launched in 2013 but has gained a large following on social media more recently.
Kaspersky Lab files antitrust complaint over iOS Screen Time
- The claim comes hot on the heels of a similar complaint made by Spotify, which alleges that the App Store’s so-called Apple tax — 30 percent of any transactions — gives the company’s own services (in this case, Apple Music) an unfair advantage over its competitors.
- Apple quickly hit back at the complaint, saying that the 30 percent cut drops to 15 percent after the first year of a subscription and that its ecosystem provides an essential service to Spotify.
- The biggest is that Apple doesn’t provide an app that competes with the functionality offered by Kaspersky Safe Kids.
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who’s running for president in 2020, has also raised issues about the way Apple both operates and competes within its App Store, and she has called for the company to be broken up.
Google fined $1.69 billion by EU for AdSense antitrust abuses
- Google has been fined $1.69 billion by European regulators, who claim the U.S. tech giant abused its dominant position in search to force third-party sites to favor its own ad network while freezing out rivals.
- This marks the third massive antitrust fine levied against Google by the European Union, which has become increasingly aggressive in its efforts to regulate powerful tech companies.
- Last year, EU regulators fined Google $5 billion for abusing the dominant position of its Android mobile operating system to favor its own apps.
- In those previous filings, the EU noted that Google had originally required some sites, particularly bigger partners, to use AdSense exclusively if they wanted to use Google’s search box.
- But Vestager noted that Google’s ability to limit or exclude many of those advertising competitors over a decade allowed it to gain a nearly unassailable leadership position, due to the network effects of online ad markets.
Reserve Bank clings to wage growth hopes
- The Reserve Bank is holding fast to its hopes that unemployment will fall further pushing wage growth and inflation upwards, the minutes from its March board meeting show.
- NAB's immediate reaction to the minutes was that this Thursday's labour market data would be even more crucial but that official figures will show a weakening labour market, "triggering the RBA to cut rates to 1 per cent".
- Looking forward, the RBA said growth in GDP of around 3 per cent over 2019 would still be achievable as well as a further decline in the unemployment rate to 4.75 per cent over the next couple of years.
- Before the minutes were released on Tuesday there was a 52 per cent chance of two rate cuts by August according to data compiled by Citi.