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Big opportunities in drone software: $565 million and climbing

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This year drones have turned from buzzword to a mature technology, bringing value across many industries (see the recent Economist long read on that) and representing an interesting investment opportunity. A number of VC firms have already jumped in, putting $454 million into 100 deals in 2016 alone, and both the amount of funding and the number of deals are on the rise, according to CB Insights. However, the hardware side of the drone ecosystem is becoming oversaturated. China’s DJI clearly dominates the market, and other Chinese manufacturers,... Read More
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How SoundCloud’s broken business model drove artists away

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Facebook, GitHub, and the Ford Foundation donate $300,000 to bug bounty program for internet infrastructure

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The Internet Bug Bounty (IBB), a not-for-profit bug bounty program backed by such tech companies as Facebook and Microsoft, revealed that it has received three $100,000 donations from Facebook, an existing donor, and new investors GitHub and the Ford Foundation. Founded in 2013, the IBB provides financial incentives to security researchers and “white hat hackers” to identify weaknesses in core internet infrastructure and open source software such as Ruby, PHP, Python, and OpenSSL. The organization is managed by a panel of volunteers from across the security realm, including employees from Uber, Microsoft, Facebook, Adobe, and fellow bug bounty body HackerOne. ... Read More
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Google brings Motion Stills to Android, where it’s all motion and no stills

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Microsoft’s cloud business continues to offset weaker operations

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Microsoft’s share price has more than doubled since Satya Nadella was named CEO in February 2014. Building on an enterprise business established by his predecessor Steve Ballmer, Nadella has pushed Microsoft away from its proprietary, on-premise software into a “mobile-first, cloud-first” vision, embracing different platforms as well as growing markets like the enterprise cloud and AI. As Microsoft closed out its latest fiscal year, the company posted earnings showing the results of that effort. Microsoft reported non-GAAP net income of $7.7 billion, or 98 cents a share, on revenue of $24.7 billion in its fiscal f... Read More
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June 2017 NPD: Tekken and Injustice roundhouse kick the sales chart

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June was a strong month for the gaming industry in the United States. PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch are selling well, and a bunch of fighting games and console exclusives helped amp up software revenues. Consumers spend $765 million in the United States last month on gaming-related hardware, software, and accessories, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. That is up 7 percent from $712 million during the same period in 2016. Here are the numbers for July 2017: Total: $765 million (up 7 percent from $712 million in June 2016) Hardware: $231 million (up 27 percent from $182 million)... Read More
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Obsessed fans are using shot-for-shot blockbuster remakes as their personal film school

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Microsoft’s growth continues to be driven by Office and cloud services

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Xbox One console revenues have slowed, but software and services are strong

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Microsoft‘s gaming division generated $1.657 billion during its fiscal Q4, and that is up $44 million or 3 percent year-over-year. Xbox game sales and services picked up a lot of momentum and were more than enough to make up for a dip in revenues from hardware. Console sales are bringing in less cash for Microsoft as the average price for an Xbox One continues to fall. The company released the Xbox One S last year as part of an effort to protect the price on its system, and it will do something similar later this year when it launches... Read More
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Citrix brings virtual desktops and more to Google Cloud

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Citrix and Google Cloud announced a big expansion to their existing partnership today that covers G Suite and Google Cloud Platform. The two companies are working together so that users can run virtual desktop environments on Google’s cloud infrastructure using Citrix Cloud. That will allow companies to do things like provide their employees with a virtual environment running on Google servers that works much like a traditional desktop or laptop computer would. On the end user productivity side, Citrix is working to integrate its ShareFile service with G Suite. That starts with a new Gmail plugin that lets customers securely send files that are managed by Citrix’s software with a connector to Google Drive. The two comp... Read More
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Apple gives a glimpse into its artificial intelligence efforts

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Apple is lifting the veil on some of its work in the red-hot field of artificial intelligence. The consumer technology giant debuted Wednesday a website that highlights the company’s various AI-related research projects. Named the Apple Machine Learning Journal, the tech giant is pitching it as a way for people to read about the work of its various engineers working on cutting-edge AI techniques like deep learning. Ruslan Salakhutdinov, Apple’s director of AI research, announced the debut of the website via Twitter. Apple hired Salakhutdinov, who is also a Carnegie Mellon University associate professor specializing in machine lea... Read More
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Slack courts developers with new tools as competition heats up

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(Reuters) — Slack Technologies on Wednesday showcased new tools designed to make it easier for developers to build apps for the company’s workplace collaboration software. The developer conference was part of a major push by Slack to lure software developers into building special purpose applications, or apps, that plug into its system. “We are doubling down on developers,” said Amir Shevat, Slack’s director of developer relations who previously served in a similar role for Google’s Android operating system. “Slack is a platform company. We see a direct correlation between our success and the success of our developers.” Slack, which is now eight years old, is at a crossroads in its history. T... Read More
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The augmented reality landscape shows 60% growth in startups focused on enterprise

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The Venture Reality Fund released its augmented reality landscape for the second quarter, and the research shows that 150 companies are focused on a wide range of AR technologies. The Venture Reality Fund, which has raised $50 million to invest in AR and virtual reality startups, said it saw a 60 percent increase in the number of companies that are focused on AR in the enterprise, compared to the first quarter. “Over the past quarter, the AR industry witnessed several notable moves by major players including Facebook and Apple, which immediately led to a robust increase in developer activity as well as extensive coverage in the market,... Read More
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Xbox is making it easier to self-publish games

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The new program from Microsoft — and a new company called Jump — will give indie game developers more places to publish their work.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/70716/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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Microsoft confirms it’s cutting Windows 10 updates for Atom PCs

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EncompaaS Launches Enterprise Data Safety & Compliance Solution in U.S. Market

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IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 19, 2017– EncompaaS is entering the U.S. market in 2017 from its headquarters in Sydney, Australia and establishing its U.S. office in Irvine, California. EncompaaS has developed a SaaS compliance platform utilizing HPE Content Manager, and deliverable on Microsoft Azure, to provide a cloud compliance solution for all regulated industries including information governance and records compliance management. In the July editions of FORTUNE and WIRED magazines, the cover stories on the high risk enterprise businesses from banks to pharmaceutical manufacturers are facing in protecting all data flowing thru their global networks from the Cloud. Compliance expense cost $80 bi... Read More
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Microsoft unveils a beautiful Cortana-powered thermostat

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Oracle now lets customers run cloud SaaS apps in their own data centers

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Oracle customers can now start deploying the company’s software-as-a-service applications in their private data centers with an update to its Cloud at Customer portfolio announced today. The changes will allow businesses to rent hardware that runs the same enterprise resource planning, human capital management, customer experience, and supply chain management applications that are available through Oracle’s public cloud services. In addition, Oracle expanded the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) capabilities of the Cloud at Customer hardware. Customers can now get hardware that will let them run the company’s Database Cloud, Analytics Cloud, Contain... Read More
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Companies offer quirky perks like guitar lessons, tattoos

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Sabbaticals, massages, or a home maid service? Bike maintenance, tattoos or guitar lessons? Some small and medium-sized companies are offering quirky and enviable perks to try to attract and keep the best workers. The hundred staffers at marketing firm Velvet Media can periodically spend a month working at any of its offices — Denver, Tokyo, Bangkok or Venice, Italy — with the company paying their expenses, co-CEO Daniele Gatti says. Many businesses provide such out-of-the-norm perks because they want staffers to have a rewarding environment — something likely to resonate as people who deal with work email and respond to texts at all hours demand more satisfaction at work. “We extend work into employees’ li... Read More
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The Best TV

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Our Pick TCL 55P607 The TCL 55P607 offers great contrast ratios, integrated Roku, full array local dimming, wide color gamut, and high dynamic range support, including Dolby Vision. Our pick ... Read More
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Nokia phone maker HMD Global parts ways with CEO Arto Nummela

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HMD Global, the business vehicle set up specifically to create and market Nokia-branded mobile devices, has announced that its CEO Arto Nummela has left the company “with immediate effect.” No reason was given for the departure, but Florian Seiche, who has served as HMD Global’s president since its inception, has been appointed as acting CEO for the time being. Though Nokia itself no longer makes phones, the Finnish company helped ... Read More
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Educational quiz platform Kahoot closes $20 million funding round from Microsoft Ventures, others

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Kahoot, an online learning platform that lets teachers create and tailor quizzes for their classes, has closed its series A round of funding at $20 million. The Norwegian startup announced a $10 million raise last September, with notable investors including Microsoft Ventures, Creandum, and Northzone. The company has now added another $10 million to the pot, led by new “private investors,” with its existing investors — including Microsoft Ventures — also participating in the round. Founded out of Oslo in 2011, Kahoot has emerged... Read More
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Long Island Press Returning To Print In September

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Schneps Communications announced Wednesday with great pride that it will relaunch the print edition of the Long Island Press as a monthly news and lifestyle publication on Sept. 1, 2017. The company is also excited to announce that John Kominicki has been hired as the new publisher and executive editor of the Press. In addition, Joanna Austin has been named associate publisher/senior vice president. The two join Timothy Bolger, a longtime Press reporter who was recently promoted to editor in chief, in preparing for the relaunch.  John Kominicki is the new publisher of the Long Island Press. “We are thrilled to have put together a power team to relaunch the beloved Long Island Press bra... Read More
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Microsoft Azure to power Baidu driverless innovation

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Microsoft Azure has announced that it will provide the cloud services behind Chinese internet giant Baidu’s self-driving car efforts. The collaboration will see Microsoft’s cloud computing platform used in driverless operations outside of China. Microsoft is one of 50 businesses which have joined a self-driving car alliance headed up by Baidu. The Apollo alliance was established in April this year and aims to provide an open platform for the automotive industry to advance the development of autonomous vehicles. ‘By using Azure, our partners outside of China will have access to a trustworthy and secure public cloud, enabling them to focus on innovating instead of building their own cloud-based infrastructure,... Read More
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The New Nintendo 2DS XL is great if you don’t want 3D

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Comic-Con 2017 preview: superheroes and TV shows take on San Diego

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Trump’s Policies Are Already Sending Jobs to Canada

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Raya Bidshahri’s hands shook as she sat in her dorm room in February, reading the email that had been sent to all Boston University students. “It was a warning letter,” she says, about a ban the Trump administration planned to institute against travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, including Iran, where Bidshahri was born and where her family still lives. Bidshahri had moved to the United States three years earlier to study neuroscience, and was just months away from graduation, after which she wanted to launch her online education startup in the Bay Area. She planned to take advantage of... Read More
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AI Could Revolutionize War as Much as Nukes

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In 1899, the world’s most powerful nations signed a treaty at The Hague that banned military use of aircraft, fearing the emerging technology’s destructive power. Five years later the moratorium was allowed to expire, and before long aircraft were helping to enable the slaughter of World War I. “Some technologies are so powerful as to be irresistible,” says Greg Allen, a fellow at the Center for New American Security, a non-partisan Washington DC think tank. “Militaries around the world have essentially come to the same conclusion with respect to artificial intelligence.” Allen is coauthor of a 132-page ... Read More
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NeuLion announces partnership with PokerGo

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NeuLion, Inc., a Plainview-based digital broadcasting company, today announced its partnership with PokerGo, a digital video subscription service launched in May by Las Vegas-based Poker Central.  The service gives users access to live poker tournaments, original shows, and a number of poker events and programming. “We’re very excited to be working with yet another industry-leading global content provider with tremendous reach and scale and a huge captive audience in excess of 100 million loyal fans globally,” Roy Reichbach, president and CEO of NeuLion, said in a written statement. NeuLion’s digital platform streams live and HD on-demand sports and entertainment content to any connected device, such as mobile and ... Read More
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BioWare shakeup: Aaryn Flynn leaving, Casey Hudson returning

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BioWare is losing one general manager and gaining another. In a pair of blog posts on the studio’s site, current GM Aaryn Flynn announced his plans to leave the developer, while Casey Hudson revealed that’s he’s coming back to take that role. Casey Hudson left BioWa... Read More
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GamesBeat 2017: Fresh faces and veterans join speaker roster

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GamesBeat 2017 will take place at San Francisco’s beautiful Fort Mason on October 5 and October 6. And our next trio of speakers features both fresh faces and veterans from the video game industry. Our speakers include Debbie Bestwick, CEO of award-winning veteran games developer and international games label, Team17. Bestwick started making games at age 17, and she cofounded Team17 in 1990 at the age of 20. Team17 hosts theWorms franchise, Aven Colony, The Escapists, Genesis Alpha One, Overcooked, Yoku’s Island Express, Yooka-Laylee, and Sword Legacy: Omen. Bestwick h... Read More
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The Mira Prism turns your iPhone into an augmented reality headset for $99

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Mira unveils lightweight augmented reality glasses for $100

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Most augmented reality glasses aren’t practical. So Mira designed AR mobile glasses that were created from the outset to be lightweight, minimalist, and low-cost. Today, the company is unveiling its Prism glasses, which you can preorder for $100. The Los Angeles company has raised $1.5 million in funding from Sequoia Capital, Troy Capital Partners, S-Cubed Capital, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, musician and tech investor Will.i.am, Jaunt VR founder Jens Christensen. Prism glasses are inexpensive in part because they’re mostly plastic and weigh well under a pound. You put an iPhone into a slot, and the glasses project the stereoscopic images on the screen of the iPhon... Read More
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VMware and AWS consider data centre partnership

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Amazon Web Services and VMware are currently in talks to partner on a data center software product, according to a report by The Information. The two companies are considering jointly developing a software product for use in the data center, anonymous sources have indicated. While details are unavailable at this point, a move to develop enterprise data center software indicates a move to the private cloud for Amazon, which to date has focused on public cloud offerings. While refusing to comment directly on the rumored data center software development partne... Read More
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Microsoft’s Xbox Design Lab is now even better

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Microsoft has updated its Xbox Design Lab site that enables fans to customize their gamepads, and we’ve tested out some of the new materials, colors, and more. I’ll take you through the design process that led me to a handsome controller that is all my own. But I can confirm upfront that the Design Lab is totally worth it. You may remember that I dug into the Xbox Design Lab and the updated 2016 Xbox One ... Read More
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Windows 10 support could end early on some Intel systems

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Enlarge / One of the affected Atom processors.Intel reader comments 14 Share this story ... Read More
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Nokia 8 revealed in leaked images with dual-camera Zeiss optics

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Talend accelerates big data pipeline development for MS Azure

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Talend has released new connectors for Talend Data Fabric to provide customers with accelerated data migration to the Microsoft Azure cloud. The new Talend Data Fabric connectors are intended to enable customers to build intelligent, scalable data pipelines for real-time big data analytics in the cloud. Talend Data Fabric previously connected customers to Microsoft Azure HDInsight and Blob Storage. The new connectors are also compatible with Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse, SQL Database, Azure CosmosDB, Data Lake Store, Queue Storage and Table Storage. With ... Read More
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LinkedIn’s new Windows 10 app brings invite notifications straight to your PC

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Elon Musk says we need to regulate AI before it becomes a danger to humanity

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5 ways chatbots need to evolve before they go mainstream

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It’s hard to swing a $400 juicer in Silicon Valley these days without hitting a chatbot. Advances in artificial intelligence have enabled these talkative assistants to become a reality, and they’re now cropping up in many different forms. Facebook has greatly ... Read More
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How a new wave of machine learning will impact today’s enterprise

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Advances in deep learning and other machine learning algorithms are currently causing a tectonic shift in the technology landscape. Technology behemoths like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and Salesforce are engaged in an artificial intelligence (AI) arms race, gobbling up machine learning talent and startups at an alarming pace. They are building AI technology war chests in an effort to develop an insurmountable competitive advantage. Today, you can watch a 30-minute deep learning tutorial online, spin up a 10-node cluster over the weekend to experiment, and shut it down on Monday when you’re done – all for the cost of a few hundred bucks. Betting big on an AI future, cloud providers are investing resources to simplify a... Read More
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Star Wars Battlefront II: EA/Disney reveal more details about single-player campaign

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Electronic Arts and Disney revealed more details about the single-player campaign for Star Wars Battlefront II, the next game in EA’s Star Wars video game series. Janina Gavankar, the actress behind Commander Iden Versio in the story, revealed a new trailer about the Star Wars Battlefront II: Behind the Story. Versio happens to be on the planet below as the second Death Star blows up at the end of the Return of the Jedi film. Versio, whose father is a higher-ranking commander in the Imperial fleet, has to decide what to do. “Now that the empire has fallen, they’re the underdogs,” said Gavankar while on stage at Disney D23 Star Wars celebration in... Read More
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After Rift’s price cut, it’s HTC’s move

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Since the bombshell price drop earlier this week by Facebook’s Oculus, a number of theories have emerged regarding the Rift’s temporary $400 price.Is Oculus preparing a second generation and hoping to clear stock? Is Oculus struggling so much that Facebook is dropping the price of the Rift in a last ditch effort to save it? Is Facebook under pressure to move units fast because they are concerned about a ZeniMax injunction after the $500 million judgment earlier this year, as China’s regio... Read More
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This week’s deaths and births of the mobile world

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Dispute could mean financial panic in bitcoin

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Got some bitcoin? An internal dispute over the digital currency could soon mean financial losses, whipsawing prices and delays in processing payments. It’s also possible that nothing much changes. It all depends on whether the people who maintain bitcoin can agree by July 31 to implement a major software upgrade — one designed to improve capacity on the increasingly clogged network. Not everyone is on board. In particular, some bitcoin “miners,” who are rewarded for verifying transactions, aren’t supporting the changes. Any split between miners and others who use bitcoin, including a number of startups and a few big companies, could cause a panic in the $39 billion bitcoin marketplace. So far, bitcoin’s v... Read More
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Amazon Echo and Alexa exec Michael George retires after nearly 20 years at the company

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The Amazon executive who helped oversee the development of the company’s wildly popular Echo connected home device—and the Alexa smart software that drives it—left the company as of this month. Michael George, who joined the retail and tech colossus in 1998, disclosed his departure on his LinkedIn profile. That post was picked up by tech news site GeekWire, which also translated George’s “geeky” farewell note that he posted to LinkedIn in binary form (a... Read More
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Alcatel’s new Windows Phone flagship for Europe delays the inevitable

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Google given a seat on Bluetooth SIG board of directors

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Google has been given a coveted seat on the board of directors of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). The Bluetooth SIG is a not-for-profit organization that has overseen the development of Bluetooth standards since 1998. Founding members included representatives from Nokia, Toshiba, IBM, Intel, and Ericsson, though 400 members had joined by the end of its first year. Most companies wishing to use Bluetooth in their products become members of the Bluetooth SIG, and today it coun... Read More
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Everyone seems to hate the new Skype

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Android killed Windows Phone, not Apple

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Delivering the future potential of hyperscale cloud

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Brett Moss, General Manager of Hyperscale Cloud at Ensono, asks what changes need to be made for hyperscale cloud to deliver its full potential… Hyperscale, most closely associated with big data and cloud, is the provisioning required in distributed computing environments to efficiently scale from a few servers to thousands of servers in an instant: the public cloud. Hyperscale cloud is the management, from migration to on-going support, of client business applications hosted in the public cloud. This includes the maintenance, support and security for business ap... Read More
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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with shell, gaming, Task Manager, and mixed reality improvements

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Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with shell, gaming, Task Manager, mixed reality, and delivery optimization improvements. This is the seventh build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is slated to arrive later this year (likely in September). Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was ... Read More
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How to make the most out of Windows 10 S

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Microsoft partners with BMW to put Skype in cars

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This could be Microsoft’s future USB-C Surface connector

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Microsoft is closing its Surface Hub manufacturing plant in the US

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Tech startups fight sexual harassment with tougher policies

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(Reuters) — Kristina Bergman made an unusual decision when she founded Integris Software in early 2016: she included an anti-sexual harassment clause firmly in her company’s voting agreement with investors. The clause calls for an investigation should any board director be accused of sexual harassment. If it is found that there was “reasonable probability” that an incident occurred, the director would be removed. Sexual harassment by startup investors is in the spotlight in Silicon Valley after revelations of sexual misconduct led to the resignation of top partners at venture firms 500 Startups and Binary Capital. “We wanted to create a culture of inclusion and respect supported by board members wh... Read More
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AR/VR Weekly: Surviving the desert

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Venture capital is still out there for augmented and virtual reality studios, but they’re finding it continues to be a challenge to get enough consumers to pony up for games on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, and mobile platformers. In a recent interview from the Gamelab event in Spain, GamesBeat lead reporter Dean Takahashi discussed the “VR desert” with Minority Media’s Vander Caballero. His studio’s ... Read More

Lyft to open-source some of its AI algorithm testing tools

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Lyft has spent a lot of time building tools that help it simulate the results of machine learning algorithms, and the company plans to make them available more broadly in the near future. The company’s simulators are a key part of the Lyft’s machine learning development process, according to Erbil Karaman, the head of product for its marketplace team. When Lyft first starts testing machine learning models, they get run through simulators to figure out some of their early impact. “That does model emulation, and looks at what are called hyper parameters, and some of the outcomes that we care about, and try to tell us early signals for what this model can do different from other models,” he said during a panel at Ventu... Read More
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Games for Change’s 14th festival showcases social impact with diverse finalists

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The game industry has a growing number of festivals that tackle issues such as diversity, like the Game Devs of Color Expo and the GaymerX Convention, but the Games for Change Festival is still the only one that focuses solely on social and educational impact in games. Now in its 14th year, the event is prepping for its July 31 to August 2 run in New York City. As in the past, it will feature panels and demos examining the intersection of games and other fields such as neuroscience and public policy, as well... Read More

Applitools raises $8 million for its quality assurance computer vision

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Software testing company Applitools has raised $8 million for its technology that uses computer vision to recognize changes to websites or mobile apps like typos, missing icons, or other content. Developers using Applitools can catch mistakes or spot variations between version history or web browsers. “Applitools has actually invented an AI-powered tool that does visual monitoring of all these applications and websites in real time. It is mature, scalable, and reliable, and today serves more than 250 companies from S&P to Fortune 500 companies. It runs millions of tests every week, and it has less than 10 false detections every million evaluations it... Read More
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A Microsoft font may have exposed corruption in Pakistan

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The Best Online Cloud Backup Service

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Our Pick CrashPlan for Home Code42’s CrashPlan offers flexible, reliable online backups at a reasonable price. Even if you’re a careful person, the various problems that could lead to lost data—malware, software bugs, user error, theft, fire, flood, and so on—make backups a necessity. As broadband speeds slowly but surely improve, online backup services are becoming an increasingly smart addition to your overall backup strategy: Pay five bucks a month (give or take), install an app on your computer that runs... Read More
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Chatfuel to launch customized bot service for brands

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Chatfuel will launch a new service next month to design automated bots for brands that want customized conversational experiences. Chatfuel has been used to create such popular bots as the Golden State Warriors bot as well as for brands like Adidas and the New York Times. The news was announced today at MB 2017, a two-day gathering of AI and bot industry innovators being held at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Beyond toolkits provided by tech giants like Facebook, Microsoft, and other brands, Chatfuel is one of the most commonly used ways to creat... Read More
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Kelley Blue Book turns to AWS for AI to power its new chatbot

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AI is modernizing all manner of legacy industries, including the valuation of used cars. Kelley Blue Book is leveraging artificial intelligence services from AWS to create a bot that understands voice and text to help people gain a better understanding of how much their car might be worth. “We thought this was a very natural way that people use their voice already, and this was a great use case for us to think about how we’re going to evolve our products — which are very click and touch oriented — to using natural language in a way that feels natural to people and not forced,” Andy Lapin, a chief architect at Kelley Blue Book, said during a presentation at VentureBeat’s ... Read More
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Scientists Upload a Galloping Horse GIF Into Bacteria With Crispr

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E. coli might best be known for giving street food connoisseurs occasional bouts of gastric regret. But the humble microbial workhorse, with its easy-to-edit genome, has given humankind so much more—insulin, antibiotics, cancer drugs, biofuels, synthetic rubber, and now: a place to keep your selfies safe for the next millennium. Scientists have already used plain old DNA to encode and store all 587,287 words of War and Peace, a list of all the plant material archived in the Svalbard Seed Vault, and an OK Go music video. But now, researchers have created for the first time a living library, embedded within, ... Read More
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How to watch Day Two of MB 2017 live

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VentureBeat’s MB 2017: How AI, messaging, and personalization will rock your world resumes today. Day two continues an exploration of how artificial intelligence and other disruptive technologies are affecting the entire marketing ecosystem. Every brand, marketer, product manager, and innovator must be ready to harness AI’s impact as it propels intelligent assistants, bots, smart voice, personalization, and more into the future. Watch today as top brands like American Eagle Outfitters, Kayak, and Nordstrom, and with leaders from Amazon, Google, Facebook, and other top companies describe what’s to come at ... Read More
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Nimble Launches Partner Program to Address Growing Market Demand for its Award Winning Social Selling CRM

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Provides Resellers and Distribution Partners with an Affordable Social Sales and Marketing CRM Add-on Solution for Office 365 and GSuite SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 12, 2017– Nimble, the pioneer of Social Sales and Marketing CRM, today announced the launch of the global ... Read More
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No. 227: Gail Simmons, Jim Simons and we somehow missed the most expensive housing list

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It’s Wednesday: A happy midweek, everybody, and welcome new readers Tutty, Alice, Serge, Pete and Lillian. Jolly Green Giant Great Big Tender Peas were trademarked on this day in 1927. Zeppo Marx – the unfunny one – received a patent for a cardiac pulse rate monitor. Reading? Check: Long Island billionaire Jim Simons and his wife Marilyn have donated $25 million to the New York Public Library, one of the institution’s largest-ever gifts. The money is targeted for sprucing up branches in Harlem. Drink smartly, my friends: Innovator of the Year winner Michael Chalavoutis has reformulated and rebranded ... Read More
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The internet is fucked (again)

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FCC chairman Ajit Pai is fond of saying that “the internet was not broken in 2015” when he argues for repeal of our nation’s net neutrality rules. This is particularly funny to me, because in 2014 I literally wrote an article called “The internet is fucked.” Why was it fucked? Because the free and open internet was in danger of becoming tightly controlled by giant telecom corporations that were already doing things like blocking apps and services from phones and excusing their own services from data caps. Because the lack of competition in the internet access m... Read More
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Microsoft’s new iPhone app narrates the world for blind people

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Microsoft’s live translation tool for PowerPoint is now open to all

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Microsoft has made its Presentation Translator feature for PowerPoint open to the public. The PowerPoint add-in is designed to add real-time captions to a live presentation in a wide variety of languages, using the power of machine learning. Users can now download the add-in, which works with PowerPoint 2013 and 2016 on Windows. When users start a presentation, they can speak in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, and listeners can see content translated into one of more than 60 different languages. The feature is designed to make it easier to overcome language bar... Read More

IBM declares AI the key to making unstructured data useful

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One of the key problems for businesses trying to make the most of their data is that the overwhelming majority of such data isn’t set up for machine processing. That’s where AI can help, according to IBM North America chief marketing officer Rashmy Chatterjee. She said 80 percent of company data is unstructured, including free-form documents, images, and voice recordings. Traditionally, it hasn’t been possible for computers to understand this data. AI systems can transcribe conversations, interpret the content of images, and divine information from massive text files. At the moment, computers miss key context, like emotion, speakers’ accents, and other details that humans take for granted, but machine learning syste... Read More
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Microsoft to Heartland: Broadband is coming

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Microsoft on Tuesday announced an initiative to bring high-speed internet to millions of rural Americans through unused television airwaves in a long-term bet for user growth. The Redmond, Washington, technology company proposed using spectrum typically reserved for TV stations to broadcast high-speed internet to underserved U.S. locations. To start, Microsoft will commit to a five-year effort to bring broadband connectivity to 2 million underserved rural Americans. Microsoft, whose products include the Windows operating system, Office 365 productivity suite and Skype video service, hopes other companies and the government will support what it has dubbed the Rural Airband Initiative. However, the plan has attracted oppositi... Read More
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Slack bots have a new home: Slack

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The Slack Platform received an update today that brings its App Directory inside the chat client. Until today, the platform’s more than 1,000 apps could only be added to a Slack channel by visiting the App Directory in a web browser. The news was shared onstage by Slack director of developer relations Amir Shevat at MB 2017, a two-day gathering of AI and bot industry innovators. Active apps are now listed in the sidebar below direct messages and channels. To install new apps, just click or tap the “Apps” label above active apps to search by name or type or to open the App... Read More
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Microsoft will help ISPs bring wireless Internet to 12 US states

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Best of the rest: anti-Prime Day deals from Best Buy, eBay, and more

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Facebook to expand Messenger home screen ads beta worldwide

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Facebook Messenger will start to extend its home screen ads beta worldwide in the weeks ahead, Messenger head of product Stan Chudnovsky announced today. The home screen on Messenger acts as an inbox for your most recent conversations with friends, automated bots, or brands. Chudnovsky spoke today with VentureBeat CEO Matt Marshall before a crowd of hundreds at MB 2017, a two-day gathering of startups and tech giants working with AI and bots that’s being held July 11-12 at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Testing of Messenger home screen ads began ... Read More
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Nimble Launches Add-in for Microsoft Office 365 and Outlook, Delivering Social Business Insights on People and Companies

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Free Nimble Add-in Delivers Contact and Company Background Details to Office 365 SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 11, 2017– Nimble, the pioneer of Social Sales and Marketing CRM, today announced Nimble Smart Contacts App, a new freemium add-in for Microsoft Office 365, Outlook desktop and iOS that delivers instant social business insights o... Read More
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Adents: Though DSCSA Law Remains Unchanged, Compliance Penalties are Delayed Until Nov. 2018. Pharma Companies Will Be Able to Implement Far-reaching Serialization Solutions

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Adents’ Premier Serialization Solutions TranscendShort-term Compliance to Address Long-term Manufacturing Needs EAST WINDSOR, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 11, 2017– As the U.S. pharmaceutical industry breathes a collective sigh of relief, Adents, provider of versatile and easily deployable serialization and track-and-trace software solutions, is urging pharma manufacturers to take full advantage of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act’s one-year enforcement postponement. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: ... Read More
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Windows Phone dies today

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Windows Phone dies today - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=do... Read More
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LiquidSky lets you play your PC games on Android devices

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Cloud gaming platform LiquidSky has launched its revamped Android app, enabling mobile gamers to play their PC games anytime, anywhere on their mobile devices running the Android operating system. The LiquidSky 2.0 beta on Android fulfills one of the promises of cloud gaming, the company said, by enabling gamers to play their high-quality PC games on mobile hardware that wasn’t designed to run them. It does so by running the game in the cloud and streaming the images to the smartphone or tablet in an efficient way, said Jason Kirby, chief revenue officer at New York-based Li... Read More
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Microsoft Azure Stack extends cloud service in on-prem data centres

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Microsoft is expanding its Azure Stack platform across on-premises infrastructure, with hardware partners now taking orders from customers looking to run the private cloud platform in their own data centres. Customers are required to purchase Azure Stack as part of a certified integrated system from partners, which initially include Dell EMC, HPE and Lenovo. Both Cisco and Huawei are also expected to start taking orders towards the end of the year. ‘From Azure data centres to the edge of the cloud — whether miles underground in a mine shaft, away at sea on a ship, or on a factory floor dependent on continuous real-time operation — Azure Stack enables modern cloud applications that meet all business and regulatory req... Read More