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Why a quick chat with a bot solves a lot of problems

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Why do chatbots work? Because a quick chat resolves a lot of problems. The workplace is no different and yet we spend a lot of our time managing processes and slogging through impersonal workflows to manage mundane but essential tasks. It would be better to handle these with a chat too and that’s exactly what conversational workflow promises. The capabilities of chatbots have expanded significantly in recent years. Last year’s chatbot announcements by Facebook propelled the technology further up the hype curve. At its peak we saw customer-focused chatbots tha... Read More
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HTC’s newest VR headset is the Link

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Well this is surprising; HTC has yet another new VR headset on the way, promising to make an important breakthrough for a major category of device. Meet the HTC Link. The Link was first reported on by Japanese site Mogura VR. Intriguingly, it’s promising full six degrees of freedom (6DOF) tracking, which is something we haven’t seen in any major smartphone-based VR headset so far. It’s set to work with the company’s latest smartphone, the HTC U11. Concrete details are scarce but it appears that the kit won’t use Vive’s lighthouse stations. The headset and two compatible controllers appear to have lights on them, which look... Read More
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The emerging legal battle over video game streaming rights

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Esports advertisers, consumers, brands, investors, and athletes are congregating around streaming game content, competing for the revenue it generates. Juniper Research reports that esports and streaming video game content will generate $3.5 billion by 2021, up from $1.8 billion in 2016. Technological advances in cloud gaming, virtual reality and cross play could accelerate these revenue projections. Revenue from live or recorded streams comes from advertisements before and after videos, or video advertisement overlays. Game developers are adjusting their legal policies and adop... Read More
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Azure IoT Cloud enabled for Cisco Fog deployments

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Microsoft has announced a partnership with Cisco, to enable the Azure IoT suite to connect and interoperate with Cisco Fog deployments. The announcement, made at the Cisco IoT World Forum in London, is intended to extend the strengths of the Azure Cloud IoT Suite to the edge, to maximize IoT utility for clients of both companies. Connecting Azure to Cisco Fog is intended to benefit joint customers by allowing them to build and host applications for IoT devices in the Azure Cloud environment, then to extend those applications to the edge with Cisco Fog. Io... Read More
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Stony Brook University Names Historian Paul Kelton Endowed Chair In the Department Of History

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Stony Brook University Names Historian Paul Kelton Endowed Chair In the Department Of HistoryThe First Robert David Lion Gardiner Chair In American History Paul Kelton, PhD STONY BROOK, NY, May 25, 2017 –– The Stony Brook University College of Arts and Sciencesrecently named historian Paul Kelton as the first Robert David Lion Gardiner Chair in American History. The endowed chair was established in the Department of History in February 2016, ... Read More
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Northwell, St. Joseph’s partner

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St. Joseph’s College and Northwell Health have formed an educational partnership that includes discounts from the school for the system’s employees and internships for the school’s students. St. Joseph’s, with campuses in Patchogue and Brooklyn, said it will offer “a generously discounted tuition” to Northwell Health employees who enroll as well as internship opportunities. Gail Lamberta, associate dean of community development and chair of the school’s Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, said St. Joseph’s has “been proactive in developing partnerships with a number of corporations.” Lamberta said St. Joseph’s has formed numerous educational partnerships that ”provide quality opportu... Read More
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The Tricky Ethics of Big Pharma Soft-Selling on Soap Operas

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Anna Devane lies in a hospital bed surrounded by doctors, one of whom just told her she has cancer. “It’s a scary word, right? We can all admit that,” says a second doctor, Robin Scorpio, who also happens to be Devane’s daughter. This cancer is rare, says the first doctor, and somewhat different. People with the condition, called polycythemia vera, make too many blood cells. This, adds a third doctor, explains Devane’s recent migraines.“So how do we treat it? Is it … radiation? Chemo?” Devane’s voice cracks. Remarkably, no. The first doctor, a husky-voiced practitioner named Hamilton Finn, tells Devane she needs only a prescription blood thinner and regular phlebotomy—blood letting. Anna shows relief, then irr... Read More
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IFTTT now lets any developer build and publish applets for others to use

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IFTTT, the platform that allows users to create customized, conditional interactions between apps, online services, digital assistants, and devices, has announced that it’s opening its platform to individual developers, allowing them to build and publish their own applets for others to use. Founded in 2010, IFTTT — an acronym for “If this, then that” — became known for its for its online service that let users set up automated actions, which it called “recipes,” between two apps. Last August, IFTTT revealed it was to begin allowing third-party compan... Read More
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Top Gear mobile game dev Motorious Entertainment raises $894,000

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Helsinki mobile game developer Motorious Entertainment said it has raised $894,000 (€800,000) in a new round of funding. That will help the company gear up for its debut mobile title, Top Gear Road Trip. The money comes from the Finnish government’s Finnvera Venture Capital and Nordea’s Startup and Growth Services, while additional funds came from backers in an earlier round of investment. All told, the company has now raised $1.4 million (€1.3 million). Motorious Entertainment is working on the iOS and Android mobile game based... Read More
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Northwell strategy cuts to the heart of $4.5B industry

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Referencing “the future of remote medical monitoring,” Northwell Health is trying on a little wearable technology. Make that a big wearable technology – as in, the Peerbridge Cor, a portable electrocardiogram monitor produced by Peerbridge Heath Inc. ... Read More
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Supercell acquires 62% of London’s Space Ape Games for $55.8 million

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Clash of Clans maker Supercell has acquired 62 percent of London-based Space Ape Games for $55.8 million. The deal is another sign of consolidation in mobile games, as well as a rare coming together of two companies that have very similar operating styles. Space Ape Games, maker of mobile titles such as Samurai Siege and the upcoming Fastlane: Road to Revenge, will continue to operate as an independent company and make its own decisions about which games to create. Space Ape Games founders John Earner, Toby Moore, and Simon Hade w... Read More
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ACTION ON FISTULA TO TRANSFORM 4,500 LIVES BY 2020

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Tokyo, May 23, 2017 – Astellas Pharma Inc. (President and CEO: Yoshihiko Hatanaka, “Astellas”) on International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, Astellas pledges its support to the Fistula Foundation as the second phase of Action on Fistula launches with an ambitious target to treat 4,500 women with obstetric fistula in Kenya by 2020. Action on Fistula, supported by a grant from an affiliate of Astellas Pharma Inc., Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. (with Astellas Pharma Inc. correctively referred to as "Astellas"), is a programme set up by the Fistula Foundation in 2014 to transform the lives of more than 1,200 women in Kenya living with fistula: an injury caused by prolonged obstructed labour, lea... Read More
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Safe Host launches Switzerland’s largest data centre

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Safe Host, the Swiss colocation company, is launching phase one of what may become the largest data center in Switzerland. The new facility will be located in the canton of Vaud, in the Western part of the country, near France. The 14,000 square foot hyperscale data center will be rolled out in 4MW phases to a critical load capacity of 40MW. In the event of a power failure, backup power can be provided for up to 72 hours by oil-powered generators. Cooling will be provided by a state-of-the-art ventilation system using adiabatic air coolers, which regulate heat through chang... Read More
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Three Senior Administrators Appointed to New Roles At Stony Brook University

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Three Senior Administrators Appointed to New Roles At Stony Brook University Stony Brook, New York, May 22, 2017 – Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, announced today that he is appointing Richard J. Reeder as Vice President for Research and Operations Manager for the Research Foundation at Stony Brook University, and promoting both Judith B. Greiman and Melissa Z.Y. Woo to the role of Senior Vice President. Dr. Richard J. Reeder ... Read More
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Trump pushes for new partnership in Middle East

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While delivering remarks in Israel alongside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Trump urged a new partnership with the Arab world. CBS News political director Steve Chaggaris joins CBSN with more details on Trump's agenda abroad.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Google and UN launch Searching for Syria to answer 5 most common questions about the civil war

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Google and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have combined their data and technological smarts for a new initiative designed to answer the most common online questions about the Syrian Civil War. Now into its seventh year, the Syrian Civil War has resulted in at least 470,000 deaths, according to the most recent data revealed by the Syrian Centre for Policy Research, with as many as five million more forced to flee their homes. As with any cataclysmic crisis, the Syrian Civil War has touched millions around the world, with many taking to the internet to find ... Read More
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Megaport partners with Alibaba Cloud in Singapore

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Megaport Singapore, a subsidiary of the Australia-based network provider Megaport, has announced a new collaboration which will provide direct and scalable access to Alibaba Cloud, through its global software-defined network (SDN) service. Businesses looking to scale their cloud connectivity and enable rapid provisioning of capacity will be able to access Alibaba Cloud Express Connect – a high-speed dedicated network link which will securely connect them to their clouds via Megaport’s SDN. Through the partnership, Megaport customers will be able to deploy globally across Alibaba’s network of cloud regions. Meanwhile, Alibaba Cloud customers will too be able to access Megaport’s global network, which spans major ma... Read More
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Startups: 3 strategies for talking about your competitors

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Entrepreneurs know to expect questions about the competition in every investor pitch. And differentiating yourself is key – not only by the content of your answer (how your company is different), but the method of delivery (how you talk about those differences). The world of startups is quick to offer advice on how to format your competitive landscape analysis. It’s a standard slide recommended in any deck (the trusty 2×2, the petal diagram, etc). But there is a striking lack of guidance around how to talk... Read More
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Why Intel believes 5G wireless will make autonomous cars smarter

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The Internet of Things is expected to grow quickly to tens of billions of connected devices, from smart refrigerators to smart showers to smart cruise ships. And pretty soon, it’s going to extend to smart cars, Intel demonstrated at its recent ... Read More
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Tillerson Claims New US-Saudi Partnership

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Following a signing ceremony between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia to cement a number of defense and business agreements, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared the two countries are dedicating themselves to "a new strategic partnership." (May 20)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast... Read More

Eventbrite: Events on Facebook result in 2x the ticket sales

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For more than a decade, Eventbrite has sought to position itself away from being a service to sell you tickets, but about the overall experience. To achieve this, the company has been working on developing the Event Graph, designed to make it easier to discover relevant events and have you focus less on the process of obtaining a ticket. So far the results appear to be promising. “We are fundamentally helping people find great experiences,” remarked Scott Van Brunt, Eventbrite’s head of partnerships in an interview with VentureBeat. More than 2 million tickets are... Read More
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Bethpage Federal Credit Union Acquires Northwell Health Federal Credit Union

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Bethpage Federal Credit Union acquired Jericho-based Northwell Health Federal Credit Union on Friday in a merger worth more than $7.4 billion, the two institutions jointly announced Friday, May 19, when the consolidation took effect. The National Credit Union Administration approved the deal between BFCU, the largest credit union in the Northeast, and NHFCU, the credit union for the Northwell Health medical system, which has 19 hospitals and 62,000 employees, making it the largest private employer in New York State. BFCU acquires NHFCU’s $100 million in assets and 17,000 members under the deal. “Through our expanded charter, Bethpage now has a growing footprint that very closely aligns with Northwell Health’s growing ... Read More
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EA is getting spectators to watch Madden NFL and FIFA esports matches

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This weekend, a lot of gamers are going to sit around and watch cyberathletes play video games in the FIFA 17 world championships, just a week after the Madden NFL 17 finals. In the physical world, pro football and soccer events are among the biggest spectator sports in the world. But Electronic Arts is making progress in getting fans to watch digital versions of those sports in the form of video game esports tournaments. It may sound like the strangest thing in the world that fans would spectate gamers playing a multiplayer match of a Madden NFL Football video game or FIFA 17. But EA is drawing bigger and bigger crowds as it levels up “competitive gaming,” as it prefers to call the esports phenomenon. Todd Sitri... Read More
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Broadcom, KKR lead bids for Toshiba chip business

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The second round of offers in the sale of Toshiba Memory ended today, with Broadcom and KKR emerging as the leading bidders. Inside sources said that as KKR & Co. includes state-backed sources it may prove to be the stronger offer, even though Broadcom offered a higher bid. KKR & Co. is a New-York based investment group focused on buyouts of large, publicly traded companies. Technology companies in the KKR portfolio include Lyft, GoDaddy, and Magic Leap augmented reality. For the Toshiba bid, KKR has partnered with the Development Bank of Japan and In... Read More
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Colorado congressman recognizes CS Denver client as state’s 2016 Exporter of the Year

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Stephen J. Collier is a Communications Specialist in the Southwest Network for the U.S. Commercial Service U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) joined leaders from the City of Aurora earlier this month to recognize a U.S. Commercial Service-Denver client as the state’s 2016 Exporter of the Year. Representative Coffman, the Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan, city council leadership and leaders from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recognized AvTech International, LLC Owner and CEO Yonas Solomon for his exporting achievement. “It’s very exciting to have the state’s 2016 Exporter of the Year come out of this the 6th Congressional ... Read More
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RxAdvance Wins SMART Union Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) Contract to Reduce Overall Pharmacy Costs, Avoidable Drug-Impacted Medical Costs, and Optimize Specialty Drug Utilization

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SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 19, 2017– RxAdvance today announced that the International Association of Sheet Metal, A... Read More
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Facebook will host live-streamed MLB games this season

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The Senate Starts to Look at Trump’s Businesses

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Google: Daydream has ‘more than 150 apps’

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At Google I/O 2017 developer conference yesterday, the company announced a standalone Daydream VR headset in partnership with Qualcomm, with Lenovo and HTC slated to release commercial versions later this year. Today, the company shared more details, including what developers can expect in Daydream 2.0. Google also shared a small tidbit: Developers have built “more than 150 apps” for Daydream so far. Google ... Read More
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Controversial Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke Joins Dept. of Homeland Security

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Published on May 18, 2017David Clarke has reportedly been appointed as an assistant secretary in the Office of Partnership and Engagement, acting as a liaison between DHS and local law enforcement agencies Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Bungie unveils the first gameplay details of sci-fi shooter Destiny 2

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Activision and Blizzard revealed the first gameplay details of science-fiction shooter Destiny 2 at an event in an aircraft hangar in Hawthorne, Calif.` Destiny 2 comes out September 8 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and it’s available to preorder now. The game will replace the original Destiny, which launched September 9, 2014. The new revelation is the latest milestone in a decade-long partnership between Activision and Bungie. The Destiny series is one of the most ambiti... Read More
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OnePlus is teaming up with DxO to make the OnePlus 5’s camera better

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Xontogeny, a New Accelerator Operating Company, Launches with a $25 Million Series A Financing to Advance Early Stage Life Sciences Technology through Clinical Proof-of-Concept

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– Chris Garabedian to Serve as Chairman and CEO –– Perceptive Advisors is Exclusive Investor and Joins Board as Strategic Partner – BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 18, 2017– Xontogeny LLC, a new life sciences accelerator operating company focused on the early development of pharmaceuticals and other technologies, today announced the closing of a $15 million tranche of a $25 million Series A financing. Thi... Read More
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Google and Indian e-taxi giant Ola unveil Progressive Web App that brings native experience to low-end smartphones

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Ola, the Uber of India, has announced a partnership with Google to launch a so-called Progressive Web App (PWA) designed to open its platform to millions of users who don’t yet have the latest and greatest smartphones. PWAs are essentially mobile websites that offer features and functions similar to that of native mobile apps, for example they may offer push notifications and are “installable” for easy access via a device’s homescreen. They offer many benefits over traditional native apps, such as being lightweight and requiring less data to operate. T... Read More
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Amazon is opening a drone research center in France to boost its Prime Air service

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In an effort to accelerate development of drone delivery service, Amazon today announced it was investing in a new research and development center that will be located in a Paris suburb. The fledgling drone service is known as Prime Air, and the new Prime Air Development Center will be based in Clichy, France. The new center will be home to about a dozen software developers, who will initially focus on creating a system for traffic management. “This team of talented engineers will be instrumental in developing the world’s safest and most sophisticated traffic management software for autonomous drones,” said Paul Misener, Amazon’s vice president for global innovation policy and communications, in a statement.... Read More
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Hicks Nurseries and Smile Farms grow together

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Spring is in full swing at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury, Long Island. This past March, Hicks hosted their 27th Annual Flower and Garden Show as a charity event for a great cause, Smile Farms. The proceeds from the event will help Smile Farms build more greenhouse facilities. Smile Farms started 15 years ago when Jim McCann, Founder and CEO of 1-800-flowers.com, and Chris McCann, President of 1-800-flowers.com, built a greenhouse to give disabled adults the opportunity of employment. The McCanns’ brother, Kevin, lived in a group home that was having difficulty finding jobs for their residents. “The organization really surrounds itself around Kevin,” said Monica Martinez, Development and Community Relations Manager at Sm... Read More
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You can now order McDonald’s from UberEats in more than 1,000 locations

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Fujitsu partners with 1QBit on quantum AI

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Fujitsu and 1QBit have announced a partnership focused on the application of quantum technology in the field of artificial intelligence. The applications developed through this partnership will address specific industry issues in the Japanese and global markets that can be solved with a combination of AI and quantum technologies. Projects will focus on areas of combinatorial optimization, the process of finding an optimal object in an extremely large dataset, as well as machine learning. In the partnership, 1QBit will provide the machine learning software it has developed for quantum computers, ... Read More
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Billy Joel steps up to save Sag Harbor Cinema

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Part-time Sag Harbor resident Billy Joel has pledged an unspecified, but significant amount to help save the Sag Harbor Cinema, a historic East End movie house that burned down last year. The singer joins Martin Scorsese, Harvey Weinstein and a start-studded list of East End part-time residents who have donated unspecified amounts to help revive and re-open the cinema that served Long Island’s East End for more than a century. The cinema closed last winter after a fire tore through Sag Harbor, destroying it and other buildings in a burst of smoke and flames. ... Read More
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Cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike raises $100 million at more than $1 billion valuation

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CrowdStrike, the cybersecurity firm that burst onto the national scene during the U.S. election season last year when it became the first to pin a data breach at the Democratic National Committee on Russia, said on Wednesday that it has closed a $100 million funding round at a valuation exceeding $1 billion. The new round has propelled the firm into the rarified ranks of the “unicorn” club, the group of startu... Read More
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Esernio takes TD Bank reins in suburban NY

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TD Bank has promoted Anthony Esernio to market president for suburban New York to be based in Melville. The bank said he will be responsible for oversight and growth of its regional commercial loan portfolio in Long Island, Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley. Esernio, who joined the bank in 2002, said he hoped to help the bank “continue expanding our reach and impact in this area.” A banker with more than 30 years of experience in the industry at institutions such as EAB and Chase, he most recently served as the regional vice president in charge of Nassau. Andy Bregenzer, regional president for Metro New York, pointed to his “strong industry knowledge and experience, coupled with his long-proven lea... Read More
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SAP Cloud now compatible with AWS, Google and Azure

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SAP has announced that the Cloud Foundry-based SAP Cloud Platform is now compatible with the three foremost cloud providers: Amazon, Google and Microsoft. With this announcement, SAP has positioned itself as the first end-to-end digital enterprise platform to allow customers to choose between the major infrastructure-as-a-service providers. SAP will provide full multi-cloud support for the cloud platform, and all cloud actions can be controlled by the client through a simple, unified command center. Customers may select infrastructure powered by SAP, or by Amazon Web Services. Microsoft Azure ... Read More
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Lee Bitsóí, EdD Appointed Chief Diversity Officer

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Lee Bitsóí, EdD Appointed Chief Diversity OfficerNational search identifies thought leader and diversity advocate for newly established position at Stony Brook LeManuel “Lee” Bitsóí, EdM, EdD, has been appointed Stony Brook University's first Chief Diversity Officer. STONY BROOK, NY, May 17, 2017 – LeManuel “Lee” Bitsóí, EdM, EdD, Director of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL, has been appoin... Read More
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Volvo’s testing an autonomous garbage collection truck

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Volvo is ramping up its self-driving vehicle efforts with a trial of an autonomous garbage truck designed for use in cities. The Swedish car maker has partnered with local waste and garbage specialists Renova for a project that’s setting out to explore “how automation can contribute to enhanced traffic safety, improved working conditions, and lower environmental impact,” according to a statement issued by Volvo. As with countless other automotive companies, Volvo has previously announced a number of initiatives in the self-driving car realm, including a $300 million joint venture with Uber ... Read More
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Facebook’s fact checking may help spread fake news

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After acknowledging that it has a problem with fake news, Facebook introduced a feature recently that flags certain posts as “disputed.” In some cases, however, this appears to be having the opposite effect to the one Facebook intended. According to a report by The Guardian, the tagging of fake news is not consistent, and some stories that have been flagged... Read More
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Bragi’s Fancy New Earbuds Translate for You in Real Time

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Before the ear-computer market took off, before AirPods and Here Ones and EarIn and Skybuds and IQBuds and Kanoa and a thousand other names you’ve never heard of, there was Bragi. The German company blew up on Kickstarter in 2014 after introducing a pair of headphones called Dash, which it claimed could play music, measure your health in complicated ways, let you control your gadgets with a nod, and hear the real world and digital audio simultaneously.Dash didn’t do everything Bragi promised, and made it clear that this cool new world of in-ear computers remained a ways off. “We’re so early in this entire industry,” says CEO Ni... Read More
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President Trump on “strategic partnership” with Turkey

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President Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a joint statement at the White House. CBS Radio News' Steve Portnoy and CBS News foreign affairs and White House correspondent Margaret Brennan join CBSN with more on the meeting.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http:... Read More
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UN, Microsoft announce $5M partnership on human rights

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Microsoft announced Tuesday that it intends to contribute $5 million over five years to the United Nations human rights office, assistance the Geneva-based agency called a “landmark partnership” that could prod other big private-sector donors to follow suit. The Redmond, Washington-based company plans to develop and use technology to help the U.N. rights office “predict, analyze and respond to critical human rights situations” at a time of arbitrary killings, rapes, detentions without trial and other abuses around the world. “As a global company that sees the problems of the world, we believe that we have a responsibility to help solve them,” Microsoft President Brad Smith said. The partnership was launch... Read More
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Hofstra Medical Students Mark First Anniversary of Free Northwell Health Clinic

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Hofstra University medical students and faculty recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of launching a free clinic in Queens to provide basic care to uninsured patients in a joint venture with Northwell Health. The clinic—the first of its kind for Northwell Health—offers annual physicals, sick visits, blood work, electrocardiograms and more, including referrals at no cost to uninsured and undocumented residents ages 18 and older. “In a number of cases, patients have not seen a doctor in many years,” said Delia Kristol, the clinic’s co-chair and a third-year medical student at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. “One patient recently told us he hadn’t seen a doctor since he was in high school, and he’s... Read More
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Markley and Cray introduce supercomputing as a service

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Cray, Inc. has teamed up with Markley, a leading data center and cloud service provider, to offer supercomputing as a service. Through this partnership, Markley customers will have the ability to access Cray supercomputing technologies, which Markley will provide as a hosted service. The two companies will work together to develop customized solutions for specific industries and clients. The first industry-specific solution addresses the need for supercomputing power in the field of life sciences. The Cray Urika-GX for life sciences is a pre-integrated hardware-software solution created specifically for life sci... Read More
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Google and partners commit $100 million to African broadband project CSquared

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Google is forming a four-way partnership to invest in a wholesale broadband infrastructure project designed to bring fast and reliable internet access to cities across Africa. The initiative is an extension of Project Link, a program Google first introduced to the Ugandan capital of Kampala back in 2013 to provide local internet service providers (ISPs) or mobile networks access to a more efficient infrastructure. The basic premise is this: local ISPs roll out new services such as 4G or ... Read More
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Nutanix partners with IBM on data centre product

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Nutanix, creator of hyperconverged data center products, has partnered with IBM to create a new series of data center hardware using IBM Power Systems for business apps. The new product, a full-stack solution with built-in virtualization, will combine the Nutanix cloud platform with IBM Power Systems. The end result will be a turnkey solution targeted at large enterprises with big data analytics needs. Together, Nutanix and IBM intend to create web-scale architecture for ... Read More
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Microsoft commits $5 million to ‘landmark’ United Nations technology partnership

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Microsoft and the United Nations (UN) have announced a five-year “landmark” partnership that will see the duo work together to develop technology to “better predict, analyze and respond to critical human rights situations,” according to a statement issued today. Additionally, Microsoft will contribute $5 million as part of a grant to support work being carried out by the UN Human Rights Office, which the UN called an “unprecedented level of support” from a private organization. An example of the kind of technology the duo have been working on is an information dashboard called “Rights View,” that serves UN employees with access to real-time aggregated data on rights violations by country. This, it’s hoped,... Read More
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Uber app to display real-time public transit data so you can easily combine modes of transport

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Uber has announced plans to make it easier for riders to keep tabs on transit options by displaying real-time public transport data directly within the Uber app. For this feature — available only in the Android Uber app for now — the ride-hailing giant has teamed up with Transit, a Canadian-headquartered urban transport information service that operates in more than 125 cities globally, to show live departure times whenever a rider’s destination is near a transit stop. Tapping on a specific departure will take the user to the Transit app for full directions, service information, and so on. ... Read More
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Simms, Esiason team with Investors Bank

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Phil Simms, the famed former New York Giants quarterback, will be donning a green jersey as part of his newest team – but it isn’t the New York Jets. Investors Bank is launching a marketing campaign with former NFL quarterbacks and broadcasters Boomer Esiason and Phil Simms targeting businesses with $10 million or more in annual earnings. The Short Hills, N.J.-based bank with Long Island branches last week launched the campaign with prime time spots during Dancing With the Stars and The Voice. The spots will also run on local and cable news programming, radio, billboards, digital and social media and the bank will be the featured sponsor for the “Investors Bank Quote of the Day” on New York Mets broadcasts on... Read More
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Google to build an Android-based infotainment system directly into cars

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Automotive giants Volvo and Audi are partnering with Google to develop an all-new Android-based infotainment system that’s built directly into cars. Full details of the “close partnership” are to be announced later this week at Google I/O, the internet giant’s annual developer conference. But we do know that this tie-up is something separate from Google’s existing car-focused product, Android Auto, which over the past few years has gained growing support among car manufacturers — including Volvo and Audi. While Volvo has revealed some specific details for its plans around integrating with Android, Audi has not — but Bloomberg has ... Read More
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Google and Volvo partner to build Android into connected cars

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Google has announced that it has partnered with Volvo Cars to support the development of the car maker’s next-generation connected vehicles. Through the new partnership, Volvo will be using Google’s Android to design its in-car infotainment and connectivity systems – offering a variety of connected and predictive apps and services. According to the Swedish car company, the Android solutions will be made available in Volvo models within the next two years. ‘We are making an important strategic step with the Google partnership. Google’s platform and services will enhance the user experience by enabling more personalisation possibilities, while Android will offer increased flexibility from a development perspective,... Read More

Mintigo raises $10 million to help B2B firms target their most likely customers

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Mintigo, an enterprise-focused predictive market and sales platform, has sealed $10 million in a round of funding led by Glilot Capital partners, with participation from Sequoia Capital IL, Adams Street Partners, Giza Venture Capital, Maverick Ventures, and Vintage Investment Partners. Founded in 2009, San Mateo-headquartered Mintigo targets B2B companies with a platform that helps them identify the prospects that are most likely to buy their products. It does this by collecting thousands of data points from across more than 50 million companies around the world, garnering data including financials, staff, hiring trends, technologies they use, and purchase intent. These so-c... Read More
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Lyft and Waymo are working together on self-driving car tech

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Steam launches VR video category

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Valve’s Steam store is the undisputed leader of PC game distribution, though the marketplace is also a portal for buying VR games, software, and even traditional movies. Through a partnership with Seattle-based startup Pixvana, Valve is also launching a VR video section aimed at bringing many of the benefits of distributing a 360-degree video on Facebook or Google’s YouTube to PC users consuming content through Steam. Steam’s 360 Video Player is launching in beta today, integrating Pixvana’s SPIN VR video streaming technology for VR videos. The end result should be a “one-click” solution for... Read More
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Glu’s Design Home is another big hit targeting female mobile gamers

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When Glu Mobile bought CrowdStar for $45 million in December, it picked up a game publisher that had rare success with female gamers through its Covet Fashion a mobile game. And now CrowdStar’s last independently produced title, Design Home, is proving to be another hit with women players. While Covet Fashion dwelled upon clothes, Design Home is all about decorating your fantasy home. The free-to-play gam... Read More
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The Latest: Alaska lawmaker predicts strong mine opposition

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FILE - In this July 13, 2007 file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska near the village of Iliamma. The Trump administration settled a lawsuit Friday, May 12, 2017, over the proposed development of a massive gold and copper mine at the headwaters of one of Alaska's premier salmon fisheries. The Environmental Protection Agency settled the long-running case with the Pebble Limited Partnership, agreeing to allow the Canadian-owned company to seek a federal permit ... Read More
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Is Malaysia’s opposition too weak to win? – UpFront

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As Malaysians prepare for elections, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, leader of the opposition and wife to imprisoned former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim, is hoping to lead her coalition into power.In an unlikely partnership aimed at strengthening the opposition, Wan Azizah joined forces with former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad, the man who previously backed her husband's criminal prosecution.But with the ruling Barisan Nasional party polling high, and the opposition divided, can Wan Azizah defeat Prime Minister Najib Razak - who is embroiled in a corruption scandal - to become the country's first female prime minister?"We cannot give up. This is our country. This is our future. So we h... Read More
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Where are all the big telecom mergers?

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The much-anticipated merger mania in the communications industry finally turned into a real deal this week, but it probably wasn’t the one most people were expecting. Verizon outbid AT&T with a $3.1 billion offer for tiny wireless s... Read More
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After 61 Years, Detroit Gets A Streetcar Once More

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Enlarge this image A streetcar rides along Woodward Avenue on Friday in Detroit — the city's first in 61 years. The QLine project was led by private businesses and philanthropic organizations in partnershi... Read More
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Rosenberg: Fight looms over the future of Republic Airport

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Is air piracy taking place at Republic Airport? Two years ago Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he wanted to hand Republic over to privatized management, add commercial flight service, and create a tax free business zone. Community leaders in the surrounding neighborhoods couldn’t organize fast enough to oppose the governor’s plan to reinvent Republic Airport, as they had pa... Read More
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Google mishandled NHS patient data, investigation warns

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The Information Commissioner’s Office is expected to publish a letter later today questioning Google DeepMind’s management of NHS patient data. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) initiated an investigation last March through the National Data Guardian (NDG) to review Google’s partnership with the NHS. A preliminary result outlined in a letter from the NDG to DeepMind shows that the company may have mishandled patient data dur... Read More
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Apple invests $200 million in Corning, first award from its new manufacturing fund

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On the heels of its commitment to pump $1 billion into American manufacturing projects, Apple today announced that it had selected long-time partner Corning to receive the first $200 million investment from the new fund. The money comes from Apple’s new Advanced Manufacturing Fund that CEO Tim Cook revealed recently. The company said the money will “support Corning’s R&D, capital equipment needs and state-of-the-art glass processing.” Corning is the maker of Gorilla Glass that was essential in making the iPhone’s touchscreen technology work. “Corning is a great example of a supplier that has continued to innovate and they are one of Apple’s long-standing suppliers,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief oper... Read More
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Improbable draws $502 million from SoftBank and others for dream of giant online game worlds

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How’s this for improbable? Online gaming world enabler Improbable has raised $502 million in a second round of investors, including SoftBank. Improbable has created an operating system, SpatialOS, that marshals the power of cloud computing and distributed platforms to enable even small studios to develop games with giant worlds. The Cambridge, England-based company showed off a few of those games at the recent Game Developers Conference (GDC). ... Read More
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Ubuntu arrives in the Windows Store, Suse and Fedora are coming to the Windows Subsystem for Linux

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At its Build 2017 developer conference today, Microsoft announced that Ubuntu has arrived in the Windows Store. The company also revealed that it is working with Fedora and Suse to bring their distributions to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in Windows 10. At Build 2016 last year, Microsoft announced plans to bring the Bash shell to Windows. The fruits of that labor was WSL, a compatibility layer for running Linux binary executables (in ELF format) natively on Windows, which arrived with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update released in August 2016. Microsoft also partnered with Canonical to allow Ubuntu tools and ut... Read More
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Stony Brook-Mentored HOPE Program Inspires Students from Underserved High Schools to Follow Careers in Healthcare

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Stony Brook-Mentored HOPE Program Inspires Students from Underserved High Schools to Follow Careers in Healthcare Judith Berhannan, center in top row, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Stony Brook University, with the seven of the HOPE “graduates” all bound for Stony Brook this fall.   Stony Brook, NY, May 11, 2017 – Fifteen high school seniors from the Brentwood, Longwood, and Wyandanch school districts celebrated their “graduation” from Stony Brook Medicine’s ... Read More
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Former CEOs of Cushman & Wakefield and JPMorgan’s Global Real Assets Group Join RealtyShares Board of Directors

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The fintech startup adds major players to help bolster commercial real estate program SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 11, 2017– RealtyShares, a leading online marketplace for real estate investing, has rapidly become a distinguished and dynamic capital partner for commercial developers, providing them with debt or equity capital typically in a fraction of the time of traditional ban... Read More
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Apple announces $1 billion expansion at Nevada data centre

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Apple is planning to spend an extra $1 billion (approx. £780 million) on expanding its Nevada data centre, alongside several further land investment in the area, in a bid to take advantage of the regional tax breaks. The expansion of the data centre, based at the Reno Technology Park, will double the facility’s size and will provide greater capacity for Apple’s growing iCloud storage services. According to Apple executive Mike Foulkes, the expansion project will bring hundreds of new jobs in both operations and construction. The tech giant had originally invested $1 billion to build the Reno facility in 2012. On confirming the project five years ago, Apple was awarded $89 million in state property and tax aba... Read More
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New Zealand ratifies Pacific trade deal after US withdrawal

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(AP) -- New Zealand on Thursday became the second nation after Japan to ratify a Pacific trade deal that will need changes to proceed after the United States pulled out. Trade Minister Todd McClay said New Zealand is exploring alternatives for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and that ratifying the deal helps keep its options open. President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the 12-nation... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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IBM Watson enables voice commands in Ubisoft’s Star Trek: Bridge Crew virtual reality game

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IBM Watson‘s artificial intelligence platform will enable voice commands in Ubisoft‘s Star Trek: Bridge Crew virtual reality game. IBM and French video game developer Ubisoft have partnered to include Watson’s interactive speech and cognitive capabilities in a VR game for the first time when Star Trek: Bridge Crew launches on May 30 on the Oculus Rift with Touch, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR (PSVR). It’s another one of those wonderful confluences of technology and games that we highlighted at our ... Read More
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AR/VR Weekly: Don’t doubt virtual reality

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Virtual reality is here to stay — shove your doubts aside. Last year, we saw a couple of mood shifts on the VR scene. It was up — meteoric, really — as consumer solutions rolled out from HTC, Oculus, and Sony. Games and other entertainment experiences came out on a steady drumbeat, and some like Owlchemy Labs’ Job Si... Read More
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News Briefs – May 10, 2017

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Mangano and Northwell Health Announce Free Business Workshop For Veterans Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Northwell Health, in conjunction with Suffolk County, are assisting veterans in transitioning from the military to a life and career back here at home.  A free workshop, “Barracks to Business:  Translating Military Skills into Career Success,” is being offered on Thursday, May 11th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, located at Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Garden City.  The workshop is designed to assist veterans with reframing their leadership experience, teamwork and organization skills to prepare fo... Read More
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Toyota is using Nvidia’s supercomputer to bring autonomous driving to the masses

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Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available

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Enlarge this image Farryn Giles and her son Isaiah, 6, walk in their east Dallas neighborhood. While she received a Section 8 voucher to help them move to a neighborhood with more oppor... Read More
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Ticketmaster can now show you the view from your seat before you purchase a ticket

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NSF Funds SBU Big Data Collaboration with Government, Industry

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Department of Computer Science (CS) chair Arie Kaufman and fellow researchers have been awarded new funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), paving the way for Stony Brook to become a university partner in the Center for Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI). Stony Brook’s Reality DeckEstablished in 2012, the Center for Visual and Decision Informatics is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/URC) that works in partnership with government, industry, and academia to develop the next-generation visual and decision support tools harnessing Big Data. More than five years ago, the National Science Foundation funded the creation of the Center for Dynamic Data Analytics... Read More
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Slightly off, Planet Payment comes back to Earth

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Planet Payment’s first quarter fell just short of analyst expectations – but the company is still on course for what would be a record-setting year. Reporting Tuesday on the results of the first quarter of its 2017 fiscal year, which ended March 31, the Long Beach-based provider of international payment, transaction-processing and currency-processing services (Nasdaq: PLPM) noted not-insignificant year-over-year drops in quarterly revenues and income. ... Read More
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Sprint plans to launch a 5G network by late 2019

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Babylon IDA gets serious about affordable housing

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The Babylon Industrial Development Agency has adopted a “landmark provision” designed to address one of the Long Island innovation economy’s great needs: affordable housing. The Babylon IDA on Tuesday passed what it called a “significant policy initiative” targeting future housing developments within town borders. Designed in collaboration with the Long Island Housing Partnership, the policy requires that owners of new developments applying for IDA benefits meet a 20 percent affordable-housing requirement – meaning at least one out of e... Read More
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MacStadium Announces Growth Capital Raise

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Summit Partners leads financing round, with participation from Noro-Moseley Partners, to strengthen the company’s position as the leading provider of Mac infrastructure for individuals and enterprises ATLANTA & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 9, 2017– MacStadium, the Mac hosting authority and only provider of Mac Pro private cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (“IaaS”) around the world, announced today that it received a growth equity investment led by Summit Partners, with participation from Noro-Moseley Partners. MacStadium will use the funding to continue product and service innovation, expand its leading market position and build brand awareness. Founded in 2012, MacStad... Read More
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OpenStack pushes new private cloud delivery model

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As the OpenStack Summit takes place in Boston this week, the Foundation is keener than ever to drive a private cloud revolution and placed a key focus on the adoption of new private cloud as-a-service (PCaaS) offerings – remotely managed solutions in a user’s data centre of choice. Opening the keynote sessions yesterday morning, Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation commented: ‘We’re at a major inflexion point in cloud. We’re seeing big growth in public cloud, and hybrid and multi-cloud use cases, but it may be a surprise to some to see this growth in the private cloud arena too.’ ‘We have entered a second generation of private cloud. While the first generation focused on hyperscale a... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces First Statewide Aging Services Mobile App

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First in the Nation App Connects Older Adults and Their Families with Vital Services and Information in Their Communities; Supports Governor's Goal to Make New York First Age-Friendly State in the Nation. Albany, NY - May 9, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the first statewide mobile app to connect older adults with valuable resources and services in their communities. The New York State Office for the Aging’s Aging Services app will provide New York's more than 3.7 million older adults with easily accessible material about benefits, programs, and services, including information regarding health and wellness, housing, and tra... Read More
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Affordable Housing Program Costs More, Shelters Less

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Enlarge this image The $25 million Labre Place in Miami was built using the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program. It's named for the patron saint for the homeless and now home to 90 lo... Read More
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H2O.ai teams up with Nvidia to take machine learning to the enterprise

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H2O.ai and Nvidia today announced that they have partnered to take machine learning and deep learning algorithms to the enterprise through deals with Nvidia’s graphics processing units (GPUs). Mountain View, Calif.-based H20.ai has created AI software that enables customers to train machine learning and deep learning models up to 75 times faster than conventional central processing unit (CPU) solutions. The company made the announcement at Nvidia’s GPU Tech event in San Jose, Calif. H2O.ai will offer its machine learning algorithms in a newly minted GPU-edition and its D... Read More