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Nvidia identifies the top 5 AI startups for social impact

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Nvidia is on a quest to find the best “social impact” artificial intelligence startups as part a program called Nvidia Inception, which is screening more than 600 entrants to cull the best AI startups in three big categories. We wrote about the first four candidates for the hottest emerging startup on Friday and the five most-disruptive startups on Sunday morning. ... Read More
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Hailo files patent-infringement suit against Uber

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App-enabled cab company Hailo today filed a lawsuit against larger competitor Uber alleging that Uber infringed on its 1999 patent of an “automated vehicle dispatch and payment honoring system.” Southern California law firm Cotman IP submitted the suit in U.S. District Court for California’s Central District on behalf of Hailo, which left the American market in 2014 last year merged with Daimler’s MyTaxi. The case concerns a patent filed more than a decade before Hailo was founded. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the patent to Alexis Paredes of Orlando, Florida. The p... Read More
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At Interpack, Adents to Demonstrate Pharmaceutical Serialization Software that Secures Supply Chain and Fights Counterfeiting

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Flexible, Scalable Solutions and Strategic Partnerships Showcased at Hall 6, Booth D10 PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 21, 2017– Adents, a leading provider of versatile and easily deployable serialization and track & trace software, will showcase its latest solutions to secure the pharmaceutical supply chain from May 4-10 at Interpack, the world’s largest packaging trade fair. Located... Read More
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Mangano Partners With NY Islanders And Northwell Health Ice Center To Unveil New Girls Hockey Program

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Program to Grow Girls Hockey on Long Island Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined today with Northwell Health Ice Center President and New York Islanders General Manager Garth Snow to announce that Northwell Health Ice Center is expanding its partnership with Nassau County and the New York Islanders to introduce the Islanders Girls Hockey Academy. The program is a development/instructional league for girls 10U (10 and under) and is structured around the USA Hockey American Development Model (ADM). “The New York Islanders and Northwell Health Ice Center management continue to invest in our local community and provide benefits to young players and fans alike,” said Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano “T... Read More
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Northwell partners with Rothman Institute

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New Hyde Park- based Northwell Health has signed a strategic affiliation agreement to establish co-branded facilities with the Rothman Institute, a large orthopedic practice based in Philadelphia. Rothman operates more than 25 locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including two orthopedic urgent care clinics. The Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute and Rothman Institute will develop centers of excellence for orthopedic care in the New York city metropolitan area. Dr. Nicholas Sgaglione, Northwell Health’s chair of orthopedics, said the partnership will bring “together two nimble, forward-thinking organizations that emphasize high-qua... Read More
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Apple and Nike are releasing a limited edition Apple Watch Series 2

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In China, a Politicized View of the United Airlines Debacle

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President Trump’s rhetoric has fed the Chinese backlash against United Airlines over the mistreatment of the passenger David Dao.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY JEFF HUTC... Read More
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With unique tech, Applied DNA gets into in vitro

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A Stony Brook-based biotech has embarked on a five-year mission to safeguard in vitro diagnostics. In vitro studies, sometimes called “test tube experiments,” involve microorganisms, cells and other biological molecules outside their normal biological context. In the molecular biology era, such tests – performed not only in test tubes but in flasks, petri dishes and other laboratory vessels – have increased in both frequency and importance. ... Read More
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Car-sharing service Getaround raises $45 million to help people get around (without car keys)

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Peer-to-peer (P2P) carsharing company Getaround has raised $45 million in a round of funding led by Braemar Energy Ventures, with participation from Toyota, Shanghai Automotive’s VC arm, Menlo Ventures, and Triangle Peak Partners. Founded in 2009, Getaround offers a mobile app and marketplace for car-owners to rent out their cars when they’re not using. Yes, it’s like an Airbnb for automobiles. Through the Getaround app, renters can reserve, locate, and even unlock their vehicles without the need for a physical key — the renter receives a code to unlock cars directly to their mobile phones. Indeed, Toyota and Getaround announced a ... Read More
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Japan says Pacific Rim pact offers best trade deals

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(AP) -- Japanese officials are indicating Tokyo intends to pursue the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact despite the U.S. withdrawal from the agreement. In comments reported by the national broadcaster NHK on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso said he believed the TPP trade talks would offer greater advantages to Japan than bilateral negotiations with the U.S. Aso made the comments... 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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Tillerson: US-Saudi to Deepen Economic Ties

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States and Saudi Arabia economic partnership should be 'taken to new heights' Wednesday at an annual summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. (April 19)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, unbiased news from every corner of the ... Read More
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Vacation rental marketplace HomeAway goes keyless with August smart locks

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Expedia-owned vacation rental platform HomeAway is tapping the services of smart-lock maker August to allow guests to unlock rental properties using nothing but a PIN code. Founded out of San Francisco in 2012, August is best known for its home-access system that bypasses keys by using smartphones to lock and unlock doors. The company offers other products, too, including a Wi-Fi-enabled doorbell camera that lets homeowners see who’s at the door from a remote location. Travel search giant Expedia snapped up Home... Read More
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Alphabet’s life sciences division Verily launches study to track health data

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(Reuters) — Verily, Alphabet Inc’s life sciences business, said it was launching a four-year study with about 10,000 participants to understand how people transition from being healthy to becoming sick, and to identify additional risk factors for diseases. Verily is partnering with Duke University and Stanford Medicine in the United States to enroll participants from varying backgrounds at sites in California and North Carolina within the next few months. The study is the first initiative of Project Baseline, a broader effort to develop a reference, or a “baseline”, for what “health” refers to. The study will collect data, as well as biological samples such as blood and saliva. The sites w... Read More
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Jam City CEO has high hopes for Snoopy Pop bubble shooter mobile game

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Brands are often the road to success in mobile games, and Jam City knows that. The Los Angeles mobile game company is revealing its newest bubble shooter game Snoopy Pop based on the Peanuts brand. That’s a pretty powerful brand, but Los Angeles-based Jam City has grown pretty big, with more than 50 million players a month and more than 500 employees working on mobile titles like Cookie Jam, Panda Pop, and Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff. Fans can now pre-register for Snoopy Pop, a bubble shooter game starring the beloved Peanuts characters and Snoopy alter-egos from the classic comic by Charles M. Schulz. Fans can now sign up to be notified when the new game launches a... Read More
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Equinix partners with Google for cloud containerization

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Equinix has announced a partnership with Google Cloud to provide hybrid cloud container architecture to customers. The Equinix-GCP offering will combine Platform Equinix, the global data center interconnect platform with Google Container Engine (GKE) using Kubernetes open-source technology. Hybrid Kubernetes deployment is expected to assist developers in data and application containerization, and accelerate cloud migration activities for the enterprise. The end product, leveraging Equinix and Google Cloud together, will allow customers direct, secure access to the Google... Read More
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East End Arts to honor Ken LaValle, Maryanne McElroy and Peconic Landing at spring gala

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East End Arts will honor three longtime supporters at the ARTworks 2017 Spring Gala: Sen. Ken LaValle, the Rev. Maryanne McElroy and Peconic Landing. The event is planned for Saturday, May 6, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead. The honorees have all been staunch supporters of East End Arts, the organization said in a press release. LaValle, who represents the five East End towns in the N.Y. State Senate, has been a longtime champion of East End Arts. McElroy has served as artistic director for East End Arts Harvest Gospel Concert for over 30 years. She is a music shop proprietor, piano and voice teacher and choir director of the Friendship Baptist Church. Peconic... Read More
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Chatbots evolve from greeting tool to customer service must-have

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Chatbots were simple in the beginning, often limited to web browser pop-ups that could only send straightforward greetings like “Hi, how are you?” to website visitors. Because of AI and cloud technology, chatbots are no longer just a nice-to-have greeting tool, but a key element in fostering a more engaging customer experience for businesses across every industry. By tapping into deep learning technologies, these tools learn, converse, and understand the world similarly to the way humans do, making customer service simpler and more efficient. Consumers are encountering these technologies more frequently — ... Read More
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Facebook updates features for Instant Games, Gameroom, and Gaming Video

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Facebook has provided updates on its progress with its major gaming initiatives: Instant Games, Gameroom, and Gaming Video. That’s all part of its vision to become the place where people play, watch, and share games. The company made the announcements today at its F8 annual developer event in San Jose, California. In an interview with GamesBeat, Leo Olebe, the director of game partnerships at Facebook, said that people have p... Read More
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In Japan, Vice President Pence Pushes For Bilateral Trade Deal

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Enlarge this image Vice President Pence and Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Taro Aso leave the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on Tuesday. Pence said the... Read More

Spotify to launch Facebook Messenger bot and will let you listen to song snippets inside Messenger

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Spotify has announced a new Messenger bot to help users share and find music directly within Facebook’s omnipresent messaging app. The music-streaming giant published a blog post detailing the feature earlier this morning, but it now seems to have pulled it. The new partnership is scheduled to be formally announced at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference. Facebook’s relationship with spotify goes back years, and the duo partnered... Read More
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HIA-LI to Host Annual Hauppauge Industrial Park (HIP) Update

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Tech & Science, Nature & Weather, Local News, Business & Finance, Health & Wellness By Long Island News & PR Published: April 18 2017 Business and Legislative Leaders to Share Status of Park Profile... Read More
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Mike Pence: US won't rest until North Korea gives up nuclear weapons

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PANMUNJOM, South Korea -- The U.S. will not relent until it achieves its objective of ensuring the Korean Peninsula is free of nuclear weapons, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday while visiting Japan.After meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other leaders, Pence told reporters that President Donald Trump was confident that economic and diplomatic pressure has a chance of compelling North Korea to cooperate. "It is our belief by bringing together the family of nations with diplomatic and economic pressure we have a chance of achieving a freeze on the Korean Peninsula," Pence said."We will not rest and will not relent until we obtain the objective of a denuclearized Korean Peninsula," he said.... Read More
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LYNK & CO and Ericsson drive forward built-in car sharing

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The two companies have debuted a new in-car, app-based sharing feature at a Shanghai demonstration A major breakthrough in built-in car sharing has been witnessed at a demonstration from LYNK & CO and Ericsson. The two companies tested the new in-car, app-based sharing feature at a live demonstration on 17th April 2017 in Shanghai. LYNK & CO and Ericsson have joined forces to shape the fu... Read More
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Mobvoi launches Chinese chatbot

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Mobvoi, the Google-backed AI company that first developed Chinese language voice recognition, has released a chatbot that can communicate with voice-activated smart home devices. The new product, which leverages Mobvoi’s advances in voice recognition and artificial intelligence, is envisioned to facilitate human-machine interaction in China much like Apple’s Siri personal assistant, or Alexa from Amazon. Li Zhifei, founder and CEO of Mobvoi, believes that the chatbot will help the company develop AI for the end user, with interactive hardware and software products.... Read More
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Tumblr launches Cabana so you can video chat with up to 5 friends while watching YouTube

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Remember Tumblr? The popular blogging platform acquired by Yahoo for $1.1 billion way back in 2013? Well, amidst all the hullabaloo at Yahoo regarding its own acquisition by Verizon, you could be forgiven for letting Tumblr slip from your consciousness. But Tumblr has some notable news today — it’s launching its first ever standalone app. Arriving first for iPhone, with Android following within a few weeks, Cabana is touted as an app for “hanging out with friends and watching videos,” according to a statement issued by... Read More
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SparkLabs launches tech accelerator in Beijing

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SparkLabs has launched its first tech startup accelerator office in China with SparkLabs Beijing. SparkLabs operates a network of accelerators in Asia, including one in South Korea. The company has now signed a partnership in China with Guoan Academy, a subsidiary of Citic Guoan Group. Citic Group is a state-run financial institution in China with $514 billion in assets. The advisers for SparkLabs Beijing include Peter Guber, executive chairman of the Golden State Warriors; Justin Kan, founder of Zero-F and founder of Twitch; Lili Cheng,... Read More
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Google’s Android Pay now works with PayPal

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Google is adding a new way to let you purchase goods and services through Android Pay. On Tuesday, the company announced a new partnership that lets consumers use PayPal as a payment method, be it in-store, in-app, or online. Now shoppers in the U.S., instead of using a debit or credit card, can use PayPal. Using services like Android Pay, Samsung Pay, and Apple Pay was predicated on the fact that people had to have a credit or debit card. But what about those who prefer alternative means of payment? Google has made Android Pay more accessible to those that want to experience the tap-and-go experience without linking their card by partnering with PayPal. The integration is rolling out “soon,” and at launch, consumers... Read More
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The Latest: Japan says differences with US on economic talks

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and his wife Karen, second from right, with their daughters Audrey, right, and Charlotte visit the main shrine of Sensoji Buddhist temple in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Asia (all times local): ___ 7:15 p.m. A Japanese official says a difference in approach remains with the U.S. despite an agreement on a framework f... Read More
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Jackpot for IGT: DoubleU Games buys its social casino game studio Double Down for $825 million

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International Game Technology (IGT) announced today it is selling Double Down Interactive to South Korea’s DoubleU Games for $825 million. The deal is part of a new strategic partnership in social casino games between the two companies. It’s a good deal for IGT, which is the world’s largest slot machine maker. IGT paid $500 million in 2012 to buy Double Down Interactive, which at the time had just 70 employees but was on the leading edge of the e... Read More
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4 ways AI is helping you drive smarter

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Looking around in 2017, it’s hard to find an industry that hasn’t been affected by the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). From manufacturing to health care to finance, AI is everywhere — and according to experts, its presence is only going to increase from here on out. The auto industry is also at the forefront of AI integration. AI can help streamline transportation and reduce costs.  Let’s look at some of the ways the industry is utilizing AI. 1. Driver assistance One way AI is being used in cars is to help drivers. Functions like automatic parking assist and collision avoida... Read More
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Collins: Now is the time to consider buying, selling a business

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If you are thinking of selling your business, buying a business, recapitalizing, negotiating a deal, or just wondering how the world of mergers and acquisitions really works, then you know that the numbers of questions and issues that arise – and their legal and technical complexity – can be daunting: Is this the best time to sell? Or buy? How much is my business worth? Who are the best buyers? How do I negotiate the best price and terms? What are the tax consequences? What is the process and how long does it take? Do I need... Read More
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Mayor Bill de Blasio christens 1st NYC Ferry, set to launch in May

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LOWER MANHATTAN, New York -- Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday christened New York City's first "NYC Ferry" in Lower Manhattan, taking the trip to Pier 1 in Brooklyn.The new citywide service launches May 1 with 16 daily departures from Rockaway, Queens, and Sunset Park, Brooklyn, docking at Wall Street on the East River.Shipyard workers in Louisiana and Alabama scrambled to finish the city's new ferry fleet in time for a launch this summer, just a little more than a year after it was first proposed. The city is making a $335 million bet that the service will attract millions of passengers traveling between Manhattan and waterfront neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx that are now a distant walk... Read More
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#Vanlife, the Bohemian Social-Media Movement

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Like the best marketing terms, “vanlife” is both highly specific and expansive.CreditPhotograph by Jeff Minton for The New Yorker ... Read More
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MANGANO ANNOUNCES FREE RABIES VACCINATION CLINICS FOR DOGS, CATS AND FERRETS

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Mineola, NY - In an effort to protect our pets and prevent the spread of rabies, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, the Nassau County Department of Health and the Town of North Hempstead are partnering to offer free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats and ferrets. Open to all Nassau County residents, the vaccination clinic will be held on Saturday, May 6th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter located at 75 Marino Avenue in Port Washington. “This continued partnership provides an excellent opportunity for residents to protect their pets as well as their families against rabies,” said County Executive Mangano.  “I u... Read More
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How the people of the future will view the robots of today

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Another week, and another bunch of “the robots are coming for our jobs” stories permeate the media sphere. While many of these reports are little more than future-gazing predictions, there are some real and tangible instances where it appears robots are currently out to steal humans’ jobs. Robotics startup Marble ... Read More
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Apprenticeships could solve tech’s diversity problem

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In case you missed it, Howard University and Google recently announced that they were partnering to attract more African American students to study computer science, targeting a segment of the tech population that is notoriously underrepresented (along with women). The Google/Howard partnership is a small step (albeit an important one) with a specific goal — to bring more people of color into the tech workforce. The industry is truly missing out on a lot of great talent. However, the fact is that only by changing the way we recruit, inspire, and educate (tr... Read More
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The art of algorithms: How automation is affecting creativity

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“Drawing on your phone or computer can be slow and difficult — so we created AutoDraw, a new web-based tool that pairs machine learning with drawings created by talented artists to help you draw,” wrote Google Creative Lab’s “creative technologist,” Dan Motzenbecker, earlier this week. AutoDraw is one of Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) experiments, working across platforms to let anyone, irrespective of their artistic flair, create something super quick with little more than a scribble. It guesses what you’re trying to draw, then lets you pick from a list o... Read More
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WeChat takes in new partnership to bridge gap with the US

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For many in China, WeChat has become a way of life for communication, entertainment and making payments. But its impact in the U.S. has so far been limited. That could soon change as it begins to take on new partners looking to strengthen ties between the U.S. and China. CGTN's Mark Niu reports.... Read More
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Free Trees on Earth Day Give Long Island the Power to Save

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PSEG Long Island Provides 1,000 Complimentary Trees to Customers. Long Island, N.Y., April 14, 2017 – PSEG Long Island, in partnership with New York State Urban Forestry Council and the Arbor Day Foundation, will provide 1,000 of its customers with a free tree through the Energy-Saving Trees program. The program provides customers with a better understanding of how the right trees in the right location can reduce their utility bills and promote ongoing system reliability. “Strategically planting energy-saving trees, helps save up to 20 percent on summer energy bills once the trees are full grown,... Read More
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Facebook cracks down on 30,000 fake accounts in France as presidential race tightens

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France is 10 days away from the first round of voting to select its next president and it appears to be a dead heat among four major candidates. With the race achingly tight, Facebook has launched a campaign to try to limit the impact of fake news on the outcome. In a blog post, the company said it had taken some action against 30,000 fake accounts. This is part of a larger public awareness campaign aimed at educating people about how to spot fake news. “We’ve found that a lot of false news is financially motivated, and as part of our work to promote an informe... Read More
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Candy Crush moves into fashion with swimwear, a phone case, and a $650 backpack

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To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the enormously popular Candy Crush Saga mobile game, King has partnered with Italian fashion house Moschino to create Candy Crush-themed swimwear, a phone case, and a backpack. And because it bears the Moschino name, and it was designed by renowned fashion designer Jeremy Scott, this stuff ain’t cheap. The backpack with Candy Crush imagery costs $650. The phone case is a more reasonable $70, and the swimwear costs $250 for men and $300 for women. It might seem a little like some at King has been eating too much candy. But King, which was ... Read More
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Nathan’s Famous named Six Flags’ official hot dog

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Theme park operator Six Flags Entertainment Corp. has inked a multi-year agreement, making Nathan’s Famous the  “Official Hot Dog of Six Flags” across the United States. Grand Prairie, Texas-based Six Flags will serve Nathan’s Famous frankfurters, made by Smithfield Foods, exclusively at locations in 15 of the U.S. theme and water parks this year and in Chicago in 2018. This announcement follows Nathan’s announcement that it had reached a deal to be the official hotdog of Major League Baseball as the firm seeks to market via partnership. Six Flags said the partnership will be marketed across advertising, park signage, its mobile app and it will highlight Nathan’s summer rewards, including sweepstakes ho... Read More
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Suffolk Presiding Officer Gregory Hosts Customer Assistance Expo With National Grid & PSEG LI

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Tech & Science, Local News, Business & Finance, Community, Charity & Cause By Long Island News & PR Published: April 13 2017 Event assists income-eligible residents with saving money on their energy bills. ... Read More
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Meanwhile, Albany tells science: We’ve got your back

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Even as the Trump Administration levels its big guns at national funding for scientific research, New York State is doubling down on its commitment to life sciences. Leaders of business and medical-research organizations across the state are hailing Albany’s 10-year, $620 million plan to turn New York into one big life-sciences cluster. The economic-development strategy was championed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and adopted by the state Legislature this week as part of the 2017-18 state budget. Also part of the state budget package: $5 million in funding for state-run incubators and startup-f... Read More
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Node4 opens SOC in Nottingham

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Node4 has announced the opening of a security and operations center (SOC) in Nottingham. The new facility is part of a three-year growth plan for Node4, expanding the data centre and cloud company’s presence in the Midlands and acting as a base for new employees and customers in the area. Node4’s team of security experts will be located at the new Nottingham SOC to provide customers with 24/7 security monitoring for clients, and for its own network. The new facility will employ 50 members of the Node4 security team, some of whom will relocate from other locations. ... Read More
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Uber partners with Getaround so you don’t need a car to become a driver

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Uber is adding an incentive for people who want to become drivers but don’t own a car. The on-demand ride service has teamed up with Getaround to provide a vehicle, if needed, starting in San Francisco. Approved drivers in the program can drive a Getaround car, with the first 14 hours free, and pay $5 per hour thereafter. (The complementary time only counts on the first rental, not every time.) Getaround joins a host of benefits drivers already receive, including discounts on weekly rentals with Hertz, and similar hourly rentals with Zipcar in Boston. Besides finding alternative means of transportation, Uber also helps drivers save on gas with its ... Read More
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Travis Kalanick’s sweeping authority could hinder Uber’s hunt for a COO

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(Reuters) — Help Wanted: A chief operating officer to help change a Silicon Valley giant’s now-notorious “bro” culture, but who can thrive in a power dynamic that hands the boss overwhelming control. At Uber Technologies Inc., co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick commands everything from board decision-making to the exact hour the beer taps will open at the company’s San Francisco headquarters. That management approach is rooted in more than just a cult of personality. Uber’s governance and share structure, and the “founder-friendly” terms of the $13 billion in equity the company has raised, give Kalanick, his co-founder and a fellow employee ultimate control over the company, according to comp... Read More
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Peloton raises $60 million to improve truck platoon safety and efficiency through automation

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Peloton Technology (“Peloton”), a connected and automated vehicle startup that’s setting out to improve the safety and efficiency of freight transportation, has closed a $60 million Series B funding round led by fleet management giant Omnitracs, which spun out of Qualcomm a few years back. The round included participation from a handful of notable names, including Intel Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, Volvo Group, BP Ventures, Lockheed Martin, and UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund. Founded out of Mountain View, California in 2011, Peloton’s platooning platform is de... Read More
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Rockstart launches European AI accelerator program for startups hailing from anywhere

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Europe has a new accelerator program aimed at fledgling startups working in the artificial intelligence (AI) realm. Rockstart, a “multi-vertical” startup accelerator founded out of Amsterdam in 2011, supports early-stage startups in their first 1,000 days of existence, and it says it has invested in 108 startups across 11 programs since its inception. So far, it has offered a variety of programs, including smart energy, digital health, and ... Read More
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Marble debuts its autonomous food-delivery robots in partnership with Yelp

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Fledgling robotics startup Marble has announced its first public-facing partnership, one that will see food delivered to hungry San Franciscans via a little ground-based autonomous drone. Headquartered in San Francisco, Marble has been buzzing around in stealth for some time now, but an eagle-eyed tech writer spotted a Marble / Yelp Eat24 co-branded robot out on the streets last month, apparently during a promotional photo shoot. At any rate, Marble has today officially lifted the lid on its work with Yelp’s online food-ordering service. Yelp Eat24 is the result of Yelp... Read More
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8 Beautiful Timepieces From Switzerland’s Biggest Watch Show

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In the world of watches, there’s no bigger show than Baselworld. For one week every March, the industry convenes on the small, Rhine-straddling town of Basel, Switzerland, to show off the new timepieces that’ll be making their way onto wrists over the coming year. Despite last year being a tough one for traditional watchmakers, there seemed to be a renewed energy this year and, thankfully, a focus on creating watches at more reasonable prices. Here are a few top picks from Baselworld 2017. This story was created in partnership with the online watch publication Hodinkee. Be sure to read all of their excellent behind-t... Read More
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Mangano, WBAB/BLI Invite Families To A Free “Touch-A-Truck” Event In Eisenhower Park

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in partnership with Cox Media Group Long Island’s 102.3 WBAB and 106.1 BLI, are offering Long Island families the rare opportunity to explore, sit in and take photos with dozens of unique trucks and vehicles that are usually off limits at the FREE Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, April 29th, in Eisenhower Park, Field 6A from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday, April 30th) Get up-close to unique and one-of-a-kind vehicles and big trucks! The “Touch- A- Truck” event, will have vehicles on-site for kids to sit in, climb on, and take photos with trucks that include: Big Rigs, Fire Trucks, Police and Emergency Rescue Trucks, Military Vehicles, Construction Equipment. At... Read More
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Esports arena is coming to the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas

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Three companies are partnering to create a flagship esports arena on the Las Vegas Strip at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. Allied Esports, Esports Arena, and MGM Resorts International plan to build a dedicated esports venue at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. The new Esports Arena Las Vegas is scheduled to op... Read More
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Sony and E Ink launch joint venture to develop new e-paper products

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As Sony lifted the lid on its latest e-paper tablet — the gargantuan 13.3-inch, $700 DPT-RP1 — the Japanese tech titan also quietly launched a new joint venture (JV) in conjunction with E Ink Holdings, the Taiwanese company behind many of the world’s popular e-paper products, including e-readers. E Ink’s history dates back to 1997, when it was spun out of MIT’s Media Lab. Its e-paper technology was subsequently used in a range of products, includ... Read More
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Attorney general won't continue forensics panel

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The U.S. Justice Department won't renew its partnership with a commission created in 2013 to improve reliability in forensics.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/68391/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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14 nonprofits share $252,500 in grants

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Fourteen nonprofits were chosen to share $252,500 in the Long Island Community Foundation’s first round of grants for 2017. Nine of the recipients were awarded $20,000 grants from the Melville-based organization. These include Peconic Green Growth, which will use its funding to develop a water conservation plan for the Town of Southold. Seatuck Environmental Association will apply its $20,000 award to restore migratory fish habitat in the Island’s tributaries, while Sisters of St. Joseph will work on habitat restoration projects on its Brentwood campus. The Bellport Area Community Action Committee will bolster its STEM education programs for at-risk boys, while Project Morry will use its $20,000 award for a leadership d... Read More

LeEco will not acquire Vizio because of ‘regulatory headwinds’

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LeEco, a Chinese company that sells content streaming services as well as phones and other hardware, today said that it will not be acquiring smart TV maker Vizio after all. LeEco public relations emailed a statement to VentureBeat that alludes to “regulatory headwinds” blocking the deal but that does not specify the exact issue, while also reiterating the companies’ interest in integrating products. LeEco announced its plan to buy Vizio for $2 billion in July. Then, this past February, Vizio ... Read More
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The Weather Channel now lets you request a Lyft when bad weather strikes

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Lyft is adding The Weather Channel to its growing list of third-party app integrations. You can now request a ride through the weather app, but initially only if you’re using a Samsung device. This integration syncs your calendar with the forecasts based on where you are to help make an informed decision on how to get to your next appointment — if it’s raining, you might want to use Lyft instead of walking, for example. This partnership is through Samsung’s “Made for Samsung Developer Program,” which launched last year. The Weather... Read More
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Temple Gates takes Race for the Galaxy card game into mobile

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Like many game developers, Theresa Duringer is a board game fanatic, and so she jumped at the chance to turn one of her favorite strategy card games, Race for the Galaxy, into an iOS and Android game. Duringer’s Temple Gates Games plans to launch Race for the Galaxy on May 3. The game is based on the acclaimed galactic conquest card game, where you expand a space-faring civilization by playing cards that represent technological advancements and colonized planets. Duringer’s team previously made ... Read More
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AltspaceVR founder wants to make virtual reality as accessible as the web

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Eric Romo and his cofounders at AltspaceVR want to make virtual reality as pervasive and accessible as the worldwide web. AltspaceVR is leading the charge to create a social VR experience, where people do in VR pretty much everything they do in real life. Founded in 2013, the Redwood City, Calif.-based company now has more than 40 people. And it has raised $16 million since 2016. The crowds were thin at first, but on a given weekend night, you’ll now find parties with hundreds of people attending them. It’s now used in 150 countries. I’m not sure what all this means, and why social events will be more fun in VR. So I caught up with Romo at the recent ... Read More
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Virtual1 expands SDN offering across UK

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UK cloud and connectivity service provider Virtual1 has announced plans to extend its software-defined network, expanding its existing London-based footprint and adding a further 180 towns and cities across the UK. The company hopes to become the country’s largest and most advanced wholesale-only network by the end of the year. In an official announcement, Tom O’Hagan, Virtual1 founder and CEO, said: ‘Working closely with both our resellers and carrier partners and understanding the challenges they face in their businesses, I saw the opportunity to disrupt the status quo in the connectivity market by elevating Virtu... Read More
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Flipkart raises $1.4 billion from eBay, Microsoft, and Tencent and acquires eBay’s Indian business

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Indian ecommerce juggernaut Flipkart has raised $1.4 billion from eBay, Microsoft, and Tencent, in what is the biggest single investment in the company’s history. The investment values Flipkart at a whopping $11.6 billion, according to a statement issued by Flipkart. “We have chosen these partners based on their long histories of pioneering industries, and the unique expertise and insights each of them bring to Flipkart,” said Flipkart founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal. £This deal reaffirms our resolve to hasten the transformation of commerce in India through technology.” Founded in 2007, Flipkart is an online shoppi... Read More
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Sixense’s Siege VR takes advantage of VR motion controllers

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Virtual reality immerses your eyes in another world, but it still isn’t that great at bringing the rest of you into it. The HTC Vive and Oculus Rift have tried to bring your hands in with motion controllers, but they’re not all that accurate. That’s why there’s still promise for other solutions like Sixense’s STEM VR controllers. I saw them at the recent SVVR event in San Jose, Calif., where I tried out Sixense’s medical app... Read More
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Riverhead Police, community groups recognized for efforts to combat DWI

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Riverhead Police Officer Timothy Murphy, left, Riverhead CAP executive director Felicia Scocozza, and Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller with their awards. Courtesy photo: Riverhead CAP The Riverhead Police Department, Officer Timothy Murphy, Riverhead CAP and the Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth were honored at the Moth... Read More
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The Trend with Jordana Brewster

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Jordana Brewster stops by #TheTrend with Rebecca Granet to talk about Lethal Weapon FOX, the Fast & Furious franchise and her partnership with ZYRTEC.... Read More
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‘Smarter’ male enhancement starts in Hauppauge

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By GREGORY ZELLER // When it comes to male enhancement, two heads are better than one. That’s the rationale behind Impress! for Men, a thinking man’s nutritional supplement produced by Michigan-based MaxLabs US that aims to go where no male-enhancer has gone before: not just the space between the legs, but the space between the ears. ... Read More
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Adidas to mass-produce 3D-printed shoe

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(Reuters) — Adidas launched a new sneaker on Friday with a 3D-printed sole that it plans to mass-produce next year, part of a broader push by the German sportswear firm to react faster to changing fashions and create more customized products. Adidas already lets people customize the color and pattern of shoes ordered online but new 3D printing methods will make small production runs, limited edition shoes and even soles designed to fit an individual’s weight and gait economical. Rivals Nike, Under Armour and New Balance have also been experimenting with 3D printing but have so far only used the technique to make prototypes, soles tailored for sponsored athletes and a handful of high-priced novelty shoes. ... Read More
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Google Cloud partners with Elastic for advanced search and analytics

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Google Cloud has announced a new partnership with Elastic, the open source data analytics company behind Kibana, Beats, and Elasticsearch. The partnership with Google will bring Elastic’s search and analytics features to the Google Cloud Platform, providing the customers of both companies with improved data analytics and machine learning, increased security features, and access to Google’s high-performance global network. The Elastic ... Read More
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Trump Can't Bring Back All Those Jobs From China. Here's What He Can Do

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Enlarge this image This picture taken on Dec. 14, 2016, at a news stand in Shanghai shows an advertisement for a magazine featuring Donald Trump, who would soon take office as president, on... Read More
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Google will launch an Elasticsearch cloud service in second half of 2017

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Google today announced that it has inked a partnership with startup Elastic to offer a fully managed version of the Elasticsearch and Kibana open-source software that the startup sells and supports. The core Elasticsearch is a search engine for structured and unstructured data, while Kibana provides a compatible search dashboard and visualizations. In addition to providing what’s available for free, Google’s service will include features that are only available with the startup’s high-end subscriptions, like graph analytics, alerts, and commercial support. The service will arrive in the second half of 2017, Elastic said in a ... Read More
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Professional Football as the Jacksonville Region’s Gateway to Foreign Direct Investment

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Jerry Mallot is the President of JAXUSA Partnership, Northeast Florida’s regional economic development organization (EDO) based in Jacksonville. Learn more about the organization at JAXUSA.org.   This post is part of SelectUSA’s EDO Spotlight series, highlighting the work of EDOs around the country recruiting foreign direct investment, how that work supports jobs and economic growth across the United States, and how SelectUSA partners with EDOs to support economic development. A unique coordination between a National Football League franchise and a regional economic development group is supporting hundreds of U.S. jobs in Northern Florid... Read More
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Huawei and Global Switch announce data centre partnership

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Huawei and Global Switch have announced a partnership to develop new data center solutions that support smart data center operations and management. The partnership is intended to establish a mutually beneficial cooperative agreement between the two companies. Each company can leverage the strengths of the other to create innovative solutions for data center design, operation and maintenance. The collaboration will target efficiencies in the operations and management functions of a data center, as well as innovative ways in which technical space is allocated and used in these facilities. ... Read More

Sega announces WWE Tap Mania for Android and iOS

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Don’t ring the bell. WWE isn’t done with mobile. Sega announced today that it is publishing a future WWE mobile game, WWE Tap Mania. We don’t know what kind of a game Sega is working on, but Tap Mania will be free-to-play with in-app purchases. WWE is no stranger to mobile. 2K published the WWE SuperCard digital card in 2014, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment published the mobile fighter Immortals in 2015, while Scopely was responsible for the match-three puzzle game WWE Champions which launched earlier this year. This, however, is Sega’s first mobile project with the wrestling brand.... Read More
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Stripe opens Atlas business creation toolkit to U.S. entrepreneurs

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When Stripe began beta testing Atlas in 2016, the service was centered around helping foreign entrepreneurs set up shop in the United States. More than a year later, the payment processing company is opening up access to American-run businesses, offering them the same building blocks to assist them in become global internet entities. Consequentially, entrepreneurs shouldn’t have to worry about applying separately for EIN and bank accounts, hiring a registered Delaware agent or a corporate attorney to manage the formation process, or anything else — Stripe Atlas takes care of all of that with... Read More
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Amtrak continues work on tracks, equipment after derailment at Penn Station

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MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Problems extended into Wednesday's commute into and out of New York's Penn Station following a minor derailment Monday.Amtrak said the issues will persist for the "foreseeable future" because a switching machine was damaged, causing eight tracks to be inaccessible. That leaves just 13 of 21 tracks available for normal operation. At the earliest, Amtrak said full service could be restored by Friday morning ... Read More
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Free mortgage foreclosure clinics set for April

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The Nassau County Bar Association is holding free mortgage foreclosure counseling and Sandy recovery legal consultation clinics on Monday, April 17, from 3 to 6 p.m. The clinics are for Nassau residents who still struggle with the prospect of losing property in Nassau County either because of mortgage foreclosure or because of issues still lingering from Hurricane Sandy. The clinics offer the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a volunteer attorney for a free consultation. Homeowners may be directed for additional help with mortgage modifications, loan restructuring, bankruptcy, financial planning assistance, services for lower income households and emotional support. Many of these resources and agencies are availab... Read More
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YouTube TV review: a DVR to rule them all

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8 ways to get influential results from the right people (VB Live)

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Every fourth consumer now has an ad blocker in place, making influencer marketing no longer just a nice-to-have.  Catch up on our recent VB Live event on influencer marketing to learn how to get  the best results from any collaboration. Access this VB Live event on demand right here. In the age of viral content, social influence is paramount. It is the fastest way to capture a user’s attention and convert him or her to a lead. In fact, according to a March 2017 Bloglovin’ survey, ... Read More
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Can Trump cut red tape?

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Partnership for New York City CEO Kathryn S. Wylde says there's a real commitment in Washington and New York to fix the nation's infrastructure.... Read More
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How Turtle Beach targets its headsets at both mainstream gamers and esports stars

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Gamers are beset with offers to buy gaming headsets from 20 companies. But headset maker Turtle Beach has managed to come out on top, with 42 percent market share in the U.S., according to market researcher NPD. Turtle Beach has more share than its top three rivals combined. That’s an enviable position to have, considering the San Diego, Calif.-based company’s cross-town rival, Mad Catz, just filed for bankruptcy protection. Turtle Beach has been making computer sound products since 1991 and it has been making gaming headsets since 2005. Headsets seem like a commodity market. But Juergen Stark, CEO of Turtle Beach, said it is far from that, as gamers have discerning tastes and an eye for quality. Turtle Beach got to its... Read More
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Adblock Plus owner Eyeo acquires micropayments service Flattr

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Eyeo, the Germany-based company behind perennially popular adblocking service Adblock Plus, has today announced that it has acquired Flattr, a micropayment and microdonation service headquartered in Sweden. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Cofounded in 2010 by Peter Sunde, the same guy who helped build the Pirate Bay, Flattr is an online system that allows users and fans of specific content providers to make regular payments or one-off donations. Flattr had only raised around $2.5 million in funding to date, and the fact that Eyeo has snapped it up doesn’t come as a great surp... Read More
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Thirty-Six People Indicted in Nassau & Suffolk Heroin Ring that Operated along Rte.110

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Six defendants, who allegedly sold heroin, charged with Operating as a Major Trafficker in “Operation Bundle Up” MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that 36 people have been indicted for their alleged involvement in a heroin ring that operated along Rte. 110 in Nassau and Suffolk counties, marking one of the largest narcotics takedowns in Long Island history. The majority of the individuals have been arrested and arraigned on various charges ranging from Operating as a Major Trafficker (an A-I felony), Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (a B felony), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd... Read More
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Facebook tackles ‘revenge porn’ with new tools to prevent sexually explicit photos being shared

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The growing scourge of “revenge porn,” which involves the distribution of sexually explicit material without the consent of all parties concerned, has prompted a number of countries to legislate against such activities. Thirty-five U.S. states now have revenge porn laws, as do the U.K., Germany, and Israel. While laws play an important part in curbing revenge porn attacks, preventing the distribution of such material is obviously the first priority, which is why technology companies have been increasingly working on new tools to help put a stop to the practice. Google ... Read More
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Armor Announces $89 Million Investment from ST Telemedia

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Company poised to capitalize on global cloud migration and increasing security demand DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 5, 2017– Armor, The First Totally Secure Cloud Company™, closed an $89 million equity financing led by ... Read More
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Summit Partners Closes Two Equity Funds with Combined $4.0 Billion of Commitments

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BOSTON & MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 4, 2017– Summit Partners, a global alternative investment firm, today announced the final closing of two equity funds with combined commitments of $4.0 billion. Summit Partners Growth Equity Fund IX is a $3.3 billion fund targeting equity investments of more than $50 million. Summit Partners Venture Capital Fund IV is a $730 mill... Read More
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The Wellness 365 Perspective: Spring Is The Perfect Season To Achieve True Wellness

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By Dr. Alan Sherr, Northport Wellness Center Springtime. This time of year, we often have an influx of patients who are inspired by the light and warmth of the season to achieve optimal health. They seek to enhance their quality of life by implementing such practices as improved nutrition, alternative therapies, such as chiropractic or ... Read More

Spotify confirms that some albums will now be limited to premium subscribers for 2 weeks

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It has been rumored for a while, but Spotify has finally confirmed that it will allow music labels and artists to limit some albums to Spotify’s Premium subscription service. As part of a new multi-year licensing arrangement with Universal Music Group (UMG), some new albums can be restricted to the $10 monthly subscription plan for a period of two weeks, though specific singles may still be made available across the free tier. The agreement will also involve Spotify and UMG collaborating around marketing, and UMG will be given “unprecedented access to data” to help artists connect with their fans. “This partnership is built on a mutual love of music, creating value for artists, and delivering for fans,... Read More
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Mercedes and Bosch to launch driverless taxis by ‘beginning of the next decade’

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German automotive giant Daimler has announced a partnership with electronics and engineering powerhouse Bosch to bring a fully automated driverless car system to urban roads. The goal of the collaboration, which pairs Mercedes-Benz’s parent company with one of the world’s biggest suppliers of automotive components, is to “develop software and algorithms” to bring fully automated (SAE level 4) and fully driverless (SAE level 5) vehicles to city roads by the beginning of the next decade. Mercedes-Benz has previously ... Read More
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Mentor Graphics’ hardware will help autonomous cars process tons of sensor data

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Mentor Graphics has unveiled its DRS360 hardware and software platform that captures raw data from sensors and feeds it to a self-driving car’s central processing system. Self-driving cars need the ability to process data from a wide range of sensors, including LiDAR. Mentor Graphics’ DRS360 platform delivers the dramatic improvements in latency reduction, sensing accuracy, and overall system efficiency required for SAE Level 5 autonomous vehicles, or those that can truly drive themselves. In a first for autonomous driving platforms, DRS360 directly transmits unfiltered information from all system sensors to a central processing unit, where raw sensor data is... Read More
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Seven Bridges Announces Strategic Partnership with Spatial Transcriptomics

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Relationship Aims to Advance Development of Innovative Tools for Visualizing and Analyzing Gene Expression within Tissue Samples CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 4, 2017– Seven Bridges, the biomedical data analysis company, today announced an investment in ... Read More
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Lenovo launches data centre partner programme in Australia and New Zealand

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Lenovo has launched a data center partner program for companies in Australia and New Zealand. The program, which rewards partner companies based on data center revenue and staff certifications, is available to companies in both regions immediately. The company also announced the Lenovo Solution Alliance Partner Program, which is a part of the larger Data Center Group Program with a focus on driving data center transformation. The Data Center Partner Program, which is already in effect in other parts of Lenovo’s global operation, rewards partners based on a three-tiered system. As a co... Read More