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LinkedIn is testing autoplaying video ads

Looking for new ways to make money out of its professional social network LinkedIn, Microsoft is testing video advertisements. Currently in closed beta testing, video advertising is available to “a limited number of advertisers” and it may well prove unpopular

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Self-driving cars and shipping containers

 The most wonderful and most terrible things about new technologies are their emergent properties. The latest example is, of course, Fake News On Facebook; who would have thought that connecting everyone via social media would lead to wildly divergent narratives

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Arrow Launcher for Android exits beta and becomes Microsoft Launcher

It came as something of a shock to people when Microsoft first released an Android launcher in the guise of Arrow Launcher. Now the company is making it more obvious who is behind the app, bringing the launcher out of

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OnePlus opens up about its secret data collection and promises an opt-out opportunity

Last week it emerged that OnePlus has been secretly gathering a huge amount of data from handsets, revealing a wealth of personally identifiable information about their users. Now the smartphone company has spoken out in response to the uproar, and

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Amazon drops David O. Russell show as Weinstein fallout continues

 Amazon said earlier this week that it was reviewing its options around the shows it was producing with The Weinstein Company. Now it looks like the company has made a decision and is moving to sever ties with TWC. One

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Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, and the Cloak of Charity

Jelani Cobb on how accused sexual predators like Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby sometimes use charitable donations to mitigate their alleged misconduct. Go to Source

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The keys to your house belong to startups

 Silicon Valley may be the techiest place on earth, but even here, the way people open the front door hasn’t changed much in a century. Most of us still get in by turning a flat metal key in a lock.

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Giggs’s Road-Level London Raps

Matthew Trammell reviews “Wamp 2 Dem,” a new surprise album from the U.K. grime rapper Giggs, and the genre’s potential for crossover success in the U.S. Go to Source

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Here’s how to kick nazis off your Twitter right now

 While you wait for Twitter to roll out “more aggressive” rules regarding hate speech, which CEO Jack Dorsey promised are coming within “weeks” as of late Friday, here’s a quick workaround to kick nazis off of your Twitter feed right now…

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Smart cities are boring. Give us responsive cities.

 As an urban technologist, I’m often asked to give an example of a compelling smart city application that real people are using. But to be honest, there really isn’t too much to point to – yet. Cities may be getting

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Crunch Report | Steve Wozniak Launches Education Platform

Steve Wozniak launches a new education platform, “Woz U,” Fandango acquires MovieTickets.com and Baidu plans to make lots of autonomous cars in 2021. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Go to Source

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Twitter CEO promises to crack down on hate, violence and harassment with “more aggressive” rules

 Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to…Twitter today to promise a “more aggressive” stance in its rules and how it enforces them. The tweet storm was based in a response to the #WomenBoycottTwitter protest, as well as work that Dorsey says

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Apple diversity head Denise Young Smith apologizes for controversial choice of words at summit

 Apple’s Denise Young Smith sent an apology to team members at Apple today over comments she made at the One Young World Summit in Bogotá, Colombia. “Last week, while attending a summit in Bogota, I made some comments as part

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Scaled Composites new X-plane takes to the skies

Scaled Composites took the wraps off its Model 401 experimental plane as it recently completed its roll out and maiden flight. The aircraft, which was developed in secret by the wholly owned Northrop Grumman subsidiary for an unnamed client, took

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Scaled Composites new X-plane takes to the skies

Scaled Composites took the wraps off its Model 401 experimental plane as it recently completed its roll out and maiden flight. The aircraft, which was developed in secret by the wholly owned Northrop Grumman subsidiary for an unnamed client, took

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Bringing influencer marketing to small businesses, Unity Influence raises $1 million

 Influencer marketing is the “in” thing right now that all the hip brands are using to stay relevant with their even hipper young audiences. While it used to be the province of big brands cutting big deals with big influencers,

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How Apple put an end to iOS jailbreaking

“iPhone jailbreaking is dead” reads the headline. Four words signaling the end of a 10-year long battle between Apple and those who wanted open control of their iOS devices. Here is an admission in black and white that prominent members

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Why Trump’s Latest Health-Care Move Is a Spiteful Act of Vandalism

John Cassidy on why President Trump’s decision to end Obamacare’s cost-sharing reduction payments amounts to one of his lowest points yet. Go to Source

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G.SKILL unveils ultra-fast DDR4-4266MHz 32GB (4x8GB) Trident Z RGB memory kit

When you build a PC, you don’t necessarily need the best and fastest. After all, most consumers have a specific budget with which to work. You don’t want to blow your money on a top-of-the-line CPU and then buy no-name

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Trump Defies the World on Iran

Robin Wright writes about the international community’s response to Donald Trump’s decision on the Iran nuclear deal and its potential consequences. Go to Source

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