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David Letterman returns to TV with six-episode Netflix deal

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
David Letterman has signed a deal to host six episodes of a new program for Netflix. The company hasn’t released many details of the topics, format or guests, but it ...

What was Benchmark thinking?

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
Yesterday, Benchmark, the powerful venture firm and a major Uber shareholder, filed a lawsuit against recently the company’s recently ousted CEO Travis Kalanick in a remarkable move. The suit seeks ...

SoundCloud saved by emergency funding as CEO steps aside

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
SoundCloud has just closed the necessary funding round to keep the struggling music service afloat. CEO Alex Ljung will step aside though remain chairman as former Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor ...

Infiniti’s Prototype 9 is a modern electric car with 1940s retro racer roots

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2 mentions5 days ago
Days of thunder future past? Infiniti’s newest race car prototype is actually inspired by vintage race vehicles of the 1940s, with a torpedo-style sleek cylindrical body and offset wheels at ...

Snapchat now lets you Pikachu yourself

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Snapchat is teaming up with The Pokémon Company to introduce a new Pikachu filter to the app. The official Pikachu filter applies the electric mouse’s trademark rosy cheeks, pointy ears,

Salesforce AI helps brands track images on social media

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
Brands have long been able to search for company mentions on social media, but they’ve lacked the ability to search for pictures of their logos or products in an easy ...

Machine learning can tell if you’re wearing swap meet Louie

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
A wise man once said “The hat mighta had a L V on the back but at the swap meet that ain’t jack” and now researchers can ensure that the ...

Andrew Ng is raising a $150M AI Fund

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2 mentions7 days ago
We knew that Andrew Ng had more than just a series of deep learning courses up his sleeve when he announced the first phase of his deeplearning.ai last week. It’s ...

The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is the most flexible connected video doorbell

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Ring is steadily releasing new products, but the Ring Video Doorbell 2 is the first re-think of its original, core product. The new version of the smart Wi-Fi doorbell that ...

Google launches Chrome Enterprise subscription service for Chrome OS

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Google is launching a new enterprise service for large businesses that want to adopt Chrome OS devices. The new Chrome Enterprise subscription, which will cost $50 per device and year,

Tile"€™s new lost item trackers have double the range, better looks

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On the heels of a $25 million funding round, connected device maker Tile is today rolling out a more premium line of lost item trackers, with the launch of its ...

Coinbase raises $100M at a $1.6B valuation amid explosive growth

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
Coinbase has had a pretty crazy six months. It may be hard to remember, but at the beginning of 2017 the cryptocurrency world was a different place. Bitcoin was below ...

Cruise is running an autonomous ride hailing service for employees in SF

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
Cruise, the self-driving startup acquired by GM last year, is already operating a complete autonomous ride hailing service in San Francisco for its employees. The service is called “Cruise Anywhere,” ...

Google and ProPublica team up to build a national hate crime database

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2 mentions3 days ago
Few things are certain in 2017’s fraught national climate, but hate certainly doesn’t look to be going away. In partnership with ProPublica, Google News Lab is launching a new tool ...

This ambitious founder wants to find high-paying biz dev jobs for one million Americans

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Rahim Fazal grew up in government housing. He worked, as do many students, at McDonald’s during high school. He didn’t go to college. These aren’t the kinds of details that ...

Rapportive founder"€™s new startup Superhuman is what Gmail would be if built today

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4 mentions3 days ago
Reinventing the email experience is an area numerous startups have tried to tackle over the years, with some apps focused more on triage, others on making a better desktop alternative ...

Netflix lands the Coen Brothers’ Western TV series

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
Netflix is going to be home to the first television series created by the Coen Brothers, the directing duo that’s behind The Big Lebowski, Fargo, True Grit and many more ...

Why AI is now at the heart of our innovation economy

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2 mentions1 week ago
There are few more credible authorities on artificial intelligence (AI) than Hilary Mason the New York-based founder and chief executive of the data science and machine learning consultancy Fast Forward ...

BuzzFeed hires Eric Karp as its first head of licensing

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Get ready for more BuzzFeed-branded products. The company has hired Eric Karp, previously the general manager of licensing at Crayola, as its first head of licensing. Karp will be working ...

These 10 tech companies are doing the best at diversity, according to Comparably

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It’s been quite a week in tech, with now-former Google engineer James Damore’s controversial post about gender going viral and his subsequent firing. So, right on cue, workplace culture and ...

Amazon debuts ‘Instant Pickup Points’ in the U.S. for pickups in minutes

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Amazon’s latest physical retail foray is called “Instant Pickup,” and it works as the name implies: Amazon shoppers can pick up orders for certain items within two minutes of making ...

Google Allo arrives on the web, only pairs with Android phones at launch

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Google’s consumer-facing chat application Allo, a successor of sorts to Gchat, is today available on the web for desktop users. The service, which lets you chat with friends while taking ...

Workday acquires the team behind Pattern, a young startup founded by ex-Googlers

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2 mentions7 days ago
The team behind Pattern, a two- year-old, Redwood City, Ca.- based startup, has been quietly acquired by Workday, the financial management and HR software vendor that went public in 2012 ...

Apple could guide you around your city using augmented reality

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2 mentions6 days ago
ARKit is one of the biggest changes in iOS 11. Under the hood, Apple is about to transform the iPhone into a very capable augmented reality device. Felix Lapalme‏ has ...

Blizzard and DeepMind turn StarCraft II into an AI research lab

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
Starcraft II has been a target for Alphabet’s DeepMind AI research for a while now – the UK AI company took on Blizzard’s sci-fi strategy game starting last year, and ...

Uber debuts new Uber for Business with custom travel programs and rules

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Uber is introducing a major revamp of their Uber for Business platform today, the first significant update they’ve done since the enterprise tool’s introduction. The new Uber for Business incorporates ...