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Detecting fake news using AI will require a number of major advances far beyond today’s AI, which just flags word patterns and operates at a keyword…

New York Times : Detecting fake news using AI will require a number of major advances far beyond today's AI, which just flags word patterns and operates at a keyword level   —  At least not for decades to come.  Sorry, Mark Zuckerberg.  —  Dr. Marcus is a professor of psychology and neural science.

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Dutch startup ZIVVER, which has helped patients securely share their medical files, raises $12M Series A to build out its secure communication…

Andrii Degeler / Tech.eu : Dutch startup ZIVVER, which has helped patients securely share their medical files, raises $12M Series A to build out its secure communication platform   —  Amsterdam-based communication platform with advanced security features ZIVVER has landed $12 million in a funding round led by Dawn Capital …

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Google Home Hub review: smart photo frame and home control panel, a capable digital assistant, photos and videos look crisp but sound quality is…

Andrew Gebhart / CNET : Google Home Hub review: smart photo frame and home control panel, a capable digital assistant, photos and videos look crisp but sound quality is mediocre   —  Google Assistant helps this tiny screen feel powerful  —  $149.00  —  CNET may get a commission from these offers.  —  Compare These

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The data loss bug in Windows 10 shows Microsoft hasn’t developed the processes and systems needed to sustain the two feature updates a year for…

Peter Bright / Ars Technica : The data loss bug in Windows 10 shows Microsoft hasn't developed the processes and systems needed to sustain the two feature updates a year for Windows approach   —  Buggy updates point at deeper problems.  —  It's fair to say that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update has not been Microsoft's most successful update.

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Profile of Symphony, a secure messaging app for financial industry that also lets bots at different institutions talk to each other and settle trades…

Oliver Staley / Quartz : Profile of Symphony, a secure messaging app for financial industry that also lets bots at different institutions talk to each other and settle trades   —  For almost 40 years, Bloomberg has been an unescapable fact of life in the financial world.  —  Older than the internet …

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Survey of 5,844 US college students finds 89% at least got some news from social media weekly, with 71% getting news from Facebook and 55% from…

Mallory Locklear / Engadget : Survey of 5,844 US college students finds 89% at least got some news from social media weekly, with 71% getting news from Facebook and 55% from Snapchat   —  A number of studies have shown that people turn to social media for news, and of all of the social networks out there, Facebook consistently leads the pack in this regard.

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How projects like Ocean Protocol, Oasis, Enigma, and SingularityNET use blockchain for AI research hoping to curb the dominance of big tech in the…

Nathaniel Popper / New York Times : How projects like Ocean Protocol, Oasis, Enigma, and SingularityNET use blockchain for AI research hoping to curb the dominance of big tech in the field   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Pairing artificial intelligence and the blockchain might be what you would expect from a scammer looking to make a quick buck in 2018.

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Profile of YouTuber Scotty Allen, who rose to fame last year after he built an iPhone from scratch by using parts he bought from public markets in…

David Pierini / Cult of Mac : Profile of YouTuber Scotty Allen, who rose to fame last year after he built an iPhone from scratch by using parts he bought from public markets in Shenzhen   —  Millions have watched Scotty Allen build an iPhone from parts mined from the electronics markets of Shenzhen, China.

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Google says it will open source the firmware for Titan M, the secure chip in Pixel 3 phones that handles Verified Boot and has its own isolated…

Brian Barrett / Wired : Google says it will open source the firmware for Titan M, the secure chip in Pixel 3 phones that handles Verified Boot and has its own isolated storage and RAM   —  THE GOOGLE PIXEL 3 has all the betterments you would expect from a flashy flagship smartphone: great camera, zippy processor, smarter AI.

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Tiger Global raises $3.75B for its latest VC fund, which surpassed its initial target of $3B; focus to include consumer internet and industry-specific…

Lindsay Fortado / Financial Times : Tiger Global raises $3.75B for its latest VC fund, which surpassed its initial target of $3B; focus to include consumer internet and industry-specific software   —  Tiger Global has raised $3.75bn for its latest venture capital fund, surpassing its initial target of $3bn and making …

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Source: Plaid, which makes tools to let clients like Venmo and Coinbase authenticate accounts and check balances, is raising $200M at a valuation of…

Bloomberg : Source: Plaid, which makes tools to let clients like Venmo and Coinbase authenticate accounts and check balances, is raising $200M at a valuation of up to $3B   —  Plaid Technologies Inc. is in talks to raise $200 million and the valuation of the deal is rising as venture investors vie to bankroll the startup.

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SoftBank Group COO Marcelo Claure and Arm CEO Simon Segers talk about the present and future of Arm, IoT growth, while trying to dodge Saudi-related…

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat : SoftBank Group COO Marcelo Claure and Arm CEO Simon Segers talk about the present and future of Arm, IoT growth, while trying to dodge Saudi-related questions   —  SoftBank, one of the world's biggest tech companies and startup investors, believes we'll have a trillion connected devices by 2025.

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Recent news serves as a reminder that operators in startups and venture capital should work to ensure their investors are not bad actors (Fred…

Fred Wilson / AVC : Recent news serves as a reminder that operators in startups and venture capital should work to ensure their investors are not bad actors   —  I got an email from the CEO of one of our portfolio companies last week.  —  It asked a very basic question, but one that I don't recall being asked before:

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