Tag Archives: foreign-policy

How facial recognition is being used to monitor animals: detecting sickness in salmon, gauging diet of cattle, protecting elephants from poachers, and…

Mack DeGeurin / New York Magazine : How facial recognition is being used to monitor animals: detecting sickness in salmon, gauging diet of cattle, protecting elephants from poachers, and more   —  Facial recognition technology has some serious, persistent issues.  These were clearly shown earlier this year when Amazon's …

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Echo Plus 2nd-gen review: best choice if you want an Alexa-enabled speaker with a smart home hub built-in, but expensive and hard to recommend for…

Molly Price / CNET : Echo Plus 2nd-gen review: best choice if you want an Alexa-enabled speaker with a smart home hub built-in, but expensive and hard to recommend for anything else   —  Smart speakers and voice assistants are everywhere these days.  We're practically drowning in all the devices announced by major manufacturers in recent months.

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Google’s real-time translations now available on Android phones and all Assistant-optimized headphones, not just Google Pixel Buds (Kellen/Droid Life)

Kellen / Droid Life : Google's real-time translations now available on Android phones and all Assistant-optimized headphones, not just Google Pixel Buds   —  Google's Pixel Buds may not be the smash success that Apple's AirPods have become in the wireless earbuds space, but there's no denying that their ability …

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Sources: Tencent Music is postponing its IPO until at least November because of the selloff in global markets (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal : Sources: Tencent Music is postponing its IPO until at least November because of the selloff in global markets   —  Music streamer and underwriters worried global market selloff would hurt pricing  —  Tencent Music Entertainment Group is postponing its initial public offering until …

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Microsoft rolls out October 2018 update for Xbox One with new avatars, Dolby Vision support for Netflix, and the ability to control Xbox with Alexa or…

Tom Warren / The Verge : Microsoft rolls out October 2018 update for Xbox One with new avatars, Dolby Vision support for Netflix, and the ability to control Xbox with Alexa or Cortana   —  Microsoft is releasing a significant dashboard update for the Xbox One today.  The new October 2018 update for Xbox brings Microsoft's …

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Facebook says it is removing over 800 US publishers and accounts, some with 100,000+ followers, for spamming users with political content (Washington…

Washington Post : Facebook says it is removing over 800 US publishers and accounts, some with 100,000+ followers, for spamming users with political content   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Thursday it has purged more than 800 U.S publishers and accounts for flooding users with politically-oriented content …

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Facebook removes 800+ US-based accounts and pages, some with 100K+ followers, that were spamming people with political messages for profit (Washington…

Washington Post : Facebook removes 800+ US-based accounts and pages, some with 100K+ followers, that were spamming people with political messages for profit   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Thursday it has purged more than 800 U.S publishers and accounts for flooding users with politically-oriented content …

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Amazon unveils three new APIs to let third-party smart home apps trigger doorbells and security cameras in the US (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat : Amazon unveils three new APIs to let third-party smart home apps trigger doorbells and security cameras in the US   —  Amazon's making it easier for Alexa developers to tap into connected security cameras and doorbells.  The retailer today introduced three new APIs — Doorbell Event Source …

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Amazon unveils three new APIs that send camera feeds to Echo devices and let third-party apps for Alexa trigger actions with doorbell presses and…

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat : Amazon unveils three new APIs that send camera feeds to Echo devices and let third-party apps for Alexa trigger actions with doorbell presses and motion alarms   —  Amazon's making it easier for Alexa developers to tap into connected security cameras and doorbells.

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Following Google+ data bug, Google will restrict developer access to Gmail starting Jan. 9 for apps that aren’t email or productivity, worrying some…

Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal : Following Google+ data bug, Google will restrict developer access to Gmail starting Jan. 9 for apps that aren't email or productivity, worrying some developers   —  Some apps will be cut off from all Gmail data, others restricted from selling collected data or from using it to target advertising, Google said Monday

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Vietnamese online marketplace Sendo raises $51M Series B led by SBI Group, with participation from SoftBank and others, and says it has 300K sellers…

Jack Ellis / Tech in Asia : Vietnamese online marketplace Sendo raises $51M Series B led by SBI Group, with participation from SoftBank and others, and says it has 300K sellers   —  Major investment players like SoftBank and SBI Group are betting big on Vietnam's burgeoning ecommerce market with their latest investment.

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RevJet, which helps marketers test and manage digital advertising, offers ad-serving features like DoubleClick’s, raises $21M Series A led by Nautic…

Allison Schiff / AdExchanger : RevJet, which helps marketers test and manage digital advertising, offers ad-serving features like DoubleClick's, raises $21M Series A led by Nautic Partners   —  RevJet wants to be an operating system for the customer experience, and it's using a $21 million Series A round to get there.

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Facebook says it’s begun removing content violating its drug policies and has blocked hundreds of search terms and search suggestions associated with…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : Facebook says it's begun removing content violating its drug policies and has blocked hundreds of search terms and search suggestions associated with drug sales   —  Facebook's role in the opioid crisis could become another scandal following yesterday's release of harrowing new statistics from the Center for Disease Control.

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DoorDash raises $250M at a $4B valuation, says it met or exceeded most of metrics set during its March Series D and had 250% YoY growth in delivery…

Dan Primack / Axios : DoorDash raises $250M at a $4B valuation, says it met or exceeded most of metrics set during its March Series D and had 250% YoY growth in delivery volume   —  Food delivery startup DoorDash on Thursday said it has raised $250 million in new venture capital funding at a $4 billion post-money valuation.

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FCC documents reveal unannounced Samsung HMD Odyssey+ VR headset with same resolution per eye and field of view as the first Odyssey, new…

Ben Lang / Road to VR : FCC documents reveal unannounced Samsung HMD Odyssey+ VR headset with same resolution per eye and field of view as the first Odyssey, new “AMOLED+SFS” display   —  The Entire VR Industry in One Little Email  —  The Daily Roundup is our comprehensive coverage of the VR industry wrapped …

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