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YouTube starts rolling out a new feature on iOS that will let viewers swipe right or left to navigate between videos, coming to Android devices later…

Eleanor Cummins / Popular Science : YouTube starts rolling out a new feature on iOS that will let viewers swipe right or left to navigate between videos, coming to Android devices later this year   —  The design team tells us how they made swipe happen.  —  Tapping is so last year.  That's why YouTube began rolling …

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Trump administration proposes rules to remove waiver requirements for operating drones at night and over populated areas (David Shepardson/Reuters)

David Shepardson / Reuters : Trump administration proposes rules to remove waiver requirements for operating drones at night and over populated areas   —  (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Monday proposed rules that would allow drones to operate over populated areas and end a requirement for special permits for night use …

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Apple’s FoundationDB says it is open sourcing FoundationDB Record Layer, which powers CloudKit and offers schema management, indexing, and query…

Chance Miller / 9to5Mac : Apple's FoundationDB says it is open sourcing FoundationDB Record Layer, which powers CloudKit and offers schema management, indexing, and query capabilities   —  Apple originally acquired FoundationDB in 2015, and last April it announced that it was making the cloud database open source.

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HSBC says it processed over 3M FX transactions worth ~$250B using blockchain tech in 2018 and plans to make its FX Everywhere platform commercially…

Eva Szalay / Financial Times : HSBC says it processed over 3M FX transactions worth ~$250B using blockchain tech in 2018 and plans to make its FX Everywhere platform commercially available   —  HSBC is leaning more heavily on blockchain-based tools to handle the fiddly processes behind foreign-exchange trades …

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Autonomous vehicle startup Zoox names Intel exec Aicha Evans as CEO, making her one of the most high-profile black women running a Silicon Valley tech…

Tim Higgins / Wall Street Journal : Autonomous vehicle startup Zoox names Intel exec Aicha Evans as CEO, making her one of the most high-profile black women running a Silicon Valley tech company   —  The Senegal native will become one of the most high-profile black women running a Silicon Valley tech company

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Salesforce announces AI-powered APIs for Commerce Cloud that let developers add recommendations, visual search, and inventory availability to their…

Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet : Salesforce announces AI-powered APIs for Commerce Cloud that let developers add recommendations, visual search, and inventory availability to their apps   —  The CRM giant is rolling out a series of update to Commerce Cloud that aim to expand the footprint of the platform.

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WeChat adds a Snapchat-like Stories feature called Time Capsule that lets users upload videos of up to 15 seconds that disappear after 24 hours (Rita…

Rita Liao / TechCrunch : WeChat adds a Snapchat-like Stories feature called Time Capsule that lets users upload videos of up to 15 seconds that disappear after 24 hours   —  WeChat, the Chinese messaging giant with over 1 billion monthly active users around the world, just added a Snap-like ephemeral video feature as part of its biggest overhaul since 2014.

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Artificial general intelligence is far from being a reality because AI systems of today do not use intrinsic knowledge about the world to predict and…

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat : Artificial general intelligence is far from being a reality because AI systems of today do not use intrinsic knowledge about the world to predict and plan   —  Forecasting musical taste.  Detecting metastatic tumors.  Generating synthetic scans of brain cancer.  Creating virtual environments from real-world videos.

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How Alexa has used machine learning to get smarter over the last year, with a 25% error rate reduction, carrying over context from one query to the…

Brian Barrett / Wired : How Alexa has used machine learning to get smarter over the last year, with a 25% error rate reduction, carrying over context from one query to the next, more   —  IT'S FAIR TO say that when Amazon introduced the first Echo speaker in the fall of 2014, most people weren't quite sure what to make of it.

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HQ Trivia to launch HQ Words tonight, a Wheel of Fortune-style game that’s been in closed beta for months, and reinstalls Rus Yusupov as CEO (Josh…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : HQ Trivia to launch HQ Words tonight, a Wheel of Fortune-style game that's been in closed beta for months, and reinstalls Rus Yusupov as CEO   —  HQ's expansion beyond trivia emerges from beta tonight, but the question is whether it's different and accessible enough to revive the startup's growth.

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HQ Trivia launches HQ Words, a Wheel of Fortune-style game that’s been in closed beta for months, and reinstalls Rus Yusupov as CEO (Josh…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : HQ Trivia launches HQ Words, a Wheel of Fortune-style game that's been in closed beta for months, and reinstalls Rus Yusupov as CEO   —  HQ's expansion beyond trivia is emerging from beta, but the question is whether it's different and accessible enough to revive the startup's growth.

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A look at Joel Kaplan’s growing sway at Facebook as he pushed against News Feed changes designed to reduce polarization, promoted The Daily Caller…

Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal : A look at Joel Kaplan's growing sway at Facebook as he pushed against News Feed changes designed to reduce polarization, promoted The Daily Caller partnership   —  Joel Kaplan has emerged as the social-media site's protector against allegations of political bias

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Profile of Epic Systems, a privately held healthcare software company based in Wisconsin that claims to hold medical records for more than 50% of US…

Kate Kelly / New York Times : Profile of Epic Systems, a privately held healthcare software company based in Wisconsin that claims to hold medical records for more than 50% of US patients   —  The engineers at Epic Systems work on a campus full of childish whimsy but also sit in on open-heart surgery.

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