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Head of Google Translate on gender-specific translations, tackling bias in training data, and why Translate turned nonsense messages into religious…

James Vincent / The Verge : Head of Google Translate on gender-specific translations, tackling bias in training data, and why Translate turned nonsense messages into religious prophecies   —  An interview with Google's Macduff Hughes  —  You might remember a spate of news stories last year about Google Translate spitting …

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Accenture will begin selling SynOps, a robotic process automation system that it claims was used internally to automate tasks and redeploy about…

Jeremy Kahn / Bloomberg : Accenture will begin selling SynOps, a robotic process automation system that it claims was used internally to automate tasks and redeploy about 40,000 workers   —  - Company unveils new system to help firms streamline work  — Consulting firm says clients testing system saved millions

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Lucy Peng, an original Alibaba co-founder, steps down as CEO of Lazada after 9 months, will be replaced by Lazada’s Executive President Pierre…

Jon Russell / TechCrunch : Lucy Peng, an original Alibaba co-founder, steps down as CEO of Lazada after 9 months, will be replaced by Lazada's Executive President Pierre Poignant   —  Alibaba has reshuffled the leadership at Lazada, its e-commerce firm in Southeast Asia, after CEO Lucy Peng — an original Alibaba co-founder …

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The recklessness of Uber and Tesla in their development of autonomous cars risks alienating a public already wary of self-driving vehicles (Brian…

Brian Merchant / Gizmodo : The recklessness of Uber and Tesla in their development of autonomous cars risks alienating a public already wary of self-driving vehicles   —  Autonomous vehicles were supposed to make driving safer, and they may yet—some of the more optimistic research indicates self-driving cars could save tens …

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Profile of MindGeek, which owns 9 of the top 15 porn sites worldwide, has 125M visits per day, and whose bandwidth use exceeds that of Facebook or…

Aisha Hassan / Quartz : Profile of MindGeek, which owns 9 of the top 15 porn sites worldwide, has 125M visits per day, and whose bandwidth use exceeds that of Facebook or Amazon   —  The biggest and perhaps best source of data about what people like to watch on the internet and what they would pay for doesn't come …

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How WhatsApp fuels fake news and violence in India, where a police officer says people can live without oxygen, “but without WhatsApp they will die”…

Timothy McLaughlin / Wired : How WhatsApp fuels fake news and violence in India, where a police officer says people can live without oxygen, “but without WhatsApp they will die”   —  BY THE TIME police arrived in the hamlet of Rainpada on July 1, 2018, the village council office was the scene of a massacre.

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The Cydia Store, an app store for jailbroken iOS devices, is shutting down; its creator says it was losing money and he doesn’t want to maintain it…

Peter Cao / 9to5Mac : The Cydia Store, an app store for jailbroken iOS devices, is shutting down; its creator says it was losing money and he doesn't want to maintain it   —  After many years of being available to users as a way to fully customize the operating system, the Cydia Store (which was only available to jailbroken devices) is today shutting down.

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The Cydia Store, an app store for jailbroken iOS devices, is shutting down its payments backend (Peter Cao/9to5Mac)

Peter Cao / 9to5Mac : The Cydia Store, an app store for jailbroken iOS devices, is shutting down its payments backend   —  After many years of being available to users as a way to fully customize the operating system, the backbone that handles purchases on Cydia (which was only available to jailbroken devices) is today shutting down.

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Propel raises $12.8M Series A from a16z, Kleiner Perkins, Omidyar, others for its Fresh EBT app to check food stamp/SNAP balances and find stores to…

Anthony Ha / TechCrunch : Propel raises $12.8M Series A from a16z, Kleiner Perkins, Omidyar, others for its Fresh EBT app to check food stamp/SNAP balances and find stores to use them   —  Propel, maker of the Fresh EBT app for managing food stamps and other benefits, announced today that it has raised $12.8 million in Series A funding.

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How LA-based Brud is working to turn CGI-based characters into social media celebrities, like its Miquela, which has 1.5M Instagram followers (Wall…

Wall Street Journal : How LA-based Brud is working to turn CGI-based characters into social media celebrities, like its Miquela, which has 1.5M Instagram followers   —  ‘Lil Miquela’ tests power of fabricated social-media celebrity, and investor interest in fake characters  —  Miquela Sousa, who recently graced billboards …

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Report: Facebook renamed Building 8, its hardware skunkworks lab, to Portal after the device launched, moved more experimental projects to Facebook…

Nick Statt / The Verge : Report: Facebook renamed Building 8, its hardware skunkworks lab, to Portal after the device launched, moved more experimental projects to Facebook Reality Labs   —  The hardware group is now focused on Portal and other projects, while far-off ideas are part of Reality Labs

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GE to spin out its industrial IoT software business into a separate company with $1.2B in revenue, sell 90% of ServiceMax to Silver Lake for an…

Forbes : GE to spin out its industrial IoT software business into a separate company with $1.2B in revenue, sell 90% of ServiceMax to Silver Lake for an undisclosed sum   —  By Nigel Fenwick, Vice President, Principal Analyst; Frank Gillett, Vice President, Principal Analyst; Michele Pelino, Principal Analyst; Paul Miller, Senior Analyst

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