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As Snap hits an all-time low, sources describe Evan Spiegel’s instinctual and imperious management style that can stifle dissent and led to the…

Wall Street Journal : As Snap hits an all-time low, sources describe Evan Spiegel's instinctual and imperious management style that can stifle dissent and led to the redesign debacle   —  Snap, once seen as a viable competitor to Facebook, is struggling after the CEO ignored warnings about a redesign that proved unpopular

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Crew, a chat app targeting businesses that employ shift workers like multi-store retailers and fast-food chains, raises $35M Series C (Ingrid…

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch : Crew, a chat app targeting businesses that employ shift workers like multi-store retailers and fast-food chains, raises $35M Series C   —  When it comes to shift workers communicating with each other in the workplace when they are not face-to-face, gone are the days of cork announcement boards.

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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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A look at the state of crypto at the end of 2018 and a list of questions to consider as the ecosystem evolves in 2019 and beyond (Kyle…

Kyle Samani / Multicoin Capital : A look at the state of crypto at the end of 2018 and a list of questions to consider as the ecosystem evolves in 2019 and beyond   —  As 2018 comes to a close, we've been thinking about some of the big questions that crypto still needs to answer.  —  Although there is some clarity …

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How Shenzhen-based companies are branching out from making just hardware to making sophisticated products that combine hardware with software and AI…

MIT Technology Review : How Shenzhen-based companies are branching out from making just hardware to making sophisticated products that combine hardware with software and AI   —  Shenzhen flooded the world with cheap gadgets.  Can it now become what Silicon Valley never did—a global hub of innovation, entrepreneurship, and manufacturing?

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Neuro Kinetics, Allegheny Health Network Explore Effectiveness of a…

Study published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation – the official journal of the Brain Injury Association of America – Points to Potential of Video-Oculography Testing (PRWeb December 04, 2018) Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/neuro_kinetics_allegheny_health_network_explore_effectiveness_of_a_new_technology_for_sports_related_concussion_diagnosis/prweb15963060.htm

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Airbnb’s innovation lab Samara announces Backyard, an initiative to design and prototype new ways of building homes, starting in 2019 (Mark…

Mark Wilson / Fast Company : Airbnb's innovation lab Samara announces Backyard, an initiative to design and prototype new ways of building homes, starting in 2019   —  After launching a home-sharing revolution, Airbnb's founders started asking themselves, “What's next?”  They successfully created a global network …

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Law enforcement authorities, working with Microsoft, have arrested dozens of scammers in New Delhi behind fake PC virus pop-up alert ads over the past…

New York Times : Law enforcement authorities, working with Microsoft, have arrested dozens of scammers in New Delhi behind fake PC virus pop-up alert ads over the past month   —  MUMBAI, India — You know the messages.  They pop up on your computer screen with ominous warnings like, “Your computer has been infected with a virus.

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The US Army says Microsoft won a $480M contract for prototypes of AR systems for combat missions and training which could lead to 100K+ headset…

Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg : The US Army says Microsoft won a $480M contract for prototypes of AR systems for combat missions and training which could lead to 100K+ headset purchases   —  Microsoft Corp. has won a $480 million contract to supply prototypes for augmented reality systems to the Army for use on combat missions and in training, the Army said.

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Analysis of 14M tweets from May 2016 and March 2017 found bots accounted for 34% of shares of articles from low-credibility sources but were only 6%…

Daniel Funke / Poynter : Analysis of 14M tweets from May 2016 and March 2017 found bots accounted for 34% of shares of articles from low-credibility sources but were only 6% of accounts   —  Since the 2016 American election, there has been a lot of speculation about the role that bots played in spreading online misinformation.

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Amazon is using “neural text-to-speech” (NTTS) tech to develop new speaking styles for Alexa, will launch a newscaster style to read articles in a few…

James Vincent / The Verge : Amazon is using “neural text-to-speech” (NTTS) tech to develop new speaking styles for Alexa, will launch a newscaster style to read articles in a few weeks   —  Amazon is using AI to develop new speaking styles for Alexa, including a newscaster voice for reading articles

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