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March 2019 Marks the 34th Music In Our Schools Month® Celebrating…

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) recognizes March as the thirty-fourth annual Music In Our Schools Month® or MIOSM(TM). This school year’s MIOSM theme is “All Music. All... (PRWeb February 28, 2019) Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/march_2019_marks_the_34th_music_in_our_schools_month_celebrating_music_education/prweb16137612.htm

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Source: Vision Fund is in talks to invest up to $1.5B in Chinese used car trading platform guazi.com in a deal that would value the company at $8.5B…

Reuters : Source: Vision Fund is in talks to invest up to $1.5B in Chinese used car trading platform guazi.com in a deal that would value the company at $8.5B pre-money   —  HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - The SoftBank-led Vision Fund is in talks to invest up to $1.5 billion in Chinese used car trading platform Guazi.com …

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How a 14-year-old developer from Hong Kong built Timeless, an app that uses an AI and facial recognition to help Alzheimer’s patients identify people…

South China Morning Post : How a 14-year-old developer from Hong Kong built Timeless, an app that uses an AI and facial recognition to help Alzheimer's patients identify people in photos   —  For many teenagers, their lives typically might revolve around schoolwork and spending time with friends.  Not so for Emma Yang.

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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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A look inside Blind’s anonymous chat forum used by Google employees shows transphobic and racist comments and messages critical of Google’s diversity…

Jennings Brown / Gizmodo : A look inside Blind's anonymous chat forum used by Google employees shows transphobic and racist comments and messages critical of Google's diversity efforts   —  In early January, Google systems reliability engineer Liz Fong-Jones announced she was leaving the company after 11 years …

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The central banks of Saudi Arabia and UAE launch a trial project for a cryptocurrency called Aber, to facilitate financial settlements between the two…

Yogita Khatri / CoinDesk : The central banks of Saudi Arabia and UAE launch a trial project for a cryptocurrency called Aber, to facilitate financial settlements between the two countries   —  The central banks of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have jointly launched a digital currency trial.

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DeepSolar Project, using machine learning and 1B+ satellite images, claims it found 1.47M solar installations in the US, much more than commonly cited…

Meghan Brown / ENGINEERING.com : DeepSolar Project, using machine learning and 1B+ satellite images, claims it found 1.47M solar installations in the US, much more than commonly cited estimates   —  Solar power installations have been increasing in both the residential and commercial spaces, but it is nearly impossible …

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With 100M devices sold, Alexa has achieved some level of product-market fit, but Amazon is still looking for Alexa’s strategic place within its…

Benedict Evans : With 100M devices sold, Alexa has achieved some level of product-market fit, but Amazon is still looking for Alexa's strategic place within its business   —  Amazon's Alexa has been a huge, impressive and unexpected achievement.  Amazon created a category from scratch and left both the AI leader Google …

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As NYC’s driver minimum wage law goes into effect, Uber increases its prices and Lyft sues NYC’s Taxi and Limousine Commission and says prices will…

Sara Ashley O'Brien / CNN : As NYC's driver minimum wage law goes into effect, Uber increases its prices and Lyft sues NYC's Taxi and Limousine Commission and says prices will increase   —  New York (CNN Business)Uber and Lyft customers will have to pay more for their rides as a result of the first-of-its-kind driver minimum wage law in New York City.

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Instacart says it will roll out a $3 batch minimum fee for drivers over the coming days after Instacart inadvertently paid a driver 80 cents for a…

Sean Captain / Fast Company : Instacart says it will roll out a $3 batch minimum fee for drivers over the coming days after Instacart inadvertently paid a driver 80 cents for a delivery run   —  In the algorithm-driven gig economy, it's sometimes hard for workers to know how much they're actually getting paid.

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Report: Bill Stasior no longer in charge of Siri as team’s strategy shifts from minor updates to long-term research as part new Apple AI chief’s…

Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider : Report: Bill Stasior no longer in charge of Siri as team's strategy shifts from minor updates to long-term research as part new Apple AI chief's restructuring   —  Apple executive Bill Stasior, who has led the Siri team since joining the company in 2012, has been removed as head of the project …

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Source: Spotify in advanced talks to acquire popular podcast producer Gimlet for $200M+; Gimlet would be Spotify’s first purchase of an original…

Peter Kafka / Recode : Source: Spotify in advanced talks to acquire popular podcast producer Gimlet for $200M+; Gimlet would be Spotify's first purchase of an original content maker   —  Spotify wants to break out of the music streaming business.  Gimlet, the company behind shows like Crimetown and Reply All, can help.

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Snopes pulls out of Facebook partnership, says Facebook’s closed, manual fact-checking entry system is too labor intensive and fails to benefit the…

Daniel Funke / Poynter : Snopes pulls out of Facebook partnership, says Facebook's closed, manual fact-checking entry system is too labor intensive and fails to benefit the whole web   —  Snopes is no longer debunking misinformation in partnership with Facebook.  In a statement published Friday …

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