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AI needs to be taught everyday common sense, not just pattern recognition, to overcome the limits of deep learning and produce safer, more useful…

Clive Thompson / Wired : AI needs to be taught everyday common sense, not just pattern recognition, to overcome the limits of deep learning and produce safer, more useful devices   —  FIVE YEARS AGO, the coders at DeepMind, a London-based artificial intelligence company, watched excitedly as an AI taught itself to play a classic arcade game.

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Sources provide a behind-the-scenes account of Amazon’s HQ2 selection process, say the company made the decision to split HQ2 in two in September…

Wall Street Journal : Sources provide a behind-the-scenes account of Amazon's HQ2 selection process, say the company made the decision to split HQ2 in two in September   —  For months, cities vied for Amazon's second headquarters while some executives were realizing that no single place would fulfill its requirements

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IAB data shows digital ad spending in the first half of 2018 reached $49.5B, up 23% YoY, with mobile accounting for 63% of the total, up from 54% last…

Anthony Ha / TechCrunch : IAB data shows digital ad spending in the first half of 2018 reached $49.5B, up 23% YoY, with mobile accounting for 63% of the total, up from 54% last year   —  The online advertising business continues to grow at double digit rates, according to the latest report from the Interactive Advertising Bureau …

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Critics say Amazon’s promises to bring jobs and spur economic development aren’t enough to make up for the concessions it has received for its new…

Louise Matsakis / Wired : Critics say Amazon's promises to bring jobs and spur economic development aren't enough to make up for the concessions it has received for its new headquarters   —  AFTER A 14-MONTH search, Amazon announced Tuesday that it will open a pair of regional offices in two major metropolitan areas …

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Facebook, Google, and Twitter are partnering in a new coalition, Tech Together to Fight the Opioid Crisis, to help those struggling with addiction…

Kevin Martin / Facebook : Facebook, Google, and Twitter are partnering in a new coalition, Tech Together to Fight the Opioid Crisis, to help those struggling with addiction   —  The opioid crisis continues to scourge families and communities.  Everyone can play a role to help those in need and tech companies are no exception.

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Snap says it’s responded to subpoenas from the DOJ and SEC about its IPO, following a suit alleging Snap misled the public on how Instagram affected…

Alison Frankel / Reuters : Snap says it's responded to subpoenas from the DOJ and SEC about its IPO, following a suit alleging Snap misled the public on how Instagram affected its growth   —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission have subpoenaed Snap Inc (SNAP.N) …

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Amazon says it has more than 10,000 employees working on its Alexa virtual assistant and Echo devices, up from 5,000 in September 2017 (Douglas…

Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal : Amazon says it has more than 10,000 employees working on its Alexa virtual assistant and Echo devices, up from 5,000 in September 2017   —  Number of employees doubles the staff in that division a little more than a year ago  —  LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.— Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -.35% …

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Amazon says it has more than 10,000 employees working on its Alexa virtual assistant and Echo devices, up from 5,000 in September 2017 (Douglas…

Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal : Amazon says it has more than 10,000 employees working on its Alexa virtual assistant and Echo devices, up from 5,000 in September 2017   —  Number of employees doubles the staff in that division a little more than a year ago  —  LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.— Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -.35% …

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Waymo CEO says its driverless car service will be available first in Phoenix and will charge individuals as well as businesses that want to shuttle…

Wall Street Journal : Waymo CEO says its driverless car service will be available first in Phoenix and will charge individuals as well as businesses that want to shuttle customers   —  Waymo, which has been testing the program in the Phoenix area, has spent years and driven millions of miles to develop the technology

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Spotify launches in 13 markets across the Middle East and North Africa, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, with a fully Arabic user…

Variety : Spotify launches in 13 markets across the Middle East and North Africa, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, with a fully Arabic user experience   —  As expected, today Spotify announced that it has launches its service in 13 new markets in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing the service to 78 markets in total.

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Microsoft fixes a zero-day escalation of privilege bug in Windows after Kaspersky Lab researchers noticed multiple cyber-espionage groups exploiting…

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet : Microsoft fixes a zero-day escalation of privilege bug in Windows after Kaspersky Lab researchers noticed multiple cyber-espionage groups exploiting it   —  Kaspersky: Windows zero-day exploited by multiple cyber-espionage groups.  —  Microsoft released today its monthly roll-up of security patches known as Patch Tuesday.

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EE says it will launch 5G in 2019 in the busiest parts of London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham, and Manchester, and in 10 more cities later…

Steve Ranger / ZDNet : EE says it will launch 5G in 2019 in the busiest parts of London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham, and Manchester, and in 10 more cities later in year   —  EE's rollout to the 1,500 busiest sites in the UK will start in 2019, but don't expect 5G autonomous cars or smart cities just yet.

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Google’s G Suite Twitter account is the latest to get hacked to promote a crypto scam, joining companies like Target, which had its account hacked…

Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge : Google's G Suite Twitter account is the latest to get hacked to promote a crypto scam, joining companies like Target, which had its account hacked this morning   —  Another major account has fallen victim  —  Google's official G Suite Twitter account is the latest victim of an ongoing bitcoin scam …

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Sources: Bitmain claimed it had $1.25B in 2017 profits during the pre-IPO $400M+ Series B in June of 2018, while its IPO prospectus says it earned…

Financial Times : Sources: Bitmain claimed it had $1.25B in 2017 profits during the pre-IPO $400M+ Series B in June of 2018, while its IPO prospectus says it earned just ~$700M   —  Bitmain Technologies, the world's largest maker of cryptocurrency mining hardware, has stated significantly smaller profits …

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