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Conversations with execs at the World Economic Forum reveal that many are racing toward automation to stay ahead of competition regardless of impact…

Kevin Roose / New York Times : Conversations with execs at the World Economic Forum reveal that many are racing toward automation to stay ahead of competition regardless of impact on workers   —  DAVOS, Switzerland — They'll never admit it in public, but many of your bosses want machines to replace you as soon as possible.

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How Quibi’s Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman are landing top talent in movies, TV, and other media ahead of the mobile video platform’s launch by…

Sheila Marikar / Fortune : How Quibi's Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman are landing top talent in movies, TV, and other media ahead of the mobile video platform's launch by year's end   —  The movie mogul (Disney, DreamWorks Animation) and tech executive (eBay, Hewlett Packard) are aiming for short-form glory with the well-funded Quibi.

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Counterpoint Research: India was the world’s fastest growing smartphone market in 2018 with ~145.2M smartphones shipped, up 10% YoY; Xiaomi was the…

Manish Singh / VentureBeat : Counterpoint Research: India was the world's fastest growing smartphone market in 2018 with ~145.2M smartphones shipped, up 10% YoY; Xiaomi was the top vendor   —  As smartphone shipments drop globally and in most individual markets, including the U.S. and China, at least one region is reporting an unusual …

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Florida-based Finxact, which helps banks upgrade their legacy backend infrastructure and offer modern digital services via a cloud-based platform,…

Anna Irrera / Reuters : Florida-based Finxact, which helps banks upgrade their legacy backend infrastructure and offer modern digital services via a cloud-based platform, raises $30M   —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Accenture Plc, SunTrust Banks Inc and the American Bankers Association, a trade group for U.S. banks …

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Canada-based 7shifts, which uses AI to forecast staffing needs and help manage the workforces of 250K+ restaurants worldwide, raises $10M Series A…

Isabelle Kirkwood / BetaKit : Canada-based 7shifts, which uses AI to forecast staffing needs and help manage the workforces of 250K+ restaurants worldwide, raises $10M Series A   —  Saskatoon-based restaurant labour management platform, 7shifts, announced Thursday it has raised $10 million USD in a Series A funding round led by Napier Park Financial Partners.

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Apple’s first beta of iOS 12.2 for developers includes images of a magazine subscription service, rumored since Apple first bought Texture (Guilherme…

Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac : Apple's first beta of iOS 12.2 for developers includes images of a magazine subscription service, rumored since Apple first bought Texture   —  There have been rumors about an Apple News subscription service since mid-2018, starting with a report by Bloomberg that said Apple was planing …

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Responding to reports of a planned streaming video service, T-mobile hints it will just launch a “snackable content app” on its Metro brand next month…

Julia Alexander / The Verge : Responding to reports of a planned streaming video service, T-mobile hints it will just launch a “snackable content app” on its Metro brand next month   —  What you'd heard was wrong  —  T-Mobile is gearing up to launch a free mobile TV streaming service …

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Sources: BuzzFeed and Group Nine have discussed merger; companies have ties via BuzzFeed’s chairman Ken Lerer and his son Ben Lerer, CEO at Group Nine…

Peter Kafka / Recode : Sources: BuzzFeed and Group Nine have discussed merger; companies have ties via BuzzFeed's chairman Ken Lerer and his son Ben Lerer, CEO at Group Nine   —  BuzzFeed is cutting costs and getting leaner, but it still wants to get bigger — by exploring a deal with Group Nine.

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Study of registered US voters in 2016: 6.7% of all news consumed on Twitter was fake news, 1% of users were exposed to 80.0% of it, and 0.1% shared…

Science : Study of registered US voters in 2016: 6.7% of all news consumed on Twitter was fake news, 1% of users were exposed to 80.0% of it, and 0.1% shared 79.8% of it   —  There was a proliferation of fake news during the 2016 election cycle.  Grinberg et al. analyzed Twitter data by matching Twitter accounts …

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Coinbase partners with TurboTax, will allow its customers to upload their transactions, gains, and losses in 2018 to TurboTax Premier to help file…

Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk : Coinbase partners with TurboTax, will allow its customers to upload their transactions, gains, and losses in 2018 to TurboTax Premier to help file crypto taxes   —  Coinbase customers who need to file taxes in the U.S. this year can get a boost from TurboTax, the tax-filing software offered by Intuit Consumer Tax Group.

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Unsealed documents show Facebook orchestrated a multi-year effort that duped children who played video games into spending their parents’ money…

Nathan Halverson / Reveal : Unsealed documents show Facebook orchestrated a multi-year effort that duped children who played video games into spending their parents' money   —  Facebook orchestrated a multi-year effort that duped children and their parents out of money, in some cases hundreds or even thousands of dollars …

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Unsealed documents show how Facebook orchestrated a multi-year effort that duped children who played video games into spending their parents’ money…

Nathan Halverson / Reveal : Unsealed documents show how Facebook orchestrated a multi-year effort that duped children who played video games into spending their parents' money   —  Facebook orchestrated a multi-year effort that duped children and their parents out of money, in some cases hundreds or even thousands of dollars …

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Amazon’s Rekognition mistakes women as men 19% of the time, and darker-skinned women as men 31% of the time, more than similar services from IBM and…

Natasha Singer / New York Times : Amazon's Rekognition mistakes women as men 19% of the time, and darker-skinned women as men 31% of the time, more than similar services from IBM and Microsoft   —  In new tests, Amazon's system had more difficulty identifying the gender of female and darker-skinned faces than similar services from IBM and Microsoft.

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As the number of US students studying computer science doubled to over 106,000 from 2013 to 2017, the supply of professors is struggling to keep up…

Natasha Singer / New York Times : As the number of US students studying computer science doubled to over 106,000 from 2013 to 2017, the supply of professors is struggling to keep up   —  Lured by the prospect of high-salary, high-status jobs, college students are rushing in record numbers to study computer science.

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