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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:50:07 -0400(image)
(image) Brandy Shaul / Adweek:
Samsung develops emoji/text “translator” messaging app Wemogee to help people with language disorders communicate; available April 28 on Android — Wemogee was created to help users with aphasia and other language disorders communicate — Samsung announced that it will launch Wemogee …
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:20:20 -0400(image)
(image) Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:
Palantir to pay $1.7M in back wages and other relief to settle Department of Labor suit claiming it had discriminated against Asian job applicants — Palantir Technologies, the Palo Alto-based data analytics company, has settled an administrative lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor last fall.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:00:16 -0400(image)
(image) Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
In setback for Uber, court denies Levandowski's request to use Fifth Amendment to prevent full disclosure of documents concerning Uber's purchase of Otto — Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of the legal battle between Google and Uber over driverless car technology, has suffered a setback.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:50:05 -0400(image)
(image) Anjali Athavaley / Reuters:
AT&T misses Q1 expectations on ~3% YoY drop in operating revenue and loss of 61K postpaid subscribers in North America — AT&T Inc's (T.N) quarterly revenue missed estimates on lower equipment sales, the company said on Tuesday, as customers held onto their phones longer and it lost wireless subscribers who pay a monthly bill.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:25:25 -0400(image)
(image) Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google and Intertrust debut PatentShield, which takes equity in return for helping startups defend against patent litigation by using their large IP portfolios — Google and Intertrust today announced the launch of PatentShield, a new program that aims to help defend startups from patent litigation …
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:43:29 -0400(image)
(image) Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian:
Thai man broadcasts killing his 11-month-old child with Facebook Live; the two clips, garnering 112K and 258K views, were taken down after 24 hours — Distressing footage of murder of 11-month old in Thailand was accessible to Facebook users for approximately 24 hours before being taken down
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:00:20 -0400(image)
(image) Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: Volkswagen-backed Gett in talks to buy Juno for ~$250M as Uber rivals consolidate; one source says the talks are at an advanced stage — As Uber continues to work through its many layers of turmoil as a business, its smaller rivals are seizing the moment and consolidating to double …
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:20:18 -0400(image)
(image) Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Inside Zuckerberg's and Facebook's evolving approach to misinformation and filter bubbles, now that the issues have been more openly acknowledged — Mark Zuckerberg now acknowledges the dangerous side of the social revolution he helped to start. But is the most powerful tool for connection …
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:30:05 -0400(image)
(image) Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Filing shows Yahoo's Marissa Mayer is set to make about $186M from Verizon deal based on current stock value, from options, restricted units, and shares — SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo shareholders will vote June 8 on whether to sell the company's internet businesses to Verizon Communications for $4.48 billion.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:55:05 -0400(image)
(image) Patrick Brzeski / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix signs licensing deal with iQiyi, one of China's top video streaming services and a subsidiary of the country's search giant Baidu — The streaming giant has been attempting to negotiate greater accesss to the huge Chinese market for several years. — Blocked by regulators …
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:55:07 -0400(image)
(image) Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: data management startup Rubrik is raising up to $200M at a $1B valuation led by IVP — Make way for another juggernaut amongst enterprise startups: Rubrik, a data backup company that only emerged from stealth in 2015, is in the process of raising between $150 million and $200 million …
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:50:18 -0400
(image) Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
AV provider Webroot mistakenly flagged Windows system files as malware, bricking millions of managed PCs worldwide; company is working on a fix — Windows' system files were flagged as malicious, and Facebook was marked as a phishing site. — Tough day for anyone running Webroot antivirus.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:25:24 -0400(image)
(image) Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google allows users to report offensive autocomplete suggestions and Featured Snippets, will show more authoritative content for obscure and infrequent queries — Google knows it has a search quality problem. It's been plagued since November with concerns about fake news …
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:05:16 -0400(image)
(image) Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook tests displaying links to fact-checks beside stories inside Related Articles widget — Facebook wants you to think about whether a headline is true and see other perspectives on the topic before you even read the article. In its next step against fake news, Facebook today begins testing …
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:55:16 -0400(image)
(image) Mark Walton / Ars Technica UK:
Google announces series of YouTuber-led “Internet Citizens” workshops in the UK designed to tackle the spread of online hate speech and fake news — Google has announced a series of workshops designed to apparently tackle the spread of online hate speech and fake news.