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Get your tickets to the Disrupt London Hackathon nowmjburnsy

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:00:37 +0000

The very long wait is over, hackathon fans. Disrupt London 2016 is just around the corner, and we’re thrilled to announce the release of the first wave of tickets to the Disrupt London Hackathon. The Hackathon takes place December 3-4 at London’s beautiful Copper Box Arena, and we hope you’ll join us. Those of you looking to spend the weekend before Disrupt coding and… Read More(image)

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Honeycomb, a TV and video ad management startup from Adstream founders, scores £3M Series AHoneycomb%2C%20a%20TV%20and%20video%20ad%20management%20startup%20from%20Adstream%20founders%2C%20scores%20%C2%A33M%20Series%26nbsp%3BAHoneycomb.tvSteve O'Hear

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:00:57 +0000

(image)  Honeycomb, a TV and video ad management platform founded by James Carpenter and Richard Carter, who both previously founded Adstream, has raised £3 million in Series A funding. It follows a £1 million “friends and family” round in May this year. Read More(image)

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Cuban: AT&T-Time Warner will create more competitionCuban%3A%20AT%26amp%3BT-Time%20Warner%20will%20create%20more%26nbsp%3Bcompetitioncuban6roofkatie

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:08:39 +0000

(image)  While many people are arguing that the proposed $85 billion AT&T and Time Warner deal would be bad for consumer choice, billionaire Mark Cuban has a contrarian viewpoint. The merger would lead to “more competition” he tells TechCrunch. Cuban, who made his money through a different media acquisition, thinks the combination would help challenge the tech giants like Facebook,… Read More(image)

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WTF is machine learning?WTF%20is%20machine%26nbsp%3Blearning%3Fwtf-machine-learningjmannes16screen-shot-2016-10-23-at-1-47-20-pmBoy with a computer

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 03:01:15 +0000

(image)  It’s no coincidence that Alan Turing, one of the most influential computer scientists of all time, started his 1950 treatise on computing with the question “Can machines think?” From our science fiction to our research labs, we have long questioned whether the creation of artificial versions of ourselves will somehow help us uncover the origin of our own consciousness… Read More(image)

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What we learned about Elon Musk’s Mars plan in his Reddit AMAWhat%20we%20learned%20about%20Elon%20Musk%26%238217%3Bs%20Mars%20plan%20in%20his%20Reddit%26nbsp%3BAMAmusk-marsemcalthespacegalSpaceX ITS system architecture / Image courtesy of SpaceXSpaceX carbon fiber oxygen tank model for ITS booster / Image courtesy of SpaceX

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:15:34 +0000

(image)  Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX, hosted a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” this afternoon. He noted that the AMA should focus on SpaceX’s plans for Mars, which Musk revealed during the International Astronautical Congress last month. This will be under /r/spacex, not the general AMA. Meant to be supplemental to the IAC talk. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 23, 2016… Read More(image)

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The NFL: Twitter’s Kingmaker?The%20NFL%3A%20Twitter%E2%80%99s%26nbsp%3BKingmaker%3Ftwitter-nfldavidalanriggs

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:57 +0000

(image)  The NFL has a distinguished history of successful partnerships with upstart media companies. When it became the home of Sunday Night Football in 1987, ESPN’s unprecedented growth accelerated. In 1993, the NFL sold its NFC Sunday afternoon package to Fox, firmly establishing it as the fourth major broadcast network in the U.S. This fall the NFL is working with another new media partner… Read More(image)

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UK spy agency GCHQ paid NZ firm Endace to power Internet fiber-optic tapsUK%20spy%20agency%20GCHQ%20paid%20NZ%20firm%20Endace%20to%20power%20Internet%20fiber-optic%26nbsp%3BtapsEndace network recordingnelomasscreen-shot-2016-10-23-at-10-29-14-pm

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:28:37 +0000

(image)  The 2013 Snowden documents revealed UK intelligence agency GCHQ to be tapping into the undersea cables that carry Internet traffic, covertly gathering vast amounts of digital comms data under a surveillance program code-named Tempora — apparently with the help of commercial partners. Read More(image)

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Happy 15th Birthday, iPodHappy%2015th%20Birthday%2C%26nbsp%3BiPodscreen-shot-2016-10-23-at-5-43-16-pmshieberj

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:39:22 +0000

(image)  It’s been 15 years since Apple first released the classic iPod. It was the first device to usher in what would become, in many respects, the age of Apple. Since its launch Apple’s mobile products have become (to many people) the gold standard. Other folks had launched digital music players before Apple. But none had Apple’s cache, or the weight of iTunes’ amazing… Read More(image)

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Advancements in artificial intelligence should be kept in the public eyeAdvancements%20in%20artificial%20intelligence%20should%20be%20kept%20in%20the%20public%26nbsp%3Beyerobot ai laptop wardavidalanriggs

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:00:03 +0000

(image)  Artificial intelligence allows machines to reason and interact with the world, and it’s evolving at a breakneck pace. Now consider that most of our data, the best minds in the business and more computing power than you could ever imagine sit with just a handful of companies. Indeed, only a few companies in the world are able to understand the true potential — and the current… Read More(image)

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Driverless cars will be widespread by 2020Driverless%20cars%20will%20be%20widespread%20by%26nbsp%3B2020shieberj

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:30:15 +0000

By the 2020 election driverless cars will have become ubiquitous, according to Rahul Sonnad, a co-founder of the zero-emission ride-sharing startup Tesloop. The impact, he predicts, will be “completely transformative.” Read More(image)

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The banana republic of big dataThe%20banana%20republic%20of%20big%26nbsp%3Bdatagovernmentdatadavidalanriggs

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:00:40 +0000

(image)  There’s a reason Americans feel dispossessed by their government. We citizens have fewer and fewer opportunities for substantive interaction with our leaders. Corporate-funded organizations and narrow interest advocacy campaigns stand in as proxies for citizens as the distance grows between leaders and those they represent. This distance changes the dynamics of democracy. Read More(image)

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AT&T’s new streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interestingAT%26amp%3BT%26%238217%3Bs%20new%20streaming%20service%2C%20DirecTV%20Now%2C%20just%20got%20a%20lot%20more%26nbsp%3Binteresting946_432_newsroom_release_twsarahintampa

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:30:38 +0000

(image)  AT&T’s soon-to-launch live streaming service, DirecTV Now, just got a lot more interesting following AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. Announced earlier this year, DirectTV Now was already an anticipated new arrival on the cord-cutting scene, thanks to its plans to stream more than 100 live channels over the Internet without having to agree to traditional pay TV contract. Read More(image)

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Weengs, a shipping service for online sellers, picks up backing from LocalGlobe, Cherry, and SeedcampWeengs%2C%20a%20shipping%20service%20for%20online%20sellers%2C%20picks%20up%20backing%20from%20LocalGlobe%2C%20Cherry%2C%20and%26nbsp%3BSeedcampWeengsSteve O'Hear

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:00:18 +0000

(image)  Weengs, a U.K. startup that has developed a shipping service for small retailers and online sellers that takes care of the hand and leg work (quite literally) required to send out orders, has picked up £2.2 million in backing. It plans to use the capital to expand beyond London, including other cities in Europe. Read More(image)

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Adtech isn’t dead, it just has a lot of dead weightAdtech%20isn%26%238217%3Bt%20dead%2C%20it%20just%20has%20a%20lot%20of%20dead%26nbsp%3Bweightadvertising technologydavidalanriggs

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:00:27 +0000

(image)  LUMAScapes map the constellations and clusters of the digital advertising universe. For many years, that universe, like our own, was ever-expanding. But also like our universe, there’s debate about whether it will continue to expand or end in a big crunch. I would argue the latter is happening — and happening now. Read More(image)

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Confirmed: AT&T is buying Time Warner for $85.4B in cash and sharesConfirmed%3A%20AT%26amp%3BT%20is%20buying%20Time%20Warner%20for%20%2485.4B%20in%20cash%20and%26nbsp%3Bsharestimewarner-att1ingridlunden

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:02:34 +0000

(image)  After days of speculation, the deal is now official: AT&T is acquiring Time Warner for $85 billion in a mix of cash and shares, paving the way for another behemoth in the converged media horizon. The final acquisition price will be $107.50 per share, paid in half cash and half AT&T stock. This means that for each outstanding share of Time Warner stock investors will receive $53.75… Read More(image)

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Heading for a national healthcare walletHeading%20for%20a%20national%20healthcare%26nbsp%3Bwalletmobile health, tabletdavidalanriggs

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:00:03 +0000

(image)  Later this year, Anthem, Cigna, Aetna and Humana will all argue their respective mergers don’t run afoul of antitrust laws. Aetna also announced it was pulling out of 538 of the 778 county health insurance exchanges in 2017 due to lack of profit potential. After a honeymoon period, corporate healthcare providers are measuring the Affordable Care Act’s impact. Read More(image)

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Doctor Strange’s science consultant talks about consciousness and the multiverseDoctor%20Strange%26%238217%3Bs%20science%20consultant%20talks%20about%20consciousness%20and%20the%26nbsp%3BmultiverseDoctor Strangeanthha

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:46:14 +0000

(image)  Why does Doctor Strange need a science consultant? The Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t exactly known for its scientific accuracy, and with his psychedelic, magic powers, the character of Doctor Strange (created by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee, and played in the film by Benedict Cumberbatch) goes even further into fantasy. Nonetheless, astrophysicist Adam Frank served as science consultant on… Read More(image)

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