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Google will make page speed a factor in mobile search ranking starting in JulyGoogle%20will%20make%20page%20speed%20a%20factor%20in%20mobile%20search%20ranking%20starting%20in%26nbsp%3BJulygoogle search app iossarahintampa

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:19:02 +0000

(image)  Google today announced a significant change in how it ranks websites for mobile searches: it will now take page speed into consideration as one of its signals, the company says. The change, which Google is referring to as the “Speed Update,” will go into effect in July 2018, and will downrank very slow websites under certain conditions. Though speed will become more of a factor… Read More

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Planning your startup’s acquisition just got easier with Slack’s private shared channelsPlanning%20your%20startup%26%238217%3Bs%20acquisition%20just%20got%20easier%20with%20Slack%26%238217%3Bs%20private%20shared%26nbsp%3BchannelsContemporary desk Workplace with Supplies Concept.fitztepper

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:34 +0000

(image)  A few months ago Slack launched a beta feature called Shared Channels, which let two organizations share a common channel. So for example a startup could have a channel that it shared with its PR firm or lawyers. But sometimes discussions between two companies are too sensitive for the entire company to see, so today slack is rolling out Private Shared Channels. Also still in beta, the… Read More

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Facebook “Watch Party” lets Groups view videos simultaneouslyFacebook%20%26%238220%3BWatch%20Party%26%238221%3B%20lets%20Groups%20view%20videos%26nbsp%3BsimultaneouslyFacebook Watch Partyjoshsc

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:20 +0000

(image)  Facebook’s turning its push for well-being through active, not passive, content consumption into a feature with its new test of “Watch Party”. It allows Group admins to pick any public video on Facebook and show it to their members at the same time with a dedicated comment reel to create a “shared viewing experience”. Live videos on Facebook generate six times… Read More

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Natural home products startup Grove Collaborative bets niche wins over the Amazonization of everythingNatural%20home%20products%20startup%20Grove%20Collaborative%20bets%20niche%20wins%20over%20the%20Amazonization%20of%26nbsp%3Beverythinggrovebox_2sarahbuhr

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:45:47 +0000

(image)  Who needs Amazon when you can make your own online distribution channel? At least, that’s the idea behind Grove Collaborative, a natural home care products company that ships natural cleaning brands like Method and Mrs. Meyer’s. Co-founder Stuart Landesberg started the company in 2014 after working with retail brands during his time as an investor at TPG. He noticed how limited… Read More

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Mark Zuckerberg wants you to call your congressperson in support of DACAMark%20Zuckerberg%20wants%20you%20to%20call%20your%20congressperson%20in%20support%20of%26nbsp%3BDACAInside The Oculus Connect 4 Eventmdickey

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:40:24 +0000

(image)  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants you to call your congressperson to act on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Since 2012, 800,000 undocumented immigrants have received DACA status. “Every day that Congress doesn’t act more DACA recipients are losing their status,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post this morning. If President Donald Trump has his way, DACA… Read More

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The Ocean Solutions Accelerator will nurture companies looking to keep our planet blueThe%20Ocean%20Solutions%20Accelerator%20will%20nurture%20companies%20looking%20to%20keep%20our%20planet%26nbsp%3Bbluedigitaloceandevin

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:28:58 +0000

(image)  You can’t swing a cat in the Bay Area without hitting some startup accelerator or another, but it can be hard to find one with a mission. That’s the easy part with the Ocean Solutions Accelerator, a new program that aims to help advance startups in tech and conservation relating to… you guessed it, the big blue. They’re now accepting applications for their first wave… Read More

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CircleCI raises $31M Series C for its DevOps platformCircleCI%20raises%20%2431M%20Series%20C%20for%20its%20DevOps%26nbsp%3BplatformCircleCI_UIfredericlardinois

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:21:11 +0000

(image)  CircleCI was recently in the news because its founder, Paul Biggar, wrote about his experience at the now infamous Silicon Valley sex party that was also attended by the likes of Elon Musk (who said it was just nerds on a couch). In less salacious news, CircleCI also today announced that it has raised a $31 million Series C round for its software automation platform. Top Tier Capital Partners… Read More

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Sketchfab launches a store to become a stock photo site for 3D modelsSketchfab%20launches%20a%20store%20to%20become%20a%20stock%20photo%20site%20for%203D%26nbsp%3BmodelsSketchfab-store-model-inspector2romaindillet

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:20:21 +0000

(image)  Sketchfab just launched a store so that you can buy and sell 3D models and reuse them in commercial projects. This is a major new feature for Sketchfab, which has become one of the biggest repositories of 3D models on the web. It feels like Sketchfab is becoming a sort of stock photography site, except that it’s all about 3D models. While Sketchfab already has 2 million 3D models on… Read More

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Google and Salesforce unveil first elements of partnershipGoogle%20and%20Salesforce%20unveil%20first%20elements%20of%26nbsp%3BpartnershipTwo hands holding colored circles in landscape.ronjourn

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:07:58 +0000

(image)  Last fall at Dreamforce, Google and Salesforce announced a partnership. Today, the two companies unveiled the first pieces of that agreement. For starters, Google Analytics 360 users can now import data from the Salesforce CRM tool such as leads and opportunities, among other pieces. This could allow marketers to have a more complete view of the customer journey from first contact to sale… Read More

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Google’s Project Fi now caps data bills at $60projectfi6fredericlardinois

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:00:41 +0000

(image)  Google’s Project Fi cell service never played the “unlimited data” game that most carriers in the U.S. like to play (and which is never truly unlimited). Instead, Google simply offered data at $10/GB/month and would give you a refund for any data you paid for but didn’t use. Now, however, it’s taking its own stab at what is essentially an unlimited data plan. With… Read More

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Google’s new G Suite security center gives admins a new perspective on their organization’s securityGoogle%26%238217%3Bs%20new%20G%20Suite%20security%20center%20gives%20admins%20a%20new%20perspective%20on%20their%20organization%26%238217%3Bs%20securitySocial Mediafredericlardinois

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:00:20 +0000

(image)  Google today launched a new tool for G Suite admins that gives them a better view of the state of their organization’s security. The new G Suite Security Center, which is only available to G Suite Enterprise users, features two main components. The first is a dashboard that gives admins an overview of current security metrics across services like Gmail (think incoming phishing emails)… Read More

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Amazon takes on Wish with an “Under $10” selection of products that ship for freeAmazon%20takes%20on%20Wish%20with%20an%20%26%238220%3BUnder%20%2410%26%238221%3B%20selection%20of%20products%20that%20ship%20for%26nbsp%3BfreeInternet shopping e-commerce applicationsarahintampa

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:57:12 +0000

(image)  Amazon has quietly launched a new feature that’s seemingly aimed at helping the retailer better compete with discount shopping apps such as Wish and others. In the Amazon iOS app and on the web, Amazon recently added a new section offering products under $10 that ship for free. Some of the products are also available on Prime, but the feature doesn’t appear to be limited to… Read More

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Arkadium brings its interactive content to the Associated PressArkadium%20brings%20its%20interactive%20content%20to%20the%20Associated%26nbsp%3BPressNewsboy holding newspaper and shouting to sellanthha

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:52:11 +0000

(image)  The Associated Press is partnering with Arkadium to use InHabit, an interactive content tool launched last year. Arkadium’s goal for InHabit is to automatically add interactive polls, quizzes and games into relevant stories, hopefully making those stories more engaging in the process. The technology was initially designed for sports content, so the AP is starting its integration on its… Read More

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Thinknum is remixing data to create cool contentThinknum%20is%20remixing%20data%20to%20create%20cool%26nbsp%3BcontentIMG_0306john

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:10:56 +0000

(image)  Archimedes once said “Give me a place to stand, and I shall move the world.” For Thinknum, a data startup, that saying should go “Give me statistics, and I shall measure the world.” The company, whose bread and butter is the collection and analysis of public data, has launched a new blog dedicated to finding fascinating trends in boring numbers. Led by journalist… Read More

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Global app downloads topped 175 billion in 2017, revenue surpassed $86 billionGlobal%20app%20downloads%20topped%20175%20billion%20in%202017%2C%20revenue%20surpassed%20%2486%26nbsp%3Bbillionapple-app-store-iossarahintampa

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:22:41 +0000

(image)  Global app downloads topped 175 billion and consumer spending exceeded $86 billion in 2017, thanks to growth in emerging markets including China, India, Brazil and Russia, according to a new report from App Annie out this morning. Notably, India has now become the number two country by downloads, passing the U.S., which is now third. China has long since been in the lead. The difference… Read More

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This small robotic stingray could be the future of biological botsThis%20small%20robotic%20stingray%20could%20be%20the%20future%20of%20biological%26nbsp%3Bbotsgallery_aquaman-traditional-costume-jason-momoajohn

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:10:15 +0000

(image)  What do you get when you smush a bunch off live heart cells, specialized biomaterials, and electrodes into a tiny, stingray-shaped package? If you said “lunch” than you’re wrong. Instead, you get the first example of bioinspired robotic systems that can imitate nature using both electrical and organic components. The resulting project – a 10mm long robot that can swim… Read More

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Amazon Studios greenlights second season of The TickAmazon%20Studios%20greenlights%20second%20season%20of%20The%26nbsp%3BTickThe Tickjordanrcrook

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:58:30 +0000

(image)  Amazon Studios has today announced that it has greenlit The Tick Season 2. The series is yet another rendition of the animated version that ran in the 90s, as well as Fox’s live action version that starred Patrick Warburton. It follows superhero, the Tick, and his sidekick Arthur through half-hour long adventures. The shows original creator, Ben Edlund, is returning for Amazon’s… Read More

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Aptiv and Lyft’s Vegas self-driving pilot to expand beyond CESAptiv%20and%20Lyft%26%238217%3Bs%20Vegas%20self-driving%20pilot%20to%20expand%20beyond%26nbsp%3BCESAptiv-Lyft Vehicle Autonomous Technology - Las Vegasetherin

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:44:14 +0000

(image)  Self-driving technology provider Aptiv and ride-hailing company Lyft ran a pilot program of self-driving, on-demand ride hailing during CES in Las Vegas this year, offering transit between 20 different locations in the city including major hotels and casinos. Now, both are announcing that they’re definitely extending the project beyond the timeframe of CES in Las Vegas, and that… Read More

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Bitcoin drops below $10K after three days of cryptocurrency correctionBitcoin%20drops%20below%20%2410K%20after%20three%20days%20of%20cryptocurrency%26nbsp%3Bcorrectionbranding-bitcoinfitztepper

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:20:09 +0000

(image)  The crypto crash that began two days ago accelerated yesterday and today, with essentially all top 100 coins down anywhere between 15-30 percent. The total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies is hovering around $450 billion, down ~30 percent from $650 billion just 48 hours ago. Yesterday, Bitcoin was just a few dollars away from dropping below $10,000, but it bounced back around $11k,… Read More

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Google’s AutoML lets you train custom machine learning models without having to codeGoogle%26%238217%3Bs%20AutoML%20lets%20you%20train%20custom%20machine%20learning%20models%20without%20having%20to%26nbsp%3BcodeGoogle stockfredericlardinois

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:00:47 +0000

(image)  Google today announced the alpha launch of AutoML Vision, a new service that helps developers — including those with no machine learning (ML) expertise — build custom image recognition models. While Google plans to expand this custom ML model builder under the AutoML brand to other areas, the service for now only supports computer vision models. Read More

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