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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:35:04 -0500(image)
(image) New York Times:
Inside Europe's fight against online disinformation, as Dutch, German, and French elections approach — BRUSSELS — They scan websites and pore over social media, combing through hundreds of reports a day. But the bogus claims just keep coming. — Germans are fleeing their country, fearful of Muslim refugees.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:30:05 -0500(image)
(image) Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
Microsoft launching Skype Lite on Android for limited connectivity areas, available in India first, with support for nine regional languages and new chatbots — At its Future Decoded event in Mumbai, India, today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the launch of Skype Lite …
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:50:05 -0500(image)
(image) Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Amazon Go checkout-less store in Seattle will sell alcohol and have staff on hand to check IDs — The Amazon Go store in Seattle also carries sandwiches, salads and snacks. — Amazon's new convenience store of the future has no lines and no cashiers. But it will have someone checking IDs.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:25:05 -0500(image)
(image) Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: Apple quietly acquired iCloud.net; the Asian social network using the site will shut down — It looks like Apple has finally picked up one of the last remaining pieces of internet property linked to one of its key service brands: the iPhone and Mac giant has quietly taken over ownership of iCloud.net, TechCrunch has learned.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:20:16 -0500(image)
(image) Hayley Ringle / Phoenix Business Journal:
Uber begins testing self-driving cars in Tempe, Arizona, with more than a dozen Volvos available to riders — Uber Technologies Inc. officially kicked off its self-driving pilot program today in Tempe with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey taking the first passenger ride.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:55:07 -0500(image)
(image) Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Sources largely attribute problems at Uber to Kalanick's original directive for HR to focus on recruitment rather than workplace issues — Could allegations of sexual harassment and sexism put the company's future IPO prospects at risk? — Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has hired former U.S …
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:30:06 -0500(image)
(image) Business Insider:
Sources: Snap faced tough questions from potential investors in a meeting Tuesday, focusing on the deceleration of user growth and the threat of Facebook — Snapchat executives in New York were peppered with questions on Tuesday about competition from Facebook, user growth for the disappearing-message app …
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:00:06 -0500(image)
(image) Jessica Toonkel / Reuters:
Sources: Facebook is in talks to live stream one MLB game per week during upcoming season — Facebook Inc is in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream one game per week during the upcoming season, which could be a key win as the social media platform works to offer more live sports …
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:50:05 -0500(image)
(image) Barb Darrow / Fortune:
Google to discontinue Site Search on April 1, its search tool for publishers' websites, according to email to customers and partners — This spring, Google plans to discontinue Google Site Search, a product it has sold to web publishers that wanted to apply the industry's leading search technology to their own sites.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:45:08 -0500(image)
(image) Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Instagram hires Kristina Schake, formerly head of communications for Hillary Clinton's campaign and Michelle Obama, as communications chief — Kristina Schake is joining Instagram to lead comms, and current comms boss David Swain is leaving after almost a decade at Facebook.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:00:44 -0500(image)
(image) Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Google will let Media Rating Council audit YouTube ad data, as well as ads displayed on non-Google sites purchased via AdWords, DoubleClick Bid Manager — Third party data collection partnerships will be vetted to boost marketers' confidence in ad viewing measurements
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:45:05 -0500(image)
(image) Rachael Levy / Business Insider:
Source: Goldman Sachs, a lead bank for Snap's IPO, is predicting Snap will have revenue of $1.959B in 2018, up from $404M in 2016, and 221M DAUs, up from 158M — Goldman Sachs, one of the lead banks on Snap's initial public offering, estimates that revenues for the social-media company could hit nearly $2 billion in 2018.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:55:04 -0500(image)
(image) Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Zuckerberg's manifesto is a sign Facebook's power should be checked — It is certainly possible that, as per recent speculation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is preparing to run for President. It is also possible that Facebook is on the verge of failing “just like MySpace”.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:10:07 -0500(image)
(image) Luciana Lopez / Reuters:
UPS tests drone deliveries in rural Florida, aiming to make delivery routes more efficient, will wait for regulatory environment to mature before larger rollout — Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc tested home delivery by drone in Lithia, Florida, on Monday …
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:30:05 -0500(image)
(image) Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Kubernetes orchestrator now available on Microsoft's Azure Container Service; preview of Windows Server Containers with Kubernetes also available now on ACS — It's an open-source love fest: The Kubernetes container cluster manager is now generally available on Microsoft's Azure Container Service.