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Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:40:55 -0500

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IBM and Maersk form joint venture to launch a blockchain-based platform for the global supply chain, will create a new company to commercialize it (Larry Dignan/ZDNet)

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:45:07 -0500

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(image) Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
IBM and Maersk form joint venture to launch a blockchain-based platform for the global supply chain, will create a new company to commercialize it  —  IBM and Maersk have been collaborating on creating a blockchain platform for the global supply chain.  Now the duo will create a new company to commercialize the platform broadly.




Psychological research suggests the effectiveness of VR as an empathy machine is debatable and in some cases may even cause harm (Rose Eveleth/Topic)

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:05:15 -0500

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Psychological research suggests the effectiveness of VR as an empathy machine is debatable and in some cases may even cause harm  —  Thanks to recent efforts in the virtual reality space, audiences can get up close and personal to folks living very different, and difficult, lives.










Indian payment startup Razorpay raises $20M Series B led by Tiger Global at what sources say is a valuation of $100M (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:35:02 -0500

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Indian payment startup Razorpay raises $20M Series B led by Tiger Global at what sources say is a valuation of $100M  —  E-commerce remains among the biggest tech opportunities in India, one of the world's most populated countries whose economy continues to rapidly evolve and now has over 500 million people connecting to the Internet.




Google Cast protocol bug causing temporary Wi-Fi outages on many routers; some router vendors are releasing firmware fixes, Google says fix is coming (Richard Chirgwin/The Register)

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:15:02 -0500

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(image) Richard Chirgwin / The Register:
Google Cast protocol bug causing temporary Wi-Fi outages on many routers; some router vendors are releasing firmware fixes, Google says fix is coming  —  Router vendors sling firmware to protect users from packet floods  —  Wi-Fi router vendors have started issuing patches to defend their products against Google Chromecast devices.







Alibaba and Microsoft's AI programs beat humans for the first time on a Stanford University reading comprehension test (Sherisse Pham/CNNMoney)

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:15:14 -0500

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(image) Sherisse Pham / CNNMoney:
Alibaba and Microsoft's AI programs beat humans for the first time on a Stanford University reading comprehension test  —  Jack Ma: 'We shouldn't fear AI'  —  The robots are coming, and they can read.  —  Artificial intelligence programs built by Alibaba (BABA) and Microsoft (MSFT) …