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Published: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:35:51 -0500

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Inside Europe's fight against online disinformation, as Dutch, German, and French elections approach (New York Times)

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:35:04 -0500

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(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.







Amazon Go checkout-less store in Seattle will sell alcohol and have staff on hand to check IDs (Jason Del Rey/Recode)

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:50:05 -0500

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(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.




Sources: Apple quietly acquired iCloud.net; the Asian social network using the site will shut down (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:25:05 -0500

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(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.




Uber begins testing self-driving cars in Tempe, Arizona, with more than a dozen Volvos available to riders (Hayley Ringle/Phoenix Business Journal)

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:20:16 -0500

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(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.




Sources largely attribute problems at Uber to Kalanick's original directive for HR to focus on recruitment rather than workplace issues (Johana Bhuiyan/Recode)

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:55:07 -0500

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(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 …







Sources: Facebook is in talks to live stream one MLB game per week during upcoming season (Jessica Toonkel/Reuters)

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:00:06 -0500

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(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 …




Google to discontinue Site Search on April 1, its search tool for publishers' websites, according to email to customers and partners (Barb Darrow/Fortune)

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:50:05 -0500

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(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.













Zuckerberg's manifesto is a sign Facebook's power should be checked (Ben Thompson/Stratechery)

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:55:04 -0500

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(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”.