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Tesla completes the world’s largest battery for Australian wind farmTesla%20completes%20the%20world%26%238217%3Bs%20largest%20battery%20for%20Australian%20wind%26nbsp%3BfarmTesla Launches Powerpack Project In South Australiaetherin

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:28:54 +0000

(image)  Tesla has managed to deliver something on time, even if it \’s falling behind its projections for the Model 3 electric car: It has completed production of a massive battery farm in South Australia, which is designed to capture and store energy produced by a wind farm and distribute it to the grid when it’s needed most, in an effort to curb frequent summer blackouts. The Tesla… Read More

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Let’s talk about commercial drones at TechCrunch Disrupt BerlinLet%E2%80%99s%20talk%20about%20commercial%20drones%20at%20TechCrunch%20Disrupt%26nbsp%3BBerlinparrot-bebop-2-power-cockpitglasses-and-controller-consumer-drone-dronedj-fromaindillet

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:19:36 +0000

(image)  Everyone loves drones, including companies with very specific needs. Drones once were the hot new thing and the perfect birthday gift. But drone makers are now realizing that there’s a bigger opportunity with commercial use cases, from farming to inspection. That’s why we’re excited to announce that three founders of three amazing companies in the drone industry will join us… Read More

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FTC evaluating “serious issues” raised by Uber breachFTC%20evaluating%20%26%238220%3Bserious%20issues%26%238221%3B%20raised%20by%20Uber%26nbsp%3Bbreachuber-icon-glitched-11-21-2017-4-47-55-PMnelomas

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:53:54 +0000

(image)  The FTC has now put out a statement regarding the Uber data breach which the company concealed for the best part of a year before finally disclosing it, under new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, on Tuesday by passing details to Bloomberg. Read More

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Mobile payment and loyalty platform Yoyo Wallet integrates with Starling BankMobile%20payment%20and%20loyalty%20platform%20Yoyo%20Wallet%20integrates%20with%20Starling%26nbsp%3BBankYoyoSteve O'Hear

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:13:33 +0000

(image)  In another example of Starling Bank jumping on the Open Banking/PSD2 train before legislation in the U.K. and Europe next year will force banks to do so, it is launching its latest API partnership: this time with Yoyo Wallet, the U.K.-based mobile payment and loyalty platform. Read More

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Indian home healthcare platform Portea Medical raises $26M Series CPortea Medicalcatherineshu

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:36:18 +0000

(image)  Portea Medical, one of India’s biggest platforms for home healthcare visits, has raised $26 million in Series C funding to expand its service range. The round was led by Sabre Partners and MEMG CDC, with participation from returning investors Accel (which led Portea’s Series B two years ago), the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation and Qualcomm Ventures. Read More

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Crunch Report | Uber’s data breach and Apple’s self-driving carsCrunch%20Report%20%20%7C%20Uber%26%238217%3Bs%20data%20breach%20and%20Apple%26%238217%3Bs%20self-driving%26nbsp%3BcarsCR_1122_Thumbnailbheater

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:00:47 +0000

(image)  Today’s stories: Uber’s big data breach, Facebook to single out election trolls, Apple’s self-driving car research and FCC issues final draft of plan to kill net neutrality. That’s it for this week. Tito’s back on Monday. A very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone attempting to explain net neutrality and bitcoin to their loved ones this holiday. Read More

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AWS ramps up in AI with new consultancy services and Rekognition featuresAWS%20ramps%20up%20in%20AI%20with%20new%20consultancy%20services%20and%20Rekognition%26nbsp%3BfeaturesArtificial intelligence and cyberneticsingridlunden

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:51:20 +0000

(image)  Ahead of Amazon’s big AWS division Re:invent conference next week, the company has announced two developments in the area of artificial intelligence. AWS is opening a machine learning lab, ML Solutions Lab, to pair Amazon machine learning experts with customers. And it’s releasing new features within Amazon Rekognition, Amazon’s deep learning-based image recognition platform. Read More

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YouTube tightens rules on kid-related contentYouTube%20tightens%20rules%20on%20kid-related%26nbsp%3BcontentYouTube Kids contentdevin

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:00:55 +0000

(image)  YouTube, that strange stew of the best and worst content on the web, is cracking down on abuse and error relating to kid-focused video. Jokers and questionably ethical creators who targeted kids or used them in their videos will have a harder time getting viewers and getting money. Read More

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The rise of SPACsThe%20rise%20of%26nbsp%3BSPACsAbstract financial stock chart and cityscape in Double exposure style backgrounddavidalanriggs

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:00:08 +0000

(image)  Every few years efforts to redefine the IPO emerge, and as night follows day, investors get hurt and calls for tighter regulatory reform echo in legislative chambers and cable TV studios. The last significant “re-invention” emerged in the height of the dot-com boom when online brokers started selling newly issued shares directly to retail customers. We all know how that ended. Read More

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Apple’s Thanksgiving ad is mostly about the AirPodsApple%E2%80%99s%20Thanksgiving%20ad%20is%20mostly%20about%20the%26nbsp%3BAirPods60_90_sway_keyframeromaindillet

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:07:17 +0000

(image)  Every year, Apple airs a new ad in the U.S. for Thanksgiving. Compared to other Apple ads, this is less about showing product features and more like a greeting card. This year is no different — you still see a lot of AirPods. Apple’s new ad is called “Sway” and takes place in the streets of Prague. A woman starts playing Sam Smith’s “Palace” on her… Read More

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AltSchool wants to change how kids learn, but fears have surfaced that it’s failing studentsAltSchool%20wants%20to%20change%20how%20kids%20learn%2C%20but%20fears%20have%20surfaced%20that%20it%E2%80%99s%20failing%26nbsp%3Bstudentsmax-ventilla1connieloizos

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:39:18 +0000

(image)  Business Insider recently reported that numerous families have grown frustrated with the education their children are receiving at AltSchool, an ambitious San Francisco-based edtech company that four years ago began opening physical grade schools and promising a personalized learning approach that would far surpass the standardized education most kids receive. Read More

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Snips lets you build your own voice assistant to embed into your devicesSnips%20lets%20you%20build%20your%20own%20voice%20assistant%20to%20embed%20into%20your%26nbsp%3Bdevicesvoice-assistantsromaindillet

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:59:11 +0000

(image)  French startup Snips is now helping you build a custom voice assistant for your device. Snips doesn’t use Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service or Google Assistant SDK — the company is building its own voice assistant so that you can embed it on your devices. And the best part is that it doesn’t send anything to the cloud as it works offline. If you want to understand how a… Read More

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Net Neutrality advocates plan protests for December 7 at Verizon storesNet%20Neutrality%20advocates%20plan%20protests%20for%20December%207%20at%20Verizon%26nbsp%3BstoresUS-TELECOM-COMPANY-VERIZONjordanrcrook

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:35:51 +0000

(image)  On December 14, the FCC will vote on whether or not to roll back Obama-era policies protecting a free and open internet. In fact, during yesterday’s announcement of the upcoming vote, the FCC neglected to mention the historic 22 million comments on the issue, the majority of which were opposed to its rollback. Read More

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FCC releases final draft of ‘Restoring Internet Freedom,’ which would not do thatFCC%20releases%20final%20draft%20of%20%26%238216%3BRestoring%20Internet%20Freedom%2C%26%238217%3B%20which%20would%20not%20do%26nbsp%3Bthatnet-neutrality-capitoldevin

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:23:50 +0000

(image)  The FCC yesterday announced a December 14 vote on “Restoring Internet Freedom,” an order that, far from restoring freedom to the internet, would allow it to be restricted in new and harmful ways. Actually, when you think of it as restoring internet freedom to ISPs and cable companies, it makes a lot more sense. At any rate the Commission has released the text of the order, as promised. Read More

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Facebook will show which Russian election troll accounts you followedFacebook%20will%20show%20which%20Russian%20election%20troll%20accounts%20you%26nbsp%3Bfollowedrussia-hackingjoshsc

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:20:04 +0000

(image)  Facebook is building out a tool to show which Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts associated with Russia’s Internet Research Agency election troll farm you Liked or followed. Launching by the end of the year as part of the Facebook Help Center, the tool will show a list of all the IRA accounts you followed. Read More

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Apple could use machine learning to shore up LiDAR limitations in self-drivingApple%20could%20use%20machine%20learning%20to%20shore%20up%20LiDAR%20limitations%20in%26nbsp%3Bself-drivingtitan-car-appleetherin

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:06:31 +0000

(image)  Apple has a new paper published in Cornell’s arXiv open directory of scientific research, describing a method for using machine learning to translate the raw point cloud data gathered by LiDAR arrays into results that include detection of 3D objects, including bicycles and pedestrians, with no additional sensor data required. The paper is one of the clearest looks yet we’ve had… Read More

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Minted rolls out an on-demand photography service for around $100 per sessionMinted%20rolls%20out%20an%20on-demand%20photography%20service%20for%20around%20%24100%20per%26nbsp%3Bsessionminted photo oppmatthewlynley

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:00:54 +0000

(image)  When you go through a big life event — say a milestone birthday for a parent or a wedding — there are probably going to be a lot of mini-events that happen before and after the big one. But you might not think to hire a professional photographer for them and stick with a couple phone cameras because it can be tough to find those photographers. So Minted, a company that’s… Read More

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Salesforce keeps rolling with another monster quarter, as it sets $20 billion revenue goalSalesforce%20keeps%20rolling%20with%20another%20monster%20quarter%2C%20as%20it%20sets%20%2420%20billion%20revenue%26nbsp%3BgoalSalesforce CEO Marc Benioff Keynotes Dreamforce Cloud Computing Eventronjourn

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:22:36 +0000

(image)  Ho hum, Salesforce announced its quarterly earnings yesterday and the news was all good once again with revenue up 25 percent to $2.68 billion. The company has blown through its $10 billion yearly revenue goal and has boldly set one for $20 billion by FY2022. I wouldn’t put it passed them. The company also announced some big executive moves. More on that later Salesforce is the anti-IBM. Read More

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With Ethereum wallets under constant attack, Jibrel Network decided to build their ownWith%20Ethereum%20wallets%20under%20constant%20attack%2C%20Jibrel%20Network%20decided%20to%20build%20their%26nbsp%3BownCropped Image Of Man Holding Empty Walletmike-butcher

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:01:06 +0000

(image)  Since blockchain technologies appeared people have been trying to figure out how to put traditional assets like currencies, bonds and other financial instruments onto it in a way which has regulatory compliance and is secure. If you could do that you could sell securities in a legitimate way, thus disrupting large swathes of the asset management industry. In case you didn’t happen to… Read More

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UK Budget courts tech sector with $663M in investments in AI, 5G networks and moreUK%20Budget%20courts%20tech%20sector%20with%20%24663M%20in%20investments%20in%20AI%2C%205G%20networks%20and%26nbsp%3BmoreWestminsteringridlunden

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:10:15 +0000

(image)  With the UK government continuing to face down criticism over how it is handling plans to remove the UK from the European Union, today the country’s Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered an annual Autumn Budget that underscored its continuing push to win over the tech world. In a wide-ranging speech laying out proposals for investment and taxes for individuals and businesses, the… Read More

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