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Alibaba doubles down on Lazada with fresh $2B investment and new CEO

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 04:44:42 +0000

Alibaba is increasing its control of Lazada, its e-commerce marketplace in Southeast Asia it acquired control of in 2016, after it injected another $2 billion into the business and replaced its CEO with a long-standing Alibaba executive. Alibaba’s first investment came in April 2016 when it bought 51 percent of Lazada for $1 billion, and […]

Andrew Yang is running for President to save America from the robots

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 03:30:18 +0000

Tom Goodwin Contributor Share on Twitter Tom Goodwin is EVP, head of innovation at Zenith Media and the co-founder of the Interesting People in Interesting Times event series and podcast. More posts by this contributor The battle for consumers gets physical (instead of virtual) In the new age of ubiquitous connectivity the message is the […]

Report: Police are now asking Google for data about all mobile devices close to certain crimes

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 01:27:25 +0000

According to a new report from Raleigh, N.C. television affiliate WRAL, Google might have quietly helped local detectives in their pursuit of two gunmen who committed separate crimes roughly one-a-half years apart. How? According to the story, Raleigh police presented the company with warrants not for information about specific suspects but rather data from all the […]

Facebook and the endless string of worst-case scenarios

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:27:13 +0000

Facebook has naively put its faith in humanity and repeatedly been abused, exploited, and proven either negligent or complicit. The company routinely ignores or downplays the worst-case scenarios, idealistically building products without the necessary safeguards, and then drags its feet to admit the extent of the problems. This approach, willful or not, has led to […]

Facebook has suspended the account of the whistleblower who exposed Cambridge Analytica

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 22:14:29 +0000

Tech hath no fury like a multi-billion dollar social media giant scorned. In the latest turn of the developing scandal around how Facebook’s user data wound up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica — for use in the in development in psychographic profiles that may or may not have played a part in the election […]