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  • Startups! Come to the TechCrunch Barcelona ‘Meet & Greet’ during MWC
     Come and “Meet and greet” with TechCrunch Editorial staff while they are in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress! The event will be on Mon 26 February 2018m 19:30 – 22:30, at Cloud Coworking. It is necessary to get a free ticket here. Senior j…
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  • Twitter is (finally) cracking down on bots
     Twitter is cracking down on bots after it announced changes to its API that will massively reduce the impact of services that allow links and content to be shared across multiple accounts, i.e. the software that powers Twitter bots. So that means a…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 2:39am -
  • Tel Aviv, TechCrunch is coming back, this time with a conference
     The third time is a charm, Tel Aviv. After holding a Meetup + Pitch-off the last two years in Israel, TechCrunch is returning on 7 June 2018 for a day-long conference. As much fun as networking on a roof facing the Mediterranean Sea is, we’re rea…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 2:19am -
  • Tinyclues, the AI-driven campaign marketing solution, scores $18M Series B
     Tinyclues, the French startup that offers an intelligent campaign marketing solution that uses AI to help push the right products to the right customers, has closed $18 million in Series B investment. Leading the round is EQT Ventures, with partici…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 2:00am -
  • Pandora’s improving financials help it recover from a bad day
     Pandora tumbled almost 9% on the stock market Wednesday. And then it bounced back over 6% after the day ended.The music streaming business, which has had a terrible past year on the stock market, surprised investors when it revealed a 63% rise in…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 1:58am -
  • ParkBee closes €5M funding to open up private car parks to public bookings
     ParkBee, a Netherlands-founded startup that lets private car parks monetize underutilized spaces by making them bookable to the public, has picked up €5 million in new funding Read More
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 1:00am -
  • The SEC says companies must disclose more information about cybersecurity risks
     The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued new guidance calling on public companies to be more forthcoming when disclosing cybersecurity risks, even before a breach or attack happens. The statement, which expands on previous guidance issued…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 12:25am -
  • India’s Capillary Technologies raises $20M from Warburg Pincus and Sequoia
     Capillary Technologies, an India-based startup that helps e-commerce businesses manage their marketing and customer engagement, has pulled in $20 million in fresh funding from existing investors Warburg Pincus and Sequoia. The company said it plan…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Feb 18, 12:22am -
  • Walmart launches a new home shopping site for furniture and home décor
     Following a slowdown in e-commerce sales over the holidays, Walmart today is readying a new strategy to attract online shoppers with an increased focus on home goods. The retailer is now launching a redesigned Home shopping experience on the web wh…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 11:01pm -
  • Intel ships update for newest Spectre-affected chips
     Intel has announced that the fix is out for its latest chips affected by Spectre, the memory-leakage flaw affecting practically all computing hardware. The patch is for the Skylake generation (late 2015) and newer, though most users will still have…
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 4:26pm -
  • Hear360 begins shipping its ASMR-ready omni-binaural microphone, the 8ball
     Magic 8-Balls have been known to hold some disappointing, trivial answers to teenage life’s hardest questions, but one LA startup is hoping to find success in them. Hear360 has just begun shipping pre-orders of 8ball, a souped-up binaural 360 mic…
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 4:08pm -
  • Startup that sells your salary data to VCs gets bought by Solium
     Investors don’t want their portfolio companies to pay you too much, or too little. So they pay Advanced-HR for its compensation data pulled from 2,500 startups. With a generic name, the service has flown somewhat under the radar since launching 2…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 4:00pm -
  • Camera rental startup KitSplit raises $2.1M
     KitSplit, which operates amarketplace for creative equipment, is announcing that it’s raised $2.1 million in seed funding. The equipment available for rental can include cameras, lights and lenses, but also VR gear and drones. Renters get access…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 3:55pm -
  • Ford’s president of North America exits the company due to ‘inappropriate behavior’
     Ford today announced the departure of Raj Nair, Ford’s president of North America and former executive vice president, Product Development and chief technical officer. According to a press release, he is leaving the company following a recent int…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 3:38pm -
  • Roku stock tanks 18% after sharing financials, outlook
     Despite surpassing analyst expectations for the quarter, Roku disappointed Wall Street when it shared its fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. The digital streaming business fell about 18% in after-hours trading, in the minutes foll…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 3:32pm -
  • A system to tell good fake bokeh from bad
     The pixel-peepers at DxOMark have shared some of the interesting metrics and techniques they use to judge the quality of a smartphone’s artificial bokeh, or background blur in photos. Not only is it difficult to do in the first place, but they ha…
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 2:59pm -
  • Signal expands into the Signal Foundation with $50M from WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton
     Perhaps the most surprising thing I learned about Signal when I spoke with Moxie Marlinspike, the app’s creator, last year at Disrupt, was that it was essentially running on a shoestring budget. A tool used by millions and feared by governments w…
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 2:37pm -
  • Blockchain is entering the valley of despair phase, and that’s a mistake
     I’ve had a number of conversations with blockchain-focused people over the past few weeks. In some of those conversations there is a palpable excitement and a belief that this technology is going to end up being their life’s work. I’ve also h…
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 2:35pm -
  • The Atlantic says it will hire up to 100 new staffers
     It’s a gloomy time in media, with frequent announcements of layoffs and shutdowns (it even happened today). That’s why it seems remarkable for an established publication to announce ambitious plans for newsroom expansion. The publication in q…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 2:02pm -
  • UpWest Labs just raised $18 million to bring Israeli founders to the US
     The micro venture firm UpWest Labs was founded nearly six years ago in Palo Alto with one mission in mind: to bring Israeli founders to the U.S. when their companies are still nascent and provide them with enough financial and other resources to g…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 1:11pm -

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    WeatherWatch.co.nzInfoGraphic: The Big Picture for FridayWeatherWatch.co.nzInfoGraphic: The Big Picture for Friday. Posted by WW Forecast Team on Thu, 22/02/2018 - 16:57. Filed in: National News · North Island · South Island. A southwesterly airflo…
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  • The journey back to C
    Article URL: https://www.cambus.net/the-journey-back-to-c/Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16436616Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 7 mins ago, 22 Feb 18, 4:29am -
  • Production postmortem: The unavailable Linux server
    Article URL: https://ayende.com/blog/181953-A/production-postmortem-the-unavailable-linux-serverComments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16436606Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 11 mins ago, 22 Feb 18, 4:25am -
  • AN AI THAT READS PRIVACY POLICIES SO THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO
    Article URL: https://www.wired.com/story/polisis-ai-reads-privacy-policies-so-you-dont-have-to/Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16436578Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 17 mins ago, 22 Feb 18, 4:19am -
  • Conservative GC: Is It Really That Bad?
    Article URL: https://www.excelsiorjet.com/blog/articles/conservative-gc-is-it-really-that-bad/Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16436574Points: 4# Comments: 0
    - 18 mins ago, 22 Feb 18, 4:18am -
  • State.of.dev – The current state of front end development (2018)
    Article URL: https://stateofdev.com/c/frontendComments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16436573Points: 2# Comments: 0
    - 18 mins ago, 22 Feb 18, 4:18am -
  • The New Economics of TV's Reboot Craze
    Article URL: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/new-economics-tvs-reboot-craze-1086797Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16436560Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 24 mins ago, 22 Feb 18, 4:12am -
  • Canadian software engineers paid peanuts
    So, I’ve been looking at the differentials in pay for software engineers in the US and Canada. And I gotta tell you, it’s just sad. Here are some figures from Vancouver’s pitch[1] to Amazon for HQ2. Toronto pay is half of Seattle pay. No wonder…
    - 25 mins ago, 22 Feb 18, 4:11am -
  • The Complete Advanced Guide to CSS
    Article URL: https://www.educative.io/collection/5191711974227968/5641332169113600Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16436545Points: 1# Comments: 0
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  • My First BillG Review (2006)
    Article URL: https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2006/06/16/my-first-billg-review/Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16436539Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 28 mins ago, 22 Feb 18, 4:08am -
  • Show HN: Car Price Guide – Aggregated prices for the UK used car market
    Article URL: https://carprices.guideComments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16436538Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 29 mins ago, 22 Feb 18, 4:07am -
  • AWS Serverless Application Repository
    Article URL: https://aws.amazon.com/serverless/serverlessrepo/Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16436537Points: 2# Comments: 0hnrss is a labor of love, but if the project has made your jobor hobby project easier and you want to sho…
    - 29 mins ago, 22 Feb 18, 4:07am -
  • Former Google employee files lawsuit; allegedly fired over pro-diversity posts
    Article URL: https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/21/17038430/google-james-damore-memo-tim-chevalier-lawsuit-liberal-conservative-backlashComments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16436522Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 31 mins ago, 22 Feb 18, 4:05am -
  • Understand what a miner really do with this simple javascript Bitcoin-miner
    Article URL: https://github.com/guerrerocarlos/bitcoin-minerComments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16436516Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 33 mins ago, 22 Feb 18, 4:03am -
  • Tesla's Amazon Cloud Account Hacked to Mine Cryptocurrency
    Article URL: http://fortune.com/2018/02/20/tesla-hack-amazon-cloud-cryptocurrency-mining/Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16436510Points: 2# Comments: 0
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  • How to Learn Python Programming Quickly
    Article URL: https://ao.gl/how-to-learn-python-programming-quickly/Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16436506Points: 3# Comments: 0
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  • Twitter is (finally) cracking down on bots
    Article URL: https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/22/twitter-is-finally-cracking-down-on-bots/Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16436503Points: 2# Comments: 0
    - 37 mins ago, 22 Feb 18, 3:59am -
  • How PostgreSQL Finds Corresponding Partial Index?
    I have created a table contains multiple tenant data differentiated by ID range. Hence a column contains more than one tenant data. To achieve Unique Constraint and Indexing per tenant, I chose PostgreSQL Partial Indexes which suits my requirement. I…
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  • Inside the Federal Bureau of Way Too Many Guns
    Article URL: https://www.gq.com/story/inside-federal-bureau-of-way-too-many-gunsComments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16436494Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 39 mins ago, 22 Feb 18, 3:57am -
  • Resisting Reduction: JoDS Essay Competition
    Article URL: https://www.media.mit.edu/posts/resisting-reduction-essay-competition/Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16436486Points: 1# Comments: 0
    - 40 mins ago, 22 Feb 18, 3:56am -
  • Online portal launched to help South Africa respond to climate change
    Article URL: https://www.iafrikan.com/2018/02/22/csir-atlas-to-help-south-africas-sectors-respond-to-climate-change/Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16436468Points: 1# Comments: 0
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Search Engine Land Headlines

  • SearchCap: Google mobile-first index expanding, Google reviews spam & Gboard update
    Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.The post SearchCap: Google mobile-first index expanding, Google reviews spam & Gboard update appeared first on Search Engine Land.Pleas…
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 3:00pm -
  • Making your first AMP Story: Google’s answer to Snapchat and Instagram
    With Google ready to launch AMP Stories soon, Contributor Paul Shapiro shares how to build your own AMP Story and get in front of the latest content trend.The post Making your first AMP Story: Google’s answer to Snapchat and Instagram appeared fi…
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 2:39pm -
  • Law firm that used contest to solicit Google reviews sees all but one disappear
    Incentivizing reviews individually or 'in bulk' is a bad idea. The post Law firm that used contest to solicit Google reviews sees all but one disappear appeared first on Search Engine Land.Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 1:36pm -
  • Latest updates to Gboard for Android include a ‘search all media’ feature
    Reports indicate the latest refresh for the Google-designed keyboard comes with a new interface that allows users to search all categories. The post Latest updates to Gboard for Android include a ‘search all media’ feature appeared first on Sea…
    - 16 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 12:38pm -
  • What does it mean to be Agency of the Year?
    How the 2017 SEO and SEM Agency of the Year Search Engine Land Awards winners approach success and what the recognition has meant to their agencies.The post What does it mean to be Agency of the Year? appeared first on Search Engine Land.Please v…
    - 16 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 12:13pm -
  • Google’s growth in online local reviews continues to dominate, but…
    Contributor Jamie Pitman shows us why we should keep an eye on TripAdvisor and Facebook when trying to increase online reviews.The post Google’s growth in online local reviews continues to dominate, but… appeared first on Search Engine Land.P…
    - 18 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 10:47am -
  • Google to move more sites to mobile-first index in coming weeks
    Google plans to roll more sites into the mobile-first index in the near future. Are you ready?The post Google to move more sites to mobile-first index in coming weeks appeared first on Search Engine Land.Please visit Search Engine Land for the fu…
    - 20 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 8:41am -
  • Google Search Console blocked resources report had processing error
    You may notice decreased counts of pages with blocked resources in Google Search Console. Google has fixed it, but the reports may be off for your site.The post Google Search Console blocked resources report had processing error appeared first on S…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 7:46am -
  • SearchCap: Google News meta keywords, Yelp attribution & AdWords scripting
    Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.The post SearchCap: Google News meta keywords, Yelp attribution & AdWords scripting appeared first on Search Engine Land.Please visit S…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 3:00pm -
  • How to sync your keywords and ad labels with an AdWords Script
    Columnist Daniel Gilbert shares a free script to help solve labeling issues by copying labels within an ad group from ads to keywords or vice versa.The post How to sync your keywords and ad labels with an AdWords Script appeared first on Search Eng…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 12:11pm -

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Xconomy

  • Chasing A.I. Breakthroughs: Q&A With Director of New MIT-IBM Lab
    For all the progress that has been made in developing artificial intelligence technologies in recent years, the software “brains” that power machines are still nowhere near the sophistication of human minds. And advancing the field will require b…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 11:01pm -
  • Dohmen Company to Sell Life Science Services Subsidiary
    Dohmen Company, a Milwaukee-based conglomerate of healthcare businesses, said earlier this week it that had sold its subsidiary Dohmen Life Sciences Services, or DLSS. The buyers are New York-based private equity firm JLL Partners and Water Street He…
    - 7 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 9:06pm -
  • With Brandery Tie-Up, Gener8tor Continues Expansion Across Heartland
    Gener8tor plans to hold its first entrepreneurial training programs in Ohio later this year, marking the latest step in the Wisconsin-based organization’s regional expansion. Launched in 2012, Gener8tor helps startup companies with things like pitc…
    - 12 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 4:36pm -
  • Bosch’s Acquisition of SPLT is Big Win for Detroit Mobility Startups
    SPLT, the Detroit-based ridesharing startup and Techstars Mobility alum, announced today that it has been acquired by automotive supplier Bosch, which has its U.S. headquarters in metro Detroit. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Anya Babbitt,…
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 2:39pm -
  • Zagster Gets $15M to Keep Pace in Crowded Bike-Sharing Sector
    Zagster has scooped up $15 million from investors to help it ramp up its new “dockless” bike-sharing service—and compete with more heavily funded rivals. The investment, led by earlier backer Edison Partners, brings Zagster’s total venture ca…
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 2:16pm -
  • Google and Stackdriver Vets Get $10M for Software Testing Tool, Mabl
    When we last caught up with Dan Belcher and Izzy Azeri, they were selling their cloud-management company, Stackdriver, to Google. That Boston startup was on a fast track to acquisition, getting scooped up in 2014 after just two years and about $15 mi…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 8:00am -
  • Boston Tech Watch: Nuance, Harvard, MIT, Jobcase, Panjiva & More
    It’s time to catch up on some of the latest headlines in the Boston-area tech scene: —Nuance Communications is planning to phase out the Swype mobile keyboard apps for iOS and Android smartphones, according to a post from Xda Developers, which sa…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 7:30am -
  • For Latest Combo, Merck Bets $394M on Viralytics, Cancer-Fighting Viruses
    The immuno-oncology combination frenzy continues. Merck this morning agreed to pay $394 million for Viralytics, an Australian developer of oncolytic viruses, which could help boost the power of the pharma giant’s cancer immunotherapy pembrolizumab…
    - 22 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 6:39am -
  • Vectra Scores $36M for AI-Enhanced Cyberattack Detection
    Vectra, one of the cybersecurity companies vying to beef up threat detection using artificial intelligence, announced Wednesday it raised $36 million in a Series D funding round led by new investor Atlantic Bridge. San Jose, CA-based Vectra scans the…
    - 23 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 6:00am -
  • Shine, BrightStar, Understory & More: This Week’s WI Watchlist
    Catch up on the latest news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines: —Shine Medical Technologies completed construction on an 11,400-square-foot prototype production facility, where it will train workers and test its par…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 1:57pm -
  • XRC Labs Chief Anthos: Retailers Must Adopt “Test and Learn” Culture
    As college undergraduates, my roommate and I had what we called a “monowardrobe.” That’s how we described the contents of the closet that lined a wall in our dorm room. We each organized our own clothing on either side, but since we both wore t…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 11:49am -
  • Aimmune’s Peanut Allergy Drug Hits Study Goals, FDA Filing Planned
    Peanuts rank among the top foods that spark allergic reactions, prompting schools to ban peanut butter sandwiches and travelers to decline airline snacks. Aimmune Therapeutics aims to help with a drug that makes people less sensitive to peanuts. On T…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 10:34am -
  • Father-Daughter Startup Seeva Turns Old IP into New Driverless Tech
    The mobility sector has spawned plenty of unlikely alliances that have led to new products and business models for self-driving vehicles. But it’s hard to get more unlikely than Seeva, a Pacific Northwest mobility startup with Detroit roots, run by…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 10:18am -
  • Wave, Takeda Target RNA Technology at Neuro Diseases With $230M Pact
    Wave Life Sciences this morning inked a wide-ranging alliance with Japanese pharma Takeda to develop RNA-based drugs for a variety of neurological diseases. Wave (NASDAQ: WVE), of Cambridge, MA, gets $110 million in up front cash from Takeda. The Jap…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 9:22am -
  • With $69M Deal, AbbVie Turns to Voyager for an Alzheimer’s Gene Therapy
    At a time when uncertainty again swirls around the development of Alzheimer’s disease drugs, research continues in new ways. Through an alliance this morning, Voyager Therapeutics will team with AbbVie to try to use gene therapy tools to help attac…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 7:34am -
  • LGC Acquires Lucigen, Marking Latest Exit for CEO Ralph Kauten
    Chalk up another exit for Ralph Kauten. Kauten, one of Wisconsin’s more successful biotech entrepreneurs, is chairman and CEO of Lucigen, a Middleton, WI-based vendor of life sciences research tools that on Friday said it has been acquired by LGC.…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 1:18pm -
  • Google Buys Xively From LogMeIn, Folds In Nest to Advance in IoT
    Google is ramping up its efforts in connected devices for homes and businesses as competition with Amazon, Apple, and other big tech companies heats up. Despite its prowess in machine learning and other A.I. technologies, Google may have some catchin…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 11:34am -
  • Arrowhead Plans Return to Clinic With New Study of Hep B Drug
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals is back in the clinic. On Thursday, Pasadena, CA-based Arrowhead—which houses its research and development operations in Madison, WI—said regulators cleared the company to initiate a clinical study of a drug it’s devel…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 9:36am -
  • TX Tech: Funds for True Wealth & Phunware, Rackspace Layoffs, & More
    Happy Friday! Before we get started on the weekend, let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas. —A group of companies that use blockchain technology are forming an organization to advocate for issues related to the technology. Called…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 9:01am -
  • Bio Roundup: Trump’s Budget, Biogen’s AD Reveal, Hugin’s Run & More
    Another week of White House chaos and American gun violence. Amid it all, we tried to parse what the Trump administration’s 2019 budget proposal meant for the biomedical and life-science worlds. There was talk of tackling high drug prices in the bu…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 5:30am -

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  • Money Laundering Via Author Impersonation on Amazon?
    Patrick Reames had no idea why Amazon.com sent him a 1099 form saying he'd made almost $24,000 selling books via Createspace, the company's on-demand publishing arm. That is, until he searched the site for his name and discovered someone has been usi…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 5:51am -
  • IRS Scam Leverages Hacked Tax Preparers, Client Bank Accounts
    Identity thieves who specialize in tax refund fraud have been busy of late hacking online accounts at multiple tax preparation firms, using them to file phony refund requests. Once the Internal Revenue Service processes the return and deposits money…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 8:44am -
  • New EU Privacy Law May Weaken Security
    Companies around the globe are scrambling to comply with new European privacy regulations that take effect a little more than three months from now. But many security experts are worried that the changes being ushered in by the rush to adhere to the…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 18, 11:11am -
  • Microsoft Patch Tuesday, February 2018 Edition
    Microsoft today released a bevy of security updates to tackle more than 50 serious weaknesses in Windows, Internet Explorer/Edge, Microsoft Office and Adobe Flash Player, among other products. A good number of the patches issued today ship with Micro…
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  • Domain Theft Strands Thousands of Web Sites
    Newtek Business Services Corp. [NASDAQ:NEWT], a Web services conglomerate that operates more than 100,000 business Web sites and some 40,000 managed technology accounts, had several of its core domain names stolen over the weekend. The theft shut off…
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  • U.S. Arrests 13, Charges 36 in ‘Infraud’ Cybercrime Forum Bust
    The U.S. Justice Department announced charges on Wednesday against three dozen individuals thought to be key members of 'Infraud," a long-running cybercrime forum that federal prosecutors say cost consumers more than a half billion dollars. In conjun…
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  • Would You Have Spotted This Skimmer?
    When you realize how easy it is for thieves to compromise an ATM or credit card terminal with skimming devices, it's difficult not to inspect or even pull on these machines when you're forced to use them personally -- half expecting something will co…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 8:53am -
  • Alleged Spam Kingpin ‘Severa’ Extradited to US
    Peter Yuryevich Levashov, a 37-year-old Russian computer programmer thought to be one of the world's most notorious spam kingpins, has been extradited to the United States to face federal hacking and spamming charges.Levashov, who allegedly went…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 12:28pm -
  • Attackers Exploiting Unpatched Flaw in Flash
    Adobe warned on Thursday that attackers are exploiting a previously unknown security hole in its Flash Player software to break into Microsoft Windows computers. Adobe said it plans to issue a fix for the flaw in the next few days, but now might be a…
    - 20 days ago, 2 Feb 18, 8:21am -
  • Drugs Tripped Up Suspects In First Known ATM “Jackpotting” Attacks in the US
    On Jan. 27, 2018, KrebsOnSecurity published what this author thought a scoop about the first known incidence of U.S. ATMs being hit with "jackpotting" attacks, a crime in which thieves deploy malware that forces cash machines to spit out money like a…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Jan 18, 11:26am -

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AdExchanger Headlines

  • AT&T And Bayer Bet On Blockchain To Tame Digital Advertising
    AdExchanger |Major brands like AT&T and Bayer are on a crusade to bring transparency back to the digital media supply chain – and are hoping the blockchain-based solutions they’re testing can be an answer. “Who specifically are those tech prov…
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 11:25pm -
  • Marketers Ignore Retention And Loyalty At Their Peril
    AdExchanger |“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by Marc Kiven, founder and chief strategy officer of Signal. CEOs know that…
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 11:23pm -
  • Google’s Browser Changes Highlight The Need For Better Video Strategies
    AdExchanger |"On TV And Video" is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Field Garthwaite, CEO and co-founder at IRIS TV.   In addition to Facebook’s latest changes to the news fee…
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 11:22pm -
  • Roku Ad Biz Skyrockets; Pandora Makes A Programmatic Promise
    AdExchanger |Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. OTT Hypergrowth Roku’s ad business is growing fast, representing about three-quarters of its total platform revenue in 2017. In its Q4 earnings, the…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 11:03pm -
  • NBC Hires An SVP Of Ad Tech And Other Talent To Boost Advanced TV Ad Measurement
    AdExchanger |NBCUniversal is deepening its bench of data-driven executives, revealing on Wednesday that it had hired its first SVP of advertising technology, Ed Kozek. Kozek was previously SVP of ad product and engineering for The Weather Co., where…
    - 19 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 9:17am -
  • Gannett Leans Into Local Flavor To Grow Its Pie Of National Ad Spend
    AdExchanger |With local outposts in cities across the country, Gannett has an insider’s view into American communities and what their residents want and need from big brands. “Big, national brands often don't want to be perceived as big, nationa…
    - 24 hours ago, 21 Feb 18, 5:00am -
  • What’s Old Is New Again As Online Sellers Rediscover SMS Text
    AdExchanger |Mobile texting never quite made it into the marketer toolkit, but some online sellers are re-examining SMS as a more cost-effective way to engage known customers than advertising. And ecommerce tech vendors are beefing up mobile messagi…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Feb 18, 11:14pm -
  • Could The Chrome Ad Blocker Help Programmatic Move Past The Click-Through Rate?
    AdExchanger |“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is written by Michael Lehman, vice president of supply at TripleLift. Despite efforts…
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  • Facebook's Declining Share Of Total Media Consumption; Another Call For A 'Big Tech Break-up'
    AdExchanger |Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Strike A Happy Media Digital media consumption grew 13% last year, according to an examination of Nielsen Digital Content Ratings by Pivotal Research a…
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  • Pandora Finally Launches Programmatic Audio
    AdExchanger |Call it fashionably late: Pandora has finally showed up to the programmatic audio party. The digital audio platform said Tuesday buyers can now purchase its audio inventory programmatically through a private marketplace (PMP) via The Tr…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 3:29pm -

Google Developers Blog

  • Google Developers Launchpad Studio welcomes more machine learning healthcare startups
    Posted by Malika Cantor, Developer Relations Program Manager We're excited to announce the three new startups joining Launchpad Studio, our 6-month mentorship program tailored to help applied-machine learning startups build great products using the m…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 12:20pm -
  • AMP stories: Bringing visual storytelling to the open web
    Posted by Rudy Galfi, Product Manager for AMP at Google The AMP story format is a recently launched addition to the AMP Project that provides content publishers with a mobile-focused format for delivering news and information as visually rich, tap-th…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 2:30am -
  • The cpu_features library
    Originally posted by Guillaume Chatelet from the Google Compiler Research Team on the Google Open Source Blog "Write Once, Run Anywhere." That was the promise of Java back in the 1990s. You could write your Java code on one platform, and it would run…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • Grow your app business with Google's new education program for Universal App campaigns
    Posted by Sissie Hsiao, VP of Product, Mobile App Advertising at Google Today, we're launching a new interactive education program for Universal App campaigns (UAC). UAC makes it easy for you to reach users and grow your app business at scale. It use…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 4:09pm -
  • Announcing TensorFlow 1.5
    Posted by Laurence Moroney, Developer Advocate We're delighted to announce that TensorFlow 1.5 is now public! Install it now to get a bunch of new features that we hope you'll enjoy! Eager Execution for TensorFlow First off, Eager Execution for Tens…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Jan 18, 6:54pm -
  • Google Play Games Services C++ SDK 3.0 Released
    Posted by Clayton Wilkinson, Developer RelationsWe're pleased to announce the availability of the Google Play Games Services C++ SDK version 3.0. The highlights of this release are: Requires Android NDK r14 or greater. Compiled using the clang toolc…
    - 35 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • Real-world data in PageSpeed Insights
    Posted by Mushan Yang and Xiangyu Luo, Software Engineers PageSpeed Insights provides information about how well a page adheres to a set of best practices. In the past, these recommendations were presented without the context of how fast the page per…
    - 43 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 5:18pm -
  • Actions on Google: new directory, device availability and smart home controls
    Posted by Brad Abrams, Product Manager With the Google Assistant and Actions on Google, we're excited for 2018 and look forward to continuing the developer momentum you've helped us build. To start the year off right, we're at the Consumer Electronic…
    - 44 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 4:54pm -
  • Harness your data with Data Studio Community Connectors
    Posted by Minhaz Kazi, Developer AdvocateGoogle Data Studio lets users build live, interactive dashboards with beautiful data visualizations, for free. Users can fetch their data from a variety of sources and create unlimited reports in Data Studio,…
    - 51 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • The Google Assistant SDK - new languages, API updates, and Device Actions
    Posted by Glen Shires, Google Assistant SDK Tech Lead The Google Assistant SDK lets developers like you embed the Google Assistant into any device with a microphone and speaker. Since we first introduced the SDK, you've created innovative projects an…
    - 64 days ago, 20 Dec 17, 12:00pm -
  • Creating Custom Estimators in TensorFlow
    Posted by the TensorFlow TeamWelcome to Part 3 of a blog series that introduces TensorFlow Datasets and Estimators. Part 1 focused on pre-made Estimators, while Part 2 discussed feature columns. Here in Part 3, you'll learn how to create your own cus…
    - 65 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 4:01pm -
  • Introducing the winners of the Actions on Google Developer Challenge
    Posted by Akansha Sharma, Product Marketing ManagerThis past year we worked hard to make the Google Assistant better for users and developers like you, but we also wanted to find new ways to reward you for doing what you love – building great apps…
    - 76 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • Announcing Core ML support in TensorFlow Lite
    Posted by The TensorFlow Team On November 14th, we announcedthe developer preview of TensorFlow Lite, TensorFlow's lightweight solution for mobile and embedded devices. Today, in collaboration with Apple, we are happy to announce support for Core ML…
    - 79 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 12:03pm -
  • Getting Started with the Poly API
    Posted by Bruno Oliveira, Software EngineerAs developers, we all know that having the right assets is crucial to the success of a 3D application, especially with AR and VR apps. Since we launched Poly a few weeks ago, many developers have been downlo…
    - 83 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 5:00pm -
  • Introducing the AIY Vision Kit: Add computer vision to your maker projects
    Posted by Billy Rutledge, Director, AIY Projects Since we released AIY Voice Kit, we've been inspired by the thousands of amazing builds coming in from the maker community. Today, the AIY Team is excited to announce our next project: the AIY Vision K…
    - 84 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Introducing the 5th class of Launchpad Accelerator!
    Posted by Roy Glasberg, Global Lead, Google Developers Launchpad To cap off another amazing year for Launchpad Accelerator, we're excited to announce the 5th class of our hands-on mentorship program. This includes a diverse group of startups from all…
    - 85 days ago, 29 Nov 17, 2:26pm -
  • Actions On Google Best Practices Video Series
    Posted by Ido Green (@greenido), Developer Advocate We recently launched a new YouTube video series focused on teaching developers best practices for the Actions on Google platform. Apps for the Google Assistant are the gateway for users to engage wi…
    - 86 days ago, 28 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Introducing container-diff, a tool for quickly comparing container images
    Originally posted by Nick Kubala, Colette Torres, and Abby Tisdale from the Container Tools team, on the Google Open Source Blog The Google Container Tools team originally built container-diff, a new project to help uncover differences between contai…
    - 93 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 1:13pm -
  • Introducing TensorFlow Feature Columns
    Posted by the TensorFlow TeamWelcome to Part 2 of a blog series that introduces TensorFlow Datasets and Estimators. We're devoting this article to feature columns—a data structure describing the features that an Estimator requires for training and…
    - 94 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Introducing our new developer YouTube Series: “Build Out”
    Posted by Reto Meier & Colt McAnlis: Developer AdvocatesEver found yourself trying to figure out the right way to combine mobile, cloud, and web technologies, only to be lost in the myriad of available offerings? It can be challenging to know the bes…
    - 97 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 5:50pm -
  • Launchpad comes to Africa to support tech startups! Apply to join the first accelerator class
    Posted by Andy Volk, Sub-Saharan Africa Ecosystem Regional Manager & Josh Yellin, Program Manager of Launchpad Accelerator Earlier this year at Google for Nigeria, our CEO Sundar Pichai made a commitmentto support African entrepreneurs building succ…
    - 98 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 6:55pm -
  • Help users find, interact & re-engage with your app on the Google Assistant
    Posted by Brad Abrams, Product ManagerEvery day, users are discovering new ways the Google Assistant and your apps can help them get things done. Today we're announcing a set of new features to make it easier for users to find, interact, and re-engag…
    - 99 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 11:04am -
  • Announcing TensorFlow Lite
    Posted by the TensorFlow teamToday, we're happy to announce the developer preview of TensorFlow Lite, TensorFlow’s lightweight solution for mobile and embedded devices! TensorFlow has always run on many platforms, from racks of servers to tiny IoT…
    - 100 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 3:00pm -
  • Reminder: Grow with Google scholarship window closes soon
    Posted by Peter Lubbers, Head of Google Developer TrainingLast month, we announced the 50,000 Grow with Google scholarship challenge in partnership with Udacity. And today, we want to remind you to apply for the programs before the application windo…
    - 13 Nov 17, 7:45pm -
  • Best practices to succeed with Universal App campaigns
    Posted by Sissie Hsiao, VP of Product, Mobile App AdvertisingIt's almost time to move all your AdWords app install campaigns to Universal App campaigns (UAC). Existing Search, Display and YouTube app promo campaigns will stop running on November 15th…
    - 10 Nov 17, 12:00pm -

IBM Research Blog

  • QISKit for quantum computation
    Current quantum computation efforts are the result of a long history of scientific achievements. The initial formulation of quantum mechanics in the 1920s and 30s gave us a fundamentally new understanding of the natural world. By the 70s, it was unde…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 11:47am -
  • Charity Models Supply Chain Performance with IBM
    I’ve always sought out challenging applied research problems and am particularly attracted to applications of technology in the social sector. That’s why I was thrilled to work on a supply chain-focused project with the non-profit organization St…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 8:00am -
  • Computational Biologists Find Inspiration for Machine Learning Cell Cycle Sorting Method in an Unlikely Place
    The lifespan of cells in the human body varies greatly, from as short as a few days, such as those in our stomach lining, to the cells in our bones, which live for 25-30 years. And for each healthy cell, no matter how long it lives, there is a tightl…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 3:46am -
  • Simulating Antibiotic Resistance Scientist Gains Fame from Forbes
    IBM scientist Flaviu Cipcigan has high ambitions. Despite recently being listed on Forbes magazine’s European 30 under 30 list for science and healthcare, he believes there is still much work to do to raise awareness and solve the challenges he is…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 7:42am -
  • IBM Research Wins ISSCC Lewis Winner Award for 4th Time in 15 Years
    If research in silicon chips were a sport, the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference would be its Olympics, and the Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper the equivalent of the 100 meter gold medal. As announced during the plenary sess…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 10:36am -
  • Meet the IBM Inventor Who Built his First Circuit at 8
    National Inventors’ Day is a day to honor inventors and their genius. At the IBM Research Lab in Zurich, the list of inventors is long, but we were able to catch up with one of your newly appointed Master Inventors, Lukas Czornomaz, who talks abou…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 1:31am -
  • Celebrating Abu Sebastian on National Inventors’ Day
    In recognition of National Inventors’ Day, IBM researcher, Abu Sebastian, writes about his life as an inventor and his research on phase-change memory devices. Inventions come in different forms. Often, they are specific tricks or improvements that…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 1:02am -
  • Mitigating Bias in AI Models
    Artificial intelligence (AI) holds significant power to improve the way we live and work, but AI systems are only as effective as the data they’re trained on. Bad training data can lead to higher error rates and biased decision making, even when th…
    - 15 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 7:19pm -
  • Deep Learning Training Times Get Significant Reduction
    Our IBM Research AI team has developed a novel compression algorithm that could significantly improve training times for deep learning models in large-scale AI systems. Using this technique, we show for the first time that it is possible to dramatica…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • Tapping Machine Learning to Foster Greater Use of Biomimicry for Innovation
    Knowledge transfer across domains leads to significant breakthroughs in science and technology. For example, through biomimicry, innovators get inspiration from nature/biology to solve complex engineering problems. An exciting example of biomimicry i…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Feb 18, 8:00am -

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