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Old-school social networks Tagged and Hi5 bought by MeetMe for $60M

By | 2017-03-07T01:26:58+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Mobile|

Like bizzaro Facebooks, Tagged and Hi5 launched in 2004 to help you meet new people instead of connecting you with friends you already know. Through social games and paid dating features, they earned a surprising amount of revenue despite being relatively unknown. Tagged bought Hi5 in 2011 before branching out into standalone social

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IBM and Salesforce partner to sell Watson and Einstein

By | 2017-03-07T11:45:31+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Two of the best-marketed names in artificial intelligence are coming together to pitch their wares to a sea of unwitting rubes new customers with the announcement that IBM and Salesforce are going to partner. The new partnership amounts to a way for IBM to sell consulting services across both Salesforce’s Einstein and IBM’s

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Pizza-ordering Pie Tops sneakers are as good a reason as any to question your existence

By | 2017-03-07T10:18:05+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Pie Tops are not the future of sneakers. They’re not some cool prototype like the HyperAdapt that point to a shoe company finally realizing a long sought-after feature. They’re a good gimmick from a pizza company looking for a way to capitalize on March Madness with a pair of shoes that order a

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Amazon’s AWS buys Thinkbox Software, maker of tools for creative professionals

By | 2017-03-07T09:16:37+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Android|

“We’re excited to announce that we’ve been acquired by Amazon! We’ll be joining the Amazon Web Services family, and we’re looking forward to working together to deliver exciting customer offerings. At this point, it’s still business as usual for us. We’ll continue to provide you, our customers, with remarkable support whether you work

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Disney Research has robots matching verbal styles with kids

By | 2017-03-06T21:57:37+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Gadgets|

Roboticists at Disney Research are investigating how to improve the quality of human-robot interactions by studying how speech patterns affect engagement with a creepy anthropomorphic bot that imitates its playmates’ speech. It’s a natural enough line of research: computer-generated speech and interaction patterns are so wooden across the board that little is expected

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Should Snap buy Twitter? | TechCrunch

By | 2017-03-07T00:08:04+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Social|

Now that Snap is flush with public dollars, the question becomes: How to spend it? One suggestion floated as a “what if” scenario among armchair executives in banking, finance and tech over the weekend is that Snap could make a bid for Twitter. To be clear, we have not heard any sources tell

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Justin Kan launches his own startup incubator program called Zero-F

By | 2017-03-07T07:59:34+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Serial entrepreneur Justin Kan, best known for co-founding Twitch, Justin.tv and Socialcam, has left his position as a partner at Y Combinator to start his own startup incubator program. The venture is called Zero-F — think ‘zero to funding’ — and the idea, Kan told TechCrunch, is to take a very hands-on approach to

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Snap tumbles 12% on day three, erases gains

By | 2017-03-06T22:29:36+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Social|

Snapchat parent Snap Inc. debuted on the stock market Thursday and immediately saw substantial gains on its first two days. But the excitement has already worn off, with shares tumbling over 12% on day three. After finishing Friday at $27.09 per share, Snap closed at $23.77 on Monday, beneath the $24 where it opened on its first

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How Hazel Technologies keeps fresh fruit and vegetables from spoiling

By | 2017-03-06T22:10:11+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Green Tech|

Chicago-based Hazel Technologies is on a mission to reduce food waste. The company has developed packaging inserts that, through the magic of basic chemistry, can ward off fungus, mold and slow the spoilage of fruits and vegetables. How big a problem is food waste? The most recent available reports from the U.S. Department of

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Google’s smarter, A.I.-powered translation system expands to more languages

By | 2017-03-06T21:13:22+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Google|

Last fall, Google introduced a new system for machine-assisted language translations, Google Neural Machine Translation system (GNMT), which takes advantage of deep neural networks to translate entire sentences – not just phrases – for greatly improved translations. The company put the system to work in Google Translate for eight language pairs in November,

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