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JD.com’s new accelerator focuses on blockchain startups

By |February 27th, 2018|

 JD.com, one of China’s largest e-commerce companies, is launching a new Beijing-based accelerator program for artificial intelligence and blockchain startups. Called AI Catapult, its first batch includes six companies: Bankorus, CanYa, Bluezelle, Nuggets, Republic Protocol and Devery. Read More Source: News

Here’s the latest update on the very spicy beef between two massive chipmakers

By |February 26th, 2018|

 Broadcom and Qualcomm, the former of which is trying to acquire the latter, are continuing to duke it out on their respective investor relations pages by issuing public statements to investors over how much drama there is over the pricing of this deal. Read More Source: News

Court rules against AT&T, closing FTC regulation loophole

By |February 26th, 2018|

 A federal court has ruled against AT&T in a long-running case that found itself tied up in the net neutrality debate. AT&T had argued that the 2015 FCC order classifying it as a common carrier let it off the hook in a case brought against it by the FTC — which has no authority over --> READ MORE

‘Wolverine: The Long Night’ director talks podcasts and superheroes

By |February 26th, 2018|

 Marvel is making its first move into scripted podcasting next month with the premiere of Wolverine: The Long Night, a 10-episode series that’s launching on Stitcher Premium. Ahead of the premiere, I had a chance to speak to director Brendan Baker about the challenges involved in bringing the famous mutant superhero from comics and film --> READ MORE

Fitbit posted a weaker-than-expected quarter and its shares are crashing

By |February 26th, 2018|

 Fitbit, which has increasingly had to fend off competition from devices like the Apple Watch and is increasingly making moves in the healthcare space, still hasn’t seemed to nail things down quite yet as it posted weaker-than-expected financial results for its fourth quarter. Read More Source: News

Uber’s hosting its flying taxi-focused Elevate Summit for a second year

By |February 26th, 2018|

 Uber will talk about flying taxis, autonomous aerial transport and everything in between, in an industry event designed to bring together stakeholders on the subject in one place. This is the second year in a row that Uber has hosted its ‘Elevate Summit,’ and this year it’s in LA. The event will feature a ton --> READ MORE

The leaked BlackBerry ‘Ghost’ is reportedly a high-end Android phone built for India

By |February 26th, 2018|

 The clicky-clacky, full keyboard devices that spring to mind when you hear “BlackBerry” might be a thing of the past… but the brand lives on. Famed gadget-unearther Evan Blass dug up a picture of an upcoming BlackBerry device said to be known as “Ghost.” For those finding themselves saying “Wait, they still make BlackBerries?,” the --> READ MORE

50 Cent admits he ‘has never owned, and does not now own’ any bitcoin

By |February 26th, 2018|

 Reports last month that rapper 50 Cent had forgotten about $7 million or so in bitcoin he owned have been given the lie by the man himself, who declares in court documents that he “has never owned, and does not now own, a bitcoin account or any bitcoin,” nor did any of his companies. Read --> READ MORE

Using technology to craft accurate, persuasive political messages

By |February 26th, 2018|

 In a country that’s increasingly polarized, where partisan politics shape perception, the question of how to create a compelling argument — rooted in facts — that can change minds isn’t simply academic. It’s a question that’s chipping away at the foundations of American democracy. Read More Source: News

YouTube Live gains automatic captions, chat replay and more

By |February 26th, 2018|

 YouTube today announced several new features designed to improve the live streaming experience for both creators and viewers. The most notable additions include the ability to play back a live chat after the live stream ends, and the launch of live automatic captions on videos. YouTube began offering automatic captioning back in 2009, and has --> READ MORE