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Better living through collaboration and conceptual modeling
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Amazon Is Planning Live TV Recorder, Challenging TiVo -- Bloomberg
In other Amazon news, Amazon Is Ready to Take on Apple and Spotify in Streaming Music (Bloomberg) "The device, dubbed "Frank" inside Amazon, is a new type of digital video recorder for the streaming era. It would include physical storage and connect to Amaz...
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Google’s Brin Cops to Plan to Reclaim Lost Decade in China -- Bloomberg
Also see The employee backlash over Google’s censored search engine for China, explained (Vox) "At Thursday’s meeting, Pichai argued that depriving Chinese people of access to Google products wouldn’t help. “I genuinely do believe we have a positive impact ...
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admits ‘left-leaning’ bias but says it doesn’t influence company policy -- The Washington Post
Also see 'We won't let that happen:' Trump alleges social media censorship of conservatives (Politico) "“The real question behind the question is, ‘Are we doing something according to political ideology or viewpoints?’ And we are not. Period,” Dorsey said. ...
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Elon Musk Defends Punishing Pace as Tesla Saga Enters Third Week -- Bloomberg
Also see Tesla Slashes Spending, and May Add to Its Troubles (NYT) "The exchange underscores Musk’s determination to lead Tesla through the turmoil that accelerated after his Aug. 7 tweet suggesting he’d secured funding to take the firm private at $420 a sh...
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After the Cryptocurrency Boom: Hard Lessons for New Investors -- NYT
From a timely *coin reality check "The virtual currency markets have been through booms and busts before — and recovered to boom again. But this bust could have a more lasting impact on the technology’s adoption because of the sheer number of ordinary peopl...
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When China Rules the Web -- Foreign Affairs
From a detailed China + internet reality check; see China's plan to control the future of the internet (Axios) for a summary "China’s continued rise as a cyber-superpower is not guaranteed. Top-down, state-led efforts at innovation in artificial intelligenc...
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Facebook has a plan to protect the U.S. midterms. Is it enough? -- Recode
Also see ‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye (NYT) "Will Facebook be ready? The company says it’s moving quickly on its plan — which includes a physical war room to monitor the elections from its corporate headquarters in M...
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Twitter officially kills off key features in third-party apps -- The Verge
Also see Twitter’s fear of making hard decisions is killing it (The Verge) "After years of warnings and several delays, Twitter finally made good today on its promise to kill off key features of popular streaming apps. In a blog post today , Twitter said it...
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Google CEO Tells Staff China Plans Are ‘Exploratory’ After Backlash -- Bloomberg
Later in the article: "“Our stated mission is to organize the world’s information,” Pichai said, according to the transcript. “China is one-fifth of the world’s population. I think if we were to do our mission well, I think we have to think seriously about ...
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Microsoft and Amazon made their voice assistants into friends. Here’s how that relationship works. -- The Washington Post
Voicing capitulation?... "But how does this relationship of rivals work? The voice assistants will only be used to “wake” the other one up. In other words, customers have to say either “Cortana, open Alexa” or “Alexa, open Cortana.” From there, people can t...
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