Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Europe’s New Copyright Law Could Be Bad for Memes

March 26th, 2019
The European Parliament approves a sweeping new copyright directive aimed at tech platforms like Google and Facebook.

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Inside an Effort to Use Data-Crunching to Reduce Preterm Births

March 26th, 2019
One in 10 US babies is born prematurely, higher than in other developed countries, and the rate is increasing. For black women, it is even higher.

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Apple Enters the Credit Card Market With—Yep—Apple Card

March 25th, 2019
Apple Card lives both in the existing Wallet app and as a status-signaling physical titanium card.

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McDonald’s Acquires Machine-Learning Startup Dynamic Yield for $300 Million

March 25th, 2019
The fast-food giant's largest acquisition in 20 years is bringing machine learning to the drive-thru.

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Can AI Be a Fair Judge in Court? Estonia Thinks So

March 25th, 2019
Estonia plans to use an artificial intelligence program to decide some small-claims cases, part of a push to make government services smarter.

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Angry Nerd: The Next Big One Will Be a Dataquake

March 25th, 2019
Platforms have become the slabs of virtual bedrock underlying life. And every day they shift.

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The Very Mathematical History of a Perfect Color Combination

March 22nd, 2019
Solarized creator Ethan Schoonover sought colors that would look good together, have the same apparent brightness, and work on light and dark backgrounds.

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TypeScript’s Quiet, Steady Rise Among Programming Languages

March 21st, 2019
TypeScript, Microsoft's JavaScript Alternative, Continues to Rise in Popularity

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The Punishing Ecstasy of Being a Reddit Moderator

March 21st, 2019
Banishing zombies and tracking down Russia propaganda—on the front lines with the social site’s volunteer army.

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The EU Hits Google With a Third Billion-Dollar Fine. So What?

March 20th, 2019
The latest penalty---stemming from how Google previously displayed search results on other websites---probably won't act as a deterrent, and critics want more.

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