Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

The VA Wants to Use DeepMind’s AI to Prevent Kidney Disease

January 21st, 2019
Alphabet's DeepMind artificial intelligence unit is mining data from Veterans Administration patient records, looking for clues to acute kidney injury.

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Weedmaps’ Grip on the High-Flying California Pot Market

January 21st, 2019
Weedmaps doesn’t sell pot itself. It's just a tech platform that provides visibility for those who do—apparently, whether or not they follow state rules.

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Airbnb-Hotel Hybrids Offer More Homey Comfort With Less Risk

January 21st, 2019
Startups like Domio let you book an apartment hotel: lodging that promises the roominess of a homestay with the consistency and amenities of a hotel. 

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Shouldn’t We All Have Seamless Micropayments By Now?

January 21st, 2019
The web’s founders fully expected some form of digital payment to be integral to its functioning. But nearly three decades later, we're still waiting.

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How AI Will Turn Us All Into Filmmakers

January 21st, 2019
As artificial intelligence sneaks its way into all corners of life—driving, finance, chatbots—everyday video will become ripe for an upgrade.

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Microsoft Wants Cortana to Play Nicely With Amazon and Google

January 18th, 2019
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company's Cortana digital assistant should be available on smart speakers made by rivals like Amazon and Google.

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Oracle Paid Women $13,000 Less Than Men, Analysis Finds

January 18th, 2019
An economist studying pay records as part of an ongoing lawsuit found the software company paid women 14 percent less annually than men doing similar jobs.

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India’s Plan to Curb Hate Speech Could Mean More Censorship

January 18th, 2019
India's government has proposed rules that would require encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp to decrypt data, threatening the security of users globally.

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Huawei’s Many Troubles: Bans, Alleged Spies, and Backdoors

January 17th, 2019
Its execs have been arrested. Its gear is banned in places. And countries are reconsidering relationships with the company. How much trouble is Huawei really in?

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Tidying Up When We Have No Control over Our Digital Lives

January 17th, 2019
Never-ending notifications. Pull-to-refresh rewards. There's no escape from surveillance capitalism.

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