Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Microsoft Wants to Protect Your Identity With Bitcoin

May 14th, 2019
Microsoft announced plans to use the bitcoin blockchain to create a "digital identity" that could be used to access sites and apps across the internet.

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Supreme Court Deals Blow to Apple in Antitrust Case

May 13th, 2019
In Apple v. Pepper, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5–4 decision that Apple's App Store customers have standing to sue the company for antitrust violations.

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Technology That Could End Humanity—and How to Stop It

May 13th, 2019
Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom says technology often has unintended consequences, and that we may have to choose between totalitarianism and annihilation.

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An AI Pioneer Explains the Evolution of Neural Networks

May 13th, 2019
Google's Geoff Hinton was a pioneer in researching the neural networks that now underlie much of artificial intelligence. He persevered when few others agreed.

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New to Blockchain: Turning In-Game Virtual Goods into Assets

May 10th, 2019
Companies like Forte and Animoca want to use blockchain technology to allow players to trade skins and other in-app purchases.

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You’ll Soon Be Able to Run Linux Apps on Any Chromebook

May 9th, 2019
Google's ChromeOS has its roots in Linux, but until now you could only run some Linux apps on some Chromebooks.

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Trump’s Trade War With China Hasn’t Wrecked Tech—Yet

May 9th, 2019
The president is threatening to lift tariffs on Chinese-made goods to 25%. The effect of last year's tariffs has been surprisingly muted.

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Melinda Gates Wants Tech to Wake Up to Women’s Empowerment

May 9th, 2019
The cochair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation talks to WIRED about what international aid can teach Silicon Valley, and why you should put down your phone.

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‘Fake News Victims’ Meet With Twitter and Facebook

May 8th, 2019
They've experienced firsthand how dangerous online disinformation and harassment can be. And they say tech executives aren't doing enough to stop it.

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Instagram Can Find Misleading Posts—but Won’t Take Them Down

May 8th, 2019
Instagram is subjecting some posts to the same fact-checking review as parent Facebook. But its response to misinformation is very different.

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