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Google Is Fighting Internet Trolls With AI

By | Sep 19, 2016 at 4:04 pm

Google subsidiary Jigsaw is developing an AI program that can analyze language patterns to identify online harassment. The technology is called “Conversation AI,” and with an accuracy rate of 92%, its team claims it’s already better than human moderators. “I want to use the best technology we…

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21st Century Fox Is Suing Netflix for Poaching Employees

By | Sep 16, 2016 at 10:00 pm

The 21st Century Fox film and TV studio will seek an injunction against Netflix, arguing contractual interference after two executives left Fox for the streaming entertainment company. According to the official lawsuit, as stated by the Hollywood Reporter, Netflix stands accused of running a “brazen campaign to unlawfully target, recruit,…

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Denver Startup Week Pulls in Record-Breaking Attendance

By | Sep 15, 2016 at 5:45 pm

This article is part of a Startup Week content series brought to you by CHASE for BUSINESS. Startup Week is celebration of entrepreneurs in cities around the globe. CHASE for BUSINESS is everything a business needs in one place, from expert advice to valuable…

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FAA Loophole Lets You Fly a Tiny Drone Registration-Free

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Care to buck authority and stick it to the man? Get a flock of .54-pound drones. Any drones that weigh under .55 pounds are free to fly, according to the official drone-regulating legislature from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). You have the right to bare…

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Elon Musk on Tesla’s Autopilot 8.0: “Superhuman”

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Tesla’s 8.0 update to its Autopilot software will be rolled out within a few weeks. Announced today, the update will offer better radar and better fleet learning. If in action last May, Elon stated, “we believe [the update] would have” saved the life of Josh Brown, driver…

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KIDBOX Appoints Industry Veteran as New CEO

By | Sep 8, 2016 at 9:45 am

Micki Racine Berardelli wants to help your kids – and kids around the world – “unpack happiness.” With KIDBOX, the kid’s style box, Berardelli is accomplishing two of her company’s goals: sending personalized and unique assortment of clothes to consumers and giving back to…

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Want to Reduce Shipping Damage? Pretend You’re Shipping TVs

By | Sep 8, 2016 at 9:09 am

High-end bike startup Van Moof had a problem: Their business relied on shipping their bikes in massive flat boxes, but many were damaged en route. It wasn’t just one shipper, either. They “tried them all,” according to Van Moof’s cofounder and designer. So they came…

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Walmart Is Automating 7,000 Accounting and Invoicing Jobs

By | Sep 2, 2016 at 2:11 pm

Walmart’s getting on the automation train: Around 7,000 back-office invoicing and accounting jobs will be cut soon. The employees at these positions currently will be transitioned into different jobs within the company. Earlier in the summer, Walmart tested the automated cash-counting process in around…

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‘Buoy Local’ Startup Acquired by Bangor Savings Bank

By | Sep 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The almost-three-year-old Portland, ME-based startup Buoy Local has just been acquired by Bangor Savings Bank. Buoy Local was featured at a Tech.co event, the Maine Mixer and Startup Showcase, in 2014. The company got its start in Portland, co-founded by Sean Sullivan and Kai Smith, where it sold gift cards useable only at a selection…

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Hackers Stole 68M Dropbox Accounts… 4 Years Ago

By | Aug 31, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Dropbox’s biggest hack happened in 2012. Files totaling 5GB with the details of 68,680,741 accounts were found online, and a “senior Dropbox employee” has confirmed that the leak information is legitimate, according to Motherboard. Dropbox has released a statement about the hack, further clarifying what has happened:…

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Video News: GoPro Will Launch 32 TV Shows Next Year

By | Aug 31, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Just when you thought media platforms couldn’t get any more invested in video streaming, something like this happens: Camera manufacturer and ace self-marketer GoPro is getting to the entertainment media business, planning to release 32 short-form TV shows in 2017. The news comes from…

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Over 800K People Became Cordcutters Last Quarter

By | Aug 31, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Cordcutters — those who drop their previous subscription to pay TV — are a good barometer of the general population’s TV interests. Do they prefer cable or internet streaming? For years, the answer has been the latter, with a shift towards the former. That…

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It’s Good That Unlimited Vacation Is Terrible

By | Aug 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm

You will never take an unlimited vacation. Plenty of hip startups and business that wish they were hip are offering the perk now, and it looks great: You’ll get as much time off as you want, as long as you get your work done….

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DSYNC: All Business Systems Linked In One

By | Aug 24, 2016 at 11:51 am

Businesses that have data stored in different applications, or even across multiple systems integrating that data can be a real challenge. If they don’t have an in-house programming staff, then things are even more difficult. This is where DSYNC just might be able to…

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The Internet’s Domain Name System Is Going Non-Profit

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 5:02 pm

Since the dawn of the internet, the U.S. government has overseen the global database of website addresses for the large majority of the world wide web. Now, on October 1, 2016, they’re giving it up. On that date, administration of the domain name system will be…

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Facebook Is Getting a Desktop Gaming Platform

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 1:20 pm

Facebook‘s new game platform is in alpha-testing: The application will let users play PC games from game engine company Unity without needing to visit Facebook.com first. Until August 31st, developers can apply to receive the closed alpha export tool. It’s a very different update…

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4 Companies That Could Potentially Own Gawker Tomorrow

By | Aug 15, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Gawker Media ends 14 years of independence tonight. The company declared bankruptcy in the wake of a lawsuit against it, and has been up for sale since. Bids for the the online media company are due at 5 p.m. tonight. Here’s who might walk away…