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  • newGoogle created a fake pizza brand to test out creative strategies for YouTube ads
    Google’s Unskippable Ads team has been testing out ad effectiveness in a compelling new way: It created a fake pizza brand called Doctor Fork, used stock footage to create 33 ads and then served them up on YouTube and reached 20 million impressions…
    - 14 mins ago 20 Aug 18, 10:05pm -
  • newTwitch Prime ditches ad-free viewing as one of its perks
    Twitch Prime, the perks program for Amazon Prime members offering free loot, games and other benefits is ditching one of its best features: ad-free viewing. According to an email sent out to Amazon Prime members today, ad-free viewing will no longer…
    - 31 mins ago 20 Aug 18, 9:48pm -
  • newAnimoto hack exposes personal information, geolocation data
    Animoto, a cloud-based video maker service for social media sites, has revealed a data breach. The breach occurred on July 10 but was confirmed by the company in early August, and later reported to the California attorney general. Names, dates of bir…
    - 42 mins ago 20 Aug 18, 9:37pm -
  • newThe SEC has charged Mike Rothenberg for fraud
    Mike Rothenberg, infamous Silicon Valley venture capitalist and founder of Rothenberg Ventures, has been formally charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission for overcharging investors to fund personal projects. It’s important to note a forma…
    - 1 hour ago 20 Aug 18, 9:12pm -
  • newVenezuela ties its currency to a state-run cryptocoin
    Venezuela has just taken drastic and unprecedented steps to stabilize its currency as it grapples with hyperinflation and other economic issues. The country's currency has not only been massively devalued and renamed, but is now tied to a state-issue…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 7:09pm -
  • newAmazon’s Echo Dot Kids Edition gains new skills from Disney and others
    Amazon is today rolling out a set of new features to its Echo Dot Kids Edition devices — the now $70 version of the Echo Dot smart speaker that ships with a protective case and a year’s subscription to Amazon FreeTime, normally a $2.99 per month…
    - 4 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 6:10pm -
  • newNYU and Facebook team up to supercharge MRI scans with AI
    Magnetic resonance imaging is an invaluable tool in the medical field, but it's also a slow and cumbersome process. It may take hour to complete a scan, during which time the patient, perhaps a child or someone in serious pain, must sit perfectly sti…
    - 5 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 5:47pm -
  • newTitan launches its mobile ‘not a hedge fund’
    What Robinhood did to democratize buying individual stocks, Titan wants to do for investing in a managed portfolio. Instead of being restricted to rich accredited investors willing to pour $5,000 or even $500,000 into a traditional hedge fund that ch…
    - 5 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 5:37pm -
  • newKeeping artificial intelligence accountable to humans
    As a teenager in Nigeria, I tried to build an artificial intelligence system. I was inspired by the same dream that motivated the pioneers in the field: That we could create an intelligence of pure logic and objectivity that would free humanity from…
    - 5 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 5:30pm -
  • newCBS brings its ad-supported streaming service to Amazon Channels
    CBS in the beginning of the year brought its streaming service for cord cutters, CBS All Access, to Amazon’s a la carte TV service, Prime Video Channels. At the time, however, only the higher-priced, $9.99 per month commercial-free subscription was…
    - 5 hours ago 20 Aug 18, 5:16pm -


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