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Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds ‘hybrid' chatbots, for Calibra customer service

Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds ‘hybrid' chatbots, for Calibra customer service

6 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

As Facebook prepares to launch its new cryptocurrency Libra in 2020, it's putting the pieces in place to help it run. In one of the latest developments, it has acquired...
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Peex let me remix augmented reality sounds at Elton John's concert

Peex let me remix augmented reality sounds at Elton John's concert

10 hours ago   |   Venture Beat

Peex is a United Kingdom tech startup that has invented a concert audio remixing system that lets fans control and customize the audio at live concerts, allowing them to hear...
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Once Ripe for Taking, Computer Security Market Reveals Winners-and Losers-Cyber Saturday

13 hours ago   |   Fortune

A few years ago the market for “endpoint” security-software designed to protect people's computers-was ripe for the taking. Investors poured hundreds of millions of dollars...
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Oracle customers and partners say that Larry Ellison may never achieve his dream of toppling Amazon, but the future of its cloud looks bright anyway

Oracle customers and partners say that Larry Ellison may never achieve his dream of toppling Amazon, but the future of its cloud looks bright anyway

16 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Oracle founder Larry Ellison sees the tech giant eventually beating Amazon in the cloud, given its tech arsenal and huge customer base. We talked to some customers and partners...
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You've been warned: Full body deepfakes are the next step in AI-based human mimicry

16 hours ago   |   Fast Company

This developing branch of synthetic media technology has commercial applications-but also has the potential to disrupt elections and spread disinformation. In Russian novelist...
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Stripe Isn't Overvalued At $35bn. You Just Don't Understand Twenty-First Century Commerce

17 hours ago   |   Forbes

The tech world is buzzing with the news that Stripe - a company that enables commerce across the internet, and is now worth $35 billion after announcing a $250 million funding...
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WeWork went from a $47 billion valuation to a tanking IPO. Here's how the company makes money

1 day ago   |   Chron   |   2 articles

WeWork delayed its hotly anticipated IPO after investors questioned its valuation, business model, and CEO Adam Neumann's role in the company. The co-working company was valued...
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Congress Asks More than 80 Companies for Big Tech Complaints

1 day ago   |   NY Times

House lawmakers asked the companies for information on how their businesses had been affected by Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.
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This Apple patent may be the key to AR glasses we'd actually want to wear

1 day ago   |   Fast Company

By beaming an image directly onto the retina, Apple could build AR glasses with stylish design and marathon battery life. Apple's work on augmented-reality glasses are one of...
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YouTube is sorry after finding yet another way to rile up its seething vloggers

1 day ago   |   Fast Company

Google's video service says it “missed the mark” yesterday when it announced sweeping changes to its verification program. The YouTubers are mad and YouTube is sorry.
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Cory Booker says his campaign needs to raise $1.7 million in the next 10...

Cory Booker says his campaign needs to raise $1.7 million in the next 10 days or he's out

Business Insider According to a report from NBC News , a staff memo from the Cory Booker campaign says they need $1.7 million by Sept. 30 or the campaign is kaput. Booker is... Read more ...

Drake has been named the No. 5 richest rapper in the world with a $150...

Drake has been named the No. 5 richest rapper in the world with a $150 million net worth - here's a look at how he got there

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Trump and Rudy Giuliani are reviving allegations of a conspiracy involving...

Trump and Rudy Giuliani are reviving allegations of a conspiracy involving Joe Biden and his son in response to a whistleblower report

Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for World Food Program USA Controversy has brewed for months among former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter, Ukrainian authorities, Rudy... Read more ...

Cory Booker says his campaign needs to raise $1.7 million in the next 10...

Cory Booker says his campaign needs to raise $1.7 million in the next 10 days or he's out

According to a report from NBC News , a staff memo from the Cory Booker campaign says they need $1.7 million by Sept. 30 or the campaign is kaput. Booker is No. 8 in national... Read more ...

Trump and Rudy Giuliani are reviving allegations of a conspiracy involving...

Trump and Rudy Giuliani are reviving allegations of a conspiracy involving Joe Biden and his son in response to a whistleblower report

Controversy has brewed for months among former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter, Ukrainian authorities, Rudy Giuliani, and President Donald Trump. At the heart of the... Read more ...

Drake has been named the No. 5 richest rapper in the world with a $150...

Drake has been named the No. 5 richest rapper in the world with a $150 million net worth - here's a look at how he got there

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Hong Kong demonstrators called a Chinese-American journalist a 'yellow thug'...

Hong Kong demonstrators called a Chinese-American journalist a 'yellow thug' and attempted to stonewall her reporting

Anthony Kwan/Getty Images Jiayang Fan is a Chinese-American staff writer at The New Yorker. Fan has been faced with a barrage of racism while covering the Hong Kong protests... Read more ...

Americans in their 60s have nearly as much student loan debt as people in...

Americans in their 60s have nearly as much student loan debt as people in their 30s

According to data from Experian, borrowers at age 30 and age 60 tend to have very similar student loan balances: the average 30 year old borrower owes $36,406, and the average... Read more ...

Apple said it made improvements in the iPhone 11 to help keep its...

Apple said it made improvements in the iPhone 11 to help keep its performance high even as the battery gets old

Apple's new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models have built-in power and battery management systems that will manage performance better than previous iPhones , the company said... Read more ...

The 7 most disappointing features in iOS 13

The 7 most disappointing features in iOS 13

Apple on Thursday released iOS 13, the newest version of its iPhone operating system, to the public. iOS 13 has a ton of improvements and quality-of-life features that make... Read more ...