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Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch said the investigation analysed 3,000 reviewer decisions following allegations that conservative issues were being suppressed.The Trending Topics feed currently works as a mixture of AI and human input, with potential subjects being suggested via algorithm and then reviewed by staff.They are a mixture of popular subjects discussed on the social network and sourced from 1,000 media organisations.Topics with sources in foreign languages may also not be included on the grounds that the team may be unable to identify them, Mr Stretch explained.The report did find that historically some topics that were discussed over a long period of time did not show up algorithmically.Some Facebook users have queried the relevance of Trending Topics, which at the time of writing range from a "reported wardrobe malfunction" by US socialite Paris Hilton to the results of the Austrian presidential election.
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NEW YORK AP — Toyota said Tuesday it is investing in Uber, making it the latest car company to put money in a ride-hailing app.The Japanese company did not say how much the investment is worth.As part of the deal, Uber drivers can lease Toyota vehicles with money earned from their driving.Earlier this year, General Motors Co. invested $500 million in Uber rival Lyft.The company has entered more than four hundred cities around the world, despite pushback from regulators and the taxi industry about how it vets drivers.Toyota is investing in San Francisco-based Uber alongside Mirai Creation Investment Limited Partnership, an investment fund backed by Toyota and Japanese bank Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.
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Acanvas, yes.This could go on all day.Before I hit you with AcricketbatOK, so Acanvas is the brainchild of ex-LG folks, who want to help you colour up your walls with things that are meaningful to you.This means there s no faffing about with SD cards, and you can beam new images to it from anywhere.Secondly, you can hang it up pretty much anywhere, thanks to its unique and clever self-charging solution, which has the added benefit of looking a bit like some kind of creepy sexual alien come to suck out your brains.And do you know the best thing about Acanvas' super-creepy alien chargers?
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Hackajob, the Techstars London alumni, claims to have built a platform to make hiring technical talent more intelligent and data-driven .It does this in part by holding weekly online challenges related to specific technical expertise and based on the data these challenges produce and the startup s own tech designed to assess code quality and other criteria, matches technical talent to job openings at companies who are hiring.To help further its mission to make recruitment more transparent, Hackajob has picked up £400,000 in seed funding led by Downing Ventures.With competition for technical talent so fierce, our approach helps companies identify talent, who they may have previously missed after judging them on paper, as well as diamonds in the rough, Hackajob s founders, Razvan Creanga and Mark Chaffey, tell me in a joint email.We host weekly hackasprints – online challenges that allow candidates to show their ability and get the job they deserve based on actual skill sets.To make this a reality, the Hackajob founders say they have built tech that can objectively assess code, looking for things such as code quality, efficiency and industry best practices .
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Here are the latest technology news. With his new project Jaquard makes Google jack sleeve of a touch screen. Dionsaurier may have had lips. Gizmodo rederut Senate findings. This fall, Google's modular phone Project Ara available. The Next Web has followed the history of it.
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Facebook s getting bigger on nostalgia these days, now that it s got several years of our lives stored up in its digital vaults.Log into Facebook on the web, then find the On This Day entry under the Apps heading on the left.If you re ever hit by a pang of nostalgia you can open the app again or just follow the facebook.com/onthisday URL you can t remove the app completely .If you d rather filter out specific people or dates that bring back bad memories, click Preferences and then use the Edit links to set up your filters note that you don t necessarily have to be friends with someone to stop them from appearing in your notifications .That s all there is to it—those people and dates will be hidden in the future.Click the arrow next to any entry to hide posts like it from your feed or to unfollow the person who posted it.
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Salesforce spent roughly $75 million on the three startups it acquired last quarter, according to a regulatory filing submitted Friday.Salesforce spent $32.8 million on MetaMind, the natural language processing and image recognition startup it bought in April.It spent an additional $41.6 million on two other companies it didn't name, but they are likely PredictionIO and Implisit Insights.This is the first time Salesforce publicly disclosed the financial details of these deals.Salesforce's spokesperson wasn't immediately available for comment.One interesting nugget from the MetaMind acquisition is that Salesforce recorded $31.2 million in goodwill, which represents the amount paid for the company beyond what's valued on the balance sheet.Besides these three startups, it also bought MinHash and TempoAI last year, both aimed at making Salesforce more predictable and smarter.On top of that, it spent $390 million on predictive analytics software maker RelateIQ in 2014.All this is part of Benioff's drive to turn Salesforce into a much smarter, data-driven software.During Salesforce's most recent earnings call, Benioff reiterated this vision, saying Salesforce's next growth-engine will come from artificial intelligence.
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Photographer: Eva Persson / Keksi The energy industry will be digitized. Sectors that traditionally invest heavily in IT and digitization, for example, banking and finance, retail and healthcare. It also recognized the energy giant Vattenfall Digital Technology earlier this spring. It depends in part on a high degree of rules and regulations from the authorities, he said. Digital technology meets him at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm during a break in a major seminar on precisely the energy industry. , Kimmo also believe in a variety of related services around the home automation and what he calls the customer experience, such as real-time view of consumption and to obtain recommendations for smarter use.
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agorafinancial.comAdChoicesAd covers the pageReport this adThanks for the feedback!InappropriateRepetitiveIrrelevantThanks for the feedback!But like any technology, the computers and the Internet, they do come with their own set of dangers, opening them up to abuse by less than conscientious individuals.Designer Keiichi Matsuda has and his vision, narrated in the video "Hyper-Reality", is rather frightening.You see neon colored text and images everywhere, floating like ghosts loosely attached to surfaces and people's heads.The video ends in a sort of comedy-tragedy duality, depending on your interpretation of the events.
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Sähkömarkkinoiden kehitystä seuraavien viiden vuoden aikana on paljon vaikeampi ennustaa kuin kehitystä viimeisten 15 vuoden aikana, sanoo Suomeen uutta sähkön markkinapaikkaa valmistelevan Epex Spotin yhteiskuntasuhdejohtaja Wolfram Vogel.Sähkön spot-sopimuksia hoitaa Suomessa tällä hetkellä yksi ainoa markkinapaikka, viime vuonna virallisen aseman saanut Nord Pool.Sähkön uuden markkinapaikan tekninen ja juridinen valmistelu muun muassa suomalaisten viranomaisten kanssa on menossa.Niin tarjolle tulee yhteensä 96 erilaista tuotetta yhtenä päivänä.Sähkökaupassa tärkeää on myös toimitusvarmuus.Vogel pitää kuitenkin todennäköisenä, että Euroopan sähköpörssien yhdentyminen jatkuu.
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Product Hunt today introduced an e-commerce shop on its website so if you discover something neat, you can go ahead and purchase it without leaving the site.The Stripe-powered button is a natural move for Product Hunt, which features tons of user-submitted services, gadgets, books, and other general internet finds.Today s launch is rather limited, however – only six items are available on sale at this time and the company wants to be selective about the stuff available in the shop.The available products are fairly diverse in price and type, ranging from a $20 Apple charger adapter to a $499 Wi-Fi system.At this time, the buy button will not be available on Product Hunt s mobile apps, but if you re a fan of Product Hunt selections, now you can get shopping.Read next: 5 important trends every entrepreneur should know
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Hi all,We own a commercial printing company and have a bimonthly magazine.We would like to encourage our audience to renew their subscriptions to the magazine from the website instead of by snail mail.What are the best ways to go from print to web?QR codes don't work that well for the 40-60 demographic... Any suggestions?
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An investor who is interested in technology related to food and food industry in recent years is Gustaf Brandberg, one of the people behind the venture capital company Gullspångsälven Invest. Already in May last year told Gustaf Brandberg for Breakit that the goal was to make investments in companies with a technological and innovative level. We have identified four areas that we want to focus on: energy, food, health, education and resource efficiency, he said then. Since then the company when it comes to particular foods including invested in Mat.se recently took in $ 100 million in capital, kylpåsen Ifoodbag and Oatley, which produces oat milk, according to Gustaf Brandberg is very tech and research behind. He keeps on producing food without sugar. We look for companies where there are clear synergies with companies we already own.
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This new feature allows anyone with an Android smartphone to make purchases in thousands of stores across the country.These digital cards can then pay for items by tapping your smartphone against any shop contactless card point.An Android Pay app has also been launched to help users set up and manage their transactions.All transactions are encrypted for additional security, with specially generated digital tokens used instead of real card details when a purchase is made, to protect personal information.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00Playback Rate1ChaptersChapterssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsFullscreenThis is a modal window.Foreground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-OpaqueBackground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentWindow --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentFont Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400%Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform DropshadowFont Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small CapsDefaults DonePali Bhat, Google's senior director of product management, said: "Security is at the centre of Android Pay.
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There is a new trend emerging in the VC community, that s been a long time coming.Or in some cases, they re using a hybrid model that mixes a little of each concept.At 10x Management, we believe it s crucial that all segments of the private and public sectors adapt to take advantage of these market force changes in order to remain competitive.However, these platforms don t really help companies find the right talent, they just give them broad access to freelancers that they themselves must vet.This has forced the hands of many VCs to embrace option two.Many of these freelancers are trained and versed in building and documenting products for smooth hand-offs.
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Whether you are a recent graduate, or are searching for a career change, I hope the following is just as helpful for you as it is proving to be for me!Writing is a muscle, but you must be able to write a clear email, pitch ideas, and know how to incorporate visuals/graphics.Along the same lines, having a hunger to learn and desire to challenge yourself i.e.Start at an agency:Agencies provide exposure and experience in a variety of industries and client needs, which allows you to learn a lot quickly.Familiarization with marketing automation tools is a valuable skill, and will definitely set an entry-level candidate apart from most peers.Keep it brief, but also personal by following up on a point from the conversation or mentioning something specific to your new connection.
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Kayvon Beykpour, founder and CEO of Periscope.That can-do attitude, combined with his photogenic looks and personable style, have helped turn Beykpour into one of the tech industry s more visible figures, appearing recently on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, hanging out backstage at The Daily Show with host Trevor Noah and invited to visit the White House live streamed by Beykpour, of course.Facebook is pouring its massive resources into live video, turning to high-profile celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Vin Diesel to help popularise the concept and show up in news feeds.This is a market rivals such as YouNow and Stre.am have been pursuing.Periscope needs to focus on the future , says Mansbach.That is so far from the truth, Beykpour says, whipping open his app and counting the pins on a global map in the app showing where broadcasts are currently taking place.
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Renowned security researcher Troy Hunt, who manages a site that lets people know if their data has been stolen, told Computerworld he has seen a subset of the data and verified that it s legitimate.While 167 million is a number that s certainly enough to make LinkedIn s day pretty crummy, it doesn t represent the site s entire database.LinkedIn was the victim of a security breach in 2012 in which 6.5 million accounts were stolen and posted online.Administrators from data leak indexing website LeakedSource, who also claims to have a copy of the fresh data set, believe the accounts in question originate from the 2012 breach.If this data is indeed four years old, the 2012 breach was far more widespread than initially thought.It s also advisable to enable the site s two-factor authentication and change passwords on other sites in which users might have recycled old passwords on.
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GameTrailers, which looked like this when it launched back in 2002, is to live on as an archive supported by IGN.GameTrailers has a new owner, with entertainment media giant IGN picking the company up from Defy Media with the promise it will continue to host its video archive for the foreseeable future.Acquired by Defy Media in 2014 after a twelve-year operation, GameTrailers didn't last long under its new corporate owner: just two years later, Defy Media would shut the website down and lay off all staffers.'As of today, our longtime friends at IGN have picked up all the assets from GameTrailers,' explained co-founder Brandon Jones in the first video channel update since February this year.Sadly, not all assets are being put to use: 'Although GameTrailers.com is shutting down,' Jones continued, 'IGN is committed to archiving GT's massive library.Jones' announcement video is reproduced below.
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Nokian Renkaiden ulkomaalaisomistus on noussut kahdessa vuodessa yli 15 prosenttiyksikköä lähes 80 prosenttiin kaikista osakkeista.Luku sisältää ulkomaalais- ja hallintarekisteröidyt osakeomistukset.Pörssiyhtiöistä ulkomaisten omistajien osuus on korkeampi vain Cityconissa, Nokiassa ja Afarakissa.Nokian Renkaista on pyörinyt aika ajoin valtausspekulaatioita.Rengasyhtiön edellinen toimitusjohtaja Ari Lehtoranta sanoi reilu vuosi sitten Kauppalehden jutussa alhaisen pörssikurssin lisäävän valtauksen riskiä.Riski valtaukseen nousisi yhtiön pörssikurssin lähestyessä 20 euroa.
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