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  • Cloud, services fuel IBM’s profit beat, robust outlook; shares jump (Reuters) – IBM Corp (IBM.N) beat Wall Street quarterly earnings estimates and also forecast 2019 profit above expectations on Tuesday, in the latest indication that Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty’s efforts to turn around the technology services company were gaining traction. Source: Reuters: » Read Full Article
  • iRobot and Google Collaborate in Smart Home Technology In October of last year iRobot, the leader in consumer robots, announced a collaboration with Google to advance the next-generation smart home: “With Imprint™ Smart Mapping, the Roomba i7+ remembers multiple floor plans and room names so users can customize cleaning jobs. Using the Google Assistant, users can also direct the robot to clean a ...
  • Amazon Built Vests to Protect Warehouse Workers From Its Robots Magic Vest We already knew that working at one of Amazon’s warehouses could be hazardous. Amazon Robotics’ latest product could protect workers — but its existence is a strange vision of human-robot relations. TechCrunch reports that the online retail giant’s in-house design firm had to come up with a solution —… Source: Futurism: » Read Full ...
  • Facebook is secretly building LOL, a cringey teen meme hub How do you do, fellow kids? After Facebook Watch, Lasso, and IGTV failed to become hits with teens, the company has been quietly developing another youthful video product. Multiple sources confirm that Facebook has spent months building LOL, a special feed of funny videos and GIF-like clips… Source: TechCrunch: » Read Full Article
  • Robots will be your colleagues not your replacement: Manpower Fears that robots will eliminate your job are unfounded with a growing number of employers planning to increase or maintain headcount as a result of automation, staffing company ManpowerGroup said in a survey published on Friday. Source: Reuters: » Read Full Article
  • Tesla cuts jobs as it looks to make Model 3 more affordable Tesla Inc said on Friday it would cut thousands of jobs to rein in costs as it plans to increase production of lower-priced versions of its crucial Model 3 sedan, sending its shares down as much as 10 percent. Source: Reuters: » Read Full Article
  • Fossil to sell smartwatch technology worth $40 million to Google, shares rise Fossil Group Inc said on Thursday it would sell its intellectual property related to a smartwatch technology currently under development to Alphabet Inc’s Google for $40 million, sending the watchmaker’s shares up as much as 11 percent. Source: Reuters: » Read Full Article
  • Amazon AI Conference Is Meant to Inspire — and Boost Its Reputation Re:MARS For the past three years, industry luminaries have rubbed elbows at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s annual invite-only Machine learning, Automation, Robotics, and Space (MARS) conference. Now, Amazon is launching a similar event for the rest of us: re:MARS, an AI-focused public conference featuring speakers, workshops, demonstrations, and roundtables. … Source: Futurism.com: » Read Full ...
  • Facebook removes hundreds of pages ‘linked to Russian site’ Social network says it has taken down 289 pages connected to Kremlin-backed news website. Facebook has removed hundreds of pages believed to be connected to the Kremlin-backed Sputnik news website for allegedly breaching its rules… some of the pages frequently posted about topics like anti-Nato sentiment… Source: The Guardian: Facebook removes hundreds of pages 'linked to ...
  • YouTube bans dangerous pranks after Bird Box challenge Platform acts after challenge leads to people walking through traffic and driving while blindfolded. YouTube has banned creators from depicting “dangerous challenges and pranks”, after a wave of incidents prompted by a viral challenge involving driving blindfolded pushed it to act. The so-called Bird Box challenge, inspired by the Netflix film… Source: The Guardian: YouTube bans ...
  • Facebook is launching political ad checks in Nigeria, Ukraine, EU and India in coming months Facebook is launching some of its self-styled ‘election security’ initiatives into more markets in the coming months ahead of several major votes in countries around the world. In an interview with Reuters the social networking giant confirmed it’s launching checks on political adverts on its platform in Nigeria, Ukraine and the European Union… Source: TechCrunch: Facebook is ...
  • YouTube removes advert for far-right Britain First Film in which leader confronts Muslim outreach volunteers shown before Brexit content YouTube has removed an advert for the far-right Britain First from its platform, after clips promoting the group began appearing on the video-hosting website.The five-and-a-half-minute unskippable video was displayed before content relating to Brexit and British politics. Source: The Guardian: YouTube removes advert for ...
  • Verizon deepens ties with Apple, offers free Apple Music to some U.S. customers Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will include free Apple Music subscriptions in some of its top-tier U.S. data plans, deepening its ties with the iPhone maker. Source: Reuters: Verizon deepens ties with Apple, offers free Apple Music to some U.S. customers
  • Amazon upgrades its Fire TV Stick with the new Alexa Voice Remote Amazon is giving its Fire TV Stick an upgrade. The company announced today it will now ship the Fire TV Stick with the new version of the Alexa Voice Remote launched last fall. The remote allows users to control other devices besides their Fire TV… Source: TechCrunch – Gadgets: Amazon upgrades its Fire TV Stick ...
  • Facebook says it will invest $300M in local news Facebook plans to make a significant investment in local news over the next three years, with $300 million going to a variety of initiatives and organizations. The company has had a rocky relationship with news publishers recently. While it’s funded programming from partners like CNN and Fox News, … Source: TechCrunch – Social: Facebook says it ...