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Peter Suciu
Elon Musk Plans to Build a Human-AI Interface
03/29/17 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 934 Words

This venture is in its very early stages, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal that Musk confirmed via Twitter.

Long Neuralink piece coming out on @waitbutwhy in about a week. Difficult to dedicate the time, but...

Peter Suciu
Too Much Communication
03/28/17 9:39 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1141 Words

Layers of Communication
Some want to use services like Facebook or Twitter as a communications tool, while others like to "chat" on the private messaging feature on message boards and forums. Any way you slice it, what this means is...

Richard Adhikari
Medium Is Looking for a Few Good Founding Members
03/24/17 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 553 Words

Medium , the online publishing platform launched by Twitter cofounder Evan Williams, has announced a US$5 monthly subscription membership upgrade that promises a better reading experience and better content. Medium on Thursday opened the subscription offer to a limited number of people who...

Richard Adhikari
Pro-Turkey Hackers Hit Prominent Twitter Accounts
03/16/17 2:06 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 519 Words

... if not thousands, of Twitter users, many of them high-profile, were hacked Tuesday by someone who appeared to support Turkey in its diplomatic row with the Netherlands. Their accounts displayed a Swastika -- reversed to face to the right -- as well...

Richard Adhikari
Twitter Adds Heft to Anti-Harassment Toolbox
03/02/17 9:35 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 570 Words

... on Wednesday announced that over the next few months it will roll out changes designed to increase the safety of users: Its algorithms will help identify accounts as they engage in abusive behavior, so the burden no longer will be on victims to report it; Users will be able to limit certain account functionality, such as letting only followers see their tweets, for a set amount of time; New filtering options will give users more control over what they see from certain types of accounts -- such as those without profile pictures, or with unverified email addresses or phone numbers; and New mute functionality will let users mute tweets from within their home timelines, and decide how long the content will be muted. Twitter ...

David Jones
After Blowout IPO, Is Snap a Keeper?
03/03/17 11:04 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 621 Words

Shares of Snapchat owner Snap Inc. soared higher on Friday, following Thursday's successful initial public offering.

Oh $SNAP pic.twitter.com/z9JhUGwLLU...

Richard Adhikari
Google's Jigsaw Launches Troll-Thwarting API
02/27/17 4:03 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 635 Words

Perspective's Utility for Social Media
Twitter has been hit particularly hard by online trolls. Perspective might prove helpful in its battles against online abusers "if it actually works," said Jude.

However, Twitter would have to "admit that their service...

David Jones
Google Unveils Guetzli, Open Source JPEG Encoder, to Speed Browsing
03/18/17 10:38 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 851 Words

"My educated guess is that Google made Guetzli public because Google doesn't control most of the endpoints that capture the images that Google then stores for image searches," Teich told LinuxInsider. "It makes Google's business run a little better if everyone uses Guetzli as their native JPEG format -- and the same is true for other cloud services that handle images at scale, such as Facebook, Twitter ...

John P. Mello Jr.
Facebook Gets Tough on Spy Apps
03/15/17 10:51 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 625 Words

Facebook has been under pressure to beef up its rules governing surveillance apps since last fall, when the American Civil Liberties Union released a report exposing how Geofeedia was using Facebook, Instagram and Twitter data to track protesters in Baltimore and Ferguson,...

Richard Adhikari
Twitter Investors Bail Following Bleak Q4
02/10/17 10:42 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 643 Words

Both tweet impressions and time spent on Twitter increased by double digits YoY in Q4. Total engagements were up 151 percent.

Financial Engineering?
However, YoY ad revenues fell, totaling $638 million, and losses totaled $167 million in Q4 compared with...

Richard Adhikari
Twitter Steps Up Efforts to Silence Trolls
02/08/17 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 673 Words

With the goal of making Twitter a safer place, it has come up with new ways to Prevent the creation of new abusive accounts; Make search safer; and Collapse potentially abusive or low-quality tweets. Twitter also pledged to persist in its anti-abuse endeavors,...

David Jones
Uber Wants Fleeing Customers to Know It's Hurting
02/23/17 9:33 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 892 Words

The pop-up statement, which Twitter users began circulating on Wednesday, appears to be Uber's latest effort to stem the flow of customers from the company, which has come under fire for ignoring sexual harassment complaints detailed in a blog post published by...

Denis Pombriant
Tech Industry Gets Political
01/31/17 2:45 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 667 Words

Brin said, according to a Twitter post by the Forbes writer Ryan Mac ... ."

Of course Mr. Social Media also made a point.

"'Like many of you, I'm concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by President...

John P. Mello Jr.
Rich Content Makes WhatsApp Look a Lot More Like Snapchat
02/22/17 12:06 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 662 Words

Users fulfill different needs on Facebook versus Instagram versus Twitter versus Snapchat," she explained. "Snapchat and Facebook can both experience success in today's world."

Only the Paranoid Survive
By user numbers alone, Snapchat doesn't seem to be much of a...

Richard Adhikari
Verizon Cuts Better Deal for Breach-Battered Yahoo
02/21/17 10:03 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 735 Words

Verizon and Yahoo on Tuesday announced new terms for the acquisition deal they inked last summer. Verizon will pay US$350...

John P. Mello Jr.
Watson Joins Cybersecurity Warriors' Ranks
02/16/17 8:45 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 757 Words

About 20 percent of that flood is comprised of structured data that can be analyzed with database tools, but as much as 80 percent of it is unstructured data such as security blogs, white papers, Twitter feeds and forum threads. It's data...

David Jones
Verizon Caves, Launches New Unlimited Data Plan
02/13/17 3:03 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 634 Words

Told You So
The CEO of T-Mobile took to his familiar practice of throwing shade on Twitter, blasting Verizon for coming late to the party.

OMG. FINALLY. Only took @Verizon 4 years to realize customers don't...

David Jones
Silicon Valley Firms Lock Arms Against Trump Immigration Order
02/07/17 9:49 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1020 Words

... least 127 United States companies -- including Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Google , Intel and other tech giants -- filed a friend of the court brief in a lawsuit the state of Washington brought against President Trump, which argues that his executive...

Richard Adhikari
Snap Seizes the Moment
02/06/17 2:05 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 697 Words

However, investors will be ready to sell their shares at the drop of a hat, "given the recent flame-outs of Zynga, Groupon, and especially Twitter after their...

John P. Mello Jr.
China Aims to Wash VPNs Out of Its Hair
01/25/17 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 726 Words

Among the 171 of the world's top 1,000 websites the Great Firewall blocks are Google , Facebook and Twitter, according to Greatfire.org, a censorship monitoring service. VPNs offer a way to get through the firewall, which is why the government wants...

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