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Zoe Quinn talks about online abuse and her new book, Crash Override

| September 17, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Zoe Quinn went to the heart of Gamergate and has come back with a new book, Crash Override, a meditation on online communities and making the Internet safer. Quinn spoke with me for a few minutes about her new book and how we can help prevent kids from going down the Gamergate path. Her ultimate solution? Talking to people who harass her. By putting a voice to the name she was able to defuse… Read More


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A typical day for researchers on Google’s Brain Team

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments




 What do you and researchers on Google’s Brain Team have most in common? You both probably spend a lot of time triaging email. In a Reddit AMA, 11 Google AI researchers took time to share the activities that consume the greatest chunks of their days. Email was a frequent topic of conversation in addition to less banal activities like skimming academic papers and brainstorming with… Read More


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The director of Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab has departed

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Gear up for Disrupt Berlin’s Startup Battlefield and apply today

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments




 One dozen days. That’s how much time you have left to apply for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2017. If you want to introduce your early-stage company to the world, there’s no better place to do so than from the Startup Battlefield main stage. It’s the premier launching pad for startups, as Battlefield alumni — like Mint, Dropbox, Yammer and Tripit —… Read More


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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving to start a non-profit

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments




 WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving the Facebook-owned messaging app to start his own non-profit business. Acton announced the decision on Facebook, of course: After 8 years at WhatsApp, I have decided to move on and start a new chapter in my life. I am very fortunate at my age to have the flexibility to take new risks and focus on what I’m passionate about. I’ve decided… Read More


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PewDiePie, the world’s most popular YouTuber, is back making more racist comments

| September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments




 PewDiePie, the world’s most popular YouTube broadcaster with over 57 million subscribers, is back once again making racist comments. The broadcaster, real name Felix Kjellberg, lost a lucrative contract with Disney earlier this year after posting anti-Semitic content and making repeated references to Nazis in videos. This time around Kjellberg, who is known for being the best-paid… Read More


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Google Chrome could soon let you mute annoyingly noisy websites

| August 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Websites that auto-load videos with sound may soon be a thing of the past — or, at least, your days of having to put up with them could be. That’s because Google is testing a new option that lets users permanently mute a website within the Chrome Browser. Noisy websites have long been a pain. Chrome introduced an indicator to flag guilty tabs a couple of years ago — it had… Read More


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Tencent posts record $2.7B profit as mobile game revenue tops PC for first time

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Tencent backs Indian education startup BYJU’s at a valuation of $800 million

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Here are the winners of the Google Cloud machine learning pitch-off

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Sign up for PragueCrunch V now!

| June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Almost every year my buddy Jack Deneut has helped set up PragueCrunch, our kind-of-semi-annual celebration of Czech startups. And it’s happening again this year! The event is on July 13, 2017 at Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden. You can RSVP here. We’ll have Kozel and Gambrinus beer all night and traditional Czech pub food for purchase at the venue. Startups will have 90 seconds to… Read More


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Andrew Ng announces Deeplearning.ai, his new venture after leaving Baidu

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Andrew Ng, the former chief scientist of Baidu, announced his next venture, Deeplearning.ai, with only a logo, a domain name and a footnote pointing to an August launch date. Read More


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Advertising giants leave little room for adtech startups, and VCs are noticing

| June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Since the earliest days of the commercial web, there was a Faustian bargain struck between users and content publishers: Users got free access to online content in exchange for tolerating ads sold by the very same publishers delivering the latest words, images, and videos. And, by and large, it’s a bargain that’s worked out well for digital advertisers. According to data published… Read More


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Startups, I’d like to meet you in Columbus

| June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments




 I’m in Columbus this week and I thought we could have a quick meetup in advance of Disrupt SF in September. We’ll be meeting on Thursday at 5pm at the Wolf’s Ridge Tap Room. You can RSVP here. There is limited space so please pick up a ticket early. We’ll have a quick pitch-off in preparation for Disrupt SF and 10 companies will have 90 seconds to pitch and then have a… Read More


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Yahoo SVP Adam Cahan to exit after Verizon acquisition closes

| June 9, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Another high-profile Yahoo executive, SVP of Mobile and Emerging Products Adam Cahan, will leave the company as the acquisition by VerizOath: comes to a close. This news via multiple sources comes amid cuts of as much as 15 percent of the combined Oath/Yahoo staff. Read More


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Join Didi and bike-sharing pioneers Ofo and Mobike at our Shenzhen event this month

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments




 TechCrunch is excited to announce that representatives from China’s top on-demand startups will be speaking at our inaugural event in Shenzhen. Didi Chuxing, the company that beat Uber out of China, and red-hot bike-sharing startups Ofo and Mobike — which have pioneered a new kind of point-to-point transportation in China — are among the speakers confirmed for TechCrunch… Read More


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YouTube bans ‘hateful’ videos from making money via its advertising network

| June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Following a backlash around brand advertising on controversial content, YouTube is making a move to clean up which videos are part of its ad network.
The Google-owned has updated the guidelines that govern which YouTube videos can run ads to prevent previous mismatches and assuage both its community of video makers and advertisers. High-profile YouTubers were up in arms last year after the… Read More


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