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A look at the ethical and logistical issues of preserving social media for future reference (Jenna Wortham/New York Times)

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Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
A look at the ethical and logistical issues of preserving social media for future reference  —  A few years ago, the Brooklyn Museum put on a Keith Haring exhibition, with a focus on his early career.  There were videos of Haring at work, feverishly painting his way across an enormous scroll …

Facebook to Provide 'Political Bias' Training for Employees (Rob Bluey/The Daily Signal)

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 21:35

Rob Bluey / The Daily Signal:
Facebook to Provide ‘Political Bias’ Training for Employees  —  Facebook is adding a training program for its employees to address concerns that the company has a bias against conservatives.  —  Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, announced the addition of a “political bias” …

Facebook hires Kevin Lo, former general manager of Google Fiber, to join its connectivity team (Recode)

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 18:30

Recode:
Facebook hires Kevin Lo, former general manager of Google Fiber, to join its connectivity team  —  Kevin Lo will help Facebook wheel and deal in its efforts to bring more people online.  —  Facebook has brought in Kevin Lo, the former general manager for Google Fiber …

Source: Google is building a live support app with screen-sharing for Nexus devices (David Ruddock/Android Police)

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 16:25

David Ruddock / Android Police:
Source: Google is building a live support app with screen-sharing for Nexus devices  —  A long-standing gap in the Nexus device feature-set for “normal” buyers has been live on-device support.  In the event you need help setting up your Nexus smartphone - a smartphone you bought on the internet …

Some fast-growing Amazon units like Alexa and AWS are poaching employees while they are being hired by other Amazon divisions (Business Insider)

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 15:25

Business Insider:
Some fast-growing Amazon units like Alexa and AWS are poaching employees while they are being hired by other Amazon divisions  —  Amazon's hugely popular and important cloud-computing division, Amazon Web Services, has a classic problem: It can't hire qualified engineers fast enough.

YouTube Red acquires its first big-budget Hollywood-produced series, based on dance drama Step Up from Lionsgate (Brooks Barnes/New York Times)

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 14:30

Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
YouTube Red acquires its first big-budget Hollywood-produced series, based on dance drama Step Up from Lionsgate  —  LOS ANGELES — YouTube Red, the Google-owned paid streaming service, has acquired its first big-budget, Hollywood-produced television drama, moving it into more direct competition …

Qualcomm files a patent infringement lawsuit in China against Meizu (Ian King/Bloomberg)

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 12:15

Ian King / Bloomberg:
Qualcomm files a patent infringement lawsuit in China against Meizu  —  U.S. company files suit against Meizu Technology in Beijing  —  First test after winning agreement to charge licensing fees  —  Qualcomm Inc., the largest mobile phone chipmaker, is filing a lawsuit in Beijing …

Researchers find Chrome vulnerability that may allow hackers to download videos from streaming sites like Netflix or Amazon Prime (Kim Zetter/Wired)

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:30

Kim Zetter / Wired:
Researchers find Chrome vulnerability that may allow hackers to download videos from streaming sites like Netflix or Amazon Prime  —  For years Hollywood has waged a war on piracy, using digital rights management technologies to fight bootleggers who illegally copy movies and distribute them.

Twitter starts rolling-out Foursquare-powered location-tagged tweet feeds on iOS (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:45

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter starts rolling-out Foursquare-powered location-tagged tweet feeds on iOS  —  Finally Twitter will let you see tweets from a specific place, like a business, sports stadium, or music festival.  After a reader tipped us off, Twitter confirmed to TechCrunch it's now rolling out this big …

Wikimedia Foundation appoints Katherine Maher, earlier its Chief Communications Officer, as Executive Director (Wikimedia blog)

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:15

Wikimedia blog:
Wikimedia Foundation appoints Katherine Maher, earlier its Chief Communications Officer, as Executive Director  —  It is our great pleasure to share that during the Board meeting at Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, we unanimously voted to appoint Katherine Maher as Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Google's RankBrain machine learning system is now used to process every search query, up from processing less than 15% of the queries last year (Danny Sullivan/Search Engine Land)

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 23:00

Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google's RankBrain machine learning system is now used to process every search query, up from processing less than 15% of the queries last year  —  Google is now using its RankBrain machine learning system to process every query that the search engine handles, and the system is changing the rankings of lots of queries.

Inside Google's "ML Ninja" program for teaching its coders AI techniques as it looks to apply machine learning across the company's products (Steven Levy/Backchannel)

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 22:55

Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Inside Google's “ML Ninja” program for teaching its coders AI techniques as it looks to apply machine learning across the company's products  —  Carson Holgate is training to become a ninja.  —  Not in the martial arts—she's already done that.  Holgate, 26, holds a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

YouTube announces live streaming is coming to its mobile app, available now for select creators, rolling out more broadly soon (Ken Yeung/VentureBeat)

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 19:55

Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
YouTube announces live streaming is coming to its mobile app, available now for select creators, rolling out more broadly soon  —  YouTube announced that it is adding the capability to broadcast live video right from its mobile app.  This capability is said to be rolling out to select creators first …

Uber starts showing upfront fares for uberX instead of multipliers but keeps dynamic pricing (Andrew J . Hawkins/The Verge)

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 19:30

Andrew J . Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber starts showing upfront fares for uberX instead of multipliers but keeps dynamic pricing  —  Surge pricing has long been Uber's Achilles' heel: during periods of excessive demand, when there are more riders than drivers, Uber increases its normal prices to encourage drivers to flood the zone.

Apple announces it will discontinue Thunderbolt Display amid speculation that it will soon launch 4K or 5K version (Matthew Panzarino/TechCrunch)

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 18:30

Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple announces it will discontinue Thunderbolt Display amid speculation that it will soon launch 4K or 5K version  —  Apple today announced that it is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display, the large external display many use to connect to MacBooks or other Macs for extra screen real estate.

Two-person broadcasts, waiting rooms for viewers, and live broadcasts with filters via MSQRD coming to Facebook Live soon (Fitz Tepper/TechCrunch)

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 16:05

Fitz Tepper / TechCrunch:
Two-person broadcasts, waiting rooms for viewers, and live broadcasts with filters via MSQRD coming to Facebook Live soon  —  Today at VidCon Facebook pre-announced three new big product updates for Facebook Live, their live-streaming platform built into Facebook.

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