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Chris Welch / The Verge:
YouTube collaborates with Jigsaw to launch Redirect Method, responding to certain keyword searches with videos that discredit extremist recruiting narratives   —  YouTube is taking its next step in countering extremism and terrorist content on its platform.  Today the company announced …
Jul 20, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Snap is now selling its Spectacles on Amazon, at the same $129.99 price   —  Remember when people waited in long lines for them?  —  After introducing them to the world with buzzy, pop-up vending machine drops and then eventually expanding to direct web orders, Snap has begun selling its Spectacles camera glasses through Amazon.
Jul 18, 2017, 2:55 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Vizio sues financially troubled LeEco over failed merger, alleges only $40M of $100M termination fee was paid, and seeks $60M in damages   —  Vizio says LeEco had already ‘begun to collapse’ when $2 billion deal was announced  —  Vizio has filed two lawsuits against troubled Chinese electronics company LeEco …
Jul 12, 2017, 11:30 AMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Bixby Voice beta hands-on: appears to lack knowledge base, struggles with text messages, but interacts well with third-party apps, works best on local tasks   —  You'll be tapping 'Let's improve' a lot  —  The Bixby button on the side of Samsung's fantastic Galaxy S8 is finally getting its most important feature: voice support.
Jun 21, 2017, 7:35 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
It's official: Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV later this year   —  The rumors were true: Amazon's video app is finally coming to Apple's TV streaming box.  Today at WWDC, it was announced that Amazon Prime Video will soon be available for Apple TV.
Jun 5, 2017, 1:50 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
YouTube updates “ad friendly” guidelines, takes a stronger stance on hateful and demeaning content, and inappropriate use of family entertainment characters   —  More guidance for video creators and three new types of ad-unfriendly content  —  YouTube is taking new steps today …
Jun 1, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Twitter warns Vine users that email addresses and phone numbers were exposed for less than 24 hours   —  Apparently getting shut down wasn't bad enough  —  Vine as we once knew it has already been shut down, but unfortunately that doesn't mean the information you provided to the Twitter-owned company is secure.
May 19, 2017, 3:05 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon launches 4K Alexa-powered Fire TVs with voice remote, available for preorder now, starting at $449 for the 43" model, $899 for 65"   —  Amazon's war with Roku enters its next phase  —  Like Roku before it, Amazon is working with TV makers to release smart televisions …
May 16, 2017, 10:20 AMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon doesn't let you block contact from specific people on Echo, says it “will be available in the coming weeks”   —  The new Alexa feature has some major privacy flaws  —  Amazon seems to have made a significant oversight in bringing voice calls and messaging to its Echo speakers …
May 13, 2017, 6:35 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google Home now supports up to six users and can distinguish voice of speaker to provide personalized results, available in US, expanding to UK within months   —  Up to six people can train Home to recognize their voice  —  Google Home can now be trained to identify the different voices of people you live with.
Apr 20, 2017, 12:13 PMIn context

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