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Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Twitter's Android app inflated video ad metrics between Nov. 7 and Dec. 12, source says by up to 35%; Twitter admits technical error and refunds advertisers   —  A bug in a recent version of Twitter's Android app inflated video advertising metrics by as much as 35%, a person familiar with the matter told Business Insider.
Dec 22, 2016, 6:40 PMIn context
Sam Shead / Business Insider:
DeepMind is building a team in the US to work on Google products   —  London artificial intelligence lab DeepMind is setting up a sizeable new team in the US in a bid to increase collaboration with parent company Google.  —  DeepMind, bought by Google in 2014 for £400 million …
Dec 20, 2016, 2:35 PMIn context
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Behind Pebble's demise: competition from Apple, difficulty paying suppliers, the fizzled Intel deal, and a disappointing collaboration with watchmaker Citizen   —  For a moment, it looked like the story would have a happy ending.  —  As struggling smartwatch maker Pebble discussed selling itself to Fitbit …
Dec 18, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Google Maps now shows which locations are wheelchair-friendly, thanks to a group of employees who worked on it in their “20% time”   —  Google Maps is now wheelchair-friendly.  —  The wildly popular map app will now tell you whether locations are suitable for people with access needs …
Dec 17, 2016, 4:05 AMIn context
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Sources: Snap Inc. is exploring acquisitions of startups building drones, wearable cameras, and AR/VR applications to further its mission as a camera company   —  Snapchat is on the hunt for a wide range of hardware acquisitions, as it seeks to further its new mission of creating cameras …
Dec 16, 2016, 10:05 PMIn context
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Facebook underreported iPhone traffic to Instant Articles tracked by comScore from Sept. 30 to Nov. 30; report says some publishers' numbers affected by 10-20%   —  Facebook announced on Friday that it had made another measurement error, this time affecting publishers that use its Instant Articles content platform.
Dec 16, 2016, 10:30 AMIn context
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
Source: Amazon is building an Uber-like app that connects shipments with truck drivers, slated to launch summer 2017   —  Amazon is building an app that matches truck drivers with shippers, a new service that would deepen its presence in the $800 billion trucking industry …
Dec 15, 2016, 3:50 PMIn context
Oliver Darcy / Business Insider:
Prominent conservatives express alarm at Facebook's move against fake news, worrying their voices will be suppressed and fact checking won't be applied evenly   —  Conservatives reacted with alarm to Facebook's announcement that it will partner with fact-checkers to combat so-called fake news …
Dec 15, 2016, 3:40 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Palantir CEO Alex Karp was the only Trump summit attendee from a private firm, showing Peter Thiel's influence   —  President-elect Donald Trump met with top tech executives on Wednesday.  —  The execs that Trump talked to included the people who run some of the most valuable companies in the US …
Dec 14, 2016, 5:30 PMIn context
Cadie Thompson / Business Insider:
General Motors CEO Mary Barra on firm's path into self-driving era, how GM pilot programs will differ from competitors', future of personal car ownership, more   —  GM's CEO, Mary Barra, thinks your car could soon turn into a “second office.”  —  With autonomous cars on the horizon …
Dec 12, 2016, 11:35 AMIn context

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