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Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Flipboard launches self-service program for publishers, will now highlight mobile friendly sites with a lightning bolt icon   —  New self-serve tools let smaller publishers find readers on Flipboard-and give content creators an incentive to present their work in the best available light.
Oct 10, 2017, 8:50 AMIn context
Nicole LaPorte / Fast Company:
Profile of Giphy, which has 300M DAUs sharing 2B+ GIFs per day, major media partnerships in place, and hopes to shake up internet advertising   —  With 300 million daily users and every major media company as a partner, Giphy's got a feeling it can shake up the internet advertising business.
Oct 4, 2017, 7:20 AMIn context
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
Facebook's Safety Check page for Las Vegas shooting promoted sites giving misinformation like Alt-Right News and End Times Headlines; Google highlighted 4Chan   —  In the wake of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas last night that left more than 50 dead and hundreds injured …
Oct 2, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Sean Captain / Fast Company:
Trivago acquires German machine learning startup Tripl, which makes tools that recommend itineraries and offers based on a user's social media activity   —  The hotel search engine acquired the German machine-learning startup Tripl, which harnesses users' social media activity to make recommendations.
Sep 26, 2017, 6:25 PMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
A profile of Satya Nadella, who has stopped infighting, restored morale, and has led Microsoft over the past 3.5 years as its market cap increased by $250B+   —  Microsoft's CEO has stopped infighting, restored morale, and created more than $250 billion in market value.  All it took was focusing on what matters most.
Sep 18, 2017, 10:35 AMIn context
Daniel Terdiman / Fast Company:
Facebook opens an AI lab in Montreal led by Joelle Pineau, an AI expert at McGill University; Facebook has a total of about 100 people dedicated to AI research   —  Between the new AI lab and others in Silicon Valley, New York, and Paris, Facebook will have a total of 100 people dedicated to AI research.
Sep 15, 2017, 1:05 AMIn context
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
App Annie: Equifax's app disappeared from Apple's App Store and Google Play on September 7, the day it announced the security breach   —  Equifax's mobile app has been removed from both the iOS and Google Play app stores.  According to data from AppAnnie, the app was taken down the same …
Sep 11, 2017, 4:56 PMIn context
Steven Melendez / Fast Company:
A look at projects by Mozilla and Google to make large, open-source datasets containing crowdsourced voice samples available to developers   —  The voice-control platform wars are getting open sourced.  —  Flickr user Internet Archive]  A voice-controlled virtual assistant-Siri, Alexa …
Aug 27, 2017, 1:55 AMIn context
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
Tom Wheeler, in Q&A on Ajit Pai's net neutrality rule rollback, says Verizon, Comcast, AT&T, and Charter will grow at expense of startups and consumers   —  The Trump FCC is simply doing the bidding of Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, and Charter in its quest to abandon rules against blocking …
Aug 1, 2017, 7:40 AMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Shyp ends Chicago, LA, and New York service, leaves San Francisco Bay Area as its only market, refocuses on small businesses, lays off employees   —  The company is leaving most of its markets and retooling its service to serve small businesses rather than consumers—tough decisions that it hopes will lead to profitability.
Jul 21, 2017, 5:30 PMIn context

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