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Aamna Mohdin / Quartz:
Apple's VP of diversity Denise Young Smith says she is “a little” frustrated that “diversity” is “tagged to the people of color, or the women, or the LGBT”   —  Denise Young Smith is Silicon Valley's most powerful black woman.  “My name was not talked about prior to maybe 5 years ago,” she says.
Oct 11, 2017, 3:25 PMIn context
Heather Timmons / Quartz:
Sources: Facebook plans to sign up conservative US magazine The Weekly Standard as a fact-checking partner   —  In its newest attempt to stem the flood of fake news and conspiracy theories online, Facebook plans to sign up a conservative US magazine, the Weekly Standard, as a fact-checking partner …
Oct 7, 2017, 6:25 PMIn context
Mike Murphy / Quartz:
UK filing shows that Google's DeepMind lost £123.5M on £40.2M in revenue in 2016   —  Google acquired the British artificial-intelligence startup DeepMind in 2014 for a reported £400 million (roughly $525 million), a company its cofounder Demis Hassabis once described as aiming at …
Oct 5, 2017, 7:25 PMIn context
Josh Horwitz / Quartz:
China's coders increasingly use Shadowsocks, an open source proxy tool, to bypass the Great Firewall as government cracks down on VPNs   —  This summer Chinese authorities deepened a crackdown on virtual private networks (VPNs)—tools that help internet users inside the mainland access the open, uncensored web.
Sep 25, 2017, 8:00 AMIn context
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Car-sharing startup Turo raises $92M Series D led by Daimler and South Korea's SK Holdings, also acquires Daimler's car sharing platform Croove   —  Car-sharing startup Turo has raised $92 million in series D funding at an undisclosed valuation, the company said today (Sept. 6).
Sep 6, 2017, 8:20 AMIn context
Nikhil Sonnad / Quartz:
China issues new rules forbidding anonymous posts in online communities and discussion forums, effective October 1   —  The Chinese government under president Xi Jinping is continuing to make life on the internet difficult for its potential detractors.  Yesterday (Aug. 25) …
Aug 27, 2017, 10:40 PMIn context
Joon Ian Wong / Quartz:
Profile of China's Bitmain, which is a major player in bitcoin mining rig market, controls 29% of Bitcoin hash rate, and is entering deep learning ASIC market   —  Two years ago, a Chinese chip-design expert named Micree Zhan was reading China's seminal science-fiction novel, The Three-Body Problem …
Aug 23, 2017, 10:35 AMIn context
Keith Collins / Quartz:
DDoS protection company Cloudflare, under fire for continuing to service Daily Stormer, defends its hands-off, content-neutral policy   —  Update 8/16 10:00 p.m. ET: The day after this article was published, Cloudflare terminated its services for the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer.
Aug 15, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Mike Murphy / Quartz:
19 brands in over a dozen categories sold on Amazon with no up front indication Amazon owns them, oftentimes alongside Amazon's generic house brands   —  When you go to Amazon.com, what are you looking for?  Products from the brands you recognize, or perhaps just the cheapest ones—assuming the ratings aren't terrible?
Aug 7, 2017, 2:50 PMIn context
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Inside Uber's partnership with some of New York's unscrupulous car lenders, and its effects on subprime drivers; Uber says it will pause program, investigate   —  Geovanie Rosario signed the lease because it was easy.  Tower Auto Mall came recommended by Uber, as one of four dealers …
Jul 1, 2017, 1:55 AMIn context

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