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September 27, 2016, 11:40 PM

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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google Translate now converts Chinese into English with neural machine translation  —  Google today is announcing that web and mobile versions of Google Translate are now using a new neural machine translation system for all translations from Chinese into English — and the app conducts those translations about 18 million times a day.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Google debuts data-friendly YouTube Go app for Android with offline viewing, Bluetooth sharing, video previews, more and expands public Wi-Fi program in India  —  Google has introduced a new version of YouTube that is dedicated to users in emerging markets.  —  ‘YouTube Go’ is initially available in India and Android only.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Source: Facebook is ready to launch Facebook at Work, its enterprise collaboration network, in the next few weeks; companies will be charged per user  —  Facebook is ready to make work as addictive as socializing.  The company plans to launch its enterprise communication and collaboration network Facebook …
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Facebook ordered to stop collecting data on WhatsApp users in Germany and to delete info already forwarded to Facebook from roughly 35M German WhatsApp users  —  When WhatsApp, the internet messaging app, announced last month that it was starting to share some of its users' online information with Facebook …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
DJI's Mavic Pro drone is extremely small and portable, packing high-end features, 40MPH speed, 27 mins of battery, starts at $749, less than GoPro Karma at $800  —  The unit is extremely small and portable, but still packs all the high end features DJI drones are known for
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Major music labels, RIAA, others sue stream-ripping site YouTube-MP3 for copyright infringement  —  Two weeks ago, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry published research which claimed that half of 16 to 24-year-olds use stream-ripping tools to copy music from sites like YouTube.
Ian Hamilton / UploadVR:
Occipital unveils $500 VR headset dev kit with room-scale tracking for phones, including iPhones  —  The first time I actually put my money into VR was summer 2014, when I received a Rift DK2 after putting together my first PC from parts purchased on Amazon and elsewhere.
BBC:
HERE to fit Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz cars with sensors to gather data on traffic conditions and driver actions for real-time digital map service coming 2017  —  Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz cars fitted with on-board sensors are to share information in real time about on-street parking spaces and roadworks via a digital map service.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
SAP officially announces acquisition of big data startup Altiscale  —  SAP today issued a statement confirming what some people have known for weeks: its acquisition of Altiscale, a startup that offers cloud-based versions of the Hadoop and Spark open source software for storing, processing …

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