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October 18, 2017, 9:05 PM

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James Vincent / The Verge:
DeepMind's new Go-playing AI wins 90% of time against version of AlphaGo that beat world champ, trained solely by reinforcement learning without human input  —  The company's latest AlphaGo AI learned superhuman skills by playing itself over and over  —  Google's AI subsidiary DeepMind …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook and Google helped Secure America Now, a conservative nonprofit advocacy group, target ads for an anti-refugee campaign in swing states  —  The big tech companies worked closely with Secure America Now to target an audience the group felt could be swayed by the message.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook officially starts rolling out its discovery-focused “Explore Feed” on desktop and mobile  —  Facebook's tests of an alternative News Feed dubbed the “Explore” feed have progressed to a full rollout, the company now confirms.  Previously available on mobile devices …
Kevin Collier / BuzzFeed:
Twitter took 11 months after being notified by GOP to shut down a fake Twitter account with 136K+ followers run by a Russian troll farm, posing as Tennessee GOP  —  The account was one of hundreds created by Russia's Internet Research Agency and drew 136,000 followers by tweeting divisive messages …
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer.com:
Mozilla, Microsoft, Google, Samsung, and W3C agree to unify cross-browser web documentation under Mozilla's MDN portal, rebranded as MDN Web Docs  —  Mozilla, Microsoft, Google, Samsung, and the W3C have agreed today to unify all their documentation sites under one single roof, on Mozilla's MDN portal.
Karissa Bell / Mashable:
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Blue Apron to lay off 6%, or more than 250 employees after going public earlier this year  —  As Blue Apron approaches its next earnings report in a couple of weeks, the company said Wednesday that it is laying off 6 percent of its staff as part of “a company-wide realignment of personnel to support its strategic priorities.”
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Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
MongoDB prices IPO above range at $24, may raise up to $220.8M at a valuation of about $1.2B  —  MongoDB has finished up what is essentially the final step in going public, pricing its IPO at $24and raising $192 million in the process.  —  The company will debut on the public markets tomorrow …
More: MongoDB and CNBC
Alex Webb / Bloomberg:
Apple partners with General Electric to develop industrial mobile apps for managing machinery, factories, and power plants  —  Businesses want same experiences as consumers, executive says  —  Apple makes GE's Predix its preferred industrial platform  —  General Electric Co. is teaming …
Joe Shields / AnandTech:
HP unveils $1,749+ ZBook x2 2-in-1 workstation with 14-inch 4K display, 7th and 8th generation i7, up to 32GB RAM, optimized for Adobe apps, shipping in Dec.  —  Today at the Adobe MAX conference in Las Vegas, HP will showcase their new HP ZBook x2.  The ZBook x2 will be HP's …
New York Times:
PolitiFact and Snopes, using Google AdSense, unwittingly hosted ads by fake news publishers; source says AdSense has terminated the ads  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The headlines are eye-catching.  Melania Trump is leaving the White House!  Home renovation cable star Joanna Gaines has abandoned her HGTV show and husband Chip Gaines!
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Adobe turns Lightroom CC into a new cloud photography service, providing 1TB of storage with support for RAW images, and introduces new pricing plans  —  Adobe's annual Adobe MAX conference kicks off today, and the company is introducing a whole slew of updates to its Creative Cloud platform.

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