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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter says a customer support employee on their last day of work deactivated Trump's account for 11 minutes   —  For 11 beautiful minutes, the President was off Twitter  —  President Donald Trump's Twitter account, @realdonaldtrump, disappeared from the site for around five beautiful minutes shortly before 7PM ET.
Nov 2, 2017, 9:25 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Lawyers from Facebook, Google, Twitter stuck to prepared statements and vague promises during Tues. Senate hearings, and none promised to support Honest Ads act   —  In a high-stakes meeting, lawyers stick to the script  —  A bipartisan group of Senators grilled tech companies today …
Oct 31, 2017, 8:45 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) review: beautiful design, excellent e-ink display, but can't use Audible narration while reading and is expensive   —  Drowning in books  —  A decade after its release, the Kindle is a curiosity.  Tablets — including some made by Amazon — have long since outstripped the e-reader in power and features.
Oct 31, 2017, 9:20 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Coda, a collaborative editor with word processor and spreadsheet tools, launches in private beta, reveals $60M in funding over two rounds, Reid Hoffman on board   —  From rows and columns to custom apps  —  When Shishir Mehrotra worked at YouTube, he was struck by the relatively pedestrian tools that kept the site running.
Oct 19, 2017, 7:35 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
“Nude” app uses machine learning locally on device to find nude pics of users before moving them to PIN-protected vault, available for iOS, Android app to come   —  Making the camera roll safe for sharing  —  Nudes are an inconvenient truth of the mobile era.
Oct 18, 2017, 7:20 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
How Facebook's automated ad auctions reward popular but polarizing messages with lower unit costs   —  As the debate intensifies around Russian ad buys in the US election, a fundamental aspect of Facebook's platform has gone mostly overlooked.  Facebook's auction-based system rewards ads …
Oct 11, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Amazon debuts updated Fire TV with 4K and HDR support, Dolby Atmos integration, 2160p video at 60 frames per second, available for $70 preorder today   —  And it's tiny, too  —  Amazon today introduced a new Fire TV with HDR and 4K capabilities, which marks the first time the device has offered the higher-resolution video.
Sep 27, 2017, 2:30 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Amazon unveils new Echo with smaller design, cloth surface and multiple color options, improved speakers, multi-room audio, for $100 or $250 for three   —  A smaller, more powerful voice device  —  Amazon introduced a second-generation version of the Echo today with a dedicated bass tweeter and a modified, shorter design.
Sep 27, 2017, 1:48 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Access to stolen contact info of Instagram users sold for $10 per search via a now-offline site; Instagram now says non-verified users may have been impacted   —  Selena Gomez was first.  Who's next?  —  A bug that exposed users' contact information affected a far greater number of accounts than Instagram originally said.
Sep 1, 2017, 7:25 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
How YouTube started using Google Brain's AI to improve video recommendations in 2015, which now drive 70% of videos' watch time   —  Google Brain gave YouTube new life  —  Sometime late last year, as I was playing a video game named Dishonored 2, I did a routine YouTube search about how to beat a tricky section of the game.
Aug 30, 2017, 7:30 PMIn context

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IBM:
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