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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
About 2M Spotify users, or 2.3% of users of its free service, are avoiding ads via modified apps or accounts, according to Spotify's IPO filing   —  Over 2 percent of free users  —  Earlier this month, news broke that Spotify was cracking down on users running modded versions of the Spotify app …
Mar 23, 2018, 12:00 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Google says it will spend $300M over the next three years to support journalism and fight disinformation through the newly announced Google News Initiative   —  ‘We need to do more’  —  Google is announcing new efforts today to support the media industry by fighting misinformation and bolstering journalism …
Mar 20, 2018, 11:14 AMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Google unveils Learn with Google AI site for AI and machine learning resources, posts free 15-hour Machine Learning Crash Course used by 18K Google employees   —  A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources  —  Machine learning and AI …
Feb 28, 2018, 5:45 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Nest co-founder Matt Rogers is leaving the company just after it rejoins Google   —  Rogers served as chief product officer at Nest  —  Nest co-founder Matt Rogers announced on Twitter today that he'll be leaving the smart home company.  The news comes just a day after Nest …
Feb 8, 2018, 6:40 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Amazon says it will begin removing lock screen ads on its discounted Prime Exclusive Phone program on February 7 but will reportedly raise phones' prices by $20   —  New devices will drop the ads starting tomorrow  —  Amazon has announced that starting tomorrow, February 7th …
Feb 6, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
FCC chairman Ajit Pai says he is opposed to a proposal for the government to build a 5G network   —  Over the weekend, Axios reported that officials within the Trump administration have been proposing the creation of a nationwide 5G network in order to protect against Chinese leadership in forthcoming networking technology.
Jan 29, 2018, 10:15 AMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Apple's CarPlay is finally coming to select new Toyota and Lexus vehicles, as the automaker eases its stance on exclusively using its own infotainment systems   —  But there's still no sign of Android Auto  —  Toyota's new 2019 Avalon was just announced at the 2018 North American International Auto Show …
Jan 15, 2018, 3:05 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
AT&T announces plans to start rolling out a true 5G network in 12 cities by the end of 2018   —  AT&T has announced plans to roll out a true 5G network in a dozen markets in accordance with the 3GPP's recently released 5G NR (new radio) guidelines by the end of 2018.
Jan 4, 2018, 12:45 AMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Apple begins selling its own Thunderbolt 3 USB-C to USB-C cable, with transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps, for $39   —  Why aren't these the standard ones, again?  —  It's taken a while, but Apple is finally selling its own Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cables in the Apple Store.
Dec 14, 2017, 7:55 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Google updates Assistant with developer support for Spanish, Italian, and other languages, ability to recognize implicit requests, more   —  Also, the Nexus Player is back  —  Google has announced a bunch of new updates coming to Assistant today that should make it possible for developers …
Nov 15, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context

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Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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