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Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Feb 16, 2018, 12:30 PMIn context
Jenny Anderson / Quartz:
Inside Bridge International Academies, a controversial for-profit company using tablets to send scripted lesson plans to teachers in developing nations   —  On a Monday morning in October, Faith stands before her class of kids, ages 10 and up.  She looks down at her tablet computer, which details the day's lessons.
Jan 27, 2018, 9:55 PMIn context
Dave Gershgorn / Quartz:
Jérôme Pesenti, former CEO of BenevolentTech and IBM Big Data CTO, to head up Facebook's AI Research lab; Yann LeCun steps into new role as chief AI scientist   —  Facebook has replaced the man Mark Zuckerberg recruited to run its artificial intelligence research …
Jan 23, 2018, 2:02 PMIn context
Karen Hao / Quartz:
Some students are taking advantage of free electricity in their dorms to mine cryptocurrencies, resulting in higher profit margins than most miners   —  Mark was a sophomore at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when he began mining cryptocurrencies more or less by accident.
Jan 8, 2018, 6:55 PMIn context
Joon Ian Wong / Quartz:
Ripple, NEM, Ardor, Stellar, and Dash topped the list of best-performing cryptoassets in 2017; Bitcoin's value rose 1,318% during 2017 vs. 36,018% for Ripple   —  Bitcoin's value grew by more than 1,000% in 2017, but that wasn't enough to even place it among the 10 best-performing cryptoassets of the year.
Jan 3, 2018, 7:20 AMIn context
Ananya Bhattacharya / Quartz:
In 2017, India's IT industry saw tens of thousands of layoffs amid slowdown in revenue, increasing automation, which is making many entry-level IT jobs obsolete   —  For Indian techies, 2017 was the stuff of nightmares.  —  One of the top employment generators until a few years ago …
Dec 27, 2017, 11:15 PMIn context
Karen Hao / Quartz:
JD.com plans to open hundreds of unmanned convenience stores across China, has tested stores at its Beijing HQ using RFID, facial and image recognition   —  A little more than a year ago, Amazon announced a new grocery store concept that promised customers a human-less shopping experience.
Dec 20, 2017, 8:31 AMIn context
Mike Murphy / Quartz:
The number of AmazonBasics products available on Amazon.com grew from about 250 products in June 2013 to over 1,500 products now, according to Internet Archive   —  Amazon launched a house brand, called AmazonBasics, in 2009.  It was originally a way for Amazon to sell low-cost …
Dec 18, 2017, 3:56 AMIn context
Yomi Kazeem / Quartz:
Report: monthly broadband in parts of Africa costs more than the national minimum wage; only seven of 36 countries had monthly broadband packages under $50   —  In parts of the continent, monthly broadband packages cost more than national minimum wage.  —  In Nigeria, for example …
Dec 6, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Keith Collins / Quartz:
Android phones send nearby cell tower address data to Google even when location services are disabled; Google says it will end the practice by end of November   —  Many people realize that smartphones track their locations.  But what if you actively turn off location services, haven't used any apps …
Nov 21, 2017, 7:10 AMIn context

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
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.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
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