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Katharine Schwab / Fast Company:
A look at Unfold, whose templates app for Instagram Stories has 11M+ users including celebs like Selena Gomez, as it launches a design agency focused on Stories   —  Alfonso Cobo saw the potential in Stories early on.  Today, his template app has 11 million users, and he's launching a design agency focused on Stories alone.
Nov 4, 2018, 12:15 PMIn context
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
Source: Apple will launch an iPhone with Intel's 8161 5G modem chip in 2020; Intel will likely be the sole modem supplier for that year's iPhones   —  Apple's 5G iPhone will come to market in 2020, a source with knowledge of Apple's plans says.  —  Apple plans to use Intel's 8161 5G modem chip in its 2020 phones.
Nov 4, 2018, 5:05 AMIn context
Fast Company:
Many of the economists who testified at FTC hearings this week and dismissed or criticized the idea of tech monopolies received money from big tech in the past   —  Amid growing concern over the power of such behemoths as Amazon, Google, Facebook, and other tech giants, in recent months there's …
Oct 20, 2018, 7:50 PMIn context
Stephanie Mehta / Fast Company:
Q&A with Kirsten Green, as her VC firm Forerunner Ventures announces it is raising a new $360M fund, one of the largest raised by a woman-founded venture firm   —  Kirsten Green, founder and managing partner of Forerunner Ventures, has been an enthusiastic supporter of the direct …
Oct 9, 2018, 5:50 AMIn context
Steven Melendez / Fast Company:
MIT/Qatar project aims to use machine learning to detect fake news sites, taking into account their content, URLs, Wikipedia pages and Twitter presence   —  Thanks to social media, it's easy to come across reporting from unfamiliar news sources around the world.
Oct 4, 2018, 3:45 PMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Jen Fitzpatrick, head of Google Maps and once-intern of 1999, on the consistency of Google's culture, ongoing opportunities for Maps, possibilities with AR   —  Jen Fitzpatrick started out in Google's first class of interns in 1999.  She now runs one of the company's most important businesses.
Sep 27, 2018, 2:55 AMIn context
Sean Captain / Fast Company:
Alphabet's DeepMind partners with Unity to accelerate machine learning by building virtual environments to develop and test AI algorithms   —  Intelligent design versus evolution isn't just a divide in people's worldviews.  It's also been a divide in the artificial intelligence community.
Sep 26, 2018, 12:30 PMIn context
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
A look at new Microsoft video conferencing and meeting tech, including a feature, available now, that lets participants blur the background of their location   —  Microsoft let me sit in on the rehearsal for its futuristic “meetings of the future” demo in Orlando.  Here's what I learned.
Sep 24, 2018, 6:15 PMIn context
Ainsley Harris / Fast Company:
Profile of Arlan Hamilton, founder of Backstage Capital, which is focused on underrepresented founders and is launching a $36M fund for black women founders   —  Backstage in the greenroom of the podcast festival where she's scheduled to appear, Arlan Hamilton is quietly singing the lyrics to Janet Jackson's “Control.”
Sep 13, 2018, 9:35 AMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Google says it's decided to discontinue its email app Inbox, which focused on simplicity, by the end of next March   —  Back in 2014, the folks at Google responsible for Gmail did something unexpected: They introduced a new email app.  On the back end, Inbox was the same thing as Gmail, and worked with your existing Gmail address.
Sep 12, 2018, 2:21 PMIn context

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