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Simone Stolzoff / Quartz:
Slack has acquired Astro, a productivity startup that makes tools to surface important information from your emails and calendar   —  There's a common understanding that there are two types of people in this world: Slack people and email people.  In reality, most modern offices use both …
Sep 24, 2018, 11:50 AMIn context
Hanna Kozlowska / Quartz:
Chartbeat: when Facebook experienced a 45-minute outage on August 3 in many parts of the world, direct traffic to news websites spiked by 11%, search was up 8%   —  What happens when internet users can't go on Facebook?  Some turn to other social media platforms to joke about it.
Sep 23, 2018, 3:55 PMIn context
Katherine Ellen Foley / Quartz:
The FDA cleared the Apple Watch Series 4's heart monitoring abilities based on Apple-backed studies but mandated Apple label the risks of inaccurate readings   —  When Apple unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 4 yesterday (Sept. 12), the device received a lot of attention for its health-monitoring capabilities.
Sep 13, 2018, 7:35 PMIn context
Corinne Purtill / Quartz:
A look at how AI is helping kidney patients in the US by accelerating donor matching times on paired exchanges   —  There used to be only three ways off of a kidney transplant waiting list.  The first was to find a healthy person from within one's own pool of friends and family …
Sep 12, 2018, 6:45 AMIn context
Dave Gershgorn / Quartz:
California's governor signs a bill that replaces cash bail with an algorithmic system to calculate risk of flight or reoffending from October 2019   —  Instead of leaving cash as collateral for freedom before a trial in court, those accused of crimes in California will be graded by an algorithm, starting in October 2019.
Sep 10, 2018, 1:00 AMIn context
Matthew De Silva / Quartz:
Ripple's general counsel Brynly Llyr has left the company as it prepares for a class action lawsuit about whether its XRP cryptocurrency is a security or not   —  The general counsel of one of the world's leading cryptocurrency companies has departed her post.
Sep 9, 2018, 5:05 AMIn context
Dave Gershgorn / Quartz:
Healthcare AI has the same racial and gender biases as the data used to train it, which must be addressed if AI systems are to help make real medical decisions   —  Imagine there was a simple test to see whether you were developing Alzheimer's disease.  You would look at a picture and describe it …
Sep 8, 2018, 11:25 PMIn context
Abdi Latif Dahir / Quartz:
Benin imposes a per-megabyte tax on its citizens for accessing the internet and social media apps, joining other African countries like Zambia and Uganda   —  Benin has joined a growing list of African states imposing levies for using the internet.  —  The government passed a decree …
Sep 5, 2018, 2:50 AMIn context
Abdi Latif Dahir / Quartz:
After a nine-day strike, drivers sign a deal with five taxi-hailing services in Kenya, including Uber and Taxify, to improve compensation and working conditions   —  Ride-hailing car drivers in Kenya have signed a deal with their service providers and the government in the latest tussle over poor pay and growing local competition.
Jul 22, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context
Abdi Latif Dahir / Quartz:
As more African governments restrict internet access, activists push back by calling them out, educating users on workarounds, and even hacking government sites   —  First, it was “gossip” that supposedly pushed Uganda's government to introduce a tax on social media use.
Jul 20, 2018, 7:55 AMIn context

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