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    1. Algorithmia now helps businesses manage and deploy their machine learning models

      Algorithmia started out as an online marketplace for — can you guess it? — algorithms. Many of these algorithms that developers offered on the service focused on machine learning (think face detection, sentiment analysis, etc.). Today, with the boom in ML/AI, that’s obviously a big draw and Algorithmia is now taking its next step in this direction with the launch of a new…

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    2. Duolingo can now help you learn Chinese

      Duolingo can now help you learn Chinese

      Earlier this year, Duolingo launched its Japanese course, which marked the first time the popular language learning service offered support for an Asian language. Since then, it’s also launched support for Korean and starting today, you can use the services mobile and web apps to learn Chinese (or, to be more precise, Modern Standard Mandarin), too. The company notes that a Chinese…

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    3. LinkedIn rolls out its Career Advice mentoring program to Us, Uk and India

      LinkedIn rolls out its Career Advice mentoring program to Us, Uk and India

      LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social platform for the working world with some 530 million members, has made a big push in the last couple of years to position itself not just as a place to look for new jobs and network, but as a place for professional development — including services for online learning; steady streams of news and other content to expand your knowledge; and most…

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    4. AT&T and Tech Mahindra launch open source AI project

      While its name still implies a focus on the Linux kernel, the Linux Foundation has long become a service organization that helps other open source groups run their own foundations and projects (think Cloud Foundry, the Cloud Native Compute Foundation, the Node.js Foundation, etc.). Today, the group is adding a new project to its stable: the Acumos project, which was started by AT&T and…

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    5. Why Snapchat Spectacles failed

      Why Snapchat Spectacles failed

      How come only 0.08% of Snapchat’s users bought its camera sunglasses? Hundreds of thousands of pairs of Spectacles sit rotting in warehouses after the company bungled the launch. Initial hype and lines for its roving, limited time only Snapbot vending machines led Snap to overestimate demand but underdeliver on quality and content. Massive piles of assembled and unassembled…

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    6. SEC fines Zenefits nearly $1 million for misleading investors

      SEC fines Zenefits nearly $1 million for misleading investors

      The SEC is showing its muscle in Silicon Valley with a crackdown on bad behavior, starting with unicorn startup Zenefits and its former CEO Parker Conrad. First noted on BuzzFeed, the human resources startup has agreed to pay nearly $1 million in fines to settle accusations made by the SEC that the company made, “materially false and misleading statements and omissions” to…

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    7. Blue Canoe takes on language learning with a focus on pronunciation

      Blue Canoe takes on language learning with a focus on pronunciation

      If you want to pick up a new language, there’s no shortage of options. But one aspect of the process that has been neglected is pronunciation, which is especially important for professionals. Online, learning pronunciation is generally “hear a recording, then repeat it.” A new platform, Blue Canoe uses an established curriculum and machine learning to make things easier and…

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    8. Think F.A.S.T. is a VR app designed to help diagnose stroke symptoms

      It’s not often that the phrase “but cadavers are expensive” comes up in a product briefing. But in all of the possible contexts that one might utter that particular string of words, a demo of a surgical VR training tool is probably the least unsettling. Ahead of debuting Think F.A.S.T. at a medical conference this week, Qualcomm stopped by our offices to show off the…

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    9. Bot-hunting Twitter bot sniffs out bogus political tweets

      Bot-hunting Twitter bot sniffs out bogus political tweets

      If you’ve ever wondered if the hashtag heavy, politically far afield Twitter user you’re about to eviscerate in 140 characters is totally delusional or merely not quite sentient, well, wonder no more. On Wenesday, Quartz just launched a handy Twitter bot known as @probabot_ to sort so much automated chaff from Twitter’s proverbial fields of wheat. Probabot identifies…

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    10. Twitter gets a surprise beat in Q3 on sales of $590M and EPS of $0.10

      Twitter gets a surprise beat in Q3 on sales of $590M and EPS of $0.10

      Twitter reported its earnings this morning for Q3, and watchers of the company, used to seeing declines across the board, got an unexpected piece of news: the social media platform reported revenues of $590 million on adjusted earnings per share of $0.10. Total monthly active users for Q3 were 330 million, up 4 million from the prior quarter and an increase of 4% year-over-year. US MAUs grew…

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    11. What happens when two product design gurus talk about mobile?

      It’s not possible in the modern world to avoid in the mobile platform, and we’ve famously seen the rise of mobile-only startups like Instagram, which for many years didn’t even have a website. It’s highly appropriate therefore that we cover what its like to launch and scale mobile products at TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Australia (Nov. 16 in Sydney). To…

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    12. Amazon introduces subscriptions for Alexa skills, makes them free for Prime members

      Amazon introduces subscriptions for Alexa skills, makes them free for Prime members

      After grabbing 70 percent of the voice-controlled speaker market, Amazon says it’s now opening up a way for third-party developers to make money from their voice apps, known as skills, on its Alexa platform. The company announced it has introduced the ability for customers to access premium subscription content within the Jeopardy! skill – the first skill maker to receive access…

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    13. In Eric Ries’ new book, he tells companies to turn every unit into a cash-strapped ‘startup’

      In Eric Ries’ new book, he tells companies to turn every unit into a cash-strapped ‘startup’

      All companies are startups until they aren’t. Many struggle to find their way back, too. It’s not the days of constrained resources or terrible pay or the heart-stopping uncertainty that they’re missing, of course. Instead, the problem is that it’s a lot harder to implement change at an “established” organization, particularly one that’s making money.…

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    14. Benchmark just funded a stealthy AI company founded Qualcomm’s former head of R&D

      Benchmark just funded a stealthy AI company founded Qualcomm’s former head of R&D

      Nayeem Islam has spent the last eight years with chipmaker Qualcomm, where he founded its Silicon Valley-based R&D facility, recruited its entire team and oversaw research on all aspects of security, including applying analysis techniques like machine learning on mobile devices and in the network to detect threats early. One of the group’s projects, in fact, was focused…

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    15. CamSoda is updating its streaming network to support language lessons

      CamSoda is updating its streaming network to support language lessons

      Not to be outdone by other streaming media sites, adult site CamSoda [Partially NSFW] is introducing language lessons. That’s right: you can learn all about conjugation, declension, and perhaps reproduction from scantily-dressed teachers. CamSoda models requested the service when they found it fun to teach the folks they spoke with online about differences in languages. Further, the…

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    16. Microsoft and AWS could be the strangest cloud bedfellows yet

      Microsoft and AWS could be the strangest cloud bedfellows yet

      Today hell did not freeze over, but something remarkable happened. Microsoft and AWS announced they were working on a project together. Project Gluon is an open source, deep learning project for building, deploying and managing machine learning models. It’s worth noting that AWS and Microsoft compete fiercely in the cloud market. In fact, they each have artificial intelligence toolkits…

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    17. Games account for over half of the 3M+ ARKit-powered app downloads, 62% of revenue

      Games account for over half of the 3M+ ARKit-powered app downloads, 62% of revenue

      ARKit, Apple’s augmented reality framework that CEO Tim Cook recently likened to being as “dramatic” a development as the App Store itself, has now been installed over 3 million times worldwide through a host of ARKit-powered apps and games, according to a new report out today from Sensor Tower. The app store intelligence firm also examined the most popular ARKit apps, and…

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    18. Box’s dalliance with AI foretells a broader shift in content management

      Box’s dalliance with AI foretells a broader shift in content management

      As Box CEO Aaron Levie pointed out at his BoxWorks keynote this week, content management has been an evolving field since it came into being as an enterprise software concept in the 1990s. Back in those days, the state of the art was network drives. As content spread across the organization, we saw the rise of enterprise content management. Later file sharing tools developed and finally the…

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    19. New research shows that apps can help combat screen addictions

      New research shows that apps can help combat screen addictions

      Any human advancement has been fraught with the opportunity for misuse and abuse, and the internet, with its avenues for diversion and entertainment, is no different. In recent years, psychologists and society at large has begun wrestling with the problems of screen addiction and its corollaries in online pornography addiction, gambling addiction, and gaming addiction more broadly. And just…

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