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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. Ohio State University launches its new Digital Flagship University with Apple

      Ohio State University has announced a new digital education initiative in collaboration with Apple that includes a new iOS Design Lab on its Columbus campus and the distribution of iPad Pros to incoming first-year students. Called the Digital Flagship University, the project starts this academic year with the goal of allowing Ohio State’s community to “develop modern mobile skills…

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    13. Google’s WaveNet machine learning-based speech synthesis comes to Assistant

      Google’s WaveNet machine learning-based speech synthesis comes to Assistant

      Last year, Google showed off WaveNet, a new way of generating speech that didn’t rely on a bulky library of word bits or cheap shortcuts that result in stilted speech. WaveNet used machine learning to build a voice sample by sample, and the results were, as I put it then, “eerily convincing.” Previously bound to the lab, the tech has now been deployed in the latest version…

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    14. Here’s everything Google announced today

      Here’s everything Google announced today

      Google held a press conference today in San Francisco, where the company announced everything from new phones to crazy machine-learning powered wearable cameras. It was a flurry of news. Don’t have time to catch up with all of it? We get it — thats why we condensed it all down into one quick slideshow just focusing on the highlights. Tap that right arrow to advance to the next…

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    15. Pluralsight IQ allows engineers to compare skills and proficiencies

      Pluralsight is announcing a new tool this morning to help satiate our innate desire to compare ourselves against one another. Pluralsight IQ is designed to assist developers in assessing their competencies and determining their proficiencies relative to their peers. Engineers taking the test are assigned scores between zero and 300 along with an indicator of attainment — novice,…

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    16. Google’s AI chief thinks reports of the AI apocalypse are greatly exaggerated

      Google’s AI chief thinks reports of the AI apocalypse are greatly exaggerated

      John Giannandrea from Google had many great things to say about artificial intelligence at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. In particular, he thinks that people are too scared about general purpose artificial intelligence. A few years ago, Giannandrea compared artificial intelligence to a 4-year-old child. Today, he revised his statement and said that it’s even worse than that.…

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    17. Flippy, the hamburger cooking robot, gets its first restaurant gig

      Flippy, the hamburger cooking robot, gets its first restaurant gig

      Today at Disrupt SF, we got our first look at Flippy in its final form. Miso Robotics has been showing off its burger-flipping “robotic kitchen assistant” for several months now, but today’s food robotics panel marks the first time we’ve actually seen it put to work in a real-world kitchen. No surprise, Caliburger is the first restaurant to get its hands on a Flippy.…

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    18. TalkIQ raises $14 million Series A to give enterprises AI insights into voice communication

      There’s no shortage of startups building their brands around AI for enterprise. And within the enterprise, few spaces are as competitive as AI-powered voice analytics. TalkIQ is the latest company in the space to carry home a large round of financing with promise. With $14 million in Series A funding, the TalkIQ team is hoping its proprietary tech stack and engineering-heavy team will…

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    19. Salesforce Einstein celebrates its first birthday with a couple of new features

      Salesforce Einstein celebrates its first birthday with a couple of new features

      Salesforce launched Einstein, its artificial intelligence platform just one year ago this week. As it celebrates its first birthday, it’s worth taking a look back at the first year and looking at a couple of enhancements they’re adding as a birthday surprise. It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that Einstein isn’t actually a product at all, even though Salesforce markets…

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