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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese artificial intelligence start-up SenseTime Group is planning an initial public offering (IPO) and aims to open a research and development (R&D) center in the United States as early as next year, its founder told Reuters in an interview. [...]
2017-Nov-23
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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Bangkok's famous street-food vendors have joined the digital revolution, embracing payment via Quick Response (QR) barcodes that can be read using smartphones. [...]
2017-Nov-23
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Earlier
TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A newspaper advertisement for an Uber Technologies Inc stock sale was juxtaposed on Wednesday with a report that the ride-service provider had covered up a data hack - something of a metaphor for Uber, a company with boundless investor interest, but whose penchant for rule-breaking has [...]
2017-Nov-22
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(Reuters) - YouTube stepped up enforcement of its guidelines for videos aimed at children, the unit of Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday, responding to criticism that it has failed to protect children from adult content. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is poised to vote on Dec. 14 to rescind the so-called net neutrality rules championed by former President Barack Obama. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would build a web page to allow users to see which Russian propaganda accounts they have liked or followed, after U.S. lawmakers demanded that the social network be more open about the reach of the accounts. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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(Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd is considering raising its offer to buy rival Qualcomm Inc by offering more of its own stock, following consultation with several of Qualcomm's top shareholders, according to people familiar with the matter. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Air New Zealand said on Wednesday it has teamed up with Swiss travel start-up Winding Tree to explore applications based on blockchain technology that could help the national flag carrier of New Zealand improve the efficiency and security of services such as booking and baggage tracking. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - German business software giant SAP , which last month said its South African sales commissions were being probed by U.S. regulators, has launched an investigation into its business practices in the Gulf region, it said on Wednesday. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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LONDON (Reuters) - Tech stocks remain the largest net sector exposure for equity hedge funds, which are set to deliver their strongest returns since 2013, Goldman Sachs said on Wednesday in a note on the industry's most and least favored areas of the market. [...]
2017-Nov-22
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I had thought that I might be able to resume at least some blogging here, but it's just not going to happen. Too much to do — and soon I will begin blogging in support of my forthcoming book How to Think. Please keep an eye on that site, if [...]
2017-Sep-04
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
While I'm on the twofold subject of (a) reading outside my speciality and (b) asking for help, I want to say something about the theologian Ephraim Radner. Several people I know and admire very much have encouraged me to read Radner, whom they in turn admire very much, and for [...]
2017-Sep-01
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
This is just a brief follow-up to last night's post on my personal blog about my experience reading biblical scholars. All scholarly guilds have their characteristic markers of valid participation, but they vary considerably. For biblical scholars those markers seem to be, as far as I can tell, largely structural: [...]
2017-Sep-01
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Here's a brief description of a course I'll be teaching next semester: In a wonderful early poem, "Merlin Enthralled," Richard Wilbur describes the way that magic drains from the Arthurian world when the wizard is no longer around to generate it: Fate would be fated; dreams desire to sleep. This the forsaken will [...]
2017-Aug-28
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... because there's a new Adam Roberts novel! No one has yet said to me, “Of course you praise Adam Roberts's novels, you're his friend.” But if anyone ever did say that to me I'd reply that Adam and I have become friends in large part because I admire his novels [...]
2017-Aug-26
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We're going to have radio silence here at Text Patterns for a while — I'm coming to the end of a year of research leave and have a number of projects, small and large, that I need to wrap up before school resumes in August. One of those projects is [...]
2017-Jun-27
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
I have many questions — real, deep, sincere questions — about this.Does Katherine Dettwyler really believe that a person deserves torture and death for stealing a poster? Or does she, rather, believe that a person deserves torture and death for being a clueless privileged culturally-imperialist white male? Or does she, [...]
2017-Jun-27
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Few writers have meant as much to me, as consistently, over many years as Loren Eiseley — I say a bit about my teenage discovery of him in this essay. I am now writing a piece on the new Library of America edition of his essays for Education and Culture, [...]
2017-Jun-26
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In his blog-through of the works of H. G. Wells, Adam Roberts has reached Tono-Bungay, and there's much food for thought in the post. Real food, not patent medicine like Tono-Bungay itself. Much of the novel, in Adam's account, considers just that relationship: between the real and the unreal, the [...]
2017-Jun-26
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
At Macdrifter, Gabe Weatherhead makes a vital point: But Apple has a blind spot that I think might mean the iPad never has parity with the Mac. The App Store just doesn't encourage big powerful app development. The price point on the iOS App Store is too low for many indie [...]
2017-Jun-24
Source: New Atlantis: Technology