Selasa, 23 Mei 2017

Snapchat launches Instagram's next Stories feature. It's The Daily Crunch.

THE DAILY CRUNCH
TUESDAY, MAY 23 2017 By Darrell Etherington

All the Stories you can stand, video buoyed the Twitter star and more in The Daily Crunch for May 23, 2017. Plus AI is still trouncing pathetic humans at their own board games of skill.

1. Instagram lets you search across stories

Instagram now lets users search for hashtags and locations across stories, which is another trick it borrowed from Snapchat's playbook. Which is its playbook, too.

I don't even care who's copying who anymore. They've succeeded in making me so bored by the process that all I care about is whether it works for me when I go to actually use it. Which is probably the ideal outcome for FB/Insta.

2. Snapchat creates custom Stories

Instagram's next feature will be custom Stories shared with select friends or by geofence, because that's what Snapchat just launched today. Also, sun will set in the west, rise in the east.

3. Instagram now lets you keep those bad posts

Lots of Instagram users regularly delete posts, generally in an effort to hide their shame when something doesn't get enough likes. It's an understandable impulse, but Instagram wants users to have the option to revisit that bad crap later on with a new Archive feature that keeps those around for a while just in case, letting you restore them if you want.

4. Twitter has a new head of live video

Twitter's new head of live video is Todd Swidler, who was at a games company as CEO previously and was also head of video distribution and partnerships at Bloomberg before that. The social network is betting a lot on live video – maybe everything, given its recent trajectory.

5. Surface Pro update looks good

Microsoft is keeping the outside the same on the new Surface Pro (numbering system dropped) but the insides are all new, and there's a new Pen to go with it. This looks like a good machine – Apple really needs to step up their game to keep pace with Microsoft in notebooks, tbh.

6. Quora now has a self-serve ad platform

Quora now has a self-serve ad platform. The question is, does the Q&A platform itself still have any value, or is it just a glorified Yahoo! Answers at this stage?

7. AlphaGo AI beats another master human opponent

Google DeepMind's Go playing AI has bested another human player, and while the score was technically close, it probably wasn't actually even a contest: The AI isn't programmed to run up the score, just to win as effectively as possible.

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Senin, 22 Mei 2017

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Tech News Flash: Monday -- May 22, 2017

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How Deep Learning Could Fix Trump and Healthcare
Nvidia Is Off to the Autonomous Car Races
Data Watchdog Cautions Google and UK Health Partner
Report: Cybersecurity Dangerously Lax at Mar-a-Lago

Today's Story Highlights

How Deep Learning Could Fix Trump and Healthcare
Nvidia earlier this month launched a massive new push for intelligent
machines, including what is likely the most expensive volume workstation
in the world designed for this purpose. IBM, which has a tight
relationship with Nvidia, launched a quantum computing processor that
has a good chance of massively increasing the speed and intelligence of
thinking systems.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84545.html

Nvidia Is Off to the Autonomous Car Races
Nvidia recently announced that Toyota will use its Drive PX AI car
computer platform for advanced autonomous vehicles slated for
introduction over the next few years. Nvidia is combining breakthroughs
in AI and high-performance computing to build Nvidia Drive PX, the brain
of the autonomous car, said CEO Jensen Huang at Nvidia's GPU Technology
Conference earlier this month.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84549.html

Data Watchdog Cautions Google and UK Health Partner
A British data watchdog has raised questions about whether it was
appropriate for a healthcare trust to share data on 1.6 million patients
with DeepMind Health, an AI company owned by Google. The trust shared
the data in connection with the test phase of Streams, an app designed
to diagnose acute kidney injuries. However, the sharing reportedly was
performed without an appropriate legal basis.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84544.html

Report: Cybersecurity Dangerously Lax at Mar-a-Lago
Internet security at Mar-a-Lago -- the private club President Trump owns
and has dubbed the "Southern White House" -- is weak, based on a recent
investigation. Trump has used the resort to meet with staffers and
foreign heads of state on official business. In February, he took a call
about a North Korean ballistic missile launch in Mar-a-Lago's dining
room, with members and waiters present.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84548.html

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Ford's new CEO comes from its future bets. It's The Daily Crunch.

THE DAILY CRUNCH
MONDAY, MAY 22 2017 By Darrell Etherington

Ford refocuses on the industry's future, Facebook isn't doing that great with protecting kids and more in The Daily Crunch for May 22, 2017.

1. Ford's new CEO is its top mobility tech guy

Ford CEO Mark Fields is retiring, and the automaker's new top exec is Jim Hackett, who previously led the company's Smart Mobility subsidiary. The choice for the new CEO is a signal about Ford's focus in the future.

Hackett takes the reins at a crucial time for Ford, and will likely be measured on how well he can turn around the company's fortunes. Ford aiming at new areas, including car sharing, is likely going to be a key part of Hackett's strategy for turning Ford into a carmaker that can excel in the industry's changing future.

2. Facebook gets chided for child safety moderation

Facebook's practices for moderating content on the site, including stuff that shows violence and child abuse, are under fire after being revealed in previously unseen detail by The Guardian. A charity devoted to child safety says that the rules are "alarming" and wants the policies to be regulated by an outside body.

3. Google.org's new website focuses on Syrian refugee crisis

Google's charitable wing has a new website created in conjunction with the United Nations to help people get a sense of what's happening in Syria around the refugee crisis. The site features images, 360-degree immersive content and satellite captures to explain what's happening for people who aren't on the ground.

4. LeEco's founder drops off as CEO of public company

LeEco's Jia Yueting is out as CEO of Leshi, the public company that owns LeEco. That's after plenty of evidence of turmoil at the Chinese electronics and media company, and this isn't likely to end well for anyone involved.

5. Microsoft's AI vision is strong

It can be hard to tell who's making the more convincing case that their AI products and approach will prevail now that everyone's doing it. Frederic thinks Microsoft has the most clarity of vision, now that Google has laid out its hand at IO last week.

6. Uber has stern words for Levandowski

Uber and Anthony Levandowski might soon be splitsville, as the company has issued a sternly worked letter to the Otto founder accused of stealing trade secrets from Waymo while he worked there when it was the Google self-driving car project. It won't be surprising if this split gets more formal, soon.

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