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You’ll be shocked to see which tweet Dhoni‘liked’.

MS Dhoni, Indian cricket’s most successful captain and arguably their most famous one-day player, has 6.7m followers on Twitter, but has only tweeted 45 times. Fair for the nature of the beast, you could argue, because Dhoni is a fairly private man.

- Times Of India - IN

Thai nightclub under fire for ‘sex with staff’ promotion.

By Gregory Morrissey A nightclub in the Thai province of Maha Sarakham is facing a probe after a post went viral suggesting it was promoting sex with its staff. The social media post apparently offered female customers a free case of whiskey to seduce and have sex with male members of the club’s staff. The message on ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017.

SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside."These were some of the people, topics...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Spain: 9-month profit for Zara owner jumps on strong sales.

MADRID — The owner of Zara fashion stores says net profit surged by 6 percent in the first nine months of its fiscal year as it continued its international expansion with both online and physical stores.Inditex clothes retailer...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

News Lab in 2017: working with news organizations to address industry challenges.

Editor's Note: This week we're looking at the ways the Google News Lab is working with news organizations to build the future of journalism. This is the first in a four-part series.2017 was a critical time for both the news and technology industries. The battle against misinformation, rapidly-changing business models for ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

A look at Team Drives in action at the California Academy of Sciences.

Located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences is an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum all wrapped into one. Attracting visitors from all over the world, the California Academy of Sciences aims to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth. In addition to biodiversity ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

Opening the Google AI China Center.

Since becoming a professor 12 years ago and joining Google a year ago, I've had the good fortune to work with many talented Chinese engineers, researchers and technologists. China is home to many of the world's top experts in artificial intelligence and machine learning. All three winning teams of the ImageNet Challenge in ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

The Year in Search: the questions we asked in 2017.

As 2017 draws to a close, it's time to look back on the year that was with our annual Year in Search. As we do every year, we analyzed Google Trends data to see what the world was searching for. 2017 was the year we asked how…?' How do wildfires start? How to calm a dog during a storm? How to make a protest sign? In fact, ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

Google’s year in search finds people ready to take action.

It's been a heck of a year. And as 2017 draws to a close, a bunch of web giants are on hand to remind us of what we got up to on their services. Twitter had us raging, Facebook saw us praying for victims of tragedies, and now Google (the biggest of t...

- Engadget - US

Comment about Jews by Roy Moore's wife sparks new ridicule.

The wife of embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore drew ridicule online after she declared that "one of our attorneys is a Jew," and said some of their close friends … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017.

Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside." These were some of the … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

'Nothing is free': Starbucks' WiFi hijacked customers' laptops to secretly mine cryptocurrency

Numerous companies and websites have been found running similar code on their own sites to covertly generate digital currencies as an alternative to advertising.

- - UK

Google to open artificial intelligence centre in China

Silicon Valley giants are focusing heavily on artificial intelligence and its future applications.

- BBC - UK

AZERNEWS releases another print issue

A new print edition of the AZERNEWS online newspaper was released on December 13.

- AzerNews - AZ

Britain urged to prosecute social media firms over online abuse

They currently do not have liability for the content on their sites even when it is illegal The post Britain urged to prosecute social media firms over online abuse appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Google is building its next AI research center in China

Google announced today that its first artificial intelligence research center in Asia will be set up in China, underlining the country's capacity to dominate in the fast-growing field. The company noted that the new center in Beijing will host researchers who will focus on basic AI, and support the AI research community by ...

- The Next Web - US

Internet influential figures write to US Congress in support of "net neutrality"

Several influential figures responsible for creating the internet have demanded that a controversial vote to be cancelled. This week the Federal Communications Commission will decide on whether to repeal an Obama-era law that protects "net neutrality". This refers to the principle that all traffic on the internet is treated ...

- MercoPress - FK

UPS and others warn that holiday deliveries are already falling behind

If your online orders are arriving later than expected, you're not alone. An influx of online purchases — particularly during Cyber Monday, the busiest online shopping day in U.S. history — is testing the limits of carriers such as UPS and FedEx, despite their heavy investment in new warehouses...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Click to unwrap: These gifts are delivered only if the recipient likes them

It's Christmas Eve, you still have gifts to buy and as the hours tick by, your options grow thin. Anything you order online won't arrive in time. A gift card feels impersonal. You're skeptical that something picked primarily because it was in stock at a retailer open late on a holiday will be a...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Facing competition from Amazon, Google slashes cloud machine learning prices

Google Inc. has reacted to the launch of rival Amazon Web Services Inc.'s SageMaker machine learning service by dramatically slashing the cost of its own offering. Technology news website VentureBeat first reported the price cuts, citing a blog posted online by Google that was later removed. However, the new prices for its ...

- SiliconANGLE - US

Facebook issues vague response to former VP who denounced its impact on the world

Facebook Inc. on Tuesday bit back against former vice president for user growth Chamath Palihapitiya's recent, if not entirely new, remarks that the platform is ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.' His stern words were met with what could be called redirection from Facebook, as the company didn't exactly ...

- SiliconANGLE - US

Facebook opens its augmented reality platform to the public

Facebook Inc. is trying to expand its presence in the burgeoning augmented reality market with the public launch of AR Studio, a platform based on code it acquired from MSQRD Inc. back in 2016. AR Studio is claimed to be a platform that “empowers creators to connect art with data to bring augmented reality into ...

- SiliconANGLE - US

Google opens an artificial intelligence research center in China

Google can't operate its signature search engine in China, but that's not stopping it from pursuing another tech initiative in the country: artificial intelligence. The search giant today said it's opening a research center in China, several months after it was advertising to hire AI and machine learning experts there. It ...

- SiliconANGLE - US

Fintech Company, Deserve, Achieves SOC 2 Type II Certification

Deserve, a credit card designed for Generation Z, has successfully completed the stringent Service Organization Control 2 Type II examination to verify the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of the company's security controls. -   - Used by global technology companies such as Amazon Web Services and ...

- WebWire - US

Japan's CCI Adopts People-Based Identity Solution from Drawbridge & Mitsui

Japan's Cyber Communications Inc. has selected the Connected Consumer Graph® from Drawbridge, the leading people-based identity management company, in partnership with Mitsui & Co., Ltd., to strengthen its cross-device advertising product. CCI will make people-based audience data and analytics available through its DMP ...

- WebWire - US

TomTom Provides Final Transaction Update and Completes Share Buyback Programme

TomTom today announced that it has repurchased 728,643 ordinary TomTom shares at an average price of € 8.89 per share in the period from 4 December 2017 up to and including 8 December 2017. The aggregate consideration of this repurchase was € 6.48 million. Details on the share buyback transactions can be found ...

- WebWire - US

Pearson Updates Nursing Textbook Issue

Pearson is taking promised steps to correct and replace copies of our Concepts in Nursing series following the discovery of inappropriate material in the text earlier this fall. We have removed that offensive material, undertaken a comprehensive review of the three volume series and have reprinted copies of Concepts in ...

- WebWire - US

BNY Mellon's CSR Report Wins 2017 Inspire Award

BNY Mellon's most recent report detailing its  corporate social responsibility   efforts, “Invested in Change,” has been named one of the Top 100 Corporate Publications and received a Silver Award from the  League of American Communications Professionals   in its 2017 Inspire Awards Corporate Publishing ...

- WebWire - US

Android 8.0 Oreo distribution sits at just 0.5 percent

Android Oreo, the latest version of Google’s popular mobile operating system, was released to the public on August 21 . Despite launching nearly four months ago, however, the OS has barely impacted the Android ecosystem.

- Techspot - EC

Net Neutrality: A Case Study With JetBlue and Amazon

On a JetBlue flight, you might notice something that looks like a net-neutrality boogeyman: prioritization of Amazon videos over other services on the airline's in-flight Wi-Fi network. It isn't a violation of net neutrality but it helps explain why some fear lifting such rules will harm the internet, and why others aren't ...

- Wall Street Journal - US

Facebook to Give Countries a Chance to Tax Its Profits From Local Ads

Facebook plans to book more revenue in the countries where it sells ads, becoming the latest tech company to bow to pressure from nations to simplify its tax structure and potentially pay more income tax overseas.

- Wall Street Journal - US

WATCH: Trump feuds with Sen. Gillibrand on Twitter

Trump attacked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, saying she would "do anything" for campaign contributions, and she responded, "You cannot silence me." "The View" co-hosts discuss the heated exchange.

- ABC News - US

Twitter Rolls Out Long-Awaited Feature

Reading tweetstorms is about to become a whole lot easier. Coming off the heels of the controversial decision to expand its character limit, Twitter announced Tuesday that it will be rolling out a threads feature over the next few weeks. Threads, which the company describes as stitching Tweets together to...

- Newser - US

Britain urged to prosecute social media firms over online abuse

LONDON - Social media companies should face prosecution for failing to remove racist and extremist material from their websites, according to a report by an influential committee.

- Reuters - US

Advocates ready legal showdown with FCC on net neutrality

WASHINGTON - Net neutrality advocates said they are gearing up for a legal fight after abandoning attempts to convince the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to keep 2015 rules aimed at maintaining an open internet.

- Reuters - US

Founder of China's embattled LeEco placed on debt blacklist

SHANGHAI - The high-profile founder of struggling Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco has been placed on an official blacklist of debt defaulters, a further blow to a firm that had spent heavily to compete in areas from smart cars to online entertainment.

- Reuters - US

AT&T begins testing high-speed internet over power lines

NEW YORK - AT&T Inc has started trials in Georgia state and a non-U.S. location to deliver high-speed internet over power lines, the No. 2 wireless carrier said on Wednesday, marking its latest push to offer faster broadband service to more customers.

- Reuters - US

Google launching artificial intelligence research center in China

BEIJING - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it is opening an artificial intelligence research center in China to target the country's local talent, even as the U.S. search firm's products remain blocked in the country.

- Reuters - US

Leaked documents show how Steve Bannon and Breitbart sought to sabotage Twitter via negative coverage, potential litigation, and stock manipulation

Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed: Leaked documents show how Steve Bannon and Breitbart sought to sabotage Twitter via negative coverage, potential litigation, and stock manipulation  —  Steve Bannon and his associates at Breitbart News planned a broad financial, legal, and editorial campaign to damage Twitter, according ...

- Mediagazer - US

Twitter makes it easier to tweetstorm by adding a threads feature, letting you easily add linked tweets from the compose screen, rolling out in coming weeks

Casey Newton / The Verge: Twitter makes it easier to tweetstorm by adding a threads feature, letting you easily add linked tweets from the compose screen, rolling out in coming weeks  —  A few months after being spotted in tests, Twitter's tool for creating tweestorms is now an official part of the app.

- Mediagazer - US

Gremlin launches to help companies stress test their apps

A new company in town is trying to make companies' software better — by getting them to intentionally break it. Gremlin emerged from stealth today with the mission of making chaos engineering more accessible to companies around the globe. Chaos engineering practices emerged from high-scale internet companies , like Amazon ...

- VentureBeat - US

Facebook to record global ad revenue locally as political pressure mounts

Facebook has announced plans to restructure its global tax affairs so that it records ad revenue locally rather than channeling it through its international HQ in Dublin, Ireland. The social networking giant, along with other technology firms, has faced growing criticism over the way it reports its taxes, particularly in ...

- VentureBeat - US

China is right: The world doesn't need Silicon Valley

GUEST: Ever since the Chinese Government banned Facebook in 2009, Mark Zuckerberg has been making annual trips there attempting to persuade its leaders to let his company back in. He learned Mandarin and jogged through the smog-filled streets of Beijing to show how much he loved the country. Facebook even created new tools ...

- VentureBeat - US

Indiegogo starts listing initial coin offerings

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced today on its website that it will begin listing a select number of initial coin offerings, in yet another step by the company to move beyond perk-based crowdfunding. While ICOs will be listed on Indiegogo, interested backers will have to go to a portal called First Democracy VC to ...

- VentureBeat - US

Google slashes prices for its machine learning service as AWS steps up competition

Google has massively cut prices for its managed cloud machine learning service just two weeks after AWS released a competing offering at its re:Invent user conference. The company has introduced massive price reductions for its Cloud Machine Learning Engine managed services. For example, customers using basic-tier compute ...

- VentureBeat - US

The $177,843.34 Facebook ad test: Collection vs. single video

GUEST: Facebook launched its Collection ad format for ecommerce in early March of this year amid a lot of fanfare. Given that I oversee millions of dollars of ad spend per month, I was more than a little curious about its impact. So I ran a $177K test, pitting the new Collection ads agains standard single

- VentureBeat - US

Google launches AI Center in China

Google today announced plans to launch the Google AI China Center. The news was shared by Google chief scientist Fei-Fei Li ahead of Google Developer Days events in Shanghai. Based in Beijing, the center will focus on AI research and receive support from Google engineers based in China. In addition to conducting research, ...

- VentureBeat - US

Just 0.5 Percent of Android Devices Run the Latest Version

Google has released updated platform distribution numbers, which show that a mere 0.5 percent of Android devices are on Oreo, and the latest 8.1 build hasn't even hit the necessary 0.1 percent cutoff to be included. The post Just 0.5 Percent of Android Devices Run the Latest Version appeared first on ExtremeTech.

- ExtremeTech - US

12 of the Craziest 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Fan Theories

Since the credits rolled on “The Force Awakens,” fans have taken to the Internet to theorize the answers to the dangling mysteries left unsolved. Who or what is Snoke? Who are Rey's parents? What's the deal with the reclusive Luke Skywalker? In the two years since “Episode VII,” theories have ranged ...

- Variety - US

Nintendo insists you'll be able to buy a Switch in time for Christmas

The Switch has been selling in stores and online for less than 10 months, but that's enough time to sell more than 10 million units, according to Nintendo. The console became an instant hit when it launched in early March, and it has remained a sold-out device throughout the year in some markets. But Nintendo says that you ...

- Boy Genius Report - US