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Why American airports don’t sell anything you actually need

Woe betide the traveler who forgets her toiletries case, gets peckish, or has a headache at a US airport.<p>At best, she might find tiny container of Advil or $10 packet of almonds in a Hudson News outlet, sandwiched between a Cinnabon and an Auntie Anne’s Preztels. But why is there no CVS or …

Flying

Google Just Lost a Huge Advertising Customer

The search giant's biggest rival is ramping up the competition.<p>Remember when <b>Alphabet</b> (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Google's then-CEO Eric …

The Transportation Problem No One Is Talking About

It could make autonomous cars in cities safer, too.<p>Right now, most self-driving cars–like those being developed by Google or Uber–can only operate in very limited urban areas of the United States. In part, that’s because these cars need extremely accurate 3D maps that are constantly updated to …

Why Facebook Will Become the Most Trusted Spot on the Internet for Advertisers

Like many, I followed Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony closely. I couldn’t help but feel a little sympathetic as I realized Zuckerberg’s …

Google Becoming Gatekeeper Of Data With DoubleClick ID Restrictions

Google is removing anonymized and encrypted user IDs from DoubleClick data transfer starting May 25, to align its data practices with the European …

Why Volkswagen can't ignore new diesel cover-up claim

Volkswagen is facing new accusations that top executives tried to cover up diesel emissions cheating, scuttling its bid to move beyond the scandal.<p>US prosecutors unsealed an indictment on Thursday that accuses former chief executive Martin Winterkorn of participating in a cover-up that extended …

Publishing trade groups criticize Google over GDPR policy

Four trade groups representing publishers such as Axel Springer, Bloomberg, Conde Nast, Hearst and the Guardian released a letter Monday addressed to …

VW's Former CEO Martin Winterkorn Charged With Fraud And Conspiracy In Diesel-Cheating Case

The United States has charged the former chief executive of Volkswagen AG with conspiracy and wire fraud for his role in trying to cover up the German automaker’s years-long effort to cheat on U.S. diesel emissions tests.<p>The indictment of Martin Winterkorn, 70, unsealed Thursday in a Michigan …

Corruption

VW will launch SOL EV brand in China with subcompact crossover

The SOL E20X.<p><b>Staff report</b><b><br>Automotive News China</b><p>JAC Volkswagen, a newly formed joint venture between Jianghuai Automobile Co. and the Volkswagen Group, …

U.S. Indictment of Former VW Chief Makes Hardly a Ripple in Germany

BERLIN—The U.S. Justice Department’s indictment of Volkswagen AG’s former chief executive Martin Winterkorn on conspiracy charges, unveiled on Thursday, is one of the most high-profile corporate prosecutions in decades.<p>But in Germany, the former star manager’s birthplace and current residence, the …

The Brand Brief Behind Nike’s Just Do It Campaign

Just Do It is an example of a brand campaign that tapped deeply into the authentic character of Nike’s brand values and brand purpose. But, few …

Volkswagen's new CEO promises a more ethical culture

Volkswagen's new CEO, Herbert Diess, has vowed to build a more ethical culture after the company's diesel emissions scandal and outlined a new …

“Westworld” is Facebook in 50 years

The April 29 episode of <i>Westworld</i> revealed that the real value of the HBO show’s titular robot theme park is the guests. It turns out that Westworld is pretty much a futuristic version of what Facebook is today—an elaborate data-collection operation functioning under the guise of social …

Social Media

Will GDPR Accelerate Adoption Of Customer Data Platforms

As the deadline for the European Union's comprehensive new data privacy law draws near, the enterprises are in stress. Since, the consequences of …

Never mind Cambridge Analytica. Peter Thiel's data-mining company Palantir is watching your every move

Just as the Cambridge Analytica drama is fading (somewhat) from memory, Bloomberg Businessweek is out with a sobering cover story about Peter Thiel's …

Why AutoML Is Set To Become The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

When businesses identify a problem that can be solved through machine learning, they brief the data scientists and analysts to create a predictive analytics solution. In many cases, the turnaround time for delivering a solution is pretty long.<p>Even for experienced data scientists, evolving machine …

Machine Learning

Four Questions For Facebook That We Still Need Answers To

DuckDuckGo’s CEO and founder Gabriel Weinberg says that the Cambridge Analytica scandal is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Facebook’s problems.<p>Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress this week. While many questions explored how Cambridge Analytica obtained the personal data Facebook …

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions - MIT Technology Review

We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics—hysteria about how powerful they will become, how quickly, and …

Artificial Intelligence

As Facebook Struggles With Privacy, Adobe Announces It's Helping Companies Track People Across Devices

Some 60 companies including such leading brands as Subway, Sprint and the NFL are joining forces to help each other follow you around online.<p>Adobe, a …

NBC Incorporates Adobe Cloud Into Programmatic Offering

NBCUniversal is expanding its self-service, programmatic media-buying system to include Adobe’s Advertising Cloud TV platform. The network says it is …

Adobe Experience Cloud: The Data Piece

If there's nothing in the CRM or data warehouse but crickets, and some out-of-date customer records, that's a problem external to Adobe. But in the …

State of Digital Advertising 2018: Adobe Analyzes 345B Emails, Website Visits, And Video Views

A comprehensive analysis of 183 billion website visits, 12 billion video views, 150 billion emails, and 1,000 consumers says that most marketers think their ads are relevant.<p>The problem?<p>Most consumers completely disagree.<p>Adobe just released its 2018 State of Digital Advertising, based on a massive …

Digitas, Adobe Unveil Certification For DMP Marketplace

Adobe has launched a new Audience Manager certification program created by Digitas. The companies claim the certification is the first of its kind in …

The Transformer of Autonomous Farmbots Can Do 100 Jobs on Its Own

The first fully autonomous ground vehicles hitting the market aren’t cars or delivery trucks—they’re ­robo­-farmhands. The Dot Power Platform is a …

Robotics

Disruptive trends that will transform the auto industry

Technology-driven trends will revolutionize how industry players respond to changing consumer behavior, develop partnerships, and drive …

Car Tech

TV’s Share of Ad Spend Expected to Continue Its Decline This Year

Cord-cutting and related trends are continuing to fuel a decline in TV ad spending.<p>A new eMarketer forecast shows U.S. TV ad spend declining by half …

Deep Learning - MIT Technology Review

When Ray Kurzweil met with Google CEO Larry Page last July, he wasn’t looking for a job. A respected inventor who’s become a machine-intelligence …

How PayPal beats the bad guys with machine learning

When Amazon Web Services announced a new machine learning service for its cloud last week, it was a sort of mini-milestone. Now all four of the top …

Machine Learning

10 Companies Using Machine Learning in Cool Ways

Main image: If science-fiction movies have taught us anything, it’s that the future is a bleak and terrifying dystopia ruled by murderous sentient …

An executive’s guide to machine learning

It’s no longer the preserve of artificial-intelligence researchers and born-digital companies like Amazon, Google, and Netflix.<p><b>Machine learning</b> is …