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Nielsen to include YouTube TV viewing figures in its local ratings

As users cut cords and go with live TV streaming services like Hulu and Sling TV, it gets harder for broadcasters to gauge those all-important ratings -- especially on a local level. Now, Nielsen has announced that it will start measuring local TV audiences for YouTube TV, one of the newest …

Televisions

MIT Tests Smart Contract-Powered Bitcoin Lightning Network

An MIT test is providing a rare glimpse of how bitcoin might truly work at scale.<p>Revealed to CoinDesk last week, the prestigious U.S. university has …

Bitcoin

Circle Invest makes it ridiculously easy to invest in cryptocurrencies

Ever wanted to invest in cryptocurrencies, but unsure of how and which coins you should choose?<p>Circle Invest, a new product by peer-to-peer payments …

Cryptocurrency

How open-source computing is making AI affordable

Open-source computing and the cloud have brought many previously unaffordable IT options to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The same is …

Artificial Intelligence

Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

Innovation

Adobe to acquire Magento for $1.68B

Adobe announced today that it was acquiring Magento for $1.68 billion. The purchase gives Adobe a missing e-commerce platform piece that works in B2B and B2C contexts and should fit nicely in the company’s Experience Cloud.<p>It should also help Adobe compete with Salesforce, which offers its own …

eCommerce

Sick of Passwords? Here's How Blockchain Can Help, and Enhance Cybersecurity, to Boot.

The blockchain revolution includes white hat hackers banding together and the promise of no more passwords.<p>5 min read<p>Financial institutions, credit agencies, major corporations and small businesses are all in the news on a regular basis for security breaches (exemplified by this list of the top 17 …

Cyber-attacks

Tether Mints $250 Mln of New USDT Tokens, Rekindles Controversy

The controversial stablecoin Tether generated $250 million worth of new USDT tokens on May 18, according to Omni Explorer.<p>Tether is the company that …

Cryptocurrency

Blockchain isn't ready for enterprise primetime. Here's what will get it there

Blockchain is rapidly rising up the enterprise priority stack, though as we noted recently, it’s still got a way to go before it’s widely deployed in …

Blockchain

Almost half of US families can't afford basics like rent and food

The economy may be chugging along, but many Americans are still struggling to afford a basic middle class life.<p>Nearly 51 million households don't earn enough to afford a monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone, according to a study …

Housing

Steinberg says that “VST 2 is coming to an end”, but what does this mean for your DAW and plugins?

<b>Steinberg has announced that “VST 2 is coming to an end,” though it remains to be seen what this will mean for the wider plugin and DAW community.</b><p>A …

Music Production

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

Robert Downey Jr. is making a YouTube Red series about artificial intelligence

Actor Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, producer Susan Downey, are making an artificial intelligence documentary series on YouTube, the company announced today. The series will have eight episodes that are each an hour long and it’s set to air on the paid membership-based YouTube Red platform next …

Artificial Intelligence

Robert Downey Jr. To Topline A.I. Docuseries For YouTube

YouTube will explore the world of artificial intelligence in a new docuseries, from Team Downey’s Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, Network …

Robert Downey Jr.

Lie-detecting computer kiosks equipped with artificial intelligence look like the future of border security

International travelers could find themselves in the near future talking to a lie-detecting kiosk when they're going through customs at an airport or …

Artificial Intelligence

FedEx CEO: Blockchain Is The ‘Next Frontier’ For Global Supply Chains

FedEx remains bullish on blockchain as its CEO says a failure to engage with the technology means “probable extinction” for logistics …

Blockchain

Ripple is going after startups to build an ecosystem around the XRP cryptocurrency

It’s finally happening. Ripple is making a push to expand the use of the XRP cryptocurrency it created into new verticals and segments beyond the payment and banking space where the company is focused.<p>XRP is the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency behind only bitcoin, the original breakout artist, …

Cryptocurrency

Blockchain isn’t ready for enterprise primetime. Here’s what will get it there

Blockchain is rapidly rising up the enterprise priority stack, though as we noted recently, it’s still got a way to go before it’s widely deployed in …

Blockchain

A German bank is using Bitcoin to handle international loans

German businessman Radoslav Albrecht has founded an online bank that will use Bitcoin to facilitate international money transfers. Albrecht says that …

Cryptocurrency

A futurist imagines the Earth populated exclusively by the 1 percent

The book hits stores on August 14th, 2018<p>Science fiction is often pretty bad at predicting the future: rather, it’s a better barometer of the present. But every now and again, an author establishes a reputation for insight into what the future might hold. One such author is Canadian writer and …

Self-Pity

The Yellow $: a comprehensive history of demonetization and YouTube’s war with creators

Ever changing rules not only threaten YouTubers income, but the platform’s creative soul<p>YouTube was born more than a decade ago with the intention to give a growing online audience a seamless interface in which to upload <i>video</i> — a catch-all that would be defined a few years later by limitless …

Internet

These Towns Are Trying Out A Basic-Income Scheme And It's Already Changing Lives

"We're not struggling."<p>Sherry Mendowegan has accomplished a lot in the past six months. The mother of two bought her first car and graduated with her high school diploma in March.<p>“Next is my college, post-secondary, and then hopefully I get some work,” she says. Going to college would have been out …

Basic Income

QuarkChain Review — A New Scalable Blockchain Looking to Dethrone Ethereum?

QuarkChain is one of the <i>new blockchains</i> “<i>on the block”</i> that aims to create a highly scalable and secure blockchain that can handle <i>up to</i> one million …

Blockchain

Robotic woks are the chefs in this Boston restaurant

Four MIT students who once built a soccer ball-kicking robot got together with a Michelin-starred chef to build a restaurant that's not quite what you're used to. How? Well, it's staffed by robots, obviously. Spyce, a fast casual restaurant that has just opened its doors in Boston, has a …

Food

How I became a Top Writer with only Three Articles

Why I don’t buy into the philosophy of publishing every dayLately my Medium feed and Daily Digest have been full of articles praising the value and …

Writing

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

Artificial Intelligence

AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy

Ali Rahimi, a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI) at Google in San Francisco, California, took a swipe at his field last December—and received …

Machine Learning

Bloomberg: Crypto Not Really Comparable To Traditional Asset Classes, Future Uncertain

Bloomberg has detailed the course of cryptocurrency’s volatility, trading activity, and correlation with other assets over a period of 16 months. In …

Cryptocurrency

Warren Buffett Offers Up 6 Timeless Tips to Kick Start Your Way to Success

The Oracle of Omaha has handed out profound advice over the years. Here are six to seriously consider as you create your own success.<p>Warren Buffett knows a thing or six about creating wealth and success. The Oracle of Omaha has freely handed out profoundly simple (but profound, nonetheless) advice …

Self-improvement

Goldman Sachs Says Bitcoin ‘Is Not A Fraud’, Plans Trading

Goldman Sachs has revealed it wants to offer Bitcoin trading tools to clients after being “inundated” with requests.Goldman Sachs has said Bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency