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Spotify Is, For Now, The World's Most Valuable Music Company

Following its successful public listing yesterday, the music streaming service Spotify is now worth around $25 billion, making it the largest music company in the world — but when Spotify first débuted, back in 2008, it was reasonable to think it would fail. Headquartered in Sweden, a country whose …

U.S. Department of Justice

Hacker Lexicon: What Is Sinkholing?

When you have tons of leftovers you put them in Tupperware. When you have an excess of phone calls, you send them to voicemail. And when you have a …

Apple Watch celebrates the New Year with fireworks on the clock face

As the hours roll around in each timezone, Apple Watch owners are discovering a new easter egg to celebrate the New Year on their wrists. When the clock strikes twelve, the Apple Watch watch face lights up with animated fireworks.<p>Apple Watch does a similar thing for a user’s birthday, overlaying …

Apple Watch

China's Most Popular Mobile Game Charges Into American Market

Chinese tech giant Tencent is trying to do something that's never been done before: take the biggest online mobile game in China global<i>.</i><p>Kings Of Glory, sometimes also translated as Honor Of Kings, boasts over 200 million monthly players worldwide. In China, it's been reported that tens of millions …

App Store

Samsung's vision for the future of retail is a store that doesn't try to sell you anything — take a look inside

Samsung 837 has been called a store that doesn't sell anything, but that's not quite true.<p>It's true that the New York City store's employees won't push guests to buy any Samsung products, and the space has only a small amount of inventory on site, but the store is selling something else: the idea …

eCommerce

Apple Will Replace the Battery in Your iPhone 6 or Later Even if It Passes a Genius Bar Diagnostic Test

Last week, Apple reduced the price of out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacements from $79 to $29, following a wave of controversy over power management features in older iPhones. In a note to customers, Apple said its new policy applied to "anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to …

Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human | Inc.com

Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an actual woman.<p>Things are about to get a lot more interesting. Google …

Text-To-Speech

What does a data scientist do? 7 of these in-demand professionals offer their insights

Meet the data scientistsImage by ThinkstockThe data scientist role didn’t exist when many of us were in college. It's mashup of scientific and …

Big Data

What Is Edge Computing and Why Does It Matter?

As AI becomes more pervasive and milliseconds matter, decisions will need to be made at the device level. Some companies are already living on the …

2018 - Top 10 Transformative Technology Trends

<b>1. Augmented Lifestyle with AI, Intelligent Apps and Analytics</b><p>As AI, Intelligent apps and Analytics are getting more embedded into our lifestyle we are beginning to create technology that has started augmenting human lifestyle. We will see designers integrating and augmenting our everyday …

Britain is having trouble recruiting new spies because Facebook and Google pay 'five times more'

The UK's surveillance agency, GCHQ, is having trouble recruiting new spies because current and potential spooks want to take better-paid jobs at big tech firms such as Apple, Google, and Facebook.<p>We first saw the news via Quartz.<p>A December report from the government's security services watchdog, …

The Worst Job in Technology: Staring at Human Depravity to Keep It Off Facebook

By her second day on the job, Sarah Katz knew how jarring it can be to work as a content moderator for Facebook Inc. She says she saw anti-Semitic speech, bestiality photos and video of what seemed to be a girl and boy told by an adult off-screen to have sexual contact with each other.<p>Ms. Katz, 27 …

Internet

Video: The Galaxy Note8's OIS destroys the competition when it comes to vibrations

The Galaxy Note8 is undeniably one of the best smartphones on the market right now (though very expensive). It has Samsung's fantastic 'Infinity' …

Snowden's new Android app turns your cheap smartphone into a home security system

Even the best digital security practices are often undone by sloppy physical security. An unreadable 40 character password, after all, is only as secure as the office containing the Post-it note you wrote it on.<p>(Sidebar: please don’t do this. Use a password manager for god sakes, it’s almost …

The iPhone X is beating Android where it matters the most

The iPhone X may be expensive, but that doesn’t make it any less interesting. The best iPhone Apple has ever made has been sold out around the world …

Banks are looking to use artificial intelligence in almost every part of their business: Here's how it can boost profits

LONDON — Banks are getting excited about the potential of artificial intelligence in finance, with hopes that AI could both cut costs and boost revenues.<p>Artificial intelligence has advanced in recent years and financial services companies are now looking at its potential applications in both …

Artificial Intelligence

Smartphones aren't a smart choice in middle school

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not too long ago, one of my daughter's middle-school teachers told me that my daughter was spending a lot of time on her phone during class. As a mother, this was concerning. But I was not surprised. I am a physician and filmmaker who dedicated my time to make the documentary "Screenagers: …

Middle School

Bitcoin plummets in highly volatile trading

Cryptocurrency slumps 21 percent before recovering slightly<p>Bitcoin has slumped as much as 21 percent today, as investors also fled from other cryptocurrencies, notes <i>Bloomberg</i>. Bitcoin opened at $15,561, and tumbled to a low of $12,504 before recovering slightly to trade at $13,942 at the time of …

Apple Being Sued for 'Purposefully Slowing Down Older iPhone Models' [Updated]

Apple yesterday confirmed that it has implemented power management features in older iPhones to improve performance and prevent unexpected shutdowns as the battery in the devices starts to degrade, and this admission has now led to a class action lawsuit, which was first noticed by <i>TMZ</i>.<p>Los Angeles …

Bitcoin and almost every other cryptocurrency crashed hard today

Bitcoin has been on a tear this past with the value of the cryptocurrency jumping from $8,000 to nearly $20,000. Well that run hit an abrupt end today as the price crashed as much as 23 percent on Coinbase. The price briefly dipped below $12,000 on some exchanges at around 7:30 am London time.<p>The …

Top 10 Content Marketing Articles of 2017

Content marketing – the art of attracting customers to your brand because your content is that good – has really come into its own in 2017. No longer …

Marketing

The future of grocery shopping has arrived in China

A little more than a year ago, Amazon announced a new grocery store concept that promised customers a human-less shopping experience. Customers would simply walk in, grab the items they need, and leave without waiting in a line or going through a checkout—letting sensors, computer vision, and …

eCommerce

Firefox users lose trust in Mozilla after a 'Mr. Robot' promo went horribly wrong

Protip for Mozilla and the USA Network: In the future when you're plotting a tie-in for a show about vigilante hackers, maybe don't <i>actually</i> …

The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

A few weeks ago, Wyze Labs, a one-year-old start-up in Seattle, sent me its first gadget to try. It’s a small, internet-connected video camera, the kind you might use for security or to keep tabs on your dog or your baby.<p>On the surface, the camera doesn’t sound special. Like home internet cameras …

Customer Service

Why Walmart Is Changing Its Official Name

Good bye Wal-Mart Stores Inc, (wmt) hello Walmart Inc.<p>After 47 years known as Wal-Mart Stores, the world’s largest company said on Wednesday that it …

Mozilla and Yahoo sue each other over default search engine deal

Deals between web browser suppliers and search engine providers are big business. For Mozilla, agreements with search engines have brought in as much as US$300 million a year, which accounts for 90 percent of its income. So the stakes are high amid the latest tech company quarrel, which sees …

Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more …

Intellectual Property

iPhone X supplier under fire over student labor

Chinese students say they were forced to work for Apple's manufacturing partner Foxconn in order to graduate from high school.<p>Apple's main supplier in China used student workers illegally to manufacture parts for the newly launched iPhone X, the Financial Times reported Tuesday.<p>Six high school …

Foxconn

Your iPhone X may have been made by high schoolers working overtime

Apple has confirmed with <i>Mashable</i> that some high school interns at the iPhone-producing Foxconn plant in China worked overtime to produce iPhones.<p>The …

Nope, your Android phone's not secretly tracking your location when you tell it not to

Google, your friendly Internet tech giant that totally <i>doesn't</i> know everything about you, has reportedly been secretly tracking Android users' …