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Fake-Ad Operation Used to Steal From Publishers Is Uncovered

Adform says ‘Hyphbot’ scheme created fake websites, nonhuman traffic to scam advertisers of more than $500,000 a day<p>By<p>Lara O’Reilly<p>Lara O’Reilly<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@larakiara<p>lara.oreilly@wsj.com<p>An ad-tech firm says it has discovered a large and sophisticated advertising-fraud operation …

Stock trading app Robinhood raises $110 million to become the latest unicorn

Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is getting a boost from its own investors.<p>The financial tech company announced Wednesday that it had raised $110 …

Facebook Just Changed the Mobile Web Landscape With Header Bidding

Facebook just executed what might best be described as a digital advertising coup against rival Google and its DoubleClick empire.<p>The social media …

A Japanese ad agency invented an AI creative director -- and ad execs preferred its ad to a human's

LONDON — In 2015, ad agency McCann Japan’s creative planner Shun Matsuzaka set himself a task he called the “creative genome project”: he wanted to …

Marketers Are Investing Heavily in Programmatic Advertising (Report)

Every year, it seems that marketing get more and complex, with many more intricate moving parts to consider when launching or maintaining campaigns. …

LoopMe raises $10 million to optimize mobile video ads using artificial intelligence

LoopMe, a digital advertising firm that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize mobile video advertising, has raised $10 million in a funding round led by Impulse VC and Harbert European Growth Capital, with participation from Holzbrinck Ventures and Open Ocean Capital.<p>Founded out of London …

Artificial Intelligence

An introduction to frontend testing

Testing frontend code is still a confusing practice to many developers. But with frontend development becoming more complex and with developers …

Google’s musical AI experiments include a rapping smartphone and an infinite drum machine

Google is in the middle of a big machine learning push right now, announcing yesterday a pair of big-name hires as well as new product roadmap that will offer more AI services and support via Google Cloud. But that’s just the business side of the equation, and the company also seems to be having a …

A Quick Guide For Designing Better Buttons

Buttons are a common element of interaction design. While they may seem like a very simple UI element, they are still one of the most important ones …

Wireframing

Pandora commits to increasing U.S. employees of color to 45% by 2020

Publicly traded digital radio company Pandora today announced new commitments for diversity.<p>Most significantly, the company intends to raise the percentage of U.S. employees of color — that is, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska natives, blacks and African Americans, …

Employment

React.JS Top 10 Articles in October

In this month, we‘ve compared nearly 1,300 React.JS articles to pick the Top 10 (0.77%).<p>Mybridge AI ranks the best articles for professionals. …

Top 10

Tim Berners-Lee warns of danger of chaos in unprotected public data

Inventor of world wide web says hackers could cause major disruption with open economic or traffic data<p>Hackers could use open data such as the information that powers transport apps to create chaos, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, has said.<p>“If you disrupted traffic data for …

DDoS attack that disrupted internet was largest of its kind in history, experts say

Dyn, the victim of last week’s denial of service attack, said it was orchestrated using a weapon called the Mirai botnet as the ‘primary source of malicious attack’<p>The cyber-attack that brought down much of America’s internet last week was caused by a new weapon called the Mirai botnet and was …

Cybersecurity

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Michelin awards 2017 stars for San Francisco Bay Area restaurants

The congratulatory tweets are already multiplying, the Champagne hangovers foretold. The Michelin Guide has released its annual list of star-worthy …

San Francisco homeless: New plan to clear tents off streets

<b>Tent camps have become one of the most prominent and controversial symbols of San Francisco's problem with homelessness.</b><p>The camps have sprung up along streets and under overpasses, swelling in some cases to 30 or 40 tents. They have divided opinion in a city which has seen an influx of well-paid …

Homelessness

Meet the 21-Year-Old Jewelry Designer Inspired by the African Diaspora

In September, the jewelry designer Jameel Mohammed showed his spring/summer 2017 collection at New York Fashion Week, when his Afro-futuristic line KHIRY was picked up by Moda Operandi. It would have been cause to celebrate under any circumstance, but Mohammed is a 21-year-old senior at the …

Black History

Learning Aizome, the Art of Indigo Dyeing, in Japan

On a recent trip to Japan, New York-based photographer Teresa Misagal traveled to the small artisanal town of Fujino, an hour or so out of Tokyo, to learn the art of aizome, also known as shibori: a centuries-old method of dyeing indigo that has caught on in the U.S. From hand-sewing traditional …

Japan

Department of Justice Says San Francisco Police Have 'Institutionalized Bias'

After six months investigating the San Francisco Police Department, the U.S. Department of Justice has found disparities in traffic stops, post-stop …

Solids Are Mostly Empty Space

Nucleus of an atom.<p>Our body is mostly empty space. A star, a planet, a chair, all these things are mostly empty space. These objects behave as if …

Physics

31 Artists You Need To Know About Immediately

Meet the innovative humans behind right-now’s coolest sounds.<p>Here at The FADER, we've always prided ourselves on looking down the road. We aspire to …

Wage gap between white and black Americans is worse today than in 1979

Black men’s average hourly wages went from being 22.2% lower in 1979 to 31.0% lower in 2015; for black women the wage gap went from 6% to 19%<p>Black Americans today earn even less relative to their white counterparts than they did in 1979, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute …

Want to get better at coding? You just have to play this game

Coding is the new English. At least, that’s what websites like Codecademy want you to think.<p>But maybe you’ve held off on trying to improve your coding skills, because you still thought it wasn’t fun enough. Turns out there’s no excuse for you anymore.<p>With Codingame, you practice your coding skills …

PHP

Reach for the Stars With These No-Carve DIY Cosmic Pumpkins

Well folks, it’s that time of year again! We are so ready to indulge in pumpkin season with everything from pumpkin spice lattes to cheesy pumpkin pecan pasta. If you’re running short on time AND Halloween decor, we’ve got you covered with a no-carve pumpkin DIY that’s outta this world! These DIY …

Inspiring Examples of Animated Forms

When you think about it, the most common method for website interaction is either via a contact form to get in touch with you, a login form to access …

UI Design

Math is racist: How data is driving inequality

It's no surprise that inequality in the U.S. is on the rise. But what you might not know is that math is partly to blame.<p>In a new book, "Weapons of Math Destruction," Cathy O'Neil details all the ways that math is essentially being used for evil (my word, not hers).<p>From targeted advertising and …

Building Animated Components, or How React Makes D3 Better

<b>D3 is great. As the jQuery of the web data visualization world, it can do everything you can think of.</b>Many of the best data visualizations you've …

Should You Invest In The Bay Area?

<b>Quick Hits:</b> If you’re planning to buy a home do it now, because prices are going up for the next few years – but be careful because most of the area will soon be over-priced, with a bust sometime down the road. Investments in single-family properties cut into rentals, and apartment buildings have …

The bot that beat 170,000 tickets launches in Seattle next week, then San Francisco

Joshua Browder believes parking tickets are a tax on the poor and really wants to make bots that help people. That’s why his free bot DoNotPay that fights parking tickets launches in Seattle next week.<p>Since creating DoNotPay bot last year he has helped 170,000 people in New York and London …

San Francisco