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DataSift Adds Support For Tumblr To Its Social Data Platform

Social data platform DataSift has added another big name to its growing list of data sources, this time bringing in Tumblr. Starting today, users will be able to leverage the blogging platform’s real-time data stream of 5.5 billion global interactions to understand the sentiment behind what people …

Facebook hopes AI can help it better understand the content of your posts

Facebook is using an artificial intelligence method called deep learning to analyze data collected from its 1 billion users in a new way. The goal of the project — which is run by an eight person group known as the "AI team" — is to understand the meaning and importance behind the things users …

Coke launches its own shops to deliver food, water, and Wi-Fi

The Coca-Cola Company is beginning to set up one-stop shops for vital resources inside of developing communities. The shops, called Ekocenters, will supply resources like clean water, power, internet, vaccines, cooked meals, and — of course — Coke products to areas that don't have access to them. …

Facebook Buys Israeli Startup Onavo To Help Expand Its Reach, And The Internet’s, Too

In its quest to bring the Internet to the whole world, Facebook starts by buying a firm that helps users optimize their use of mobile data.<p>Small Israeli firm Onavo has been acquired by Facebook for an undisclosed sum suspected to be in the region of more than $150 million. Facebook has confirmed …

Japanese telecom giant has eyes in the cloud with new Silicon Valley R&D center

Japanese telecommunications giant NTT Group has opened a new research and innovation center in Silicon Valley.<p>Innovation centers are all the rage — Comcast, IBM and Samsung have all launched similar initiatives in the San Francisco Bay area. The benefits for a huge corporation like NTT are clear: …