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A Bereaved Father and His Team of Microsoft Data Scientists Combat Infant Deaths

John Kahan has a poignant photo in his office at Microsoft Corp., where he oversees customer data and analytics. The image shows Kahan, his wife and …

Data Science

Bob Dylan - Nobel Lecture

<b>The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016</b><br>Bob Dylan<p>Share this:<p>Bob Dylan - Nobel Lecture<p><b>English</b><p>© THE NOBEL FOUNDATION 2017<br>The Nobel Foundation has not …

Literature

Time Warner’s CEO says its $85 billion sale to AT&T is all about battling Google and Facebook

Data. And then more data.<p>Data, data, data.<p>Who’s got it? Tech giants like Google and Facebook, who provide a service directly to their users, and then use that data for ad targeting. It’s why they are dominating online advertising today.<p>Who doesn’t? A traditional media giant like Time Warner, which …

Time Warner

Foggy Photos of Londoners Riding Packed Night Buses

The 49 commuters in Nick Turpin's painterly series <i>On the Night Bus</i> are lost in their own world. Each has just left work in London's business …

How Congress dismantled federal Internet privacy rules

Congressional Republicans knew their plan was potentially explosive. They wanted to kill landmark privacy regulations that would soon ban Internet providers, such as Comcast and AT&T, from storing and selling customers’ browsing histories without their express consent.<p>So after weeks of closed-door …

Net Neutrality

The web is being misused: Opera's founder on why Google tracking should be banned

Jon von Tetzchner has been working on the internet since the start. The Icelandic programmer created Opera, one of the very first web browsers, in …

Privacy

Google’s AlphaGo AI defeats world Go number one Ke Jie

DeepMind goes 1-0 up in three-game match<p>Google’s AI AlphaGo has done it again: it’s defeated Ke Jie, the world’s number one Go player, in the first game of a three-part match. AlphaGo shot to prominence a little over a year ago after beating Korean legend Lee Se-dol 4-1 in one of the most potent …

Artificial Intelligence

Exclusive: Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows - sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks, according to several …

Media Industry

California Landslide Buries Big Sur Highway Under Rocks and Dirt

A landslide in California’s Big Sur buried a portion of the state’s coastal Highway 1 under 40 feet of rocks and dirt.<p>The landslide covers a quarter …

California

US International Tourism Market Share Is Falling Under Trump, Foursquare Data Shows

The decline is most prominent from the Middle East and South America.<p>The United States’ slice of the international tourism pie is declining, according to a new report from Foursquare that looks at data from millions of phones worldwide.<p>The US share of international tourism dropped 16% in March 2017 …

Tourism

Fed's Kashkari: blockchain has more potential than bitcoin itself | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said on Tuesday that blockchain technology has more potential for being adopted in the future than bitcoin itself.<p>FILE PHOTO: Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari speaks during an interview at Reuters in New York …

Bitcoin

Fighting for Open and Equal Internet

Co-Authored with Mark Farrell<p>The Internet is no longer a luxury available to a select few. It is an essential tool for communication, education and …

Christy Turlington: Women and mothers are needed to improve health-care bill

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Extreme Sports

Online Video Producers Caught In Struggle Between Advertisers And YouTube

It's been lean times for some of YouTube's most popular video producers. In the last two weeks ad rates have gone down as much as 75 percent. The producers are caught up in a struggle between advertisers and YouTube over ad placement.<p>In recent weeks, reports showed ads from major brands placed with …

Advertising

6 Chicago TV stations will change channels after broadcast frequencies sold for wireless use

Six Chicago-area TV stations, including Fox-owned WPWR-Ch. 50, NBC's Telemundo outlet WSNS-Ch. 44 and PBS affiliate WYCC-Ch. 20, will be changing channels after selling their over-the-air broadcast frequencies to wireless carriers.<p>The combined Chicago TV frequencies sold for about $758 million in a …

Telecoms

In Shift to Longer-Duration Applications, US Energy Storage Installations Grow 100% in 2016

Led by a record-breaking fourth quarter, energy storage deployments in the United States totaled 336 megawatt-hours in 2016, doubling the …

LRG 11 2015 Header

82% OF U.S. TV HOUSEHOLDS HAVE A DVR, NETFLIX, OR USE VOD<p><i>Households with Netflix now Surpass Those With a DVR</i><p><b>Durham, NH</b> -- March 6, 2017 -- New …

Moscow Billboard Targets Ads Based on the Car You’re Driving - MIT Technology Review

Last November if you were driving a BMW x5 or a Volvo XC60 on the highway ringing Moscow, you might have noticed a digital billboard on the side of …

Targeted Advertising

Apple cracks down further on cobalt supplier in Congo as child labor persists

Apple said it has temporarily stopped buying cobalt mined by hand in Congo while it continues to deal with problems with child labor and harsh work conditions.<p>A Washington Post investigation last year detailed abuses in Congo’s artisanal cobalt supply chain, showing how miners — including children …

artisanal

Facebook plans to lay almost 500 miles of fiber cable in Africa for better wireless internet

Facebook is partnering with Airtel and BCS on the project.<p>Facebook has a new plan to get more of Africa online: Fiber optic cables.<p>The social giant on Monday announced plans to lay nearly 500 miles of fiber cable in Uganda by the end of the year, infrastructure that Facebook believes will provide …

Emerging Markets

Where is the snow?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Across much of the eastern United States, snow-lovers are the only ones complaining. Many other people have enjoyed the spring-like weather of January and February.<p>During the month of February, nearly 6,000 high temperature records have been set in the United States. Records weren't just …

Weather
Box Office

Can YouTube TV Get You to Cut the Cord for $35 a Month?

For years, YouTube has served up almost every imaginable kind of video.<p>The site’s top trending attractions on a recent afternoon included clips of a …

Televisions
Mobile

Amazon and Netflix are writing big checks, but some filmmakers still want a classic Hollywood studio

20th Century Fox CEO Stacey Snider says studio allure still exists.<p>The battle over original video content — particularly original video content targeted at Hollywood’s big movie houses — is intense. The arrival of Netflix and Amazon into the fray has only heightened the competition.<p>But even though …

20th Century Fox

California bill doesn't want Netflix to be taxed like a utility

Proposed legislation in California aims to prohibit video-streaming services, such as Netflix, Hulu and YouTube, from being taxed as utilities by local municipalities. The AB 252 bill, called the Streaming Tax Relief of Entertainment And Movies (STREAM) Act of 2017, was introduced by assembly …

Google coding champion whose Cameroon hometown is cut off from the internet

<b>The first African winner in Google's annual coding competition is 370km (230 miles) from home, sitting outside his cousins' house in the Cameroonian capital, Yaounde, because the government has cut off his hometown from the internet.</b><p>As cocks crow in the background, 17-year-old Nji Collins Gbah …

Africa

Netflix announces 1,000 hours of new original content for 2017

Fresh off a big earnings report in January, Netflix today unveiled its plans to produce and release 1,000 hours of original programming as it seeks to distance itself streaming from competitors such as HBO and Amazon.<p>During a live streaming event hosted by Bill Nye, Netflix product manager Todd …

Televisions

EU strikes deal to eliminate border restrictions for digital content, starting in 2018

The European Commission has negotiated a deal that should remove the geographic limitations on how and where residents can access their digital books, videos, and games.<p>“Today’s agreement will bring concrete benefits to Europeans,” said vice president in charge of the Digital Single Market, Andrus …

HBO Now Grows to More Than 2 Million Domestic Subscribers

HBO’s stand-alone digital streaming service has surpassed 2 million domestic subscribers, Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes told investors Wednesday.<p>HBO …

Televisions