Scott Monty

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Lyft gets permit to test self-driving cars on California roads

Lyft is the latest company to get a permit from the to test self-driving cars on California's public roads, according to the California Department of …

Transportation

Apple Shares Research into Self-Driving Car Software That Improves Obstacle Detection

Apple computer scientists working on autonomous vehicle technology have posted a research paper online describing how self-driving cars can spot cyclists and pedestrians using fewer sensors (via <i>Reuters</i>).<p>The paper by Yin Zhou and Oncel Tuzel was submitted to online independent journal <i>arXiv</i> on …

Transportation

Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People’s Data

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

Security

Facebook’s newest app has YouTube video creators in its sights

Following through on a commitment made at VidCon over the summer, Facebook on Thursday released a new app for video creators to help them build and …

Mark Zuckerberg

Volvo Cars to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars

STOCKHOLM/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the U.S. firm from an app used to summon a taxi to the owner and operator of a fleet of cars.<p>The non-binding framework deal could offer San Francisco-based Uber a way to …

Transportation

How To Lace Oxfords & Men’s Dress Shoes

Shoestrings, bootlaces or shoelaces. It doesn’t matter what you call them. They all do the same thing; they keep your footwear secured and …

Shoes

How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media

Hours after the Las Vegas massacre, Travis McKinney’s Facebook feed was hit with a scattershot of conspiracy theories. The police were lying. There were multiple shooters in the hotel, not just one. The sheriff was covering for casino owners to preserve their business.<p>The political rumors sprouted …

Social Media

The pivot to reality for digital media

Forget the pivot to video; the pivot to reality is in full swing in digital media.<p>The culprits are well-known. Google and Facebook have an iron grip …

Digital Media

Mashable is selling itself for $50 million to an old school magazine publisher that tried to buy Gawker

• <b>Mashable is selling itself to old school magazine publisher Ziff Davis for $50 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.</b>• <b><br>It's a big cut from the company's last valuation of around $250 million in 2016.</b>• <b><br>Ziff Davis, owner of PC Magazine, tried and failed to buy Gawker Media last year.</b><p>Mashable has …

Digital Media

BuzzFeed Set to Miss Revenue Target, Signaling Turbulence in Media

Prospects for a 2018 initial public offering by the high-profile publisher now appear remote<p>Digital publisher BuzzFeed is on track to miss its revenue target this year by a significant amount, the latest sign that troubles in the online-ad business are making it tough for new-media upstarts to live …

Buzzfeed

Bad news from Mashable, BuzzFeed, and Vice shows times are rough for ad-supported digital media

Thursday was a rough day for digital media. Within hours, a series of reports, some unofficial and others confirmed, underscored a bitter reality that’s become increasingly harder to avoid: Not even the biggest digital media startups are immune from the seismic shifts in digital advertising …

Journalism

What Happens After the Video View?

New research from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) found that people are more likely to talk about the products or brands they see—and even …

IAB

Youth Expect to Use Email More in the Future

Email is a core form of communication among America’s youth, who generally expect to use email more in the future than they are now, per survey …

Millennials

How and Where Marketers Are Using Video in 2017

Marketers are brimming with enthusiasm about video, according to “The State of Video Marketing 2017” study [download page] from Demand Metric in …

Digital Marketing

Do you have the right leaders for your growth strategies?

It takes a mix of leaders and talent to pursue a variety of growth strategies simultaneously. Few executives can do it all.<p><b>Is there a link between</b> …

Leadership

Watch this viral video of Sophia - the talking AI robot that is so lifelike humans are freaking out

"Do you like human beings?"<p>"I love them," it said.<p>"Why?" I asked.<p>"I am not sure I understand why yet."<p>Not an altogether terrible answer from Sophia, …

Viral

Twitter is selling a cheaper version of its enterprise product to try and boost sales

Twitter’s data business is growing, so Twitter is trying to capitalize on that.<p>Twitter is predominantly an advertising company, but it also sells data. Now, Twitter is trying to come up with ways to sell more data to offset the fact that its advertising business is shrinking.<p>Some businesses pay the …

APIs

Facebook’s charm offensive for AR advertisers gains speed

Facebook is trying to drum up early support among advertisers for its push into augmented reality.<p>The recruitment pitch started three months ago, …

Advertising Industry

Warren Buffett: The Three Things I Look For in a Person

Students often go to visit Warren Buffett. And when they do, he often plays a little game on them.<p>He asks each student to pick a classmate. Not just …

Warren Buffett

Meet the People Who Listen to Podcasts at Super-Fast Speeds

"I have often, when finding out about a new podcast with a large back catalog, made myself a 100-hour-plus playlist to catch up."<p><b>Rachel Kenny started</b> listening to podcasts in 2015 — and quickly fell behind. "As I started subscribing to more and more podcasts, they started stacking up, and I …

Podcasting

My Thanksgiving

Nine accomplished writers share their stories of the holiday.

15 Stunning Data Visualizations (And What You Can Learn From Them)

We’re drowning in data. Everyday, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created. This is the equivalent of 90% of the world’s information–created in the …

Data Visualization

Nobody Knows What You’re Doing: Magic Robots & the Case for Marketing

“Magic robots.” That’s what JM said when I asked how he got to our conference.<p>“You must have magic robots that somehow stole my email address because …

Publishing

Pandora’s New CEO Roger Lynch Wants to Add More Podcasts, Revamp Ad Tech

Pandora’s new CEO Roger Lynch used his first earnings call with the company Thursday to lay out his vision for getting Pandora back on track. A key …

AdTech

Twitter Will Ban User Ties to Violent Groups 'Both On and Off The Platform'

Early Friday, Twitter announced changes to its policies on violent and hateful speech, some of them dramatic. Users will no longer be able to use …

Islamism

Amazon's Last Mile

<i>Who delivers Amazon orders? Increasingly, it’s plainclothes contractors with few labor protections, driving their own cars, competing for shifts on</i> …

Uber

Tesla has takers for electric Semi: J.B. Hunt and Walmart

We still don't know what it'll cost.<p>It was just hours ago that Tesla unveiled its electric Semi truck. It has up to 500 miles of range, can add 400 miles of range in just 30 minutes of charging. It can do 0-60 in just 5 seconds, or in 20 seconds while pulling 80,000 pounds of cargo. It will go into …

Oath Inc.

Is AI the answer to outsmarting the cyber criminals and keeping your business safe? | Access AI

news<p>Posted: 17 May 2017 | By Darcie Thompson-Fields<p>Cyber-crime has become a major talking point in the past week – with medical institutions across …

Cybersecurity

How Amazon could create a nightmare future for filmmaking

The basic pieces exist already<p>Earlier this week, Amazon Studios revealed it was planning a prequel series to <i>Lord of the Rings,</i> a timid choice that passed over fresh fantasy literature in favor of a well-established and ever-expanding franchise. My colleague Andrew Liptak put forward an excellent …

Creative Commons

Treason or Espionage?

by Chris Redmond November 17, 2017<p><b>"Besides he is not a traitor." [LAST]</b><p>The word "treason" has been tossed around in a political context quite a lot …

Sherlock Holmes