Facebook stock dips after the platform deprioritizes publishers

Facebook shares fell around 5% on Friday following the news that the company would retool its News Feed to boost social interactions over stories from publishers. Mark Zuckerberg announced the news on Thursday evening in a post on his own Facebook page to expected investor skittishness.

Microsoft says it is “dismayed” by the forced separation of migrant families at the border

Amid calls for a boycott and employee dissent over its cloud-computing deal with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Microsoft issued a statement saying that the company “is dismayed by the forcible separation of children from their families at the border.

ezCater raises $100M as it looks to own office catered meals around the world

Everyone at the office needs lunch (or in some cases dinner) — but for salespeople trying to entice a potential lead or convince an architect to pick up their project, they might need to use a free meal as a bit of a lure to get them in the room to make that pitch. It […]

Veriff raises $7.7M Series A to become the ‘Stripe for identity’

Veriff, the Estonian startup that wants to become something akin to the ‘Stripe for identity’, has raised $7.7 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Mosaic Ventures, joining an impressive list of backers that include Taavet Hinrikus, Ashton Kutcher, Paul Buchheit, Elad Gil, SV Angel,

GameStop reportedly discussing buyout with private equity firms

Struggling retail chain GameStop is discussing a potential buyout with private equity firms, according to Reuters. The report says that one of the private equity firms is Sycamore Partners and that GameStop has hired a financial advisor to help with the talks,

What’s under those clothes? This system tracks body shapes in real time

With augmented reality coming in hot and depth tracking cameras due to arrive on flagship phones, the time is right to improve how computers track the motions of people they see — even if that means virtually stripping them of their clothes.

SurveyMonkey has filed confidentially to go public

The IPO window continues to remain open as SurveyMoney, which last raised money in 2014 at a $2 billion valuation, announced today that it has confidentially filed to go public. SurveyMonkey can file confidentially with the SEC through the JOBS act signed in 2012,

‘Gaming disorder’ is officially recognized by the World Health Organization

Honestly, “gaming disorder” sounds like a phrase tossed around by irritated parents and significant others. After much back and forth, however, the term was just granted validity, as the World Health Organization opted to include it in the latest edition of its Internal Classification of Diseases.

39 million Americans now own a smart speaker, report claims

One in six Americans now own a smart speaker, according to new research out this week from NPR and Edison Research – a figure that’s up 128 percent from January, 2017. Amazon’s Echo speakers are still in the lead, the report says,

Forget the Alexa-powered toasters at CES, these innovations will really shape 2018

This year, as CES rolls out troves of new Alexa-enabled toasters, mirrors, and even shower heads, the gathering has become just another symbol of Silicon Valley’s disconnect with the needs of everyday people. Read More

IBM may be prepping for massive changes at Global Technology Services group

IBM has been a company adrift for the last several years with 22 straight quarters of declining revenue. Against that backdrop, The Register published an article yesterday suggesting there could be massive changes afoot for the company’s Global Technology Services group.

Microsoft executive Antoine Leblond exits Microsoft after 25 years of service

Microsoft executive Antoine Leblond, the man who oversaw the design, development, and testing of Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications and services, along with the cloud services and store for Windows 8, is set to leave Microsoft after 25 years of service.

YouTube: Video sharing site or powerful political machine?

With a nation of dissatisfied young people abandoning politics, one of Britain's most successful entrepreneurs, Jamal Edwards is prescribing YouTube as the remedy.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/04/28/young-entrepreneur-politicians-dont-use-youtube-enough/

Google Looking At Dropcam And The Home Security Market, Says The Information

Google has reportedly ben interested in Dropcam as an acquisition target, according to a new report by The Information today. The supposed purchase would help Google with its aim of getting into the home security market, and would be tied to Google’s Nest division,

The Internet's Own Boy

theodp (442580) writes "The Internet's Own Boy, the documentary about the life and death of Aaron Swartz, was appropriately released on the net as well as in theaters this weekend, and is getting good reviews from critics and audiences. Which is kind of remarkable,

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Alienware Alpha上手初体验:小巧身材,性能不俗

长期以来,如果你希望获得游戏开发者所能提供的最出色的游戏体验,包括开启质量最佳的模型、材质和阴影设置,那么你要么花大价钱购买类似Alienware品牌的游戏PC,要么从名气不大的OEM厂商购买价格稍低的PC,要么选择自己组装。

Intertek助美林基业严控建材质量安全

以品质人居占领房产市场高地 中国广州2014年12月29日电 /美通社/ -- 近日,国际领先的质量与安全服务机构 Intertek 天祥集团与知名地产企业美林基业集团宣布携手,为在建的融合生态居住、旅游产业、创意产业等功能的中国美林湖生态都市项目的建材质量管理开展深度合作。

2014华为销售额460亿美元,其中BG业务118亿,智能手机发货超7000万台

12月31日,华为轮值CEO亦胡厚崑发布新年祝词,他透露,2014年,华为销售收入预计将达到460亿美元,实现超过15%的增长。同时,华为消费者BG亦发布新年致辞。

新加坡数据分析初创公司TookiTaki 筹资100万美元以开拓亚太市场

新加坡数据分析初创公司 TookiTaki 于今天宣布,该公司已筹得 100 万美元的种子资金,这笔资金由 Jungle Ventures 领投,Rebright Partners 和 Blume Ventures 跟投。

Brain Implants Get Brainier

the_newsbeagle writes "Did my head just beep?" wonders a woman who just received a brain implant to treat her intractable epilepsy. We're entering a cyborg age of medicine, with implanted stimulators that send pulses of electricity into the brain or nervous system to prevent seizures or block pain.

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