Pulse Q&A wants to transform the way we gather data from CIOs

Lots of companies need to understand what CIOs are thinking, but it’s hard to get a group of busy people to give meaningful answers about the products they use or their budget priorities in public forums for obvious reasons.

Facebook changes algorithm to demote “borderline content” that almost violates its policy

Facebook has changed its News Feed algorithm to demote content that comes close to violating its policies prohibiting misinformation, hate speech, violence, bullying, clickbait so it’s seen by fewer people even it’s highly engaging. In a 5000-word letter by Mark Zuckerberg published today,

Zuckerberg denies knowledge of Facebook’s work with GOP opposition research firm

Today in call with reporters preceded by a frantic if fairly uneventful distraction-pushing media blitz, Facebook responded to a damning New York Times story published yesterday that cited interviews with more than 50 sources privy to Facebook’s decision making.

Citrix pays $200M to acquire Sapho, which connects legacy software with ‘micro apps’

As large organizations grapple with adopting modern work practices without throwing out all of their legacy software, a company that works with them is making an acquisition that it hopes will help with that process. Citrix today is announcing that it has acquired Sapho,

Wonder Ventures aims to dazzle L.A. startups with its new seed-stage fund

Dustin Rosen thinks L.A. has a problem, aside from its famously car-choked highways. There aren’t enough investors willing to write small checks. Most of the so-called micro venture funds have grown their funds to the size of traditional venture firms, and are making bigger bets as a result.

Canonical plans to raise its first outside funding as it looks to a future IPO

It’s been 14 years since Mark Shuttleworth first founded and funded Canonical and the Ubuntu project. At the time, it was mostly a Linux distribution. Today, it’s a major enterprise player that offers a variety of products and services. Throughout the years,

SpaceX gets FCC approval to add 7,518 more satellites to its Starlink constellation

SpaceX's application to add thousands of satellites to its proposed Starlink communications constellation has been approved by the FCC, though it will be some time before the company actually puts those birds in the air.

Facebook will pass off content policy appeals to a new independent oversight body

Facebook doesn’t want to be the arbiter of decency when it comes to content policy decisions, similar to how it looked to third-party fact checkers rather than becoming an arbiter of truth. Today on a press call with journalists,

Bilingual? Tarjimly lets you help a refugee or aid worker right now

All over the world, language barriers are limiting the ability of refugees and immigrants to seek help, and aid workers to provide it. Tarjimly is a new service that connects people who speak one language but need to speak in another, with a person who speaks both — in just a couple minutes.

US Representatives pile questions on the FCC regarding net neutrality comment process

The order to roll back net neutrality may have been made (though it’s not quite in effect yet), but the fight to restore it is ongoing.

HackerRank raises $30M to match developers with jobs

HackerRank, the skills-based recruiting platform and online coding challenge community, today announced that it has raised a $30 million Series C funding round led by JMI Equity, a fund that specializes in helping software companies scale. Exiting investors Khosla Ventures, Battery Ventures,

新浪微博更新F-1文件:在纳斯达克上市 代码WB

4月1日消息,新浪微博日前更新了向美国证券交易委员会(SEC)提交的F-1文件,公布了上市地点在纳斯达克,股票交易代码为“WB”。

文章: NoSQL、JSON和时间序列数据管理: Anuj Sahni访谈

时间序列数据管理最近非常受关注,因为这些数据正从四面八方向我们涌来:传感器、移动设备、Web追踪、财经事件、工厂自动化以及各种工具。

BlaBlaCar Raises A Massive $100 Million Round To Create A Global Long Distance Ride-Sharing Network

In what is the largest VC round in a French startup of all time, BlaBlaCar just raised a $100 million round led by Index Ventures, with existing investors Accel Partners, ISAI and Lead Edge Capital also participating in the round. Previously,

Should Gary Lineker exercise the "right to be forgotten"? Twitter trolls won't let his infamous 1990

The legendary former Englandstriker has been subjected to a barrage of unsavoury comments from everybody's least favourite Twitter users of late, for an incident that happened over 20 years ago. Read more: http://www.itproportal.

The Apple Watch Arrives Early 2015 For $349

It’s actually happening: Apple has announced its entry into the wearable space, the Apple Watch. The biggest questions on everyone’s mind this morning: when can we get it and how much will it cost? There isn’t just one Apple Watch hitting the market.

中国留美研究生人数十年来首次下降

根据美国研究生院委员会周三公布的一份报告,在美国研究生院注册的中国留学生数量出现至少10年来首次下滑,减少了1%。这“涉及到的学生人数相对较多,因为中国学生占在美注册的国际留学生总数的33%”。

Was Microsoft Forced To Pay $136M In Back Taxes In China?

itwbennett writes China's state-controlled Xinhua News Agency said on Sunday that an unnamed international company was forced to pay 840 million yuan ($136 million) in back taxes, as part of a Chinese government crackdown on tax evasion. The Xinhua article simply referred to it as the "M company,

Two dead after Ukraine rocked by series of blasts

Ukrainians were on high alert on Saturday after a series of explosions occurred in the south and west of the country, killing two people.One person was killed in a separate blast overnight in the southern port city of Odessa, according to local police officials. Later,

10 terrible IMDb plot summaries of classic Hollywood films

Some people really miss the point of a good movie.Citizen Kane and The Godfather are just two classics among the 100 films that the American Film Institute considers to be the greatest of all time. Of course,

华尔街日报:十亿用户也沒让 YouTube 赚钱

超过 20 亿次播放的《江南 Style》、数不胜数的热门短片、每月超过 10 亿的活跃用户...所有这些加在一起,也没能让 YouTube 赚钱?根据华尔街日报的说法,情况似乎就是这样。

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