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Pebble says its smartwatches should continue to work in 2017

Following its acquisition by Fitbit last week, Pebble has reassured owners of its smartwatches that they aren’t about to suddenly stop working. There’s much uncertainty around the future of its watchers after the announcement of the deal. Fitbit bought Pebble for its patents and tech not its smartwatch business, which is ominous ...

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Crunch Report | Super Nintendo World Theme Park

Instagram Live is rolling out to all users, Microsoft Ventures opens an AI fund, JetSmarter has a $105 million funding round, Apple’s new app sort of unifies TV and Super Nintendo World theme park is slated to open in 2020. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Source link

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5 unexpected sources of bias in artificial intelligence

We tend to think of machines, in particular smart machines, as somehow cold, calculating and unbiased. We believe that self-driving cars will have no preference during life or death decisions between the driver and a random pedestrian. We trust that smart systems performing credit assessments will ignore everything except the ...

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China’s futuristic train that floats above traffic now lies deserted

It felt pretty awesome to witness the future of transportation unveiled this summer as China’s Transit Elevated Bus Train (TEB) took to the urban streets of Qinhuangdao for testing. One would think that after such an accomplishment the vehicle would be put to use as soon as humanly possible. Unfortunately, that is not what’s happening. A ...

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Airbnb plummets, Facebook ranks top in tech on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work 2017

Facebook has risen to the top of the annual Glassdoor Best Places to Work U.S. rankings. Glassdoor compiles compensation data, reviews and ratings by employees about the companies where they work. It makes money through paid job listings, recruiting and employer branding services. Last year’s top-ranked tech venture, Airbnb, plummeted 34 spots in Glassdoor Best Places ...

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Trivago files to raise up to $428 million in IPO

German hotel booking site Trivago updated its plans for a U.S. IPO in a filing that came out on Monday. The company expects to price its shares between $13 to $15, a $428 million offering at the top end of the range. Officially named Travel B.V., the company will change ...

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