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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
HTC U11 hands-on: all-glass casing in striking colors, supports both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa; squeezing sides triggers configurable actions   —  Want Google?  Say “Ok Google.”  Want Alexa?  Say “Hey Alexa.”  This phone has both.  —  Today, HTC is taking the wraps off its newest flagship smartphone, the HTC U11.
May 16, 2017, 3:50 AMIn context
TrustedReviews:
Microsoft debuts 13.5" Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S with 4 color options, USB 3 Type A, Mini DisplayPort, 14.5-hour battery life, ships June 15 from $999   —  Microsoft has announced a brand new Windows-powered notebook called the Surface Laptop.  —  At an event in New York City today …
May 2, 2017, 11:42 AMIn context
CNNMoney:
Sales of ebooks in US dropped 19% during first 9 months of 2016 and declined 17% in UK for all of 2016, as physical books sales rose, say publisher associations   —  Coloring books help adults de-stress  —  Are physical books the new vinyl?  —  New data suggest that the reading public …
Apr 30, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Profile of Sheryl Sandberg and the business impact of her efforts to create a sharing culture at Facebook   —  The COO inspires her fans, and her employees, to talk about sadness, even tragedy, at work.  That can be healing—and highly profitable.  —  From Subscribe Reprints
Apr 29, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context
George Slefo / Ad Age:
Google, Microsoft, major ad buyers and publishers coordinating on ad blocking plan, says Coalition for Better Ads' counsel, who expects a rollout by end-of-year   —  The biggest players in advertising and tech are mapping out a strategy to kill off the digital ads that have been deemed as the absolute worst by consumers.
Apr 20, 2017, 5:05 PMIn context
Lora Kolodny / TechCrunch:
Lidar sensor startup Luminar comes out of stealth, says it has raised $36M in seed funding from Canvas Ventures, GVA Capital, and Peter Thiel-backed 1517 Fund   —  Cameras help autonomous vehicles read street signs and the color of traffic lights.  But LiDARs, aka light detection and ranging systems …
Apr 13, 2017, 8:20 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Uber denied recruiters access to its demographic data, hindering its diversity efforts, and plans release of its first diversity report next week   —  Under pressure from harassment and sexism allegations, the ride-hailing giant is rethinking its approach to hiring.  —  by
Mar 24, 2017, 9:55 PMIn context
Mike Wuerthele / AppleInsider:
Chance the Rapper says Apple paid him $500K “plus a commercial” to exclusively stream his album Coloring Book on Apple Music for two weeks   —  After some criticism about the artist's integrity and independence, Chance the Rapper made a series of tweets and revealed …
Mar 17, 2017, 3:55 PMIn context
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Under pressure from ACLU, Facebook updates its platform policies to explicitly prohibit devs from using Facebook or Instagram data in surveillance tools   —  In response to pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, Color of Change and the Center for Media Justice …
Mar 13, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
Jimmy Westenberg / Android Authority:
Feb 26, 2017, 9:25 AMIn context

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