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Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Waymo to offer free rides in its self-driving minivans to residents of Phoenix, Arizona; users can sign up for the “early rider program” on Waymo's site today   —  Major milestone for the Google spin-off  —  Starting today, residents of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area …
Apr 25, 2017, 6:20 AMIn context
Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:
Google adding TV ad inventory to DoubleClick Bid Manager, letting advertisers measure video campaigns across digital media and linear TV   —  In a new test, advertisers will be able to buy linear TV spots programmatically via DBM.  —  To allow advertisers to buy and compare video ad performance …
Apr 24, 2017, 11:50 PMIn context
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Xiaomi-backed Yi Technology debuts Yi Halo, a $17K 17-camera VR rig made in partnership with Google that can shoot stereoscopic video in 8K resolution at 30FPS   —  Plus a promising new 360-degree consumer camera from Yi Technology  —  Chinese company Yi Technology has made a name for itself …
Apr 24, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
Davey Alba / Wired:
Inside Google's ads quality rater program, where contractors rush to flag and label inappropriate YouTube content for $15 per hour, while training Google's AI   —  Every day across the nation, people doing work for Google log in to their computers and start watching YouTube.  They look for violence in videos.
Apr 23, 2017, 11:25 PMIn context
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Groq, a stealth startup founded by Google Tensor Processing Unit project engineers and Chamath Palihapitiya, has raised $10.3M   —  Google has slowly been pulling back the curtain on homegrown silicon that could define the future of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Apr 22, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Sources: Google and partners in Coalition for Better Ads are working on a tool designed for publishers to filter some ads; IAB head says tool isn't ad blocker   —  A Chrome feature to filter ads is coming — just don't call it an ad-blocker.  —  After seven months of work …
Apr 21, 2017, 8:55 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple hired two executives who worked on satellites at Google, held talks with Boeing about investment or partnership in Boeing's satellite venture   —  The iPhone maker has recruited a pair of top Google satellite executives for a new hardware team, according to people familiar with the matter.
Apr 21, 2017, 1:44 PMIn context
Daniel Rubino / Windows Central:
Leaked document shows recommended minimum specs for Windows 10 Cloud OS devices: quad-core Celeron or better CPU, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 40 WHr+ battery   —  A new low-cost Surface device and Windows 10 Cloud OS combo could do some serious damage to Google's Chromebook ambitions in U.S. schools.
Apr 21, 2017, 12:05 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Samsung and Google partner to make Google Play Music the default music service on new Samsung phones and tablets worldwide, starting with Galaxy S8 and S8+   —  Samsung and Google today announced a new partnership that will make Google Play Music the default music player and music service including …
Apr 21, 2017, 10:05 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

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