August 27, 2016

Startups will overtake enterprises in the new AI ecosystem

Farmhouse and rice terraced field in Sa Pa, Vietnam Artificial intelligence pops up as a buzzword every few years, but it has never moved beyond novelty status. This time, though, it is here to stay, and startups are poised to drive the AI economy forward. Read More

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Continetti Discusses Alt-Right's Place in Trump Campaign on Fox, MSNBC

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16 Of Jessica Biel's Best Moments [SLIDESHOW]

The 34-year-old actress is still as stunning as ever

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Stanford Deletes Alcohol Safety Page After It's Denounced As Sexist

Women-specific advice is 'patronizing' and 'victim-blaming'

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Why Isn't the Economy the Issue?

(John Hinderaker) At the New York Post, Carl Campanile and Danika Fears make a good point: "Hillary, Trump too busy insulting each other to focus on Obama's weak economy." Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are too busy trading barbs on hot-button topics like race and immigration to discuss the economy, which has slowed to a crawl under President Obama's watch. "The numbers are bad. There should be a concern about the weakness

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Vicksburg to file lawsuit to acquire abandoned hospital

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The city of Vicksburg plans to file an eminent domain lawsuit to take ownership of the unused Kuhn Memorial Hospital.

The city's Board of Mayor and Aldermen Thursday approved plans to file the suit, which allows the city to covert property to public use on paying ...

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Trump Vows Urban Crime Crackdown, Tweets on Wade's Slain Cousin

Donald Trump sharpened his attacks on Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party on Saturday, saying he would make American inner cities safe as part of an ongoing effort to pull in minority voters.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

The API for absurdity

Colorful ceramic cube texture and background Every important technology goes through a hype cycle. You've probably seen the Gartner Hype Cycle diagram: inflated expectations, followed by despair and eventually a pragmatic understanding of the technology's value. World-changing promises tend to turn into mundane reality — if they don't fall off the roller coaster entirely. Read More

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Obama, Hillary, Biden, Trump—They're Just Like Us

If the past week has reminded us of anything, it is that world-historical politicians are people just like you and me, except they are on live television.

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Donald Trump uses fatal shooting of Dwyane Wade's cousin to ask for the black vote

Donald Trump's reaction to the shooting death of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin spurred new criticism Saturday amid the Republican presidential nominee's effort to gain the support of African-American voters before November's presidential election.

Nykea Aldridge, 32, was killed by crossfire Friday as she pushed a baby stroller in south ...

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The Alt-Right: Young White Men Sick Of Being Hated

The Alt-Right: Young White Men Sick Of Being Hated

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Trump's Doctor?

(Steven Hayward) The Trump campaign has shopped around a letter from his long time physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, which he apparently wrote in haste while Trump staffers waited out on the street in a limo. The letter has typos ("To whom my concern. . ."), and is very general about how Trump's health is a great as everything else about him. "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest

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Churches criticize Maine governor for lack of civility

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Maine Council of Churches says Republican Gov. Paul LePage has disgraced the office of governor and dishonored the state by "promoting racial profiling" and suggesting he'd like to commit violence against a state lawmaker.

The group represents 550 congregations of nine denominations and is asking ...

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Dems urged to encrypt their communications weeks prior to DNC email leaks: Report

Democratic officials were urged to begin encrypting their communications in the weeks before thousands of internal party emails were published online by WikiLeaks, Vanity Fair reported Friday.

Although roughly 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails were ultimately published by the antisecrecy website on the eve of the party's convention in Philadelphia ...

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An Inconvenient Truth: Few Signs Of Global Warming In Antarctica

'Truth is, the science is complex'

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Why founders should care where their VCs get their money

nesting-dollar-bill Fundraising for a startup is a notoriously stressful process. Much ink has been spilled dissecting every aspect of what works when pitching a venture capitalist, and there are countless "tips" out there that promise to help close deals. But for all the attention paid to VCs, little has been paid to limited partners — the money behind the money that makes the venture world… Read More

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DCLeaks Website Down, Twitter Suspended After Releasing Soros Docs

OSF had confirmed that the documents were legitimate

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Gillmor Gang: Unborn Child

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, August 26, 2016. Oh no, Volumetrics meets the Beatles in a trip forward down memory lane. Eventually we discover the chewy center. Plus, G3 with Mary Hodder, Elisa Camahort Page, Francine Hardaway, and Tina Chase Gillmor. @stevegillmor, @scobleizer, @kteare, @kevinmarks… Read More

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Michael Bennet, Colorado Democrat, hit for declaring Iran nuclear deal 'going well'

DENVER — Sen. Michael Bennet prompted a few double-takes this week by saying that he believes the one-year-old Iran nuclear deal is "going well."

In an interview, the Colorado Democrat, who is up for reelection in November, defended his vote last year in favor of the agreement, saying it was ...

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Yes, Malia Was At A DC Club Last Night

"OMG she's dancing next to me!"

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What this month's sale means for the future of retail Retailers grasp the web-focused future of the industry, but the sale of to Walmart earlier this month has sped up the shift and validated the online marketplace approach to e-commerce. Read More

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Tech Insiders Are Raising Red Flags On Elon Musk's Erratic Business Moves

Worried the purchase is a sign of disaster for the under performing solar company.

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Weekly Roundup: Zero-day hacks rock Apple, WhatsApp changes privacy policy

facebook-whatsapp-tilt August, the weekend of months. This week a zero-day hack rocked Apple, WhatsApp announced a major privacy change and Tesla announced a new model that takes Ludicrous Mode to the next level. Would you rather get the Weekly Roundup in your inbox? Same, TBH.  1. Hackers are honing in on mobile devices. The latest example was an Apple zero-day hack targeting activist Ahmed Mansoor that… Read More

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Greenfail Number–What Are We Up To Now? Ethanol

(John Hinderaker) From the Telegraph, a report on a new study that finds "Biofuels are 'worse than petrol' for the environment." "Green" biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel are in fact worse for the environment than petrol, a landmark new study has found. This, of course, assumes that emitting CO2 is bad. The alternative energy source has long been praised for being carbon-neutral because the plants it is made from absorb carbon

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Toomey crosses gun-rights divide in Pennsylvania Senate race

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) - Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare conservative Republican who is running for re-election with the support of leading gun-control groups, but it may not be enough to save him in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania in this unusual election year.

Toomey, who also has separated himself from ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Here's What Life On The Newly-Discovered 'Second Earth' Would Probably Look Like

'Would be a different color, perhaps blue, perhaps red, perhaps even black.'

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Understanding debt

Business man and computer at beach. Familiar feeling of working hard and still sinking in debt, pinching. Without leverage, the private equity sector as we know it wouldn't exist. While some tech execs and VCs recoil at the thought of using leverage, the truth is that the Innovation Economy has accessed debt for more than 35 years. Given that, debt is worth spending the time to understand. Read More

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