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The Love Lives of Digital Natives – New York Times

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Dating violence can be digital. Parents should consider talking with their teenagers about abusive relationships, and a conversation about digital mistreatment would be a good place to start. In a recent survey, more than half of adolescent girls and boys had dated someone who tried to monitor or control them by texting so frequently that it made the recipient uncomfortable, expecting immediate responses, asking for their passwords, or tracking their…

Google buys HTC assets in $1.1bn return to mobile phone ownership – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Last year it released the first Google-branded phone, the Pixel, which is manufactured by HTC, and is gearing up to release a new model next month, but having thousands of staff join the company will expand the venture. The Pixel has been well received but only produced in small quantities. Of the 2,000 staff moving from HTC, roughly about a fifth of its workforce, many are already working on the…

Western Digital takes legal step to stop Toshiba memory investment – Reuters

Thursday, September 21, 2017

(Reuters) – Western Digital Corp (WDC.O) filed its latest legal action against joint-venture chip partner Toshiba Corp (6502.T) for moving to invest in a new flash memory production line without its help, the U.S. company said on Wednesday. The new arbitration requests, filed in the International Court of Arbitration that oversees the companies’ agreement, seeks to stop Toshiba from investing in the so-called Fab 6 facility in Yokkaichi, Japan, unless…

This ‘AI’ standing desk really just has a touchscreen tablet built-in – The Verge

Thursday, September 21, 2017

I have a standing desk. I like it. I’m standing right now, actually, and blogging at the same time. My standing desk is automated, so I push buttons on its attached remote, and it goes up and down. It also has some onboard memory and saves heights for me. It’s neat but not too wild. Meanwhile, a company called Autonomous says its new SmartDesk 3 is “the world’s most powerful…

Dems Push for a Digital Ad Crackdown to Stop Foreign Meddling – WIRED

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Democratic members of Congress are asking the Federal Elections Commission to crack down on digital campaign ads to prevent foreign meddling in future elections. In a letter to the FEC chairman, four members of the house and 16 senators—including Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris—urge the FEC to work with tech companies on new ways to monitor who’s paying for campaign ads on their platforms. The letter follows the…

This ‘AI’ standing desk really just has a touchscreen tablet built-in – The Verge

Thursday, September 21, 2017

I have a standing desk. I like it. I’m standing right now, actually, and blogging at the same time. My standing desk is automated, so I push buttons on its attached remote, and it goes up and down. It also has some onboard memory and saves heights for me. It’s neat but not too wild. Meanwhile, a company called Autonomous says its new SmartDesk 3 is “the world’s most powerful…

Digital Ocean launches Spaces, its object storage service – TechCrunch

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Digital Ocean today announced Spaces, its object storage service. This complements the company’s block storage service. Both of these services have different use cases, of course; unlike the block storage service, Spaces — as an object store — can scale up far beyond the 16TB limit of the block storage service because it’s not volume-based and not about connecting storage to a virtual machine. For Digital Ocean, this marks yet…

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Innovation And Digital Health – Forbes

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Gluttony is one of the seven deadly sins. (Photo by Shutterstock) Business is a tempting endeavor, and the road to success is lined with powerful distractions. It seems that digital health and many of its participants have discovered this. I’m not going to name names here, but I’m sure that many come to mind. The false profits, failed profits, style over substance, and even a Steve Jobs wannabe here and…

Digital transformation: How machine learning could help change business – Ars Technica

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

reader comments 20 Machine learning (ML) based data analytics is rewriting the rules for how enterprises handle data. Research into machine learning and analytics is already yielding success in turning vast amounts of data—shaped with the help of data scientists—into analytical rules that can spot things that would escape human analysis in the past—whether it be in pursuit of pushing forward genome research or predicting problems with complex machinery. Now…

Now is the time to be bullish about digital health, according to this investor – CNBC

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Exclusive: Toshiba flips back towards Western Digital group for chip … – Reuters

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp (6502.T) is shifting back toward selling its prized semiconductor unit to a group backed by joint venture partner Western Digital Corp (WDC.O), people familiar with the deal said. Just days ago the Japanese firm said it was leaning toward a rival bid for the $18 billion business that includes a South Korean chipmaker. California-based Western Digital made key concessions to assure Toshiba it would not…

How Tenor Aims To Get GIF-Sharing Onto Every Mobile Phone – Forbes

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

(Courtesy of Tenor) Startup Tenor runs the most downloaded mobile GIF keyboard. Tenor cofounders Frank Nawabi (left), David McIntosh (CEO) and Erick Hachenburg (right). Google owns search intent. Facebook owns the social graph. But the “emotional graph” is still up for grabs — or so goes the argument David McIntosh, cofounder and CEO of the mobile GIF keyboard and search engine Tenor. Tenor isn’t as well known as some big-name…

Exclusive: Toshiba flips back towards Western Digital group for chip unit sale – sources – Reuters

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp (6502.T) is shifting back toward selling its prized semiconductor unit to a group backed by joint venture partner Western Digital Corp (WDC.O), people familiar with the deal said. Just days ago the Japanese firm said it was leaning toward a rival bid for the $18 billion business that includes a South Korean chipmaker. California-based Western Digital made key concessions to assure Toshiba it would not…

Inside Tenor’s Plan To Power GIF-Sharing On Every Mobile Phone – Forbes

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

(Courtesy of Tenor) Startup Tenor runs the most downloaded mobile GIF keyboard. Tenor cofounders Frank Nawabi (left), David McIntosh (CEO) and Erick Hachenburg (right). Google owns search intent. Facebook owns the social graph. But the “emotional graph” is still up for grabs — or so goes the argument David McIntosh, cofounder and CEO of the mobile GIF keyboard and search engine Tenor. Tenor isn’t as well known as some big-name…

The Haves And Have Nots Of Digital Transformation – Forbes

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Shutterstock As we move further into the digital transformation, the gap between the companies that get it—and those that don’t—continues to widen. Companies that have mastered digital are moving lightyears ahead of their sluggish counterparts. From the big enterprises like Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Google, and HP to the smaller start-ups making waves in their own industries, the contest is becoming increasingly uneven. So, what? A recent Cisco initiative, Digital Vortex:…

Amazon’s Newest Gadget Is a Tablet That’s Also an Echo – Gizmodo – Gizmodo

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

It was bound to happen. Amazon storms into the voice-controlled gadget game, just like the tablet game, and eventually, a Fire tablet becomes an Echo. That just happened. Amazon’s new Fire HD 10 tablet is also a hands-free Echo. It’s mostly a tablet, but that Echo bit is interesting. Let’s talk first about the tablet element. The new Amazon Fire tablet has a 1080p 10.1-inch screen. There’s also a 1.8…

The Best Gaming Laptop – Forbes – Forbes

Monday, September 18, 2017

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Photo by Michael Hession After 20 hours of new research and testing—plus 150 hours over the past few years—we found that the Acer Predator 17 G9-793-79V5 is the best gaming laptop for most people…

Fedcoin? Central banks may need ‘digital alternative to cash,’ global financial watchdog says – CNBC

Monday, September 18, 2017

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Under Armour Is Now The Largest Digital Health And Fitness Company On Earth – Forbes

Monday, September 18, 2017

Under Armour used to be known primarily for its moisture-wicking t-shirts. In the 21 years since the company was established in founder and CEO Kevin Plank’s grandmother’s basement, the company has expanded its product line extensively to include hats, pants, shoes, gloves, bags, and the like. In recent years, the company has made three strategic acquisitions that will continue to reshape the company. With the acquisitions of MapMyFitness, EndoMondo, and MyFitnessPal,…

Sanjay Sharma Exits at CEO of Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital … – Variety

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sanjay Sharma, after leading Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital hip-hop and urban-youth-culture media startup as CEO for the past three years, is leaving the company, Variety has confirmed. Sharma is exiting L.A.-based ADD to start his own digital-media venture, a company rep confirmed. For the new venture — details about which Sharma is holding close to the vest — he has lined up seed financing, including from Simmons and existing…