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Facebook rolls out new video tools, plus Instagram and IGTV scheduling feature

Posted on: November 9, 2019, in Blog

Facebook on Monday announced a number of updates aimed at video creators and publishers, during a session at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) taking place in Amsterdam. The updates involve changes to live video broadcasting, Facebook’s Watch Party and Creator Studio, and they include enhancements to tools, expanded feature sets and improved analytics, among other […]

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GitHub acquires code analysis tool Semmle

Posted on: November 8, 2019, in Blog

Microsoft’s GitHub today announced that it has acquired Semmle, a code analysis tool that helps developers and security researchers discover potential vulnerabilities in their code. Semmle takes a lot of the manual work out of security testing and instead offers a query language that allows researchers to test their code, using the service’s analysis engine. […]

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LinkedIn launches skills assessments, tests that let you beef up your credentials for job hunting

Posted on: November 7, 2019, in Blog

LinkedIn, the social networking service for the working world, is today taking the wraps off its latest effort to provide its users with better tools for presenting their professional selves, and to make the process of recruitment on the platform more effective. It will now offer a new feature called Skills Assessments: short, multiple-choice tests […]

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Telegram fixes bug that failed to delete unsent photos and videos

Posted on: November 6, 2019, in Blog

Mobile messaging app Telegram has fixed a bug allowing users to recover photos and videos “unsent” by other people. Telegram, which has more than 100 million users, has an ephemeral messaging feature that allows users to “unsend” sent messages from other people’s inboxes, such as when a message is sent by mistake. But one security […]

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Please get your digital affairs in order

Posted on: November 5, 2019, in Blog

I really wish I hadn’t had cause to write this piece, but it recently came to my attention, in an especially unfortunate way, that death in the modern era can have a complex and difficult technical aftermath. You should make a will, of course. Of course you should make a will. But many wills only […]

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AdRoll Group becomes NextRoll and launches new platform services business

Posted on: November 4, 2019, in Blog

The AdRoll Group has a new name — NextRoll — designed to reflect the company’s moves beyond ad retargeting. “We have, for the longest time, been pigeonholed as a retargeting company, but the reality is that we have really been evolving,” CEO Toby Gabriner told me. To be clear, the AdRoll retargeting business isn’t going […]

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Yelp will let users personalize their homepage and search results

Posted on: November 3, 2019, in Blog

Yelp announced this morning that it will start allowing users to tailor their search results and homepage based on their personal preferences. In other words, if you’re a vegetarian, or if you’re a parent who’s usually looking for kid-friendly restaurants, you won’t have to reenter that information every time you do a search. Instead, you […]

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Sidewalk Labs spins out urban data-gathering tool Replica into a company

Posted on: November 2, 2019, in Blog

Replica, the data-gathering tool created within Sidewalk Labs that maps the movement of people in cities, is now a company. The newly formed company, which is headed by Nick Bowden, also announced Thursday it has raised $11 million in a Series A funding round from investors Innovation Endeavors, Firebrand Ventures and Revolution’s Rise of the […]

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Why am I seeing this ad? AI, ML & human error in advertising

Posted on: November 1, 2019, in Blog

Adam Zelcer

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Looks like Medium is testing a way to save articles across the web

Posted on: October 31, 2019, in Blog

Medium seems to be building a tool to save and reformat online articles for future reading. That’s according to Jane Manchun Wong, a reliable source of scoops on unreleased features. Wong said she spotted this one by reverse engineering Medium’s Android app and monitoring network traffic. The “Save to Medium” feature appears to scrape web […]

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