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Grammarly now saves you from embarrassing mistakes in Google Docs, too

Posted on: September 21, 2018, in Blog

Grammarly now supports Google Docs. Over the course of the last few years, Grammarly has made a name for itself as one of the better grammar and spelling checkers on the market. As a Chrome extension, it neatly integrates with virtually every major online tool and social media site, but until now, Google Docs remained […]

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Google Street View rival Mapillary collaborates with Amazon to read text in its 350M image database

Posted on: September 20, 2018, in Blog

Mapillary, the Swedish startup that wants to take on Google and others in mapping the world by way of a crowdsourced database of street-level imagery, is taking an interesting step in the development of its platform. The company is now working with Amazon, and specifically its Rekognition API, to detect and read text in Mapillary’s […]

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Skype rolls back its redesign by ditching stories, squiggles and over-the-top color

Posted on: September 20, 2018, in Blog

Just over a year after Skype introduced a colorful, Snapchat-inspired makeover which included its own version of “stories,” the company says it’s now going to refocus on simplicity – and it’s ditching stories along the way. The redesign had been met with a lot of backlash. Skype had clearly wanted to appeal to a more […]

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Three years later, Lets Encrypt has issued over 380 million HTTPS certificates

Posted on: September 19, 2018, in Blog

Bon anniversaire, Let’s Encrypt! The free-to-use nonprofit was founded in 2014 in part by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and is backed by Akamai, Google, Facebook, Mozilla and more. Three years ago Friday, it issued its first certificate. Since then, the numbers have exploded. To date, more than 380 million certificates have been issued on 129 million unique […]

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Twitter launches audio-only broadcasting feature on its iOS app and Periscope

Posted on: September 19, 2018, in Blog

Twitter is launching a new feature that allows users to create audio-only broadcasts directly from Twitter itself, as well as Twitter’s Periscope. The feature, which Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed in a tweet this morning, is available from the same interface where you would normally launch live video. It’s currently accessible on the Twitter for […]

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Facebooks new SapFix AI automatically debugs your code

Posted on: September 18, 2018, in Blog

Facebook has quietly built and deployed an artificial intelligence programming tool called SapFix that scans code, automatically identifies bugs, tests different patches and suggests the best ones that engineers can choose to implement. Revealed today at Facebook’s @Scale engineering conference, SapFix is already running on Facebook’s massive code base and the company plans to eventually […]

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Facebooks Rosetta system helps the company understand memes

Posted on: September 17, 2018, in Blog

Memes are the language of the web and Facebook wants to better understand them. Facebook’s AI teams have made substantial advances over the years in both computer vision and natural language recognition. Today, they’ve announced some of their latest work that works to combine advances in the two fields. A new system, codenamed “Rosetta,” helps […]

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Business school grads and quants are winning the battle to create the next P&G

Posted on: September 17, 2018, in Blog

Micah Rosenbloom microbrands. We’re witnessing a Cambrian explosion of new consumer startups. For the last couple of years, building a successful startup has seemed as simple as picking an out of favor category like ketchup and turning the most mundane of condiments into a Creative design helps a brand stand out, but accounting acumen is what keeps […]

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Twitter is considering badging bots as far as we can detect them

Posted on: September 16, 2018, in Blog

At today’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was asked by vice chair Sen. Mark Warner whether users should have “a right to know” if they are talking to a bot or a human on its platform — to help people better navigate the information they are being exposed to. Dorsey agreed that “more […]

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Instagram is testing video tagging

Posted on: September 16, 2018, in Blog

Instagram is testing a way to allow users to tag their friends in their video posts, not just in photos, TechCrunch has learned and the company confirmed. The option works similarly to tagging photos, but instead of pressing the small icon at the bottom left to see the list of tagged names appear over top […]

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