Saturday , June 24 2017

Technology

FB enlists AI, human experts in new push against terror

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Bloomberg Facebook Inc. has hired more than 150 counterterrorism experts and is increasingly using artificial intelligence that can understand language and analyze images to try to keep terrorists from using the social network for recruiting and propaganda. Monika Bickert, director of global policy management, and Brian Fishman, counterterrorism policy manager, ...

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Apple hires Sony’s ‘Breaking Bad’ team as TV push gains pace

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Bloomberg Apple Inc. hired two former Sony Corp. television executives who oversaw the development of acclaimed shows like “Breaking Bad” and “The Crown,” further evidence that the technology giant is getting serious about producing its own video programming. Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, who had been presidents of Sony ...

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Message startup Slack draws interest from Amazon.com

Bloomberg Corporate chatroom startup Slack Technologies Inc. has received recent inquiries about a potential takeover from technology companies including Amazon.com Inc., people with knowledge of the situation said, a deal that would be the internet-commerce giant’s biggest ever. San Francisco-based Slack could be valued at at least $9 billion in ...

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Apple to launch Siri speaker in bid to rival Google, Amazon

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Bloomberg Apple Inc. is already in your pocket, on your desk and underneath your television. Soon, a device embossed with “Designed by Apple in California” may be on your nightstand or kitchen counter as well. The iPhone-maker has started manufacturing a long-in-the-works Siri-controlled smart speaker, according to people familiar with ...

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