Daydream update starts arriving on Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones

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 Google’s brand of VR is, at last, beginning to arrive on Samsung devices.
Reports emerged last week that certain Verizon Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices were getting the Daydream update, but today Google confirmed the rollout.

The Daydream-ready update is rolling out now to @SamsungMobile Galaxy S8 and S8+. Explore new worlds with #Daydream. https://t.co/KaRNJEcURi… Read More

August 1st 2017 Mobile

Snap joins rivals Facebook and YouTube to fight terrorism

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 Snap Inc has joined the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which sees consumer internet companies cooperating to stop the spread of terrorism and extremism online. Facebook, Google and YouTube, Microsoft and Twitter formed the GIFCT last month, and tomorrow it will host its first workshop with fellow tech companies plus government and non-governmental organizations. Read More

The Wizards of Armageddon set up shop in Silicon Valley

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 The Research and Development Corporation (RAND) has helped the U.S. think through some of the toughest scientific and regulatory challenges since the 1940s. This year, the think tank is opening its first office in the SF Bay Area. It’s positioning itself to weigh in on some of Silicon Valley’s largest research projects, like autonomous vehicles, drones, AI, cybersecurity and… Read More

August 1st 2017 Uncategorized

Corinne Perkins Is Named North America Editor for Reuters Pictures

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Corinne Perkins is a freelance success story, with her relationship with Reuters beginning in 2000, when the Australian native worked as a freelance editorial assistant during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. In 2005, she joined full time as editor in charge of the Singapore global pictures desk. Two years later, she would make the move…

August 1st 2017 Uncategorized

FCC says its cybersecurity measures to prevent DDoS attacks must remain secret

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 The FCC has provided a few — very few — details of the steps it has taken to prevent attacks like the one that briefly took down its comment system in May. The agency has faced criticism over its secrecy regarding the event, and shows no sign of opening up; citing “the ongoing nature of the threats,” to reveal its countermeasures would “undermine our… Read More

August 1st 2017 security

Publishers on Facebook Audience Network Can Now Set CPM Targets

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Publishers using Facebook Audience Network now have far more control over bidding on their ad placements. Product marketing manager, publisher solutions Amelia Zins introduced CPM Targets (cost per thousand impressions) in a blog post, saying that rather than using price floors to set the minimum bid they are willing to accept for ad placements, publishers…

August 1st 2017 Uncategorized

Wyndham Hotel Group buys Love Home Swap for $53M

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 Large hotel chains are feeling the heat from Airbnb and other startups building digital marketplaces for travelers. And that is leading some of them to make acquisitions. RCI, a division of the Wyndham Hotel Group, has acquired Love Home Swap, a startup out of London that lets people book time to stay in other people’s homes and list their properties for people to book. Read More

August 1st 2017 Uncategorized

Facebook, Autodesk partner with a design organization geared toward underserved kids

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 Facebook and Autodesk have partnered with nonprofit organization Inneract Project, which is geared toward bringing design to young people in underserved communities through free, hands-on classes and mentorship. Read More

August 1st 2017 Design, Facebook

AMD’s new $499 RX Vega 64 and $399 Vega 56 top-end graphics cards launch in August

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 It’s high time for launch details regarding new AMD RX Vega cards that were teased in May — high-end graphics cards designed to challenge Nvidia’s domination with the GTX 1080 and 1070. Both cards are going on sale August 14, at $499 for the Radeon RX Vega 64 and $399 for the Radeon RX Vega 56. Read More

August 1st 2017 Uncategorized

Pandora sort of bounces back after months of chaos

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 Pandora is probably breathing a small sigh of relief after months of chaos have still ended with a positive second quarter, sending the shares up more than 7 percent in extended trading. Read More

August 1st 2017 Uncategorized