Technology

Analysis: How Jack Ma built China's money supermarket into a $200 billion company

CNN Tech - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:10
Ant Group, which started out as a service for China's nascent e-commerce industry, has become one of the biggest financial tech firms in the world.
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Why Amazon's new Alexa conversation feature is so hard to pull off

CNN Tech - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:10
Even with years of practice, it can be tricky for humans to understand the back-and-forth and nuances of conversations — we interrupt each other, misunderstand things, and sometimes have to repeat ourselves to get a message across. Now imagine how difficult it may be for artificial intelligence, which at its best is far less capable than any of us, to figure all that out and weigh in at the right time, too.
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Google will temporarily stop running election ads after Election Day

CNN Tech - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:10
Google will temporarily prohibit all advertisers from running ads on its platforms that relate to the US election following Election Day, the company told advertisers in an email Friday.
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Amazon's Ring will sell a $250 security drone that flies around your home

CNN Tech - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:10
Ring, the Amazon-owned home security business, introduced a flying camera on Thursday that may excite home-surveillance fans but is almost certain to rankle privacy advocates.
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Apple's in a war for the future of the App Store. Here's what's at stake

CNN Tech - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:10
Apple and Epic Games — maker of the hugely popular video game Fortnite — are set to clash in court Monday over the iPhone maker's app store.
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TikTok ban: Here's the latest on the app's fate

CNN Tech - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:10
A US ban on TikTok could start on Sunday. Maybe.
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What's in the iPhone 12? Wall Street analysts give us their predictions

CNN Tech - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:10
Apple users are still awaiting the unveiling of the iPhone 12, after the tech giant introduced only new iPads, Apple Watches and a new services bundle at its virtual event last week.
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David Attenborough joined Instagram. Four hours later he had 1 million followers

CNN Tech - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:10
Naturalist and TV host David Attenborough has claimed the record for shortest time to reach 1 million followers on Instagram, racking up the numbers just hours after joining the social media platform Thursday.
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South Africa has the highest youth unemployment rate in the world. This company wants to change that

CNN Tech - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:10
South Africa was already struggling with record-high unemployment before the pandemic. Mobile recruitment platform Giraffe wants to help.
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Trump's use of false content is often defended as humor. But his supporters aren't always in on the joke

CNN Tech - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:10
At a Trump rally in Bemidji, Minnesota, last Friday, grievances against social media platforms Twitter and Facebook were a common refrain.
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The redesigned Echoes and everything else Amazon announced today

CNN Tech - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:10
At a virtual, media-only event on Thursday, Amazon announced its latest lineup of Echo devices, along with a new cloud gaming service and the latest from other Amazon-owned brands Ring and Eero.
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Weeks before election, Facebook shuts down alleged Russian military intelligence operation

CNN Tech - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:10
Facebook said Thursday it had identified and shut down a network of fake accounts that included fictitious personas it said were tied to Russian military intelligence.
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A controversial photo editing app slammed for AI-enabled 'blackface' feature

CNN Tech - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:10
Photo editing app Gradient is under fire for a new feature that lets people alter their ethnicity in images, with many slamming it for promoting digital "blackface."
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Wikipedia due to get its first substantial website redesign in a decade

CNN Tech - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:10
Dust off the bulldozers -- Wikipedia is going under construction.
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Facebook's oversight board will start reviewing controversial content before the election

CNN Tech - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:10
A leading member of Facebook's Oversight Board says the panel will begin taking content appeals cases within weeks, as critics worry about the social media giant's potential impact on the US election less than two months away.
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Google updates Maps to show how bad Covid is in your area

CNN Tech - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:10
Google Maps will soon show how prevalent coronavirus is in geographic areas with a new color-coded update.
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Facebook and YouTube accept hate speech audits to keep advertisers happy

CNN Tech - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:10
Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have agreed to allow outsiders to audit how they handle harmful content such as hate speech following boycotts of their platforms by major advertisers.
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Huawei says 'survival is the goal' as US crackdown hammers its business

CNN Tech - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:10
Huawei is in survival mode, as continuous "attacks" from the United States threaten to choke off the Chinese tech company's access to key technology.
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VR technologies are allowing doctors in

CNN Tech - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:10
VR technologies are allowing doctors in Dubai to view patients' data in real-time and provide initial diagnosis in an ambulance several miles away.
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