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Facebook Flips the Switch on Anti-Ad Blocker Functionality

While there has long been an arms race between digital publishers and the ad blocking community over how and when users experience ad content, it appears that Facebook has decided to forego the standard industry response of asking for "whitelist" approval or rethinking its ad strategy to be more...

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Rethinking the Real Estate Experience via Virtual Reality

Tired of driving all over town with your realtor as you look for that perfect "forever home?" If so, then you'll be happy to learn that the emerging bond between virtual reality (VR) technology and the real estate industry might hold the key to kicking this hassle to the curb for good.

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Pittsburgh Prepare: Uber's Very First Self-Driving Fleet Arrives Later This Month

While most analysts and industry experts have the commercial release of self-driving cars pegged for years - or even decades - from now, on-demand transportation magnate Uber has a different idea: How does later this month sound?

In a move that many members of the autonomous vehicle commu...

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Can Lifestage Help Facebook Recapture the Attention of Today's Teens?

While Facebook is far and away the most popular social network on the web, that doesn't mean that everything that Mark Zuckerberg and the rest of the crew over at 1 Hacker Way touches turns to gold. In fact, when it comes to maintaining relevancy with the teenage demographic and building successf...

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Code.Gov Offers Unique Insight into Government Coding Systems and Infrastructure

The days of unintentionally concurrent custom software purchases and limited collaboration between government agencies and departments are - hopefully - over thanks to the recent announcement of Code.gov. In fact, Aaron Boyd of the Federal Times notes that the imminent rollout of this resource se...

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Google Now Gets a Personalization Upgrade via the "Explore Interests" Feature

If you're familiar with Google's intelligent personal assistant program, Google Now, then you know that this digital tool does a lot of things well - and also has room for improvement on plenty of fronts. Fortunately, it looks like one of those areas in need of revamping is getting just that via...

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Twitter Update: Select Influencers and Brands Can Now Create

Give Twitter credit; this social network is doing everything it can to return to relevancy with today's social media fans.

From leveraging the power of artificial intelligence (A.I.) and increasing the maximum character limit on tweets to delving into the world of augment reality (AR) and...

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Amazon Japan Earns the Wrath of Anti-Monopoly Agency

Have you ever felt like Amazon's prices were simply too good to be true? If so, then you and the regulators over at Japan's Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) have a lot in common. Of course, when these anti-monopoly watchdogs start picking up the scent of an out of this world deal, chances are that so...

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Walmart and Jet.com Agree to Largest E-Commerce Deal Ever

Walmart's ready to bring the digital retail fight to Amazon - and it looks like the first push of this renewed assault will come in the form of the largest e-commerce acquisition of all time.

So which e-commerce heavyweight did Walmart snap up in its bid to gain more online market share?...

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Did the Details of Apple's iPhone 7 Just Get Leaked?

Apple is gearing up for an official announcement of its iPhone 7 as soon as next month, but an unnamed source within the company might have just jumped the gun and blown the lid on all of the latest features and changes to the successor of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

Specifically, Bloomber...

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Yahoo Faces Potential Hacker-Driven Data Leak of 200 Million User Accounts

Yahoo just can't seem to catch a break these days.

After weathering the storm of a complex sales process and finally finding a suitable new owner in Verizon, it looked like this search engine leader was on verge of earning a much-needed respite from its seemingly constant role in headline...

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Microsoft's Big Bet on LinkedIn Appears to Be Paying off

Back in June, the news that Microsoft would unload $26.2 billion for the rights to LinkedIn was a bit surprising, to say the least. After all, this professional-oriented social network saw its shares tank by a whopping 40 percent just a few months prior to the agreement.

However, in the w...

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Mid-Roll Ads Make Their Big Facebook Live Debut

For Mark Zuckerberg and the team behind the Facebook Live streaming service, airing ads before the content starts is a major "no-no." However, if you're a fan of mid-roll or in-stream marketing opportunities, then it sounds like Zuckerberg and his crew are willing to make an exception.

As...

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Unmanned Delivery Drones Inch Closer to Reality with Impending Project Wing Test

Move over Amazon; you're not the only digital heavyweight with plans to change the world of product delivery and logistics. In fact, if Alphabet's Project Wing team has its way, it won't be long before drones capable of automated long-distance flying rule the airways.

The big key to this...

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Was Apple the Key to Didi Chuxing's Victory over Uber China?

Up until Uber waved the white flag and sold the brand and business rights of its Chinese subsidiary to regional rival Didi Chuxing, the leading name in on-demand transportation had never really lost a marketplace conflict. Of course, when you're able to outspend the competition at every turn, con...

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Rackspace Hosting Heads Toward Multi-Billion Dollar Sale

Rackspace Hosting is one of the biggest names in the world of cloud services - and apparently also a commodity worth pursuing for some private-equity firms.

In particular, the team over at The Wall Street Journal points out that the as of yet unnamed suitors for Rackspace could end up han...

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NFL, Snapchat Team up for New Discover Channel

The National Football League (NFL) and Snapchat are partnering up to provide an entirely new sporting experience for the social network's millennial-heavy following - and the sky is the limit in terms of the impact generated by this burgeoning digital relationship.

As far as the actual ag...

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Is the Future of Marketing on Snapchat Found in Scannable Ads?

While there's no denying that Snapchat is one of the digital world's most successful social networks, the truth of the matter is that monetizing this platform and developing an ad format that resonates with viewers has been far from a simple process for chief executive officer (CEO) Evan Spiegal...

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Microsoft Opens up Access to HoloLens Tech to Business Customers

Remember when we talked about certain Cadillac dealerships potentially going completely car-free with their showroom floors and opting instead for an augmented reality (AR) shopping experience? Well, it looks like that day is coming a lot sooner than most people expected thanks to Microsoft's new...

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Twitter Set to Stream Thursday Night Football

Snapchat might have secured a new deal to with the National Football League (NFL) to flesh out the organization's content on its platform, but it is far from the only social media giant with big plans to tap into the following of America's most popular sport. In fact, if rival Twitter has its way...

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Bitfinex Hacking Incident Results in $60 Million Worth of Stolen Bitcoins

If you know anything about bitcoin, then you know that the proponents of the web's favorite form of digital-only cash love to tout the impressive amount of safety and security that comes with this currency. After all, with the entire bitcoin system being built upon a foundation of anonymity and e...

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Google Announces Integration Between YouTube Kids and YouTube Red

Tired of having a steady stream of ads pop up while your kids are watching their favorite videos or listening to music on the YouTube Kids app? If so, then the team over at the Googleplex has some good news coming your way.

As the announcement post on the official YouTube blog explains, m...

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Uber Ends War with Rival Didi Chuxing via Unlikely Acquisition Deal

After spending two years and $2 billion to try and claim the top spot in China's on-demand transportation industry, Uber is finally waving the white flag.

However, as Bloomberg's Eric Newcomer and Selina Wang point out, just because this leading name in real-time ridesharing is selling th...

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Digging into Uber's $500 Million Global Mapping Project

So what's a tech leader to do when everyone from the Saudi Arabian government to Goldman Sachs starts investing billions of dollars into its enterprise? How about building your own global mapping project that seeks to rival - and eventually surpass - Google Maps?

While this might sound a...

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Kickstarter and the Birth of a New Creative Economy

We all know that Kickstarter's crowdsourcing platform has completely revolutionized the process of pairing up entrepreneurial spirits, fledgling businesses, and other trailblazers with willing donors and "average joe" backers. However, thanks to some intriguing insight from researchers over at th...

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Brazil and Facebook Square off Again over Access to WhatsApp

If you thought the ongoing fight between Facebook/WhatsApp and Brazil was finally simmering down, then the news fresh out of Rio de Janeiro proves that one of the biggest battles between the tech and political worlds is really nowhere near a stopping point.

So exactly what is going on wit...

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Does the DMCA Stymie Research and Hinder Free Speech?

Most of the time, we think of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) as a powerful tool that protects original works in an era constantly threatened by online piracy and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks. While there's plenty of merit to this statement, the team of lawyers representin...

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Verizon Emerges as the New Owner of Yahoo

Ready or not, the long, strange, and always entertaining story of Yahoo's inevitable sale is finally coming to a close - and it looks like Verizon is set to be the new owner of this once proud tech giant's core business assets.

While both sides are still hashing out the details and the nu...

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Facebook's Aquila Drone and the Future of the Internet Take Flight in Yuma

Step aside Project Loon; Google isn't the only tech giant looking to revolutionize how we connect to the web. In fact, if Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook team have their way, then the future of the Internet won't be found in cables, routers, or within high-altitude balloons, but rather on the wi...

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Google Offers up a $450 Million Olive Branch to Europe

Google's relationship with the governments of Europe has been a little rocky in recent years - and that's putting things lightly. From concerns of shady AdWords practices to allegations of antitrust violations, this tech heavyweight and Europe's leading nations have been butting heads for quite s...

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Mercedes' Self-Driving Bus Test Marks Major Milestone

While Mercedes is clearly one of the biggest names in the realm of consumer self-driving technology research and development, not to many people realize that this automaker also has its eye on the world of public transportation as well. However, after a landmark test run of its CityPilot autonomo...

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Twitter Drops the "Banhammer" on Incendiary Writer Milo Yiannopoulos

This time, Twitter's message to Breitbart's firebrand writer Milo Yiannopoulos - and anyone else who would harass other members of this digital community - is coming through loud and clear: "Enough is enough."

As Buzzfeed's Charlie Warzel explains, Yiannopoulos - a noted member of the "al...

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DeepMind Helps Google Cut down on Its Electricity Bill

When we think of the applications of artificial intelligence (A.I.), the conversation often turns to garnering a better understanding of the human mind, enhancing Siri and other user-centric "personal assistant" systems, or solving complex digital equations and problems.

For Google and it...

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Slack Aims to Add a New Layer of A.I. Integration to Its Platform via $1.97 Million Investment in

Slack, long known for its ability to simultaneously enhance workplace efficiency and distract employees, is looking to expand its capabilities and functionality by supporting a new wave of app startups. The big kicker, though, is that these burgeoning ventures all focus on artificial intelligence...

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Uber Marks Major Milestone with Two Billionth Ride

If you weren't already aware that Uber is the biggest name in on-demand transportation in over 450 cities across the globe, then the announcement of the company's two billionth app-facilitated trip should leave no more doubts on this front.

Aside from cementing this international leader's...

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Will IBM's Vision for a Block-Chain Future Reshape Modern Supply Chains?

It looks like Thought Machine isn't the only tech leader out there that's trying to bring block-chain systems to the forefront of the digital discussion. In fact, with Kim S. Nash of The Wall Street Journal reporting that IBM is joining the fray via a newly announced service, it's safe to say tha...

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