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Renewables Will Be World's Main Power Source By 2040, Says BP
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: In a not-too-distant future, renewable energy becomes the world’s biggest source of power generation. A quarter of the distances that humans travel by vehicle will be in electric cars. U.S. dominance in the oil market begins to wane, and OPEC’s influence is resurgent, as crude demand finally […]

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StayTuned Digital helps video creators publish and measure everywhere
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If you’re a video creator in 2019, you’re probably thinking about a long list of publishing destinations: YouTube, of course, but also Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and more. StayTuned Digital is a new startup trying to help video creators and publishers push their content to multiple platforms. The company, which bills itself as “content’s best […]

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Netflix Has Saved Every Choice You've Ever Made In 'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch'
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According to a technology policy researcher, Netflix records all the choices you make in Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch episode. “Michael Veale, a technology policy researcher at University College London, wanted to know what data Netflix was collecting from Bandersnatch,” reports Motherboard. “People had been speculating a lot on Twitter about Netflix’s motivations,” Veale told Motherboard in […]

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Google and IBM still trying desperately to move cloud market share needle
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When it comes to the cloud market, there are few known knowns. For instance, we know that AWS is the market leader with around 32 percent of market share. We know Microsoft is far back in second place with around 14 percent, the only other company in double digits. We also know that IBM and […]

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Trump creates American AI Initiative to boost research, train displaced workers     – CNET
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The order is designed to protect American technology, national security, privacy and values when it comes to artificial intelligence.

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HBO documentary on Theranos' rise and fall premieres March 18th
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You may be familiar with the gist of Theranos' rapid rise and equally rapid decline, but HBO is betting that you don't know the whole story. The broadcaster is premiering a documentary on the former medical technology darling, The Inventor: Out for…

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Privacy is a commons
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“The commons is the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society,” quoth Wikipedia, “held in common, not owned privately.” We live in an era of surveillance capitalism in a symbiotic relationship with advertising technology, quoth me. And I put it to you that privacy is not just a virtue, or a […]

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Is Europe closing in on an antitrust fix for surveillance technologists?
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The German Federal Cartel Office’s decision to order Facebook to change how it processes users’ personal data this week is a sign the antitrust tide could at last be turning against platform power. One European Commission source we spoke to, who was commenting in a personal capacity, described it as “clearly pioneering” and “a big deal”, […]

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Companies raising supergiant VC aren’t getting any younger
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Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor Coastal startups don’t have a monopoly on raising big at early-stage Following a record year, Illinois startups kick off 2019 on a strong foot This week, point-to-point “microtransit” service company Lime announced it raised $310 million in a […]

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