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India Pushes Back Against Tech 'Colonization' by Internet Giants
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In India, American companies dominate the internet. Facebook’s WhatsApp is the most popular app on phones. Virtually every smartphone runs on Google’s Android system. YouTube is the favorite video platform and Amazon is the No. 2 online retailer. For some Indian political leaders, it is as if their nation –which was ruled by Britain for […]

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It’s time for Facebook and Twitter to coordinate efforts on hate speech
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Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, there has been burgeoning awareness of the hate speech on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. While activists have pressured these companies to improve their content moderation, few groups (outside of the German government) have outright sued the platforms for their actions. That’s because of a […]

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Google Bought Mastercard Data To Link Online Ads To Store Purchases, Says Report
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According to Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the deal, Google purchased “a stockpile of Mastercard transactions” that allowed Google advertisers to see whether the ads they ran online led to a sale at a physical store in the U.S. This arrangement was never shared with the public. From the report: Alphabet’s Google and Mastercard […]

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Enveritas’ technology lets small growers tap into the market for sustainable coffee
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Demand for sustainable coffee is growing, a boon for socially conscious coffee lovers — but many small growers are missing out because they lack the ability to verify that their coffee beans are grown using fair labor and eco-friendly practices. In fact, verification is often accessible only to large coffee estates or cooperatives. Enveritas wants […]

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Locals Reportedly Are Frustrated With Alphabet's Self-Driving Cars
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More than a dozen people who work near Waymo’s office in Chandler, Arizona, have complained about the self-driving cars to The Information. “One women said that she almost hit one of the company’s minivans because it suddenly stopped while trying to make a right turn, while another man said that he gets so frustrated waiting […]

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5 Important Healthcare Cloud Security Factors to Weigh
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The healthcare cloud has been growing incredibly, becoming an ever-more-important element of health information technology, or HIT. There are many reasons why the HIT cloud has been becoming more prominent, such as research and development and collaboration. Since the cloud has been expanding so rapidly, this may be a good time to reconsider security — […]

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Security tokens will be coming soon to an exchange near you
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Sunny Dhillon Contributor Sunny Dhillon is a partner at Signia Venture Partners. More posts by this contributor Amazon’s next conquest will be apparel The rise of experiential commerce While cryptocurrencies have generated the lion’s share of investment and attention to date, I’m more excited about the potential for another blockchain-based digital asset: security tokens. Security […]

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Uber, Toyota sign $500M deal to put self-driving tech into Sienna minivans
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Enlarge (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) On Monday, news emerged that Toyota has reportedly signed a $500 million deal with Uber regarding self-driving technology. The Japanese automaker will integrate Uber’s autonomous driving technology into some of its Sienna minivans, which—if all goes well—will enter service at some future date as ride-hailing vehicles accessed through Uber’s platform. […]

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Cryptocurrency and blockchain bring Asia funds to the forefront of U.S. tech
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Since early 2017, there’s been a new trend in the U.S. where a number of Asian funds have been actively involved in early-stage crypto investing. Many folks in traditional tech have not heard of them before, but these funds will only be growing more important as cryptocurrency and blockchain solidify their position in the American […]

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