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YouTube’s Ad Problems Finally Blow Up in Google’s Face

Late last year, Israel-based entrepreneur Matan Uziel saw a notification he’d never seen before pop up on YouTube’s backend—the part of the site where creators upload their videos. “I saw a yellow dollar sign. At first I didn’t understand what … Continue reading

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Hate to Break It to Steve Mnuchin, But AI’s Already Taking Jobs

Today, in 2017, the president’s top economic advisor said he had no worries about robots putting people out of work. “In terms of artificial intelligence taking over the jobs, I think we’re so far away from that that it’s not … Continue reading

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Science Proves Trump’s Health Care Vote Ultimatum Was Never Going to Work

President Donald Trump, who quite literally wrote the book on the art of the deal, has lost the first major negotiation of his presidency over the American Health Care Act. And it was his final strategic move that may have … Continue reading

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The Battle for Top AI Talent Only Gets Tougher From Here

Andrew Ng helped create two of Silicon Valley’s leading artificial intelligence labs. First, he built Google Brain, now the hub of AI research inside the internet giant. Then he built a lab in the Valley for Baidu, the company known … Continue reading

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Wall Street’s New Trick to Dodge Trump-Induced Stock Swings

By now you’ve seen how President Trump can move a market. He sends stocks soaring or sinking depending on what new nuggets his itchy Twitter fingers dash off on any given Saturday morning. That impulsiveness is already forcing bottom line-conscious … Continue reading

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Phone Companies Will Soon Banish Robocalls. For Real This Time

If Democrats, Republicans, and the telecommunications industry can agree on anything, it’s that robocalls are the worst. That’s why the Federal Communications Commission will likely pass rules today that expand the authority of phone companies to block unwanted phone calls. … Continue reading

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The Senate Prepares to Send Internet Privacy Down a Black Hole

Today, while you’re not watching, the Senate could gut rules protecting your internet privacy. Last year the Federal Communications Commission passed a set of strict privacy regulations that ban broadband internet providers from selling your browsing data without your consent. … Continue reading

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Congress Is About To Give Away Your Online Privacy

Congress is poised to roll back FCC privacy protections in a way that could seriously compromise our online lives. The protections require internet service providers to secure consumer data and obtain consumers’ consent before mining and selling it. WIRED OPINION … Continue reading

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Forget Bitcoin. The Blockchain Could Reveal What’s True Today and Tomorrow

As far back as the 1880s, people stood on the curb outside the New York Stock Exchange taking bets on political elections, and newspapers would report the odds as a way of predicting the results at the polls. In the … Continue reading

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Intel’s Bold Plan to Reinvent Computer Memory (and Keep It a Secret)

Intel just unleashed a new kind of computer memory it believes will fundamentally change the way the world builds computers. But it won’t tell the world what’s inside. The company calls this new creation 3D XPoint—pronounced “three-dee cross-point”—and this week, … Continue reading

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