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  • Adobe Unveils 'Next Generation' of Cloud-Based Creativity Tools
    on October 19, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Pointing to a demand for creative business content that's "growing like never before," Adobe yesterday rolled out four new applications, along with numerous updates, to its Creative Cloud suite for artists, designers, photographers, and animators. Adobe's new cloud-based applications include Adobe XD CC for designing mobile apps and Web sites, Adobe Dimension CC for easier 2D designing of 3D […]

  • Review: Google Pixel 2 XL, the Best Big-Screen Android Experience
    on October 19, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Google's direct challenger to the iPhone 8 Plus and upcoming iPhone X is the Pixel 2 XL, and you may be blown away by the sheer speed of the thing. The Android-maker has removed the gloves, thrown down the jacket and is seemingly ready for a straight-up fight with Apple, despite the ramifications of inevitably competing directly with Google's partners such as Samsung and other key Android […]

  • Big Question for U.S. Cities: Is Amazon's HQ2 Worth the Price?
    on October 19, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon's second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer: Is it worth it? Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. Yet the winning city would have to provide Amazon with generous tax breaks and other incentives that can erode a city's tax base. Most economists say the […]

  • Salesforce Says Smarter Search Tools Boost Your Online Sales
    on October 19, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    "Have you ever been on your phone, using the trusty old search bar, but unable to find a product you were just looking at yesterday?" It's a common problem that most online shoppers face and Salesforce has at least a partial solution. The question and solution were addressed in a blog post today by Dr. Rama Ramakrishnan, who serves as Senior VP of Data Science for the Salesforce Commerce Cloud […]

  • House, Senate Intel Committees Receive Briefing from Google
    on October 19, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Google has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media. Officials from Google talked to investigators behind closed doors in recent weeks as part of the committees' probes into Russian meddling in last year's election, according to people familiar with the briefings. The […]

  • Study: Lower-Income Kids Get More Screen Time
    on October 19, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday. The report by the nonprofit group Common Sense Media on the viewing habits of more than 1,400 children nationwide age 8 and under found that less-affluent youngsters spend nearly three-and-a-half hours daily watching TV and using […]

  • Nielsen Will Measure Audiences on Netflix, Streaming Video
    on October 19, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Audience measurement company Nielsen will offer networks and studios data on who is watching programs on streaming video on-demand services such as Netflix. While Nielsen has tracked streaming and on-demand content since 2014, the new service announced Wednesday will for the first time give clients online viewership information about their own shows and movies and the programming of their […]

  • As HQ2 Bids Closes, Speculation on Amazon's Winner Heats Up
    on October 19, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    In the six weeks since Amazon said it was seeking a site for a second headquarters, cities have preened. They've sent delegations to Seattle, bragged about their university engineering programs and tried to ship cactuses to Jeff Bezos. Thursday evening, the curtain will close on the first act of Amazon's civic beauty pageant. Midnight Pacific time is the deadline that the Seattle retail giant […]

  • Intel Nervana Chip Aims To Revolutionize Artificial Intelligence
    on October 18, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Sometime later this year, Intel plans to release what it's calling "the industry's first silicon for neural network processing." Designed specifically for machine learning and artificial intelligence-focused computing, the Intel Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP) will feature a new type of architecture compared to standard silicon chips. It's being built on the technology Intel acquired last […]

  • Facebook's Building 8 Hardware Chief Is Leaving the Company
    on October 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Regina Dugan, the head of Facebook's secretive hardware lab called Building 8, is leaving the company after just 18 months. Dugan's departure was announced internally on Tuesday, and in a post she wrote that she's leaving to "lead a new endeavor," though she didn't specify what. Dugan [pictured here] will stay at Facebook into early 2018, to ensure "a smooth transition," she added. It's unclear […]