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July 20, 2017

Google brings its GIF-making Motion Stills app to Android

 Google last year introduced an app called Motion Stills that aimed to help iOS users do more with their Live Photos – including being able to crop out blurry frames, stabilize images, and even turn Apple’s Live Photos format into more sharable GIFs. Today, Google says it’s bringing Motion Stills to Android, along with a […]

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July 20, 2017

Managed private cloud stacks trying to find their way in the enterprise

 For a long time, traditional IT resisted the cloud, but that has changed in recent years as companies have come to realize that they can’t survive without the agility, scalability and economics that only a public cloud approach can provide. Yet in spite of the clear advantages the public cloud brings, there are still many […]

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July 19, 2017

Google’s brave new friendless feed

 It’s a fundamental shift in content consumption from curation based on our explicit choices to curation based on our implicit preferences mined from past behavior. It could unlock our niche fascinations without us ever having to pledge allegiance to them. Today Google officially launched “feed” in its main iOS and Android apps. Finally, technology has evolved […]

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July 19, 2017

Google’s right to be forgotten appeal heading to Europe’s top court

 Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling, which allows private citizens in the region to make requests that search engines delist incorrect, irrelevant or out of date information returned by an online search for their full name, is set to return to the region’s top court to settle an ongoing dispute between Google and the French […]

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July 19, 2017

This famous roboticist doesn’t think Elon Musk understands AI

 Earlier this week, at the campus of MIT, TechCrunch had the chance to sit down with famed roboticist Rodney Brooks, the founding director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, and the cofounder of both iRobot and Rethink Robotics. Brooks had a lot to say about AI, including his overarching concern that people — […]

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July 19, 2017

Amazon’s ‘Treasure Truck’ deals program is expanding nationwide

 Amazon’s Treasure Truck, the retailer’s deal programs that offers discounts on select items paid for online then picked up in person from an actual truck, is expanding across the U.S. First announced back in 2015 in Seattle, then rolled out the following year, Treasure Truck initially appeared to be some sort of one-off marketing experiment, […]

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