Want to understand the problem of fake news? Want to do it while seeing how much money you just got schemed out of by Google, Amazon, or Facebook? Then take one look at the online holiday shopping bonanza: Massive corporations, peddling questionable information, to a public without sufficient tools to help separate the good from the bad.
Black Friday just gave way to Cyber Monday, and now, the internet's lousy with "deals." Consumers have already spent over $5.3 billion online this shopping season, according to Adobe (which doesn't even account for weekend or Monday spending, which Adobe expects to add on another $3.4 billion). But how many people spent that money under the guise of getting a "great" deal, only to get an average (or even downright bad) deal? Read more...More about Facebook, Google, Amazon, Fake News, and Business
Warner Bros partners with Google & others to promote “Fantastic Beasts” with mobile spells, VR & more
Artificial Intelligence is now a part of our daily lives. It's on our wrists in the form of Apple's SIRI and in our kitchens thanks to Amazon's Alexa. We use it, but do not always understand or trust it.
Now, a collection of tech industry giants has joined together to close the knowledge and trust gap. The vehicle for this new level of understanding and, maybe, acceptance, will be a brand new mouthful of an organization: the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society. In conversation it will actually go by the more manageable "Partnership on AI." Member companies of the new alliance are all knee-deep in artificial intelligence and Machine Learning. They include Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Google's DeepMind and IBM. Notably absent, for now, is Apple. Read more...More about Amazon, Facebook, Deep Mind, Google, and Ibm
On this week’s episode of MashTalk, Lance, Pete and I talk about the changes happening with the Facebook News Feed (05:00) and how they will impact regular users, brands and news publishers.
We then shift gears to talk about a slew of Amazon announcements – including the return of Prime Day (20:30) and the ultra-discounted Android phones Amazon is subsidizing with special offers on the lock screen (27:30). We also have a few thoughts about Android Nougat (34:30), the official name for Android N.
Moving on, we tackle some Windows 10 news (37:00), including the release date for Windows 10 Anniversary edition and the ultra-annoying, truly terrible way Microsoft attempted to force users to upgrade to Windows 10. Read more...