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facebookReddit passes Facebook for third most popular website per Alexa

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Alexa ranks Reddit as the third most popular website after Google and Youtube. They have just passed Facebook. In July 2017, Reddit raised $200 million for a $1.8 billion valuation, with Advance Publications remaining the majority stakeholder. Facebook has a …

facebookFacebook and Oculus try to mainstream Virtual Reality with sub-$200 VR headset

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Oculus Go is a new standalone VR (Virtual Reality) headset with pricing starting at $199. Oculus Go is the easiest way to jump into VR. With a 538ppi 2560 x 1440 WQHD, fast-switch LCD display, we’re able to offer the …

amazonBeijing city offer US$158K for top AI and biotech talent as Google software engineers make $200-600+K

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The Beijing municipal government is easing visa policies and offering cash incentives of up US$158,000 to attract top class global talent to work in the capital, as China competes with the US and other countries in artificial intelligence and life …

alibabaCracking General Intelligence for competitive advantage leveraging hundreds of billions in research over next few years

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In 2017,companies globally have completed around $21.3 billion in mergers and acquisitions related to AI, according to PitchBook, a data provider, or around 26 times more than in 2015. Alphabet (Google’s parent), Amazon, Apple, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent …

facebook2018 Breakthrough Prizes in Science, Physics and Math

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The sixth annual Breakthrough prize awards gave seven $3 million prizes 2018 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences Awarded to Joanne Chory, Don W. Cleveland, Kazutoshi Mori, Kim Nasmyth, and Peter Walter. 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics Awarded to Charles …

artificial intelligenceFacebook will use AI to speed up response to suicidal posts

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Facebook will be using pattern recognition artificial intelligence to more quickly identify suicidal posts. * Using pattern recognition to detect posts or live videos where someone might be expressing thoughts of suicide, and to help respond to reports faster * …

facebookWith Smartphones and social media everyone is distracted all the time

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Many younger technologists (some who were involved in creating likes at Facebook) are weaning themselves off their own products, sending their children to elite Silicon Valley schools where iPhones, iPads and even laptops are banned. They appear to be abiding …

facebookFacebook and Google had 99% of online ad growth

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Facebook’s and Alphabet Inc.’s Google took 99% of the online ad industry’s growth last year, according to Pivotal Research. Facebook predicted that growth would slow in the second half of 2017. This month, Facebook started showing ads in its Messenger …

chinaTop 12 Social media sites and messaging app ranked by user counts

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1. Facebook has reached 2 billion users 2. Google's YouTube’s 1.5 billion 3. Facebook's WhatsApp 1.2 billion 4. Facebook Messenger 1.2 billion 5. WeChat had 938 million users in May 2017 (23% growth YoY) 6. QQ 861 million in Q1 …

alibabaApple and Tech dominate top companies by market valuation lists

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Apple now has a valuation of over $800 billion. It is the most valuable publicly traded company. Google is at $649 billion. Microsoft is at $531 billion. Amazon is at $448 billion Facebook is at $434 billion. Berkshire Hathaway is …