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The Future of Digital Spaces and Their Role in Democracy
This is the 13th “Future of the Internet” canvassing Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center have conducted together to gather expert views about important digital issues. In this report, the questions focused on the prospects for improvements in the tone and activities of the digital public sphere b...
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Growth of The Information is good news for media business
The Information, a technology news publication aimed at Silicon Valley insiders, has reached 225,000 active users, underlining the rise of specialist subscriptions as a business model for journalism. The San Francisco start-up, founded by former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin in 2013, is expanding its focus beyond scoops and ana...
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Alphabet is putting its prototype robots to work cleaning up around Google’s offices
What does Google’s parent company Alphabet want with robots? Well, it would like them to clean up around the office, for a start. The company announced today that its Everyday Robots Project — a team within its experimental X labs dedicated to creating “a general-purpose learning robot” — has moved some of its prototype machines out of the lab ...
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German digital bank N26 to withdraw from the U.S.
N26 co-founder and CEO Valentin Stalf speaks on stage during TechCrunch's Disrupt Berlin event at Treptow Arena on November 30, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.Noam Galai | Getty Images for TechCrunchGerman digital bank N26 is shutting down its U.S. operations, less than two-and-a-half years after it launched in the country.N26's 500,000 American customers...
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Fujifilm announces film-digital hybrid Instax Mini Evo camera
Fujifilm has announced the Instax Mini Evo, a new digital camera that prints to Instax Mini film. The company describes it as a new Instax flagship that has been “designed with a premium and classical touch;” and it has several retro elements including top-mounted dials and a print control that works like a film advance lever. Like other hybrid ...
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Twitter expands free data access for app developers
Twitter Inc said on Monday it will expand free access to the social networking site’s data to help software developers create tools and products that could promote safer online conversations or curate content. The move is part of Twitter’s growing effort over the past year to decentralise the company, a vision that aims to give users more control o...
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Meet the teens making the digital world a kinder and gentler place
Experts say this lose-lose scenario isn't inescapable, though. Our kids' relationship with technology, and tech itself, can change in a way that prioritizes psychological well-being and ethical behavior.Tech companies currently put a lot of resources into perfecting the "user experience," or how easy and pleasant a device or applichation is to use....
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i-On Skincare launching new technology into Nordstrom
The brand, i-On Skincare​, currently has two “age disrupting” products, a moisturizer and an eye cream, which remove excess levels of iron in the skin brought on by menopause, which would normally lead to the production of free radicals and require antioxidant treatment.In October, Nordstrom launched i-On for sale online, which i-On CEO Missy Godfr...
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Apple is reportedly relying on states to pay for digital ID rollouts
Apple will soon let users in participating states digitally store their driver’s licenses or state IDs on their iPhone’s wallet, but according to a report by CNBC, the initiative will be partially funded by the states — and their taxpayers. CNBC got ahold of contracts signed by Georgia, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Kentucky, and found that Apple will...
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