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Bad ads, coming to a Snapchat near you

Image: snapchat screenshot Two minutes. That’s all the time it takes to make a Snapchat ad with the company’s new tool released this week. It used to take months, and for good reason. One of the beauties of advertising on Snapchat, since its debut in early 2015, has been a high bar for quality because the formatmobile, vertical, 10 secondswas so new and the ad itself was so expensive. Now,…

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Why the future of deep learning depends on finding good data

Ophir Tanz is the CEO of GumGum, an artificial intelligence company with particular expertise in computer vision. GumGum applies its capabilities to a variety of industries, from advertising to professional sports across the globe. Ophir holds a B.S. and a M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and currently lives in Los Angeles. More posts by this contributor: Neural networks made easy The Meme Election Data, data, everywhere It is in the chasm…

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AngelList co-founder Babak Nivi out for my own reasons

Mr. Nivi had not yet been role at the company AngelList COO Graham Jenkin told TechCrunch in response to questions regarding the curious absence of the investment programmes co-founder. Its atypical for the creator of such a high-profile busines to apparently disappear without different forms of announcement. Nivi still registers himself on LinkedIn as presently working at AngelList as a co-founder. When TechCrunch questioned Nivi about his deviation from AngelList,…

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Dropbox CTO Aditya Agarwal is leaving

Aditya Agarwal, who came in to Dropbox from its acquisition of Cove way back in 2012 and was given the CTO role last year, will be leaving the company. He announced his departure in a post on Facebook. Agarwal held the CTO role for about 9 months and was previously the VP of engineering. That kind of five-year tenure at a startup in Silicon Valley alone is pretty long, to…

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Graphcores AI chips now backed by Atomico, DeepMinds Hassabis

Is AI chipmaker Graphcore out to eat Nvidias lunch? Co-founder and CEO Nigel Toon laughs at that interview opener perhaps because he sold his previous company to the chipmaker back in 2011. Im sure Nvidia will be successful as well, he ventures. Theyre already being very successful in this market And being a viable competitor and standing alongside them, I think that would be a worthy aim for ourselves. Toon…

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Snap tests the retail waters by selling Spectacles in Harrods

Theres no arguing that the Snapbot is an impressive display of retail technology, But if Snap wants to achieve widespread distribution of Spectacles (and presumably other forthcoming hardware devices), it eventually had to expand beyond the Snapbot. So yesterday the camera company opened a pop-up shop inside the famous London department store Harrods, which marks the first time you can buy Spectacles in person and not through a Snapbot. Snapchat…

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Fintech startup Klarna taps Permira for around $250M at $2.5B valuation

Klarna, the Swedish startup that works with e-commerce the enterprises and retailers to provide financing and other remittance business, today announced that it has picked up yet another large financing, the work of its third inside of 2 month. Permira, the private equity house and prolific late-stage tech investor, has made a minimum 10 percentage stake in the fintech business. Klarna and Permira are not sanctioning the exact quantity getting…

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Amazons new Spark service is like a particle accelerator for shameless #influencers

If this picture of Jeff Bezos was on Spark, you could buy those sunglasses.Image: Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock If every social network were brutally honest with you, they’d be Amazon Spark. The newest feature on the Amazon app is the grossest, purest thing on the internet. It is digital capitalism, incarnate. It’s so naked in its purpose, it’s almost hard to hate. It is the smarmiest stripe of conspicuous consumption. In the…

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Mobile savings and investment service Acorns is on track to do 1 billion trades in 2017

Acornsis quickly turning into an oak tree in the financial services space. The company now boasts more than 2 million financing accountings( with 600,000 was initiated in 2017 alone) and “re on the right track” to do 1 billion transactions in 2017 through the proprietary broker-dealer that it created. Those are sizable amounts to affix for any financial services busines, especially considering that Fidelity( one of the nations largest coin…

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