More must be done about extremist content online, says Google

June 19, 2017

Firm announces four measures to tackle problem, including better detection and greater counter-radicalisation efforts Google has introduced four new measures to tackle the spread of terrorist material online, saying the threat poses a serious challenge and that more immediate action needs to be taken. It has pledged better detection of extremist content and faster review, more experts, tougher standards and an expansion of counter-radicalisation work. Kent Walker, a senior vice-president…


Here is a fun tech chart while the market falls over

June 13, 2017

There are a lot of headlines today about tech getting a slap in the face on Wall Street particularly Apple which is down more than 3%. These guys are actually down only a few percentage points but for the largest companies in the world, that translates to billions of dollars. But while we wring our hands around a bit of a sell-off today in some of the largest companies in…


Tech stocks tanked for the second straight day

June 13, 2017

Its been a bad few days for tech stocks. The FANG stocks, a moniker used to collectively describe Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google (now Alphabet) have had a rough two days on Wall Street. And even though Apple isnt included in the original FANG group (which was designed to describe a grouping of high-risk but high-reward mega-growth stocks), the company has also underperformed in the last two days. Heres a…


Organizing your marketing tech stack

June 12, 2017

More posts by this contributor: Startup Marketing And How Emotion Drives Customer Action Figuring out how to organize your marketing stack is almost like putting together a 1,000 piece blank jigsaw puzzle impossible. A Q1 17 survey by CMO Council and RedPoint Global revealed only 3% of respondents felt all of their automation, engagement and deployment tools were fully connected, with data, metrics and insights traveling freely between different technologies. This…


7 creepy AF videos from the robotics company Google just sold

June 10, 2017

Run, robot! Run!Image: youtube/boston dynamics Google has released the bots. And by that, we mean Google just sold off Boston Dynamics the company that designs and engineers all those creepy-looking, terrifyingly capable robots. After putting it up for sale in 2016, Japanese tech company Softbank finally purchased Boston Dynamics along with Schaft, a company that specializes in creating bipedal robots from Google for an unknown amount. SEE ALSO: Google’s plans…


Waymo is now working to add trucks to its self-driving fleet

June 4, 2017

Waymo's bringing it's autonomous platform to trucking.Image: Eric Risberg/AP/REX/Shutterstock Waymo is taking its self-driving tech to an entirely new class of vehicles. The autonomous car company, which famously spun off as an independent entity after years of development as the Google X self-driving car project, was recently spotted running tests on something other than its instantly recognizable fleet of Waymo-branded Chrysler Pacifica minivans: a truck. A photo recently obtained by…


Social media giants making progress on illegal hate speech takedowns: EC

June 2, 2017

Its beena year since the four major social platform players agreed with Europes executive body to a voluntary Code of Conduct for removing illegal hate speech within 24 hours of a complaint being received. A lot has happened on this front since then, with a series of content moderation scandals hitting different platforms and serving to ramp up the regional pressure on the tech giants including YouTube suffering an advertiser…


After beating the worlds elite Go players, Googles AlphaGo AI is retiring

May 29, 2017

Googles AlphaGo the AI developed to tackle the worlds most demanding strategy activity is stepping downfrom competitive competitions after demolishing “the worlds” best ability. The recent to succumb isGostop-ranked actor, Ke Jie, who lost 3-0 in acquired by Google for around $500 million in 2014, it beatformer Go macrocosm advocate Lee Sedol, and theChina affair took things to the next level with competitions against1 9-year-old Jie, and DeepMind CEO Demis…


Uber and Google do battle over self driving car tech

May 21, 2017

Image: Christopher mineses/ mashable Even the most difficult, most powerful companionships in “the worlds” are at the relief of a grade-school conception: give and demand. That’s how a person like Anthony Levandowski can get paid $120 million by Google, leave to start his own fellowship, watch that fellowship get acquired by Uber just months later, and then find himself are prohibited from working on self-driving vehicle engineering by a U.S….


MashTalk: Google finally shows why we should all be excited for AI

May 20, 2017

Google CEO Sundar Pichai opened I/O talking up the company's shift from mobile-first to AI-first.Image: mashable composite You never know what to expect from Google’s I/O developer conference. One year people are parachuting in with Google Glass on their faces and another year it’s hey look at this completely modular phone. This year’s developer conference had no splashy hardware announcements (unless you count the WorldSense prototypes) and focused heavily on…