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Here’s what the protesters were upset about at Amazon’s shareholders meeting – CNBC

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Google now knows when its users go to the store and buy stuff – Washington Post

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The mathematical formulas convert people’s names and other purchase information, including the time stamp, location, and the amount of the purchase, into anonymous strings of numbers. The formulas make it impossible for Google to know the identity of the real-world shoppers, and for the retailers to know the identities of Google’s users, said company executives, who called the process “double-blind” encryption. The companies know only that a certain number of…

Apple And Nokia Are ‘Best Friends Forever’ Once More – Forbes

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Apple and Nokia have come to an agreement in regards to a number of Nokia’s patents, with many pertaining to healthcare and fitness products. The details were released by Apple this afternoon: Under a business collaboration agreement, Nokia will be providing certain network infrastructure product and services to Apple. Apple will resume carrying Nokia digital health products (formerly under the Withings brand) in Apple retail and online stores, and Apple…

Google is now using deep learning to measure store visits – TechCrunch

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Google is announcing a major update to its store visits measurement tool today at its Google Marketing Next conference. Google has used anonymized location and contextual data since 2014 to estimate brick and mortar store visits spurred by online ads. The company is augmenting its existing models with deep learning to bring insights to even more customers. Omnichannel marketing is as big of a buzzword as they come. As obnoxious…

Here’s proof Apple is working on a technology that will increase the iPhone’s internet speeds – Business Insider

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook looks up to the skies.Reuters Apple is testing next-generation wireless technologies, often called “5G,” that could potentially radically increase the speed and bandwidth of an iPhone’s cellular connection. An application for an experimental license to use new wireless technology, called millimeter wave, was signed on Tuesday by Apple and made public by the FCC.  “Apple Inc. seeks to assess cellular link performance in direct path and multipath environments between…

Writers From the Right and Left React to Trump’s Riyadh Speech, and More – New York Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Here’s what the protesters were upset about at Amazon’s shareholders meeting – CNBC

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Amazon takes on Etsy with a new shop featuring handcrafted items for weddings – TechCrunch

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Amazon this morning staked another claim in the billion-dollar wedding industry with the launch of a new Wedding Shop dedicated to sales of handcrafted items, including décor, invitations, gifts, jewelry, accessories and more. The shop is an offshoot from the retailer’s less than two-year old Etsy competitor, Handmade at Amazon, which aims to offer the same sort of original, artisan-designed products people have come to expect from the rival crafts marketplace. It’s not surprising to…

Writers From the Right and Left React to Trump’s Riyadh Speech, and More – New York Times

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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The way President Trump signs guest books is different – CNN

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Why it’s worth writing down all the books you’ve read – Financial Times

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Nokia and Apple sign agreement, settle all litigation – Apple – Apple Newsroom (press release)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Writers From the Right and Left React to Trump’s Riyadh Speech, and More – New York Times

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Bucs Dugout seeks new writers – Bucs Dugout

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bucs Dugout is looking to add a few more writers to its staff. We’re looking for a couple writers to handle a recap or two per week, perhaps some breaking news, and a writer to provide regular statistical analysis. These will likely not start out as paid positions, though it is possible to eventually receive a small stipend. We’re particularly looking for those already engaged with the Pirates and their…

Islands and literature, from Iceland to Jamaica – books podcast – The Guardian

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

In this week’s podcast we listen in to some of the writers from around the world who gathered in the Faroe Islands, in the north Atlantic, in May for a conference on the island in literature. Iceland’s Sjón – a novelist and a lyricist for his compatriot Björk – explains why it has been a longstanding dream to convene an island summit. Greenlandic novelist Niviaq Korneliussen and Shetland poet Robert…

5 Tips for Starting Your Own Online Publishing Company – Entrepreneur

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

With audiences rapidly moving online for their content, using mobile devices, ereaders and tablets for books and other types of content, the world of online publishing has grown in response to provide more content and offer new opportunities for writers to get in front of a larger audience. It’s also been a way to formalize and monetize content production within a larger business model to serve as a structure for fledgling…

This Week in Fiction: Samanta Schweblin on an Adult Man’s … – The New Yorker

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Samanta Schweblin’s story “The Size of Things” appears in this week’s issue.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY FRANCESCO GATTONI / LUZ / REDUX Your story in this week’s issue, “The Size of Things,” involves an adult who seems to regress to childhood. Should we read it as a supernatural story or a metaphorical one? There is a gesture at the end toward the fantastic, it’s true, but it’s only a wink, and the story…

Novelist Timothy Zahn is the man who saved ‘Star Wars,’ according … – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Timothy Zahn, who is 65 and bald and carries an ever-so-slight air of social anxiety, is nobody’s image of a superstar. And yet as he sat behind table No. 26 and waited for fans, he did not wait long. The doors to the convention hall at McCormick Place opened at 10 a.m., and by 10:10 a.m. the line of people to meet Zahn was the second-longest at C2E2, the massive…

Amazon expands Amazon Channels to UK, Germany, taking aim at pay-TV users – TechCrunch

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The race to control the TV is on, and today comes some news out of Europe underscoring Amazon’s ambitions in that department. The e-commerce giant announced the launch of Amazon Channels in the UK and Germany — its two biggest markets in the region — which will see Amazon, for the first time, offer close to 50 live and on-demand streamed channels to the region as part of its Amazon Prime service. This is not…