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Tech is not winning the battle against white supremacy

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 Content warning: This post contains racial slurs, homophobic language and very graphic depictions of racism and violence.  If you were just paying attention to press releases, this week it’d be easy to believe that tech companies are winning the war on hate. Responding to the violence in Charlottesville, Mark Zuckerberg solemnly reflected that there is “no place for hate in… Read More ... Read More »

Ofo raises $700 million as the bike-sharing battle heats up

The battle of the bike-sharing startups took a serious turn today with news that China’s Ofo has raised another $ 700 million in a round of venture capital (VC) funding led by Alibaba, Hony Capital, and Citic Private Equity. Didi Chuxing, the “Uber of China,” also participated in the round. The news comes just four months after the Beijing-based startup raised ... Read More »

DoJ asks Supreme Court to decide Microsoft foreign email battle

The U.S. Department of Justice has asked the Supreme Court to hear a case that could have a massive impact on the way tech companies respond to law enforcement agencies’ requests for user data. At issue is a warrant, issued in 2014, demanding the contents of an email account stored in a Microsoft data center in Dublin, Ireland. If the ... Read More »

Hyatt shopping for speakers as smart concierge battle heats up

As competition heats up between intelligent assistants like Siri and Alexa, the battle for your attention is spreading beyond the workplace, car, and home. Hotel rooms, Airbnb listings, and vacation rentals are increasingly joining the fray. Now Hyatt Hotels, with a portfolio of more than 700 properties in 56 countries, is also considering the use of intelligent assistants in its ... Read More »

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