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Facebook drops fee on donations, will match $50M/year, adds Mentor feature

 Facebook has always been about friends, but now it’s seeking a broader purpose. So today, Facebook is lending a hand with what it does best: social connections, APIs, and money. At its second Facebook Social Good Forum conference in New York City, the social network just unveiled a slew of new philanthropy-minded features and initiatives. “For all the things that might try to… Read More

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AWS Fargate lets you run containers without managing infrastructure

 At the AWS re:Invent conference today in Las Vegas, the company introduced AWS Fargate, a new service that lets you run containers without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. This is a fairly remarkable idea. You can launch your containers, let Kubernetes or other orchestration engine act as the manager and AWS will handle all of the underlying hardware requirements for you.… Read More

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AWS announces two new EC2 instance types

 At the re:Invent customer conference in Las Vegas today, AWS announced two new instance types designed for specific kinds of applications. The first is a generalized EC2 instance designed for developers who are trying to get a feel for the kinds of resources their application might require. These new M5 EC2 instances offer a set of typical resource allocations with optimized compute, memory… Read More

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Stationhead allows anyone to become a streaming radio DJ, with live listener calls

 Streaming services like Spotify have turned playlists into one of the main ways to discover new music, but I’d argue that they’re missing some of the personality of traditional radio — the kind of radio where I knew not just the names of my favorite DJs, but also what kind of music they liked and random details about their life. That’s the experience that Stationhead,… Read More

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Expect GM Cruise self-driving vehicles to arrive in ‘quarters, not years’

 GM and Cruise are still reluctant to put any specific timeframes on their plans for self-driving vehicle deployment, but the company is getting a bit more specific about its intent to bring self-driving to market. It wants to do so only when it can manage it safely, at scale, and in busy urban markets where it’ll have the largest impact, according to GM President Dan Ammann – and… Read More

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Samsung buys another AI company as it continues to build out Bixby

 It’s true that Bixby didn’t have the most auspicious of debuts when it rolled out on the Galaxy S8 earlier this year, but Samsung’s clearly got big plans for its smart assistant. Late last year, the company picked up Viv, the new assistant from the folks behind Siri — an acquisition that occurred too late to have a major impact on Bixby ahead of release. The consumer… Read More

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Fox announces an ‘X-Files’ mobile game coming in 2018

X-Files Deep State Not content to just revive The X-Files on television, Fox is also bringing the franchise to phones and tablets.
The new title from FoxNext Games and Creative Mobile Games is planned for release early next year, after the TV show returns for its eleventh (!) season. According to Variety, the story will take place in 2010 — long after the original series, but before the events of last… Read More

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AWS launches new partner programs for networking and machine learning specialists

 Amazon’s AWS cloud computing division is launching a number of new programs for its partner ecosystem today. These include a new networking competency program for companies that focus on advanced networking features, as well as the new AWS Machine Learning Partner Solutions program that highlights partners that have demonstrated expertise in (can you guess it?) running machine… Read More

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Japanese bitcoin exchange bitFlyer is coming to the U.S

 Japanese cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer announced today it’s expanding to the U.S, with approval to operate in 41 states starting today. This includes regulatory approval in New York via the state’s Department of Financial Services’ “BitLicense”, which only five other cryptocurrency companies currently have. For comparison, Coinbase has approval to operate in… Read More

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