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The Ceph storage project gets a dedicated open-source foundation

November 12, 2018 at 08:00AM Ceph is an open source technology for distributed storage that gets very little public attention but that provides the underlying storage services for many of the world’s largest container and OpenStack deployments. It’s used by financial institutions like Bloomberg and Fidelity, cloud service providers like Rackspace and Linode, telcos like… Continue reading The Ceph storage project gets a dedicated open-source foundation

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Why Silicon Valley is worried about US plan to curb Chinese funds

November 10, 2018 at 11:00AM A new pilot is intended to halt China’s predatory investment strategies, but many fear it could cool the tech marketAmid growing concerns that China is creeping closer to becoming competitive with the US tech industry, a new pilot program will grant the government increased ability to intervene into lucrative foreign… Continue reading Why Silicon Valley is worried about US plan to curb Chinese funds

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World’s first AI presenter unveiled in China – video

November 09, 2018 at 11:01AM China’s Xinhua state news agency has introduced the newest members of its newsroom: AI anchors who will report 'tirelessly' all day, every day, from anywhere in the countryWorld's first AI news anchor unveiled in China Continue reading... World's first AI presenter unveiled in China – video ...

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World’s first AI news anchor unveiled in China

November 09, 2018 at 03:59AM The ‘tireless’ artificial news readers simulate the voice, facial movements, and gestures of real-life broadcastersChina’s state news agency Xinhua this week introduced the newest members of its newsroom: AI anchors who will report “tirelessly” all day every day, from anywhere in the country.Chinese viewers were greeted with a digital version… Continue reading World’s first AI news anchor unveiled in China

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Marshall Islands’ president accuses Chinese interests of backing opponents

November 09, 2018 at 01:21AM Hilda Heine faces no-confidence vote over controversial plans to introduce cryptocurrency The Marshall Islands’ president, Hilda Heine, says accusations that she is destroying the country’s financial reputation by adopting a cryptocurrency are “baseless” and her opponents are being unduly influenced by pressure from China.Earlier this week eight senators moved to… Continue reading Marshall Islands’ president accuses Chinese interests of backing opponents

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Dynamic Yield, which builds Amazon-like personalisation for the rest of us, raises $38M

November 02, 2018 at 04:41PM Amazon, one of the world’s largest companies, has transformed the face of commerce in part because it has managed to at once to be “The Everything Store” but still with a route into its sea of products that, for most users, surfaces what they might most want to see (and… Continue reading Dynamic Yield, which builds Amazon-like personalisation for the rest of us, raises $38M

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DeepMap, a maker of HD maps for self-driving, raised at least $60M at a $450M valuation

November 01, 2018 at 03:03PM As car and tech companies continue to make inroads on vehicles and services to build autonomous driving systems, a startup that is creating high-definition maps to help these vehicles move around has quietly picked up a significant round of funding. DeepMap — a Palo Alto startup co-founded by James Wu… Continue reading DeepMap, a maker of HD maps for self-driving, raised at least $60M at a $450M valuation

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‘We are like robots’: Apple investigates Chinese factory using forced student labour

October 30, 2018 at 06:16AM Supplier under fire after vocational degrees were withheld unless students undertook factory workApple is investigating a factory in southwest China after a labour rights group said the tech giant’s supplier forced student workers to work “like robots” to assemble its popular Apple Watch.Many were compelled to work in order to… Continue reading ‘We are like robots’: Apple investigates Chinese factory using forced student labour

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Daily Crunch: Tesla is profitable again

October 25, 2018 at 05:30PM The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Tesla earns its first profit in two years Tesla reported a profit in the third quarter,… Continue reading Daily Crunch: Tesla is profitable again

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‘It’s raining facts!’ Metahaven, the YouTube addicts fighting post-truth bots

October 11, 2018 at 02:34PM They’ve explored pollution in the Urals, freight trains in China, and daily life in the world capital of fake news. Now the Dutch art crusaders have imagined Europe’s future – and it’s very medievalOn the way to meet the Dutch film-makers Metahaven, I have a very Metahaven experience. The Eurostar… Continue reading ‘It’s raining facts!’ Metahaven, the YouTube addicts fighting post-truth bots

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Google leak reveals secret China plans for censored search engine, prompting protests from employees

October 10, 2018 at 02:42PM The platform would blacklist words and phrases like 'human rights,' 'Nobel Prize,' and 'student protest,' in order to conform with Chinese laws. Google leak reveals secret China plans for censored search engine, prompting protests from employees ...

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British security services speak out over claims China planted tiny chips in Apple and Amazon computers

October 05, 2018 at 03:31PM If the hack on Apple, Amazon and the US defense establishment is real, it would be one of the most spectacular cyberattacks ever carried out British security services speak out over claims China planted tiny chips in Apple and Amazon computers ...