Snips lets you build your own voice assistant to embed into your devices

By Romain Dillet French startup Snips is now helping you build a custom voice assistant for your device. Snips doesn’t use Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service or Google Assistant SDK — the company is building its own voice assistant so that you can embed it on your devices. And the best part is that it doesn’t…

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Net Neutrality advocates plan protests for December 7 at Verizon stores

By Jordan Crook On December 14, the FCC will vote on whether or not to roll back Obama-era policies protecting a free and open internet. In fact, during yesterday’s announcement of the upcoming vote, the FCC neglected to mention the historic 22 million comments on the issue, the majority of which were opposed to its…

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Facebook will show which Russian election troll accounts you followed

By Josh Constine Facebook is building out a tool to show which Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts associated with Russian Internet Research Agency election troll farm you Liked or followed. Launching by the end of the year as part of the Facebook Help Center, the tool will show a list of all the IRA accounts…

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Trump Takeaway on Tech: Enforcement Over Regulation

With its lawsuit against the AT&T-Time Warner deal and plan to roll back net-neutrality rules, the administration is fleshing out a regulatory approach: Instead of the Obama administration’s adoption of bright-line rules, it is stressing the enforcement of longstanding laws and regulations. Source:: https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-two-tech-actions-trump-administration-stresses-enforcement-1511346600?mod=rss_Technology Related posts: FCC to Outline Plan to Roll Back Net-Neutrality Rules…

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PacketZoom lands $5M Series A investment to speed up mobile apps

By Ron Miller PacketZoom, a startup that helps app developers speed up and optimize app delivery on mobile devices, announced a $5M Series A today. The round was led by Baseline Ventures with participation from First Round Capital, Tandem Capital and Arafura Ventures. Today’s investment brings the total raised to over $9M, according to Crunchbase.…

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PacketZoom lands $5M Series A investment to speed up mobile apps

By Ron Miller PacketZoom, a startup that helps app developers speed up and optimize app delivery on mobile devices, announced a $5M Series A today. The round was led by Baseline Ventures with participation from First Round Capital, Tandem Capital and Arafura Ventures. Today’s investment brings the total raised to over $9M, according to Crunchbase.…

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A Broadcom-Qualcomm Deal Would Face a Regulatory Minefield

Broadcom’s $105 billion gambit to acquire Qualcomm faces challenges not only in winning over shareholders but in navigating a host of potential roadblocks from regulators. Source:: https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-broadcom-qualcomm-deal-would-face-a-regulatory-minefield-1511352000?mod=rss_Technology Related posts: Marvell Confirms $6 Billion Purchase of Chip Maker Cavium Trump Takeaway on Tech: Enforcement Over Regulation Takeovers Roar to Life as Companies Hear Footsteps From Tech…

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Facebook’s ad system shown failing to enforce its own anti-discriminatory policy

By Natasha Lomas Results from a new ProPublica investigation suggest the tech giant is failing at even simple self-policing. Read More Source:: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/techcrunch/social/~3/S43w8hMrNy8/ Related posts: Facebook launches Creator app for influencers to build video communities Facebook teen-in-residence defects to Google and launches “Lies” Twitter to revoke verification for some accounts as part of overhaul Tortuga…

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