June 2017

At this month’s WWDC, Apple unveiled refined accessibility tools

By | June 26th, 2017|Technology|

Steven Aquino Contributor Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor: Cover Apple for a while and you start to notice a general cadence to the company’s behavior and strategy. To name one example, consider the last several macOS releases. In 2009, , Apple announced Snow Leopard, which [...]

Five building blocks of a data-driven culture

By | June 24th, 2017|Technology|

Carl Anderson Contributor Carl Anderson is the author of Creating a Data-Driven Organization. He previously headed up data, analytics and data science at Warby Parker and WeWork, and is currently a member of WeWork’s Product Research Department. Tianhui Michael Li is founder of The Data Incubator, an eight-week fellowship to help PhDs and postdocs transition [...]

Crunch Report | Google To Stop Scanning Inboxes

By | June 24th, 2017|Technology|

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Seattle Police Department suspends its Twitch channel following Charleena Lyles controversy

By | June 23rd, 2017|Technology|

Facing backlash on its handling of the officer-involved shooting death of Charleena Lyles, the Seattle Police Department will shut down its official Twitch channel. As GeekWire reports, the department started experimenting with community outreach over the game streaming platform earlier this year, starting a Twitch channel called Fuzzfeed206. While the effort likely intended to make [...]

Facebook expands its hate-fighting counterspeech initiative in Europe

By | June 23rd, 2017|Technology|

Facebook has launched a third counterspeech initiative in Europe, partnering with the not-for-profit Institute for Strategic Dialogue for the launch of the Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI), which is aimed at tackling online extremism and hate speech. COO Sheryl Sandberg launched the initiative in London this morning along with Sasha Havlicek, CEO of the Institute for Strategic [...]

Crunch Report | Apple Rolls Out Early Version Of Its Safe Driving Feature

By | June 23rd, 2017|Technology|

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YouTube has 1.5 billion logged-in monthly users watching a ton of mobile video

By | June 22nd, 2017|Technology|

This year at VidCon, YouTube shared some new metrics that really drive home how much its dominating mobile video usage and how quickly its service is gaining viewers on TVs. The highlight was the fact that there are now 1.5 billion logged-in users visiting the site every month. The distinction is important as there are [...]

Scaleway doubles down on ARM-based cloud servers

By | June 22nd, 2017|Technology|

Iliad’s cloud hosting division Scaleway has been betting on ARM chipsets for years because they believe the future of hosting is going to be based on ARM’s processor architecture. The company just launched more powerful ARMv8 options and added more cores to its cheapest options. If you’re not familiar with processor architecture, your computer and your smartphone [...]

Elastic enters APM space with Opbeat acquisition

By | June 22nd, 2017|Technology|

Today, at Elastic’s customer event in London, the company announced it has acquired Opbeat, a SaaS-application performance management vendor for an undisclosed amount. All 15 employees have already joined the Elastic team. Opbeat focuses on monitoring applications written in Javascript. What’s more, it maps production application issues directly to the relevant developer source code, making [...]