Demise of Yellow Pages Confirmed as Yell Aims For Digital Transformation

An anonymous reader shares a report: Yell, the parent company of Yellow Pages confirmed the demise of the long published listings directory as it plans to transition into a fully digital marketing service provider for UK businesses. The final print cycle of Yellow Pages will be published in January, 2018 and the final edition will be distributed in 2019 in Brighton, where the first edition was published as a classified…

September 4, 2017
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Tests show phrases like “I am a gay black woman” deemed “toxic” by Google Jigsaw’s Perspective AI tool used by some publishers to weed out abusive comments (Violet Blue/Engadget)

September 4, 2017

Violet Blue / Engadget: Tests show phrases like “I am a gay black woman” deemed “toxic” by Google Jigsaw’s Perspective AI tool used by some publishers to weed out abusive comments  —  A recent, sprawling Wired feature outlined the results of its analysis on toxicity in online commenters across the United States. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues

An anonymous reader shares a report: One of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States teaches third grade here at Mapleton Elementary, a public school with about 100 students in the sparsely populated plains west of Fargo. Her name is Kayla Delzer. Her third graders adore her. She teaches them to post daily on the class Twitter and Instagram accounts she set up. She remodeled her classroom based on Starbucks….

September 4, 2017
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Facebook bid $600M for online streaming rights of a popular cricket tournament in India for 5 years but was outbid by Star India (Manish Singh/NDTV Gadgets 360)

September 4, 2017

Manish Singh / NDTV Gadgets 360: Facebook bid $600M for online streaming rights of a popular cricket tournament in India for 5 years but was outbid by Star India  —  As Facebook gets serious about video, the social giant’s ambitions for live streaming were on display on Monday in India where it put a bid north of $600 million … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Amid Crackdown On Torrent Websites, Some Users Move To Google Drive To Distribute Movies and Shows

An anonymous reader shares a report: As crackdown on torrent sites continues around the world, people who are pirating TV shows and movies are having to get a little more creative. Cloud storage services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and Kim Dotcom’s Mega are some of the popular ones that are being used to distribute copyrighted content, according to DMCA takedown requests reviewed by Gadgets 360. Google Drive seems most…

September 4, 2017
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Popular YouTube ripping site, YouTube-MP3, settles with RIAA and will shut down indefinitely (Ernesto/TorrentFreak)

September 4, 2017

Ernesto / TorrentFreak: Popular YouTube ripping site, YouTube-MP3, settles with RIAA and will shut down indefinitely  —  YouTube-MP3, the world’s leading YouTube ripping site, has agreed to shut down indefinitely and hand over its domain to the RIAA.  A private settlement agreement, including an undisclosed payment … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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One of the World’s Most Influential Math Texts is Getting a Beautiful, Minimalist Edition

An anonymous reader shares a report: A couple of years ago, a small publisher called Kroncker Wallis issued a handsome, minimalist take on Isaac Newton’s Principia. Now, the publisher is embarking on its next project: Euclid’s Elements. The publisher is using Kickstarter to fund this new edition. Euclid’s Elements is a mathematical text written by Greek mathematician Euclid around 300 BCE and has been called one of the most influential…

September 4, 2017
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Port Houston busy on Labor Day amid hurricane recovery

A container ship traverses the lower Houston Channel Sept. 2. Port Houston terminals operated during the Labor Day weekend as the Coast Guard continued to ease vessel restrictions and railroads reported progress in repairing tracks flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey. The holiday activity came as logistics operations continue to recover from flooding… Source: http://www.joc.com

September 4, 2017
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