Amazon’s Souq acquires same- and next-day delivery platform Wing.ae, which serves Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt, for an undisclosed sum (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

September 6, 2017

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Amazon’s Souq acquires same- and next-day delivery platform Wing.ae, which serves Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt, for an undisclosed sum  —  Earlier this year, Amazon jump-started its business in the Middle East by paying $580 million to acquire Souq.com, an Amazon-style marketplace based out of Dubai. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Facebook Essentially Has Been Telling Advertisers It Can Reach More People Than Actually Exist, Analyst Finds

Facebook claims its ads have the potential to reach more people than recent U.S. census data shows exist, and that’s troublesome for one analyst, who thinks third-party measurement services stand to benefit. From a report: Recently, Pivotal Research Group analyst Brian Wieser was intrigued by a trade publication study in Australia that said Facebook was claiming to reach 1.7 million more 16- to 39-year olds than actually existed in the…

September 6, 2017
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Twitter begins rolling out its Night Mode feature on Twitter.com, following iOS and Android apps (Shannon Liao/The Verge)

September 6, 2017

Shannon Liao / The Verge: Twitter begins rolling out its Night Mode feature on Twitter.com, following iOS and Android apps  —  Twitter.com launched its Night Mode feature on desktop today, although the feature has yet to roll out to all accounts.  The feature has already been available on iOS and Android since last year. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Facebook says it sold ~$100K of ads on politically divisive topics to Russia-linked accounts from 6/15-5/17; sources say FB told Congress ads targeted voters (Washington Post)

September 6, 2017

Washington Post: Facebook says it sold ~$100K of ads on politically divisive topics to Russia-linked accounts from 6/15-5/17; sources say FB told Congress ads targeted voters  —  Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators Wednesday that it has discovered it sold ads during the U.S. presidential election … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Executives Say AI Will Change Business, But Aren’t Doing Much About It

American business executives expect artificial intelligence to have a large impact on their companies, but few are actually doing anything with AI, according to a new MIT- Boston Consulting Group survey. From a report: Key takeaways, per co-author and BCG senior partner Martin Reeves: Nearly 85% of the 3,000-plus executives surveyed expect AI will give them a competitive advantage But their adoption of AI isn’t matching up: just 1 in…

September 6, 2017
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