Research: nearly 10% of Facebook’s global revenue, or about $5B, comes from China-based advertisers seeking to sell their goods and services worldwide (George Slefo/Ad Age)

May 20, 2018

George Slefo / Ad Age: Research: nearly 10% of Facebook’s global revenue, or about $5B, comes from China-based advertisers seeking to sell their goods and services worldwide  —  Nearly 10 percent of Facebook’s global revenue, or about $5 billion, comes from China, despite being banned from operating in the country … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Tesla Releases Some of Its Software To Comply With Open-Source Licenses

Jeremy Allison – Sam shares a blog post from Software Freedom Conservancy, congratulating Tesla on their first public step toward GPL compliance: Conservancy rarely talks publicly about specifics in its ongoing GNU General Public License (GPL) enforcement and compliance activity, in accordance with our Principles of Community Oriented GPL Enforcement. We usually keep our compliance matters confidential — not for our own sake — but for the sake of violators…

May 20, 2018
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Federal CIOs, racing to modernize IT, get a boost from the White House

Critics of the way government handles IT often question why federal agencies can’t run more like the private sector. Some federal CIOs will tell them that they’re making strides in that direction. At the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, for instance, an IT modernization effort has yielded exponential increases in the utilization efficiency of its machines. [ Stay on budget with these 6 cloud cost management tips, learn the 5 fundamentals of…

May 20, 2018
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AT&T launches LTE-M, an Amazon Dash-like button that users can program to place online orders or send alerts with a click (Mariella Moon/Engadget)

May 20, 2018

Mariella Moon / Engadget: AT&T launches LTE-M, an Amazon Dash-like button that users can program to place online orders or send alerts with a click  —  AT&T has launched a new product called LTE-M button, which allows users to place an order online in one click.  Yes, it sounds just like Amazon Dash — in fact … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Bill Gates Shares His Memories of Donald Trump

MSNBC recently published a video of Bill Gates telling his staff at the Gates Foundation that he had two meetings with Donald Trump since the president was elected. In the video, Gates says Trump doesn’t know the difference between two sexually transmitted diseases — human papillomavirus (HPV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) — and that it was “scary” how much Trump knew about Gates’ daughter’s appearance. Gates also said he…

May 20, 2018
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The Verge Goes Hands-On With the ‘Wildly Ambitious’ RED Hydrogen One Smartphone

It’s been almost a year since RED, a company known for its high-end $10,000+ cameras, teased a smartphone called the RED Hydrogen One. Several months have passed since the phone was announced and we still don’t know much about it, aside from it having a very industrial design and “Hydrogen holographic display.” Earlier this week, AT&T and Verizon confirmed that they’ll launch the device later this year. Now, The Verge’s…

May 20, 2018
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Chinese ‘Accelerators’ In Silicon Valley Aim To Bring Startups Home

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Beijing’s unslakeable thirst for the latest technology has spurred a proliferation of “accelerators” in Silicon Valley that aim to identify promising startups and bring them to China. The surge in the number of China-focused accelerators — which support, mentor and invest in early-stage startups — is part of a larger wave of Chinese investment in Silicon Valley. At least 11 such programs…

May 20, 2018
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