Amazon Has Everything it Needs To Make Massively Popular Algorithm-Driven Fiction

Thu-Huong Ha, writing for Quartz: Amazon’s power in books extends way beyond its ability to sell them super cheap and super fast. This year, a little over 40% of the print books sold in the US moved through the site, according to estimates from Bookstat, which tracks US online book retail. (NPD, which tracks 85% of US trade print sales, declined to provide data broken out by retailer.) In the…

November 16, 2018
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Mailing Tech Support a Bomb

I understand his frustration, but this is extreme: When police asked Cryptopay what could have motivated Salonen to send the company a pipe bomb ­ or, rather, two pipe bombs, which is what investigators found when they picked apart the explosive package ­ the only thing the company could think of was that it had declined his request for a password change. In August 2017, Salonen, a customer of Cryptopay,…

November 16, 2018
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Canaan, maker of bitcoin mining hardware, let its application for a Hong Kong IPO to raise at least $400M lapse (Reuters)

November 16, 2018

Reuters: Canaan, maker of bitcoin mining hardware, let its application for a Hong Kong IPO to raise at least $400M lapse  —  HONG KONG (Reuters) – Canaan Inc, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency mining equipment makers, has let its application for a Hong Kong IPO of at least $400 million lapse … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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AWS Security Profiles: Steven Laino, Security Architect

In the weeks leading up to re:Invent, we’ll share conversations we’ve had with people at AWS who will be presenting at the event so you can learn more about them and some of the interesting work that they’re doing. How long have you been at AWS, and what do you do in your current role? I’ve been with AWS for about 18 months, and I’m a Security Architect in the…

November 16, 2018
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Microsoft is Testing Ads in Mail App For Windows 10 in Select Markets

Mark Wilson writes: Ads in your inbox. Sounds like something you’d expect from the likes of Google or Yahoo, but Microsoft appears to be about to get in on the act as well. And we’re not talking about online ads in your Outlook.com account — we’re talking about ads in the Mail app that’s included with Windows 10. A new report says that Microsoft is currently testing ads with Windows…

November 16, 2018
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