Google launches a personalized audio news feed on Google Assistant using Google News, rolling out to some users in the US in English (The Keyword)

December 6, 2018

The Keyword: Google launches a personalized audio news feed on Google Assistant using Google News, rolling out to some users in the US in English  —  For the past century, radio has been a one-size-fits-all medium.  Turn on the radio and you’re dropped into a show at a moment in time … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Video sharing app Byte, developed by the creators of Vine, opens creator registrations and plans a spring 2019 launch (Damien Wilde/9to5Google)

December 6, 2018

Damien Wilde / 9to5Google: Video sharing app Byte, developed by the creators of Vine, opens creator registrations and plans a spring 2019 launch  —  Vine may have shut down in 2016, but the popularity of the platform still lives on through many a YouTube Vine compilation.  The new Vine 2. known as Byte is set to launch … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Intel Optimistic About Its Next-Gen 7nm Process Technology

From a report: Originally planned to enter mass production in the second half of 2016, Intel’s 10 nm process technology is still barely used by the company today. Currently the process is used to produce just a handful of CPUs, ahead of an expected ramp to high-volume manufacturing (HVM) only later in 2019. Without a doubt, Intel suffered delays on its 10 nm process by several years, significantly impacting the…

December 6, 2018
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Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 8cx, an “extreme” processor for Windows laptops that it says is the first 7nm chip for a PC platform (Sean Hollister/The Verge)

December 6, 2018

Sean Hollister / The Verge: Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 8cx, an “extreme” processor for Windows laptops that it says is the first 7nm chip for a PC platform  —  Could Qualcomm replace Intel in your next Windows PC?  —  The “X” stands for “extreme.”  That’s what Qualcomm’s marketing department wants you to think about the new Snapdragon 8cx. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Facebook Will Bring Political Ad Transparency Tools To India Ahead of 2019 Elections

As India inches closer to its general elections, Facebook announced today that it is bringing transparency to political ads on its platform in the country early next year. From a report: This would make India the fourth market — after the U.S., Brazil, and the U.K. — where Facebook offers users a disclaimer on political ads. Facebook began offering users in the U.S. information about the buyer of a political…

December 6, 2018
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Facebook confirms it is testing a Live video feature that lets merchants demo items and take payments via Messenger, with some Pages in Thailand (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

December 6, 2018

Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Facebook confirms it is testing a Live video feature that lets merchants demo items and take payments via Messenger, with some Pages in Thailand  —  Want to run your own home shopping network?  Facebook is now testing a Live video feature for merchants that lets them demo and describe their items for viewers. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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IDG Contributor Network: Digital transformation and harnessing the power of the modern distributed workforce

Over the past decade, the global workforce has evolved substantially, and it is accelerating. The drivers of this evolution are many fold. The global competitive landscape is relentless; there are generational shifts giving rise to different work modes and behavior; the pace of technology acceleration seems unstoppable; and business has gone through a dramatic digital transformation requiring companies to have a more fluid, agile workforce model. These drivers affect the…

December 6, 2018
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