Google has acquired Superpod, a mobile Q&A app startup; source says Google paid less than $60M to acquihire the founders and purchase some assets (Kia Kokalitcheva/Axios)

January 4, 2019

Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios: Google has acquired Superpod, a mobile Q&A app startup; source says Google paid less than $60M to acquihire the founders and purchase some assets  —  Google has quietly acquired Superpod, a startup that had built a question-and-answer mobile app, Axios has learned. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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The Weather Channel App Sued Over Claims it Sold Location Data; The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office Claims App Has Repeatedly Violated Privacy of Consumers

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office issued a cloudy forecast with the possibility of civil penalties for the popular Weather Channel app on Friday, claiming it repeatedly violated the privacy of consumers. From a report: In a civil lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, city prosecutors allege that The Weather Channel app led users to believe that it would use location data to provide them with “personalized local weather…

January 4, 2019
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Sponsored Video: Blume CEO on moving past digitization buzzwords

Sponsored: Blume Global CEO Pervinder Johar tackles the topic of true digitization within the supply chain, moving past relatively small changes that still require human involvement, to a true evolution of systems. In this interview at the JOC Technology Conference, Johar examines the potential in deep learning and neural networks,… Source: http://www.joc.com

January 4, 2019
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Miners Say They Dig AI But the Gold Rush Hasn’t Come

An anonymous reader shares a report: The chairman of Barrick Gold Corp made a bold prediction in late 2017: With the help of artificial intelligence and other digital tools, the world’s largest gold miner would become a technology company that just happened to be in mining. A year later, Barrick has parted ways with its chief innovation officer, chief digital officer and many of the team tasked with making this…

January 4, 2019
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