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Chinese military launches website to rat on leaks, violations & fake news

Published time: 19 Nov, 2017 11:04 China has launched a website to report illegal online activities of the military and the spreading of “harmful information.” Earlier, the Chinese leader vowed to turn the People’s Army into a “world class force” and to “ensure a clean cyberspace.” China’s official military website announced the launch of the platform on Sunday, which is ...

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Facebook launches Creator app for influencers to build video communities

Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into “time well spent,” and now it’s giving social media stars a powerful tool to foster communities around their content. Today Facebook launches Facebook Creator, offering influencers Live Creative Kit for adding intros and outros to broadcasts, a unified inbox of Facebook and Instagram comments plus Messenger chats, cross-posting to Twitter and ...

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Google launches a paid enterprise edition of its Dialogflow chatbot builder

Google today announced the beta launch of its enterprise edition of Dialogflow, its tool for building chatbots and other conversational applications. In addition, Dialogflow (both in its free and enterprise version) is now getting built-in support for speech recognition, something that developers previously had to source through the Google Cloud Speech API or similar services. Unsurprisingly, this also speeds things ...

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Google’s chatbot analytics platform Chatbase launches to public

At Google I/O this year, Google quietly introduced a new chatbot analytics platform called Chatbase, a project developed within the company’s internal R&D incubator, Area 120. Today, that platform is being publicly launched to all, after testing with hundreds of early adopters including Ticketmaster, HBO, Keller Williams, Viber, and others. The idea behind Chatbase’s cloud service is to offer tools to ...

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Facebook teen-in-residence defects to Google and launches Lies

At age 17, Michael Sayman was Facebook’s youngest employee ever. Having already launched 5 apps, he wowed Mark Zuckerberg, earned a demo spot on stage at Facebook F8 conference, and scored a full-time engineering gig as the social network’s go-to teen. Over the past three years, he helped Facebook try to crack the middle school market with apps like the ...

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Facebook teen-in-residence defects to Google and launches “Lies”

At age 17, Michael Sayman was Facebook’s youngest employee ever. Having already launched 5 apps, he wowed Mark Zuckerberg, earned a demo spot on stage at Facebook F8 conference, and scored a full-time engineering gig as the social network’s go-to teen. Over the past three years, he helped Facebook try to crack the middle school market with apps like the ...

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Microsoft joins the MariaDB Foundation and launches Azure Database for MariaDB

Microsoft today announced that it is joining the MariaDB Foundation, the nonprofit behind the popular relational database founded by the original developers of MySQL. As a platinum sponsor, the company is joining Booking.com, Alibaba Cloud and Tencent Cloud. In addition, Microsoft is also launching a preview of the Azure Database for MariaDB service today, which is joining Azure Database for ...

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Twitter launches lower-cost subscription access to its data through new Premium APIs

Twitter tried to mend its relationship with developers earlier this year with the launch of a new API platform which focused on streamlining APIs and the promise of additional tiers of access. Twitter said it would offer free APIs for testing ideas, self-serve access, as well as paid access for increased functionality, in addition to its enterprise APIs. Today, Twitter ...

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Missouri Attorney General launches an anti-trust investigation against Google

Missouri is launching an investigation into whether Google has broken its consumer protection and antitrust laws. In a statement, the state’s Attorney General, Josh Hawley, said that his office has issued a subpoena to the search giant earlier on Monday. The investigation will seek to determine if Google has violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act — its principal consumer-protection law ...

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Messi launches official Russia 2018 World Cup ball in Moscow

Footballing icon Lionel Messi led a delegation of world football superstars who descended on Moscow to launch the Adidas Telstar 18 – the official ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Argentina captain and Barcelona all-time leading scorer Messi was joined by World Cup winners Zinedine Zidane, Xabi Alonso, Lukas Podolski, and Brazilian legend Kaka at the lavish ...

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