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Social media monitor Brandwatch acquires content marketing platform BuzzSumo
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 Brandwatch, a social media monitoring company, has acquired BuzzSumo, a content marketing and influencer identification platform, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition adds an important arrow into Brandwatch’s q [...]
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Microsoft’s Mixed Reality platform is now open to SteamVR developers
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 It’s no secret that Microsoft’s Mixed Reality platform will support SteamVR games over time. That’s a big deal because Steam is, after all, the largest store for buying PC games and Microsoft needs a l [...]
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Facebook’s Eddie O’Neil takes over Platform as Deb Liu grows Marketplace
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 There’s a new czar running Facebook’s developer platform tools. Because Facebook’s classifieds feature Marketplace is growing, it will now command the full attention of Deb Liu, who previously ran Plat [...]
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If a Hillary-endorsed media platform is tech’s best solution to ‘fake news’ then we’re screwed
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 Social media sites have had a pretty interesting year when it comes to approaching filter bubbles and echo chambers and the real world effects that come when they effect something like a national election. Verrit is a f [...]
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Google’s Cloud Platform gets a cheaper, lower-performance networking tier
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 Google is giving its Cloud Platform users a new, cheaper networking option. Developers can now choose between a premium tier, which routes traffic to their users over Google’s own high-speed networks for as long a [...]
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Microsoft kicks off Xbox One X pre-orders today with a limited ‘Project Scorpio’ edition
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 Microsoft just pulled the trigger on Xbox One X pre-orders, offering up the souped up version of its console for $499. Unveiled back at E3 in June after a year’s worth of teasers, the latest Xbox One features more [...]
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Omega Ophthalmics is an eye implant platform with the power of continuous AR
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 Google and other tech companies have come up with glasses and contact lenses for the purposes of AR, but Omega Ophthalmics is taking a much more invasive approach by using surgically implanted lenses to create a space [...]
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Wit.ai is shutting down Bot Engine as Facebook rolls NLP into its updated Messenger Platform
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 Wit.ai announced this morning in a blog post that it would be sunsetting its Bot Engine. The Facebook-owned company builds developer tools for natural language processing to help engineers build speech and text chatbots [...]
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Microsoft’s Azure Stack private cloud platform is ready for its first customers
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 Microsoft’s cloud strategy has long focused on the kind of hybrid cloud deployments that allow enterprises to run workloads in a public cloud like Azure and in their own data centers. Azure Stack, its project for [...]
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