Rackspace goes private and is acquired by Apollo for $4.3 billion

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Summary: Rackspace was acquired by Apollo for $4.3 billion and is going private as a result. They were initially a public company from back in 2008 but competitors seemingly over rode their authority. They simply didn’t keep up with Google and Continue reading Rackspace goes private and is acquired by Apollo for $4.3 billion

Hyperloop feature video

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Summary:  Source Material: TechCrunch A.io Take: The remarkable technology going into hyper loop is more than just a spectacle. It is a daring feat that pushing the limits of human imagination. It is also reengineering how humans think about transport. The future Continue reading Hyperloop feature video

Twitter administration bans Weber for riotous Olympic GIF

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Summary: Twitter runs on risky boundaries after an Olympic Games Gifs went viral and the user who sent it, Jim Weber was “permanently banned” from his account. The Gifs were offensive they were recognized as deleted content by Twitter administrator’s. Critiques find, however, Continue reading Twitter administration bans Weber for riotous Olympic GIF

VW lightens the air with the conceptual release of the 2019 Egolf

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Summary: Volkswagen’s 2019 Egolf will be able to go 300+ miles on a single charge that can be regenerated in just fifteen minutes. The haste of the charging time coupled with the fully electric splendor at Paris’ auto show shows VW’s Continue reading VW lightens the air with the conceptual release of the 2019 Egolf

City Maps joins Trip Advisor to give them a mapping interface tailored to travelers

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Summary: Trip Advisor, with 380+ million users, aggregates City Maps to it’s company in order to leverage a new mapping interface. City Maps, based in New York, as only a million users but involves niche interests for travelers. For one, it’s Continue reading City Maps joins Trip Advisor to give them a mapping interface tailored to travelers

WhatsApp has a new privacy agreement to boost adtracking and usage metrics

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Summary: WhatsApp, powered by Facebook, will now connect the two companies with ad-target data and content sharing to better track usage. The loosening of privacy reigns on behalf of WhatsApp is demonstrative of Facebook’s ultimate sovereignty. The privacy agreement will enhance Continue reading WhatsApp has a new privacy agreement to boost adtracking and usage metrics

The future of AI and monopoly tech giants

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Summary: Apple’s recent acquisition of AI company Turi for $200M is one of the many AI-based acquisitions from major tech conglomerates. This suggests that the monopolization of AI technology is going to be a problem in the foreseeable future. AI technology Continue reading The future of AI and monopoly tech giants

Octobot, the autonomous robot that thinks and acts

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  Summary: The Octobot, designed at Harvard school of Chemistry, is an intricately made and free thinking autonomous robot. It can move around and is enabled to execute a myriad of protocols. The ingenuity behind this autonomous bot is that it Continue reading Octobot, the autonomous robot that thinks and acts

Tesla’s are now even faster and boast 315 miles range

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Summary: Tesla’s new P100D performance vehicle is still techy, innovative and electric. Even more, it can hit 0-60mph in 2.5 sec, comparable only to the Porsche Spider that is priced at $800,000. It also gets an EPA standard of 315 miles Continue reading Tesla’s are now even faster and boast 315 miles range

Google makes digital spaces a little more inhabitable

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Summary: Google brings two updates to it’s search engines that are particularly worth noting. The first is that they have removed the “mobile-friendly” sticker. The second is that they are now punishing interstitial ads that block or invasively misrepresent website content. Continue reading Google makes digital spaces a little more inhabitable