After data “clash” report, WhatsApp founder says he’s leaving Facebook

April 30, 2018 Editor 0

Enlarge (credit: WhatsApp) In the wake of a Washington Post report that alleged a “clash” over Facebook data practices, WhatsApp co-founder and Facebook board member Jan Koum confirmed that he is leaving the company, effective immediately. “It’s been almost a decade since Brian and I started WhatsApp, and it’s been an amazing journey with some of the best people,” Koum posted on his personal Facebook page on Monday. “But it is time for me to move on.” His status included […]

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Mnuchin says Rusal sanctions were not to put company out of business – Bloomberg

April 30, 2018 Editor 0

(Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday said the United States was not seeking to put Russian metals giant Rusal out of business by hitting it with sanctions, according to an interview with Bloomberg News. “Our objective was not to put Rusal out of business and that’s why we extended the license,” Mnuchin said, according to the Bloomberg report The post Mnuchin says Rusal sanctions were not to put company out of business – Bloomberg appeared first on […]

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Sainsbury’s Asda buy could make UK tougher grocery market for Amazon

April 30, 2018 Editor 0

By Martinne Geller LONDON (Reuters) – Sainsbury’s $10 billion purchase of Walmart’s Asda may pressure UK grocery prices and make the British market less attractive for newer players such as Amazon.com . The Sainsbury deal to buy Asda, announced on Monday, comes as retailers on both sides of the Atlantic grapple with heightened competition from the discounters such as Germany’s Aldi and Lidl and e-commerce giant Amazon. The post Sainsbury’s Asda buy could make UK tougher grocery market for Amazon […]

Tehran court orders Iranian telecoms to block Telegram saying the app gave Islamic State “safe ground” and also citing the app’s role in recent protests (Wall Street Journal)

April 30, 2018 Editor 0

Wall Street Journal:Tehran court orders Iranian telecoms to block Telegram saying the app gave Islamic State “safe ground” and also citing the app’s role in recent protests  —  Tehran court ruling prohibits the messaging platform used to organize protesters  —  Iran moved to shut down the messaging app Telegram …

The US lags behind 8 other countries in AI and automation readiness

April 30, 2018 Editor 0

Hold the narrative about self-aware artificial intelligence wiping out the human race, at least for now. We’ve got more pressing issues. According to a study published last week, the United States is quickly falling behind other developed nations in preparing workers for a future driven by AI and automation. The Automation Readiness Index looks at 25 advanced economies to determine which is making the greatest strides in preparing their workforce for an automated future. Researchers broke it down into three […]

The best weed gifts for a very special Mother’s Day

April 30, 2018 Editor 0

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and let’s face it — the typical gift of flowers is just boring. Your mom deserves a better flower. Given the recent leaps in cannabis legalization, there’s a good possibility your mom enjoys toking up, or at the very least, is open to the possibility. So, this Mother’s Day, consider giving your mom the gift of weed. SEE ALSO: From smart bongs to home growing kits, the best marijuana tech gadgets Whether it’s […]

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Ghastly Unveils Fourth Single From Debut Album, “Lemme See U” with Crankdat

April 30, 2018 Editor 0

Ghastly has been cranking out tracks from his debut album at a rate of about one per week over the past month, now up for four singles. Starting with “LSD” in March, followed by “Fake U Out” with Barely Alive, and then “Black Mamba” last week, we’re now up to “Lemme See U” with Crankdat. The track perfectly blends both artists’ energetic styles. Going from radical bass house to a slower dubstep rhythm, the track presents a thoroughly robotic motif […]

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16 Reactions To ‘Infinity War’ That Perfectly Sum Up The Mindf*ck (SPOILERS)

April 30, 2018 Editor 0

SPOILER ALERT!  After the insane whirlwind of the latest Marvel installment, most fans are seriously shook and possibly in need of therapy. Here’s an assortment of Twitter reactions that anyone who has seen the film will relate to. Submitted by: Tagged: twitter , Thor , marvel , guardians of the galaxy , The Avengers , Memes , iron man , social media , avengers reactions , Spider-Man , crying , avengers , thanos , black panther , wakanda Share on […]

The Locus Award finalists are out!

April 30, 2018 Editor 0

Every year, the readers of Locus Magazine collaborate with its editorial board to nominate and vote on their favorite science fiction and fantasy works; this year’s finalist list came out today, and I’m pleased to see my novel Walkaway among some very good company indeed. (more…)