Google's Ad Mute Option Could Be a Valuable Messaging Tool


Google on Thursday announced a new feature that will let users mute so-called
“reminder ads” in third-party apps and websites that are powered by
its ad engine. It plans to expand this feature to its own services, including Gmail, YouTube and Google Search, in the coming months. The new tool is the latest addition to Google’s dashboard for ad controls, first launched as Ads Preferences Manager back in 2009. The addition of Ad Settings and Mute This Ad will allow users essentially to block certain ads on Google, on websites and in apps.

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Twitter suspends more than 1,000 Russia-linked accounts

Twitter announced Friday that it has suspended more than 1,000 new accounts linked to Russian-controlled accounts which shared information meant to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

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Google to Ding Sluggish Sites in Mobile Search Rankings


Google has announced that page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile searches, starting in July. Speed already has been a factor in desktop search rankings. Soon, as part of Google’s new “Speed Update,” page loading time will be factored in when ranking mobile search results as well. The change will affect only pages that deliver what the slowest experience, and thus should affect only a small percentage of searches. Sites that are very slow will be down-ranked, but it is not clear whether extremely fast sites will earn a rankings boost.

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YouTube adds humans to video reviews, revamps ad policy after recent scandals

YouTube announced on Tuesday a revamp of its advertising policy as well as stringent, human-run video reviews in the wake of recent scandals that have plagued the platform.

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Intel Unveils ‘Breakthrough’ Quantum Computer

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Intel has announced a new milestone in quantum computing, with 49 qubits now available. That’s a huge step forward for the company compared with the 17-qubit system it showed just months ago.

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China Investigating Higher NAND Prices, Potential Price Fixing

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China’s antitrust and regulatory watchdog has announced its tracking NAND flash prices, due to potential collusion between manufacturers and possible price fixing.

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Facebook rolling back controversial initiative to fight fake news

Facebook announced last week that it is rolling back its controversial “Disputed Flags” measure next to articles deemed fake news amid studies showing it does not stop the spread of such content and only encourages users to click on it.

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Nintendo Switch becomes enormous hit, sells 10M units in under 9 months

Nintendo announced its hybrid console, the Switch, has already sold 10 million units around the globe.

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Mega Memory: Crucial Introduces Massive 128GB LRDIMMs

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Crucial has announced a new 128GB DDR4 LRDIMM that packs an enormous amount of RAM into a single module.

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Google Unveils AI-Powered Camera Kit for Raspberry Pi

Google has announced a new AIY hardware project to help you experiment with computer vision and object recognition.

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Net neutrality terms to know

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday announced his plans to repeal the Obama-era regulations that dictate how providers treat the accessibility of content on the internet.

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Google Gives Job Searchers Salary, Location Details


Google on Wednesday announced the addition of new functionality for its recently launched job search portal, including features that display salary range and street-level location information. Salary information — among the things users have requested most, according to Google — will improve the likelihood of matching qualified applicants with the jobs they desire. The new tools will give job-posting sites that include estimated salary information increased brand awareness and increased referral traffic.

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Cray ARMs its Supercomputers for War, HPC Workloads

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The venerable supercomputer manufacturer announced it’s partnering with Cavium to build supercomputers featuring the ThunderX2 CPU.

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IBM Adds 2 New Processors to Quantum Computing Ecosystem


IBM on Friday announced 20-qubit and 50-qubit quantum processors for its IBM Q early-access commercial systems. The 20-qubit processor — featuring improvements in superconducting qubit design, connectivity and packaging — has coherence times of 90 microseconds, which allows high-fidelity quantum operations, IBM said. The 50-qubit processor is an operational prototype. It expands upon the 20-qubit architecture and has similar performance metrics. IBM will offer these quantum processors as a service.

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iPhone X Face ID already tricked by $200 mask

When Apple announced it was getting rid of Touch ID for facial recognition, the company said it was a more secure option with only a one in 1,000,000 chance of being hacked.

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Samsung Introduces 16Gbps GDDR6 Memory, 2GB Capacities

Samsung has announced new records for GDDR6 speeds and capacities–16Gbps per channel and 16Gb ICs. Building higher-bandwidth cards with fewer chips is a win for all involved.

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Microsoft Partners Up to Boost Windows Defender Threat Detection


Microsoft on Wednesday announced agreements to integrate threat detection products from Bitdefender, Lookout and Ziften into Windows Defender, extending security to macOS, iOS, Linux and Android devices. No additional infrastructure will be required, Microsoft said. Once the integration is set, new events from onboard macOS, iOS, Android and Linux devices will begin surfacing on the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection console. Windows Defender ATP provides a single pane of glass for endpoint security.

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Facebook Messenger Jumps to Business Websites


Facebook on Tuesday announced that it was preparing a plugin to its popular Messenger platform that will allow a website’s visitors to chat with a human or bot without leaving the location. Customer Chat is one of a number of changes in the version 2.2 update of Messenger platform revealed at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. The chat plugin will be available on desktop and mobile devices. Early testers include airlines like KLM, Volaris and Air France. Chatbots deployed through the plugin can perform a number of duties.

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IBM Launches Private Cloud to Ease Public Cloud Transition


IBM has announced IBM Cloud Private, a software platform that allows enterprise customers to run applications and store critical data in an on-premises, private cloud environment. The new service employs a Kubernetes-based container architecture that supports both Docker containers and Cloud Foundry. IBM also introduced new container-optimized versions of core enterprise software. Companies in heavily regulated industries like finance and healthcare have embraced private clouds as they plan their transitions to public cloud environments.

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New Search Tool Helps Firms Find the Best B2B Software Fit


Siftery on Thursday announced the launch of its new Product Alternatives search tool, which is designed to help companies find alternative B2B software products when replacements are needed.
It allows users to search a database of more than 40,000 software options, Siftery said. Its AI technology not only helps find suitable alternative products, but also ranks the various options. Recommendations take into account the products companies currently are using, as well as products that are in greater demand.

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