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Collaboration software company Jive to be acquired by Aurea for $462 million

Collaboration software company Jive to be acquired by Aurea for $462 million

May 28, 2017

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Jive, a community collaboration software company that was one of the biggest Enterprise 2.0-era success stories, going public in 2011, announced today it had agreed to be acquired by ESW Capital’s Wave Systems for $462 million. It will become part …

SoundCloud’s ‘The Upload’ uses machine learning to help you find new tracks

SoundCloud’s ‘The Upload’ uses machine learning to help you find new tracks

May 25, 2017

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SoundCloud made a name for itself among the landscape of music streaming services as the one where creators themselves were uploading music and other sound recordings — picking up the moniker “the YouTube of audio” in the process. Now the …

AI has a legibility problem

AI has a legibility problem

May 24, 2017

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I first encountered the idea of technological "legibility" in the work of Natalie Jeremijenko (previously) who insists on the importance of humans being able to know why a computer is doing what it does.

In 2005, I turned this idea …

Twitter brings its TV app with live video to Roku

Twitter brings its TV app with live video to Roku

May 24, 2017

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On the heels of Twitter’s plans to significantly expand the amount of live streaming video content on its network, the company today is bringing its big-screen video app to a new platform with its launch on Roku devices. The arrival …

Mario Andretti vs. semi-autonomous tech on the track

Mario Andretti vs. semi-autonomous tech on the track

May 22, 2017

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On Saturday, May 13, famed race car driver Mario Andretti will be back on the track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This time, he’ll be racing one guy: Sam Schmidt, a quadriplegic race car driver, in semi-autonomous cars.

Schmidt was paralyzed …