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Survey of 5,844 US college students finds 89% at least got some news from social media weekly, with 71% getting news from Facebook and 55% from…

Mallory Locklear / Engadget : Survey of 5,844 US college students finds 89% at least got some news from social media weekly, with 71% getting news from Facebook and 55% from Snapchat   —  A number of studies have shown that people turn to social media for news, and of all of the social networks out there, Facebook consistently leads the pack in this regard.

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How projects like Ocean Protocol, Oasis, Enigma, and SingularityNET use blockchain for AI research hoping to curb the dominance of big tech in the…

Nathaniel Popper / New York Times : How projects like Ocean Protocol, Oasis, Enigma, and SingularityNET use blockchain for AI research hoping to curb the dominance of big tech in the field   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Pairing artificial intelligence and the blockchain might be what you would expect from a scammer looking to make a quick buck in 2018.

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Council Rock South senior develops mobile application for hospital communication – The Intelligencer

The Intelligencer Council Rock South senior develops mobile application for hospital communication The Intelligencer Another application he built, a music sharing app called Vibe, got more than 10,000 downloads after being featured on Mashable as App of the Day in 2015, Randy said. Those previous apps he developed are no longer operational because he hasn't ... and more »

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Google adds live streaming of Hangouts Meet meetings for up to 100K participants, limited to G Suite Enterprise users; organizers can enable feature…

Abner Li / 9to5Google : Google adds live streaming of Hangouts Meet meetings for up to 100K participants, limited to G Suite Enterprise users; organizers can enable feature in Calendar   —  Announced last year, Hangouts Meet is Google's video conferencing solution for enterprises and larger organizations.

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Snap’s Chief Strategy Officer Imran Khan is leaving the company after four years, sources say to start his own investment firm (Ingrid…

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch : Snap's Chief Strategy Officer Imran Khan is leaving the company after four years, sources say to start his own investment firm   —  Earlier today, Snap made some waves when it announced that Imran Khan, its chief strategy officer, was stepping down from his role to pursue other opportunities.

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YouTube adding "Time watched" stats and Digital Wellbeing options like "Remind me to take a break" to its Android and iOS apps…

Abner Li / 9to5Google : YouTube adding “Time watched” stats and Digital Wellbeing options like “Remind me to take a break” to its Android and iOS apps   —  Announced at I/O 2018, YouTube was one of the first products that launched Digital Wellbeing features like break reminders and notification management.

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Amazon and VMware debut a version of database management software for companies that use on-premises databases from Microsoft, Oracle, MariaDB, and…

Jordan Novet / CNBC : Amazon and VMware debut a version of database management software for companies that use on-premises databases from Microsoft, Oracle, MariaDB, and others   —  Amazon Web Services has emerged as a dominant force in cloud computing by hosting other companies' technology infrastructure in its massive data centers.

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Mixmax launches IFTTT-like rules to help you manage your inbox

Mixmax , a service that aims to make email and other outbound communications more usable and effective, today announced the official launch of its new IFTTT -like rules for automating many of the most repetitive aspects of your daily email workflow. On the one hand, this new feature is a bit like your standard email filter on steroids (and with connections to third-party tools like Slack, Salesforce, DocuSign, Greenhouse and Pipedrive). Thanks to this, you can now receive an SMS when a customer who spends more than $5,000 a month emails you, for example. But rules can also be triggered by any of the third-party services the company currently supports. Maybe you want to send out a meeting reminder based on your calendar entries, for example. You can then set up a rule that always emails a reminder a day before the meeting, together with all the standard info you’d want to send in that email. “One way we think about Mixmax is that we want to do for externally facing teams and people who talk a lot of customers what Github did for engineering and what Slack did for internal team communication,” Mixmax co-founder and CEO Olof Mathé told me. “That’s what we do for external communication.” While the service started out as a basic Chrome extension for Gmail, it’s now a full-blown email automation system that offers everything from easy calendar sharing to tracking when recipients open an email and, now, building rules around that. Mathé likened it to an executive assistant, but he stressed that he doesn’t think Mixmax is taking anybody’s jobs away. “We’re not here to replace other people,” he said. “We amplify what you are able to do as an individual and give you superpowers so you can become your own personal chief of staff so you get more time.” The new rules feature takes this to the next level and Mathé and his team plan to build this out more over time.

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Alexander Nasonov’s Blog – Gamasutra (blog)

Gamasutra (blog) Alexander Nasonov's Blog Gamasutra (blog) AppStore “App of the Year”, “App of the Week” and “ App of the Day " awards as well as many other industrial recognitions. Ph.D in consumer behavior of gamers. Member Blogs. Google Play Open Beta: a Way for a Mobile Indie to Get Thouthands of Organic ...

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Google’s G Suite apps and Calendar are getting Gmail’s side panels

One of the best features of the new Gmail is its quick-access side panel with easy access to Google Calendar, Tasks, Keep and your Gmail extensions. Now, Google is bringing this same functionality to Google Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drawings, too . In Google Calendar, you’ll be able to quickly access Keep and Tasks, while in the rest of the G Suite apps, you’ll get easy access to Calendar, Keep and Tasks. In Gmail, the side panel also brings up access to various G Suite extensions that you may have installed from the marketplace. It doesn’t look like that’s possible in Docs and Calendar right now, though it’s probably only a matter of time before there will be compatible extensions for those products, too. By then, we’ll likely see a “works with Google Calendar” section and support for other G Suite apps  in the marketplace , too. I’m already seeing this in my personal Google Calendar, but not in Google Docs, so this looks to be a slow rollout. The official word is that paying G Suite subscribers on the rapid release schedule should get access now, with those on the slower release schedule getting access in two weeks.

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Nylas scores $16M Series B to expand email API tool

Nylas , a startup that helps developers integrate email content into applications via an API, announced a $16 million Series B today led by Spark Capital. Other investors joining in included Slack Fund, Industry Ventures, and ScaleUp along with existing investors 8VC, Great Oaks Capital, Rubicon Venture Capital and John Chambers’ personal fund. Today’s investment brings the total raised to $30 million. The Nylas API works in a similar way to Stripe or Twilio, but instead of helping developers connect to payments or communications with a couple of lines of code, Nylas helps them connect to email, calendar and contact information. The idea behind any API like this is to give developers who lack expertise in a particular area outside the core purpose of their application, easy access to a particular type of functionality. Company CEO Gleb Polyakov says that prior to Nylas, there really wasn’t an effective way to connect to email systems without a lot of technical wrangling. “Every person who is using the Internet has an email address, and there’s an immense amount of data that lives in the mail box, in the calendar, in your address book. And up until now, companies have been unable to effectively use that data,” he told TechCrunch. It seems like a must-have kind of ability to connect to this type of information from any application, but most companies have shied away from a comprehensive approach because it’s hard to do, says company co-founder and CTO Christine Spang. “We have essentially built adapters for the native protocols for each email system: Gmail, Microsoft Exchange, open source IMap servers and all the different extensions that are available on the different IMap implementations. And the key part is that with these adapters, we can talk to backend providers like Google, GoDaddy and Yahoo, Spang explained. Photo: Nylas This capability could be useful for developers in lots of scenarios such as pulling data for a CRM tool from an email exchange between a salesperson and a customer, or to coordinate meetings around the calendars of several individuals and an open meeting room that works for all of their schedules. The company, which has been around for five years, currently has 35 employees with offices in New York and San Francisco. With the new funding, they expect to double that number by the end of the year, as it adds engineering and builds out its sales and marketing team. While much of the marketing up to now has been inbound from developers, they want to expand their customer base by marketing directly to companies.

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Microsoft will launch Minecraft: Education Edition on the iPad in September; company says the school version now has 35M licensees in 115 countries…

Frank Catalano / GeekWire : Microsoft will launch Minecraft: Education Edition on the iPad in September; company says the school version now has 35M licensees in 115 countries   —  Just in time for back-to-school, “Minecraft: Education Edition” is coming to Apple's iPad.  And also for the first time …

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Chinese state media, which recently criticized Apple for illegal apps in the China App Store, says Apple has removed 25,000 apps (Yoko Kubota/Wall…

Yoko Kubota / Wall Street Journal : Chinese state media, which recently criticized Apple for illegal apps in the China App Store, says Apple has removed 25,000 apps   —  Apple offers more than 1.8 million apps in China  —  BEIJING—Under fire from Chinese state media, Apple Inc. AAPL 2.00% said it removed illegal gambling apps …

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