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Lyft is launching a temporary music store for Beliebers

Dearest Lyft users, you’re in for a surprise this week. On Thursday at 9 p.m. PT, Lyft will open a temporary music store that sells only one album. Justin Bieber’s new album. You’re welcome. What do you mean? When Lyft, Uber, and their fellow tagalongs in the U.S. describe the promise of ride sharing, they do so with wonder […]

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Google launches open source machine-learning system TensorFlow

Google has built and launched a new machine-learning system called TensorFlow, making it available for any developer through a an online open source library. Google’s existing machine-learning infrastructure, known as DistBelief, has hitherto been used internally at Google, for example to identify and automatically label items contained with YouTube videos and photos, as well as […]

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WeTransfer has transferred 1B files in 2015, adds Atom Factory’s Troy Carter to board

Amsterdam-based WeTransfer has announced it has seen a record-number of files being transferred using its service and has named a new board member to help target the entertainment industry. The company revealed that in 2015, more than 1 billion files have passed through its system, equating to 85 million transfers a month. Along with this […]

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Apple’s iPad Pro goes on sale November 11 in more than 40 markets

Apple’s gargantuan enterprise-focused iPad Pro finally has a release date: The 12.9-inch tablet will be available to buy online and in-store from Wednesday November 11 in more than 40 countries. Announced exactly two months ago today, the iPad Pro sports s 5.6 million pixel screen, with a graphics quality that is “360 times greater” than […]

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Microsoft confirms acquisition of Israel-based cyber security firm Secure Islands

Following rumors that Microsoft was set to acquire Israel-based security company Secure Islands for $150 million, Microsoft has now confirmed the deal that will see Secure Islands’ technology integrated into Microsoft’s Azure Rights Management Service. Neither company has announced how much the deal is worth. Today’s news marks Microsoft’s fifth Israeli acquisition of 2016, and […]

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