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How Sonos will take on Alexa and Google: by integrating them

It’s a weird time for Sonos — and not because it recently got a new CEO. That transition seems to have happened without much drama, with Patrick Spence taking over a company he’d already been with for some time. But there is plenty of drama in the wireless speaker space where Sonos lives.

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GetBadges – motivation system for teams – how to engage employees in a funny way

Top Ten Gamified Productivity Apps that will Boost your Life

One of the most practical uses of gamification is in helping people boost their productivity and manageably transform their challenging goals into reality. Success of course, does not come from mere inspiration. It is the result of consistently achieving small goals.

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The Best Tools to (Productively) Gamify Every Aspect of Your Life

The idea of rewarding yourself to build better behaviors isn’t new, even if the phrase “gamification” is. There are more tools out there to turn everything into a game than are worth trying, but the best can really get you motivated.

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The Best Tools to (Productively) Gamify Every Aspect of Your Life

The idea of rewarding yourself to build better behaviors isn’t new, even if the phrase “gamification” is. There are more tools out there to turn everything into a game than are worth trying, but the best can really get you motivated.

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當杜拜升格為「西香港」

日前,筆者在華盛頓參與國際關係研討會,與會專家談及一個新名詞 ──「西香港」,原來是指杜拜。不少西方學者眼中,杜拜跟香港一樣,都是富東方風情的現代化都會,均繼承了英國制度,亦都以物流、運輸、金融及盛事

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China’s Tencent Eyes Indonesian Unicorn Go-Jek

The battle for Southeast Asia’s potentially huge mobile Internet market is getting intense.

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Bill Gates says robots should pay taxes

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Uber Gives Restless Employees a Way to Cash Out

Many longtime employees of Uber Technologies Inc. are multi-millionaires, at least on paper. But with no initial public offering in sight and a strict policy blocking most private share sales, they’re stuck in limbo.

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Ford is putting $1 billion into an AI startup, Detroit’s biggest investment yet in self-driving car tech

Ford has made Detroit’s biggest investment yet in self-driving technology, acquiring a majority stake in artificial intelligence startup Argo AI for $1 billion, the company announced on Friday.

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A VC fund set up by Skype’s cofounder has raised $765 million to invest in European startups

Atomico has raised a $765 million (£613 million) fund to invest in European technology startups, shrugging off any concerns that Brexit has made it harder for venture capitalists to raise large sums.

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Exclusive: GM plans to build, test thousands of self-driving Bolts in 2018 – sources

DETROIT General Motors Co plans to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars in test fleets in partnership with ride-sharing affiliate Lyft Inc, beginning in 2018, two sources familiar with the automaker’s plans said this week.

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How IBM is Competing with Google in AI

Amazon, Apple and Google have each built branded artificial intelligence-powered assistants in Alexa, Siri and Google Now. But it’s doubtful any are as broadly known as IBM Watson, which debuted on “Jeopardy!” six years ago this week and earlier this month was featured in a Super Bowl ad.

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Plouffe fined for illegal Uber lobbying in Chicago

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The Similarity Between Silicon Valley and Trump

// An outsider enters and disrupts an important space dominated by legacy players in spectacular form. Everyone doubts him. He spends less money more efficiently, leverages changing technology, communication tools, and even.. //

For all the discussion about the relationship between Trump and Silicon Valley over the last several weeks, there is a deep narrative similarity that I think has gone under-acknowledged.

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Uber’s “cookie cutter” approach costing it in India, rival says

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Secret de-ranking and outwitting spammers: Recollections from inside the Google News ‘black box’

But amid a sea of online information and misinformation, the Google News staffers had a sometimes tricky task. The editorial team carrying out the job was nothing like a traditional newsroom.

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Alibaba Shrugs Off Slowing Chinese Economy as Revenue Surges

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. showed once again that a slowing Chinese economy isn’t holding it back. The country’s largest operator of internet shopping malls posted sales and earnings that beat analyst estimates as revenue easily outstripped economic growth.

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How The New York Times Is Clawing Its Way Into the Future

Arthur Gregg Sulzberger doesn’t remember the first time he visited the family business.

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How to keep cool without costing the Earth

ABOUT 6% of the electricity generated in America is used to power air-conditioning systems that cool homes and offices. As countries such as Brazil, China and India grow richer, they will surely do likewise.

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How tech ate the media and our minds

Ten short years ago: The iPhone was born, Facebook was a small social network used mostly by college students, and there was no Snapchat, Instagram or Pinterest. Most people still relied on three network evening newscasts and a local newspaper, hand delivered, to be informed about current events.

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Inside the 20-Year Quest to Build Computers That Play Poker

Four of the best professional poker players in the world spent most of January holed up at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, losing. They’d show up before 11 am, wearing sweatpants and stylish sneakers, and sit down in front of computer screens.

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Activision Blizzard hits record $2 billion in sales driven by Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Hearthstone

It was a gigantic quarter for Activision Blizzard. The publisher announced today that it achieved GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles, or earned) revenues of  $2.01 billion, up a whopping 49 percent from the same period for last year, $1.35 billion.

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