Peep the future of distributed ledgers with the leaders of Hyperledger, Parity Technologies and Tradeshift

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As cryptocurrencies emerge from the speculative bloodletting of the past months, believers in the promise of distributed ledger technologies for business and consumer applications are casting about for what comes next. On our stage at Disrupt San Francisco we’ll be welcoming some of the leading thinkers in how distributed ledgers can create an entirely new […]

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Spotify and Tencent agree to swap stakes in their music businesses

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Tencent’s overseas investment splurge continues after the company confirmed a deal with Spotify that will see the duo make investments in each other’s music businesses. Tencent Music Entertainment (TME), the Chinese firm’s subsidiary that manages its music streaming and karaoke services, will make an undisclosed minority investment in Spotify through new shares, while Spotify will […]

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New AI can work out whether you’re gay or straight from a photograph

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An algorithm deduced the sexuality of people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy, raising tricky ethical questions Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have significantly better gaydar than humans. The Economist, was based […]

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Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in China

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The Chinese governments crackdown on the internet continues with the news that Apple has removed all major VPN apps, which help internet users overcome the countrys censorship system, from the App Store in China. The move was first noted by ExpressVPN, a provider based outside of China,which said in a blog post all major VPN […]

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WannaCry ‘hero’ to plead not guilty to accusation he wrote banking malware

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US prosecutors claim Marcus Hutchins, hailed as accidental hero for stopping major ransomware attack, admitted to creating Kronos malware targeting banks The British security researcher who stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack, is accused of helping to create, spread and maintain the banking trojan Kronos between 2014 and 2015 and is facing six counts of hacking-related […]

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Samsungs Galaxy S8 is now on sale in the U.S., Canada and Korea with more launches to come

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If youve been holding out patiently for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsungs newest flagship devices, then your wait may soon be over after the phones went on sale in an initial four markets. Samsung is starting sales in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Korea today (Friday), with expansions to other countries coming […]

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