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The Next Web (TNW) is a website and annual series of conferences focused on new technology and start-up companies in Europe. The Next Web company was established in 2006 by co-founders Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten and Patrick de Laive in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and a technology news website of the same name was started in 2009. On 5 March 2019, the Financial Times purchased a majority stake in TNW.Source
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Some Tesla owners reportedly got locked out of their cars because the app was down

Some Tesla owners reportedly got locked out of their cars because the app was down

![CDATA[YII-BLOCK-HEAD]]>This article was published on September 3, 2019Connected things are wonderful until they fail on you. Numerous Tesla owners allegedly experienced this today as they got locked out of the car because the app was apparently down for maintenance.Several users took Twitter to pour out their agony. Some of them were of the app and weren’t able to use it to unlock their cars.i am locked out of my car and been on hold now for 12 minutes. Why is it so difficult to talk to a Tesla trained human for support?— briango (@briango)your server is down for maintenance and...

September 5, 2019
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YouTube will no longer let viewers help creators with subtitles and captions

YouTube will no longer let viewers help creators with subtitles and captions

This article was published on July 31, 2020YouTube is nixing its Community Contributions feature, which made it possible for users to help creators by translatingIn an on the Google Support Forums, a company spokesperson said the feature failed to generate enough traction — and was often used for nefarious reasons. The feature is slated to be discontinued across all channels on September 28, 2020.“The good thing is that community-contributed captions that have already been posted will continue to show up even after the removal. Even better, creators will have a chance to approve already...

July 31, 2020
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How this AI-powered auto-completer is helping developers write 25% less code

How this AI-powered auto-completer is helping developers write 25% less code

For years, IDEs (Integrated Development Environment) have tried to make development quicker by predicting the next part of a developer’s code. Now, startups like are using AI to help developers with code completion on any code editor.[Read: ]The Israel-based startup was found in 2015 by Dror Weiss and Eran Yahav. Codota’s free-to-use autocomplete plug-in supports major languages such as Java, Python, Javascript, PHP, and Rust across major IDEs such as Eclipse and Android Studio.He added that the model is tuned to your needs and your development environment:Codota’s model...

May 14, 2020
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RIP net neutrality: Ajit Pai's 'fuck you' to the American people becomes official

RIP net neutrality: Ajit Pai's 'fuck you' to the American people becomes official

![CDATA[YII-BLOCK-HEAD]]>This article was published on June 11, 2018Former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai today stands victorious. His tireless efforts to deny the will of an overwhelming majority of American citizens have come to fruition: net neutrality protections are today officially eliminated.Our democracy was born from the forges of war and watered with the blood of patriots. For more than 200 years our politicians have stood as the vanguard and creators of the policies that govern our freedom, while brave men and women have taken up arms in defense of our nation. But today, our...

June 12, 2018
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Why AI and advertisers should team up to fix fake news

Why AI and advertisers should team up to fix fake news

This article was published on October 17, 2018is as old as the written word, and probably older, but it’s technology that’s created the insidious version of fake news we know today. Now, the question is whether technology, and artificial intelligence in particular, can also be the foil that will prevent the eventual .We’ve had fake news for a . We just used to call it propaganda and lies. In the first century BC Julius Caesar, the OG populist, was already using his letters, Commentāriī dē Bellō Gallicō (Commentaries on the ), to directly communicate ‘news’ from the Gallic Wars, or...

October 17, 2018
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Hubble telescope discovers Galaxy-ripping quasar tsunamis in space

Hubble telescope discovers Galaxy-ripping quasar tsunamis in space

![CDATA[YII-BLOCK-HEAD]]>This article was published on March 31, 2020Quasar tsunamis discovered by astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope erupt in the most energetic outflows of material ever seen. This outpouring of energy wrecks havoc with galaxies in which these enigmatic objects reside, altering the evolution of these families of stars.Quasars are energetic cores of galaxies, composed of supermassive black holes fed by vast quantities of gas, stars, and planets. These bodies are capable of emitting a thousand times as much energy as the entire galaxies which host the...

March 31, 2020
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AI is great news for digital marketers who are bored of being data drones

AI is great news for digital marketers who are bored of being data drones

![CDATA[YII-BLOCK-HEAD]]>This article was published on May 11, 2020to helpGet a weekly dose of entrepreneurial insights from TNW's founder Boris[Read: ]Creative.Did you know we have an about digital marketing coming up? will share strategies on how brands can still succeed in these unprecedented times. Did you know TNW's founder, Boris, has a weekly newsletter? Sign up for it here and get his fun stories straight to your inbox!

May 11, 2020
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A closer look at the AI Incident Database of machine learning failures

A closer look at the AI Incident Database of machine learning failures

This article was published on January 23, 2021The failures of artificial intelligent systems have become a recurring theme in technology news. Credit scoring algorithms that discriminate against women. Computer vision systems that misclassify dark-skinned people. Recommendation systems that promote violent content. Trending algorithms that amplify fake news.Most complex software systems fail at some point and need to be updated regularly. We have procedures and tools that help us find and fix these errors. But current AI systems, mostly dominated by, are different from traditional software....

January 23, 2021
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Signal is drama-free for now, but it should prepare for the worst

Signal is drama-free for now, but it should prepare for the worst

This article was published on January 26, 2021Technology journalist Casey Newton has a worrying revelation in the latest issue of his : amidst rapid growth, .The messaging app presently runs as a non-profit, and is funded by donations from users and a $50 million loan from WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton.Between its lack of vested business interests, its promise of end-to-end encryption via the open-source Signal protocol, and , Signal is . The trouble is, it doesn’t yet have mechanisms to boot bad actors off its platform, like extremists who may seek to radicalize people by inviting them...

January 26, 2021
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India is offering local tech companies $130K to build an encrypted Zoom clone

India is offering local tech companies $130K to build an encrypted Zoom clone

![CDATA[YII-BLOCK-HEAD]]>This article was published on April 16, 2020It’s no secret now that are trying to avoid Zoom for internal meetings after the app was found to beWhile the Indian government hasn’t explicitly banned the platform,. The center has launched for Indian tech companies to come up with an encrypted video conferencing solution that works on all platforms.The government has asked companies to register for the project by April 30. By the end of three phases of the program, one team will get ₹1 crore ($130,255) to develop the app.The app‘s requirements include support for...

April 16, 2020
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