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Amazon Prime Video will now show pay-per-view UFC fights

February 28, 2018 Alex 0

If you’re a UFC fan you’ll now have another place to watch fights – Amazon Prime Video. The online retailers just announced that starting with UFC 222 on March 3rd, all pay-per-view UFC fights will be available to buy and watch on Amazon prime. Fights can be preordered and also purchased up to four hours after the start time (in case you want to tune in late just for a… Read More

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Red Hat Adds Zing to High-Density Storage

February 28, 2018 Alex 0

Red Hat has announced the addition of high-density storage capabilities to its in-memory data management technology. The company has expanded an alliance with Azul Systems to build on their prior collaboration to provide entitlements for Azul Zing with JBoss Data Grid subscriptions. The arrangement will help customers meet speed and volume needs for their big data environments. The design of Azul's Zing runtime for Java supports high-performance on-heap storage, making it well-suited for JBoss Data Grid deployments that feature large in-memory data sets.

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Here’s a Kickstarter that adds wireless charging to your AirPods case

February 28, 2018 Alex 0

Back in the distant past, when Apple was announcing the wireless charging capabilities of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X, Apple promised a new generation of AirPods that would include a case capable of wireless charging. We even heard a rumor that Apple would sell the case separately for $69. Also, that rumor stated the case would be available in December.

So far? Nothing.

While we wait for Apple to get its act together — presumably it’ll launch the new AirPods alongside the upcoming AirPower charging mat, which could literally happen at any time — we turn our collective gaze to Kickstarter to solve this horrible problem of plugging things in.

Behold, the PowerPod Case!

PowerPod Case is a silicone case which holds your AirPod case, which…

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Virtualitics grabs another $7M in funding to drive its VR data visualization platform

February 28, 2018 Alex 0

After raising $4.4 million last March, Virtualitics has closed a $7 million Series B round led by Centricus with participation from The VR Fund. The startup is building a sort of “Excel for VR,” that lets people see data in a more immersive and collaborative way. “[B]usiness intelligence platforms need to be 3D and collaborative by design in order to help companies gain a… Read More

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YouTube says new moderators might have mistakenly purged right-wing channels

February 28, 2018 Alex 0

YouTube indicated that as the platform ramps up human-powered moderation efforts, new moderators may have mistakenly removed or flagged right-wing videos and channels. Bloomberg reported the news this afternoon, quoting a YouTube spokesperson saying that “as we work to hire rapidly and ramp up our policy enforcement teams throughout 2018, newer members may misapply some of our policies resulting in mistaken removals.” The spokesperson said that YouTube’s policies had not changed, and that “we’ll reinstate any videos that were removed in error.”

The Outline reported earlier today that several right-wing channels had been completely shut down since the Parkland shooting, and others had been issued strikes against their account — most…

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The mystery of the public marketplace

February 28, 2018 Alex 0

The two most highly valued private tech companies (outside of China) are Uber and Airbnb. Both also happen to be marketplace businesses, and their success has helped encourage a rush of VC investment in similar business models over the past several years. But despite all this investment, public comps for marketplaces remain far thinner than those for SaaS. Read More

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Going public pits Spotify’s suggestions versus everyone

February 28, 2018 Alex 0

The secret to Spotify’s public market debut is actually an acquisition it made in 2014. The Echo Nest was powering music recommendations for Beats Music, Rdio, Vevo, and iHeartRadio too before Spotify pulled it out from under them by buying it for a reported $100 million — 90 percent in Spotify equity. That deal paid off big time. Today, in Spotify’s SEC filing to go… Read More

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YouTube says moderators may have “misapplied” rules to right-wing channels like Infowars.

February 28, 2018 Alex 0

YouTube indicated that as the platform ramps up human-powered moderation efforts, new moderators may have mistakenly removed or flagged right-wing videos and channels. Bloomberg reported the news this afternoon, quoting a YouTube spokesperson saying that “as we work to hire rapidly and ramp up our policy enforcement teams throughout 2018, newer members may misapply some of our policies resulting in mistaken removals.” The spokesperson said that YouTube’s policies had not changed, and that “we’ll reinstate any videos that were removed in error.”

The Outline reported earlier today that several right-wing channels had been completely shut down since the Parkside shooting, and others had been issued strikes against their account — most…

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Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in March

February 28, 2018 Alex 0

The Academy Awards may be happening this weekend, but after the best of 2017 is all sorted out, there will be time to watch other movies and TV shows — and streaming services are there with plenty of programming options this March. Netflix is continuing to lean into its original television shows, with the second season of Jessica Jones arriving on March 8th, the latest episode of David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction debuting on March 9th, and the new series On My Block premiering on March 16th. The service will also be adding some films to its lineup as well, including Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Revolutionary Road, and Joel Edgerton’s creepy thriller The Gift.

Amazon Prime customers will be able to watch the Ben Stiller…

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