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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

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Trump Delays Tariffs on Smartphones and Laptops

8/15/2019
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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

Duration:00:03:15

When Limiting Online Speech to Curb Violence, We Should Be Careful

8/12/2019
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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

Duration:00:06:29

Attention Apple Retro-Heads: Claris is Back!

8/7/2019
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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

Duration:00:03:08

Huawei’s Latest Earnings Mask Its Trouble Outside China

8/6/2019
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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

Duration:00:05:52

Cashless Stores Alienate Customers in the Name of Efficiency

8/6/2019
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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

Duration:00:05:08

Alphabet’s AI Might Be Able to Predict Kidney Disease

8/1/2019
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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

Duration:00:07:15

Amazon's Revolutionary Retail Strategy? Recycling Old Ideas

7/29/2019
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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

Duration:00:06:58

The $26.5B T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Moves a Big Step Forward

7/29/2019
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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

Duration:00:05:16

The Best Algorithms Struggle to Recognize Black Faces Equally

7/26/2019
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French company Idemia’s algorithms scan faces by the million. The company’s facial recognition software serves police in the US, Australia, and France. Idemia software checks the faces of some cruise ship passengers landing in the US against Customs and Border Protection records. In 2017, a top FBI official told Congress that a facial recognition system that scours 30 million mugshots using Idemia technology helps “safeguard the American people.

Duration:00:12:39

Using AI, and Film, to Track Tear Gas Use Against Civilians

7/26/2019
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Get in-depth coverage of business news and trends at WIRED including technology, startups, and Silicon Valley. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

Duration:00:07:01

Teen Love for Snapchat Is Keeping Snap Afloat

7/25/2019
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When 17-year-old Emma Logan wants to make plans with her friends, she turns to Snapchat. “At this point it’s just the easiest way to contact everyone,” she wrote via text. “I use it if I’m trying to get them to respond.” All her friends have Snapchat, and they all check it more frequently than they do their text messages “(no matter how much I hate that lol).

Duration:00:07:30

Congress Is Pissed at Facebook and the FTC

7/24/2019
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Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike are furious over reports that the Federal Trade Commission is prepared to settle with Facebook over widespread privacy violations for just $5 billion. But that doesn’t mean there’s currently an acceptable bipartisan solution floating around the marble halls of the Capitol.

Duration:00:07:39

Amazon Warns Customers: Those Supplements Might Be Fake

7/24/2019
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On the second evening of Prime Day, Amazon’s annual sales bonanza, Anne Marie Bressler received an email from Amazon that had nothing to do with the latest deals. The message, sent from an automated email address Tuesday, informed her that the Align nutritional supplements she ordered two weeks earlier were probably counterfeit.

Duration:00:08:34

Was Bitcoin Created by This International Drug Dealer? Maybe!

7/22/2019
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The messages started arriving on a Sunday afternoon in mid-May. “Just wanted to draw your attention to this,” one began. “Rumors are starting to surface,” another informed me. “I’d be very interested in getting your thoughts,” a third suggested. My correspondents, mostly strangers, were polite but insistent.

Duration:00:27:49

That Global Ban on Huawei? Not So Much Anymore

7/19/2019
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For years the US government has warned the world that Chinese telecom giant Huawei is not to be trusted. Some governments agree: Australia and Japan have blocked Huawei gear from their next-generation 5G wireless networks. But others, including US allies, disagree. A UK Parliament committee rejected a proposed ban on British telecom carriers using Huawei gear.

Duration:00:04:29

No More Deals: San Francisco Considers Raising Taxes on Tech

7/18/2019
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At a recent postmortem for the so-called Twitter tax break, the divisive San Francisco policy that drew tech companies to a beleaguered stretch of downtown, the tone at City Hall was chilly. Tech offices---the likes of Twitter, Zendesk, and Uber---had indeed arrived as promised, but residents of the city’s Mid-Market neighborhood told officials that little uplift came with the logos. “I’ve seen the number of people who are sleeping on the street increase.

Duration:00:09:45

'Blitzscaling' Is Choking Innovation—and Wasting Money

7/18/2019
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Is venture capital harming entrepreneurship? At first blush, this seems like an odd question. VCs have been the lifeblood of virtually every successful tech startup for generations, enabling entrepreneurs to create and refine innovative products and rapidly scale to self-sustaining profitability. WIRED OPINION ABOUT Leonard Sherman is an Executive in Residence and faculty member at Columbia Business School.

Duration:00:11:39

The Toxic Potential of YouTube’s Feedback Loop

7/17/2019
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From 2010 to 2011, I worked on YouTube’s artificial intelligence recommendation engine—the algorithm that directs what you see next based on your previous viewing habits and searches. One of my main tasks was to increase the amount of time people spent on YouTube. At the time, this pursuit seemed harmless. But nearly a decade later, I can see that our work had unintended—but not unpredictable—consequences. In some cases, the AI went terribly wrong.

Duration:00:05:39

Amazon Pledges $700 Million to Teach Its Workers to Code

7/16/2019
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Amazon announced Thursday that it will spend up to $700 million over the next six years retraining 100,000 of its US employees, mostly in technical skills like software engineering and IT support. Amazon is already one of the largest employers in the country, with almost 300,000 workers (and many more contractors) and it’s particularly hungry for more new talent. The company currently has more than 20,000 vacant US roles, over half of which are at its headquarters in Seattle.

Duration:00:05:23

A $700 Million Amazon Pledge, Credit Card Hackers, and More News

7/15/2019
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Amazon makes an expensive pledge to its workers, a hacker group hits 17,000 domains, and butt plugs are being used for scientific research. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here! Today's Headlines Amazon pledged $700 million to teach its workers to code This morning, Amazon announced a $700 million initiative to retrain US employees for high-skill, mostly technical jobs over the next six years.

Duration:00:02:19