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Madison Reed just raised another $25 million to open hair color bars across the U.S.

 You get to a certain age, and if you’re remotely vain (and let’s face it, you are), you need to have your hair colored fairly frequently. You’re hardly alone. Roughly 75 percent of women in the United States color their hair,.....»»

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Google’s AVA data set raises the bar for identifying human actions in videos

 Today Google announced a new labeled data set of human actions taking place in videos. That may sound obscure, but it’s a big deal for anyone working to solve problems in computer vision. Read More.....»»

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Google’s AVA dataset raises the bar for identifying human actions in videos

 Today Google announced a new labeled dataset of human actions taking place in videos. That may sound obscure, but it’s a big deal for anyone working to solve problems in computer vision. If you’ve been following along, you’ve.....»»

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18 pessimistic opinions on the next 10 years of fake news (and 5 optimistic ones)

 A topic like fake news (more broadly the question of trust and verification on the internet) is a complex one. Sometimes you just have to poll the room and get a feel for what people are thinking before drawing any conclusions. That’s wha.....»»

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Adobe wants to let you draw data visualizations by letting you draw data visualizations

 Every year at its MAX conference, Adobe shows off a couple of interesting prototypes that may or may net end up in one of its products. This year is no exception as the company highlighted 11 projects from its labs today. These included Project.....»»

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Studio makes running more exciting with coaching, music and competition

 Jason Baptiste wants you to run. He said he’s seen the personal benefits of running since 2009, when he became unhappy with his weight and committed to run a “daily 5k,” something he’s held to ever since. “Not only.....»»

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Twitter bans ‘Hateful Display Names’ and shares Safety road map

 Twitter has committed to a specific timeline for rolling out changes to its Safety features, and announced new policies, including a ban on hateful display names, and improvements for second-hand “witness reporting” of abuse. By Jan.....»»

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Twitter bans ‘Hateful Display Names’ and shares Safety roadmap

 Twitter has committed to a specific timeline for rolling out changes to its Safety features and announced new policies including a ban on hateful display names, and improvements for second-hand “witness reporting” of abuse. By Janua.....»»

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Palmer Luckey’s new defense company Anduril looks interested in AR and VR on the battlefield

 Palmer Luckey’s new defense startup Anduril has aspirations well beyond a high tech border wall. According to new information on the company’s website and its hires, Anduril intends to apply its virtual reality pedigree to “re.....»»

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Twitter bans “Hateful Display Names” and shares Safety roadmap

Twitter has comitted to a specific timeline for rolling out changes to its Safety features and announced new policies including a ban on hateful display names, and improvements for second-hand “witness reporting” of abuse. By January Twit.....»»

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Here’s everything Adobe announced at its MAX conference this week

 Adobe is hosting its MAX conference this week in Las Vegas, and even though the company has long moved to a subscription model with regular updates, it still uses the event to launch its most important updates and new products. Here is our rund.....»»

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What washing dishes, driving a truck and working in a cemetery taught me about the power of ‘blue-collar’ software

 I work in VC. But it wasn’t long ago that I stocked shelves, drove a truck, washed dishes, waited tables and even hauled dirt at a cemetery. This isn’t the usual route to a job in tech and VC, but it opened my eyes to a corner of th.....»»

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Quest to depict CG sperm leads to real biological advances

 An effort to make a 3D animated sperm for a short film has ended up producing a model of unprecedented detail and considerable scientific value. If you were ever curious what goes on inside those things, this is probably the best depiction yet......»»

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Facebook attacks Pinterest with ‘Sets’ of posts

 Identity is prismatic. You show different sides of yourself to different friends in your life. Now Facebook wants to let you share the niches of your interests while stealing thunder from Pinterest’s boards. Facebook is now testing a feat.....»»

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Facebook attacks Pinterest with “Sets” of posts

 Identity is prismatic. You show different sides of yourself to different friends in your life. Now Facebook wants to let you share the niches of your interests while stealing thunder from Pinterest’s boards. Facebook is now testing a feat.....»»

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Atlassian is on one heck of a run

 When Atlassian went public at the end of 2015, it was a bit of an anomaly: a tech IPO whose numbers looked quite good with some profitability. It’s been almost two years since that IPO, and since then, the company’s valuation is at.....»»

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Nintendo nabs two-thirds of monthly game hardware sales thanks to Switch

 Nintendo has managed to lead the industry in video game hardware sales – by a wide margin – for September, which is a very promising sign going into the holiday shopping season. The Nintendo Switch helped this immensely, leading the.....»»

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The first episode of ‘Bubbleproof’ sets the stage for chaos on Sand Hill Road

 Bubbleproof is a new mockumentary series following the misadventures of Reputation.com founder Michael Fertik and venture capitalist David Cowan as they launch a new fund. Watch the first episode of Bubbleproof… and if you like it, good.....»»

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MongoDB finishes up 34% in database IPO

 New York-based MongoDB went public on the Nasdaq on Thursday, finishing the day at $32.07, up 34% above its IPO price of $24. This is also above the proposed range of $20 to $22, which had been increased from $18 to $20. The IPO netted $192 mil.....»»

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Stitch Fix has filed for an IPO, and the numbers look good

 Stitch Fix has filed to go public, finally revealing the financial guts of the startup which will be a test of modern e-commerce businesses that are looking to hit the market — and the numbers look pretty great! Let’s start off real.....»»

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