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How Pinterests visual search went from a moonlight project to a real-world search engine Sometime around 2013 and 2014 deep learning was going through a revolution that required pretty much everyone to reset their expectations as to how things worked and leveled the playing field for what people were doing with computer vision.  At least thats the philosophy that Pinterest engineer Andrew Zhai and his team have taken because around that time he and a few others began working on some internal…

How Pinterests visual search went from a moonlight project to a real-world search engine Sometime around 2013 and 2014 deep learning was going through a revolution that required pretty much everyone to reset their expectations as to how things worked and leveled the playing field for what people were doing with computer vision. At least thats the philosophy that Pinterest engineer Andrew Zhai and his team have taken because around that time he and a few others began working on some internal…

People are thanking Tim Berners-Lee to mark the 25th anniversary of the World Wide WebThis guy is pretty much the reason youre currently reading this.  Image: AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau/twitter/@blishop/mashable composite  By Sam Haysom2016-08-23 09:45:18 UTC  LONDON  One British computer scientist is going to have a hell of a lot of Twitter notifications by the end of the day.  On Tuesday morning people took to social media to mark Internaut Day  the anniversary of the date on which Tim…

People are thanking Tim Berners-Lee to mark the 25th anniversary of the World Wide WebThis guy is pretty much the reason youre currently reading this. Image: AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau/twitter/@blishop/mashable composite By Sam Haysom2016-08-23 09:45:18 UTC LONDON One British computer scientist is going to have a hell of a lot of Twitter notifications by the end of the day. On Tuesday morning people took to social media to mark Internaut Day the anniversary of the date on which Tim…

SuperAwesomes PopJam Platform lets developers add kid-friendly social feed to apps When SuperAwesome acquired Mind Candys PopJam  a sort of Instagram for kids  last year the stated plan was to marry SuperAwesomes expertise and reach in kid-friendly advertising with PopJams growing user base of kids and brands in order to monetize the app. But actually the vision that SuperAwesome founder Dylan Collins had for PopJam was much bigger.  Rather than think of it as simply an app or given Mind…

SuperAwesomes PopJam Platform lets developers add kid-friendly social feed to apps When SuperAwesome acquired Mind Candys PopJam a sort of Instagram for kids last year the stated plan was to marry SuperAwesomes expertise and reach in kid-friendly advertising with PopJams growing user base of kids and brands in order to monetize the app. But actually the vision that SuperAwesome founder Dylan Collins had for PopJam was much bigger. Rather than think of it as simply an app or given Mind…

Jaguar Land Rover launches accelerator for mobility and transportation startups Jaguar Land Rovers venture arm is launching a new accelerator targeting startups in the mobility and transportation space  part of its wider bid to avoid innovators dilemma.  The rolling six-month InMotion Accelerator programme will offer funding for up to 15 startups across two cohorts per year.  Specifically applications are being sought from startups developing mobility products and services as well as…

Jaguar Land Rover launches accelerator for mobility and transportation startups Jaguar Land Rovers venture arm is launching a new accelerator targeting startups in the mobility and transportation space part of its wider bid to avoid innovators dilemma. The rolling six-month InMotion Accelerator programme will offer funding for up to 15 startups across two cohorts per year. Specifically applications are being sought from startups developing mobility products and services as well as…

Facebook begins asking users to rate articles use of misleading language A survey asking users about misleading language in posts is the latest indication that Facebook is facing up to what many see as its responsibility to get a handle on the fake news situation. At least part of its solution it seems is to ask users what they think is fake.  The Facebook Survey noticed by Chris Krewson of Philadelphias Billy Penn accompanied (for him) a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the firing of a…

Facebook begins asking users to rate articles use of misleading language A survey asking users about misleading language in posts is the latest indication that Facebook is facing up to what many see as its responsibility to get a handle on the fake news situation. At least part of its solution it seems is to ask users what they think is fake. The Facebook Survey noticed by Chris Krewson of Philadelphias Billy Penn accompanied (for him) a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the firing of a…

Twitch starts selling its own video ads says they cant be avoided via ad blockers Twitch the Amazon-owned video streaming platform which is today used by over 2 millionbroadcasters announced today its plans to begin selling video ads in its partners live streams. These ads will roll out this week and will be delivered through Twitchs new SureStream video technology platform which also offers smoother and more reliable streams including ads the company claims.  The goal is to offer…

Twitch starts selling its own video ads says they cant be avoided via ad blockers Twitch the Amazon-owned video streaming platform which is today used by over 2 millionbroadcasters announced today its plans to begin selling video ads in its partners live streams. These ads will roll out this week and will be delivered through Twitchs new SureStream video technology platform which also offers smoother and more reliable streams including ads the company claims. The goal is to offer…

Dropboxs Smart Sync lets users open a file stored only in the cloud like any normal file Dropbox today released Smart Sync its tool that allows users to access files stored online in Dropbox accounts automatically on a desktop without having the file stored locally.  Previously dubbedDropbox Infinite Smart Sync gives businesses a way to share and access files without needing to have massive ones stored on their desktop. The idea is that businesses regularly deal with piles and piles of large…

Dropboxs Smart Sync lets users open a file stored only in the cloud like any normal file Dropbox today released Smart Sync its tool that allows users to access files stored online in Dropbox accounts automatically on a desktop without having the file stored locally. Previously dubbedDropbox Infinite Smart Sync gives businesses a way to share and access files without needing to have massive ones stored on their desktop. The idea is that businesses regularly deal with piles and piles of large…

Houzz now uses deep learning to help you find and buy products in its photos Thanks to its vast repository of beautiful photos home remodeling platform Houzz can easily give you a major case of home envy. But if you want to bring your home up to the standard of those homes Houzz has long allowed you to buy products you see in those photos. Now the company is making it even easier to buy even more products. The service now uses a new deep learning-based systemthat scans photos and compares it…

Houzz now uses deep learning to help you find and buy products in its photos Thanks to its vast repository of beautiful photos home remodeling platform Houzz can easily give you a major case of home envy. But if you want to bring your home up to the standard of those homes Houzz has long allowed you to buy products you see in those photos. Now the company is making it even easier to buy even more products. The service now uses a new deep learning-based systemthat scans photos and compares it…

Amazon Web Services is rolling out a way to use to use just the GPU power you need Amazon is rolling out a new tool for users of its Amazon Web Services that will allow them to essentially use just as much GPU power as necessary without using up a full cluster.  That means companies can tap into just a sliver of GPU power or a larger amount on demand as they need it and pay for that amount. GPUs can run a ton of tasks in parallel and have a lot of advantages in certain compute situations…

Amazon Web Services is rolling out a way to use to use just the GPU power you need Amazon is rolling out a new tool for users of its Amazon Web Services that will allow them to essentially use just as much GPU power as necessary without using up a full cluster. That means companies can tap into just a sliver of GPU power or a larger amount on demand as they need it and pay for that amount. GPUs can run a ton of tasks in parallel and have a lot of advantages in certain compute situations…

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