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Apple to Revamp Streaming Music Service After Lukewarm Reviews, Departures

From left: Ian Rogers, who has since left Apple; Luke Wood, who leads the Beats headphones business at Apple; Trent Reznor; Jimmy Iovine; and Dr. Dre, in 2013. (Photographer: Stephanie Diani/The New York Times via Redux)
From left: Ian Rogers, who has since left Apple; Luke Wood, who leads the Beats headphones business at Apple; Trent Reznor; Jimmy Iovine; and Dr. Dre, in 2013. (Photographer: Stephanie Diani/The New York Times via Redux)

Apple Inc. is planning sweeping changes to its year-old music streaming service after the first iteration of the product was met with tepid reviews and several executives brought in to revive the company’s music strategy departed. Continue reading “Apple to Revamp Streaming Music Service After Lukewarm Reviews, Departures”

At ‘Future of Human Kind’ Conference, Warnings that Robots Will Really Take Over Most Jobs

Robots assemble the main body of one of Daihatsu Motor's vehicles at the minivehicle maker's Kyushu Oita (Nakatsu) No.2 Plant in Nakatsu, Oita prefecture, Japan, April 6, 2016. REUTERS/Naomi Tajitsu/File Photo
Robots assemble the main body of one of Daihatsu Motor’s vehicles at the minivehicle maker’s Kyushu Oita (Nakatsu) No.2 Plant in Nakatsu, Oita prefecture, Japan, April 6, 2016. REUTERS/Naomi Tajitsu/File Photo

Some of the richest, smartest and most powerful humans have an important message for the rest of us as they convened this week to discuss pressing global issues: the robots are coming. Continue reading “At ‘Future of Human Kind’ Conference, Warnings that Robots Will Really Take Over Most Jobs”

Hulu Reportedly Working on Live TV Platform for Cord Cutters

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Hulu is reportedly working on a new live TV platform that’s designed to tempt cable subscribers to cut the cord. The Wall Street Journal believes that Hulu has ambitions to square off against both domestic cable providers as well as Sling TV and PlayStation Vue.

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Elon Musk’s AI Group Launches “Gym” to Train Robots

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Earlier this week, OpenAI, the nonprofit research group with billion-dollar backing from Elon Musk and other tech luminaries, launched its first program. It’s called OpenAI Gym, and it’s meant to be used as a benchmarking tool for artificial intelligence programs.

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Is Craig Wright the Creator of Bitcoin?

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Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has publicly identified himself as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Oracle Acquires Opower in $532 Million Deal

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Software giant Oracle has acquired cloud-based energy software company Opower in a $532 million cash deal.

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Marissa Mayer Gets $55 Million If She Leaves Yahoo

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, attends a session of the World Economic Forum 2013 Annual Meeting on January 25, 2013 at the Swiss resort of Davos. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is taking place from January 23 to 27. (PHOTO CREDIT: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)
Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, attends a session of the World Economic Forum 2013 Annual Meeting on January 25, 2013 at the Swiss resort of Davos. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is taking place from January 23 to 27. (PHOTO CREDIT: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

Yahoo (YHOO) just disclosed the size of its executive pay packages and Marissa Mayer stands to make millions coming or going.

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“We Created a Digital Dollar”: Wall Street Execs Secretly Meet to Test New Form of Money

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On a recent Monday in April, more than 100 executives from some of the world’s largest financial institutions gathered for a private meeting at the Times Square office of Nasdaq Inc. They weren’t there to just talk about blockchain, the new technology some predict will transform finance, but to build and experiment with the software. Continue reading ““We Created a Digital Dollar”: Wall Street Execs Secretly Meet to Test New Form of Money”

Money is Drying Up for Tech Startups

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When the dot-com bubble burst in early 2000, the fallout for publicly traded stocks was quick and severe. The Nasdaq Composite Index fell 37% in the 10 weeks following its peak on March 10, 2000. Continue reading “Money is Drying Up for Tech Startups”

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