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Xbox One secures its first MMO -- and it's coming to free-to-play-crazy China

venturebeat.com — The Xbox One is finally breaking into the massively multiplayer online gaming universe. Publisher Perfect World Entertainment and developer Cryptic Studios announced today that the free-to-play MMO Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter will hit the Xbox One in North America and Europe sometime in the first half of next year.

23andMe gets a $1.4M NIH grant, still awaits FDA approval

venturebeat.com — Late last year the FDA barred 23andMe from dispensing health information products to consumers based on analysis of their DNA. But things have brightened up considerably in the nation's capital for the company. 23andMe cofounder and CEO Anne Wojcicki has done well for herself and her company there in 2014.

Why a deep-learning genius left Google & joined Chinese tech shop Baidu (interview)

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San Jose police discover that, yes, they did buy a drone

venturebeat.com — If this was in a cop show, it might be called "The Case of the Missing Drone." In an epic back-and-forth with the Police Department of San Jose, Calif., Vice finally proved that, yes, the department had indeed bought a drone.

Hitlist update positions it to challenge heavyweight travel apps like Kayak and HotelTonight

venturebeat.com — TripCommon, the startup behind traveling app Hitlist, gave its iOS app a slick revamp earlier this week. Now Hitlist looks poised to become an all-in-one social network, discovery tool, and booking service for globe-trotting travelers. The app has already racked up more than 50,000 users, but TripCommon believed they could make it better.
Jul 30, 2014

Hitlist update positions it to challenge heavyweight travel apps like Kayak and HotelTonight venturebeat.com/2014/07/30/hit… via @jordannovet

Twitter joins deep learning trend, acquires Madbits

venturebeat.com — NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they last. It looks like the deep learning trend has finally reached Twitter.
Jul 30, 2014

If you can't get LeCun, get his students> Twitter joins deep learning trend, acquires Madbits venturebeat.com/2014/07/30/twi… via @alexialafata

Jul 30, 2014

I'll be on @TWiT's Tech News 2Night show at 4 pm PT to talk abt deep learning at Twitter following the MadBits deal. venturebeat.com/2014/07/30/twi…

Chartboost partners with China's Chukong Technologies to take game monetization global

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Jul 30, 2014

Chartboost partners with China’s Chukong Technologies to take game monetization global venturebeat.com/2014/07/30/cha… via @GamesBeat