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AI Startup Graphiq Partners With the Associated Press to Bring Infographics to News Stories

inc.com — The world's oldest news gathering organization is getting a little help from a young tech startup to bring to life facts and figures for readers. The Associated Press and Graphiq, which specializes in using artificial intelligence to rapidly create interactive data-driven infographics, announced a new partnership Tuesday.

The Strange and Sudden Disappearance of a Coding Bootcamp Founder

inc.com — For the 19students of Devschool online coding bootcamp, September 27 started off like any other day. They hopped on their computers, checked email, and logged into the Slack messaging app to talk about coding with one another and Jim O'Kelly, their instructor and the founder of the school.

Meet Science, the Los Angeles 'Startup Studio' Behind Dollar Shave Club and Google's Latest Acquisition

inc.com — Startup acquisitions happen all the time in Silicon Valley, but more and more often, they are starting to happen for tech companies based in Los Angeles. A big reason for that is Michael Jones of Science, the so-called "startup studio" behind FameBit, which was purchased this week by Google.

Facebook Enters the Enterprise With Workplace, a Private Social Network for Your Company

inc.com — With more than 1.7 billion users, Facebook is running out of people to sign up for its social network. On Monday, Facebook announced the launch of Workplace, an ad-less version of its social network designed specifically for companies and their workforces.

Snapchat Readies for $25 Billion IPO for Early 2017, Report Says

inc.com — The company behind Snapchat could go public as early as March 2017 in an initial public offering that could value it at more than $25 billion, a report Thursday said. Although the biggest tech companies have lately been testing how large they can grow their valuations privately before braving the public markets, Snap is expected to buck that trend, the Wall Street Journal said.

Oculus Creator Palmer Luckey MIA at Developer Conference After Trump Links Exposed

inc.com — In official narratives of Oculus, Palmer Luckey, the teen genius who designed the earliest version of the virtual reality headset, is a central figure. But Luckey was notably not among a procession of presenters -- including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg -- at a conference for Oculus developers held Thursday.

Has Pinterest's Growth Begun to Stall?

inc.com — Pinterest has been one of the hottest startups of Silicon Valley over the past few years, but a report on Wednesday has raised an important question: Has the growth that persuaded investors to buy into its $11 billion valuation cooled off?

Jack Dorsey's Last-Ditch Effort to Prove Twitter's Value

inc.com — Twitter could begin receiving formal acquisition bids as early as this week, according to the latest reports. But that isn't stopping CEO Jack Dorsey from doing everything in his power to drive up the perceived value of the company he helped found.

Why Slack Poses As Much of a Threat To Facebook as Snapchat

inc.com — After creating Techquería, an organization for Hispanics in tech, David Silva and his co-founders decide to make groups on Facebook and Slack so members could connect. The Facebook group had a healthy amount of weekly engagement, as Silva had expected it would. What he didn't predict was how the group on Slack exploded.

AT&T's Stephenson Shows Business Can't Solve Diversity Unless CEO Gets Involved

inc.com — Across tech and the world of business, efforts to improve diversity are all the rage. But most company CEOs hand off responsibility for hiring more women and minorities to other executives, rarely getting directly involved with the initiatives themselves. AT&T's Randall Stephenson is not like most CEOs.
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Oct 24, 2016

Unfortunately our site is experiencing some issues at the moment. We're hoping to get the story back up soon. @MinorityPostdoc

Oct 24, 2016

@and1GS I'm glad he didn't. There's maybe 10 Kanye songs I don't like, but new workout plan might be the only ye song I hate https://t.co/CetwH8Ltsc

Oct 24, 2016

The latest on Jim O'Kelly, Devschool and the impact this scam left on the coding bootcamp market  http://www.inc.com/salvador-rodriguez/coding-bootcamps-devschool-reaction.html  … for @Inc

Oct 24, 2016

But I've never had a bad time at Kanye doe tbh 🐻

Oct 24, 2016

Kanye concerts I've attended, ranked: - Made in America in LA - Watch The Throne in LV - Yeezus in LV - Pablo in OAK - Outside Lands in SF

Oct 24, 2016

RT @iAmAY4M: Kanye's so broke he he had an elevated stage so he could sell more "seats" https://t.co/TsGHow3y5B

Oct 23, 2016

Meanwhile there's apparently no one on earth who can stand Kanye, but come Yeezy season every single ticket is sold out ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Oct 23, 2016

Bernie and Kanye are polar opposites. Everyone goes on & on bout how much they love Bernie, but don't show up when it's time to vote

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