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¿Facebook podrá salvar a los idiomas en peligro de extinción?

expansion.mx — El futuro de un idioma moribundo depende de la traducción de la palabra "toque". Durante tres semanas, un puñado de defensores del idioma corso colaboró para traducir algunas de las palabras más usadas en Facebook: "amigo", "me gusta", "invitar" y, desde luego, "toque".

Salesforce pushes regulators to block Microsoft's LinkedIn deal

wyff4.com — Salesforce clearly doesn't want Microsoft to be part of its professional network anymore. Salesforce, which once enjoyed a cozy relationship with Microsoft, now plans to make the case to regulators that Microsoft's deal to buy LinkedIn is "anticompetitive," according to the company's chief legal officer. Call it sour grapes.

Salesforce pushes regulators to block Microsoft's LinkedIn deal

money.cnn.com — Salesforce , which once enjoyed a cozy relationship with Microsoft , now plans to make the case to regulators that Microsoft's deal to buy LinkedIn is "anticompetitive," according to the company's chief legal officer. Call it sour grapes. Salesforce also bid for LinkedIn , but lost out to Microsoft's $26.2 billion bid for the professional social network.

How Facebook is trying to save endangered languages

money.cnn.com — For three weeks, about half a dozen defenders of the Corsican language worked together to translate some of the most common English terms used on Facebook: "friend," "like," "invite" and, of course, "poke." The word they settled on for poke, "stuzzicà," roughly means to alert or tease someone.

Can Facebook save endangered languages?

wyff4.com — The future of a dying language depended on translating the word "poke." For three weeks, about half a dozen defenders of the Corsican language worked together to translate some of the most common English terms used on Facebook: "friend," "like," "invi...

FCC delays vote on controversial cable box plan

wyff4.com — The plan to do away with cables box rentals has hit a speed bump. The Federal Communications Commission has delayed a closely watched vote on a proposal that would require large cable and satellite TV companies to make their content available through ...

FCC delays vote on controversial cable box plan

money.cnn.com — The Federal Communications Commission has delayed a closely watched vote on a proposal that would require large cable and satellite TV companies to make their content available through free apps. The vote, originally scheduled to take place on Thursday as part of the commission's monthly meeting, has been postponed indefinitely as the government agency works to iron out details amid intense pushback from cable providers, media companies and politicians.

Facebook, Google, Amazon create group to ease AI concerns

wyff4.com — Many of the biggest tech companies are joining forces to ease fears around artificial intelligence. Facebook, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and IBM have formed a new nonprofit to establish best practices for the development of AI technology in partnership with academics and ethics experts.

Facebook, Google, Amazon create group to ease AI concerns

money.cnn.com — The group, unveiled on Wednesday, goes by the heartwarming name Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society. "This partnership will ensure we're including the best and the brightest in this space in the conversation to improve customer trust and benefit society," Ralf Herbrich, director of machine learning science and core machine learning at Amazon, said in a statement.

Facebook goes on apology tour following video metric mess up

wyff4.com — Facebook was the talk of one of the biggest advertising events of the year -- but not for a good reason. Top execs from Facebook went on an apology tour at Advertising Week in New York days after a controversy erupted in the marketing community over t...
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Sep 30, 2016

@AlexJamesFitz @alexbalk worst deli i've ever been to. never understood all the fuss about it

Sep 30, 2016

RT @lisahopeking: Jack Ma's success is due in huge part to his (and my) hometown of Hangzhou. Here's our chat https://t.co/9mJgintj9g https://t.co/ERYikKUwJr

Sep 30, 2016

Some communities are betting on Facebook for the future of their dying languages. My latest for @CNN https://t.co/rDbpuwxEaV https://t.co/5Z9HNLaHwq

Sep 29, 2016

RT @aimeerawlins: The future of a dying language depended on translating the word "poke." @sfiegerman has my favorite lede today.… https://t.co/n87sPxSQMD


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