Facebook’s approach to fighting fake news is admirable, but not sustainable

With the huge EU elections around the corner, the issue of fake news has started to crop up again in headlines — and Facebook seems determined to make up for its mistakes from when the platform was abused in the 2016 US Presidential election. It’s now created a dedicated ‘war room‘ to fight misinformation across the EU, and entered into partnerships with fact-checking organizations. This is a respectable and necessary move on behalf of Facebook. In addition to preventing voters across the continent from being unnecessarily swayed, it could help improve the company’s abysmal reputation — but it simply isn’t…
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5 ways AI is revolutionizing how we handle money

From the days when our ancestors exchanged bartered cattle for grain to the era of mobile banking, the finance and payments industry has evolved in parallel to technological advances in printing, construction, communications, and computers. There are plenty of reasons to believe artificial intelligence will spur the next revolution in the way we handle wealth and money. Modern AI is already leaving its mark in many different domains, including banking and payments. “Four years ago, the world of data science and machine learning in banking was limited to the way we looked at credit applications. That’s when machine learning started.…
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9 smart techniques to truly understand your customers’ needs

Understanding and meeting your customers’ needs can be challenging, especially with market forces constantly changing. To succeed, you need to be a good listener and discover how your customers feel about your product. Take the charismatic fishmonger Richard Waasdorp, who livens up a fish cart in Amstelveen, near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Amstelveen has a large Japanese community, which didn’t escape Waasdorps’ notice. To better service this valuable client base, Waasdorp had the bright idea to learn how to speak Japanese and to travel to Japan to learn more about the types of fish and cuts that would please them…
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TNW2019 Daily: Don’t miss these great workshops

We only have two more days until TNW Conference! Things are really coming together now. We’ve started building at NDSM and it’s looking super cool. Check it out: But speaking of getting ready for TNW2019, have you registered for workshops yet? The best companies in tech are sharing their knowledge – don’t miss the chance to learn from them! Make sure to sign up with your ticket. Here are a few of our favorites: For the developers Make sure to catch Rijksoverheid’s session about developers and government Learn how to build an app with Waves Join Kin to learn how…
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Become an Azure and AWS cloud computing pro with this $40 bundle

Businesses and individual users are migrating to the cloud at an astonishing pace. So learn how to build, maintain and grow a cloud-based network for any of the hottest providers with the training in The Cloud Computing Architect Certification Bundle. It's $39, a savings of over $600, right now from TNW Deals.

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FTC sues entrepreneur who raised $800K for smart backpack – then used it to buy Bitcoin

Serial crowdfunder Douglas Monahan will face court, accused of misusing more than $800,000 raised for a hi-tech range of backpacks to buy Bitcoin and pay credit card debt. The US federal trade commission (FTC) also claims Monahan threatened hundreds of consumers to silence criticism. He’s alleged to have told one investor he knew where they lived, while promising to sue to others for libel and slander. “Despite missing the delivery date for the iBackPack, Monahan started a second crowdfunding campaign in March 2016 via Kickstarter to produce and distribute the iBackPack 2.0, an updated version of the still-unproduced original iBackPack,”…
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CHEAP: Smarten up your house with a Google Home Hub for just $87 (down from $149)

When you’re busy cooking, looking up a recipe on your phone or watching it on YouTube can be a messy affair with sticky hands. You can do all this and more – hands-free – by snapping up a Google Home Hub for just $87, down from the original price of $149. The smart display has Google Assistant built-in to help you with to-dos, reminders, and searches via voice commands. It also has a 7-inch touchscreen to display all your content and answers to your questions. And at that size, it’s handy for watching recipe videos on YouTube in your kitchen.…
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Learn how to create life-saving code with IBM at TNW2019

With new technology emerging, we can create and code solutions to the planet’s toughest problems. At ​TNW Conference​ in Amsterdam this week, you can learn how at IBM’s workshops on blockchain, AI, machine learning, quantum computing, and IoT. In just two hours, you can take a deep dive into the technology of your choice. Call for Code​ is an annual event that brings together developers and data scientists to solve the world’s most pressing issues. Over 100,000 developers from 156 nations participated in 2018, building over 2,500 applications to help save lives. This year, Call for Code is turning to…
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Microsoft releases Visual Studio dev kit for Ethereum dapps

Microsoft is further broadening its suite of enterprise-grade blockchain tools with the launch of a Visual Studio development kit for Ethereum and its own Azure blockchain. The Redmond giant tech firm officially announced the launch of the dev kit in a blog post yesterday, as spotted by CoinDesk. The dev kit will provide an environment in which programmers can build dapps for the public Ethereum blockchain and the Azure Blockchain Service. It also comes bundled with open-source blockchain tools like Solidity and Truffle, which means smart contracts can be built directly into an app. For the seasoned devs out there,…
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Bitcoin miners earn $305M in April as transaction fees jump 250%

Bitcoin miners earned $291 million through ‘block rewards’ in April, marking a 30-percent monthly revenue increase, reports research unit Diar. They collected an additional $14 million with Bitcoin transaction fees, 250 percent more than in March. The Bitcoin network rewards miners for successfully adding blocks to its blockchain with 12.5 BTC ($73.6K). In less than 400 days, that amount will halve to just 6.25 BTC. With this in mind, last month’s income jump can be attributed to Bitcoin’s steadily-increasing value, which has risen from $4,100 to over $5,900 since the start of April. Diar also highlighted a significant uptick in Bitcoin usage, which…
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