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The tech billionaire aiding the Facebook whistleblower – POLITICO

And Haugen’s top PR representative in the U.S., former Obama spokesperson Bill Burton, runs public affairs for the nonprofit Center for Humane Technology, an advocacy organization that receives funding from Omidyar. Haugen appeared on a Center for Humane Technology podcast earlier this month. Facebook declined to comment for this article, and Haugen’s representatives did not …

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Apple introduces Tech Talks 2021, live online sessions for developers – Apple Newsroom

Apple today kicked off Tech Talks 2021, a new online developer engagement series with more than 100 live sessions and 1,500 office hours running over the course of the next eight weeks. Tech Talks will provide an opportunity for developers to directly connect with Apple experts to learn more about new technologies, ask questions, and …

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Volleyball Sells Out Miami Match – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets – Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site

THE FLATS – No. 13 Georgia Tech volleyball has sold out general admission tickets for its Senior Day match against Miami on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in O’Keefe Gymnasium, as announced on Wednesday. The sellout marks the fifth for the Yellow Jackets this season as the previous four consecutive home matches have each sold out. …

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Logistics tech firm Flock Freight turns unicorn after SoftBank-led funding – Reuters

SoftBank Corp’s logo is pictured at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, February 4, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Oct 20 (Reuters) – U.S. logistics technology firm Flock Freight said on Wednesday it had reached a valuation of more than $1 billion, after raising $215 million in a funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. New …

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A coalition just formed to advocate for wider adoption of blockchain tech in Pennsylvania – Technical.ly

As blockchain application expands beyond the investing and financial world, we’ve seen the digital, decentralized transactions ledger used by everything from digital art to gaming. In June, we even saw Pennsylvania legislators form the Emerging Technologies Caucus with a goal to stay updated on the latest policy and regulatory developments in the tech sector, including blockchain, and …

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Deci snaps up $21M for tech to build better AI models based on available data and compute power – TechCrunch

Building usable models to run AI algorithms requires not just adequate data to train systems, but also the right hardware subsequently to run them. But because the theoretical and practical are often not the same thing, there is often a gap between what data scientists may hope to do and what they practically do. Today, …

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Cash-Rich Tech Companies Are Remaking Post-Pandemic Manhattan – Forbes

High-profile purchases, leasing deals and hiring have seen technology companies threaten to upend Wall Street’s historic role as New York’s dominant industry. Google recently acquired St John’s Terminal, rendering pictured, on Manhattan’s West Side, for $2.1 billion. COOKFOX Google made waves in Manhattan real estate when it bought the iconic Chelsea Market and its 2.9 …

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Tech’s leaky world – Axios

Tech companies are learning what everyone in Washington already knows: Leaks of confidential info are inevitable, and “plumbing” operations to close them rarely work. Why it matters: Most tech firms talk up the power of transparency but prefer to keep details of their operations secret from competitors and the public. Researchers, regulators and the media …

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