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Nintendo gets nearly a quarter of gaming’s 1.5 million TV ad impressions between March 16 and April 15

Nintendo’s been busy promoting the Switch hybrid console, and it shows: The publisher is in first place when it comes to the most-seen gaming industry TV ads, while Xbox lingers behind, followed by Respawn Entertainment. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the TV ad measurement and attribution company, to bring you a monthly report on TV […]

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Ashton Kutcher’s nonprofit wants to abolish child sex abuse on the internet with backing from a $280 million TED-sponsored fund

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Ashton Kutcher’s nonprofit company, Thorn, is one of eight organizations to receive money from the Audacious Project, a TED-backed fund giving away $ 280 million this year. Thorn’s technology helps companies and law enforcement agents defend children from online sexual abuse. The company plans to use the Audacious funding to build out […]

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Keeping Mark Zuckerberg Safe Cost Facebook $22 Million Last Year

Facebook’s stunning year of scandals seems to have driven up the price tag of Mark Zuckerberg’s safety. According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing released Friday, the CEO was paid $ 10 million in 2018 through a pre-tax allowance “to cover additional costs related to his and his family’s personal security.” That includes “personnel, equipment, […]

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Amazon paid $97 million to acquire Eero in a fire-sale deal that left some shareholders with practically nothing, according to leaked documents

Eero Amazon paid $ 97 million to acquire Wi-Fi router maker Eero, according to documents obtained by Business Insider. Eero hired J.P Morgan in August 2018 to act as its financial advisor, according to the documents. The deal was a fire sale that left owners of the startup’s common stock with practically nothing, the documents […]

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Amazon will release a conversational and knowledge data set of more than 4 million words

No, this isn’t an April Fools’ Day prank: Amazon plans to make available a massive number of data samples targeting natural language processing research. The Seattle company today said that in September 2019, it’ll release the Topical Chat data set, a corpus of crowdsourced human conversations provided to teams competing in the annual Alexa Prize […]

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Radar raises $16 million to automate inventory management with RFID and computer vision

Radar, a fledgling platform that combines radio frequency identification (RFID) with computer vision to help retailers automate inventory management and more, announced that it has raised $ 16 million in a round of funding from Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures, NTT Docomo Ventures, Align Ventures, Beanstalk Ventures, Colle Capital, Founders Fund Pathfinder, and Novel TMT. The […]