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Sandberg, Dorsey to leave the Disney board

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will be leaving the board of The Walt Disney Co. Neither executive will stand for re-election at the company’s annual meeting in March. A Disney spokesperson says it has become “increasingly difficult for them to avoid conflicts relating to board matters.” With Disney planning to put ESPN online, Twitter live-streaming sports like NFL football, and Facebook prioritizing live video, online video is a likely area of overlap. The pending departure of…

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Which voice in your fridge? Makers pick virtual assistants

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Who would you rather have in your fridge? Alexa, Cortana, or some as-yet unknown virtual assistant? Manufacturers of appliances and other products are considering factors such as ease of use and language support as they pick voice technology from what they view as a wide open battle between Alphabet Inc’s Google, Amazon.com Inc and others. Consumer demand is surging for the ability to summon music, order food and control lights by voice commands. Amazon.com’s Alexa voice…

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Microsoft Powershell Core arrives for Windows, Mac and Linux

Powershell: Nothing to do with rescuing Princess Peach MICROSOFT HAS released Powershell Core 6.0, a cross-platform version of the interface and coding platform which has superceded the old Command line in Windows 10. Despite its moniker, this is the first iteration of Powershell Core and joins .NET Core as an example of Microsoft’s commitment to opening its code. At least a bit. The whole project has been open sourced and is currently available on Github where it will continue to…

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Penguin Stormtroopers Strutting To The Imperial March To Introduce Lord Vader

This is video of a group of king penguins (aka a waddle, rookery or huddle) from the Cincinnati Zoo marching down a ramp to their outdoor enclosure with the Star Wars Imperial March added for extra effect. And bringing up the rear of the line is none other than the Dark Lord of the Sith himself. How about that?! People have way too much time on their hands. Keep going for the video. Stormtroopers walking down the stairs followed by…

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Why Facebook’s latest News Feed update isn’t like the others

Facebook changes its News Feed algorithm all the time, but Thursday’s big update is not like the others. You can tell by the spike in the amount of stock trading hands. More than 69 million shares of Facebook stock have been traded today — the highest volume day in the past year. Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday that the social media site would prioritize posts from friends and family and reduce the reach for brands and publishers, presumably hurting their referral…

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Sodexo acquires majority stake in French online restaurant FoodChéri

Sodexo, a French publicly listed food services and facilities management company, has acquired a majority stake in Paris-based online restaurant and food delivery startup FoodChéri. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, though François Paulus of Breega Capital, which backed the company’s €6 million Series A, tells me he is “happy with the return”. Founded in 2015 and operating an online only restaurant along the lines of EatFirst in the U.K. or Munchery’s original model in the U.S., FoodChéri lets you…

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CES 2018: Wireless recharging while on the move

Wireless recharging is gaining in popularity, but most of today’s solutions require a mat that is itself plugged into the mains. But one company at the CES trade fair is showing off a solution that can pinpoint a remote device to recharge over-the-air, even when moving in a car. BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly reports. Read and watch all our coverage from CES See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source link

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Aussie Knife Maker Crafts His Own Bizarre Blade, Destroys A Woolies Soft Drink With It

Stephen Miller describes himself as a “beginner knife maker” on his YouTube channel, but going by the work his already posted, including this “forbidden dagger”, I’d say he’s got the hang of it. All Miller needs to do know is find more productive uses for his blades, apart from dissecting fruit and slicing soft drink in twain. Not that there’s anything wrong with doing any of the above. Heck, if you can make a knife as crazy-looking as the one…

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Notification Dots might be making their way to the Chrome OS

A new line of data within the Chrome code commit was discovered by Chrome Story which possibly indicates that the Chrome operating system (OS) –found on Chromebooks — may also be getting notification dots, though it’s not confirmed yet. The line of dialogue reads: “ShelfView::OnShelfItemChanged handles update the icons indicator.” Further lines of dialogues include, “Add a notification for the app,” “Pin the app after the notification posts” and “Draws an indicator in the top right corner of the image to represent…

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Facebook’s Sandberg, Twitter’s Dorsey to leave Disney board

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) Chief Executive Jack Dorsey will not seek re-election to Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) board because of growing conflicts of interest between the media giant and the technology companies, Disney said on Friday. Disney is moving heavily into online delivery of its TV shows and movies as viewers abandon traditional cable, and at one point had explored an acquisition of Twitter. At the same time,…

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