Uber says it accidentally underpaid drivers in New York City

 Uber has come out and said that it accidentally underpaid drivers in New York City over the past two and half years, the Wall Street Journal reports. On Friday, Uber announced a nationwide change to how drivers see their earnings. While going through that process, the company realized it had been underpaying drivers in New York, TechCrunch has learned. Here’s what ...

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Google brings expanded AMP support to search and display ads

 When Google launched its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project about a year and a half ago, the focus was squarely on speeding up mobile web pages, with a special emphasis on news sites. Over the last few months, both the scope of supported pages and the range of places where Google surfaces AMP pages increased. Now, the company is taking ...

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Embrace.io raises $2.5M to track mobile app performance

 Embrace.io says it can help developers understand the performance of their apps — and determine whether things like bugs or slow load times are actually driving users away. The company just announced that it has raised $2.5 million in seed funding led by Eniac Ventures, with participation from The Chernin Group, Techstars Ventures, BoxGroup and others. CEO Eric Futoran (pictured… Read More

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Finance Jobs Shift Gears – How Will You Adapt?

In 2013, two Oxford researchers, Frey and Osborne, opened a worldwide discussion with their paper, “The future of employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerization?”1  In their research, which was based on analysis on the U.S. market, they predicted that almost 50% of current jobs will vanish in the years to come because of the ongoing digitization of our economies. Other ...

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Blockchain consortium R3 raises $107 million

 People may well remember 2017 as the year that blockchain broke. After years of development and flickering just outside of mainstream consciousness and acceptance, record high prices for the most popular blockchain-based cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and newcomer Ethereum, and an embrace of the technology’s core principles by some of the world’s largest institutions may mean that… Read More

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Google launches the Chrome Enterprise Bundle for IT admins

 Google is making it easier for IT admins to deploy and manage its Chrome browser in their businesses. The new Chrome Enterprise Bundle for gives admins a single installer for the Chrome browser, the Chrome Legacy Browser Support extension for running the occasional ActiveX widget, and a number of administrative policy templates. With the launch of Chrome 58, Google’s browser now… Read ...

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Alexa, don’t talk to strangers!

 “Alexa, how do you hide a body?” Vocal identification is a complicated thing. Alexa doesn’t identify individual users; all us humans are the same. And because Echo has no user identification process, this actually means that anyone within talking range can get access to Echo users’ sensitive emails, documents and other personal data. Read More

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