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Episode 71 – Stan Lee And The Death of Underoos

Published 10 months ago in 5G , AI , Alibaba , Azure , Biometrics , China - 0 Comments

The Homage and we also discuss deep throat informant at Google, regarding Dragonfly.

Also up…

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/09/young-couples-are-sharing-fingerprints-to-unlock-each-others-phones.html
  • As smartphones like those made by Apple and Google increasingly move toward biometric access, younger users lean on the convenience of a single tap or look, over traditional passcodes.
  • And with the option to store multiple fingerprints or facial appearances, couples are lending a finger for easing unlocking of their significant other’s device.
  • Experts caution the practice is risky.
https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2018-11-13/exclusive-german-officials-raise-china-alarm-as-5g-auctions-loom
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-11-08/google-never-stopped-trying-to-go-to-china
CEO Sundar Pichai thinks the search engine should be willing to work with Chinese censors. Will employees go along with the plan?
https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/8/18074806/ai-news-anchor-china-xinhua-digital-composite
“It seems that Xinhua has used footage of human anchors as a base layer, and then animated parts of the mouth and face to turn the speaker into a virtual puppet. “
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/09/alibaba-ceo-says-cloud-computing-will-be-its-main-business-in-future.html
  • Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang told CNBC that “every business in the future will be powered by cloud.”
  • He said that cloud computing will be the “main business” for Alibaba in the future.
  • The company has seen huge growth in its cloud computing over the past few quarters as it has expanded internationally.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/11/amazons-hq2-spectacle-should-be-illegal/575539/
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/08/microsoft-azure-picks-up-cloud-business-from-gap.html?fbclid=IwAR0-BZeP2A8wOelB4qBl0BVQlCecDDh98wXJ7LdUOOKPPKjStRRMcdWFfVw
  • The five-year deal involves Microsoft’s Azure cloud and the Microsoft 365 package.
  • Earlier this year, Microsoft announced a cloud deal with Amazon archrival Walmart.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/09/amazon-offering-50-percent-cheaper-shipping-than-ups-to-some-sellers.html
  • Amazon is offering steep discounts for its pilot shipping program that is being tested in the Los Angeles area.
  • One seller says Amazon’s shipping service was 50 percent cheaper than what was offered by UPS.
  • The discounts show how far Amazon is willing to go as it expands its logistics network.

 

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