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Every business is a content business. Apple to spend $6 billion for original shows and movies ahead of the launch of its streaming service. on.ft.com/2YZr4qq
China does some global 'market research' “They are testing what is effective as well as what is accepted or not pushed back on by the international community” Graham Brookie, director of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab. on.wsj.com/2Nls8Om
Excluded by tech. Important case on whether Domino's Pizza should make its website accessible to disabled. bit.ly/2Z5usAm
Goodhart's Law! “When we link professional advancement and pay attention too strongly to citation-based metrics, we incentivize self-citation,” says psychologist Sanjay Srivastava at the University of Oregon in Eugene. go.nature.com/2NlAZjk
India's best talent sourcing firms: "IITs of Roorkee, Madras and Guwahati say the number of offers was up by 8-25% compared with this time last year. IIT-Hyderabad has already crossed last year’s total PPO tally." bit.ly/2Z2oHDe
BIG CHIP. "The silicon monster is almost 22 centimeters—roughly 9 inches—on each side, making it likely the largest computer chip ever, and a monument to the tech industry’s hopes for artificial intelligence." bit.ly/2Z5ymZR
Dept of Perspectives. "All told, my Facebook archive was 10,057 pages long. I decided to discard the 4,612-page document of disembodied “likes,” which brought the total down to a more manageable 5,445 pages." bit.ly/2YZBrdQ
Facebook Generation: "We reduce our social connections to mere threads so that we can maintain as many of them as possible. This leaves us with signposts of familiarity that are frail remnants of the real thing." bit.ly/2NjJXNP
Dept of irony: But then, "“The technology will never be perfect,” Keyserling said. “That is the nature of machine-learning research.”" bit.ly/2KLKs1v
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