Monday 05.15.17

“Predicting rain doesn't count, building arks does." - Warren Buffett
Salvador Dali at a book signing + fisheye lens = brilliant
Golden Gate Bridge, 1935
New York, 1956

Lyft and Waymo to team up on self-driving cars amid Uber controversy Google’s former self-driving car unit, Waymo, and ride-hailing company, Lyft have both confirmed a new partnership. The collaboration will attempt to bring autonomous vehicle technology into the mainstream. - Tech Crunch

JPMorgan buys Dublin building with room for 1,000 staff As Ireland continues a major campaign to attract firms in the wake of Brexit, JP Morgan has agreed to buy a building in Dublin with room for about 1,000 staff. - Reuters

Google will now go easier on publishers that violate its ad policies Google will now take a more surgical approach to removing advertisements that violate the company’s policy by removing them on a page-by-page basis, instead of targeting entire websites that violate its standards. This policy update will provide Google with increased revenue and less disruptions. - Recode

All vehicles will be electric by 2025, says expert In a 77 page report on the future of transportation, Stanford University economist Tony Seba predicts that within 8 years new cars will no longer run on gasoline. Seba also expects people to stop driving altogether and will commute in self driving electric vehicles. - RethinkX

Smartphones that charge in five minutes 'could arrive next year'
Israeli start-up StoreDot is claiming that within the next year it will be able to produce a battery that could fully charge a phone in under five minutes. Although many remain skeptical, technology analysts are stating that if possible, this will have a transformational effect on consumer electronics. - BBC

Ransomware’s Aftershocks Feared as U.S. Warns of Complexity The unprecedented international cyber-attack is expected to infect more computers on Monday as workers return to work. The total number of computers affected by this attack is estimated to be over 200,000 from at least 150 countries. Experts warned that the effects of the malicious software could linger for some time. - New York Times

Salesforce created an algorithm that automatically summarizes text using machine learning Researchers at Salesforce are applying machine learning to develop an algorithm to automatically read long text and change it into accurate summarizations. - The Verge
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