Friday, December 2, 2016

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    • Broadband Speeds Increase, FCC ReportsBroadcasting & Cable

      Broadband speeds are increasing, the FCC said in its latest "Measuring Broadband America" report. The agency also said providers generally deliver service at speeds that match or exceed the advertised speeds. DSL technology continued to deliver slower speeds than cable and fiber, according to the report. ...Read the whole story

    • Diversity Not Part Of Tech Founders' PlansRe/code

      Our At Least They're Honest Award: More than 80% of technology founders say they have no formal plans or policies to help foster diversity and inclusion at their startups. At the same time, 54% of respondents say they do have some strategy, but nothing formal. And nearly one out of three founders says their startup has not even discussed the topics of diversity and inclusion in the past year.  ...Read the whole story

    • USPS Tests Email Previews of Print Mail in NYCABC News

      'The U.S. Postal Service is testing out a new digital service in New York City: mail recipients will get a scanned copy of a piece of mail that they should except to see in their mailbox that day. The pilot program is called "Informed Delivery" and includes an image of the outside of an envelope to give recipients an idea of what to expect. ...Read the whole story

    • Facebook Hopes AI Can Catch Offensive Content Reuters

      Facebook is developing AI that can automatically flag offensive material in live video streams, Reuters reports. “The social media company has been embroiled in a number of content moderation controversies this year, from facing international outcry after removing an iconic Vietnam War photo due to nudity, to allowing the spread of fake news on its site,” it notes that “Facebook has historically relied mostly on users to report offensive posts.” ...Read the whole story

    • Trump And Brexit Dominate Yahoo Searches In 2016The Mirror UK

      Politics dominated Web searches in 2016 on Yahoo, with "Brexit" and "Donald Trump" among the most common search terms, the technology firm has revealed. Sport was also on the minds of the UK public as the Rio Olympics and Euro 2016 both also made the top five most-searched terms, behind Brexit in second and third place respectively, with new President-elect Trump in fourth. ...Read the whole story

    Rise In Mobile Shows Marketers Why They Must Rethink Ad Targeting

    Consumer holiday shopping trends revealed this week point to an increase in purchases through mobile channels, specifically smartphones. Mobile devices -- smartphones and tablets -- surpassed desktop in terms of visits to Web sites, contributing up ...More