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Wizeline expands its outsourced IT services business into southeast Asia
Wizeline, a provider of outsourced programming services, is expanding its global footprint with agreements to partner with a slew of development shops across Southeast Asia. Founded in 2014, the company’s vision is to provide programming jobs for developers in emerging markets to unlock the loca...
The price is right! Pace raises £2.5M to automate hotel room pricing based on demand
Pace, a London startup that has developed tech that uses machine learning to let hotels set room prices dynamically based on demand, has raised £2.5 million in seed funding. The financing round is led by InterGlobe, with participation from Seedcamp, Speedinvest, and Amadeus Capital Partners. The...
Plenty of Fish adds new conversation features to differentiate itself from Tinder
Match Group, which houses a large portfolio of dating app brands – including most notably, Tinder, Match, and OKCupid – is prepping a notable upgrade to one of its older brands: Plenty of Fish. The dating service, often dubbed ‘POF’ by its users, was founded in 2003 then sold to Match Group in 2...
Microsoft looks to make Bing results smarter with new AI-powered features and Reddit partnership
At a special AI-focused event today in San Francisco, Microsoft announced a number of feature updates to Bing that it hopes will make results smarter by leveraging the company’s AI research, as well as a new partnership with Reddit. Read More
Microsoft makes Azure Bot Service generally available for developers
Microsoft introduced the Azure Bot Framework more than two years ago and companies have been building chatbots for a variety of scenarios ever since. Today, the company made generally available the Microsoft Azure Bot Service and Microsoft Cognitive Language Understanding service (known as LUIS)...
The new reality of mobile AR and computer vision venture capital
Mobile AR from Apple, Google and Facebook and computer vision/machine learning (CV/ML) are focusing the minds and wallets of VCs in Silicon Valley, China and beyond. The $2.5 billion invested in AR/VR so far this year was balanced across AR and VR, but now mobile AR and CV/ML are the new hotness...
Half of Amazon app users have been switched to a new, swipe-based 1-Click checkout
Has Amazon’s ‘one-click’ checkout on mobile looked a little different to you lately? A number of users of Amazon’s mobile applications have recently reported seeing a new checkout option that replaces the click – well, on mobile, the tap – with a swipe instead. As it turns out, the option is par...
PuTTY Begone! Microsoft will ship an OpenSSH client
The first thing I download on a new Windows machine – after Chrome, of course – is PuTTY. This tried-and-true OpenSSH client has served millions of devs quite well for the past twenty years and I’m sure it will still remain a favorite but Microsoft has added its own ssh client to Windows, a move...
39 senators tell FCC: ‘Abandon this radical and reckless plan’
In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, 39 senators (all Democrats, though Republicans have also voiced concern) urge the agency to stop its plan to eliminate net neutrality rules. Where the objections have come in ones and twos before, this is the largest official complaint we’ve seen against the...
Redbox unveils its service for digital movie purchases and rentals
Redbox, the company behind the ubiquitous supermarket kiosks for renting DVDs, is moving into the world of digital streaming. Technically, Redbox On Demand is still in beta, but this marks the broader launch of the streaming service that Redbox was testing last year. It’s available on the web, A...
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10 people who could wear this suit
Their missions vary greatly: To provide loving homes for orphaned children, feed those in crisis or mend war's psychological wounds.
Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson speaks to Christiane Amanpour about the significance of Roy Moore's shock defeat to democrat Doug Jones.
Top 10 CNN Hero Aaron Valencia's life was on a dangerous path before custom cars helped set him in the right direction. Today he works to keep youth in Los Angeles on track. Watch CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, Sunday, Dec. 17 at 8 pm ET.
Top 10 CNN Hero Rosie Mashale is a former school teacher who found an abandoned child on her doorstep in 2000. Since then, she has raised a generation of AIDS orphans. Cast your vote for the CNN Hero of the Year at CNNHeroes.com and watch CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, Sunday, Dec. 17 at 8 pm ET.
Three years ago, Yana Galang's 17-year-old daughter, Rifkatu, was stolen from her - but she still writes her letters that she may never read
When Nahla al-Nadawi's husband was killed by a car bomb in Baghdad in 2007, she thought she'd never find love again. Then she met Aqeel.
Six days before his vehicle was hit by an IED in Afghanistan, Marine lieutenant Karl Kurbikoff wrote his pregnant wife this letter.
Kim Kyung Jae hasn't seen his sister since he fled the North during the Korean war. 65 years later he has not forgotten her.
When Mario Giraldez was sent off to fight in the Falklands War, he wrote his girlfriend a letter he hoped she'd never have to read.
While taking photos on his wedding day, Clayton Cook pulled a child struggling to swim from a nearby lake.