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“Venom” is better than it has any right to be – TechCrunch

“Venom” is better than it has any right to be – TechCrunch What happens when a cast of Oscar contenders like Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed and Michelle Williams are turned loose to chew the scenery of a (wryly self-aware) B movie? Audiences get “Venom”, the latest bid from Sony Pictures …

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Inside the pay-for-post ICO industry – TechCrunch

Inside the pay-for-post ICO industry – TechCrunch In a world where nothing can be trusted and fake news abounds, ICO and crypto teams are further muddying the waters by trying – and often failing – to pay for posts. While bribes for blogs is nothing new, sadly the current crop …

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Barnes & Noble teeters in a post-text world – TechCrunch

Barnes & Noble teeters in a post-text world – TechCrunch Barnes & Noble, that once proud anchor to many a suburban mall, is waning. It is not failing all at once, dropping like the savaged corpse of Toys “R” Us, but it also clear that its cultural moment has passed …

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Lots of barnacles but no whales – TechCrunch

Lots of barnacles but no whales – TechCrunch Nearly every aspect of the current ICO market is pay-for-play or otherwise tainted. I do not paint the industry with such a broad brush lightly but this sort of chicanery hasn’t existed since the heyday of print media when journalists – myself …

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Eliot Peper’s Bandwidth is a riveting novel exploring the dark side of feeds and geopolitics – TechCrunch

Eliot Peper’s Bandwidth is a riveting novel exploring the dark side of feeds and geopolitics – TechCrunch The feed is the greatest psychological and mental manipulation tool that has ever been invented. Every day, billions of people open apps and scroll through algorithmically-selected content designed to emotively engage us. Through …

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Spam filters and AI help figure out what animals do all day – TechCrunch

Spam filters and AI help figure out what animals do all day – TechCrunch The pond-dwelling Hydra is not a very complex little animal but it does have a complex repertoire of moves that aren’t clear until after extensive human observation. Examining these moves took a long time and scientists …

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