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Google and Microsoft Are Mapping Favelas So They Can Sell Things There

The twisting sidewalks and dizzying density of Brazil’s favelas might deter most outsiders from navigating these crowded inner-city neighborhoods, which informally house about 1.5 million of the country’s residents. Yet in the last few months, both Google and Microsoft have both been seen mapping their narrow streets and dirt paths. Read more… Continue Reading from [...]

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The view from dystopia: Tools like Apple’s QuickType are turning us into half-human half-machine monsters

Human communication has always been a struggle when smartphone keyboards are involved. There are entire sites documenting the hilarious mistakes wrought by the iPhone’s imperfect autocorrect feature, which more often than not makes text messages far less clear than a simple human spelling error would have. Now Apple is taking its text predictions to a whole [...]

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Facebook prepares to bolster its stalking abilities with new ad tools

Facebook wants to stalk you around the Web, and soon you won’t be able to throw it off your digital trail even if you switch between your smartphone, tablet, and desktop computer. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is set to announce a new advertising platform called Atlas later this month, and its [...]

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Chrysler and Google launch virtual 200 factory tour [w/video]

Filed under: Sedan, Plants/Manufacturing, Marketing/Advertising, Technology, Videos, Chrysler Google is no stranger to showing off some of the most interesting automotive destinations in the world, like the museums for Lamborghini and Ducati, or even a Tesla showroom. However, it’s taking that technology even further with a new, in-depth look of the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant [...]

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