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Snapchat will no longer promote Trump after comments that incited ‘racial violence and injustice’

(Reuters) — Snap said it would no longer promote U.S. President Donald Trump’s account in Snapchat’s Discover section, saying his incendiary comments last week made the account ineligible for the curated section where users explore new content. “We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover,” […]

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Facebook employees protest Mark Zuckerberg’s response to Donald Trump’s posts

(Reuters) — Facebook employees walked away from their work-from-home desks on Monday and took to Twitter to accuse Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg of inadequately policing U.S. President Donald Trump’s posts as strictly as the rival platform has done. Reuters saw dozens of online posts from employees critical of Zuckerberg’s decision to leave Trump’s most inflammatory […]

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Third Pixel feature drop improves AI-powered Adaptive Battery, integrates Recorder and Google Assistant

Google today announced the latest “feature drop” for its Pixel line of Android phones. Adaptive Battery now predicts when your battery will run out, the Recorder app is getting Google Assistant integration, new bedtime features aim to help you sleep better, and the Personal Safety app is becoming more robust. Separately, Google today also highlighted […]

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Amazon discontinues the Echo Look and migrates AI style recommendations to other apps and devices

Amazon this week discontinued the Echo Look after pulling the Alexa-powered camera from store shelves in December 2019, a spokesperson confirmed to VentureBeat via email. As spotted by Voicebot.ai, Echo Look customers began receiving an email yesterday stating that their devices and the companion app will “no longer function” beginning July 2020, as the Echo […]