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Jul 16, 2014

Yahoo Promotes Its YouTube Competitor With a Year of Free Concerts



The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., where the Dave Matthews Band is playing Tuesday night, can hold up to 15,000 people. But as Yahoo and Live Nation see it, Ben Sisario reports, the potential audience is limitless.

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The AP’s newest business reporter is an algorithm


In an announcement on its blog, the AP announced that it will be moving toward full automation of 150- to 300-word earnings reports. The system, to be rolled out next month, will work by pumping data from Zacks Investment Research into Automated Insights, a firm that specializes in computer-generated prose. Naturally, the reports will still conform to AP style, the system of grammar and word choice that is standard in much of American journalism.


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There are obvious benefits to having robots write earnings reports. For one, it facilitates a massive increase in the volume of content. The AP hopes to ramp up from providing 300 manual reports each quarter now to as many as 4,400 with the new system. An automated system also frees up reporters to work on more creative efforts, including analyzing the reports and writing stories based on them.


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This is not the first time a news organization has turned to algorithms to help with repetitive writing tasks. The business information provider Thomson has been using computers to write stories since before it acquired the wire service Reuters (paywall). Many Forbes bylines belong to the Automated Insights competitor Narrative Science. The AP is already using Automated Insights to generate text on NFL players’ weekly performance on its site that ranks them. And if the Japanese robotics industry has its way, even TV news anchors could find themselves displaced by androids.


Full Story: Quartz
Jul 3, 2014 / 18 notes

emergentfutures:

The AP’s newest business reporter is an algorithm

In an announcement on its blog, the AP announced that it will be moving toward full automation of 150- to 300-word earnings reports. The system, to be rolled out next month, will work by pumping data from Zacks Investment Research into Automated Insights, a firm that specializes in computer-generated prose. Naturally, the reports will still conform to AP style, the system of grammar and word choice that is standard in much of American journalism.

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There are obvious benefits to having robots write earnings reports. For one, it facilitates a massive increase in the volume of content. The AP hopes to ramp up from providing 300 manual reports each quarter now to as many as 4,400 with the new system. An automated system also frees up reporters to work on more creative efforts, including analyzing the reports and writing stories based on them.

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This is not the first time a news organization has turned to algorithms to help with repetitive writing tasks. The business information provider Thomson has been using computers to write stories since before it acquired the wire service Reuters (paywall). Many Forbes bylines belong to the Automated Insights competitor Narrative Science. The AP is already using Automated Insights to generate text on NFL players’ weekly performance on its site that ranks them. And if the Japanese robotics industry has its way, even TV news anchors could find themselves displaced by androids.

Full Story: Quartz

I never wish to be easily defined. I’d rather float over other people’s minds as something strictly fluid and non-perceivable; more like a transparent, paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person.
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Jun 28, 2014 / 1,561 notes
When someone tells me I can’t do something, I say, ‘Thank you, now I’m definitely going to do it.’
Jun 28, 2014 / 4 notes
kelspencer:

You’re still #TheBravestManInTheUniverse


Even the Titans must return to the Essence. Rest well at Olympus. Take joy in the presence of the Sky Chief.


RIP #BobbyWomack
Jun 28, 2014 / 1 note

kelspencer:

You’re still #TheBravestManInTheUniverse


Even the Titans must return to the Essence. Rest well at Olympus. Take joy in the presence of the Sky Chief.


RIP #BobbyWomack

Jun 18, 2014

9 Content Marketing Growth Hacks to Drive Traffic and Conversions



Two of the most popular trends in marketing right now are growth hacking and content marketing. Growth hacking is a marketing technique designed to turn clever hacks into fast-paced product growth.

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Jun 18, 2014

[Presentation] Online Branding for Entrepreneurs and Artists via Sarah Lawrence College!

I had the honor of speaking at my 10 year class reunion this past weekend.

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Jun 18, 2014

Amazon Introduces Fire Phone



SEATTLE — Amazon on Wednesday introduced its own smartphone — a device optimized to allow customers to consume great amounts of video, books and music, preferably from Amazon. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive, announced the new phone, Fire, here in Seattle, the company’s headquarters.

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Jun 17, 2014

Facebook Releases Slingshot for Self-Destructing Selfies



When Facebook ended negotiations to buy Snapchat last year, that did not mean the company stopped thinking about the disappearing photo messages that have made Snapchat so popular for casual conversations, especially among younger users.

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A #Groundbreaking Phenom! RIP Ruby Dee
Jun 12, 2014

A #Groundbreaking Phenom! RIP Ruby Dee

Jun 11, 2014 / 15,570 notes

oitnb:

Listen up, inmates.

Orange Is The New Black Season 2 is back with all new episodes now streaming, only on Netflix.

Finished Season 2 last night… What the heck do I do until next season? Seriously.

Jun 11, 2014 / 892 notes

escapekit:

Amnesty International

Advertising school Brother has created a series of thought-provoking ads for human rights organization Amnesty International

Powerful campaign! #fb

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Jun 11, 2014 / 3 notes

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tippersawesome:

brazenbrave:

She has no idea the pandora box she has just unleashed onto the world. No idea. 

@mingling__2 @scrilla_lex @lauderdalegrown @ooohh_nicky

lindseycholmes #DNA
Jun 11, 2014 / 16 notes

tippersawesome:

brazenbrave:

She has no idea the pandora box she has just unleashed onto the world. No idea.

@mingling__2 @scrilla_lex @lauderdalegrown @ooohh_nicky

lindseycholmes #DNA