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Google launches open source machine-learning system TensorFlow

Google has built and launched a new machine-learning system called TensorFlow, making it available for any developer through a an online open source library. Google’s existing machine-learning infrastructure, known as DistBelief, has hitherto been used internally at Google, for example to identify and automatically label items contained with YouTube videos and photos, as well as […]

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Google Life Sciences and American Heart Association commit $50M to study heart disease

Google Life Sciences and the American Heart Association (AHA) announced that they’re teaming together to fight heart disease. Both organizations have committed to donating $25 million each over the next five years to better understand and cure heart disease. “With its devastating human impact on countless generations of families, cardiovascular disease, and in particular coronary […]

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Google acquires video and photo editing startup Fly Labs

Google has acquired Fly Labs in a move that will likely see the startup’s media editing technology be integrated into the Google Photos app. Fly Labs announced the move on its website saying that it’ll be “pouring the same passion into Google Photos that we poured into [its apps] Clips, Fly, Tempo, and Crop on the Fly.” […]

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Google updates Play Services developer toolkit with faster sign-in and a new location API

Google today announced the release of version 8.3 of the Google Play Services software development kit (SDK) for building Android apps. Among other things, this update will allow developers to make it easier for end users to sign in to apps. “Previously, users would have to touch a sign in button, and then follow several […]


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Booking.com, largest Google advertiser: Facebook hasn’t ‘cracked the code’ on direct response

EXCLUSIVE: The chief executive of Booking.com, the company widely acknowledged as the largest spender of advertising on Google, says Facebook still hasn’t cracked the code on direct-response advertising. But Booking.com wants to help it do so, according to Darren Huston, who is also CEO of Booking.com’s parent, the Priceline Group — the largest travel company in the […]


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