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In this month’s parliamentary elections in Estonia, 44% of about 561K votes counted were cast online using the e-voting system, setting a new digital record (Kalev Aasmae/ZDNet)

Kalev Aasmae / ZDNet: In this month’s parliamentary elections in Estonia, 44% of about 561K votes counted were cast online using the e-voting system, setting a new digital record  —  In this month’s Estonian parliamentary elections, a whopping 44 percent of the ballot was cast using e-voting. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2Tsa8pH https://ift.tt/gaIxo5

In this month’s parliamentary elections in Estonia, 44% of about 561K votes counted were cast online using the e-voting system, setting a new digital record (Kalev Aasmae/ZDNet)

Kalev Aasmae / ZDNet: In this month’s parliamentary elections in Estonia, 44% of about 561K votes counted were cast online using the e-voting system, setting a new digital record  —  In this month’s Estonian parliamentary elections, a whopping 44 percent of the ballot was cast using e-voting. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2Tsa8pH https://ift.tt/gaIxo5

Report: after Intel reportedly offered $6B for Mellanox in January, Nvidia has now submitted a competing bid for the Israeli chip designer (Tova Cohen/Reuters)

Tova Cohen / Reuters: Report: after Intel reportedly offered $6B for Mellanox in January, Nvidia has now submitted a competing bid for the Israeli chip designer  —  TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Nvidia Corp has submitted an offer to buy Israeli chip designer Mellanox, the Calcalist financial news website said on Sunday. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2J4eU8p https://ift.tt/gaIxo5

Report: after Intel reportedly offered $6B for Mellanox in January, Nvidia has now submitted a competing bid for the Israeli chip designer (Tova Cohen/Reuters)

Tova Cohen / Reuters: Report: after Intel reportedly offered $6B for Mellanox in January, Nvidia has now submitted a competing bid for the Israeli chip designer  —  TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Nvidia Corp has submitted an offer to buy Israeli chip designer Mellanox, the Calcalist financial news website said on Sunday. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2J4eU8p https://ift.tt/gaIxo5

Google launches Bolo, an Android app for school children in India to improve reading and vocabulary skills in Hindi and English, using speech recognition (Manish Singh/VentureBeat)

Manish Singh / VentureBeat: Google launches Bolo, an Android app for school children in India to improve reading and vocabulary skills in Hindi and English, using speech recognition  —  Google, which already dominates India’s smartphone, search, and online video market, today launched a learning app for primary school children … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2HsiPJx https://ift.tt/gaIxo5

Ruhnn Holding, a Chinese e-commerce platform which operates online stores for social media influencers, files for a $200M IPO on Nasdaq (Mars Woo/DealStreetAsia)

Mars Woo / DealStreetAsia: Ruhnn Holding, a Chinese e-commerce platform which operates online stores for social media influencers, files for a $200M IPO on Nasdaq  —  Ruhnn Holding, an Alibaba-backed Chinese e-commerce platform for social media influencers, has filed for a Nasdaq initial public offering (IPO) … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2HbNkEo https://ift.tt/gaIxo5

Inside CERN’s quest to build a reliable quantum computing device, as it’ll need 50-100 times more computing power to process Large Hadron Collider data by 2026 (Katia Moskvitch/WIRED UK)

Katia Moskvitch / WIRED UK: Inside CERN’s quest to build a reliable quantum computing device, as it’ll need 50-100 times more computing power to process Large Hadron Collider data by 2026  —  Quantum computers could help explain some of the most fundamental mysteries in the universe and upend everything from finance to encryption … from

In a summary judgement, court dismisses Paris’ lawsuit against Airbnb for allegedly posting illegal listings, which likely means its case isn’t strong enough (Romain Dillet/TechCrunch)

Romain Dillet / TechCrunch: In a summary judgement, court dismisses Paris’ lawsuit against Airbnb for allegedly posting illegal listings, which likely means its case isn’t strong enough  —  A court in Paris has dismissed a case against Airbnb, as Le Monde reported.  Last month, the City of Paris sued Airbnb for 1,010 illegal listings. from

A look at NIST’s Facial Recognition Vendor Test program for facial recognition algorithms, which influences purchasing decisions of US agencies and business (Tom Simonite/Wired)

Tom Simonite / Wired: A look at NIST’s Facial Recognition Vendor Test program for facial recognition algorithms, which influences purchasing decisions of US agencies and business  —  LAST YEAR, CHINESE police arrested a man at a pop concert after he was flagged as a criminal suspect by a facial recognition system installed at the venue.

Interview with Sen. Warren on her plan to break up big tech, including Apple, which she says shouldn’t compete against devs in the App Store with its own apps (Nilay Patel/The Verge)

Nilay Patel / The Verge: Interview with Sen. Warren on her plan to break up big tech, including Apple, which she says shouldn’t compete against devs in the App Store with its own apps  —  Under Warren’s plan, Amazon would not be able to sell Amazon Basics products on the Amazon retail store, Google would

The sharing economy, once touted as community-building, sustainable, and a salvation from capitalism, has in fact only ushered in a precarious economic future (Susie Cagle/OneZero)

Susie Cagle / OneZero: The sharing economy, once touted as community-building, sustainable, and a salvation from capitalism, has in fact only ushered in a precarious economic future  —  ‘Sharing’ was supposed to save us.  Instead, it became a Trojan horse for a precarious economic future. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2HoNJCy https://ift.tt/gaIxo5

AI-based emotion detection has become a $20B industry, but some experts say the foundational science behind the tech is flawed and can adversely affect society (Oscar Schwartz/The Guardian)

Oscar Schwartz / The Guardian: AI-based emotion detection has become a $20B industry, but some experts say the foundational science behind the tech is flawed and can adversely affect society  —  Machines can now allegedly identify anger, fear, disgust and sadness.  ‘Emotion detection’ has grown from a research project to a $20bn industry from Techmeme
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