Why Facebook’s Trending Topics Spam Problem Can’t Be Solved With Algorithms Facebook has long put too much faith in automation Fast Company Pavithra Mohan August 31, 2016 When Facebook unceremoniously fired the team of human editors responsible for curating its Trending section, surely it didn’t expect to be betrayed by its algorithm so quickly. It […]
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LOUISIANA FLOODING REVIVES FM CHIP ARGUMENT. “I haven’t seen a newspaper or watched TV for eight or nine days but everybody has a radio..” Inside Radio August 24,2016 Each natural disaster presents its own challenges, and the floods that have inundated portions of Southern Louisiana are presenting wireless companies and federal regulators with a now-familiar […]
The Pokémon Go influence on new tech [T]his game has taken technologies from niche research and gaming communities and thrust them into the world’s consciousness. Tech Crunch Dr. Roger Smith August 13, 2016 Suddenly everyone understands what “augmented reality” means and how an artificial digital world can be mapped onto the real physical world. Neither […]
The ‘I-team’ is back — and it might help save local TV news This all comes at a crucial moment for local TV as an industry, where there are both hopeful signs and reasons for trepidation The Washington Post Margaret Sullivan August 7, 2016 I-teams, as they were known when they became popular decades ago, […]
NBC’s Rio crew: Zika, sewage, murders plague Summer Olympics “Rio probably has the biggest array of problems or potential problems” of any Olympics venue USA TODAY Robert Bianco August 2, 2016 This is clearly not the build-up to the Summer Olympic Games NBC had hoped for. Rather than focusing on the 7,000 hours-plus of coverage […]