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The Exit: an AI startup’s McPivot

Five years ago, Dynamic Yield was courting an investment from The New York Times as it looked to shift how publishers paywalled their content. Last month, Chicago-based fast food king McDonald’s bought the Israeli company for $300 million, a source told TechCrunch, with the purpose of rethinking how people order drive-thru chicken nuggets. The pivot from courting the grey lady to the golden arches isn’t as drastic as it sounds. In a lot of ways, it’s the result of the company learning to say ...
Tags: Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Enterprise, Funding, Israel, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Chicago, New York Times, Venture Capital, M&a, Machine Learning, Mcdonalds

Google's Waze wants more outdoor advertising dollars. Here are pitch decks it is using to sell itself as a complement to out-of-home ads.

Google-owned navigation app Waze is making a bigger push into advertising by pitching itself as a digital complement to out-of-home ads. It announced new features last week, including the ability for advertisers to buy its Zero-Speed Takeover ads programmatically. Its sales representatives have been doing the rounds at ad agencies. We compiled slides from recent pitch decks to various agencies where it touts itself as a "digital out-of-home" platform. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Ikea, Waze, WPP, IRI, Suzie Reider, Waze Ads, Todd Palatnek, Palatnek

Google flips the switch on its next big money maker: Maps

Google became the world’s most profitable internet company on the back of search advertising. Now, it’s turning another popular web service into a major cash machine. Google Maps is an indispensable part of life for more than 1 billion people, who use it to commute, explore new cities or find a hot new restaurant. The service has been mostly free, and free from ads, since it launched 14 years ago. Interviews with Google executives and customers show this is changing as the internet giant i...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Advertising, Starbucks, Merkle, Waze, Google Maps, Morgan Stanley, Doordash, Michael Kors, Schindler, Rajan, Dunkin Donuts, Alphabet Inc, Andy Taylor

Twitter’s introduces a battery-saving ‘Lights Out’ dark mode option

As promised back in January by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, the company today is rolling out an even darker version of the app’s existing dark mode. Before, Twitter’s dark theme was more of a blue-ish shade instead of a true black, which not everyone seemed to like. Now, there’s an optional setting that makes the current dark mode more of a pitch black. To use the new feature, you’ll first visit the Twitter app’s “Settings and Privacy” section, then click on “Display and Sound.” From there, you can ...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Apps, Twitter, Tech, Waze, Jack Dorsey, Wall Street Journal, Dorsey, Dark Theme, Dark Mode

Dror Benshetrit is Joining We Company as Co-Founder of New Smart Cities Initiative

After recently expanding into co-living with WeLive and education with WeGrow, the We Company—formerly known as WeWork—has announced it will also be launching a smart cities program, led by former Waze executive Di-Ann Eisnor and designer, futurist and 2018 Core77 Design Awards Jury Captain Dror Benshetrit. Together the two will "build a team of engineers, architects, data scientists, and biologists who will work to fuse nature, design, technology, and community in our cities in order to measura...
Tags: New York, Design, Turkey, Urbanism, Architecture, Canada, Waze, Buenos Aires, Euclid, Ann Eisnor, Holland Park, Design Business, Dror, Montreal Dome, Dror Benshetrit, Benshetrit

How to Become a Pothole Warrior

If driving on post-winter roads feels like you’re operating a Lunar Roving Vehicle across craters on the moon, you’re not alone. Along with spring flowers and showers come potholes. Cities like Omaha, DC, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, New York, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, LA and Seattle (to name a few) are no strangers to the pothole game. Freeze-thaw cycles, excessive heat, road salting and high traffic volume are main contributors. When snow and ice melt, the...
Tags: America, Autos, Omaha, Jaguar Land Rover, Waze, Seattle, Audi, Omaha Nebraska, Openbay, OMAHA Facebook

Waze conquers ‘digital dark zone’ with in-car, out-of-home ad coordination

McDonald’s campaign showed drivers in-car ads that mirrored billboards. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. [Author: Greg Sterling]
Tags: Seo, Waze, McDonald, Greg Sterling

Android Weekly: What’s Coming in Android Q (and Some Other Stuff)

There was a lot of movement in the Android world the week of March 8th thru 15th. The Q beta landed with all sorts of new features, Vivo showed off a portless phone, and Google killed a bunch of services. Android Q Feature Roundup Let’s start with the biggest Android news for the week, shall we? The Q beta landed for all Pixel devices, and it’s jam-packed with all sorts of new features. Android Police and 9to5Google both did an incredible job of covering all the new stuff as it showed up—here...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Verizon, Motorola, Facebook, Hong Kong, Microsoft, Samsung, Reddit, Nvidia, Pushbullet, Nice, Waze, Amazon Fire TV, GDC, Vivo

Daily News Roundup: DirectX for Win7, Android Q Beta, and More

In today’s headlines, we saw Microsoft bring DirectX 12 to Windows 7, Google potentially can some of its hardware business, and LG show off a Keurig for ice cream. Not gonna lie, that last thing sounds pretty amazing. Note: We’ll keep updating this post throughout the day as more news hits the wire! Microsoft and Windows News A little bit of this, and a little bit of that. You know, just Microsoft things. You can now check your Xbox controller’s battery from the Game Bar. That’s cool, I thin...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Verizon, Hbo, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Chicago, Nintendo, Lg, Waze, Gizmodo, Garmin, Engadget, Carmen Sandiego, Android News Google, Apple Music on Amazon

'It would be an epic change': Marketers say Elizabeth Warren's plan to break up Google and DoubleClick could destroy digital advertising

Sen. and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren proposed unwinding tech mergers including that of Google and DoubleClick, which, respectively, control billions of spend from marketers and provide the ad infrastructure for much of the publishing industry. Marketers say a split would be hard because the companies are deeply integrated into most products that marketers touch. Since renamed Google Ad Manager, DoubleClick would be difficult to untie from Google's massive search bus...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Instagram, France, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Google Analytics, Warren, Waze, AMP, Alphabet, Gdpr, Google Facebook, DoubleClick, Amazon Facebook

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Break Up Amazon, Google And Facebook; But Does Her Plan Make Any Sense? (techdirt)

This isn't necessarily a big surprise, given that she's suggested this many times over the past few years, but 2020 Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has just laid out her plan for breaking up Amazon, Google and Facebook. It's certainly worth reading to understand where she's coming from, and some of the arguments are worth thinking about -- but much of it does feel like just grandstanding populism in front of the general "anti-big tech" stance, without enough substance behind it. Twent...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Youtube, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Waze, Zappos, Google Maps, Donald Trump, Doj, Bing

Elizabeth Warren calls for breakup of Facebook, Google and Amazon

Elizabeth Warren has called for tech giants including Amazon, Google and Facebook to be broken up, indicating that proposals to curb Silicon Valley’s growing power will be a key theme of the race to challenge Donald Trump in the next presidential election. The senior US senator and a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination said the companies had “bulldozed competition and tilted the playing field in their favour” as she laid out a plan for strict antitrust rules. Ms Warren said that as p...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, Instagram, Elizabeth Warren, US, America, Standard Oil, Warren, Silicon Valley, Waze, App Store, Donald Trump, Federal Trade Commission

Elizabeth Warren wants to force Google to divest its acquisitions of Waze, Nest, and DoubleClick (GOOG, GOOGL)

In a blog post on Friday, presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren detailed her plans to break up big tech companies — starting with Google, Facebook, and Amazon — to increase competition within the industry.  For Google, Warren said she would "unwind anti-competitive mergers" by decoupling the tech giant from its acquisitions of Waze, Nest, DoubleClick. "We must ensure that today’s tech giants do not crowd out potential competitors, smother the next generation of great tech companies, and w...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Warren, Waze, Bing, Ftc, Aren, Google Facebook, DoubleClick, Google Home, Waze Nest

Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Google, Amazon and Facebook

The influential Massachusetts Senator and Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has been a longtime critic of the consolidation of economic power by Amazon, Google, and Facebook. Now she’s making their break-up a key component of her Presidential platform. Warren has just released her plan for breaking up big tech, in what seems like a watershed moment for a Democratic nominee. Since Al Gore famously (infamously?) “invented the internet”, Democratic candidates have turned away from seri...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Microsoft, Whole Foods, Internet, Obama, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Google Search, Companies, Artificial Intelligence

Elizabeth Warren's plan to regulate tech giants would force Facebook to break up with WhatsApp and Instagram (FB)

Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren just announced a new plan for regulation that would break up tech firms such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google. Under the plan, some acquisitions such as Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp and Instagram and Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods would be rolled back. Senator Warren announced the proposal in a campaign email on Friday in an email with the subject line, "It's time to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook." Democratic Senator Elizabeth W...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, America, Trends, New York Times, Warren, Bill, Waze, Zappos, Jeff Bezos

Siri gets new airline, food order and dictionary Shortcuts, with more on the way

Announced at last year’s WWDC, Apple’s been firing up Siri Shortcuts at a fairly steady clip. The company says there are now “thousands” of apps integrating the iOS 12 feature, which bring all sorts of third-party functionality to the smart assistant. There are five new Shortcuts available starting today. Most notable (depending on where you get your airline miles, I suppose) is probably the one from American Airlines. Saying, “Hey Siri, flight update” will provide you with information on you...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mobile, Siri, Tech, Waze, Apple Inc, Shortcut, American Airlines, Merriam Webster, WWDC Apple, Ios 12, Siri Shortcuts, Airbnb Drop ReSound, Nike Run Club Apple

The CEO of Volvo's Tesla challenger explains why using Google tech allows his company to avoid the major mistake made by other brands (GOOG)

Volvo's performance EV brand Polestar unveiled its new Polestar 2 compact sedan on Wednesday.  Polestar 2 is one of the first cars in the world to feature an infotainment system powered by Google's Android operating system.  According to Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath, turning to Google for its infotainment system is an example of his company avoiding the mistakes other car makers have made by trying to build a system on their own.  The Polestar 2 is a compact electric sedan designed to rival T...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Sweden, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Waze, Google Maps, Volvo, Tesla Model, Ferragamo, HondaJet, Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar

Disrupting and improving communication with machine learning

The topic of artificial intelligence (AI) is generating a lot of buzz these days and it's often difficult separating fact from fiction. For example, what are the most interesting AI applications today and where is the technology heading tomorrow? I recently started reading a good book on the topic called Prediction Machines, by Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb. Prediction Machines offers a solid overview of AI fundamentals while also providing plenty of real-world examples. One of my ...
Tags: Google, Books, Business, Data, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Waze, Grammarly, Joe Wikert, Technology Stuff, Joshua Gans, Prediction Machines, Avi Goldfarb, Ajay Agrawal, Ajay Agrawal Joshua Gans

Waze partners with WPP to literally drive traffic to retail stores

The partnership will launch in North America and parts of Europe. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. [Author: Greg Sterling]
Tags: Europe, Seo, Waze, North America, WPP, Greg Sterling

Police roundup

“Twenty-five years of developments in both the law and social science show that a police command to ‘stop’ is more than a mere request for information.” Courts should handle accordingly [Ilya Shapiro on Cato amicus brief in Cisse v. New York, New York Court of Appeals] Procedures must be followed: “Murder suspect tries to turn himself in at New Orleans jail, but deputies demand proper ID” [Matt Sledge, The Advocate] New project aims to educate public on how to navigate oft-complex police co...
Tags: Google, Law, Police, Uncategorized, New Orleans, Waze, Steve Silverman, ABA Journal, Cato, Cisse, CALEB BROWN, Ilya Shapiro, Scott Shackford, Cato Research Briefs, Jonathan Mummolo, New York New York Court of Appeals

Whicker: If California doesn’t play host to winter golf, who will?

A golf cart creates a considerable wake while driving through a puddle off the second fairway as rain suspended play during the first round of the Genesis Open on Thursday morning at Riviera Country Club. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) Phil Mickelson tees off on the 10th hole during the first round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds ...
Tags: Florida, California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Chile, Golf Channel, Phil Mickelson, Pga Tour, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Waze, Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott, Pittsburgh

When technology and law enforcement collide

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Law enforcement officers have no problem using the latest and greatest technologies to police the people, whether it’s using facial recognition tools, cellphone geolocation data, or recordings obtained from smartphone technologies such as Amazon’s Alexa. But it seems that when the people use the very same tools to police the police - well, that simply won’t do. For example, we know that the police ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, Law, New York Times, Waze, New York Police Department, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Prunty, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Criminal Law

NYPD Wishes Google, Waze Had Never Heard Of This First Amendment Thing

I like it when police try their cease-and-desist intimidation tactics on somebody who understands their rights.
Tags: Google, Law, Police, Waze, Nypd, First Amendment, Cease & Desist Letters

NYPD To Google: Stop Revealing the Location of Police Checkpoints (slashdot)

schwit1 shares a report from the New York Post: The NYPD is calling on Google to yank a feature from its Waze traffic app that tips off drivers to police checkpoints -- warning it could be considered "criminal conduct," according to a report on Wednesday. The department sent a cease-and-desist letter over the weekend demanding Google disable the crowd-sourced app's function that allows motorists to pinpoint police whereabouts, StreetsBlog reported. "Individuals who post the locations of DWI chec...
Tags: Google, New York Post, News, Waze, BeauHD, Ann Prunty

NYPD ‘demands’ Waze remove police-spotting feature from app

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department wants the navigation app Waze to stop warning drivers about sobriety checkpoints. But Waze says the app shows “general police presence” and not DWI checkpoints specifically. The dispute centers on a feature that shows drivers a mustachioed cartoon officer at locations where other Waze users have […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, Ap, Nation, Waze, The New York Police Department

Tim Hortons and Zulu Alpha Kilo Want to Know if You’re Ready to Roll?

Tim Hortons is encouraging Canadians to warm up their thumbs for another Roll Up the Rim season, and the brand’s biggest annual campaign is officially back in stores on Wednesday, February 6. Roll up the Rim is a yearly contest from Tim Hortons that gives guests the chance to win amazing prizes by rolling up the rim of their coffee cups.Legends of Roll Up: The RivalsBack for its 33rd season, the 2019 Roll Up the Rim campaign looks back on its history, playfully leaning into the stories of player...
Tags: Twitter, Featured, Youtube, Advertising, Canada, United States, Food And Drink, Waze, North America, Restaurant Brands International, Instagram Facebook, Tims, Tim Hortons, Zulu Alpha Kilo, Zak, Matt Atkinson

NYPD demands Google remove police reporting feature from Waze over DUI checkpoint concerns

The NYPD sent the letter to Google on Wednesday, voicing concern that Waze is enabling users to circumvent Driving While Impaired laws
Tags: Google, News, Waze

NYPD To Google: Stop Revealing the Location of Police Checkpoints

schwit1 shares a report from the New York Post: The NYPD is calling on Google to yank a feature from its Waze traffic app that tips off drivers to police checkpoints -- warning it could be considered "criminal conduct," according to a report on Wednesday. The department sent a cease-and-desist letter over the weekend demanding Google disable the crowd-sourced app's function that allows motorists to pinpoint police whereabouts, StreetsBlog reported. "Individuals who post the locations of DWI chec...
Tags: Google, New York Post, Tech, Waze, Ann Prunty

Google and Waze Must Stop Sharing Drunken-Driving Checkpoints, New York Police Demand

The N.Y.P.D. said that Waze, by allowing people to share the locations of sobriety checkpoints, was impeding the police’s ability to keep streets safe.
Tags: Google, News, New York City, Waze, Google Inc, Police Department (NYC, Roads and Traffic, Traffic Accidents and Safety, Drunken and Reckless Driving, Waze Mobile

Cops Insist Waze Users Stop Snitching on DWI Checkpoints

The popular traffic app Waze gathers user-submitted feedback to alert drivers to possible inconveniences they might experience on the road—inconveniences like getting stuck at DWI traffic point. Now, the NYPD reportedly has a message for Waze and its parent company Google: Snitches get stitches.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Waze, Nypd, That Aint How That Works