Of course Bonnie Tyler has the No. 1 song on iTunes right now

 Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee have nothing on Bonnie Tyler and her classic song Total Eclipse of the Heart. And today that hit song from 1983 is on top of the iTunes charts, eclipsing (thank you) Despacito claim the number one song. The timing shouldn’t be a mystery. Tyler’s hit is perfect for #eclipse2017, which swept across the United States today leaving burning eyes and… Read More

CNN follows NBC with launch of its own daily news show for Snapchat

 CNN is launching its own daily news program on Snapchat. This is the second news show to arrive on the social platform, following NBC News’ early success with its twice-daily show “Stay Tuned.” CNN’s program, dubbed “The Update,” will differ in that it only runs once per day. However, breaking news will be delivered as it occurs. Read More

An epidemic of risk and reputational hazards

 Going viral is central to technology and business today, but one of its most pernicious consequences should get more attention than it does: the virally contagious nature of unethical behavior. Given the risk of viral ethics, a key question for decision-makers is how to minimize the potential for — and mitigate the effects of — the contagion of unethical behavior in their… Read More

Our collective facepalm has gotten so bad, AI researchers are dedicating time to it

 OK, perhaps the events of the last few months have only moved the needle a bit, but the fact remains that we take a heck of a lot of pictures of ourselves with our hands covering our faces. And it turns out that’s a fairly serious problem for facial recognition. Read More

May Mobility is a self-driving startup with a decade of experience

 May Mobility is a startup making its official debut at Y Combinator’s demo day on Monday, focused on offering autonomous driving technology that companies with commercial fleets will be able to use in the near-term, not a decade from now. But the startup, while young, actually has a decade of experience, thanks to a team that’s been working on autonomous tech since the third… Read More

Online hate crime to be treated the same as face-to-face crime in the UK

 Sometimes the most obvious solutions might be the best. While the U.S. wrings its hands over what to do with online haters and abusers on social media, other countries have a more direct approach: throw the book at them. That’s effectively the U.K.’s new approach, which will now treat online “hate crime” as seriously as offences carried out in real life. Read More