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In the news … January 17, 2019

NIKE’S NEW SELF-LACING BASKETBALL SHOE IS ACTUALLY SMART

I’M GONNA OFFER you a fist bump,” Tinker Hatfield says, holding out his gloved right hand. He took a tumble off a motorized longboard days before, and while a collegiate pole-vaulting career and a lifetime of skiing taught the 66-year-old how to fall, the remote control in his paw stopped him from tucking his thumb in—and when said thumb met the street, the street won.

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Apple will likely tackle these three big healthcare challenges next

In Tim Cook’s comments on CNBC last week, he seemed to hint strongly that Apple will introduce new healthcare services or device features in the near to midterm. Here’s Cook’s quote:

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Robotic Coffee Company, Briggo, Teams Up with to Power Customized Digital Marketing to Customers

Sonic Foundry, Inc. (OTCQB: SOFO), the trusted global leader for video creation and management solutions, has teamed up with Briggo, the leader in Connected Coffee, to deliver a customized entertainment experience to coffee drinkers.

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Google employees to launch social media campaign on sexual harassment policies after previous protests brought ‘no meaningful gains for worker equity’

Google employees, who walked out of offices around the world in November in protest of sexual harassment policies, are extending their critiques to the rest of the industry. The organizers are launching a social media campaign Tuesday to educate the public and protest the issue of forced arbitration by tech companies.

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Creeped Out, But Users Nonetheless Feel Facebook Accurately Labels Them Politically

About half of all Facebook users have unwittingly been assigned a “political label” classifying them by the social network, but when told, most of them believe it represents them accurately.

That is among the top findings from a new study of Facebook’s algorithms and its users’ personal data, being released today by the Pew Research Center.

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