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Giphy made 2,000 GIFs to help you learn sign language

A GIF can be more than a well-timed punchline for a tweet or group chat. Now, the looping clips can be used to teach people new languages. As Mashable reports, GIF provider Giphy has launched a new “channel” containing more than 2,000 educational sig…

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Omnity’s search engine uses rare word matching to find unexpected results

When it comes to search, there's Google and there's everyone else — the company is basically synonymous with searching the internet. But Omnity, a relatively new company from San Francisco, thinks own search that's based on “semantic mapping” offers…

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Recommended Reading: Fake news writer takes blame for Trump’s win


Facebook Fake-news
Writer: 'I Think Donald
Trump Is in the White
House Because of Me'
Caitlin Dewey,
The Washington Post

Facebook's struggle with fake news has been widely reported and the issue is still a hot topic in the days following the US p…

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Google expands mission to make automated translations suck less

What started with Mandarin Chinese is expanding to English; French; German; Japanese; Korean; Portuguese and Turkish, as Google has increased the languages its Neural Machine Translation (NMT) handle. “These represent the native languages of around o…

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Facebook lets Messenger ‘bots’ tap analytic smarts

Facebook on Monday began letting interactive “bots” inside its Messenger service tap into analytic capabilities once reserved for the social network, ramping up the potential to earn money from e-commerce. The move comes as Facebook is under pressure to profit from services such as Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram, having recently told investors it is hitting a limit on the number of ads it can pack into the online social network. Facebook last week rolled out news feed ads that open into Messenger exchanges, and began letting businesses send “sponsored messages” to users who have interacted with them before.

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