MoviePass responded late this evening to a number of reports calling into question the company’s privacy policy after CEO Mitch Lowe publicly claimed the theater subscription service tracks its users’ locations. A spokesperson for the company clarified that MoviePass has no intentions to sell this data, and the company at the moment is only “exploring”
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Nominate your top picks now.Ethan Miller/Getty Business Insider is assembling its first-ever ranking of top marijuana investors. Send us your nominations.   We’re seeking nominations for Business Insider’s first-ever list of the top investors in the booming cannabis industry. We want to hear from you. The ranking celebrates the best up-and-coming talents in marijuana’s investment scene.
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HP announced a new line of laptops, displays, and all-in-one desktops resistant to intense cleaning materials for people who work in hospitals and doctors’ offices. There are three products. There’s HP’s EliteOne 800 Healthcare Edition All-in-One desktop, there’s the 27-inch HP Healthcare Edition Clinical Review Display, and there’s the EliteBook 840 Healthcare Edition notebook. The
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Eager to one-up Snapchat, Instagram appears to be preparing to expand its collection of shutter modes beyond options like Boomerang and Superzoom. Buried within Instagram’s Android Application Package (APK) is an icon for a Portrait shutter for the Stories camera. This could potentially let people shoot stylized portraits with bokeh effect-blurred backgrounds or other lighting
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Facebook’s algorithm is terrible at surfacing breaking news, often showing urgent posts hours or even days later when more facts have since emerged or the story has changed. This has made Twitter the default home for this content, but that position has weakened since Twitter implemented its own relevancy algorithm that brings up old tweets.
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Salesforce introduced a new feature to Einstein Analytics today called ‘Conversational Queries’. It’s not conversational in the Alexa sense of conversation, at least not yet, but it does recognize the most common phrasing as you’re typing, providing an automated way to build queries and access data. “Now, with Conversational Queries, users can type phrases related
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Employees of French startup Devialet just learned this morning that they would get a new CEO. Co-founder and (former) CEO Quentin Sannié is going to focus on the long-term vision, while Franck Lebouchard is joining the company to become CEO. While the board of the company elected Lebouchard as CEO on Friday, this change has
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Massive chipmaker Qualcomm, currently targeted by aggressive acquisition attempts by Broadcom, is now delaying a pivotal meeting with shareholders this week that would determine its fate going forward by at least a month to comply with regulators regarding the deal. The CFIUS — the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States — has requested
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Chinese social media network WeChat, which is used for everything from chatting with friends to booking travel and making payments, has reached 1 billion user accounts globally, reports the Financial Times. The sheer number of accounts demonstrates the app’s dominance, though it’s important to note that user accounts means the number of accounts, not individual
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Some United Airlines employees said they would be embarrassed to win one of the new bonuses.David Goldman/AP Photo United Airlines announced a revamped bonus system to its employees on Friday, the Chicago Business Journal first reported.  The new system replaces quarterly, performance-based bonuses for eligible employees and rewards for perfect attendance with a lottery system,
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