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Facebook Ups AI Stakes With New Card Game Win

Facebook artificial intelligence researchers say they’ve created a bot that has learned to play a card game called Hanabi, in which players work together to launch a fireworks display. This shows how Facebook is upping the ante on companies like Alphabet, whose DeepMind unit used AI to beat the world’s best players of the ancient board game Go in 2016.  What Facebook is doing with Hanabi is...

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The Startup Trap Quibi Fell Into (and I Almost Did Too)
The Startup Trap Quibi Fell Into (and I Almost Did Too)

This week, Tom and Jessica broke the news that Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg had told people the video startup might have to shut down and then—a day later—reported the shutdown officially.

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Katzenberg May Shut Down Quibi as Options Run Short
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Katzenberg May Shut Down Quibi as Options Run Short
Jeffrey Katzenberg may be nearing the end of the road with his mobile video streaming service Quibi.
Quibi to Shutter in Stunning End to Ambitious Venture
Quibi to Shutter in Stunning End to Ambitious Venture
Jeffrey Katzenberg’s video streaming service Quibi is shutting down, said a person familiar with the situation, bringing down the curtain on the short-form video streaming service just six months after it launched.
Who Could Lead CNN if Zucker Leaves
Who Could Lead CNN if Zucker Leaves
As WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar overhauls the media firm to make it more digitally savvy and consumer focused, he is expected to zero in on its news and sports business, particularly CNN, for a shakeup, according to people familiar with the situation.
The Investors Who Face Big Losses From the Quibi Collapse
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The Investors Who Face Big Losses From the Quibi Collapse
On Wednesday, video startup Quibi told its investors that it will shut down, a dramatic collapse of a digital media startup that launched just six months ago.
Quibi’s Short Life and Sudden Death: The Information’s Tech Briefing
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Quibi’s Short Life and Sudden Death: The Information’s Tech Briefing
The sudden death of Quibi, the short-form video streaming service launched by Hollywood veteran Jeffrey Katzenberg six months ago, is sure to generate plenty of “I-told-you-so’s” from people in the entertainment and tech industries.
Airbnb Taps Jony Ive for Design Help
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Airbnb Taps Jony Ive for Design Help
Airbnb has hired famed former Apple designer Jony Ive as a creative consultant ahead of its initial public offering, CEO Brian Chesky said Wednesday.