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Tue, Jun 28 2016

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Chatbot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York

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Zachary Bogue RT @hkanji: An AI lawyer has overturned 160,000 parking tickets t.co/01vdpEYUdC
Alexis Lloyd RT @2noame: AI lawyer-bot takes on 250k cases in 21 mos. Wins 64% of them. Charges nothing. t.co/uDLVNEuMrl #basicincome t.co/Hioqc57dTe
Nimalan Magnificent RT @hkanji: An AI lawyer has overturned 160,000 parking tickets t.co/01vdpEYUdC
Thomas Baekdal RT @Ross: Chatbot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York t.co/4PCjVlrWDR
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Hillary Clinton's Initiative on Technology & Innovation

hillaryclinton.com – Jun 27 – Today's dynamic and competitive global economy demands an ambitious national commitment to technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. America led the world in the internet revolution, and, today, technology and the internet are transforming…
Chris Sacca RT @Techmeme: Clinton tech list: CS/STEM ed, more broadband, defense of net neutrality, privacy, security t.co/Sj9yEJ4nKe t.co/jRCzlFPexg
Techmeme Clinton tech list: CS/STEM ed, more broadband, defense of net neutrality, privacy, security t.co/Sj9yEJ4nKe t.co/jRCzlFPexg
sarah jeong This factsheet is actually nuts to read, knowing that HRC is such a huge proponent of TPP & TTIP t.co/A5OixWWG7w
John Scalzi Double spaces after a period all through that document, though. LIVE IN THE NOW, @HillaryClinton! t.co/v4N1KPcdaM
John Battelle Hillary Clinton's Initiative on Technology & Innovation t.co/pUvom20Cnw
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Remarks at the SASE Panel On The Moral Economy of Tech

idlewords.com – Idle Words > Talks > The Moral Economy of Tech This is the text version of remarks I gave on June 26, 2016, at a panel on the Moral Economy of Tech at the SASE conference in Berkeley. The other panel participants were Kieran Healy, Stuart…
⛄️ Sean Knox RT @_tessr: this sums up my fears and frustrations with the tech industry so well t.co/XwqECc3LgW t.co/v3W7kHOInN
nguyen ༼つ✿_✿༽つ RT @Pinboard: The text of a brief talk I gave yesterday at Berkeley to a group of social scientists in an unventilated auditorium: t.co/mypcBcRHZP
Nadia Eghbal 1st half of this quote conflates "programmer" and "entrepreneur" but highlighted part is t.co/IOLoDzh7q1
Paul Ford RT @_tessr: this sums up my fears and frustrations with the tech industry so well t.co/XwqECc3LgW t.co/v3W7kHOInN
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Lewandowski loses $1.2 million book deal

POLITICO – Cristiano Lima – Jun 28 – Corey Lewandowski had a $1.2-million offer from HarperCollins to write a book chronicling his time running Donald Trump's presidential campaign, but the publishing giant backed away from the deal amid concerns about Lewandowski's non-disclosure…
POLITICO Lewandowski loses $1.2 million book deal t.co/TQIgvS3QDS | Getty t.co/BZLrg2U6Qc
Michael Reckhow RT @BuzzFeedBen: Hey remember when @mckaycoppins broke this, and Lewandowski flatly lied t.co/4FaBMqF8LW
Fuego Lewandowski loses $1.2 million book deal t.co/EL6tcoHl8a via @blakehounshell
POLITICO The document that cost ex-Trump staffer Corey Lewandowski $1.2 million t.co/D8L81WuCrp | Getty t.co/A55gFdmLgd
Jim Roberts RT @BuzzFeedBen: Hey remember when @mckaycoppins broke this, and Lewandowski flatly lied t.co/4FaBMqF8LW
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Trump Campaign Lining Up Tyson and Ditka for Convention

Bloomberg.com – Jun 28, 2:18 AM – ESPN has nothing on this summer's Republican national convention. Donald Trump's campaign aides are lining up a slate of iconic sports figures to appear at the national convention in Cleveland next month—including former undisputed world…
Nait Jones Mike Tyson is going to speak at the GOP convention? This is going to be super entertaining must see TV t.co/lnZi8zk5rF
markson remember that old show the surreal life? t.co/1ySFjhuj35
Harry McCracken This is starting to sound like a demented alternate-reality version of the Jerry Lewis Telethon. t.co/lz44hRXJae
Farhad Manjoo This will be the first time a person with a face tattoo speaks at a national convention since Bob Dole t.co/LTKHhmhFZe
Keith Rabois At least Trump has some musical taste. t.co/Ih8Bkwtmm7
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Twitter Dives Into AR and VR, Hires Ex-Apple Designer To Lead New Team

UploadVR – Jun 28, 5:25 AM – CATEGORY: Social VR / VR Industry News Until recently Twitter has appeared dormant through the rise of two of Silicon Valley's hottest technologies, augmented and virtual reality, but the company's silence appears to be drawing to a close. Fresh…
tipatat Twitter Dives Into AR and VR, Hires Ex-Apple Designer To Lead New Team t.co/GES9Fo5olZ via @UploadVR
Christine Herron RT @Scobleizer: tip @techmeme t.co/oFtDyt9LkU Twitter hiring an entire VR/AR team is pretty key news.
Tommy Leep RT @UploadVR: .@twitter is diving headfirst into #VR and #AR via @WBMason @jack #VirtualReality t.co/jW5Jl4SsOt
Sean RT @bryanyeager: Twitter finally stepping up its game on the immersive media front t.co/WKoCwCOIVq #AR #VR
Marshall Kirkpatrick What's in Twitter that would be great in VR? Moments. t.co/ioFUyi6mke
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The top 17 startups to launch so far in 2016

businessinsider.com – Biz Carson – Jun 28, 8:00 AM – Great businesses can be launched any time, even when there is a downturn in funding. While the start of 2016 might have spelled trouble for some well-established startups, it also saw the birth of companies that are tackling everything from trying…
Sara Mauskopf Tfw you wake up to discover you're named one of the best startups of 2016 t.co/NVJBHybRNt
Homebrew RT @hunterwalk: Woo woo @cheddartv & @winnielabs in @bizcarson's Top Startups of 2016 t.co/I6lJuYll7F The top 17 startups to launch so far in 2016
Jason Lawrence Nazar "The Top 17 Startups to Launch So Far in 2016" on @businessinsider, cool piece @bizcarson & thx for @Comparably nod t.co/jAcc4KhkTe
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Summer Book Recommendations from the Smartest People We Know

firstround.com – Jun 28 – Our goal with First Round Review has always been to give you rare, unprecedented access to the people shaping the tech industry — specifically, the advice that they've gained through experience, or used to get where they are today. So when…
First Round RT @JoinKoru: Great summer reads from tech leaders including our own @Kristen_Hammy in @firstround article t.co/3gr53OnZYf
Howard L Morgan Summer Book Recommendations from the Smartest People We Know - t.co/peeMrIbm6X
Tommy Leep RT @TammyFabulous: Yes! Tons of fresh book recommendations on the @firstround Summer Reading List from the Smartest People We Know: t.co/J9mkuohtmV
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Zenefits Taps Salesforce App Cloud to Build Insurance Licensing Compliance App; Will Share Solution with Insurance Industry - Zenefits Blog

Zenefits – Kevin Young – Built on the Salesforce App Cloud, application helps Zenefits ensure only licensed brokers can sell insurance; company plans to make app available to industry for free. San Francisco (June 28, 2016) — Zenefits, a leading all-in-one HR…
Farhad Manjoo This is kind of an amazing thing, given the history t.co/ByXC7HEG0F
Marc Benioff RT @DavidSacks: 1/ Zenefits plans to open-source licensing controls we built for ourselves so entire industry can benefit. t.co/7jctHiJyEi
Ben Horowitz RT @DavidSacks: 1/ Zenefits plans to open-source licensing controls we built for ourselves so entire industry can benefit. t.co/7jctHiJyEi
Marc Andreessen RT @DavidSacks: 1/ Zenefits plans to open-source licensing controls we built for ourselves so entire industry can benefit. t.co/7jctHiJyEi
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Canada to lift visa requirements for Mexico

pm.gc.ca – Jun 28, 9:01 AM – The Government of Canada has made it a top priority to re-establish and strengthen our relationship with one of our most important partners, Mexico. To this end, Prime Minister Trudeau today announced Canada's intention to lift the visa requirement…
Steven Sinofsky RT @jbueza: Canada to lift visa requirements for Mexico | Prime Minister of Canada t.co/zA8mzrZOoB
Raju Narisetti The opposite of mostly everything in the world these days t.co/RPOidqlpVY
Kim-Mai Cutler RT @JustinTrudeau: I'm pleased to announce Canada will lift the visa requirement for Mexican visitors effective December 1, 2016. t.co/1WmZea2rsB