Salesforce promoted Quip CEO Bret Taylor to serve as its president and chief product officer, putting him in charge of global product vision, go-to-market strategy, design and development. He replaces Alex Dayon, who has gone on to become the tech giant’s president and chief strategy officer. It’s a shift for Taylor, who joined Salesforce last year… (0 comment)

GUEST: My game “Everything is going to be OK” was included in Double Fine’s Day of the Devs. Yay! I’m happy to get publicity for my game, and Double Fine’s public event for indie developers in San Francisco looked like a great place for that. This is probably the first time, outside of E3, that this… (0 comment)

Amazon Web Services announced a series of updates to its Recognition service, which provides machine learning-based computer vision capabilities to cloud customers. The system will now be able to detect and recognize text in images, so customers can feed in signs and documents and get the contents of those images back for processing further. That… (0 comment)

Overhauling the tax code before Christmas would be a difficult task under “normal” conditions, yet Republicans in Congress are pledging to do just that with their tax bill. There’s just one big problem: It is a supremely poor tax plan that doesn’t provide middle-class tax relief while also serving as a substantial handout to the wealthy.… (0 comment)

Recently installed Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi revealed today that in late 2016 hackers accessed personal data of approximately 57 million Uber riders and drivers — a hack that previously went undisclosed. In a blog post, Khosrowshahi wrote that “two individuals outside the company had inappropriately accessed user data stored on a third-party cloud-based service that we use.” … (0 comment)

(Reuters) — Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co said on Tuesday that Meg Whitman was stepping down as chief executive officer early next year, sending its shares down 7.4 percent in trading after the bell. Whitman will be succeeded by current president Antonio Neri who takes over from Feb. 1. During her 6 year tenure at the… (0 comment)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The second day of a landmark criminal trial with grim, sweeping civil rights implications often felt more like farce than tragedy on Tuesday. Prosecutors and defense attorneys have only just begun to wrestle over the facts in an unprecedented series of felony trials stemming from the mass round-up arrest of hundreds of… (0 comment)
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