After rumors of the investment appeared last week, some Reddit users posted images and memes banned in China in protest of Tencent’s involvement: Winnie the Pooh’s likeness is banned in China because users have mocked its resemblance to President Xi Jinping; images of the iconic Tank Man from the Tiananmen Square massacre are censored in China because of state rules aimed at keeping internet users from opposing the government.
President Trump signed an executive order meant to spur the development and regulation of artificial intelligence — technology that many experts believe will define the future of everything from consumer products to health care to warfare.
Aimed at better educating workers in the field, improving access to the cloud computing services and data needed to build AI systems and promote cooperation with foreign powers, the “American AI Initiative” — which does not dedicate funding for AI research and development — comes amid concerns that China’s advanced technology development will surpass that of the United States.
[Cade Metz / The New York Times]Warning that the US will lose billions if the DACA program ends, a coalition of more than 100 business leaders and tech executives, including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, signed a letter demanding that Congress find a solution to protect people who grew up in the US after entering the country illegally as children with their parents.
The Coalition for the American Dream organized the letter, which was published as full-page ads in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
DoorDash grew faster than any other competitor in the US in the first half of 2018 and held a market share of nearly 18 percent, but it was still behind Uber Eats and Grubhub by market share; Grubhub remained the leader with about 34 percent of total revenue in the US online food delivery market, which was about $17 billion in 2018.
The company may also open the pop-up shop in other states, including New York if recreational cannabis becomes legal there.
[Alex Williams / The New York Times]Recode presents …Tune in to Twitter today for a live-tweeted conversation between Recode Editor-at-Large Kara Swisher and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
On the latest episode of Recode Decode, McNamee talks about his new book, Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.
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