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Even if Russia loses all of its matches, Putin is still the real winner of this World Cup

22 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images 32 teams are competing in the 2018 World Cup, and while one team will come out on top, there's another likely to emerge as a winner: Vladimir Putin.
Russia's team is predicted to finish at an all-time low of 70th place, but despite the rankings, Putin hopes that soccer will spark a nationalist mobilization among citizens.
Putin's goal is that, although Russia's national team may perform disappointingly low, merely hosting the 2018 World Cup will bring Russia citizens together on and off the field.
Half a million soccer fans will head to Russia to watch their...
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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's has advice for Facebook and Google: Don't make the mistake we did

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's has advice for Facebook and Google: Don't make the mistake we did

22 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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The backlash against Silicon Valley is growing.
Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, has some advice for the likes of Facebook and Google: Accept you've screwed up, and work with regulators to fix it.
He urged them not to take the same combative approach that Microsoft took under his leadership when faced with a antitrust lawsuit.
"Knowing what I know now, I would have resolved the issues," Ballmer said.
As Silicon Valley battles scandals and increasing regulatory scrutiny, Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has warned Facebook and Google not to make the same...
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What happens when an image of you becomes the top Google search result for stereotypes like 'bitcoin bro'

What happens when an image of you becomes the top Google search result for stereotypes like 'bitcoin bro'

22 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Google Images has an influential labeling power: Its algorithm determines whose face best represents a search term.
Everyday people appear under terms like "cat lady," "feminazi," and "bitcoin bro."
Google is only curating these online images according to relevance - humans are the ones who have attached such meanings to stereotypes through tags, captions, and accompanying text.
"If you look up the word stupid in the dictionary, there's a picture of you ," went the sickest burn on the elementary school playground, back before the dictionary was dishing out sick burns of...
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