• Google is pulling addiction treatment center ads worldwide

    6 monthes ago - By The Verge

    As addiction rates for illicit drugs has skyrocketed in the United States, many turned to Google to try and find places where they can find help - only to run into new issues. An entire industry has emerged online to advertise addiction treatment centers through the search engine, sometimes using deceptive tactics. Now, TechCrunch is reporting that Google is putting its global rehab advertising efforts on hold.
    Last year, a Verge report examined some companies used Google to take advantage of the its business listings to deceive addicts looking for care. Following that report, Google...
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  • Irish startup SoapBox Labs is building speech recognition tech for kids

    Irish startup SoapBox Labs is building speech recognition tech for kids

    6 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Irish startup SoapBox Labs is on a mission to create what it calls “the world's most accurate and accessible speech technology for children”, tech it plans to offer to third-party hardware and app developers. These span educational apps that support reading and language development, children's voice-control for IoT devices in the home, smart toys, and AR/VR experiences.
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  • New app Zeamo helps users find and access gyms on the fly

    New app Zeamo helps users find and access gyms on the fly

    6 monthes ago - By Digital Trends

    New York City-based startup Zeamo offers a free app to enable users to find and access more than 25,000 gyms on the fly and buy a day pass with the click of a button, with access across the world.
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