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How The Red Cross Has Survived In Crisis Mode For 150 Years

The ICRC has had to develop a management structure, policies, staff benefits, and all the other mechanics of a large company, with the added demand of operating in constant crisis mode. (Read more on Fast Company.)

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Pop-Up Disaster Relief Groups Are Navigating A Devastated Puerto Rico

Now groups founded in the wake of Harvey and Irma have crossed 1,000 miles of ocean to devastated Puerto Rico. They are also organizing efforts for the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Read more on Fast Company.)

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Intel debuts a deep-learning AI chip to battle Nvidia

Originally called Lake Crest, the chip gets its name from Nervana, a company Intel purchased in August 2016, taking on the CEO, Naveen Rao, as Intel’s AI guru. (Read more on Fast Company.)

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5G wireless boosters shouldn’t get their hopes up, says Morgan Stanley

Building 5G systems will cost a fortune—at least $225 billion worldwide—and demand for all those new technologies will take a while to materialize. (Read more on Fast Company)

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The American Black Cross Is Reinventing Disaster Relief

Fearing a repeat of those failings when Hurricane Harvey drenched Houston last month, a band of Texas entrepreneurs formed their own aid group whose name—the American Black Cross—addresses the political conflicts inherent in disaster relief on several levels. (Read more … Continue reading

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The Red Cross Presses Silicon Valley To Fight Cyberwarfare

War zones and war relief extend to cyberspace—through hacks that take out infrastructure as effectively as a bomb, through online posts that can provoke real-life violence, and through humanitarian needs that encompass connectivity and education. (Read more on Fast Company)

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The Cloud Is Getting A Lot Closer To You

Edge computing within these local nodes is the internet version of a reflex reaction. Mission-critical decisions can happen at the edge, without sending signals up the internet backbone to some “brain” in a giant, far-off server farm. (Read more on … Continue reading

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Forget YouTube—Cloudflare wants to make it easier for video startups to set up shop

Its new Cloudflare Stream service promises to make it easier and cheaper for startups that want to go beyond YouTube or Vimeo and set up their own services. (Read more on Fast Company)

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Trivago Bought An AI Startup That Eased Peoples’ Fears About Giving Up Data

But personalization requires personal information, something consumers in the two companies’ home territory of Germany are especially guarded about. (Read more on Fast Company)

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Can This Smartwatch Save Fitbit?

Hands on with the Ionic, the long-awaited watch that Fitbit suggests is more about building a better fitness tracker than going after Apple or Samsung. (Read on Fast Company)

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