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Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry with Bryant Barr on stage at Disrupt | MARTINE PARIS It's not every day that an NBA great funds your company, shows off your swag at the NBA Finals, tweets about you to his 13.7 million Twitter followers, and pulls you on stage at Disrupt SF, one of the most popular tech startup events of the year, but that's exactly the dream that SnapTravel co-founder Hussein Fazal is living these days. “Since we launched two years ago, we've booked over a million nights and now have…

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt at Disrupt SF TECHCRUNCH At Disrupt SF, a leading startup tech conference taking place this week in San Francisco, machine learning took center stage as actor and entrepreneur Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Snowden, Inception, Looper, 500 Days of Summer) addressed concerns over the data-mining practices of the social media titans. Gordon-Levitt was at the show to promote his startup, HitRecord, a crowdsourced production company he founded in 2004 to facilitate creative collaboration among…

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Mark Zuckerberg introducing Facebook Horizon at OC6 FACEBOOK In a stunning reveal at Oculus Connect 6 (OC6) this week, Mark Zuckerberg presented a first look at Facebook Horizon, a social VR experience coming to the Oculus Quest and Rift platform in 2020. Zuckerberg introducing Facebook Horizon at OC6 FACEBOOK With Pixar-like graphics, the Horizon trailer showed a sunny wonderland of endless adventure for exploring one's authentic self. "In Horizon, you're going to be able to build your worlds and…

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Mapping forests with Microsoft AI SILVIA TERRA At the UN Climate Action Summit that took place on September 23 in New York City, Microsoft flexed its muscle as the world's most valuable company by showing that going green is as good for profits as it is for the planet. Having operated as carbon neutral since 2012, the trillion-dollar tech giant announced plans to add new grant partners to its Microsoft AI for Earth program and has shared its AI toolset and APIs with the Github developer community.…