Lyft Market Share Growing Faster Than Uber

Controversy After a series of unfortunate incidents for Uber, its main rival Lyft is surging in the market. Bloomberg has reported that company’s gross booking grew 25% to more than $1 billion in the second quarter from more than $800 million in the previous period. That is a faster rate than Uber, which told investors that it expected its growth projections to be in the mid-teens for the same period. Uber has been dogged by controversy for a number of months. Earlier this year, Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick, was caught on film beating one his own drivers. The public criticised the attitude of Kalanick towards his own drivers.  It was also discovered that Uber, for over two years, was shortchanging their own drivers, with losses to drivers amounting to tens of millions of dollars. Emil Michael, SVP of Business at Uber, and possibly the second most important figure in the…

Machine Learning Research Released By Apple

Apple has launched a journal, documenting its innovations in machine learning. Launched this week, the online blog will demonstrate how Apple engineers are using machine learning technologies to build innovative products. Machine learning technology uses algorithms to program software so that it can learn from large sets of data and improve its output. Apple offers machine learning technology to app producers via Core ML. Apple uses this feature in a range of its existing products such as Siri, Camera and QuickType. Supported features for app designers include face tracking, face detection, landmarks, text detection, rectangle detection, barcode detection, object tracking, and image registration. Machine Learning Developments Critics have claimed that Apple has fallen behind in its development of machine learning technology. Google, the major Silicon Valley rival of the tech giant, has created a subsidiary, DeepMind. They have become the world leaders in machine learning technology features deep learning and…

Is Facebook Stopping Marriage Infidelity?

Facebook is making it harder for men to cheat on their wives, Mark Zuckerberg has said. The founder of the social network says people are using it to find out more about their partners, and uncover any secrets they may be hiding. The billionaire is currently on a tour of the US which many people believe is motivated by his presidential ambitions. He visited Williston, North Dakota, this week, and took to Facebook to explain how fracking and social media have shaped the dating scene there. According to Mr Zuckerberg, the invention of new fracking techniques led to thousands of workers – “mostly men” – from around the country moving to Williston and tripling the size of the town. “When oil prices dropped, some of this industry left and so did many people. This has led to some unique community dynamics,” he said. “First, the ratio of men to women…