DuckDuckGo, the Internet Archive, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are going after LinkedIn. They’re arguing that accessing publicly available information via automated scripts is not a crime. LinkedIn thinks differently.
LinkedIn is understandably protective of its social graph and shuttered its more widely available API a few years ago (we were a regrettable casualty of that). It will be interesting to see how this plays out. It does seem the walls that LI has erected around its data may be under pressure. The full EFF post is in The Blurb below.
Just keep swimming
Apple’s latest patent for “radionavigation for swimmers” (i.e. navigation tech for swimming in open waters) could signal that improved fitness-tech functionality is coming to the Apple Watch.
Our friends at Microsoft Ventures are hosting the Innovate.AI competition to fund startups driving the future of AI and machine learning.
If you’re an AI-focused startup located in North America, Europe, or Israel, and you’ve raised less than $4M to date, you can apply now (and be considered for $5.5M in total prizes).
Applications close December 31st.
The Industry Standard
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.
IIoT Spotlight Podcast. An interview with CB Insights analyst Nick Pappageorge (@NpappaG) on the latest trends around venture capital in the industrial IoT market.