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Google Kubeflow, machine learning for Kubernetes, begins to take shape

Ever since Google  created Kubernetes as an open source container orchestration tool, it has seen it blossom in ways it might never have imagined. As the project gains in popularity, we are seeing many adjunct programs develop. Today, Google announced the release of version 0.1 of the Kubeflow open source tool, which is designed to bring machine learning to Kubernetes containers.

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DocuSign unveils IPO filing

DocuSign  has unveiled its IPO filing, confirming our scoop from last week. 

The company had previously filed confidentially and the timing of the filing revelation implies that DocuSign is hoping to go public in late April.

Founded in 2003, the San Francisco-based e-signature company has been an anticipated IPO for a while. It’s raised over $500 million over the past 15 years and has been valued as high as $3 billion. 

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Facebook will cut off access to third party data for ad targeting

In a surprise change, Facebook  will give up one major data source that the company uses to help advertisers target relevant users on the platform. The company just announced that it will end a feature called Partner Categories, launched back in 2013 out of a partnership between Facebook and major data brokers.

Third party data helps Facebook further atomize its user base into meaningful segments for advertisers. As TechCrunch explained when the data partnership first launched:

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Google Images Results on Mobile Will Now Show Captions

Google on Tuesday announced that it is adding captions to images shown in search results. With captions in Google Images, the search giant aims to provide “better visual discovery with more context” on the image results page. The image captions will start to roll out globally this week on the Google app (Android and iOS) as well as on mobile browsers. However, there is no information on whether the feature will roll out to desktop browsers in future.

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YouTube to Display Wikipedia Blurbs Alongside Conspiracy Videos

YouTube will begin displaying text from Wikipediaarticles and other websites alongside some videos in a couple of weeks as the unit of Alphabet’s Googleattempts to combat hoaxes and conspiracy theories on the service, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

Susan Wojcicki, speaking on stage at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas, displayed a mock-up of the new feature, which are called information cues.