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Twitter will give political candidates a special badge during US midterm elections Ahead of 2018 U.S. midterm elections, Twitter is taking a visible step to combat the spread of misinformation on its famously chaotic platform. In a blog post this week, the company explained how it would be adding “election labels” to the pro
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Apple will add government App Store takedown requests to transparency reports Apples set to up the ante with its transparency report. The same day it dropped the latest version of the twice-yearly document, the company committed to including in future updates government takedown requests for the App Store. The report covering July
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Former journo Alexia Bonatsos takes the wraps off her new venture fund, Dream Machine Five years ago, Alexis Bonatsos, ne Tsotsis, was co-editor of TechCrunch, a job that made her renowned in startup circles and familiar with a wide number of startups and their founders. What she really longed to do, in fact, was invest in some of them. &#
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Collections is a better way to organize those photos you snap as mental notes Wi-Fi password sticker on your router? Snap. Cute sweater in a store’s window display? Snap. Party invitation? Snap. Cool gift idea for mom? Snap.If any of this sounds familiar to you, then you probably also use your iPhone’s camera to take ph
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Tesla brings on new VP of engineering from Snap Tesla announced a number of new hires today, including Stuart Bowers, who is joining as VP of engineering. Bowers is joining Tesla from Snap, where he worked as VP of monetization engineering.Other new hires include Neeraj Manrao, who left Apple to become
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Facebook has a very specific Pepe the Frog policy, report says Facebook doesn’t ban fictional characters with hateful content as a rule, but interestingly Pepe the Frog is well enough established as a hate speech symbol that Facebook has a very particular policy devoted only to the cartoon frog. Motherboard got
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Fortnite had a $296 million April Just how big Fortnite? Very big. Very, very big. $296 million in April, big. Thats according to SuperData Research (via The Verge), a service that tracks digital game sales. The number, which includes sales from the console, mobile and PC versions of the
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Yahoo shuts down social savings app Tanda only months after launch Well, that didn’t take long. Yahoo Finance’s new social savings app Tanda, which launched just this January, is already shutting down. The company announced the news of the app’s closure via a blog post, which vaguely hinted at a lack of
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US news sites are ghosting European readers on GDPR deadline A cluster of U.S. news websites has gone dark for readers in Europe as the EU’s new privacy laws went into effect on Friday. The ruleset, known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), outlines a robust set of requirements that internet compani
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Riminder raises $2.3 million for its AI recruitment service French startup Riminder recently raised a $2.3 million funding round from various business angels, such as Xavier Niel, Jean-Baptiste Rudelle, Romain Niccoli, Franck Le Ouay, Dominique Vidal, Thibaud Elzire and Fred Potter. The company has been building a
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