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Twitter ‘smytes’ customers – TechCrunch

June 22, 2018

Twitter today announced it was acquiring the “trust and safety as a service” startup Smyte to help it better address issues related to online abuse, harassment, spam, and security on its platform. But it also decided to immediately shut down access to Smyte’s API without warning, leaving Smyte’s existing customers no time to transition to a new […]

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The most powerful female engineers of 2018

June 22, 2018

Gwynne Shotwell is the president and COO of SpaceX and was inducted into the Space & Satellite Hall of Fame earlier this year. She’s been at SpaceX since 2002, the year the company was founded, and became its president in 2008. By 2012, she’d helped SpaceX become the first privately funded company to send a […]

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Mission Workshop’s Radian rolltop starts simple but grows piece by piece – TechCrunch

June 22, 2018

Welcome to Bag Week 2018. Every year your faithful friends at TechCrunch spend an entire week looking at bags. Why? Because bags — often ignored but full of our important electronics — are the outward representations of our techie styles, and we put far too little thought into where we keep our most prized possessions. […]

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YouTube introduces channel memberships, merchandise and premieres – TechCrunch

June 21, 2018

YouTube creators are gaining a number of new tools to generate revenue from their videos outside of traditional advertising, as well as those that will help them better engage their fans, according to news the video streaming site announced today at the VidCon conference in Anaheim, California. This includes the rollout of channel memberships, merchandising, […]

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SpaceX nabs $130 million to launch an Air Force satellite with Falcon Heavy – TechCrunch

June 21, 2018

SpaceX beat out one other competitor to land a $130 million launch contract with the U.S. Air Force using its Falcon Heavy rocket. The award is an important validation of the Falcon Heavy, one of the most powerful rockets ever made. Under the contract, the Hawthorne, Calif.-based rocket company founded by Elon Musk will launch the […]

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Chrome’s Yalta 2.0 is a roomy rolltop that keeps up – TechCrunch

June 21, 2018

At first, I didn’t know where the Yalta fit in. With a 30L capacity, the Yalta 2.0 (Chrome Industries, $96) is not a small bag but it’s not massive either. It’s a little bulkier on the bottom than the top, an inversion of most bike-friendly bags that usually crunch most of your carry weight high […]

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The future of AI relies on a code of ethics – TechCrunch

June 21, 2018

Matthew Howard Contributor More posts by this contributor Brands, Platforms, The Live Video Labyrinth And How Everyone Can Win Facebook has recently come under intense scrutiny for sharing the data of millions of users without their knowledge. We’ve also learned that Facebook is using AI to predict users’ future behavior and selling that data to advertisers. Not surprisingly, Facebook’s business model […]

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MoviePass introduces surge pricing for the summer – TechCrunch

June 21, 2018

Starting in July, you might have to pay a little extra to see the newest blockbusters when using MoviePass . The movie subscription service has plans to instate surge pricing for non-annual subscribers starting at $2 for movies and times the app deems “very popular,” Business Insider reports. This comes one day after AMC announced its […]

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PayPal to buy Simility, a specialist in AI-based fraud and risk management, for $120M – TechCrunch

June 21, 2018

Payment provider PayPal continues apace with its acquisitions streak to bring more modern tools into its platform to serve its 237 million customers. Today the company announced that it is buying Simility, a fraud prevention specialist, for $120 million in cash. PayPal had been an investor in Simility (it owns three percent of the company, […]

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Microsoft backpedals on VR promise – TechCrunch

June 21, 2018

If you were still waiting patiently for the virtual reality features that Microsoft promised in 2016, then I have some bad news for you. During E3 last week, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer for gaming, Mike Nichols, told GamesIndustry.biz that the company had no plans to fulfill that promise. “We don’t have any plans specific to Xbox consoles in […]

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