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Reddit adds a desktop night mode as it continues rolling out major redesign – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

For being one of the most visited websites on the web, Reddit‘s product has rocked a notoriously basic design for much of its existence. The site is in the process of slowly rolling out a major desktop redesign to users, and today the company announced that part of this upgrade will be native support for […]

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Some low-cost Android phones shipped with malware built in – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Avast has found that many low-cost, non-Google-certifed Android phones shipped with a strain of malware built in that could send users to download apps they didn’t intend to access. The malware, called called Cosiloon, overlays advertisements over the operating system in order to promote apps or even trick users into downloading apps. Devices effected shipped […]

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Uber in fatal crash detected pedestrian but had emergency braking disabled – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

The initial report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the fatal self-driving Uber crash in March confirms that the car detected the pedestrian as early as 6 seconds before the crash, but did not slow or stop because its emergency braking systems were deliberately disabled. Uber told the NTSB that “emergency braking maneuvers are […]

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Facebook and Instagram launch U.S. political ad labeling and archive – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Facebook today revealed that it’s chosen not to shut down all political ads because that could unfairly favor incumbents and candidates without resources to buy pricey TV ads. Instead, it’s now launching its previously announced “paid for by” labels on political and issue ads on Facebook and Instagram in the US, and its publicly searchable […]

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Google opens its G Suite for Education to home-school co-ops – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Google today announced it is changing the eligibility guidelines of its free G Suite for Education service to include home-school co-ops. Parents and teachers who run home-school co-ops will be able to sign up for it in the coming weeks. G Suite for Education includes all of Google’s usual online productivity tools and then layers a number of […]

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Inside Facebook’s anti-sex trafficking hackathon – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Tech giants put their rivalries aside for two days this week to code for a common cause: protecting children on the internet. Deep inside Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters, teams drawn from Uber, Twitter, Google, Microsoft and Pinterest worked through the night to prototype new tools designed to help nonprofits in their fight against child sex […]

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PayPal starts deeper integration with Google; users can now pay directly in Gmail, YouTube and more – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Google earlier this year rebranded all of its payment services under Google Pay to help it double down on making transactions across its platform more frictionless (and more used). Now comes another development: PayPal and Google are kicking off a deep integration, where users who add their PayPal details to their Google Play accounts will be […]

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Sinemia, a MoviePass competitor, launches cardless ticketing – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Sinemia is further differentiating itself from its main competitor, MoviePass. The moviegoing startup is launching a new feature today that gets rid of the need for people to have a physical card in order to purchase movie tickets. This comes after a number of new Sinemia customers reported long wait times for their debit cards […]

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WorkFusion adds to its $50 million with strategic investors as it bulks up for acquisitions – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

WorkFusion, a business process automation software developer, added two new investors to its $50 million April round. The company’s new strategic investors include the large insurance company, Guardian; healthcare services provider New York-Presbyterian; and the commercial bank, PNC Bank. Venture investor Alpha Intelligence Capital, which specializes in backing artificial intelligence-enabled companies, also participated in the […]

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ClassPass plans to add nine international cities by the end of 2018 – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

ClassPass, the studio fitness platform that gives users access to thousands of boutique fitness classes, has said it plans to expand internationally into nine new countries by the end of 2018. The company’s top priorities are consolidating its position in the UK and launching in three countries in Asia, according to chief executive Fritz Lanman. […]

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