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Instagram tests Direct Messaging on web where encryption 2020-01-14 12:49:27Instagram will finally let you chat from your web browser, but the launch contradicts Facebook’s plan for end-to-end encryption in all its messa

Instagram adds Boomerang effects as TikTok looms 2020-01-10 15:53:04TikTok has spawned countless memes formats from its creative effects, challenging Instagram for the filtered video crown. Now nearly five years after

Over two dozen encryption experts call on India 2020-01-09 16:24:28Security and encryption experts from around the world are joining a number of organizations to call on India to reconsider its proposed amendments to

Zuckerberg ditches annual challenges, but needs cynics to 2020-01-09 14:35:48Mark Zuckerberg won’t be spending 2020 focused on wearing ties, learning Mandarin or just fixing Facebook. “Rather than having year-to-yea

Daily Crunch: Twitter will let you limit replies 2020-01-09 13:03:13The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox ever

Facebook won’t ban political ads, prefers to keep 2020-01-09 09:48:06It’s 2020 — a key election year in the U.S. — and Facebook is doubling down on its policy of letting people pay it to fuck around wi

Twitter’s new reply blockers could let Trump hide 2020-01-08 15:22:18What if politicians could only display Twitter replies from their supporters while stopping everyone else from adding their analysis to the conversati

Facebook and eBay pledge to do more to 2020-01-08 10:14:35Facebook and eBay have made commitments to do more to stop fake reviews being sold on their platforms after coming under pressure from a UK markets re

What to expect in digital media in 2020 2020-01-08 05:35:09As we start 2020, the media and entertainment sectors are in flux. New technologies are enabling new types of content, streaming platforms in multiple

Daily Crunch: Facebook bans deepfakes 2020-01-07 13:02:13The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox ever

Facebook bans deceptive deepfakes and some misleadingly modified 2020-01-07 06:01:24Facebook wants to be the arbiter of truth after all. At least when it comes to intentionally misleading deepfakes and heavily manipulated and/or synth

Douyin, TikTok app in China, hits 400 million 2020-01-07 00:33:53China’s TikTok, which has taken the world by storm, is working its magic in its home nation, too. The Chinese version of TikTok, called Douyin,


Jimmy Kimmel has some handy ways to visualise New! 2020-01-21 08:05:06 Over the course of the three years he's been in office, how many lies do you reckon Donald Trump's told? Well, according to the Washington Post,

Sky is offering deals on data-heavy mobile plans New! 2020-01-21 08:01:30TL;DR: Sky is offering 10GB of data for £10 per month, saving you £5 per month on list price. Data is something that we all need, and Sky

Singing 'Happy Birthday' is awful for everyone involved. New! 2020-01-21 08:00:00Mashable's new series Don't @ Me takes unpopular opinions and backs them up with...reasonsWe all have our ways, but we may just convince you to chan

Disney+ is coming to Europe, where people can New! 2020-01-21 07:46:36Europeans, rejoice: Disney+ is coming to your shores ahead of schedule.  On Tuesday, Disney announced that the streaming service will be coming t

Greta Thunberg makes it clear at Davos 2020: New! 2020-01-21 07:22:28Greta Thunberg didn't mince words at Davos 2020. Addressing business and political leaders in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, sh

Josh Gad picked the absolute worst day to New! 2020-01-21 06:57:50 Warning: Contains big spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Movie set visits aren't easy to come by — especially when the movie in

Greta Thunberg warns that time is running out New! 2020-01-21 06:30:52 Greta Thunberg had a stark warning for world leaders as she delivered remarks while speaking on a panel of young environmentalists at the World Eco

Stephen Colbert's audition to fill Harry and Meghan's New! 2020-01-21 05:52:10 With Harry and Meghan now officially set to leave their royal titles and duties behind, Stephen Colbert has got wind that there might be a job open

Everyone should always have their read receipts turned New! 2020-01-21 05:30:00Mashable's new series Don't @ Me takes unpopular opinions and backs them up with...reasonsWe all have our ways, but we may just convince you to chan

This robot vacuum uses lasers to navigate around New! 2020-01-21 05:28:57TL;DR: The Neato Robotics D450 robot vacuum is on sale for £297.99 on Amazon, saving you 44% on list price. The list of robot vacuum cleaners on

'The Daily Show' runs through some of the New! 2020-01-21 05:12:12 MLK Day, which took place on Monday in the U.S., is intended to mark the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. But for some brand

Bring the bass with this cheap Bluetooth speaker New! 2020-01-21 04:57:28TL;DR: The Anker SoundCore 2 portable Bluetooth speaker is on sale for £29.99 on Amazon, saving you 27% on list price. Investing in one of

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Emissions of ultra-potent greenhouse gas surging, despite ban New! 2020-01-21 07:57:19Researchers have been shocked to discover that an extremely potent greenhouse gas that China and India promised to ban is at record levels. The post

Cubic Telecom raises €11m in funding from Act New! 2020-01-21 07:53:57After recently receiving €23.5m in funding from the European Investment Bank, Cubic Telecom has closed a further €11m in funding from Act Ve

What 2020 has in store for working life, New! 2020-01-21 07:52:47We heard from HR employees at Mastercard and MSD about their thoughts on what working life holds for the workforce in 2020. The post What 2020 has in

With 600m downloads, ‘fleeceware’ remains an issue on New! 2020-01-21 07:09:57Some of the 'fleeceware' apps discovered by cybersecurity firm Sophos include a horoscope app that charges more than $3,600 per year and a GIF-makin

Personio will launch in Ireland after $75m Series New! 2020-01-21 06:21:11Following a $75m Series C funding round, Personio will launch in Ireland and the UK, opening a new London office to support this expansion. The post

Greta Thunberg dismisses carbon capture as sole answer New! 2020-01-21 06:18:56Speaking as part of a panel at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Greta Thunberg warned that ‘nothing has been done’ to reverse the climat

Disney+ confirms Irish launch date and subscription price New! 2020-01-21 05:13:28From 24 March, Irish customers will be able to subscribe to streaming service Disney+, which offers content from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and

Insight’s Noel O’Connor: ‘AI is having a transformative New! 2020-01-21 05:00:43Noel O’Connor of the Insight SFI research centre discusses the future of AI and data analytics, the issue of diversity in STEM, and how he balan

Jamie Heaslip takes on full-time role at Dublin New! 2020-01-21 04:45:12Former Ireland and Leinster rugby captain Jamie Heaslip will now work directly with Flender CEO Kristjan Koik to develop the company’s brand and

Magnetic molecule tech lets us see breast tumours New! 2020-01-21 04:39:32Researchers in the UK have developed a new method of analysing breast tumours in real time to help decide a clearer plan of action. The post Magnetic

Why UX writing needs people ‘who care what 2020-01-20 07:45:38We talked to Jane Ruffino about her upcoming online course in UX writing at Berghs School of Communication in Sweden. The post Why UX writing needs pe

Large spider robot with special suckers can climb 2020-01-20 06:57:35Engineers have developed a spider robot with specially designed suction pads for scaling walls and rough surfaces. The post Large spider robot with

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Joe Biden derides game dev ‘creeps’ who ‘teach New! 2020-01-20 18:00:25Former US Vice President and current Presidential hopeful, Joe Biden, became the latest politician to make his disdain for video games plain — n

Review: Devialet’s Phantom Reactor is the David to New! 2020-01-20 17:54:52I first listened to the minuscule Devialet Phantom Reactors in the company’s New York showroom in late 2018.  Back then, I wrote 

Scientists invent robot that climbs surfaces like Spider-Man New! 2020-01-20 16:19:37A pair of researchers from Zhejiang University in China have developed a device that allows humans or robots to scale walls like the Amazing Spider-Ma

Snap founder says TikTok could dethrone Instagram New! 2020-01-20 16:14:05Evan Spiegel knows a thing or two about the social space. For eight years, his startup, Snapchat, has been chasing giants in this space. And now he th

Sundar Pichai offers a cryptic warning against over-regulating 2020-01-20 14:26:53Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet, wants the world’s governments to regulate artificial intelligence. In an opini

OnePlus 8 Pro leak confirms 120Hz display option 2020-01-20 14:22:11One of the OnePlus 8 Pro’s most anticipated changes is a move to a 120Hz display. That’s all but confirmed: OnePlus posted about the chang

Netflix snags international streaming rights to Studio Ghibli’s 2020-01-20 13:10:57After years of keeping its movies to theatrical releases and DVDs, Studio Ghibli‘s apparently going all-in streaming. Today it revealed it&rsquo

UK offers $130K for software that can trace 2020-01-20 11:39:12The UK has opened a contract worth £100,000 ($130,000) to procure software to identify when cryptocurrency is used to avoid paying taxes. In par

Here’s how to check your AirPods’ firmware version 2020-01-20 10:58:17Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. If you&

Half-a-million Teslas could be recalled after sudden acceleration 2020-01-20 10:49:02Half-a-million Tesla vehicles could be recalled as part of an investigation by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This fol

Radiohead launches digital ‘public library’ of the band’s 2020-01-20 08:20:24If you’ve ever spent hours trolling the web for information about Radiohead, today’s your lucky day. In a press release, the band announce

For under $20, you can record and save 2020-01-20 08:00:00Audials One 2020 ($19.99, 66 percent off from TNW Deals) is software that gives you back the power of enjoying your songs, films and TV series your wa


The Story of the 'Most Gruesome' Mistake of 2020-01-20 14:34:00Buying Dexter Shoe was a $9 billion error.

Beyond CBD: Four Emerging Cannabinoids To Watch In 2020-01-20 14:00:00As more brands dive into topicals, here's what you need to know about the booming CBD trend.

The Dangers of Overpromising and Under-Delivering 2020-01-20 13:00:00Seven potentially perilous outcomes of making careless assurances.

8 Podcasting Tips From the Hit 'Girls Gotta 2020-01-20 13:00:00With 2.5 million weekly downloads, their podcast is a booming business.

What Communicators Can Learn From Martin Luther King, 2020-01-20 13:00:00Looking back on the lessons in one of the greatest speeches in American history.

5 Can't-Miss E-Commerce Personalization Ideas 2020-01-20 12:00:00It's time to move beyond mere product recommendations.

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel Says TikTok Could Be 2020-01-20 11:34:41He says it's because TikTok focuses on talent, not likes.

Elon Musk Expect's SpaceX's First Crewed Mission Between 2020-01-20 10:46:51Crew Dragon could live up to its name this spring.

Go From Unmotivated to Goal-Oriented With These Hacks 2020-01-20 10:30:00Learn to be a high-achiever by acting like one.

Business Idea of the Day: Food Truck 2020-01-20 10:00:00Chase you culinary dream on wheels.

One Investment to Help You Sleep Better in 2020-01-20 09:30:00It's time to invest in restful nights.

Business Idea of the Day: Caterer 2020-01-20 09:30:00Love food? Love people? Bring your interests together with a catering business.

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It's Crunch Time for California Consumer Privacy Act 2020-01-15 15:19:22The CCPA -- widely considered to be the toughest law in the U.S. regulating the collection, storage and use of personal information -- went into effec

Adobe Offers Experience Manager as Cloud Service 2020-01-15 14:07:10Adobe has announced the availability of Adobe Experience Manager as a Cloud Service for B2B and B2C companies of all sizes. The service provides "a g

4 Marketing Automation Tools for SMB Success in 2020-01-14 14:53:28Marketing automation isn't a thing of the future -- it's very much a part of the here and now for small and midsized businesses across the world. Ho

What's in Your Containers? Try an Open Source 2020-01-14 07:00:00As most security pros know, application containers -- Docker, rkt, etc. -- and the orchestration elements employed to support them, such as Kubernetes

Building E-Commerce Wave: Social Media Shopping 2020-01-13 15:25:27Consumers are on social media constantly, scrolling through posts. Many have begun clicking on brand posts and making purchases. "Social commerce is

'Black PR' Firms Line Their Pockets by Spreading 2020-01-09 07:00:00PR companies long have been known for reshaping perceptions for their clients. Some now engage in "black PR" -- the calculated spread of misinformat

Facebook to Kick Out Some Deepfakes 2020-01-08 07:00:00Facebook has promised to remove certain "misleading manipulated media": videos edited or synthesized in ways that likely would mislead viewers to be

Chatbot or Human? Combine Both to Achieve Customer 2020-01-07 15:08:51Companies across industries are shifting toward an automated approach to customer relations. With the help of chatbots, businesses can reduce their cu

Few Households Have Taken the Gigabit Broadband Leap 2020-01-07 14:30:37Increasing numbers of connected devices in the home and greater consumption of streaming media are driving consumer demand for faster broadband speeds

Recommerce: The New Art of Secondhand Sales 2020-01-06 14:25:32Recommerce is booming, with companies meeting consumer demand for more affordable and sustainable alternatives to buying new. "I believe recommerce i

In 2020, Enterprises Will Unlock Hidden Value in 2020-01-03 07:00:00If 2019 was the year we identified the most acute challenges facing various industries -- in the form of macroeconomic trends as well as industry-spec

4 Keys to a Winning Amazon Marketing Strategy 2019-12-30 15:06:10Research indicates that 66 percent of online shoppers start their product searches on Amazon, and Amazon shoppers behave differently than buyers on ot

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