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Facebook’s Libra code chugs along ignoring regulatory deadlock 2019-11-15 16:50:13“5 months and growing strong” the Libra Association announced today in an post about its technical infrastructure that completely omits th

Daily Crunch: TikTok starts experimenting with commerce 2019-11-15 15:20:33The 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

Twitter makes its political ad ban official 2019-11-15 14:45:45The ban on political ads announced by Twitter two weeks ago has come into effect, and the rules are surprisingly simple — perhaps too simple. No

Despite bans, Giphy still hosts self-harm, hate speech 2019-11-15 09:00:08Image search engine Giphy bills itself as providing a “fun and safe way” to search and create animated GIFs. But despite its ban on illici

TikTok tests social commerce 2019-11-15 04:14:44TikTok is beginning to dabble in social commerce. The short-form video app said it has started to allow some users to add links to e-commerce sites (o

Homeis adds community tools for Mexican immigrants 2019-11-14 19:06:58Homeis, a startup building networking tools for immigrant communities, officially launched its community for Mexican immigrants this week. Co-founder

PR pitch to Ola reveals the inner workings 2019-11-14 18:10:52A UK PR firm pitching to run an account for Ola has proposed running a campaign to politicize ride-hailing as a tactic to shift regulations in its fav

Facebook quietly built “Popular Photos”, an in-app Instagram 2019-11-14 16:00:24Facebook is copying Instagram while simultaneously invading its acquisition with branding and links back to the mothership. TechCrunch has spotted Fac

Instagram tests hiding Like counts globally 2019-11-14 10:26:01Instagram is making Like counts private for some users everywhere. Instagram tells TechCrunch the hidden Likes test is expanding to a subset of people

Social network for motherhood Peanut raises $5M, expands 2019-11-14 00:00:39Peanut, an app that began its life as a match-maker for finding new mom friends but has since evolved into a social network of more than a million wom

Facebook says government demands for user data are 2019-11-13 12:15:58Facebook’s latest transparency report is out. The social media giant said the number of government demands for user data increased by 16% to 128

A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of 2019-11-12 15:41:45A federal court in Boston has ruled that the government is not allowed to search travelers’ phones or other electronic devices at the U.S. borde


NASA scientists swooped over Antarctica and captured a New! 2019-11-18 18:10:33Antarctica is insane. As Antarctic scientist Ted Scambos has repeatedly told me, the lofty mountains on this remote southern landmass are literally up

Disney+ launches in Australia, with (almost) every Simpsons New! 2019-11-18 17:16:25After a shaky but undeniably massive launch day last week, the House of Mouse's streaming platform Disney+ has arrived in Australia, New Zealand and

This playlist of the worst songs to have New! 2019-11-18 16:41:25On Monday, a sex playlist went viral on Twitter: But it's not just any Spotify-curated sex playlist, like Silk Sheets or Sexy as Folk. This playlist

Snapchat says, unlike Facebook, it will fact-check political New! 2019-11-18 16:01:30We now know Snapchat’s position in the great online political advertising fact-checking debate. Snapchat will indeed fact-check political ads in

Dunkin’ to end use of styrofoam cups for New! 2019-11-18 14:50:59The styrofoam cups, a long-time staple of the chain, would be phased out by double-walled paper cups. The paper cups will completely replace the styro

Tesla Model 3 updated to be faster New! 2019-11-18 14:50:26According to Tesla’s numbers, the update makes the Model 3 faster than many other sports cars. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Tesl

Ford unveils first all-electric Mustang Mach-E New! 2019-11-18 14:49:51The SUV-like car comes with a massive 89 kWh battery, features fast charging, and will be available in 2020. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Vid

This interactive digital installation creates new worlds out New! 2019-11-18 14:49:21Created by teamLab, the "What a Loving and Beautiful World" exhibit was created to showcase the relationships between humans, words, and nature. Rea

Juno abruptly shut down and refers riders to New! 2019-11-18 14:47:04The clock is ticking to take your final Juno ride. The New York-only ride-sharing service announced Monday that by 6 p.m. that same day it would cease

Lauryn Hill dropped her first new song in 2019-11-17 16:28:20 It's not every day you hear a new song from the iconic Ms. Lauryn Hill. Actually, it's such a rarity that her most recent drop on Friday, Nov. 15

Lyft cuts scooter service in several cities, lays 2019-11-17 14:23:30Lyft has announced some cuts to its current scooter business, pulling out of six markets and laying off a handful of employees from its bikes and scoo

Harry Styles gets way too thirsty on Sara 2019-11-17 14:06:11 Branded social media hard world to navigate nowadays, so we don't blame Harry Styles' character for not nailing it in this Saturday Night Live sk

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Apple is holding a surprise event in December, New! 2019-11-18 18:06:49Here’s a surprise: Apple has one more event in store for the year, and this time it’s for… apps? The company sent out invites to an

Microsoft’s killing the Cortana app in most markets New! 2019-11-18 16:33:37The latest blow to the world’s greatest Halo shout-out, Microsoft revealed via support pages that it’ll soon be shutting down th

The Modern Warfare reboot is alright, but it’s New! 2019-11-18 16:24:12A tiny speck of light reflects off the enemy’s scope and flashes in my peripheral. I’ve got a few milliseconds to react before a projectil

Report: Apple is giving the 13-inch MacBook Pro New! 2019-11-18 14:50:53Apple may have announced a new MacBook Pro with a 16-inch screen last week, but it seems the star of the show was the new keyboard. Well, ‘new&r

IBM’s ‘Code and Response’ documentary proves developers can New! 2019-11-18 14:28:19IBM‘s upcoming “Code and Response” documentary is an hour-long tour-de-force showcasing several developer–activists using tech

FBI spoke with George Bush’s brother over $300K New! 2019-11-18 14:10:12The attorney for alleged OneCoin money launderer Mark Scott has made an interesting claim in court: that Neil Bush, the brother of former president Ge

Ubisoft turns Assassin’s Creed into an audio drama New! 2019-11-18 13:08:00Ubisoft today revealed it’s collaborating with Audible on a new audio drama, set in the Assassin’s Creed series. This new venture, called&

Senior UK judges say cryptoassets, including Bitcoin, are New! 2019-11-18 12:10:15Cryptoassets can be treated as tradeable property and smart contracts are “enforceable agreements” under English law. That’s accordi

Hands-on: Google Stadia works as advertised, but lacks New! 2019-11-18 11:59:16While both Microsoft and Sony are waiting until next year to release their next generation of game consoles, Google is beating them to the fight. With

Pokémon Sword & Shield are fantastic — but New! 2019-11-18 11:18:48On Friday evening, I finally started playing the long awaited Pokémon Sword & Shield. These is the first ‘proper’ Pok

DIYers love it! Fix things with this liquid New! 2019-11-18 08:00:00Right now, you can try out this ultra-cool Bondic Pocket 3D Liquid Plastic Welding Kit at almost half off the retail price for as low as $14.99 from T

Decoding how some animals pause pregnancies could unlock 2019-11-18 06:53:26Putting your pregnancy on pause until the time is right to give birth sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, but for many mammals what’s k

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Previewing Dreamforce 2019 2019-11-13 15:11:21Dreamforce is next week. Once again, the sold-out show will be headquartered at San Francisco's Moscone Center and overflowing to neighboring hotels.

Google to Shame Slow-Loading Websites 2019-11-13 13:42:01Google plans to use performance badges to warn users of slow-loading websites ahead. It will consider historical load latencies first, and later may e

Apple Card Algorithm May Tilt Favorably Toward Men 2019-11-12 07:00:00New York regulators have initiated an investigation into a tech entrepreneur's complaint that credit limits for the new Apple Card are based on gende

The Rise of Technology in Scaled Event Marketing 2019-11-11 14:55:38The amount of data we create each day is astronomical. The digital universe likely will reach 44 zettabytes in 2020 -- 40 times more bytes than there

Calling All Retailers - Ready or Not, CCPA 2019-11-09 07:00:00We're just a few short months away from the California Consumer Privacy Act going into effect. The regulation brings privacy rights to residents in C

Hello Streaming Services, Move Over Cable TV 2019-11-07 11:50:44Streaming services -- like HBO Max from AT&T's WarnerMedia, Peacock from Comcast's NBCUniversal, Apple TV+, Disney+ and many others -- are clear

The CRM-ization of Healthcare 2019-11-06 14:16:43We've been watching the CRM-ization of healthcare for a while. Salesforce recently embarked on parallel paths. The obvious option was to build tools

Data Brokers' Secret Scores Can Cripple Consumers 2019-11-06 07:00:00Many businesses have been using secret scores created by data brokers to determine how much to charge consumers, whether to allow purchase returns, an

Voice Commerce: It's a Natural 2019-11-05 13:24:28Consumers increasingly are shopping by voice rather than typing on a keyboard or searching on a phone. People are growing more comfortable with voice

DevOps for Salesforce Lightning 2019-11-04 15:09:17The tools you work with have a lot of impact on what you can accomplish, and the more sophisticated the tools the better -- especially in software. Be

Retailers: Prepare Now for Holiday Outages 2019-11-04 14:44:54In the age of fast shipping and one-click ordering, a single technical glitch can be detrimental to retail sales. A server outage during the holiday s

The Force May Be With Microsoft 2019-11-02 07:00:00The Pentagon has awarded its $10 billion contract for cloud computing to Microsoft. The program -- which goes by the acronym "JEDI" for "Joint Ente

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A Homeless Man Randomly Dumps Bucket Of Hot 2019-11-12 18:49:43A homeless man abruptly pulled a woman out of her out of a vehicle dragged her in the middle of the street, and splashed a bucket of diarrhea on her h

Trust and Truth Online 2019-11-12 08:00:41In the past, consumers have been able to put their trust in news sources to provide accurate information. But, as the age of social media continues to

Woman Blocked By Bank Because Her Voice Is 2019-11-11 20:56:38A woman has come out and said that her bank has mistaken her for a male as a result of her low-pitched voice. Lorraine Chademunhu explained she’

Orangutan Granted Legal Personhood, Relocates To Florida, Becomes 2019-11-08 19:49:06In a milestone ruling, ‘Sandra’ the orangutan, was granted legal personhood by a judge and has now relocated to central Florida. Judge Ele

Kayaker Posts Video Of Monkeys Doing Cannonballs Into 2019-11-07 18:57:56A kayaker shot a video on Oct. 29 and recently shared it online of a pack of monkeys at Silver Springs State Park doing cannonballs into the Silver Ri

Catholic Church Launches Investigation After Two Nuns Become 2019-11-06 18:33:38Two nuns are being intensely probed by the Roman Catholic Church after they turned up with buns-in-the-oven during missionary trips. The women, who ar

Video Displays Woman At Festival Spraying Her Breast 2019-11-05 16:02:17A super bizarre video exhibiting a woman squirting breast milk around at various festival-goers has recently gone viral online. The clip, tapped by Er

Fake Officer Joins Real Police Chase, Then Cuffs 2019-11-04 17:01:52A man from North Carolina was arrested after law enforcement say he pretended to be an officer during a police chase, local media outlets report. Cops

Woman Believing She’s A Wolf Bites ‘Vampire’ Neighbor’s 2019-11-01 20:57:44A woman has been detained after believing she was a wolf and then successively biting off the ear of her ‘vampire’ next-door neighbor. Asi

Sperm Bank Under Fire After Lady Gives Birth 2019-10-31 20:29:21A court has mandated the halting of an international sperm bank’s site in Russia after a lady gave birth to a kid with dwarfism. The unidentifie

Males Are Funnier Than Females, Recent Study Claims 2019-10-30 16:22:18Researchers viewed various studies in which people compared humor between genders – without first knowing their sex – finding 63% of males

Funeral Turns Up After Woman Mistakenly Brings Cake 2019-10-30 12:44:05Typically, wakes are not a fun affair. However, one in Germany turned all the way up after people inadvertently consumed cake laced with marijuana. Fu

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