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Chicken nuggets grown in a lab

Can chicken nuggets grown in a lab actually taste like... well... chicken? The BBC's James Cook put JUST's chicken to the test.
2018-10-15

Periscope broadcasters can now assign their own chat moderators

It’s going to be harder for trolls to disrupt Periscope broadcasts. The Twitter -owned live-streaming app has offered chat moderation capabilities for years, but it has so far relied on group moderation. That means when users flagged a comment as abuse, spam or harassment, Periscope would randomly select a few other viewers to take a […]
2018-10-16

A fictional Facebook Portal videochat with Mark Zuckerberg

TechCrunch: Hey Portal, dial Mark Portal: Do you mean Mark Zuckerberg? TC: Yes Portal: Dialling Mark… TC: Hi Mark! Nice choice of grey t-shirt. MZ: Uh, new phone who dis? — oh, hi, er, TechCrunch… TC: Thanks for agreeing to this entirely fictional interview, Mark! MZ: Sure — anytime. But you don’t mind if I […]
2018-10-13

Facebook News Feed now downranks sites with stolen content

Facebook is demoting trashy news publishers and other websites that illicitly scrape and republish content from other sources with little or no modification. Today it exclusively told TechCrunch that it will show links less prominently in the News Feed if they have a combination of this new signal about content authenticity along with either clickbait […]
2018-10-16

Chinese Insurance Giant Ping An Bets on Blockchain, AI, Cloud in Fintech Push

Ping An Insurance, the largest insurer by market value in mainland China and second-largest life insurer in terms of premiums, is betting on technologies including blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud to pursue its fintech push. At the firm’s Investor Day in Shenzhen last week, themed Core Finance, some of Ping An’s top executives delivered […] The post Chinese Insurance Giant Ping An Bets on Blockchain, AI, Cloud in Fintech Push appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-10-15

Chinese Startup Cobo Raises US$13M Series A for Crypto Wallet Hardware and App

Cobo, a cryptocurrency startup headquartered in Beijing, has raised US$13 million in a Series A funding round from DHVC and Wu Capital to further develop its consumer blockchain products and support the expansion of its product lines into additional markets globally. Cobo offers two flagship consumer products: Cobo Wallet and Cobo Vault. Cobo Wallet is […] The post Chinese Startup Cobo Raises US$13M Series A for Crypto Wallet Hardware and App appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-10-17

Gibraltar Commits to Train New Generations and Professionals on Blockchain

The government of Gibraltar has announced the launch of a new advisory group focused on creating education courses covering new technologies such as blockchain. The New Technologies in Education (NTiE) group will be a joint initiative between the government and the University of Gibraltar in collaboration with several tech companies based in the country. The […] The post Gibraltar Commits to Train New Generations and Professionals on Blockchain appeared first on Coinjournal.
2018-10-19

Hinge is first dating app to actually measure real world success

Dating app Hinge is today launching a new feature aimed at improving its recommendations, based on whether or not matches had successful real-world dates. The feature may also help to address one of the major problems with today’s dating apps: that no one knows how well they actually work. After all, it’s one thing to […]
2018-10-16

Facebook bans hundreds of clickbait farms for ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’

Facebook has announced a relatively small but significant purge of bad actors from the platform: 810 pages and accounts that have "consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior." It may not seem like a lot, but it sounds like the company is erring on the side of disclosure even if the news isn't particularly hard-hitting.
2018-10-12

A fictional Facebook Portal videochat with Mark Zuckerberg

TechCrunch: Hey Portal, dial Mark Portal: Do you mean Mark Zuckerberg? TC: Yes Portal: Dialling Mark… TC: Hi Mark! Nice choice of grey t-shirt. MZ: Uh, new phone who dis? — oh, hi, er, TechCrunch… TC: Thanks for agreeing to this entirely fictional interview, Mark! MZ: Sure — anytime. But you don’t mind if I […]
2018-10-13

So wird Ihre Kfz-Versicherung richtig günstig

Bei fast keiner Versicherung können Verbraucher so leicht Kosten sparen wie bei der Auto-Police. Und die Preiskurve der vergangenen Jahre zeigt: Gerade im Herbst kann der Wechsel mehrere hundert Euro bringen.
2018-10-20

Weltklimarat sieht gesamtes Klimasystem gefährdet

Ein Zusammenbruch des gesamten Klimasystems könnte bevorstehen, wenn die Ziele zum Klimaschutz bis spätestens 2050 nicht eingehalten werden. Die Braunkohle-Nutzung in Deutschland spielt dabei eine entscheidende Rolle.
2018-10-19

Twitter tests out ‘annotations’ in Moments

Twitter is trying out a small new change to Moments that would provide contextual information within its curated stories. Spotted by Twitter user @kwatt and confirmed by a number of Twitter product team members, the little snippets appear sandwiched between tweets in a Moment. 👀Annotations adding context 🧐 https://t.co/ks6TUw8uYF — Gasca 🔥🦉 (@gasca) October 18, […]
2018-10-18

No, your Twitter was not hacked

Twitter users on iOS were hit with a strange bug today. Instead of receiving notifications that included the tweet itself, they received a string of alphanumeric characters. The issue only affected iOS users, we confirmed with the company, and has since been resolved. Twitter was quick to address the problem, following complaints from Twitter users […]
2018-10-16

A fictional Facebook Portal videochat with Mark Zuckerberg

TechCrunch: Hey Portal, dial Mark Portal: Do you mean Mark Zuckerberg? TC: Yes Portal: Dialling Mark… TC: Hi Mark! Nice choice of grey t-shirt. MZ: Uh, new phone who dis? — oh, hi, er, TechCrunch… TC: Thanks for agreeing to this entirely fictional interview, Mark! MZ: Sure — anytime. But you don’t mind if I […]
2018-10-13

Jean-Luc Mélenchon auditionné pendant 5 heures par la police

Deux jours après la perquisition des locaux de son parti, le leader de la France insoumise a été interrogé, jeudi, par la police anticorruption dans le cadre de deux enquêtes. Jean-Luc Mélenchon a dénoncé une "manœuvre politique".
2018-10-18