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Instagram rolls out fan badges for live videos, 2020-10-20 10:07:43Instagram is today introducing a new way for creators to make money. The company is now rolling out badges in Instagram Live to an initial group of ov

Gowalla is being resurrected as an augmented reality 2020-10-20 10:00:17Gowalla is coming back. The startup, which longtime TechCrunch readers will likely recall, was an ambitious consumer social app that excited Silicon V

Handshake raises $80M more to build a more 2020-10-20 08:33:57College graduates this year (and perhaps in the near-term) have been looking for work in what is one of the most challenging job markets in a decade d

Vectary, a design platform for 3D and AR, 2020-10-20 07:49:00Vectary, a design platform for 3D and augmented reality (AR), has raised a $7.3 million round led by European fund EQT Ventures. Existing investor Blu

Daily Crunch: Pakistan un-bans TikTok 2020-10-19 18:15:37TikTok returns to Pakistan, Apple launches a music-focused streaming station and SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites. This is your Daily Crunch f

Who regulates social media? 2020-10-19 16:33:42Social media platforms have repeatedly found themselves in the United States government’s crosshairs over the last few years, as it has been pro

Facebook introduces a new Messenger API with support 2020-10-19 09:53:30Following the updates to Instagram and Messenger that delivered cross-app communication and other features, Facebook today announced its Messenger API

Pakistan lifts ban on TikTok 2020-10-19 08:06:42Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said on Monday it has lifted the ban on TikTok, 11 days after the South Asian nation’s telecom authority bl

Instagram’s handling of kids’ data is now being 2020-10-19 05:51:22Facebook’s lead data regulator in Europe has opened another two probes into its business empire — both focused on how the Instagram platfo

Daily Crunch: Twitter walks back New York Post 2020-10-16 18:13:41A New York Post story forces social platforms to make (and in Twitter’s case, reverse) some difficult choices, Sony announces a new 3D display a

Twitter is now allowing users to share that 2020-10-16 17:48:45Twitter has taken another step back from its initial decision to block users from sharing links to or images of a New York Post story reporting on ema

We need universal digital ad transparency now 2020-10-16 12:30:10We propose a new standard for universal ad disclosure that should be met by every platform that publishes digital ads.

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How 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' ruled the 2020-10-25 09:00:00In Tales of the Early Internet, Mashable explores online life through 2007 — back before social media and the smartphone changed everything.***F

Adele sings her hits, repeatedly, and has no 2020-10-25 08:50:12 This week, Saturday Night Live dared to ask: What if global pop star sensation Adele was a contestant on The Bachelor? The answer, it turns out, is

The Village People have a song for Donald 2020-10-25 08:36:24 Remember that time about 20 years ago on Oct. 13 when Donald Trump danced badly to the Village People and we all laughed? Well the Village People,

'Saturday Night Live' tackles the final Biden-Trump debate. 2020-10-25 08:24:51 This much can be said about Saturday Night Live's attempt to skewer the final debate showdown between Joe Biden and Donald Trump: It happened. Sor

Make a plan: How getting out the vote 2020-10-25 08:00:00How many times have you been reminded about the election today? Once? Twice? Too many times to count? With a little more than a week left to go before

25 refurbished Chromebooks on sale from Samsung, Dell, 2020-10-25 05:00:00If most of your day is spent in a web browser or using Google apps, you might want to consider a Chromebook, which has gained a ton of popularity as a

21 Marvel Funko Pop! figures on sale this 2020-10-25 05:00:00The holidays are about to roll around (even though it was clearly just February, right?), which means that you need to figure out what to use as stock

Here's how to *actually* get rid of pet 2020-10-25 05:00:00TL;DR: Keep your clothes clean with a two-pack of the FurZapper® pet hair remover for $12.99, a 13% savings as of Oct. 25.  How many hours of

Save on a pack of biodegradable hair ties 2020-10-25 05:00:00TL;DR: Invest in your ponytail with a pack of Terra Ties: 100% Organic and Biodegradeable Hair Ties for $10.99, a 26% savings as of Oct. 25. It's alw

Spice up your workouts with a pair of 2020-10-25 05:00:00TL,DR: Get the Powerbeats3 on sale for $77.99 as of Oct. 25, and finally get through a workout without your earbuds falling out.  Not an AirPods

Here's how to unlock American Prime Video from 2020-10-25 01:10:00SAVE 49%: A 15-month subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £5.31 per month as of Oct. 25, saving you 49% on list price. We hate to break thi

Make your own 3D video games using these 2020-10-25 00:00:00TL;DR: The Complete GameGuru Bundle is on sale for £22.98 as of Oct. 25, saving you 85% on list price. Every video game fan, at some point, has

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Why can’t I fix my own phone, toaster, 2020-10-24 13:00:43As critically ill COVID-19 patients started showing up in droves at emergency rooms around the world, ventilators became a crucial technology keeping

Why contact-tracing apps haven’t lived up to expectations 2020-10-24 10:00:46During the first wave of COVID-19, researchers at Oxford University built a computer model that suggested if 56% of the UK downloaded and used a conta

Here are 10 services on sale that can 2020-10-24 10:00:26TLDR: These 10 business resources can get your digital enterprise headed in the right direction. Whether you’re running your own business or jus

5 innovations shaping the future of train travel 2020-10-24 09:00:55What will the future of public transport look like? The major projects being planned today, such as the UK’s HS2 high-speed rail network, aren&r

How to create an AI that chats like 2020-10-24 06:00:55The goal of this guide is to build a system capable of chatting like you, using your own WhatsApp and Telegram chats as an machine learning datas

Here’s why scientists think women are better suited 2020-10-24 05:00:15Are women better astronauts than men? This question will become central to the selection of crews to the Moon, Mars, and beyond as we undertake the co

How to enable dark mode on all of 2020-10-23 19:44:51Welcome 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. Ah, dar

Galactic gas can help unveil what dark matter 2020-10-23 12:00:34The search for dark matter – an unknown and invisible substance thought to make up the vast majority of matter in the universe – is at a c

How to stop Google self-preferencing? Europe may not 2020-10-23 10:00:59After a wide-ranging 16-month investigation, a congressional subcommittee examining dominance in the technology industry last week recommended more th

Get PlayStation Plus, VPN coverage and 10 more 2020-10-23 10:00:40TLDR: The Complete Entertainment Bundle ft. PlayStation Plus brings together a dozen services, apps and streaming options so there’s always some

The UK’s first electric ferry runs on old 2020-10-23 08:28:28Earlier today, here on SHIFT, we looked at the results of a survey from UK consumer magazine Which?, which showed battery degradation in EVs is really

Why open ecosystems are the future of app 2020-10-23 08:26:03We can’t get enough of our mobile apps. There were 204 billion apps downloads last year, and that number is rising in 2020.  When app store

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The Only Thing That Scares Lovecraft Country Creator New! 2020-10-25 20:00:57Misha Green finds new ways to terrify viewers with each episode of Lovecraft Country--from a haunted house to demonic twins--but the creator herself d

Media Newsletters Are Booming, and Substack’s Co-Founders Lit New! 2020-10-25 20:00:46Last year, Substack's only employees were its three co-founders: Hamish McKenzie, Chris Best and Jairaj Sethi. Now, the San Francisco-based startup h

The 2020 Hot List: Honoring the Year’s Best New! 2020-10-25 20:00:44When the pandemic forced us all to begin sheltering in place in March, we leaned on TV, publishing and digital brands more than ever before to connect

Jon Favreau’s First-Ever TV Series Made Disney+ an New! 2020-10-25 20:00:33Ahead of Disney+'s debut last November, Disney executives needed a showstopping original series to convince even more consumers--not just kids and fa

The 2020 TV Hot List: The Year’s Biggest New! 2020-10-25 20:00:33This was already going to be a watershed year for the TV industry given the amount of new streaming services that entered the space in the past 12 mon

The 2020 Brands Hot List: The Companies and New! 2020-10-25 20:00:30For the past several years, the Hot List winners have been divided into three sections: television, publishing and digital. But this tumultuous year c

The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg Deftly Captains His Team New! 2020-10-25 20:00:26Even in a conversation, albeit over Zoom, Jeffrey Goldberg is first and foremost an editor: "There would be a comma there, by the way. Sorry, I tend

The 2020 Publishing Hot List: The Print and New! 2020-10-25 20:00:20Publishing has been one of the many industries bludgeoned by the pandemic, which shuttered many publications that had already been on life support pri

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Leads the Charge Against New! 2020-10-25 20:00:13Whether Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey intended to or not, he and his company set new standards this year for how social media platforms moder

Sarah Cooper’s Trump Lip-Syncs Turned Pandemic Boredom Into New! 2020-10-25 20:00:13It wasn't even a year ago that Sarah Cooper seriously thought about once again setting aside her dream of making it big as a comedian and heading bac

How Walmart Plans to Become a Force for 2020-10-23 17:16:04Key Insights: To be a better steward of the environment, Walmart committed to reducing emissions to zero by 2040. The retailer's commitment to greate

Lego CMO Says Playing Can Prepare the Next 2020-10-23 17:03:43Much has been made of the coming job apocalypse--a future rich in robots and AI that will not only supplant workers but demand the sorts of technologi