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Serious political meeting upstaged by not-so-serious cat filter

MASHABLE.COM — Despite the images, Pakistani politician Shaukat Yousafzai is not wearing cat ears during a government meeting. Yousafzai was on the end of an unfortunate social media error when the cat filter in Facebook Live accidentally became active last Friday, plonking kitty ears and whiskers on him. “I…

Xbox Game Pass players on PC won’t need Xbox Live Gold for online games

MASHABLE.COM — Five words a reporter never wants to hear during an interview: “That’s a really good question.” It’s something I was told multiple times during a chat at E3 2019 with Liz Hamren, Corporate Vice President of Gaming Experiences and Platforms at Microsoft; and Jason Beaumont, program manager for Xbox Game Pass.

Can Elizabeth Warren Win It All?

NEWYORKER.COM — On September 20, 2016, John Stumpf, the C.E.O. of Wells Fargo, appeared before the Senate Banking Committee to defend his company’s role in one of the biggest financial scandals in recent memory. Wells Fargo employees, who were under pressure from senior management to meet overly aggressive sales…

Target checkouts hit by outage for a second day in a row

TECHCRUNCH.COM — Another day, another Target checkout outage. Many took to social media to complain that checkouts at the retail giant went down for a second day in a row. Many stores were only taking cash and gift cards. It comes after Target suffered a global point-of-sale machine outage on Saturday. Checkouts were down for more than two hours.

27 Instagram Tools Marketers Should Know About in 2019

BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social There are lots of Instagram tools that can help you with your Instagram strategy, but some of them are sharper than others. With more than two million monthly advertisers on Instagram, marketing with dull tools is not just a waste of time—it’s a competitive…

American Airlines now offers satellite-based Wi-Fi access across its mainline fleet

TECHCRUNCH.COM — American Airlines, the world’s largest airline by fleet size and passenger traffic, has finished rolling out satellite-based broadband Wi-Fi to its entire mainline narrowbody fleet of over 700 aircraft (that is, the Boing 737s and Airbus A319 and 320 that typically fly the company’s domestic routes).

Amazon Spark, the retailer’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, has shut down

TECHCRUNCH.COM — Amazon’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, Amazon Spark, is no more. Hoping to capitalize on the social shopping trend and tap into the power of online influencers, Amazon in 2017 launched its own take on Instagram with a shoppable feed of stories and photos aimed at Prime members. The experiment known as Amazon Spark has now come to an end.

Report: Huawei expects international smartphone shipments to plummet

TECHCRUNCH.COM — A month after being placed on a trade blacklist by the Trump administration, Huawei is reportedly steadying itself for international shipments of its smartphones to decline by 40% to 60%. According to a report in Bloomberg, Huawei may end up pulling shipments of the Honor 20, its flagship phone for overseas markets, if sales are poor.

All the Facebook Ad Targeting Options You Should Know

BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social Facebook targeting tools and resources are so effective that they’ve earned the platform billions in advertising revenue. More than two billion people use Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, or WhatsApp every day. That allows Facebook to collect a trove of information…

Amazon shuts down its social network that you forgot existed anyway

MASHABLE.COM — Amazon Spark, we hardly knew you. The shopping social network (a kinda gross concept to start with) disappeared from the internet and Amazon’s app some time in the past couple days, according to a report from TechCrunch. Spark launched in July 2017, and was described by your friends at Mashable as “the grossest, purest thing on the internet.” It attempted to bridge online shopping and authentic socializing while also bringing in sweet, sweet cash for Amazon. .

How ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ will bring out the best of the franchise

MASHABLE.COM — Sure, over the years it also became about being the mayor of your own town, or crafting, or collectibles. But from the beginning, the true heart of this nearly two-decade old franchise came from developing long-term connections, whether with adorable talking animal NPCs or IRL friends who could visit your virtual utopia. .

‘Framing John DeLorean’ documentary makes Musk’s Tesla all the more impressive

MASHABLE.COM — “It’s got cocaine, hot chicks, sports cars, bombed-out buildings, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, FBI agents, and hard-core drug dealers.” That dramatic description could easily be adjusted to describe Elon Musk and his electric car company Tesla, what with his high-profile girlfriends like Amber Heard and Grimes, that pot-smoking incident on the Joe Rogan podcast, his bizarre accusations of drug use, his fraught relationship with federal SEC officials, and, of course, plenty of cars.

The idea of criminalising prostitutes’ clients is spreading

ECONOMIST.COM — “ARE YOU getting enough satisfaction in your bedroom?” purrs the narrator of a recent advert for IKEA, a Swedish retailer. If not, the “IKEA Karma Sutra” has the solution: loft beds for those who “are not afraid to be on top”; lustrous duvet covers to bring “feelings of ecstasy”. Swedes have a…

How China’s first autonomous driving unicorn Momenta hunts for data

TECHCRUNCH.COM — up on the side of the road in jeans and a black T-shirt printed with the word “Momenta,” the name of his startup. Before founding the company — which last year topped $1 billion in valuation to become China’s first autonomous driving “unicorn” — he’d already led an enviable life, but he was convinced that autonomous driving would be the real big thing.

Jim Halpert invited Roy to the Stanley Cup final to savagely troll Pam

MASHABLE.COM — Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final is upon us and for the first year ever there might be more drama off the ice than on it thanks to the cast of *checks notes* off-air NBC comedyThe Office. Ever since stars John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer learned their favorite hockey teams — the Boston Bruins and the St.

LaLiga fined $280k for soccer app’s privacy violating spy mode

TECHCRUNCH.COM — Spanish soccer’s premier league, LaLiga, has netted itself a €250,000 (~$280k) fine for privacy violations of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) related to its official app. As we reported a year ago, users of the LaLiga app were outraged to discover the smartphone software does rather more than show minute-by-minute commentary of football matches — but can use the microphone and GPS of fans’ phones to record their surroundings in a bid to identify bars which are unofficially streaming games instead of coughing up for broadcasting rights.

Adjust raises $227M to measure mobile ads and prevent fraud

TECHCRUNCH.COM — Adjust is announcing that it has raised $227 million in new funding. The company, founded in Berlin back in 2012, has created a variety of ad measurement and anti-fraud tools — CEO Christian Henschel said the goal is to “make marketing simpler, smarter and safer.” says it’s now being used in more than 25,000 mobile apps for customers like NBCUniversal, Zynga, Robinhood, Pinterest and Procter & Gamble.

VW’s partnership with self-driving car startup Aurora has ended

TECHCRUNCH.COM — A spokesperson from VW confirmed the news, telling TechCrunch that “activities under our partnership have been concluded.” VW did not provide any further details. . Aurora didn’t provide any details either, accept to say VW Group has been a ” wonderful partner” since its early days of development of its self-driving vehicle stack dubbed the Aurora Driver.

YouTube is changing its notification system to address creator frustration

THEVERGE.COM — YouTube creators have long bemoaned the company’s irregular and untrustworthy notification delivery system, but new product changes are looking to address those frustrations. Notifications are now automatically set to personalized, according to a new blog post from the product team. That means…

I’ve been studying logos for decades. Here’s what changed this year

FASTCOMPANY.COM — Another year older, but the logo design industry shows no signs of old age. Like an unruly kid ripping through a stack of unopened presents, I eagerly dive into my annual logo report knowing an experience awaits. Sometimes it’s the gratification of what I’d hoped for, and the delightful surprise…

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