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Climate change is a remorseless threat to the world’s coasts

ECONOMIST.COM — IMAGINE A HUGE horizontal A-frame: a recumbent, two-dimensional Eiffel Tower. Pin a pivot through its tip, so it can swivel around 90 degrees. Then add to its splayed feet something like the rocker of a rocking chair, but 210 metres long, 22 metres high and 15 metres wide. Now double it: picture,…

Porsche is integrating Apple Music into the all-electric Taycan

TECHCRUNCH.COM — said Monday it will integrate Music into its upcoming all-electric Taycan sports car, the first time the music streaming service has been offered as a standalone app within a vehicle. The announcement illustrates the latest efforts by Porsche to focus on digital entertainment in its vehicles as well as its further alignment with Apple.

How-to: Exhibit for free in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin 2019

TECHCRUNCH.COM — We love a good how-to, especially one that saves early-stage startup founders money and positions them for mad success. We’re talking about how to apply to be a TC Top Pick and exhibit at Disrupt Berlin 2019 — for free. Our TC Top Picks program is what we call a pre-Disrupt competition. If you’re a founder of an early-stage startup this is your chance to win a free Startup Alley Exhibitor Package and a VIP experience in Berlin.

Social Media Etiquette: 12 Dos and Don’ts for a Successful Marketing Strategy [Infographic]

SOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — Are you looking for ways to improve your social media strategy? Are you just getting started with social media and want to learn the etiquette you should follow? The team from Salesforce share a list of key social selling “dos and don’ts” in this infographic. The listing serves as a good reminder of important considerations to keep in mind, each of which can have a significant impact on your social media marketing performance.

How to Schedule IGTV Videos from Your Desktop in 9 Steps

BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social Wondering how to schedule IGTV videos from your desktop? You wouldn’t be the only one. If you know anything about creating video content for social media, you know that it takes a lot of effort, time, and money. Who wouldn’t want the ability to schedule their videos in…

The Bugatti Centodieci is a $8.9 million homage to the early 90s EB110 supercar

TECHCRUNCH.COM — The Centodieci is the French automaker’s most powerful supercar yet — coming in a skosh above the Chiron at 1,600 horsepower. But it’s not just the power — or the $8.9 million price tag — that makes the Centodieci stand out. The angular supercar, still dotted with the signature design elements, tips its hat to the mid-engine EB110 supercar that debuted in 1991 when the company was owned by Romano Artioli.

Tesla pitches a solar rental program to boost its renewable energy business

TECHCRUNCH.COM — Tesla is pitching customers on a new rental offering for solar power as a way to revive the flagging fortunes of its renewable energy business. Once among the largest installers of renewables in the country through Tesla has seen its share of the market decline significantly since its acquisition of SolarCity three years ago.

As face-recognition technology spreads, so do ideas for subverting it

ECONOMIST.COM — POWERED BY advances in artificial intelligence (AI), face-recognition systems are spreading like knotweed. Facebook, a social network, uses the technology to label people in uploaded photographs. Modern smartphones can be unlocked with it. Some banks employ it to verify transactions. Supermarkets…

Attacks on Arsenal players shed light on Britain’s diverse underworld

ECONOMIST.COM — YOU DON’T mess with Sead Kolasinac. Fans of Arsenal Football Club call their beefy left-back “the tank”. Last month he proved that he is also a formidable opponent off the pitch. When he and his teammate Mesut Ozil were set upon by knife-wielding robbers a few miles west of their north London…

Why Tesla should reconsider its stance against heads-up displays

MASHABLE.COM — After eight hours of driving through heavy traffic, re-routed directions to avoid congestion, and a close call with the highway patrol, I was more than grateful for the bright glow of information projected onto my windshield. The 2019 Lincoln Navigator I was driving from New York City to northern…

HPE Growth backs WeTransfer in €35M secondary funding round

TECHCRUNCH.COM — WeTransfer, the Amsterdam-headquartered company that is best know for its file-sharing service, is disclosing a €35 million secondary funding round. The investment is led by European growth equity firm, HPE Growth, with “significant” participation from existing investor Highland Europe. Being secondary funding — meaning that a number of shareholders have sold all or a portion of their holding — no new money has entered balance sheet.

The hidden, magical, inclusive world of Fairytale Instagram

MASHABLE.COM — Instagram is usually built around blurring the line between fantasy and reality in all the wrong ways. Scrolling through your feed now is like an endless barrage of monotonous everyday bullshit framed and filtered to look like perfect, impossible ideals of “authenticity.” Here’s this simple vegan meal you can make at home right now — if you’ve got all these specialized, expensive ingredients on hand!

Cybersecurity conference attendees possibly exposed to IRL virus

MASHABLE.COM — They, perhaps more than any other gathered group of industry professionals, know how to defend against viruses. Just, maybe, not this kind. . Hackers and cybersecurity researchers who attended this year’s annual Black Hat information security conference in Las Vegas found themselves on the receiving end of the wrong kind of security notification.

L.A.-based Upfront Ventures has two new general partners, bringing its GP count to eight

TECHCRUNCH.COM — Upfront Ventures, the 23-year-old, L.A.-based venture capital firm, is gearing up for far more deal-making. In addition to filing paperwork with the SEC this summer to raise its third growth-stage investment fund (it is also investing a $400 million early-stage fund and probably announcing another soon), the firm just added two new general partners to its line-up of investors.

Should America rule out first use of nuclear weapons?

ECONOMIST.COM — PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA promised that he would reduce the role that nuclear weapons played in America’s national security strategy. His successor has done the opposite. In a review of nuclear policy published in February 2018, Donald Trump seemed to expand the circumstances in which America might…

Traces AI is building a less invasive alternative to facial recognition tracking

TECHCRUNCH.COM — With all of the progress we’ve seen in deep learning tech in the past few years, it seems pretty inevitable that security cameras become smarter and more capable in regards to tracking, but there are more options than we think in how we choose to pull this off. Traces AI is a new computer vision startup, in Y Combinator’s latest batch of bets, that’s focused on helping cameras track people without relying on facial recognition data, something the founders believe is too invasive of the public’s privacy.

With Tumblr acquisition, Automattic gets a chance to win more brands’ business

DIGIDAY.COM — WordPress parent Automattic got its start by making it easier for people to publish things on the internet. Its latest acquisition, Tumblr, will help Automattic get better at helping people make money on the internet, as the digital service provider looks to expand its client base and the range…

Stock photos of hackers are hilariously bad. Ideo wants you to redesign them

FASTCOMPANY.COM — In light of this, the global design company Ideo has announced a “cybersecurity visuals challenge.” This contest aims to “reimagine a more compelling and relatable visual language for cybersecurity,” according to the website. Designers of all backgrounds are invited to submit proposals for more accurate (and appealing) stock images, in order to shed light on the danger of data breaches.

Someone left old TVs outside 50 homes in Virginia while wearing a TV on his head. No one knows why.

WASHINGTONPOST.COM — It was kind of like Christmas — except it was August, the only presents were vintage television sets and Santa had a TV on his head. Residents of more than 50 households in Henrico County, Va., woke up this past weekend to find old-style TVs outside their doorsteps, said Matt Pecka, a lieutenant with the local police department.

TestCard founder: Attending Disrupt Berlin is a ‘no-brainer’

TECHCRUNCH.COM — We love Berlin’s electric, evolving, early-startup ecosystem. Let’s be perfectly blunt: Whether you’re a startup founder, investor, hacker or tech leader, you can’t afford to miss Disrupt Berlin 2019, which takes place on 11-12 December. Get your super early-bird passes here. TechCrunch honors its Silicon Valley roots, and we pack that ethic in our carry-on bags to Berlin.

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