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Chelsea Handler talks about facing up to her own white privilege

MASHABLE.COM — Chelsea Handler has done a lot of soul searching. During the filming of her new Netflix documentary Hello Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea, Handler said she had to face up to a few things. Most notably, how being white places her in a position of privilege and that ‘white privilege’ isn’t just a term…

SimShine raises $8 million for home security cameras that use edge computing

TECHCRUNCH.COM — SimShine, a computer vision startup based in Shenzhen, has raised $8 million in pre-Series A funding for SimCam, its line of home security cameras that use edge computing to keep data on-device. The funding was led by Cheetah Mobile, with participation from Skychee, Skyview Fund and Oak Pacific Investment.

Target’s personalized loyalty program launches nationwide next month

TECHCRUNCH.COM — today announced its new, data-driven loyalty program, Target Circle, will launch nationwide on October, 6th, following a year and a half of beta testing in select markets. The program combines a variety of features including back on purchases, birthday rewards, and personalized offers and savings designed to make the program more attractive to consumers.

How An Élite University Research Center Concealed Its Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein

NEWYORKER.COM — The M.I.T. Media Lab, which has been embroiled in a scandal over accepting donations from the financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, had a deeper fund-raising relationship with Epstein than it has previously acknowledged, and it attempted to conceal the extent of its contacts with…

Artificial intelligence is changing every aspect of war

ECONOMIST.COM — AS THE NAVY plane swooped low over the jungle, it dropped a bundle of devices into the canopy below. Some were microphones, listening for guerrilla footsteps or truck ignitions. Others were seismic detectors, attuned to minute vibrations in the ground. Strangest of all were the olfactory sensors,…

Air Force crew made an odd stop on a routine trip: Trump’s Scottish resort

POLITICO.COM — President Donald Trump gives a press conference at his Trump Turnberry Resort in June 2016. | Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Exclusive Air Force crew made an odd stop on a routine trip: Trump’s Scottish resort An overnight stay at the property raised conflict-of-interest concerns…

Russia accuses Google, Facebook of election interference

MASHABLE.COM — A new country says Google and Facebook may have interfered in its elections — just maybe not the one you’d expect. At issue are laws that prohibit political ads “during elections on Sunday and on the preceding day,” according to Reuters. Russia’s Roskomnadzor, the government body that oversees the country’s media laws, has said Facebook and Google both ran ads during Sunday elections. .

HackerOne just closed a new round of funding that brings its total funding to $110 million

TECHCRUNCH.COM — HackerOne, the seven-year-old, San Francisco-based company that mediates between hackers and companies interested in testing their online vulnerabilities, has raised $36.4 million in Series D funding that brings the company’s total funding to date to $110 million. The deal was led by Valor Equity Partners, which was joined by the company’s earlier investors, including Benchmark, New Enterprise Associates, Dragoneer Investment Group and EQT Ventures.

Spendesk raises $38.4 million for its corporate card and expense service

TECHCRUNCH.COM — French startup Spendesk has raised another $38.4 million Series B round with existing investor Index Ventures leading the round. The company has raised $49.4 million (€45 million) over the years. is an all-in-one corporate expense and spend management service. It lets you track expenses across your company, empower your employees with a clear approval process and simplify your bookkeeping.

Freeda raises another $16 million for its media brand for women

TECHCRUNCH.COM — Italian startup Freeda Media has raised a $16 million Series B round. Existing investor Alven is leading the round, with Endeavor Catalyst, UniCredit and others also participating. UniCredit is also granting the company a debt facility of $3 million. The company has managed to attract millions of followers on Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms.

Syria will poison the region for years to come

ECONOMIST.COM — “ASSAD OR WE burn the country.” For years Bashar al-Assad’s troops have daubed that phrase onto walls in the towns they recapture. The insurgents pushed the dictator to the brink. But Mr Assad shrugged off the empty threats of Western leaders, and enlisted the help of Iran and Russia. True to his…

Matt Cauble on changing consumption with Soylent and Kin

TECHCRUNCH.COM — In the latest episode of Flux podcast I sit down with Matthew Cauble the co-founder of Kin Euphorics, a functional beverage company that aims to reduce stress and boost bliss. Matthew was previously the co-founder of YC-backed startup Soylent. He shares tales from the company’s early days and describes how they made one of the largest pivots in YC history, from building software-defined radios to meal-replacement shakes.

As college football attendance slumps, new ways to ticket may hold an answer

TECHCRUNCH.COM — As college football’s second week draws to a close, one storyline has gotten an unusual amount of attention: the game’s slumping attendance numbers. While opinions on cause of the 22-year-low in ticket sales vary, technology has been cited as a culprit by many pundits; including Northwestern’s head coach Pat Fitzgerald, who recently blamed the youth and their phones.

Joi Ito resigns as MIT Media Lab head in wake of Jeffrey Epstein reporting

TECHCRUNCH.COM — Joichi Ito, the embattled director of the M.I.Media Lab, has stepped down according to a statement by MIT’s president, Rafael Reif. The news was first reported by The New York Times, which had received a copy of an email sent by Ito to university provost Martin Schmidt. “After giving the matter a great deal of thought over the past several days and weeks,” the now-former director writes, “I think that it is best that I resign as director of the media lab and as a professor and employee of the Institute, effective immediately.” In addition to resigning as director, Reif’s statement also confirmed that Ito resigned as a professor of the university.

The Secrets to Running a Successful Youtube Contest

BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social The scene was immediately intriguing. A mother lay on a bed surrounded by four identical looking babies. The dad holding the video camera made a face that only the babies could see, and all at once they erupted into synchronized laughter. These giggling gals didn’t…

Trump may have edited map of Hurricane Dorian with a marker to cover up for his bad tweet

MASHABLE.COM — Misinformation and on-camera gaffes continue to plague this administration, and they seem to have just one-upped themselves — with a Sharpie. On Sunday, Trump falsely claimed that Hurricane Dorian was threatening Alabama in a tweet. Meteorologists confirmed that it wasn’and — before statewide panic broke out over what the president called “one fo the largest hurricanes ever” — the National Weather Service followed up with a subtweet to clear it all up.

How to Get Clicks Without Resorting to Clickbait: 5 Easy Tactics

BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social As a content marketer you want people to click on your headlines. So they’ll read your posts. And buy your stuff. I get it. Wouldn’t want it any other way. That’s what I, you, and your boss expect. But resorting to clickbait to get those clicks? Not an option. Why?…

Just 3 days left: buy super early bird passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019

TECHCRUNCH.COM — Hey European startup fans, Disrupt Berlin 2019 takes place on 11-12 December, but our super early-bird ticket pricing won’t last nearly that long. You have just three days left to save up to €600. Pay close attention to the deadline and buy your Disrupt passes by 11:59 p.(CEST) on 6 September. You’ll save even more money if you act quickly enough and combine the super early bird price with our group discounts

Scamming in ‘World of Warcraft’ taught me teenage confidence

MASHABLE.COM — It’s Cheat Week at Mashable. Join us as we take a look at how liars, scammers, grifters, and everyday people take advantage of life’s little loopholes in order to get ahead. I coasted through the game by pretending that behind the hot Night Elf huntress, I was a confident 21-year-old woman instead of a clumsy 13-year-old who once panic-cried over ordering pizza because talking on the phone crushed me with anxiety.

17 of the Best Instagram Apps to Take Your Posts to the Next Level

BLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social While the Instagram app itself provides tons of useful functionality, sometimes you need a little extra help to take things to the next level. Fortunately for marketers, there’s no shortage of tools designed to up your Instagram game. In fact, there are so many that it…

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