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Representative asks internet CEOs to explain ‘absurd’ content policies

  •  Facebook, Google and Twitter are under great scrutiny lately for their rather inconsistent approaches to moderating content on their platforms, and Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ) is the latest to take them to task. Calling the results of the various undocumented policies “absurd,” he summoned the companies’ CEOs for a talk on the topic. Read More

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Snapchat dangles referral traffic with link sharing from other apps

  •  Snapchat is embracing links beyond its native content and will now allow you to briefly disappear from its Snap Map. In an update to Snapchat’s iOS app today it added two important new features. You can now share links from other apps via the iOS share sheet, allowing you to send a private message with the link to one or several people. And rather than just turning live location sharing… Read More

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The second episode of ‘Bubbleproof’ focuses on an investor left in the dark

  •  Bubbleproof is a mockumentary web series following Michael Fertik and David Cowan (as played by their real-life founder/VC counterparts) as they try to navigate a new venture. In this second episode, Fertik (founder of “Femto Management,” a company that takes micro management to an extreme) surprises his colleagues by announcing an entirely new focus; meanwhile Cowan,… Read More

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Facebook tests Live Video Producer Tool with multi-camera support and GFX features

  • Facebook is apparently getting ready to give video producers much more flexibility with their live broadcasts. The company appears to be testing a web-based ‘Live Video Producer’ tool that would allow you to control footage from multiple cameras in one stream. Previously, enterprising developers had spotted the tool hidden in Facebook code as far back as September, but it wasn’t actually functional yet. NEW… Facebook Live Producer tool being tested to manage multi-input broadcasts in your browser? h/t Devesh Logendran — Matt Navarra ⭐️ (@MattNavarra) September 12, 2017 Now it seems to have rolled out to at least some…

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What tasks should your startup outsource

  • Are you in the process of launching a business? Is your startup beginning to grow? Are you ready to look into ways to save both time and money? As a small business owner, you know one thing to be true: there is only so much time in the day. At some point, you may feel bogged down. You may even wonder if you’ve made the right choice starting a business. While you have what it takes to manage a variety of tasks, you don’t want to bite off more than you can chew. Since only two percent of people can…

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Amazon discounts Kindles by $30 to celebrate the device’s 10th anniversary

Google ‘actively investigating’ reports of OLED burn-in issues on Pixel 2 XL displays

  •  The Google Pixel 2 XL may have just launched this past week, but over the weekend reports began to surface that the device’s OLED screen was already exhibiting signs of burn-in, which left UI elements faintly evident after switching screens. A Google spokesperson confirmed that the company was looking into the reports: The Pixel 2 XL screen has been designed with an advanced POLED… Read More

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