Monday, June 26, 2017

Instagram is testing a new way for celebrities and influencers to identify their sponsored...

Instagram is creating a standardized format that should make it clearer to everyone when a post has been paid for by an advertiser. These aren’t for ads that businesses buy directly...

For one brief moment, ‘covfefe’ returned us to a time when Twitter wasn’t traumatic

Image: justin sullivan/Getty Images Many eons ago (October), Twitter was a place where everyone, regardless of their political affiliation, could come to find the best and dumbest content on the web....

Qualcomm could be looking at banning iPhone imports into the U.S.

I don’t think anyone was expecting this punch. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Qualcomm is thinking about asking the International Trade Commission (a U.S. trade agency despite the misleading...

Indonesia’s Uber rival Go-Jek raises $1.2 billion led by Tencent at a $3 billion...

Go-Jek, the motorbike on-demand startup that is battling Uber and Grab in Indonesia, has closed a new round of $1.2 billion led by Chinese internet giant Tencent, two sources close the...

Apple and payment partners rumored to be launching a new money-transfer service

Apple is in talks to launch its own Venmo, reports Recode, also asking “Could the money-transfer service be called Apple Cash, perhaps?” The company has recently held discussions with...

The best bike lock

By Duncan Niederlitz This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it...

Propel raises $4M to make the social safety net more tech savvy and user...

Some big names are making an investment in food stamps — specifically in Propel, a startup that helps food stamp recipients manage their benefits. Propel is announcing that it has raised...

Spill Zone: fast-paced, spooky YA comic about the haunted ruins of Poughkeepsie

In Spill Zone, YA superstar Scott "Uglies" Westerfeld and artist Alex Puvilland tell the spooky, action-packed tale of Addison, one of the few survivors of the mysterious events that destroyed Poughkeepsie,...

Anonymous caller tricks shoppers into licking store staff’s feet

In 2012, I wrote about a movie called Compliance, a psychological thriller based on a true event in which a sociopath pretending to be a cop called a fast food joint...

With $25 million in funding, Prumentum Group is building a “hybrid robo” wealth manager

A new wealth management startup called Prumentum Group is coming to market with a unique value proposition, looking to combine the technology chops of a roboadvisor with the human touch of...

🐶 Martha the Neapolitan mastiff has been crowned the world's ugliest dog! 🐶

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How one man's generosity is giving a helping hand to children who need 3D-printed limbs all over the world.

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It's been 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was published ✨🔮
Here's some fun facts you might not have known. bbc.in/2tbKVlu

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