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Twitter Eyes Harsher Rules vs. Hate, Violence, Harassment Posts

Twitter

Twitter has promised to crack down on hate, violence and sexual harassment posts with “more aggressive rules.” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made the announcement in a series of tweets over the weekend and following the #WomenBoycottTwitter protest against online harassment. Dorsey said the changes in the rules “will start rolling out in the next few weeks.” Harsher rules Dorsey’s message …

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Airbnb to Open Apartment-Building

Airbnb to Open Apartment-Building

Airbnb will open its 324-unit apartment-building near Walt Disney World Resorts in Florida early next year. The short-term home rental company recently announced that it is establishing its branded apartments to be called “Niido powered by Airbnb” in Kissimmee with real property developer Newgard Development Group. Airbnb said, “residents will have the opportunity to share their units for up to …

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Pocket-Sized Sensor That Can Give You the Exact Color You Want

Pocket-sized Sensor

Imagine this scenario. You’re engaged in a DIY project — painting a room in your house — and you like to have the exact color that you saw on a fruit or leaf you saw outside. You tried everything to recreate the same color in your house and even spent hours working on it, but can’t seem to get the …

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Facebook Stories to Feature Brands, Nonprofits

Facebook Stories

Expect to see more Facebook Stories. You will not only see Stories from those who you’re connected with on the world’s most-used social media app but Pages as well. Pages or business accounts will post Stories as well, according to Facebook product manager Amy Sun. Sun said the rollout will start “over the coming month” and comes just eight months …

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Google Pledges $1B to Train Workers for High-Tech Jobs

Google pledges $1B to train Workers

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced on Thursday that the Internet search giant will commit $1 billion to nonprofit groups worldwide over the next five years for high-tech job training. It is considered as the biggest financial pledge from the company, reports said. Aside from the grants, Google will conduct a “Grow With Google” tour across the US that will work …

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FastPay Buys AnchorOps, Forms Financial Solutions Powerhouse for Media

Fastpay buys Anchorops

FastPay and AnchorOps have formed what is now widely considered as a financial solutions powerhouse for digital media. This after FastPay acquired AnchorOps, according to an announcement from FastPay CEO/Founder Jed Simon. (Read: FastPay Acquires AnchorOps, Creating a Financial Solutions Powerhouse for Media) The two businesses are engaged in media financing. Single platform In their announcement, Simon said: “We’ve been …

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Google Buys Podcast App Co-Founded by Ex-Netflix Execs

Google Buys Podcast App

Podcast app 60dB has been purchased by Google, according to the Business Insider. A representative of Google confirmed the acquisition to Business Insider but did not divulge details about the purchase of the podcast app that was co-founded by former Netflix executives. Instead, the Google rep referred queries about the purchase to the announcement on Medium.com regarding the purchase of …

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Cloud-Linked Security Features Announced for Upcoming Microsoft 365 Program

Cloud-Linked Security Features

Microsoft recently announced the release of multiple new security updates that is to come with its “Microsoft 365” program offerings. This announcement was made during the Microsoft Ignite 2017 held last September 25-29 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Ignite is Microsoft’s yearly expo and conference that brings together enterprise users and the IT community to talk …

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Apple Probes Swelling of IPhone 8 Plus Batteries

Swelling of IPhone 8 plus batteries

Following reports of the swelling of iPhone 8 batteries, Apple has assured that the incidents don’t pose any danger to mobile phone users. A Vice News report said the iPhone maker had assured that “the incidents do not represent a safety concern, but that a battery swelling has the caused the problems.” A spokesperson for Apple has been quoted by …

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