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Here's our pick of the top six startups from Pause Fest
We've been dropping into the Australian startup scene increasingly over the years as the ecosystem has been building at an increasingly faster pace, most notably at our own TechCrunch Battlefield Australia in 2017. Further evidence that the scene is growing has come recently in the shape of the Pause ...
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TechCrunch
Here's our pick of the top six startups from Pause Fest
Report: 300 Oracle employees walk out over Ellison's Trump fundraiser
The Trump administration just sided with Oracle in its legal battle with Google.
1 hour ago
Ars Technica
Report: 300 Oracle employees walk out over Ellison's Trump fundraiser
'PUBG' cross party play capability for PS4 and Xbox One has arrived
Last year, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds started allowing PS4 and Xbox One players to square off against one another. Which was a welcome addition, unless what they really wanted was to play with each other. Now, the online multiplayer battle royale...
2 hours ago
Engadget
'PUBG' cross party play capability for PS4 and Xbox One has arrived
Gaming-focused investment firm Bitkraft closes in on at least $140 million for its second fund
Esports, video games and the innovations that enable them now occupy a central space in the cultural and commercial fabric of the tech world. For the investment firm Bitkraft Esports Ventures, the surge in interest means a vast opportunity to invest in the businesses that continue to reshape entertainment ...
2 hours ago
TechCrunch
Gaming-focused investment firm Bitkraft closes in on at least $140 million for its second fund
Quibi shares some clues about how its app might work
Image: Quibi Quibi's apps are now available for preorder on the App Store and Play Store, and they give a look at how the mobile streaming app might actually work when it launches on April 6th (via TechCrunch). Based on the renders in the listings, Quibi seems like it looks and feels like, well, ...
2 hours ago
The Verge
Quibi shares some clues about how its app might work
How much should a startup spend on security?
One of the questions I frequently ask startup founders is how much they're spending on security. Unsurprisingly, everyone has a different answer. Startups and small companies are invariably faced with the prospect that they're either not spending enough or are spending too much on something that's hard ...
3 hours ago
TechCrunch
How much should a startup spend on security?
Facebook will pay for user recordings to improve speech recognition
Facebook may have stopped listening to and transcribing Messenger voice chats, but it still needs voice recordings to improve its speech recognition technology. So the company is going to pay select users to record snippets of audio through a new pro...
3 hours ago
Engadget
Facebook will pay for user recordings to improve speech recognition
Twitter is considering warning users when politicians post misleading tweets
Twitter is experimenting with labeling lies and misinformation posted by politicians and public figures. | Amal KS/Hindustan Times via Getty Images Leaked design plans reveal that the company is thinking about putting bright red and orange labels on false tweets by politicians and public figures. ...
3 hours ago
Recode
Twitter is considering warning users when politicians post misleading tweets
The debut of electric pickups signals a new EV era
Several companies rolled out electric pickups in 2019. Tesla's Cybertruck got most of the attention, but don't sleep on General Motors and Ford – bringing electric pickups to market is critical for the viability of electric vehicles. Automakers build vehicles around shared components. These platforms, ...
3 hours ago
TechCrunch
The debut of electric pickups signals a new EV era
Mike Bloomberg tweeted a doctored debate video. Is it political spin or disinformation?
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is shown on a screen during a Democratic debate watch party at the candidate's field office on February 19, 2020. | Jeenah Moon/Getty Images "This video is deceptive and misleading," an expert told Vox. Following his lackluster performance in Wednesday's ...
4 hours ago
Recode
Mike Bloomberg tweeted a doctored debate video. Is it political spin or disinformation?
Apple is considering letting users change default email, browser, music apps in iOS
The plans are not final, but they would make for a radical change in strategy.
4 hours ago
Ars Technica
Apple is considering letting users change default email, browser, music apps in iOS
Network with CrunchMatch at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020
Got your sights set on attending TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 on May 14 in San Jose? Spend the day with 1,000 or more like-minded founders, makers and leaders across the startup ecosystem. It's a day-long deep dive dedicated to current and evolving mobility and transportation tech. Think autonomous vehicles, ...
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TechCrunch
Network with CrunchMatch at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020
One year later, the future of foldables remains uncertain
Yesterday, Samsung announced that the Galaxy Flip Z sold out online. What, precisely, that means, is hard to say, of course, without specific numbers from the company. But it's probably enough to make the company bullish about its latest wade into the foldable waters, in the wake of last year's Fold ...
4 hours ago
TechCrunch
One year later, the future of foldables remains uncertain
Bloomberg debate video would violate Twitter's deepfake policy, but not Facebook's
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images As platforms prepare for the upcoming 2020 election season, Twitter and Facebook are divided on whether a video posted by the Mike Bloomberg presidential campaign would violate their policies on manipulated media. On Thursday, Bloomberg's 2020 presidential campaign ...
4 hours ago
The Verge
Bloomberg debate video would violate Twitter's deepfake policy, but not Facebook's
T-Mobile, Sprint merger could close by April 1st
With most of the regulatory and legal hurdles out of the way -- approval from the California Public Utilities Commission is still needed -- T-Mobile and Sprint announced an amended version of their agreement to merge. CNBC explains that the updated d...
4 hours ago
Engadget
T-Mobile, Sprint merger could close by April 1st
Twitch is making it easier to understand League of Legends matches
Image: Twitch Twitch debuted a new extension for the League of Legends community this week, allowing viewers to keep track of streamers by displaying details on their overall performance in matches and how they use their favorite champions. League of Legends is famously complicated to watch (and ...
4 hours ago
The Verge
Twitch is making it easier to understand League of Legends matches
Bezos' $10B Climate Fund, Bluetooth Bugs, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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WIRED
Bezos' $10B Climate Fund, Bluetooth Bugs, and More News
PlayStation cites coronavirus, backs out of multiple major gaming expos [Updated]
Sony already played it safe with PAX East; now joined by Facebook in a GDC exit.
5 hours ago
Ars Technica
PlayStation cites coronavirus, backs out of multiple major gaming expos [Updated]
Eli Roth is directing the 'Borderlands' movie
Uncharted won't be the only well-known game franchise receiving a movie adaptation in the near future. Lionsgate has revealed that Hostel director and Inglourious Basterds star Eli Roth will direct the Borderlands movie, with production starting lat...
5 hours ago
Engadget
Eli Roth is directing the 'Borderlands' movie
It's the hosts versus the rest of humanity in new trailer for Westworld S3
"I was born into this world. And my first memories of it are pain."
5 hours ago
Ars Technica
It's the hosts versus the rest of humanity in new trailer for Westworld S3
Twitter tests labeling and correcting misleading tweets from politicians
Twitter is testing a new feature that -- if implemented -- will prominently flag misleading tweets from politicians and other public figures, according to NBC News. As seen below, the feature adds red and orange badges to tweets the company has deeme...
5 hours ago
Engadget
Twitter tests labeling and correcting misleading tweets from politicians
Neanderthals may have interbred with a much older human lineage
The result is likely to be disputed, as it relies on a novel technique.
5 hours ago
Ars Technica
Neanderthals may have interbred with a much older human lineage
Twitter's upcoming manipulated media policy may include labels for "harmfully misleading" tweets
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A leaked Twitter demo showed that the platform is considering labeling tweets from politicians and other public figures if the tweets have lies or misinformation in them, NBC News reports. "Harmfully misleading" tweets would have red or orange labels applied, ...
6 hours ago
The Verge
Twitter's upcoming manipulated media policy may include labels for "harmfully misleading" tweets
Windows 10 icons are getting an overdue redesign
Microsoft refreshed Office's icons last year, and now it's Windows 10's turn. The software giant is rolling out updates to the icons for Windows 10's core apps over the months ahead, starting with the Calendar and Mail apps in a new Release Preview...
6 hours ago
Engadget
Windows 10 icons are getting an overdue redesign
This is how Microsoft designed its new colorful Windows 10 icons
The new Windows 10 icons. Microsoft has started rolling out new colorful app icons in Windows 10 today that overhaul the look and feel of the operating system. Changes to many of the built-in Windows 10 app icons have started rolling out today, but more are coming in the months ahead. It's part ...
6 hours ago
The Verge
This is how Microsoft designed its new colorful Windows 10 icons
YouTube receives FTC complaint over videos of journalist's death
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Nearly five years ago, reporter Alison Parker was murdered live on television. That video was clipped, published, and seen all across the internet over the years, including thousands of times on YouTube alone. On Thursday, Alison's father Andy Parker filed ...
6 hours ago
The Verge
YouTube receives FTC complaint over videos of journalist's death
The Best Samsung Galaxy S20 Deals (and Which Model to Choose)
Should you buy Samsung's new Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, or S20 Ultra? Here's what you need to know before you shell out a grand.
7 hours ago
WIRED
The Best Samsung Galaxy S20 Deals (and Which Model to Choose)
Coronavirus is starting to hit Big Tech's bottom line 
The Covid-19 coronavirus disease has started to impact the businesses of major tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. | Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images Apple, Amazon, and Facebook have all acknowledged their businesses are being impacted by the global outbreak. The outbreak of the ...
8 hours ago
Recode
Coronavirus is starting to hit Big Tech's bottom line 
EU's new digital strategy targets data-hoarding tech firms
The ambitious framework puts a target on all the biggest US Big Tech players.
8 hours ago
Ars Technica
EU's new digital strategy targets data-hoarding tech firms
Bezos? Earth Fund Should Invest in These Green Technologies
The world's richest man committed $10 billion to fighting climate change. We've got some ideas about how to spend it.
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WIRED
Bezos? Earth Fund Should Invest in These Green Technologies
Jeff Bezos Can Control Earth's Future With His $10 Billion Pledge
The Amazon CEO's fund will fundamentally reshape the fight against climate change, whatever Bezos decides to do with it.
9 hours ago
WIRED
Jeff Bezos Can Control Earth's Future With His $10 Billion Pledge
Awful online coronavirus hoaxes keep popping up
More than 75,000 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus. | Getty Images Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok are full of misinformation about the Wuhan coronavirus. It's been almost two months since a novel strain of coronavirus popped up in Wuhan, China, and proceeded to spread ...
9 hours ago
Recode
Awful online coronavirus hoaxes keep popping up
Apple and Google are reportedly mulling big changes amid antitrust scrutiny. Is Amazon next?
Apple might finally allow users to set their own default email and web browser apps. | Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images Apple is considering letting iPhone users change the default browser and email apps on their phones. United States antitrust investigations into Big Tech haven't yet concluded, ...
10 hours ago
Recode
Apple and Google are reportedly mulling big changes amid antitrust scrutiny. Is Amazon next?
Bloomberg's debate video is part stale joke, part misinformation
It took some pretty serious editing jujitsu to make Mike Bloomberg's widely-panned performance at the Democratic debate into a video spot that helps the campaign. With tongue not very firmly in cheek, Bloomberg's digital staff cut together selected pieces of the debate to portray Bloomberg posing ...
10 hours ago
Fast Company
Bloomberg's debate video is part stale joke, part misinformation
You Can't Buy Friends, but Bloomberg Would Like to Rent Yours
The billionaire's presidential campaign is spending big to get people to push his message to their contacts. It might not work.
11 hours ago
WIRED
You Can't Buy Friends, but Bloomberg Would Like to Rent Yours
Jennifer Lawrence Will Play an Astronomer for Netflix
Meanwhile, Reed Hastings is working on a book about the streaming giant. 
12 hours ago
WIRED
Jennifer Lawrence Will Play an Astronomer for Netflix
Ben Affleck keeps using his divorce as a movie promo talking point, and it's a little gross
Oh, Ben Affleck. He's making the media rounds to promote his divorce. Oh wait! Scratch that. He's promoting a movie. Though it's hard to tell because this morning he had Diane Sawyer read a public apology letter that he wrote to Jennifer Garner. And last week he told The New York Times&xA0;that "the ...
12 hours ago
Fast Company
Ben Affleck keeps using his divorce as a movie promo talking point, and it's a little gross
50 million Americans have helped crowdfund someone's medical bills
Whether they need medicine to manage a chronic illness or emergency care after an accident, Americans are struggling to pay their medical bills. Facing sky-high out-of-pocket costs, many have turned to crowdfunding sites, asking family, friends, and even strangers to give what they can. And those family, ...
12 hours ago
Fast Company
50 million Americans have helped crowdfund someone's medical bills
This hilarious video skewers everything we hate about get-out-the-vote ads
What: A fiery takedown of a certain genre of get-out-the-vote advocacy. Who: The rising comedy duo Nick Ciarelli and Brad Evans. Why we care: In 2016, voter turnout in the U.S. hit a 20-year low, with only 55% of the voting-age population getting out to their polling stations. Considering all that ...
13 hours ago
Fast Company
This hilarious video skewers everything we hate about get-out-the-vote ads
Coronavirus consequences: Supply-chain experts explain why China's factories are still closed
Apple will miss earnings expectations. Hasbro warns that two-thirds of its global sourcing is in China, where some of its offices and factories are closed. Medtronic told investors to expect a financial hit because its China production has slowed or halted. They're all reportedly consequences of the ...
14 hours ago
Fast Company
Coronavirus consequences: Supply-chain experts explain why China's factories are still closed
I was denied entry into the U.S. I'm not a terrorist?I'm an architecture professor
Eyal Weizman is the founding director of Forensic Architecture, a research group at Goldsmiths, University of London, that uses media and spatial tools to investigate human rights abuses. The following is an adaptation of a statement Weizman published on Forensic Architecture's website after he was ...
15 hours ago
Fast Company
I was denied entry into the U.S. I'm not a terrorist?I'm an architecture professor
Mike Bloomberg is paying people to send their friends texts about him
Staffers and volunteers at Mike Bloomberg's campaign headquarters in New York City in February 2020. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images Sanders has an organic internet army. Bloomberg's paying for his. Bernie Sanders's internet army is a driving force of his campaign. Mike Bloomberg appears to be ...
1 day ago
Recode
Mike Bloomberg is paying people to send their friends texts about him
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