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Credder offers Rotten Tomatoes-style ratings for the news

Credder offers Rotten Tomatoes-style ratings for the news

In an age of online misinformation and clickbait, how do you know whether a publication is trustworthy?Startup is trying to solve this problem with reviews from both journalists and regular readers. These reviews are then aggregated into an overall credibility score (or rather, scores, since the journalist and reader ratings are calculated separately). So when you encounter an article from a new publication, you can check their scores on Credder to get a sense of how credible they are.Co-founder and CEO Chase Palmieri compared the site to movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. It makes...

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May 18, 2019
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Report: SoftBank is taking control of WeWork at an ~$8B valuation

Report: SoftBank is taking control of WeWork at an ~$8B valuation

WeWork, once valued at $47 billion, will be worth as little as $7.5 billion on paper as SoftBank takes control of the struggling co-working business, CNBC reports. SoftBank, a long-time WeWork investor, plans to invest between $4 billion and $5 billion in exchange for new and existing shares, according to CNBC . The deal, expected to be announced as soon as tomorrow, represents a lifeline for WeWork, which is said to be mere weeks from running out of cash and has been shopping several of its assets as it attempts to lessen its cash burn. WeWork declined to comment. To be clear, it is...

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Kate Clark
October 21, 2019
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What the Facebook Crypto team could build

What the Facebook Crypto team could build

the blockchain, but how? Back in May,  to explore the possibilities, and today it removed a roadblock to revealing its secret plans.Former head of Messenger who leads the Facebook Crypto team, today announced he was stepping down from the board of Coinbase, the biggest crypto startup. Marcus was formerly the president of PayPal and helped Facebook Messenger adopt chatbot commerce and peer-to-peer payments, so he was both a natural choice for board and Facebook’s blockchain skunklabs.Facebook told this was to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, which is exactly what it was....

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August 13, 2018
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Tesla explodes after crash on Russian highway

Tesla explodes after crash on Russian highway

A Tesla vehicle involved in a collision burst into flames and exploded on a highway near Moscow last night, local media reported. The occupants were slightly injured, but the car is toast. The model of the car is not clear from reporting, but seems to be either a Model S or Model 3. It was being driven by a 41-year-old Russian man, who had his children with him. He had reportedly engaged a drive assist feature (though not necessarily Autopilot) and had his hands on the wheel when he crashed into a tow truck in the left lane. The driver broke his legs and the kids got away with just...

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Devin Coldewey
August 15, 2019
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Facebook deletes Brazil president’s coronavirus misinfo post

Facebook deletes Brazil president’s coronavirus misinfo post

Facebook has diverted from its policy of not fact-checking politicians in order to prevent the spread of potentially harmful coronavirus misinformation from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Facebook made the decisive choice to remove a video shared by Bolsonaro on Sunday where he claimed that “hydroxychloroquine is working in all places.” That’s despite the drug still undergoing testing to determine its effectiveness for treating COVID-19, which researchers and health authorities have not confirmed. “We remove content on Facebook and Instagram that violates our Community Standards,...

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March 31, 2020
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Spotify launches a dedicated Kids app for Premium Family subscribers

Spotify launches a dedicated Kids app for Premium Family subscribers

In a move to boost family subscriptions to its app, Spotify this morning announced the launch of a dedicated Kids application which allows children three and up to listen to their own music, both online and offline, as well as explore playlists and recommendations picked by experts, and more. The music selection is also filtered so songs won’t have explicit content. The launch is a first in the online music streaming space, where kids on parents’ music plans typically sign in through the same app — just with a different login. But Spotify believes children deserve their own space, where...

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October 30, 2019
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Navy Ditches Touchscreens For Knobs And Dials After Fatal Crash

Navy Ditches Touchscreens For Knobs And Dials After Fatal Crash

A collision at sea that claimed the lives of 10 sailors has led to the Navy deciding to replace an unpopular touchscreen interface in some ships with more traditional mechanical controls. “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should,” a Navy official said of the outgoing technology. The crash in question involved the U.S.S. John S. McCain and an oil tanker in August of 2017. The sailors at the helm lost control of the ship and put it in the path of the tanker, resulting in the collision that killed 10 and injured 58 more. A National Transportation Safety Board investigation was issued...

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Devin Coldewey
August 12, 2019
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Now Facebook Says it May Remove 'Like' Counts

Now Facebook Says it May Remove 'Like' Counts

Facebook could soon start hiding the Like counter on News Feed posts to protect users’ from envy and dissuade them from self-censorship. in 7 countries including Canada and Brazil, showing a post’s audience just a few names of mutual friends who’ve Liked it instead of the total number. The idea is to prevent users from destructively comparing themselves to others and possibly feeling inadequate if their posts don’t get as many Likes. It could also stop users from deleting posts they think aren’t getting enough Likes or not sharing in the first place. Facebook prototypes hiding like counts...

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September 3, 2019
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Glide helps you build mobile apps from a spreadsheet without coding

Glide helps you build mobile apps from a spreadsheet without coding

The founders of , a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2019 class, had a notion that building mobile apps in the enterprise was too hard. They decided to simplify the process by starting with a spreadsheet, and automatically turning the contents into a slick mobile app.David Siegel, CEO and co-founder at Glide, was working with his co-founders Jason Smith, Mark Probst and Antonio Garcia Aprea at Xamarin, a cross-platform mobile development company that in 2016. There, they witnessed first-hand the difficulty that companies were having building mobile apps. When their two-year stint at...

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February 13, 2019
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This light-powered 3D printer materializes objects all at once

This light-powered 3D printer materializes objects all at once

3D printing has changed the way people approach hardware design, but most printers share a basic limitation: they essentially build objects layer by layer, generally from the bottom up. , however, builds them all at once, more or less, by projecting a video through a jar of light-sensitive resin.The device, which its creators call the replicator (but shouldn’t, because that’s a MakerBot trademark), is mechanically quite simple. It’s hard to explain it better than Berkeley’s Hayden Taylor, who led the research:Basically, you’ve got an off-the-shelf video projector, which I literally brought...

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February 11, 2019
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