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Alexandria Arnold / Bloomberg:
A startup named CoinDash halts its ICO, saying a hacker stole $7M by simply changing the ethereum address on its site that was intended to receive ICO funds   —  Social trading platform tells investors to stop sending money  —  Token sale garnered $6.4 million from early participants
Jul 17, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook updates mission statement to “give people power to build community, bring the world closer together”, from “making the world more open and connected”   —  “Making the world more open and connected” had one fundamental flaw: it didn't push for any specific positive outcome from more connection.
Jun 22, 2017, 12:32 PMIn context
Jessi Hempel / Backchannel:
Q&A with Upworthy cofounder Eli Pariser, who coined the term “filter bubble” in his book, about the phenomena, fake news and its influence, more   —  Six years after the Upworthy cofounder coined the term “filter bubble,” things are much worse.
May 25, 2017, 9:30 AMIn context
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Inside Zuckerberg's and Facebook's evolving approach to misinformation and filter bubbles, now that the issues have been more openly acknowledged   —  Mark Zuckerberg now acknowledges the dangerous side of the social revolution he helped to start.  But is the most powerful tool for connection …
Apr 25, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
How Instagram's product and staff have evolved over the last few years, from its break with square photos to ramping up from 50 to 500+ employees   —  When the photo phenom found the courage to mess with success, growth went bang and innovation took off.  Can it also burst Snapchat's bubble?
Mar 20, 2017, 9:00 PMIn context
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
BuzzFeed introduces curated “Outside Your Bubble” feature to help readers see what people outside their social media networks are saying about the news   —  Publisher will expose audience to opinions from across the web  —  News outlets seek out other viewpoints after surprise election
Feb 19, 2017, 4:40 PMIn context
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
Nintendo says that 5%+ of 78M people who downloaded Super Mario Run paid the $10 to unlock full game and that Animal Crossing for iOS is delayed   —  Nintendo today rolled out an update to Super Mario Run that includes a collection of feature additions and bug fixes, along with a new “Easy Mode.”
Jan 31, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Leaked document: Apple records some metadata related to whom you're trying to contact on iMessage, including your IP address, and stores it for 30 days   —  Apple promises that your iMessage conversations are safe and out of reach from anyone other than you and your friends.
Sep 28, 2016, 2:00 PMIn context
Dave McClure / 500 Hats:
Expect more non-tech public companies to buy tech unicorns as a hedge against disruption   —  Yeah, There's a Bubble... But it Ain't in Tech … Everybody in the press loves to write stories about the next “Tech Bubble”.  —  Of course, they all think they've seen this movie before—twice in fact, in 2000 and in 2008.
Aug 21, 2016, 8:35 PMIn context
Greg Hartrell / Official Android Blog:
Google Play Books debuts Bubble Zoom, which uses machine learning to detect and expand speech bubbles in comic books, starting with some Marvel and DC volumes   —  Whether it's reading up on the origins of Justice League or enjoying a reboot like Invincible Iron Man, we all love our heroes …
Jul 21, 2016, 2:45 PMIn context

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