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Sarah Emerson / VICE:
Some Twitter users receiving notifications whenever someone unfollows them, falsely saying the user “followed them back”; Twitter says it's working on a bug fix   —  Twitter is telling people when someone has unfollowed them.  —  For several days, untold numbers of Twitter users …
Jun 19, 2019, 10:00 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google are increasingly hiring neuroscientists who study animals to help advance AI, self-driving cars, and more   —  Jaguar is a mouse.  He lives at Harvard's Rowland Institute, where, from time to time, he plays video games on a rig that looks like it belongs in A Clockwork Orange.
Jun 19, 2019, 10:20 AMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Mattermost, which develops an open source messaging platform, raises $50M Series B led by Y Combinator's Continuity Fund, bringing its total raised to ~$70M   —  Mattermost, a startup developing what it characterizes as an open-source messaging alternative to Google's Hangouts Chat …
Jun 19, 2019, 9:20 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Interviews with 12 former and current Facebook content moderators in Tampa, three on the record, describing appalling working conditions and, for some, PTSD   —  At Facebook's worst-performing content moderation site in North America, one contractor has died, and others say they fear for their lives
Jun 19, 2019, 8:50 AMIn context
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Postman, which aims to simplify development, tests, and management of APIs through its platform, raises $50M Series B led by CRV   —  Postman, a five-year-old startup that is attempting to simply development, tests, and management of APIs through its platform, has raised $50 million in a new round to scale its business.
Jun 19, 2019, 7:55 AMIn context
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
UK-based Duffel, which aims to provide an end-to-end travel booking experience, raises $21.5M Series A from Benchmark, Blossom Capital, and Index Ventures   —  Ten months ago London startup hinted that it would be “a new way to book travel online, aiming at the booking experience ‘end to end’” …
Jun 19, 2019, 4:35 AMIn context
Wired:
Inside Facebook's ambitious plan to make Libra accepted as a global currency, especially for those underserved by banks, despite Facebook's tarnished reputation   —  NEAR THE END of 2017, on a Dominican Republic beach with his family, Facebook executive David Marcus wrestled with a question …
Jun 18, 2019, 7:40 PMIn context
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Apple adds a feature in iOS 13 beta 2 that tells users about ongoing subscriptions for apps they are about to delete   —  ‘Do you want to keep your subscription for this app?’  —  Apple has added a warning in iOS 13 beta 2 that appears when you try to uninstall an app which still has an active subscription.
Jun 18, 2019, 12:40 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Twitch has acquired social networking platform Bebo, source says for $25M, to bolster its esports business   —  While Facebook makes a bold move into cryptocurrency to capitalise on its multi-billion user base, a social network that was once a credible competitor to it has quietly been snapped up by a subsidiary of Amazon.
Jun 18, 2019, 9:45 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple adds support for Picture in Picture to tvOS 13 beta 2, letting Apple TV users watch two shows at once for content provided by Apple in the Apple TV app   —  Apple TV is getting a Picture-in-Picture mode that will allow users to stream two shows at the same time, TechCrunch has confirmed.
Jun 18, 2019, 7:50 AMIn context

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