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Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:36:43 -0400

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Facebook starts flagging potential fake news stories as "disputed by multiple, independent fact-checkers" (Elle Hunt/The Guardian)

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:35:30 -0400

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Facebook starts flagging potential fake news stories as “disputed by multiple, independent fact-checkers”  —  Feature - which flags content as ‘disputed’ - trialled on story that falsely claimed thousands of Irish people were brought to the US as slaves




Android 2016 security report: 50% of devices in use at the end of 2016 had not received a platform security update in one year (Kate Conger/TechCrunch)

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:20:05 -0400

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Android 2016 security report: 50% of devices in use at the end of 2016 had not received a platform security update in one year  —  Google has spent the past year working with third-party manufacturers and phone carriers to improve its update system for Android, which is often criticized …







Canada reveals new budget that redefines ride-sharing firms as taxi companies, ending Uber's tax advantage (Dan Burns/Reuters)

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:50:16 -0400

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Canada reveals new budget that redefines ride-sharing firms as taxi companies, ending Uber's tax advantage  —  The new national budget unveiled Wednesday by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government took aim at ride-sharing providers such as Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] …




Apple acquires Workflow, an automation tool for iOS, will keep three-person team and make app freely available in the App Store today (Matthew Panzarino/TechCrunch)

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:53:31 -0400

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Apple acquires Workflow, an automation tool for iOS, will keep three-person team and make app freely available in the App Store today  —  Apple has finalized a deal to acquire Workflow today — a tool that lets you hook together apps and functions within apps in strings of commands to automate tasks.




Universe, a mobile-only website builder, launches an iOS app and announces $3.2M in funding led by Box Group (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:40:18 -0400

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Universe, a mobile-only website builder, launches an iOS app and announces $3.2M in funding led by Box Group  —  The business of platforms for developing websites and publishing online is a crowded one, with established players like WordPress, Wix, Zoho, Weebly, Duda Mobile and Squarespace competing …




Nintendo releases Super Mario Run for Android, available now as a free download for first three levels, but full game will cost $10 (Jeff Grubb/VentureBeat)

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:05:17 -0400

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Nintendo releases Super Mario Run for Android, available now as a free download for first three levels, but full game will cost $10  —  Nintendo has unleashed its first mobile Mario game on Android.  —  After months of waiting, folks who choose an Android lifestyle over Apple can finally enjoy …




Medium launches memberships for $5/month, directing early revenue to writers, eventually giving access to exclusive stories and an offline reading list (Jacob Kastrenakes/The Verge)

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:52:59 -0400

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Medium launches memberships for $5/month, directing early revenue to writers, eventually giving access to exclusive stories and an offline reading list  —  You don't really get anything yet  —  Medium has just launched its subscription service, which for $5 per month will give subscribers access to... something, eventually.







Nintendo says a now-fixed "manufacturing variation" was to blame for Joy-Con controller issues (Jason Schreier/Kotaku)

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:50:05 -0400

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Nintendo says a now-fixed “manufacturing variation” was to blame for Joy-Con controller issues  —  If you, like me and several other Kotaku staff, have run into a consistent left Switch JoyCon signal issue, don't worry: Nintendo says it's not in fact a hardware problem, but a “manufacturing variation.”










Facebook opens Live streaming up to PC users using built-in or third-party cameras, expanding it beyond Pages to all accounts (Chaim Gartenberg/The Verge)

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:10:27 -0400

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Facebook opens Live streaming up to PC users using built-in or third-party cameras, expanding it beyond Pages to all accounts  —  Taking on Twitch  —  Facebook Live is making the jump from phones to computers, as Facebook announced today that it's opening up its live-streaming service …