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Tesla Model 3 Delivery in China Starts Earlier Than Expected  Gadgets 360 · 16 minutes
Tesla has started delivering Model 3 cars in China slightly ahead of schedule, as the US luxury electric vehicle maker looks to revive sales in the world's biggest... more
Uber is reportedly close to making a tactical exit from India’s food delivery industry  TechCrunch · 6 hours
Uber has said adamantly that it won’t exit India (or any more markets) following a hattrick of retreats from China,... more
Facebook will shut down its spyware VPN app Onavo  TechCrunch · 8 hours
Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following TechCrunch’s investigation about Onavo... more
Baidu’s video site iQiyi adds 37M subscribers in 2018 amid mounting losses  TechCrunch · 7 hours
China’s Baidu, which is often compared to Alphabet’s Google, is showing no signs of slowing down its pace of betting on video content as... more
Facebook removes its Onavo surveillance VPN app from Google Play  TechCrunch · 9 hours
Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following TechCrunch’s investigation... more
Mystery FCC filing probably isn’t a new Google Wifi  THE VERGE · 10 hours
A mysterious unreleased Google device has cleared the Federal Communications Commission. But unlike the internet (and we) originally... more
Facebook allowed advertisers to target people interested in Nazis - CNET  CNET · 11 hours
Advertisers could reach people interested in perpetrators of the Holocaust and neo-Nazi music, the Los Angeles Times reports. more
AT&T and Hasbro pull YouTube ads over abuse claims  BBC · 11 hours
Hasbro and Nestle also cut ties over fears paedophiles are leaving comments next to videos of children. more
Fortnite and Nestle pulling YouTube ads over abuse fears  Sky News · 14 hours
Companies including Disney, Nestle and the producer Fornite are pulling advertisements from YouTube over concerns relating to child abuse. more
AT&T pulls ads from YouTube over predatory comments on children  THE VERGE · 15 hours
AT&T has pulled all advertising from YouTube while the streaming service deals with issues regarding predatory... more
AT&T pulls ads from YouTube over predatory comments on videos of children  THE VERGE · 14 hours
AT&T has pulled all advertising from YouTube while the streaming service deals with issues regarding predatory comments being left on videos of children, according... more
Lime hires its first CFO  TechCrunch · 13 hours
Lime is hiring Ted Tobiason, former managing director in tech equity capital markets, at Morgan Stanley, to serve as its chief financial officer. This comes following Lime’s behemoth of a $310 million Series D round earlier this month. Led by... more
Nestle, AT&T pull YouTube ads over pedophile concerns  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
Nestle, Epic Games and others are removing ads from YouTube while the company deals with comments from pedophiles on innocuous videos of kids more
YouTube is ‘aggressively approaching’ solution to child exploitation controversy  THE VERGE · 15 hours
YouTube is “aggressively approaching” a solution to its recent child exploitation controversy by clamping down on monetization, increasing... more
Powtoon acquires Showbox.com to extend its video-creation platform  TechCrunch · 19 hours
Powtoon, an online platform that allows its users to easily create videos for digital marketing, YouTube ads or business presentations, today announced that it has acquired Tel Aviv-based Showbox.com, a cloud-based video-editing... more
YouTube terminates more than 400 channels following child exploitation controversy  THE VERGE · 21 hours
YouTube has terminated more than 400 channels and deleted tens of millions of comments in response... more
Samsung vs Apple: The real differences in 2019  Sky News · 21 hours
While both Samsung and Apple are losing ground to Chinese competitors in the global smartphone market, this is primarily among mid-tier consumers - not those angling for premium devices. more
Blockchain is solid, in that there is no liquidity  TechCrunch · 19 hours
The quality of a financial market is driven by liquidity. Companies want to list on the NYSE, because that’s where the most financial investors in the world are located, and... more
Even the IAB warned adtech risks EU privacy rules  TechCrunch · 22 hours
A privacy complaint targeting the behavioral advertising industry has a new piece of evidence that shows the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) shedding doubt on whether it’s possible to obtain informed consent from... more
Spotinst announces strategic partnership with AWS  TechCrunch · 21 hours
Spotinst, the startup that helps customers automate selecting the cheapest set of resources to complete a job, announced a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services today, joining the AWS Partner Network (APN) Global Startups program. Under... more
We threw this speaker 4 floors into a pool and it still works perfectly  Windows Central · 24 hours
Meet my new favorite shower-buddy, with NFC pairing, USB-C charging, and True Wireless Stereo. If you think it's hard to... more
5G Wireless Tech Race Is On. Cisco Report Finds Americans Have an Early Lead  Gadgets 360 · 22 hours
US policymakers keep wringing their hands over a competition with China to build the world's first mass-market 5G wireless network.... more
These are the very best SSDs available for Windows PCs  Windows Central · 22 hours
We're a passionate group of PC builders and we've spent a lot of time with the leading SSDs as we built our rigs. If you're looking for the... more
iPhone sales slump 11% as Chinese competitors gain ground  Sky News · 1 day
As global sales of smartphones stall, the two companies with the largest slice of the market are losing ground to competition from China. more
Global smartphone growth stalled in Q4, up just 1.2% for the full year: Gartner  TechCrunch · 1 day
Gartner’s smartphone marketshare data for the just gone holiday quarter highlights the challenge for device makers going into the world’s... more
Companies including Nestle, Epic and reportedly Disney suspend YouTube ads over child exploitation concerns  TechCrunch · 1 day
Days after a YouTube creator accused the platform of enabling a “soft-core pedophilia ring,” several companies have suspended advertising on... more
On-demand shuttle startup Via enters South American market  TechCrunch · 1 day
Via, the on-demand shuttle startup backed by Daimler, has expanded into South America. The company launched a service in Goiânia, Brazil with HP Transportes Coletivos, one of the country’s largest public transportation operators.... more
Highlights & transcript from Zuckerberg’s 20K-word ethics talk  TechCrunch · 1 day
Mark Zuckerberg says it might be right for Facebook to let people pay to not see ads, but that it would feel wrong to charge users for extra privacy controls. That’s just... more
Samsung Galaxy Buds True Wireless Earbuds Launched: What You Need to Know  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Samsung Galaxy Buds will be priced at $129 (roughly Rs. 9,200) and will be available from March 8 in limited markets. more
Apple removes almost all third-party SDKs from Shazam after making it ad-free  9to5Mac · 1 day
Shortly after its acquisition of Shazam last year, Apple took the music tagging application ad-free. To follow-up on that change, Apple has now removed... more
Nestle and Epic pull YouTube ads over abuse claims  BBC · 1 day
Several big firms pull ads after they appear next to sexualised comments left on children's videos. more
Samsung Galaxy Active promises blood pressure monitoring before Apple Watch  9to5Mac · 2 days
Apple Watch leads in bringing beneficial health monitoring features to market, but there’s one feature Samsung’s... more
Syfy has canceled Nightflyers after a single season  THE VERGE · 2 days
The Syfy channel has canceled its space horror series Nightflyers after a single season, according to The Wrap, just a... more
How to sell your old Xbox so you can buy a new One X  Windows Central · 2 days
The original Xbox One launched back in 2013, now followed by a range of successors, and recently topped with Xbox... more
YouTubers fear looming ‘adpocalypse’ after child exploitation controversy  THE VERGE · 2 days
YouTube creators are worried that a catastrophic drop in ad revenue may be upon them following a new controversy over... more
Timing and why we’re all VCs  TechCrunch · 2 days
Timing is the single most valuable skill of the modern economy, but I would argue its’s the least understood and also the least practiced. Capitalism is fundamentally about timing, since market competition is about finding opportunities... more
Resooma launches Resooma Bills to help ‘generation rent’ manage household expenditures  TechCrunch · 2 days
Resooma, the U.K. accommodation booking platform, is entering the fintech and utilities space with the launch of Resooma Bills, a new product to help “gen rent”... more
Epic Games pulls Fortnite pre-roll ads on YouTube following child predator controversy  THE VERGE · 2 days
Epic Games has stopped plugging Fortnite pre-roll ads on YouTube videos following a discovery that ads were playing on videos predators used to exploit... more
eMarketer predicts digital ads will overtake traditional spending in 2019  TechCrunch · 2 days
This is the year when the money spent on digital advertising will finally overtake spending on traditional ads — at least according to the latest forecast from eMarketer.... more
After smart blinds come HomeKit-compatible smart shutters, with hidden features [Video]  9to5Mac · 2 days
We’ve seen a few examples of smart blinds with HomeKit support, but British company... more
Can Samsung still make truly great phones?  THE VERGE · 2 days
June 15th, 2010. That was the first time that I, along with a majority of other tech bloggers and journalists, first got... more
Selfie app maker Meitu eyes overseas gaming market with $340 million deal  TechCrunch · 2 days
China’s largest selfie app maker Meitu has been busy working to diversify itself beyond the beauty arena in China. On Wednesday, the Hong Kong-listed... more
This Is How Twitter Ads Transparency Centre Will Work in India  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
In the Ads Transparency Centre dashboard, people can view ads that have run on Twitter within the last seven days from any Twitter handle. more
Google says it’s not trying to stop ad blocking on Chrome  THE VERGE · 2 days
Google has faced increasing criticism over some proposed Chrome changes that developers claim could... more
Resooma launches Resooma Bills to help ‘generation rent’ manage household expenditure  TechCrunch · 2 days
Resooma, the U.K. accommodation booking platform, is entering the fintech and utilities space with the launch of Resooma Bills, a new product to help “gen rent”... more
StarOfService switches business model for its independent contractor marketplace  TechCrunch · 2 days
French startup StarOfService has recently switched its business model and has been profitable for the month of January 2019. The company operates a marketplace for independent contractors, a sort of... more
Advertising body accused of data law breaches  Sky News · 2 days
An organisation which sets standards for online advertising has been accused of knowingly breaching data protection laws, according to legal complaints filed with regulators in the UK and Ireland. more
Samsung Galaxy S10 Launch: Samsung Bends Over Backwards to Rev Smartphone Desire  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Samsung on Wednesday is expected to unveil new flagship smartphones including one with a screen that can fold closed like a book as it... more
Leviton’s new smart Load Center brings app control to your circuit breakers  THE VERGE · 3 days
Leviton has announced a new version of its Load Center breaker box for homes, and it’s adding an integrated Wi-Fi or Ethernet hub that... more
Twitter names first international markets to get checks on political advertisers  TechCrunch · 3 days
Twitter has announced it’s expanding checks on political advertisers outside the U.S. to also cover Australia, India and all the member states of the European Union.... more
Movable Ink adds augmented reality to email marketing arsenal  TechCrunch · 3 days
Movable Ink has always helped marketers create highly customizable, visually interesting emails. Today, the company announced a new capability for marketers who want to introduce light-weight augmented reality (AR) to... more
Twitter Launches Political Ad Tracking Tools in Europe, India, and Australia  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Twitter on Tuesday rolled out tools in Europe, India, and Australia, that will make it easier for voters to identify political campaign ads. more
Samsung’s ad for the Galaxy S10 leaks  TechCrunch · 3 days
If you think you knew everything there’s to know about the Samsung Galaxy S10, the company’s Norwegian ad has now leaked on YouTube. The Verge first spotted the ad — a Verge reader was watching... more
With the Corolla, Toyota remains committed to sedans - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
Others may be giving up on them, but Toyota is "OK with taking 100 percent market share of a 5.3-million unit segment." more
Huawei P30 to be announced on March 26th in Paris  9to5Google · 3 days
Huawei might not be making waves in the United States due to fears over spying and... more
Google Assistant Actions up 2.5x in 2018 to reach 4,253 in the US  TechCrunch · 4 days
In addition to competing for smart speaker market share, Google and Amazon are also competing for developer mindshare in the voice app... more
Chrome ‘experiment’ preventing some extensions from working correctly  9to5Google · 4 days
An “experiment” in Chrome 72 is causing a bug that breaks certain extensions, including ad blockers, extensions that integrate with... more
German market watchdog bans short-selling of Wirecard shares  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Germany's financial market regulator has issued a two-month ban on short-selling shares in Wirecard AG, whose stock has swung sharply in recent months more
Chrome to patch loophole that allows sites to block Incognito mode users  THE VERGE · 4 days
Future versions of Chrome will fix a loophole that lets websites detect and block users who attempt to access them using the browser’s Incognito... more
Does MIUI Have Too Many Ads? Here's What Xiaomi's Manu Kumar Jain Has to Say  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Xiaomi's Manu Kumar Jain Xiaomi talks about the ads that seem to annoy every MIUI user. more
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YouTube terminates more than 400 channels following child exploitation controversy
THE VERGE
Disney, Epic Games reportedly pull YouTube ads after child exploitation found - CNET
CNET
After smart blinds come HomeKit-compatible smart shutters, with hidden features [Video]
9to5Mac
Apple shows the ‘freedom of cellular’ in new Apple Watch Series 4 ad
9to5Mac
YouTubers fear looming ‘adpocalypse’ after child exploitation controversy
THE VERGE
iFixit launches ‘I’m A Genius’ campaign to encourage users to repair their own devices
9to5Mac
Huawei P30 to be announced on March 26th in Paris
9to5Google
Apple Shares Humorous 'Bokeh'd' Ad Highlighting iPhone Depth Control Feature
MacRumors
Mastermind behind Apple’s ‘Think Different’ and ‘Get a Mac’ ad campaigns retires
9to5Mac
Lee Clow, mastermind behind Apple’s ‘Think Different’ & ‘Get a Mac’ campaigns retires
9to5Mac
Google airs Pixel 3 Playmoji ad featuring Childish Gambino [Video]
9to5Google
Apple Shares New Memoji Ads Featuring Ariana Grande, Khalid, and Florida Georgia Line
MacRumors
Raspberry Pi opens its first dedicated retail store
THE VERGE
Sandwich chain Jimmy John’s is revolting against Uber Eats and other food delivery apps
THE VERGE
Cringey Microsoft ads hate on Office 2019 in an effort to hype Office 365 subscriptions
9to5Mac
Another ‘1984’ ad factoid: the pre-test results were so bad the ad agency hid them from Apple
9to5Mac
Alphabet Scoop 041: Super Bowl commercials, Pixel 3 Lite rumors, Accessibility apps
9to5Google
Verizon Super Bowl ad honors first responders after wildfire throttling scandal
THE VERGE
Google’s latest Pixel 3 Night Sight ad shows off behind the scenes of ‘Phone X’ comparison [Video]
9to5Google
Kia wants America to "Give It Everything" in its 2019 Super Bowl ad - Roadshow
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