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Half a million UK kids not immunised against measles  Sky News · 36 minutes
Inaccurate and misleading anti-vaccination messages on social media are leading to more and more children not being immunised against measles. more
Taylor Swift talks Tumblr obsession as TS7 Instagram countdown nears end - CNET  CNET · 2 hours
For the past few weeks, Swift has been teasing a new project by way of a social media countdown. more
Tesla lost $702 million last quarter after drop in Model 3 deliveries  THE VERGE · 4 hours
Tesla lost $702 million in the first quarter of 2019, after posting back-to-back profits for the first time ever to finish out 2018, the... more
Indian court lifts ban on Chinese social media app TikTok  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
An Indian court on Wednesday lifted its ban on Chinese social media video-sharing app TikTok on the condition that the platform popular with teenagers would not be used... more
Neo-Nazi's Facebook account left active  BBC · 6 hours
The social network says it is investigating why the profile was not removed - as it had promised. more
Airbnb wants to get into streaming media… because why not?  TechCrunch · 6 hours
Airbnb is looking to book a place in the streaming media business. The company best known for its controversial marketplace of on-demand accommodations is now plotting a foray... more
Indian court lifts ban on Chinese social media app TikTok  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
An Indian court has lifted its ban on Chinese social media video-sharing app TikTok on the condition that the platform popular with teenagers would not be used to... more
Microsoft is considering dropping its Windows password expiration policy  TechCrunch · 8 hours
Microsoft has proposed scrapping a policy in Windows that requires users to periodically change their login password. In a blog post, the software giant said its new draft security configuration... more
How to cancel your Apple News Plus subscription  THE VERGE · 9 hours
Apple’s premium newspaper and magazine subscription service, News Plus, launched on March 25th, which means that if you signed up... more
Mark Zuckerberg has a podcast now  THE VERGE · 9 hours
In January, Mark Zuckerberg published a blog post announcing his New Year’s resolution. After a year full of scandals, Zuckerberg wanted to publicly tackle... more
Understanding the periodic table through the lens of the volatile Group I metals  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
The news broke that a railroad car, loaded with pure sodium, had just derailed and was spilling its contents. A television reporter... more
Slow media: how to renew debate in the age of digital authoritarianism  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
The rise of a new global, digital and mobile form of capitalism has, since the 1970s, accelerated the pace of our lives. We produce... more
Big money goes around the world  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Music is big business. It has been since the advent of the sheet music industry in the 19th Century and the ensuing piracy scandals, right through the invention of radio, recorded music, and the usurping of... more
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Twitter Makes It Easier to Report Fake News  Gadgets 360 · 12 hours
Twitter on Wednesday announced a new feature to make it easier for users to report misleading information about voting. more
AT&T misses on revenue; loses more DirecTV Now customers - CNET  CNET · 13 hours
Media properties like 'Aquaman' and 'Game of Thrones' are bright spots for the company, while the wireless and pay TV businesses face hefty competition. more
Britain 'approves' Huawei role in 5G network  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
British Prime Minister Theresa May has given the go-ahead for China's Huawei to help build a 5G network in the UK, shrugging off security warnings from senior ministers and Washington surrounding the telecoms giant,... more
China to build moon station in 'about 10 years'  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Beijing plans to send a manned mission to the moon and to build a research station there within the next decade, state media reported Wednesday, citing a top space official. more
Australia political leaders use Chinese app to chase votes  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
Australia's prime minister and his political rival say they are not tailoring their political messages to suit Chinese censors as the politicians increasingly use Chinese social media to woo Chinese-speaking... more
Jacinda Ardern leads effort to curb online extremism  BBC · 21 hours
New Zealand and France will host a summit aimed at curbing the use of social media to promote terrorism. more
Foxconn wants to alter the Wisconsin deal  THE VERGE · 1 day
Even as Foxconn continues to promise Wisconsin that it will, in fact, bring jobs and an LCD plant to the state in... more
Nvidia claps back at Elon Musk's 'inaccurate' hardware comparison - Roadshow  CNET · 1 day
Nvidia released a blog post arguing Musk's Tesla Autonomy Investor Day comments were unfair and inaccurate. more
Avengers: Endgame — our spoiler-free review  THE VERGE · 1 day
Spoiler notice: this review expressly doesn’t spoil any specific plot points in Avengers: Endgame whatsoever, but does discuss general themes, ideas, and cast members.... more
Twitter shares lift off as profits soar; Trump weighs in  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Twitter shares flew higher Tuesday after a surprisingly robust quarterly report, which sparked a fresh tirade from President Donald Trump over his claims of unfair treatment by social... more
Syria calls Instagram account closure 'war,' site says error  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The Syrian Presidency says its official account on the social media site Instagram has been shut down, calling it an "unjustified" closure that is part of the war against the... more
How to pitch to a (tech) journalist  TechCrunch · 1 day
Startup growth comes from many places, but one option is through “earned media” — stories and mentions in the press. Earned media is great, because the channel is nominally free, and it can often... more
Group Nine hires Brian Lee to lead its commerce business  TechCrunch · 1 day
Group Nine Media has hired Brian Lee to as its first executive vice president of commerce. Lee held a similar role at Maker Studios before its acquisition by... more
Twitter shares surge as users numbers rise and platform targets trolls  Sky News · 1 day
Twitter shares have jumped sharply after the social media platform reported stronger user growth and progress in its efforts to curb malicious posts. more
Twitter shares surge 17% as users rise  BBC · 1 day
The social media platform reports better-than-expected results as it plans to minimise "outrage". more
Twitter profit rises as Trump demands 'fairer' social media  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Twitter says 1Q profit rises, daily user numbers grow as Trump blasts social media site for bias more
Chive Media’s out-of-home TV spinoff Atmosphere raises $10M  TechCrunch · 1 day
When Chive Media Group spun out its out-of-home TV business last year, co-founder and CEO Leo Resig said the structure should help the new company, called Atmosphere, raise venture capital. Looks like... more
Twitter users rise as firm targets abuse  BBC · 2 days
The social media platform reports better-than-expected results as it plans to minimise "outrage". more
Twitter users rise as platform targets trolls  Sky News · 2 days
Twitter shares jumped in pre-market trade after the social media platform reported stronger user growth and progress in its efforts to curb malicious posts. more
Twitter sees more users and rising revenues  BBC · 2 days
The social media platform reports better-than-expected results as it plans to minimise "outrage". more
Twitter Reports Surprising Usage Growth, Now Has 330 Million Monthly Active Users  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Twitter posted better-than-expected first-quarter revenue and a surprise rise in monthly active users, a sign that the social media platform may be on a... more
Sri Lanka attacks: The ban on social media  BBC · 2 days
Is the ban a sign of things to come for social media firms unable to halt the spread of misinformation? more
Blocking social networks after terrorist attacks can do more harm than good  THE VERGE · 2 days
Imagine for a moment that you run a small country prone to outbreaks of sectarian violence. Terrorist attacks hit a series of churches and... more
Which is the best Xbox One for playing discs?  Windows Central · 2 days
Best answer: No, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition doesn't support disc-based media. The best alternative is the standard Xbox One S. The full package: Xbox One S Battlefield V... more
China to announce rules soon to regulate commercial rocket industry  REUTERS · 2 days
China's national space agency said on Tuesday it will soon announce rules to regulate commercial rocket... more
Avengers: Endgame First Reactions After World Premiere Are a Win for Marvel  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
With the world premiere on Monday in Los Angeles, the first reactions to Avengers: Endgame are pouring in on social media, and they are... more
Facebook hires high-ranking US State Department lawyer  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Facebook said Monday it has hired a high-ranking US State Department lawyer credited with helping craft the controversial Patriot Act as the social network's new general counsel. more
Sri Lanka Social Media Shutdown Raises Fears on Free Expression  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
NetBlocks says Sri Lanka blocked Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, Viber, WhatsApp, and YouTube following the Easter bombings. more
Sri Lanka expats wait to reconnect amid social media block  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Sri Lankan authorities have turned off most social media after Easter Sunday attacks killed hundreds of people, a lightning-fast reaction that reflects distrust in the capability of American... more
The CIA is joining Instagram  THE VERGE · 2 days
The Central Intelligence Agency will soon be launching an Instagram account, Director Gina Haspel said last week — and Instagram is helping them set it up.... more
Talk media and TED2019 key takeaways with TechCrunch’s Anthony Ha  TechCrunch · 2 days
Anthony just returned from Vancouver, where he was covering the TED2019 conference — a much-parodied gathering where VCs, executives and other bigwigs gather to exchange ideas. This year,... more
Galaxy Fold Launch Delayed Until 'At Least Next Month' After Display Failures  MacRumors · 2 days
The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung has delayed its launch of the Galaxy Fold until "at least next month" after multiple review units... more
Audioburst raises $10M to build AI-powered infotainment systems for cars, ad solutions  TechCrunch · 2 days
Audioburst, a startup that uses AI technology to extract the best bits from podcasts and talk radio to create new listening experiences, has raised... more
Sri Lanka blocks social media following attacks  Sky News · 2 days
The Sri Lankan government has blocked social media in the country to "ease tensions" following Easter Sunday's deadly terror attacks. more
Will Netflix eventually monetize its user data?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Even in the wake of a recent mixed earning report and volatile stock prices, Netflix remains the media success story of the decade. The company, whose user base has grown rapidly, now boasts almost... more
Tesla says investigating car explosion in Shanghai  BBC · 3 days
A video circulating on Chinese social media appears to show a parked Tesla car erupting into flames. more
Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings  CBC · 3 days
Sri Lankan authorities flicked the off switch on most social media after Easter Sunday attacks on churches and... more
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: AI, Social Media Regulation Find Prominence in Poll Manifestos  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Bharatiya Janata Party, which pushed digital transactions in a major way during its five-year rule ending this year, said it would further... more
Sri Lanka Bombings: Government Blocks Social Media After Easter Sunday Attacks  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
The NetBlocks observatory said it detected an intentional blackout of popular services including Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat and Viber in Sri Lanka. more
Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Sri Lankan authorities blocked most social media after Easter Sunday attacks killed more than 200 people, with officials saying the temporary move was meant to curtail the spread of false... more
Sri Lanka blocks social media after deadly attacks  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A group that monitors internet censorship says Sri Lankan authorities have blocked most social media services in the country following attacks that killed more than 200 people on Easter Sunday more
Sri Lanka blocks social media sites after deadly explosions  TechCrunch · 3 days
The government of Sri Lanka has temporarily blocked access to several social media services following deadly explosions that ripped through the country, killing at least 207 people and injuring hundreds... more
Sri Lanka blocks social media after deadly Easter explosions - CNET  CNET · 3 days
More than 200 people are reported killed, with hundreds more hospitalized following eight blasts at churches and hotels. more
Sri Lanka reportedly blocks social media after deadly Easter explosions - CNET  CNET · 4 days
More than 200 people are reported killed, with hundreds more hospitalized following eight blasts at churches and hotels. more
Internet time and doomsday asteroids: this week in tech, 20 years ago  THE VERGE · 4 days
It’s difficult to remember a time when online media wasn’t arranged largely around memetic cultural events. On any given April 20th in recent years,... more
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg May Be Held Accountable for Privacy by US FTC: Report  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
US federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook over the social network giant's... more
The company behind the dual-screen YotaPhone is bankrupt  THE VERGE · 5 days
We’ve been following Russia’s YotaPhone since 2012, but it seems like the saga of the power-sipping E Ink-backed dual-screen handset... more
Here's How to Share Your 'Earth Day' Photos with NASA  SPACE.COM · 5 days
NASA has a new social media campaign to gear up its audience for Earth Day, an annual event to celebrate our planet – and the importance of protecting... more
SiriusXM launches new ‘essential’ streaming plan for only $8  THE VERGE · 5 days
SiriusXM is now offering an $8-per-month streaming music plan that it calls SiriusXM Essential, a bundle of over... more
Leica censored in China for ad that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests  THE VERGE · 5 days
German camera maker Leica is facing heat from Chinese censors and nationalistic internet users who are leaving angry comments after it launched an ad... more
Report: FTC considering oversight of Facebook's Zuckerberg  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook over the social network giant's mishandling of users' personal information. more
Apply now to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt San Francisco 2019  TechCrunch · 5 days
Psst! We’re looking at you, early-stage startup founders. How would you like your startup to be a media and investor darling at... more
Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine is considering book-themed subscription boxes  TechCrunch · 5 days
Reese Witherspoon’s media company Hello Sunshine already has its hands in movies, television, Apple TV+ shows, podcasts, Audible originals, books and more. Now it’s weighing an entry into the subscription... more
We rounded up our favorite podcast apps for Windows 10  Windows Central · 5 days
Podcasts are an excellent source of entertainment and information. You can find a great podcast that covers just about any topic or genre of media. You can listen... more
From nata de coco to computer screens: Cellulose gets a chance to shine  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers meticulously measured the optical birefringence of highly aligned cellulose nanofibers, paving the way for sharper television, computer, and smartphone screens. more
How the Mueller report indicts social networks  THE VERGE · 6 days
In many ways, our cultural reckoning over social networks and the internet in general began at the end of 2016. Russia had... more
Amazon and Google End Spat, Agree to Allow Each Other's Streaming Apps  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Amazon and Google announced Thursday they had agreed to allow each other's streaming media applications to work on their platforms, ending a spat over... more
Instagram Could Hide the Like Count on Photos  MacRumors · 6 days
Instagram has considered hiding the like count on images uploaded to the social network, which would prevent people from seeing... more
Pinterest shares close up 28% on trading debut  Sky News · 6 days
Social media website Pinterest ended its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange with shares up by almost a third , as it returned some much-needed faith in technology... more
Deirdre O’Brien joins Instagram to share photos from global Apple Store tour  9to5Mac · 6 days
Twitter has long been the social network of choice for Apple executives to post updates on, but newly appointed SVP of Retail + People... more
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel will reappear at Disrupt SF  TechCrunch · 6 days
He invented modern social media, then had it stolen from him. So how does Evan Spiegel feel about it, and how will he turn Snapchat’s product leadership into a profitable... more
Microsoft Edge Dev channel gets first weekly update  Windows Central · 6 days
You can now use media casting and give Microsoft's PDF reader a whirl. Microsoft today issued its first weekly update for the new Microsoft Edge's developer channel. ... more
Mueller report details the evolution of Russia’s troll farm as it began targeting US politics  TechCrunch · 6 days
On Thursday, Attorney General William Barr released the long-anticipated Mueller report. With it comes a useful overview of... more
BlackBerry Messenger (yes, that BBM) is shutting down on May 31st  THE VERGE · 6 days
Clutch your old BlackBerries dear, because the consumer version of BBM is officially dying... more
Mueller report dives into Russian election interference and Trump campaign - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The report from special counsel Robert Mueller outlines cyberattacks and social media disinformation leading up to the 2016 US presidential election. more
Facebook now says its password leak affected ‘millions’ of Instagram users  TechCrunch · 6 days
Facebook has confirmed its password-related security incident last month now affects “millions” of Instagram users, not “tens of thousands” as first thought. The social media giant... more
Mueller report dives into Russian election interference - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The report from special counsel Robert Mueller outlines cyberattacks and social media disinformation leading up to the 2016 US presidential election. more
Mueller report dives deep into Russian election interference - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The report from special counsel Robert Mueller outlines cyberattacks and social media disinformation leading up to the 2016 US presidential election. more
Researcher uses network science to understand how materials work  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Network science is how mathematicians and software designers construct complicated social networks like Facebook. But a group of Florida State University researchers has found that these equations can tell engineers... more
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel will reappear at Disrupt SF  TechCrunch · 6 days
He invented modern social media, then had it stolen from him. So how does Evan Spiegel feel about it, and how will he turn Snapchat’s product leadership into a profitable... more
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Leica censored in China for ad that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests
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Netflix is getting into radio with a full-time comedy channel airing on SiriusXM
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Bang & Olufsen’s new $20,000 TV has mechanical ‘wing’ speakers that move
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Google begins shutting down its failed Google+ social network
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