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Last year’s decision to ban porn from its platform has had a marked averse effect on Tumblr’s traffic. No surprise, really, especially given how wide the net was cast for “adult content” when it announced back... more
Verizon is looking to sell Tumblr after squandering its potential  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Verizon is seeking a buyer for Tumblr, the blogging platform it acquired along with other Yahoo... more
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Tumblr has been squandered ever since it was bought for $1.1 billion in 2013 by Yahoo, now part of Verizon Media Group. Without proper strategy or talent, the blogging tool... more
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Ticketing startup SeatGeek has a new CTO. Brian Murphy previously held the same position at Tumblr (which, like TechCrunch, is owned by Verizon Media) and has... more
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A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35 percent, researchers have shown. more
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TikTok is no longer banned in India  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
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Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in Star Wars, dies at 74 - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
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Video game effort could help regulate future drone traffic  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
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WhatsApp Ending Support for Windows Phone on December 31, UWP App Tipped to Arrive  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
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Instagram will block hashtag pages full of vaccine misinfo  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Instagram will begin blocking vaccine-related hashtag pages when content surfaced on a hashtag page features a large proportion of verifiably false content about vaccines. If there is some violating content... more
Interactive content is coming to Walmart’s Vudu & the BBC  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Netflix’s early experiments with interactive content may not have always hit the mark. Its flagship effort on this front, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, was a frustrating experiment — and... more
Avengers: Endgame will stream exclusively on Disney+ on December 11th  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Avengers: Endgame will stream exclusively on Disney+, the company’s upcoming streaming service, beginning on December 11th,... more
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Original Content podcast: ‘Game of Thrones’ delivers one of its best episodes yet  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
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Tech firms work with Samaritans on purging harmful content  Sky News · 4 weeks
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Facebook Says Investing in 'Inclusive AI' to Curb Harmful Content  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Facebook has announced long-term investments in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) to proactively detect content that violates its policies. more
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