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April 1, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Facebook asks for public input about its plans for a content oversight board

[TECH NEWS] Facebook asks for public input about its plans for a content oversight board

In November, Facebook announced its plans to create an external content oversight board that would serve as something of a “supreme court” for Facebook’s more controversial content policy decisions. With the release of a draft charter in January, the company took the first steps to describe how this content review board would function. Today, Facebook is…
April 1, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Tinder fills Chief Product Officer position with hiring of Ravi Mehta

[TECH NEWS] Tinder fills Chief Product Officer position with hiring of Ravi Mehta

Tinder today announced it has hired Facebook vet Ravi Mehta as its new chief product officer, as the company continues to shift Tinder’s focus to the younger demographic still enjoying the “single lifestyle.” Mehta’s background includes more than 20 years in the industry, including time at Facebook, TripAdvisor and Microsoft. Most recently, Mehta had served…
April 1, 2019
[TECH NEWS] CMU team develops a robot and drone system for mine rescues

[TECH NEWS] CMU team develops a robot and drone system for mine rescues

The team is preparing for DARPA’s subterranean challenge in a Pennsylvania coal mine.
March 31, 2019
[TECH NEWS] China’s grocery delivery battle heats up with Meituan’s entry

[TECH NEWS] China’s grocery delivery battle heats up with Meituan’s entry

Fast, affordable food delivery service has been life-changing for many working Chinese, but some still prefer to whip up their own meals. These people may not have the time to pick up fresh ingredients from brick-and-mortar stores, so China’s startups and large companies are trying to make home-cooked meals more effortless for busy workers by…
March 31, 2019
[TECH NEWS] A look at new power banks from OmniCharge and Fuse Chicken

[TECH NEWS] A look at new power banks from OmniCharge and Fuse Chicken

When you’ve been doing this job long enough, you start to develop strange interests (though some might compellingly argue that strange interests are a prerequisite). Lately for me it’s been power banks. Quite possibly the least sexy product in all of consumer electronics outside of the ever-ubiquitous dongle. I don’t know what to tell you.…
March 31, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Mark Zuckerberg actually calls for regulation of content, elections, privacy

[TECH NEWS] Mark Zuckerberg actually calls for regulation of content, elections, privacy

It’s been a busy day for Facebook exec op-eds. Earlier this morning, Sheryl Sandberg broke the site’s silence around the Christchurch massacre, and now Mark Zuckerberg is calling on governments and other bodies to increase regulation around the sorts of data Facebook traffics in. He’s hoping to get out in front of heavy-handed regulation and…
March 31, 2019
[TECH NEWS] CMU team develops a robot and drone system for mine rescues

[TECH NEWS] CMU team develops a robot and drone system for mine rescues

On our final day in Pittsburgh, we find ourself in a decommissioned coal mine. Just northeast of the city proper, Tour-Ed’s owners run field trips and tours during the warmer months, despite the fact that the mine’s innards run a constant 50 degrees or so, year round. With snow still melted just beyond the entrance,…
March 30, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Equity transcribed: What the Lyft IPO means for IPO-ready unicorns

[TECH NEWS] Equity transcribed: What the Lyft IPO means for IPO-ready unicorns

Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast that unpacks the numbers behind the headlines. We’re running an experiment for Extra Crunch members that puts the words of our wildly popular venture capital podcast, Equity, in your eyes instead of your ears. This week, Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm recorded…
March 30, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook is ‘exploring’ restrictions following Christchurch attacks

[TECH NEWS] Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook is ‘exploring’ restrictions following Christchurch attacks

In an open letter published by the New Zealand Herald, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg finally addressed the shocking mass shootings that left 50 dead at two Christchurch mosques. The first of part of the deadliest mass shooting in modern new Zealand history was live-streamed on Facebook by the attacker. But while the site’s technology was…
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