Googles News Initiative heads to APAC with grants of up to $300K for media orgs

Google is expanding its efforts to support media to Asia-Pacific after the search beings raised its Google News Initiative to the region. Known as GNI, the programme is designed to” help quality journalism thrive in the digital age” by providing…

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Truly, madly, tweetly: Tanya Golds other life online

Journalist Tanya Gold has had a serious Facebook and Twitter habit for years. As she scrolls down through thousands of old posts, what does she discover about herself? There is a photograph of me, on Twitter, with Jimmy Savile. I…

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Donald Daters, a dating app for Trump supporters, leaked its users data

A brand-new dating app for Trump advocates that wants to “make America date again” has leaked its entire database of users — on the day of its launch. The app, called “Donald Daters, ” is aimed at “American-based singles parish…

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The Infatuation raises $30M from Jeffrey Katzenbergs WndrCo to bring Zagat into the digital age

WndrCo, the interests of consumers tech speculation and holding company founded by longtime Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, has invested $30 million in The Infatuation, a diner detection platform. The Infatuation constituted motions the beginning of this year when it purchased…

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Gawker is relaunching in early 2019

After a two-year hiatus, Gawker is coming back. Peter Thiel, be damned. Bustle-owner Bryan Goldberg, who paid $1.35 million for rights to the defunct chitchat area in a bankruptcy auctioneer in July, wrote in a memo to Bustle staff Tuesday…

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What you need to know ahead of the EU copyright vote

European Union lawmakers are facing a major vote on digital copyright reform proposals on Wednesday — a process that has given the Internet’s hair perfectly on fire. Here’s a run down of the issues and what’s at stake… Article 13…

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‘They just wanted to silence her’: the dark side of gay stan culture

For gay followers, stanning being a super devotee of female dad adepts can be a helpful part of your name. But too often this fandom lapses into misogyny and form shaming Ahead of Britney Spears’ 4, 000 revellers were left…

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I’ve decided to reclaim my life by using an old Nokia phone

Can a low-tech telephone oust a smartphone for less-essential exercises and experiences and peace of mind? My wife and I have two young children. On a good light, we’re lucky to get a couple of hours together. More often than…

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From Trump to Brexit: how bad graphics triumphed over slick design

Forget flash campaigns. Government engagements are now acquired with knocked-up postings, beermats, hats and memes. And museums are scrambling to scoop them up ‘Slogans in neat typefaces won’t save the human races .” So supposes a Hope to Nope, the…

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Russia used hundreds of fake accounts to tweet about Brexit, data shows

Researchers have found that accounts run away from troll raise in St Petersburg tried to sow discord between Britons Concern about Russian force in British politics has intensified as it become apparent that more than 400 sham Twitter accounts be…

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