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  • UK wants G7 to take collective action on online extremism

    UK wants G7 to take collective action on online extremism

    The UK Prime Minister is using the annual G7 summit of seven of the world’s major industrialized democracies to push for more to be done about online extremism, including co-ordinating on ways to force social media platforms to be more pro-active about removing and reporting extremist content to authorities. Read More

  • Zuckerberg tells Harvard we need a new social contract of equal opportunity

    Zuckerberg tells Harvard we need a new social contract of equal opportunity

    Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard commencement speech centered around how we can improve life through big projects, equal opportunity and building both local and global community. He outlined a plan “to create a world where every single person has a sense of purpose.” Read More

  • Watch Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard commencement speech here

    Watch Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard commencement speech here

    College dropout-turned-Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally got his degree today, and now he’s about to give Harvard’s 366th commencement speech. You can watch him speak here now, where we’ll embed the Facebook Live broadcast on TechCrunch, and provide frequent updates on any news or insights he mentions. For a deeper look at the substance of his talk, read our follow-up… Read More

  • Tips for mastering Magikarp Jump, the next Pokémon masterpiece

    Tips for mastering Magikarp Jump, the next Pokémon masterpiece

    The Pokémon company has come out with another true masterpiece. It’s called Magikarp Jump, which came out for iOS and Android earlier today. It’s about training Magikarp, the most beloved Pokémon in the universe, to jump as hard as it can and squash the hopes and dreams of its opponents. Here are some tips to get started. Read More

  • Instagram direct messages now support web links and different photo orientations

    Instagram direct messages now support web links and different photo orientations

    Instagram’s Direct feature just got more generally useful as a messaging option, with support added for external web links, and the ability to send photos and video in their original portrait or landscape aspect ratios without cropping. The first is really far more important than the second, mainly because it means users have less reason to go seeking other messaging options outside… Read More

  • Facebook’s Instant Articles platform to support Google AMP, Apple News

    Facebook’s Instant Articles platform to support Google AMP, Apple News

    One of the problems publishers face today in making their content more readable on mobile devices is that there are multiple, competing formats available for this purpose. Facebook has Instant Articles, Google is spearheading the AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) project, and the Apple News Format optimizes content for iOS devices. Facebook is today taking a crack at a solution to this problem… Read More

  • R.I.P. Imzy

    R.I.P. Imzy

    Imzy, the kinder, gentler online community platform, will be shutting down on June 23rd. Company co-founder Dan McComas made the announcement in a blog post today, stating his apologies and explaining to the community Imzy just couldn’t find its place in the market. Read More

  • Facebook shrinks filter bubbles with alternate news sources in Trending

    Facebook shrinks filter bubbles with alternate news sources in Trending

    You’re vulnerable to bias and polarization if you only get your news from one source. So instead of highlighting a single news outlet when you click through to a Trending topic, Facebook will now show a carousel of the other most popular articles written about the subject by different publishers. Meanwhile, Facebook is giving more exposure to Trending Topics on mobile. Rather than only… Read More

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