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Legislators from ten parliaments put the squeeze on Facebook – TechCrunch

Legislators from ten parliaments put the squeeze on Facebook – TechCrunch

The third meeting of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and ‘Fake News’, a multi-nation body comprised of global legislators with concerns about the societal impacts of social media giants, has been taking place in Dublin this week — once again without any senior Facebook management in attendance. The committee was formed last year after […]

With $6.5M in funding, Aircam offers a fast, easy way to share photos at events – TechCrunch

With $6.5M in funding, Aircam offers a fast, easy way to share photos at events – TechCrunch

Aircam is a new startup that allows anyone to get instant access to pictures taken by professional photographers at weddings, parties and other events. The company was founded by brothers Evan and Ryan Rifkin, who previously co-founded Burstly, the company behind mobile app-testing service TestFlight (which was acquired by Apple). In addition to officially launching […]

Valence launches a social network for black professionals – TechCrunch

Valence launches a social network for black professionals – TechCrunch

Over the past two years, as technology companies continued to struggle with diversifying their work forces, Los Angeles-based venture capitalist Kobie Fuller wrestled with how to solve the problem. As a black professional himself, Fuller had experienced the frustrations and isolation that can sometimes come with being the only person in the room who looked […]

Twitter suspends accounts affiliated with Hamas and Hezbollah – TechCrunch

Twitter suspends accounts affiliated with Hamas and Hezbollah – TechCrunch

Twitter suspended several accounts affiliated with Hamas and Hezbollah over the weekend after being repeatedly asked to do so by a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives. The lawmakers — Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Tom Reed (R-NY), Max Rose (D-NY) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) — criticized the company for allowing the accounts to stay up even though […]

Friended is a new social network that wants to get real – TechCrunch

Friended is a new social network that wants to get real – TechCrunch

Though the social media landscape is dominated by a few major players, consumers still seem to want something new and different. Just look at TikTok. Today, a new social app is launching called Friended, which is taking an altogether different strategy when it comes to connecting people online. Friended was started by Thumb cofounder and […]

WeWork-owned Meetup confirms restructuring, layoffs – TechCrunch

WeWork-owned Meetup confirms restructuring, layoffs – TechCrunch

WeWork’s efforts to cut costs following the ouster of its chief executive officer and a delayed initial public offering looks to be impacting its subsidiaries. Meetup, which WeWork acquired for a reported $200 million in 2017, announced a round of layoffs this morning, TechCrunch has learned. The company, which helps people foster in-person connections by […]