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Twitter testing ‘Original Tweeter’ tag to distinguish who started a thread – TechCrunch

01/24/2019 Tech

Twitter is testing a new tag that will make it easier to parse who started a thread. The new feature, which is starting to pop up for some users, makes it easier to find posts from the original tweeter within a thread, but may also help curb (some types of) abuse on the platform, making it easier to distinguish accounts that are masquerading as other tweeters, for instance. Twitter confirmed the experiment to TechCrunch, noting that the tag has beenRead More

VCs give us their predictions for startups and tech in Southeast Asia in 2019 – TechCrunch

01/23/2019 Tech

The new year is well underway and, before January is out, we polled VCs in Southeast Asia to get their thoughts on what to expect in 2019. The number of VCs in the region has increased massively in recent years, in no small part due to forecasts of growth in the tech space as internet access continues to shoot up among Southeast Asia’s cumulative population of more than 600 million consumers. There are other factors, including economic growth and emergingRead More

Canada’s Telus says partner Huawei is ‘reliable’: reports – TechCrunch

01/21/2019 Tech

The US-China tension over Huawei is leaving telecommunications companies around the world at a crossroad, but one spoke out last week. Telus, one of Canada’s largest phone companies showed support for its Chinese partner despite a global backlash against Huawei over cybersecurity threats. “Clearly, Huawei remains a viable and reliable participant in the Canadian telecommunications space, bolstered by globally leading innovation, comprehensive security measures, and new software upgrades,” said an internal memo signed by a Telus executive that The Globe and MailRead More

The social layer is ironically key to Bitcoin’s security – TechCrunch

01/20/2019 Tech

A funny thing happened in the second half of 2018. At some moment, all the people active in crypto looked around and realized there weren’t very many of us. The friends we’d convinced during the last holiday season were no longer speaking to us. They had stopped checking their Coinbase accounts. The tide had gone out from the beach. Tokens and blockchains were supposed to change the world; how come nobody was using them? In most cases, still, nobody isRead More

Snap’s exec team continues to shrink as more reports of internal drama surface – TechCrunch

01/19/2019 Tech

Days after Snap announced the departure of its CFO, reports have emerged that the company’s HR chief was asked to leave following an internal investigation late last year that had led to the firing of its global security head. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap fired global security head Francis Racioppi late last year after an investigation uncovered that he had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with an outside contractor he had hired. After the relationship ended, Racioppi terminatedRead More

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