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Newspaper seeks to reduce gender bias in news reporting

The Financial Times, one of the world's leading newspapers, has developed a tool that enables journalists to assess if there are too many men quoted in their articles. This is a bid for gender parity.

Google updates site to clarify location tracking policy

In light of a recent investigation outing the fact that Google doesn't actually stop tracking users and storing their location data when they ask it to, the company has updated their website.

Rival to WeWork China raises $120 million

MyDreamPlus, a co-working startup with spaces in big cities around China, recently raised a $120 million Series C funding round.

Facebook adds new requirements for pages with large US following

On Friday, Facebook announced that authors of pages on the platform with a large audience in the United States would be subjected to a new authorization process.

Startup that helps people open home preschools raises $20 million

A startup that helps educators and childcare providers open up their own childcares or preschools out of their homes has raised a $20 million funding round.

This startup is looking to help web workers solve their tab woes

A new startup is betting on the fact that, if you're someone who works using your web browser, you've definitely closed a tab that you didn't mean to close because there were just so many open.

New facial recognition tool finds all your social media profiles

Researchers have created a new facial recognition tool that tracks targets across social media networks to create a comprehensive list of all available online profiles.

Match Group says Tinder will make over $800 million this year

Apparently love does cost, and U.S. Internet company Match Group reports that dating service app Tinder is projected to double its revenue for this year, compared to what it made last year.

Slack is raising a $400 million funding round

Almost a year after raising $250 million in a Series G funding round, Slack is reportedly raising an even bigger round this time around.

A startup that sells no branded products raised $240 million

A startup that sells unbranded products recently announced a $240 million Series C round. Brandless, the company, sells household staples for $3 each.

Ride sharing app Grab rakes in $2 billion post Uber deal

Grab announced $2 billion in new capital from their two-part Series H round. Since striking a deal to get Uber out of Southeast Asia, what does the company have planned for this funding?

Cisco set to acquire 2FA provider Duo Security

Networking hardware company Cisco announced its plans to buy two factor authorization provider Duo Security for a combination of cash and equity awards.

RideOS raises $25 million in Series B funding round

RideOS, a cloud-based transportation management and mapping platform, has raised $25 million in their latest funding round.

Bitwise files for SEC-regulated publicly-offered crypto ETF

Bitwise Asset Management announced it has filed a registration statement for a publicly-offered cryptocurrency index exchange-traded fund (ETF) earlier this week.

Chinese scooter startup nabs $15 million in latest funding round

Chinese personal transportation startup Immotor raised $15 million in their latest Series A funding round, showing that the enthusiasm around scooter transport isn't fading any time soon.

M12 announces $4 million competition for female-founded startups

M12, Microsoft’s corporate venture fund, announced a new competition for female-led enterprise technology solutions startups where two teams have the chance to win $2 million in funding each.

Cloud-based Telegram rolls out new authorization method

Telegram, the cloud-based instant messaging and VoIP application, recently released a new update for mobile that introduces a new feature that can store copies of your identification in the cloud.

Looking at the bigger picture of Facebook's stock plunge

On Thursday, Facebook experienced a 19 per cent decrease in shares, causing alarm bells nationally and internationally. Despite the significant drop, experts urge the public to look at the whole picture.

Coinbase partnership sees users converting tokens to gift cards

In a company blog post on Wednesday, Coinbase announced a new partnership, integrating its wallet services, that allows users to exchange their tokens for gift cards.

A road map for assessing blockchain health care startups

Blockchain-backed health care startups are all the rage right now, and a new open-source tool that tracks data about startups in the aim to help potential investors navigate the pile of startups clamouring for their time and money.

Navigation startup for self-driving cars nabs $80 million

Chinese smart location and mapping service startup Wayz.ai, that builds high-definition real-time maps for self-driving cars, has raised $80 million in a Series A funding round.

New deal with Hellman & Friedman values SimpliSafe at $1 billion

Private equity firm Hellman & Friedman has taken a controlling interest in SimpliSafe, the company behind the popular smart home security system SimpliSafe.

Google pledges €94m to digital media projects

The Google Digital News Innovation fund has pledge to give 94 million euros to 'help journalism thrive'. This includes digital news outlets and fact-checking services.

Decline in people using Facebook for news

The seventh annual Digital News Report has found there has been a decline in the number of people indicating they use Facebook as a news source. Instead WhatsApp gains in popularity.

Slower and lower funding leaves Canadian startups trailing U.S.

A University of Toronto study found that the Canadian innovation sector is lagging behind the U.S. because of the amount of money being invested into the space, and at what rate startup companies get that money.

Rakuten buys mobile ordering and pickup startup

Rival to Amazon and Japanese retail giant Rakuten has acquired Silicon Valley mobile ordering and pickup startup Curbside.

Facebook is killing the controversial 'Trending' news section

Facebook has announced plans to discontinue its Trending news module next week. The feature, located at the top-right portion of the News Feed, provided links to news stories that people were sharing and commenting about on Facebook.

New approach for tackling fake news and online disinformation

The digital transformation of news has opened up a world of new information and has allowed many areas previously ignored to gain a wider profile. However, it has also increased the rate of ‘fake news’. The European Union has taken new measures.

Changing role of news in the digital age

A new survey from the European Union provides an insight into the key trends surrounding the digital transformation of news markets.

Facebook set to verify identity of major page owners

As the full extent of Facebook's data misuse and increasing questions over the credibility of material that purports to be 'news', Facebook is to embark on a page verification program.
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