Twitter launches Facebook-like reaction emojis for DMs

Thursday, 23/January/2020 - at 3:16 PM

Have you ever gotten a Twitter DM that made you wish you could give it a thumbs down, laugh at it or just generally react to it like you can on Facebook? Well, now you can. Twitter has rolled out emoji reactions for Direct Messages, which looks similar to Facebook’s with a few…

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Opera and the firm short-selling its stock (alleging Africa fintech abuses) weigh in

Thursday, 23/January/2020 - at 2:12 PM

Internet services company Opera has come under a short-sell assault based on allegations of predatory lending practices by its fintech products in Africa. Hindenburg Research issued a report claiming (among other things) that Opera’s finance products in Nigeria and Kenya have run afoul of prudent consumer practices and Google Play Store rules for…

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Apple reversed plans for fully encrypted backups

Thursday, 23/January/2020 - at 1:30 PM

Apple reportedly canceled its plans to fully encrypt backups of users’ iPhones in iCloud following complaints from the FBI that the move would harm investigations.The iPhone maker’s reversal, which occurred around two years ago, has not been reported before but now several sources familiar with the matter have spoken with Reuters regarding the…

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Indian bike rental startup Bounce raises $105M

Thursday, 23/January/2020 - at 1:21 PM

Bounce, a Bangalore-based startup that operates over 15,000 electric and gasoline docked bikes in nearly three dozen cities in India, said today it has raised $105 million in a new funding round as it explores sustainable ways to expand within the nation and build its own electric vehicles. The new financing round, Series…

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Indian bike rental startup Bounce raises $105M

Thursday, 23/January/2020 - at 1:21 PM

Bounce, a Bangalore-based startup that operates over 15,000 electric and gasoline docked bikes in nearly three dozen cities in India, said today it has raised $105 million in a new funding round as it explores sustainable ways to expand within the nation and build its own electric vehicles. The new financing round, Series…

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