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After launching Chats in Facebook Groups in October of last year, Facebook says it is removing the feature and will archive existing chats on August 22 (Andrew Hutchinson/Social Media Today)

Andrew Hutchinson / Social Media Today:After launching Chats in Facebook Groups in October of last year, Facebook says it is removing the feature and will archive existing chats on August 22  —  Facebook has announced that it´s removing the group chat functionality that it launched in October last year, which was designed …

Singapore-based hotel startup RedDoorz raises $70M Series C from Japanese e-commerce leader Rakuten and others, just weeks after it confirmed its $45M Series B (Nikkei Asian Review)

Nikkei Asian Review:Singapore-based hotel startup RedDoorz raises $70M Series C from Japanese e-commerce leader Rakuten and others, just weeks after it confirmed its $45M Series B  —  Japanese e-commerce group opens new front in its battle with SoftBank  —  JAKARTA — RedDoorz, a Singapore-based hotel startup focused …

How terrorist organizations, locked out of traditional financing options, have used cryptocurrency for donations in increasingly sophisticated ways (Nathaniel Popper/New York Times)

Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:How terrorist organizations, locked out of traditional financing options, have used cryptocurrency for donations in increasingly sophisticated ways  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Hamas, the militant Palestinian group, has been designated a terrorist organization by Western governments and some others …

[Thread] Twitter has been running ads from Chinese state news agency Xinhua that aim to discredit protesters in Hong-Kong (@pinboard)

@pinboard:[Thread] Twitter has been running ads from Chinese state news agency Xinhua that aim to discredit protesters in Hong-Kong  —  Every day I go out and see stuff with my own eyes, and then I go to report it on Twitter and see promoted tweets saying the opposite of what I saw. Twitter is taking money from Chinese propaganda outfits and running these promoted tweets against the top Hong Kong protest hashtags https://twitter.com/...

QTITELTITELTITELTITELA with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, who says the company is now working with 4,500 AI startups, compared to 2,000 in April, 2017 (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:Q&A with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, who says the company is now working with 4,500 AI startups, compared to 2,000 in April, 2017  —  Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang proudly proclaimed on an analyst earnings call this week that artificial intelligence is the “single most powerful force of our time.”

A look at What3words, a location sharing app that divides the world into 57 trillion three meter squares, and assigns them a unique, random three-word address (Duncan Leatherdale/BBC)

Duncan Leatherdale / BBC:A look at What3words, a location sharing app that divides the world into 57 trillion three meter squares, and assigns them a unique, random three-word address  —  Police have urged everyone to download a smartphone app they say has already saved several lives.  What is it and how does it work?
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