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Twitter claims its anti-abuse measures are helping, though many still disagree
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Twitter claims its anti-abuse measures are helping, though many still disagree

Twitter today offered an update on how its improvements to user safety and its newer anti-abuse measures are having an impact. The company declined to share any hard numbers related to abuse on its network, including how many abuse reports …

The French culture minister’s Twitter was taken over by a 13-year-old, and oh boy is somebody grounded
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The French culture minister’s Twitter was taken over by a 13-year-old, and oh boy is somebody grounded

Françoise Nyssen, France’s (probably peeved) culture minister

Imagine realizing that your 13-year-old kid just sent out a bunch of nonsensical tweets from your boss’s Twitter account. And your boss just so happens to be the Culture Minister of France.

Merde.…

AdQuick raises $1.1M to bring online tools to outdoor advertising
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AdQuick raises $1.1M to bring online tools to outdoor advertising

AdQuick is looking to billboard advertising easier and more transparent.

The startup is announcing that it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding from Initialized Capital (founded by former Y Combinator partners Gerry Tan and Alexis Ohanian), VTF Capital (founded …

Barbie becomes a hologram version of herself
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Barbie becomes a hologram version of herself

Yes, after pulling herself out of her 1950’s rut as a swimsuit model to become everything from a doctor, lawyer, computer scientist, astronaut and even the President of the United States, Barbie has now become a 3D animated hologram that …

Time 4 Machine promises to bring us back to an age of metal and clockwork
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Time 4 Machine promises to bring us back to an age of metal and clockwork

The tinging of tiny hammers from the heart of Dwarf Mountains may now be lost to the mists of time but you, my friend, can still make magically complex metallic contrivances in the comfort of your own barrow/home. I point …

The latest from the journalist investigating the crime in Sweden
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The latest from the journalist investigating the crime in Sweden

To some, the sight of burnt cars in the Swedish city of Rinkeby aren’t that unusual. Others perceive an out-of-control crime problem in the country.

It’s been a week since independent journalist Tim Pool took up InfoWars editor-at-large and alt-right …

What we’re using in July
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What we’re using in July

There’s a difference between what we test and write about for the site, and what Engadget editors actually decide to lay down their own cash for. Outside work hours, and when the review samples go back to the companies, what …

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Women journalists say ‘bollocks’ to the theory they’re not tweeting strong opinions

A list of the most influential journalists on Twitter during the UK’s general election has failed to include a single female journalist.

Right after a record number of women were elected to Parliament, researchers are claiming that women journalists get …

Campaign Monitor acquires Tagga to boost email marketing with customer data
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Campaign Monitor acquires Tagga to boost email marketing with customer data

Email marketing company Campaign Monitor is announcing that it has acquired Tagga.

Founded in 2008, Tagga is a customer data platform, which means businesses can use it to combine user data from different source and create different segments to target …

Justin Trudeau wore a temporary tattoo at Pride and it hurts, oh, how it hurts
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Justin Trudeau wore a temporary tattoo at Pride and it hurts, oh, how it hurts

Who needs lengthy speeches and thoughtful public statements when you can say all you want to say with a pair of social justice socks?

Sporting a pair of Ramadan-themed socks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family demonstrated their support …