In Nigeria, Facebook's Outage Revealed a Dangerous Dominance
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In Nigeria, Facebook's Outage Revealed a Dangerous Dominance

Tomiwa Ibukunle is a 21-year old entrepreneur from Lagos, Nigeria. She started her clothing and accessories company two months ago. Her WhatsApp
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The growing pains of Apple’s subscription addiction – TechCrunch

Good morning friends! Welcome back to Week in Review! Last week we discussed how YouTube managed to keep its cool while Facebook was hammered over
'SNL' got Tom and MySpace Wrong. It was no social media utopia.
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'SNL' got Tom and MySpace Wrong. It was no social media utopia.

It's 2021, and MySpace somehow managed to find itself in Saturday Night Live's cold open. Frances Haugen, the Facebook whistleblower, was in the
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A journalist who just won the Nobel Peace Prize called Facebook 'biased against facts' and a threat to democracy

Maria Ressa, the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner, has criticized Facebook's practices. Facebook has had to contend with the rapid spread of
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Social investing app Commonstock wants to be the "Bloomberg terminal of main street" and weed out the meme-stock trolls

This is a picture of a cellphone that has a brokerage app open on it's screen. SOPA Images/Getty Images SOPA Images/Getty Images Commonstock is a
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Twitter is selling MoPub to AppLovin for $1.05 billion – TechCrunch

Twitter announced Wednesday it will offload MoPub - the mobile advertising platform it purchased in 2013 after it sold the company to AppLovin, a
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BeeHero’s precision pollination platform wings its way to $19M in new funding – TechCrunch

Precision agriculture precision apiculture are the future of farming. BeeHero is growing quickly since its seed round in 2013 and its $19M funding
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Technical interview platform Byteboard spins out of Google’s Area 120, takes on new funding – TechCrunch

TechCrunch and Google have confirmed that Byteboard will be spun out of Google. It is a service that replaces the pre-onsite technical interview
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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies before the Senate – TechCrunch

Frances Haugen, the whistleblower that leaked controversial Facebook documents and The Wall Street Journal, revealed her identity on Sunday night.
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Podcastle raises $7M for its all-in-one platform for podcast production and publishing – TechCrunch

Anchor and Descript are well-known for being some of the most important Podcast creation platforms. But, Podcastle has recently slipped into the