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Limiting social media use reduced loneliness and depression in new experiment – TechCrunch

Limiting social media use reduced loneliness and depression in new experiment – TechCrunch The idea that social media can be harmful to our mental and emotional well-being is not a new one, but little has been done by researchers to directly measure the effect; surveys and correlative studies are at …

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Monashees raises $150 million for its eighth Brazilian fund – TechCrunch

Monashees raises $150 million for its eighth Brazilian fund – TechCrunch As technology investment and exits continue to rise across Brazil, early stage venture capital firm monashees today announced that it has closed on $150 million for its eighth investment fund. Commitments came from Temasek, the sovereign wealth fund affiliated …

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Instagram prototypes bully-proof moderated School Stories – TechCrunch

Instagram prototypes bully-proof moderated School Stories – TechCrunch Instagram is considering offering collaborative School Stories that only a certain school’s students can see or contribute to. And to make sure these Stories wouldn’t become bullying cesspools, Instagram’s code shows a warning that “School stories are manually reviewed to make sure …

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Facebook’s election interference problem exponentially worse on eve of midterms, study suggests – TechCrunch

Facebook’s election interference problem exponentially worse on eve of midterms, study suggests – TechCrunch An analysis of political advertisers running extensive campaigns on Facebook targeting users in the United States over the past six months has flagged a raft of fresh concerns about its efforts to tackle election interference — …

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James Patterson released a work of interactive fiction on Facebook Messenger – TechCrunch

James Patterson released a work of interactive fiction on Facebook Messenger – TechCrunch One of the world’s best-selling authors is experimenting with a new form of digital-first storytelling. James Patterson has partnered with Facebook to release his latest novel,‘The Chef’, on its messaging app. The thriller is available to read on Facebook Messenger …

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Snapchat’s PR sues influencer for not promoting Spectacles on Instagram – TechCrunch

Snapchat’s PR sues influencer for not promoting Spectacles on Instagram – TechCrunch Influcencer marketing could get a lot more accountable if Snapchat’s PR firm wins this lawsuit. Snapchat hoped that social media stars promoting v2 of its Spectacles camera sunglasses on its biggest competitor could boost interest after it only …

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Social commerce startup Goxip lands $1.4M investment to add flexible payments – TechCrunch

Social commerce startup Goxip lands $1.4M investment to add flexible payments – TechCrunch Social e-commerce startup Goxip raised $5 million in January, and now the Hong Kong-based business has brought in more cash with a strategic $1.4 million investment from financial services company Convoy. Existing backers including Chinese photo app …

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Robby Stein to talk about Instagram beyond Systrom at Disrupt Berlin – TechCrunch

Robby Stein to talk about Instagram beyond Systrom at Disrupt Berlin – TechCrunch Last month, Instagram co-founders CEO Kevin Systrom and CTO Mike Krieger announced that they would be leaving Instagram and Facebook. All eyes are now on Instagram to figure out what’s going to happen to the photo and …

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