Facebook finds and kills another 512 Kremlin-linked fake accounts – TechCrunch

Two years on from the U.S. presidential election, Facebook continues to have a major problem with Russian disinformation being megaphoned via its social tools. In a blog post today the company reveals another...

Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer payment service GetBarter – TechCrunch

More posts by this contributor Harley Davidson reveals more about its push into electric vehicles Venture capital, global expansion, blockchain and drones characterize African tech in 2018 Fintech startup Flutterwave has partnered with Visa to...

Facebook poaches Google’s AR/VR engineering lead to take over Portal team – TechCrunch

Facebook is bringing on the engineering lead for Google’s entire AR/VR team to tackle Portal hardware. Ryan Cairns comes aboard after 12 years at Google, where he was most...

Instamojo raises $7M to help SMEs and ‘micro-entrepreneurs’ in India sell online – TechCrunch

In India, startups are quietly building the tools and platforms to enable a different kind of gig economy: one that allows ‘micro-entrepreneurs’ to tap growing access to the internet to...

Facebook launches its first U.S. podcast with a series focused entrepreneurship – TechCrunch

Everyone has to have a podcast, apparently. Even Facebook . The social network this week launched its second-ever original podcast series, and its first one in the U.S. An arm...

Facebook adds the option to share events to Stories, message friends ‘interested’ in going...

Facebook wants to make it easier for users share events and coordinate with friends before the event’s start. The company this morning said it will test a new feature...

Will Trump ruin the unicorn IPOs of our dreams? – TechCrunch

The government shutdown entered its 21st day on Friday, upping concerns of potentially long-lasting impacts on the U.S. stock market. Private market investors around the country applauded when Uber finally filed documents...

Instagram now lets you regram your posts to multiple accounts – TechCrunch

Instagram is swaying the balance towards simplicity but away from originality. It’s adding the ability to publish feed posts to different accounts you control at the same time by...

Facebook and PayPal pull pages of far-right British activist filmed intimidating public figures –...

Facebook has confirmed it has removed the pages and profiles of a far-right political activist in the U.K. after concerns were raised in parliament about aggressive intimidation of politicians...

Zuckerberg’s 2019 challenge is to hold public talks on tech & society – TechCrunch

Rather than just focus on Facebook’s problems like his 2018 challenge, this year Mark Zuckerberg wants to give transparency to his deliberations and invite the views of others....