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Twitter for Android is getting its own emoji

Twitter’s Android app looks a little different for many today: the platform now uses its own “Twemoji” emoji set rather than system emoji. The update will have the most effect for users on older Android versions, which lack some newer emoji. This is because users with lder versions of Android see little boxes with an… Read More »

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Infograph: Ten Marketing Lessons from Apple

There is no doubt that Apple’s marketing has become a benchmark for other companies that want to reach similar heights of recognition and revenue. After all, it is one of the largest brand in the technology industry in terms of its revenue generated as well as its brand ranking. The hundred billion dollar giant ranked the #2 most valuable brand… Read More »

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Progressive Groups Launch Ad Campaign to Break Up Facebook

A coalition of eight progressive advocacy groups launched a digital ad campaign on Monday calling on the Federal Trade Commission to, among other things, break up Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp into separate, competing companies. The privacy and anti-monopoly groups are calling on the FTC to spin off Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger into competing networks,… Read More »

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Nine Irish Startups set to begin first NDRC at ArcLabs Accelerator.

  Nine new, exciting startups in Ireland’s sunny South East recently began the first ever NDRC at ArcLabs accelerator programme, supported by Enterprise Ireland. The programme is the second regional accelerator undertaken by NDRC, following the successful delivery of NDRC at PorterShed, in Galway, last year. The Accelerator programme is part of Enterprise Ireland’s overall… Read More »

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Microsoft acquired AI conversational startup Semantic Machines

Microsoft has acquired conversational AI startup Semantic Machines for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 2014, the startup’s goal was to build AI that can converse with humans through speech or text, with the ability to be trained to converse on any language or subject. Semantic Machines has raised about $20.9 million in funding from investors, including General… Read More »

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Recruitment tech startup Debut nabs funding from James Caan CBE

Recruitment tech firm Debut has raised a further £5.1m in funding from James Caan CBE, a former Dragon and recruitment entrepreneur. Debut, founded two years ago, has raised £7.3m to date from prominent funds including LocalGlobe. Charlie Taylor, Founder and CEO of Debut commented on the fundraise. “Given the importance of an effective, productive and… Read More »

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PayPal, Alpha JWC Ventures to invest in SEA fintech startups

GLOBAL technology platform and digital payments leader PayPal Holdings, Inc and Southeast Asian venture capital firm Alpha JWC Ventures announced that Alpha JWC will invest up to US$5 million in 2018 participants of PayPal Incubator, a fintech startup incubation programme in Southeast Asia. Launched in 2016, the nine-month PayPal Incubator programme offers participating startups the opportunity… Read More »

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