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Facebook is testing a tool to let users claim image rights
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Facebook is testing a tool to let users claim image rights

Facebook is testing a new way to let users claim ownership of images and issue takedown requests if they wish, The Verge reports. Today, Facebook revealed Rights Manager for Images, a tool that gives creators the ability to track and moderate where t… Continue Reading…

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Xbox Game Pass has more than 15 million subscribers
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Xbox Game Pass has more than 15 million subscribers

Tucked away in its blockbuster announcement that it’s buying Bethesda Softworks, id Software and Arkane Studios parent company ZeniMax Media, Microsoft revealed that Xbox Game Pass now has more than 15 million subscribers. That means it has added mor… Continue Reading…

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Nikola’s chairman steps down, stock crashes following allegations of fraud
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Nikola’s chairman steps down, stock crashes following allegations of fraud

Update: News is breaking that Trevor Milton, Nikola Corp founder and former Executive Chairman, was arrested by the DOJ and FIB at Sky Harbor Airport, in Phoenix, AZ, this morning. Nikola Corp. founder and Executive Chairman Trevor Milton is stepping down from the electric truck company effective immediately. This comes …

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Facebook’s new Rights Manager tool lets creators protect their photos, including those embedded elsewhere
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Facebook’s new Rights Manager tool lets creators protect their photos, including those embedded elsewhere

Facebook today is introducing a new tool that will allow rights holders to protect and manage their photos across both Facebook and Instagram. With the newly launched “Rights Manager for Images,” Facebook is offering creators and publishers access to content matching technology similar to what it introduced in 2016 to …

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In its 5th filing with the SEC, Palantir finally admits it is not a democracy
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In its 5th filing with the SEC, Palantir finally admits it is not a democracy

Palantir is not a democracy, and it really, really, really wants you to know that. Palantir’s governance has been under an exacting lens from regulators the past few weeks as it prepares for a public direct listing on September 29th. In revision after revision of its S-1 filing to the …

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A meeting room of one’s own: three VCs discuss breaking out of big firms to start their own gigs
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A meeting room of one’s own: three VCs discuss breaking out of big firms to start their own gigs

One of the more salient trends in the tech world — arguably the engine that propels it — has been the recurring theme of people who hone talents at bigger companies and then strike out on their own to found their own startups. (Some, like Max Levchin, even hire entrepreneurial …

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NBCUniversal’s Peacock is now live on Roku
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NBCUniversal’s Peacock is now live on Roku

NBCUniversal and Roku announced late last week that they’d resolved the dispute that was keeping NBCU’s streaming Peacock app off Roku’s smart TV platform. And as of this morning, Peacock has launched on Roku . When Peacock launched in July, it was not available on either Roku or Amazon Fire …

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Satellite imagery of giant robot under construction at Area 51
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Satellite imagery of giant robot under construction at Area 51

Enter the coordinates for Area 51 into Google Earth and the satellite image reveals either a shadow or, more likely, a massive robot under construction. Scott C. Waring of UFO Sightings Daily writes: When I checked through the past photos of that location, I notice that the figure actually moves onto …

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Dinosaur for sale
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Dinosaur for sale

This is Stan, one of the most complete T. rex fossils ever excavated. And now, it can be yours! This 67-million-year-old beast, measuring 37′ x 13′ x 6′, will be on the auction block at Christie’s on October 6. It’s expected to sell for as much as $8 million. The …

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Watch the Velvet Underground's John Cale on
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Watch the Velvet Underground’s John Cale on “I’ve Got A Secret” TV game show in 1963

While the maestro John Cale is best known as a founder of the Velvet Underground, his association with the group followed Cale’s deep involvement with the avant-garde classical music scene. During the early 1960s, Cale performed with John Cage, La Monte Young, Tony Conrad, and many others, and pioneered the …

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