Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:

Google launches Gmail message scheduling and expands Smart Compose to more devices and languages  —  Despite Google’s long-standing love affair with April Fools’ fakery, fifteen years ago today the internet giant was deadly serious when it launched what would become one of its biggest products: Gmail.

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Emily Dreyfuss / Wired:

Profile of Venezuela Hasta Los Tuétanos, a channel on the walkie-talkie like app Zello, that Venezuelans turn to in search for food, medical supplies, and truth  —  EVEN WHEN MARIA sleeps, she hears the voices.  —  One at a time, they speak of chaos, hunger, confusion.

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Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:

DappRadar: only 28% of active dapp users were on Ethereum blockchain as of January, losing major ground to Tron and EOS, which now leads with 40% of dapp users  —  – EOS, Tron surpass Ethereum in popularity with many developers  — Some startups are now issuing tokens on competing networks

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Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says Fortnite’s Creative mode, where players build together instead of battling, has attracted 100M players since its December launch  —  – Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says that the company has big plans for “Fortnite,” which it sees “evolving beyond being a game.”

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:

Poland fines digital marketing firm Bisnode ~€220K for GDPR violations; Bisnode argues it may cost €8M+ to reach people it can only contact via physical mail  —  An interesting decision came out of Poland’s data protection agency this week after the watchdog issued …

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Ramya Sethuraman / Facebook:

Facebook announces “Why am I seeing this post?”, a feature to help users better understand and control what is seen from friends, Pages, and Groups in News Feed  —  News Feed is always personalized to you — and starting today you’ll have even more information and control over your experience.

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Laurence Dodds / Telegraph:

Facebook announces “Why am I seeing this post?”, a feature to help users better understand and control what is seen from friends, Pages, and Groups in News Feed  —  Facebook will finally begin telling its users why posts appear in their news feeds as it seeks to assuage public concerns …

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Jeff Kauflin / Forbes:

A profile of payment card services startup Marqeta, which according to a source has doubled its revenue every year since 2016, reaching close to $150M in 2018  —  n the spring of 2015, Jason Gardner, the founder of Marqeta, a payments processor, left a grim board meeting and went for a walk …

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:

Proxy, a startup that is building a mobile identity layer on top of Bluetooth LE for keyless entry and more, raises $13.6M Series A led by Kleiner Perkins  —  You know how kings used to have trumpeters heralding their arrival wherever they went?  Proxy wants to do that with Bluetooth.

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Andrew Liptak / The Verge:

Care.com, the largest site in the US for finding caregivers, scrubbed ~46,594 or ~72% of day-care centers claiming to have a state license, after a WSJ inquiry  —  A prior investigation found providers without proper licensing and criminal histories  —  On March 8th, The Wall Street Journal published …

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Larry Dignan / ZDNet:

Equifax and FICO launch Data Decision Cloud, combining data behind their consumer credit scores for a new offering for financial companies and marketers  —  By combining data pools and platforms, the companies hope to find more insights, build better predictive models and manage customer experiences better.

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Wall Street Journal:

Care.com, the largest site in the US for finding caregivers, scrubbed ~46,594 or ~72% of day-care centers claiming to have a state license, after a WSJ inquiry  —  Online child-care marketplace Care.com removed from its site tens of thousands of unverified day-care center listings just before a WSJ investigation was published.

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