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Google launches Gmail message scheduling and expands Smart Compose to more devices and languages (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

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. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2YFIzbD https://ift.tt/gaIxo5

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 (Emily Dreyfuss/Wired)

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. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2CMoLdn https://ift.tt/gaIxo5

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 (Olga Kharif/Bloomberg)

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 from

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 (Matt Weinberger/Business Insider)

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.” from Techmeme

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 (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)

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 … from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2YHEgN9 https://ift.tt/gaIxo5

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 (Ramya Sethuraman/Facebook)

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. from

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 (Laurence Dodds/Telegraph)

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 …

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 (Jeff Kauflin/Forbes)

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

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 (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

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. from

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 (Andrew Liptak/The Verge)

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 … from

Equifax and FICO launch Data Decision Cloud, combining data behind their consumer credit scores for a new offering for financial companies and marketers (Larry Dignan/ZDNet)

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. from Techmeme https://ift.tt/2OE8kEp https://ift.tt/gaIxo5

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 (Wall Street Journal)

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. from
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