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Camera maker Insta360 raises $30M as it eyes 2020 IPO

Insta360, one of the pioneers in making 360-degree cameras, just raised $30 million in a Series C+ funding round from Chinese investors including Everest Venture Capital, MG Holdings and Huajin Capital. The Shenzhen-based camera maker declines to disclose its latest valuation. It plans to use the fresh proceeds in research and development, marketing and after-sales services in its key international markets including the United States and Japan, which are the company’s second and third-largest...
Tags: Gadgets, Asia, Japan, Hardware, Instagram, China, Funding, Tech, Smartphone, Companies, Camera, United States, Computing, Tencent, Virtual Reality, Gopro

Here are the 85+ startups that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 1

Y Combinator’s incubator classes have gotten huge. With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. Meanwhile, the incubator prepares to shift its headquarters from Mountain View to San Francisco. It’s so large, in fact, it’s had to change the way it does Demo Day. Rather than all pitches happening on one stage, they were split across two stages (the “Pioneer” and “Mission” stages) running in parallel. So even if you were in the building, you couldn’t see all the pit...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, Hbo, New York, Instagram, Navy, China, India, Nigeria, Africa, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco

My Top 5: Time for Tiktok, Dark Mode, and…Influencers?

Time for TikTok? Image Credit: Ben Ostrowsky I don’t typically get over-excited about new social platforms, but I do check them out when I can. Thanks to a prod from Shel Holtz of the “For Immediate Release” podcast, I took a closer look at TikTok then I might have this early on? Below I expand on some thoughts I shared with Shel in the podcast: FIR #180: TikTok, TikTok , TikTok What did I already know? They were in trouble for mishandling privacy data for mi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, China, Time, America, Social Media, Pr, Facebook Messenger, Calvin Klein, NHL, Facebook Instagram, Shel, Shel Holtz, Will Sasso, Tiktok

Feds Raided Office Of Trump Fundraiser Elliott Broidy In Money Laundering Probe

A sealed search warrant obtained by ProPublica shows federal agents scoured Elliott Broidy’s office for documents related to China, Saudi Arabia and a Miami Beach club promoter. Federal authorities raided the office of Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy last summer, seeking records related to his dealings with foreign officials and Trump administration associates, according to a sealed search warrant obtained by ProPublica. Agents were authorized to use the megadonor’s hands and face to un...
Tags: New York, News, Instagram, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, Los Angeles, Fbi, United States, New York Times, Paris, Middle East, The Times, Playboy, Times

Photo: Lucas Torreira flying to China

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has shared a photo showing him on a private jet for a flight to China. The Gunners star is heading to the Far East... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Photos, Asia, China, Sport, Soccer, Arsenal, South America, Lucas Torreira, Far East Click

Telegram gets 3M new signups during Facebook apps’ outage

Messaging platform Telegram claims to have had a surge in signups during a period of downtime for Facebook’s rival messaging services. In a message sent to his Telegram channel, founder Pavel Durov’s just wrote: “I see 3 million new users signed up for Telegram within the last 24 hours.” It’s probably not a coincidence that Facebook and its related family of apps went down for most of Wednesday, as we reported earlier. At the time of writing Instagram’s service has been officially confirme...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Instagram, China, Russia, Tech, Iran, Moscow, Telegram, Pavel Durov, Reuters, Middle East Africa, Durov, Unofficially Facebook, Europe Durov

A La Carte (March 13)

Crossway has just released the ESV Gospel Transformation Study Bible, and Westminster Books already has it on sale. Today’s Kindle deals include several books by Paul Washer as well as a few others. No Private Matter I appreciate this look at social media debate and conversation. “Surely this speaks to the social media debates and debacles which have become so much a part of what Christians are saying and then restating via retweets and shares. Could there be room for those w...
Tags: Instagram, California, China, Africa, Blogging, Italy, Christ, A La Carte, Buddhist, Chung, Birmingham England, InterVarsity, Westminster Books, Randy Alcorn, Paul Washer, Gabriele

That Viral Video of President Trump 'Forgetting His Toupee' Is Totally Fake

Have you seen that viral video doing the rounds of President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago lifting up his hat? According to the caption, the president “forgot” that he’s “not wearing his toupee,” and it’s getting passed around Twitter like crazy today. In reality, the video has been digitally manipulated to make Trump…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, China, Viral Videos, Hair, Donald Trump, Fake, Fakes, Mar a Lago, Viral Content, President Trump

Ren Hang’s Provocative Photographs Show a China We Rarely See

An exhibition in Paris showcases the work of a Chinese photographer whose career was meteoric, and tragically brief.
Tags: Photography, News, China, Paris, Baker, Simon, Ren Hang, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Ren Hang (1987-2017

Inventor Sells House to Take Tech Giant to Court

A Portuguese inventor and entrepreneur is taking one of China’s largest smartphone manufacturers to court and he’s sold his house to do it according to an exclusive published by FStoppers. Rui Pedro... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Photography, News, China, Take Tech Giant to Court, Rui Pedro

Facebook and Instagram Sued Chinese Companies Selling Fake Accounts, Likes and Followers

Facebook and Instagram filed a lawsuit late last week in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against four companies and three individuals based in China, accusing them of promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes and followers on the two platforms, as well as on other online services including Twitter, LinkedIn,...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, California, China, Advertising, U S District Court, Northern District, Social Pro Daily

Facebook Sues China-Based Companies For Selling Fake Accounts

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Facebook and its Instagram unit sued four companies and three people based in China for promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes and followers that the social network giant says can be used for nefarious purposes. The Chinese companies advertised and created the fake accounts over the last two years and marketed them for sale on six websites, selling them in bulk quantities, according to a complaint filed Friday in San Francisco federal court...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, China, San Francisco, Tech, Bloomberg, Home Network, Longyan, Amazon Apple Google, Xiu Shenzhen, Xiu Feishu, Xiufei

Facebook Is Suing Four Chinese Companies for Allegedly Selling Fake Accounts

Facebook is suing four companies and three individuals based in China it alleges have been creating and “promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes and followers” on Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram, as well as other social media sites, the company announced on Friday. In addition to the alleged efforts to create…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Instagram, China, Social Media, Courts, Bots, Trademark, Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior

Facebook and Instagram launch their first lawsuit over fake accounts and likes from Chinese companies, following legal concerns (FB)

Facebook announced Friday that the company, along with Instagram, have filed a federal lawsuit over the sale of fake accounts, likes, and followers. Facebook is suing four companies and three people based in China who have sold and promoted fake accounts, likes, and followers on Facebook, Instagram, Amazon, Apple, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter. "By filing the lawsuit, we hope to reinforce that this kind of fraudulent activity is not tolerated – and that we’ll act forcefully to protect the inte...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Instagram, China, Russia, India, Trends, Iran, Bangladesh, Jeff Bezos, Moldova, Reuters, Twitter Facebook, Instagram Facebook, Letitia James, Paul Grewal

Facebook Files Lawsuit To Stop Fake Likes, Followers

Facebook and Instagram have filed a lawsuit in US Federal Court four companies and three individuals for promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes and followers. The China based companies being sued also target other online service providers including Amazon, Apple, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter. "By filing the lawsuit, we hope to reinforce that this kind of fraudulent activity is not tolerated, said Facebook, "and that we’ll act forcefully to protect the integrity of our platform."...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Instagram, China, Bruce Houghton, Facebook That, Amazon Apple Google, US Federal Court

Facebook sues four Chinese companies over trademark infringement

Facebook is taking legal action against a cluster of Chinese websites that sell fake accounts, likes and followers both on Facebook itself and on Instagram. The company announced the legal action in a short blog post late Friday afternoon (a move unusual enough to pique our curiosity a little). Of course, the fact that Facebook isn’t allowed in China might be a complexifier, in Bezos-speak. The lawsuit, filed with the Northern District of California, alleges that starting in 2017 four Chinese co...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Asia, Lawsuit, Instagram, China, Bezos, Northern District of California, Google Twitter, AS Facebook

TikTok was bigger than Instagram last year after passing the 1 billion download mark

Chinese short-form video app TikTok has been downloaded 1 billion times across Android and iOS, according to Sensor Tower figures. TikTok was downloaded more times than Instagram in 2018, the data showed. Just over 40% of the app's 2018 downloads came from Indian users. Chinese short-form video app TikTok has hit a major milestone, with one billion downloads across Android and iOS, . Sensor Tower added that the billion figure did not include Android installs from China, so the real number of...
Tags: Amazon, Android, Instagram, China, India, New York City, Trends, Facebook YouTube, WhatsApp Facebook Messenger, Facebook Instagram YouTube, Bytedance, Tiktok, Facebook Sensor Tower

Lens: Young People Left Behind in China’s Snowbound Rust Belt

Ronghui Chen’s photographs of young people in Northeastern China capture a loneliness he recognized in his own trek from village to city.
Tags: Photography, News, China, Youth, Chen, Snow and Snowstorms, Ronghui, Snowbound Rust Belt, Ronghui Chen, Northeastern China

GPS-Settings Info for Bryton Rider 450 Cycling-Computer Users

Nikon D4 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 18mm — 1/8000 sec, f /2.8, ISO 800 — image data Precision (photo is unrelated to the text of this article) I've been testing a new cycling computer, a Bryton Rider 450. I was shocked to find out some information about its satellite-positioning features that isn't covered in the manual, so I'm sharing that info here. As a bit of background, folks often use the “ GPS ” as a generic term for “ satellite positioning system ” , but in real...
Tags: Photography, Japan, General, China, Russia, India, Tech, European Union, ISO, United States, Asia Pacific, Cycling, United States of America, Galileo, Nikon D4 Nikkor, Beidou

Set Your Calendar for March 26 – New Huawei Flagship Smartphone Coming with Leica Quad Camera

Nothing says high-end like a Leica. But what about four Leica lenses? Overkill, you might say, or just right if you’re a Huawei fanboy. The new P30 flagship smartphone from China’s embattled company... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Photography, News, China, Huawei, New Huawei, Leica Quad Camera

Solo Female Travel in Europe: Complete Travel and Safety Guide

Kate in Copenhagen Looking to travel solo in Europe? You’ve come to the right place! My name is Kate and I teach women how to travel the world safely on their own. While I’m American and I travel all over the world, I’ve spent the most time in Europe. Several years, when you add it all up. I have traveled to every single country in Europe and have lived in two of them (Italy and the UK). This continent has given me so many happy travel memories and I want you to have them, too. And yet…you have...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, London, Featured, Sweden, Instagram, Greece, Australia, France, Scotland, China, Germany, Berlin Wall, Russia, Berlin

Facebook’s Messenger, Instagram and Whatsapp Integration Isn’t Complicated, 8 Things to Know

If you haven’t heard, Facebook announced that it’s working to integrate three major chat platforms — Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp — in order to allow cross-communication for users. This is a huge development. Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014, making this power move possible. The new infrastructure would keep the three applications distinct while simultaneously allowing users to chat with each other, regardless of their platform. The project is under development and ...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Instagram, China, Sales, Social Media, Facebook Messenger, New York Times, The New York Times, Intégration, Asia South America, Publisher Channel Content, Facebook Messenger Instagram, Messenger Instagram, Facebook s Messenger Instagram, Integration When

5 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Taking Life Seriously

Pretentious title, but far from a call to adopt a stance of apathy within this wondrous and dynamic reality we exist together in. Well, no. It’s quite the opposite. The insight I’d like to share with you today is the equivalent of an open-handed, movie-cliche slap to the face, regretfully but lovingly administered to pull a panicked comrade back from the brink of a full-blown meltdown catalyzed by a collapse of rational, critical thinking. This short read is nothing special. Basically, it’s a re...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, China, Happiness, Earth, Stress, Netflix, Negativity, Fox News, Jesus, Lifehacks, Don, Remove Negative Energy, Earthland

This Week in Photography Books: Luciana Pampalone

Proper civilizations depend upon the rule of law, in my opinion. It might not work as a general rule, though, because China is an impressive civilization, for sure. (I guess Russia is too, if for Dostoevsky alone.) But since the times of Hammurabi’s code, the idea of a system of justice has long been at the heart of most idealistic, successful societies. (I’d include America on that list, though our justice system is heavily imperfect.) Even when they’re functioning, laws re...
Tags: Photography, China, Russia, America, Broad City, Ohio, Rob, US supreme court, Photography Books, Deborah Turbeville, Hammurabi, Dostoevsky, Scarlet Johansson, Sofia Coppola, Helmut Newton, Potter Stewart

Facebook and Twitter are following in Apple’s footsteps by hiding some of their most important numbers. Here’s why investors should be concerned (AAPL, TWTR, FB)

Apple, Facebook, and Twitter each announced recently that they would stop disclosing some important data to investors. Each said other figures better depict the health of their business. But when companies cease reporting certain figures, it's often a sign those particular results are starting to deteriorate. Apple is a case in point; immediately after it announced it would no longer report the number of iPhones it sells, its smartphone sales started to drop. It's usually not a good sign when...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Hollywood, Instagram, China, Trends, Tim Cook, Apple Facebook, Luca Maestri, Instagram Messenger, Dave Wehner, AAPL TWTR FB, Ned Segal Twitter

Jeff Bezos Nudes, Self-Aware Fish, and Brain Zapping: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

A good rule of thumb if you’re going to threaten to publish nude photos of the richest man on the planet unless he says you’re not working with the Saudi government is: Probably don’t do that! And if for some reason you are reckless enough to do that, you probably shouldn’t do so in writing!Read more...
Tags: Google, Star Wars, TV, Science, Technology, Movies, Instagram, Net Neutrality, Labor, Drugs, Horror, Funerals, China, Social Media, Star Trek, Fish

How to Use Facebook in China in 2019

For years I’ve been building an internet business around travel across China, and specifically here in Xinjiang. Because most of my readers are “foreigners” and my content strategy involves a lot of social media, this has required me to spend a lot of time on platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. But I often get asked the question: How do I use Facebook in China when the platform has been blocked for years? It’s bad enough that China has periodically censored the FarWestChin...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Instagram, China, Netflix, United States, Tips, Vpn, Xinjiang, Online Tools, Edgar, Instagram Facebook, Facebook Scheduling Facebook, FarWestChina Facebook, Recurpost

The Dark Side of the Moon Gets Photobombed by the Earth

How many times have you set up the perfect shot only to have somebody or something to ruin it in the background? They’re not called photobombs for no reason and they can ruin a well composed picture. Image via Dwingeloo Radio Observatory from the Longjiang-2 Satellite Courtesy of the China National Space Administration. But sometimes they add something or are even intentional, as is the case here where the dark side of the Moon is on full display with a blue Earth looming in the pitch-black ba...
Tags: Photography, News, China, Earth, Moon, Netherlands, Chang, Dwingeloo Radio Observatory, China National Space Administration, Longjiang

This is what the Earth looks like from the dark side of the Moon

I believe we’ve all seen the famous Earthrise photo taken by the Apollo 8 crew 50 years ago. But thanks to a Chinese satellite that’s currently in lunar orbit, we get to see the Erath and the Moon from a totally different and rare perspective. On 3 February current year, the satellite captured an image […] The post This is what the Earth looks like from the dark side of the Moon appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Space, News, China, Earth, Moon, Satellite, Space Exploration, Satellite Imagery, Erath

The great getaway: Lunar New Year in China

Millions of Chinese people have begun the world’s largest annual human migration, leaving major cities to return to their hometowns for the holiday. The event places great emphasis on family reunions, and travellers must get home by Monday to usher in the year of the pig the following day Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Festivals, Chinese New Year

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