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Google Maps Is Misleading Users Searching For Abortion Clinics… And The GOP Is Threatening The Company If It Fixes That

Aug 19, 2022

from the politicizing-trust-and-safety-is-dangerous dept Earlier this week, Bloomberg released a well-investigated, and somewhat damning article highlighting how people searching for abortion clinics on Google Maps are often being misled to go to “crisis pregnancy centers,” which are sketchy organizations designed to try to convince women to give birth. Google Maps routinely misleads people looking for abortion providers, a new analysis by Bloomberg News has found. When users type the w ...read more

Lincoln’s latest EV concept is a grand tourer land yacht with a sprinkle of 1920s nostalgia

Aug 19, 2022

Lincoln revealed Thursday during Monterey Car Week its vision for future EVs — while commemorating its centennial year — with the debut of the Lincoln Model L 100 concept, an autonomous, battery-electric grand tourer that pays homage to the brand’s first luxury vehicle, the 1922 Model L. The futuristic and massive concept has an aerodynamic, low-slung body that features a sweeping glass roof that opens and reverse-hinged doors that lift to bestow a “sense of ceremony” and provides the ...read more

Startup detects COVID-19 using spit, light, and a computer built to analyze patterns

Aug 19, 2022

Pattern Computer’s ProSpectral device for detecting COVID-19. (Pattern Computer Photo) A Seattle-area startup called Pattern Computer is developing a rapid COVID-19 test based on patterns in light from spit, one of several projects moving ahead from the 7-year-old company that designed its own computer from scratch. The company’s “Pattern Discovery Engine” was created specifically to discover and analyze patterns and excels at the task, said CEO and co-founder Mark Anderson. ...read more

Tiger Global doubles down on Indian savings and investments app Jar

Aug 19, 2022

Tiger Global has led a new funding round in Jar, the Indian fintech that is helping millions of Indians save small amounts to invest in digital gold as the startup gears up to launch a host of new offerings including insurance, mutual funds and lending. Jar said Thursday it has raised $22.6 million in its Series B financing round. The funding values the one-year-old startup at over $300 million, it said, and saw participation from Folius Ventures, Panthera Capital, Prophetic Ventures, Yes VC, W ...read more

Netflix ad-supported subscriptions might not allow offline downloads

Aug 19, 2022

Bottom line: Netflix's recent troubles have forced it to become more like its competitors by announcing an ad-supported tier. Newly leaked data suggests ad-based subscriptions will lose the ability to download content for offline viewing. This restriction also falls in line with its competitors. On Wednesday, tech blogger Steve Moser said he found code in the Netflix iPhone app indicating its upcoming cheaper ad-supported tier won't have offline viewing. The code consists of text flatly stati ...read more

Pitch Deck Teardown: Mi Terro’s $1.5M seed deck

Aug 19, 2022

Turning waste into usable products is my jam, so when the Mi Terro team told me what they were working on, I knew I had to write about it. Mi Terro takes agricultural waste and processes it into proteins that can be used as a plastic replacement, fed as food to animals and much more. Back in March, the company successfully raised a $1.5 million seed round, and today, I’m back to show you the deck that made that fundraise possible. We’re looking for more unique pitch decks to tear down, ...read more

Kenyan agtech iProcure raises $10.2M to grow its input supply network

Aug 19, 2022

The shortage of agricultural inputs like fertilizer, unpredictable prices and the proliferation of substandard products into markets are some of the biggest challenges for Kenya’s agricultural sector. This impact is especially felt in the country because agriculture accounts for 23% of its gross domestic product (GDP), making it the single largest contributor to its economy, and its biggest employer — agriculture employs nearly 40% of the country’s population and 70% of its rural people. ...read more

This game was made entirely from AI-generated images

Aug 19, 2022

Forward-looking: New AI-based image generators like Dall-E have produced shockingly accurate and complex art based on fairly simple text commands. Some think they could change art production workflows forever. A new experiment demonstrates how AI image generation could work for game development. An independent developer has released a short 2D shooting game they made using only AI-generated art. The game itself isn't very remarkable but shows some of the advantages and limitations of using AI ...read more

Nuclear Energy Brinkmanship in Ukraine

Aug 19, 2022

A battle of nerves and steel is raging at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which Russia captured in March. Russian forces use the Zaporizhzhia plant as a safe haven for troops and equipment, including artillery that is shelling Ukrainian-held territory directly across the Dnipro River. Ukraine is launching a counteroffensive to retake occupied territory, including Zaporizhzhia. And, all the while, each blames the other as explosions rock the nuclear site.According to a Reuters report tod ...read more

Facebook is losing its grip as a ‘Top 10’ app as BeReal and TikTok grow

Aug 19, 2022

Facebook this year has been struggling to maintain its position among the Top 10 apps on the U.S. App Store, according to an analysis of iPhone App Store data. As younger consumers shift to newer social networking experiences like TikTok and now BeReal, the tech giant’s big blue app has lost traction in the App Store’s Top Charts. Last year, for instance, Facebook only fell out of the Top 10 free iPhone apps in the U.S. seven times. But in 2022, that figure has already soared to 97 — an i ...read more