An Instagram bug has been preventing users from disabling their accounts for months

 A number of Instagram users have found they’re no longer able to temporarily disable their accounts – a feature, similar to Facebook’s, that allows you to take a break from the social network for a period of time, but stops short of a full account deletion. The bug has been spotted in the wild since at least February, and is the subject of a number of complaints across… Read More

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Facebook launches telco infrastructure accelerator with Orange

 Back in February, the Facebook-led Telecom Infrastructure Project led a call to put $170 million into startups focusing on solutions to improve infrastructure: the switching technologies, engineering, cabling and other components that go into building networking for internet and other communications services. Today comes one more advance on that front: Facebook and the TIP are working… Read More

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Machine intelligence is the future of monetization for Facebook

 That was effectively the only conversation missing from Facebook’s F8 conference — an event that even made time for a progress update on a moonshot project that might one day allow us to hear through our skin. Perhaps that’s the luxury of a company whose advertising revenue is up 57 percent year-over-year. But don’t misconstrue unseen for unimportant. Behind… Read More

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The augmented reality gold rush is afoot

 Who will be the Pixar of AR? Someone oughta be rounding up Hollywood special effects engineers and animated character designers to build an augmented reality content startup. This week’s launch of Facebook’s Camera Effects platform means there are suddenly 1.8 billion people waiting to be entertained by digital overlays on the real world. Read More

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Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey donated $100,000 to Trump’s inauguration

 Oculus Rift co-founder Palmer Luckey didn’t just support Donald Trump by backing an organization called Nimble America that made anti-Hillary Clinton “shitposts.” He also donated $100,000 to Trump’s inauguration committee under a shell company named after an element in his favorite Super Nintendo game, reports Mother Jones. Read More

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Crunch Report | Juicero Running Dry?

Crunch Report 4/19 Today’s Stories 

Juicero users find that man trumps machine
Facebook will license its new 360 cameras that capture in six degrees of freedom
Spotify’s half-priced student pricing expands worldwide
Microsoft to shut down Wunderlist in favor of its new app, To-Do
Planned Parenthood enrolls in 500 Startups’ seed program

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