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Daily Archives: November 19, 2021

Facebook tests giving more control of News Feed content to users again

It’s been tweaking that News Feed algorithm for years

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Several states are investigating how Instagram keeps kids on the platform

The coalition is concerned after reports indicate Instagram is bad for children’s mental health

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Mixnet maker Nym tops up with $13M led by a16z’s crypto fund

Switzerland-based privacy tech startup, Nym Technologies, which is trying to commercialize an old idea for privacy-centric infrastructure (mixnets) by combining it with buzzy crypto incentives, has closed $13 million in Series A investment from Andreessen Horowitz’s crypto-focused fund, following a $6M raise we covered back in the summer (also loosely …

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Twitter is rolling out its tipping feature to Android users

Twitter is rolling out its in-app tipping feature to all Android users above the age of 18, following the iOS launch in September. The social media giant says the “Tips” feature is geared toward users looking to get a little financial support from their followers through Cash App, Paypal, Venmo …

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What the Mini’s electric future looks like

The Mini, the diminutive and unexpectedly fun to drive car born out of the late 1950s fuel crisis in the UK, is undergoing another revolution. This time, it’s being driven by climate change and parent company BMW’s plan to go all electric by 2030. Mini isn’t new to battery electrics, …

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