Daily Crunch: Telegram soars after Facebook outage

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1. Telegram gets 3M new signups during Facebook apps’ outage

In a message despatched to his Telegram channel, founder Pavel Durov wrote, “I see 3 million new customers signed up for Telegram throughout the final 24 hours.” Durov doesn’t provide an specific rationalization for Telegram’s sudden spike in signups, however he does take a thinly veiled swipe at social networking large Facebook.

It’s most likely not a coincidence that Facebook and its associated household of apps went down for many of Wednesday.

2. Google removed 2.3B bad ads, banned ads on 1.5M apps + 28M pages, plans new Policy Manager this year

Utilizing each handbook opinions and machine studying, Google mentioned that in 2018 it eliminated 2.3 billion “unhealthy advertisements” that violated its insurance policies — which at their most normal forbid advertisements that mislead or exploit weak individuals.

3. Uber reportedly raising $1B in deal that values self-driving car unit at up to $10B

Uber is in negotiations with buyers, together with the SoftBank Imaginative and prescient Fund, to safe an funding as massive as $1 billion for its autonomous automobiles unit. The deal would worth the enterprise at between $5 billion and $10 billion, in response to a report from The Wall Road Journal.

4. Opportunity’s last Mars panorama is a showstopper

The Alternative Mars Rover could also be formally offline for good, however its legacy of science and imagery is ongoing — and NASA simply shared the final (practically) full panorama the robotic despatched again earlier than it was blanketed in mud.

5. AI photo startup Polarr raises an $11.5 million Series A

In the meanwhile, Polarr might be best recognized for its pictures app for iOS and Android, which makes use of machine studying and AI to enhance image enhancing. The corporate says it has round 4 million month-to-month lively customers.

6. WeWork Labs is launching a food tech accelerator

WeWork is committing $1 million to again the primary batch of firms.

7. Facebook won’t store data in countries with human rights violations — except Singapore

When Mark Zuckerberg mentioned in a prolonged weblog submit that Facebook wouldn't construct knowledge facilities in nations with poor human rights, he selected to disregard Singapore — recognized for a scarcity of privateness and freedom of expression.

Source : TechCrunch