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SKY New Zealand pulls Sky News Australia from its platform after it aired disturbing footage of the deadly mosque shootings

“We made the decision on Friday with Sky News Australia to replace their live news with sport,” the statement reads” writes Rosie Perper for businessinsider.com. It said that all other news channels on its platform, including BBC World and CNN are still available on SKY GO. INSIDER has reached out to Sky News Australia for comment.According to the SKY New Zealand’s Twitter page, the decision was made Friday evening. Source: businessinsider.com

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Intercontinental Stock Exchange Seemingly to Expand Cryptocurrency Data Feed

“At press time, the Cryptocurrency Data Feed supports 58 digital currencies from various data sources, markets and exchanges around the world” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. Intercontinental Stock Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) hinted it was adding a slew of new coins to its Cryptocurrency Data Feed in a tweet on March 14.In February, ICE said that the launch of its cryptocurrency platform Bakkt is set for later in 2019.The platform was introduced following a partnership between ICE and Bitcoin (BTC) and blockchain…

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Snapchat’s long-rumoured gaming platform could launch as early as April

“Keep checking back for more info on the new Snap gaming platform” writes Maggie Tillman for pocket-lint.com. Snap’s gaming platform has reportedly been going by Project Cognac within the company, but there are little other details about what we can expect.Keep in mind this bit of information follows a long line of breadcrumbs – all suggesting Snap has an interest in a adding a gaming platform to its signature social media app. Source: pocket-lint.com

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Apple fires back at Spotify and disputes claim that it’s stifling innovation

“In fact, the Spotify Watch app is currently the No. 1 app in the Watch Music category” writes Maren Estrada for bgr.com. When Spotify submitted their Apple Watch app in September 2018, we reviewed and approved it with the same process and speed with which we would any other app.We’ve approved and distributed nearly 200 app updates on Spotify’s behalf, resulting in over 300 million downloaded copies of the Spotify app. Source: bgr.com

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Google Maps platform adds new styles and gameplay options for mobile games

“Google unveiled a platform a year ago that enable game developers to create location-based games based on its Google Maps technology” writes Dean Takahashi for venturebeat.com. And now the company is unveiling new options for art styles and gameplay just ahead of the Game Developers Conference.Those games used the power of Google Maps and real-time global understanding of the world to take mobile gaming to the next level.A number of game developers have used the platform in the past year to make games like Ludia’s Jurassic World: Alive. Source: venturebeat.com

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YAX Announces Token Sale for Platform Set to…

“The YAX platform seeks to replace the traditional Internet advertising model of commerce with a fair and transparent system that rewards each stakeholder in the digital advertising ecosystem, from advertisers and consumers to publishers and creators” writes Live Bitcoin News for livebitcoinnews.com. YAX is a blockchain-based exchange platform that aims to replace the traditional model online advertising. Source: livebitcoinnews.com

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Snap Is Reportedly Getting Ready to Launch a Gaming Platform Next Month

“Snap Inc., the developer of the Snapchat app, will reportedly launch its new gaming platform as soon as next month” writes Erin Corbett for fortune.com. Snap has been rumored to expand into a gaming platform for nearly a year.The Australian company was founded by gaming industry leaders Phil Larsen, Luke Muscat, and Hugh Walters.The gaming platform is internally known as “Project Cognac” and will include several games created by outside developers that will be programmed to operate in the photo-sharing Snapchat app, Cheddar reports.Snap will reveal its new platform next…

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Facebook Is Using AI to Stop Revenge Porn

“Facebook thinks it has come up with a way to stop revenge porn from being posted on the platform” writes Emily Price for fortune.com. The social network announced Friday that it has developed a new tool that uses artificial intelligence to detect revenge porn on the platform before the post has been reported.That program allows Facebook to create a “digital fingerprint” for the image and prevent it from being shared on the platform to being with.Using machine learning and artificial intelligence, Facebook says that it can detect nude or near-nude…

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Facebook shares drop as executives quit, Christchurch live-stream shooting stirs outrage

“You really need to do more @YouTube @Google @facebook @Twitter to stop violent extremism being promoted on your platforms,” Javid wrote on Twitter” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The social media companies have said they would take down content involving the mass shootings, which were posted online as the attack unfolded. Source: 95kqds.com

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Standard Chartered and Naspers are showing interest in India

“Here’s what we know about Standard Chartered’s and Naspers’ plans so far: India’s fintech scene is thriving and we’ll likely see more global companies set up ventures in the region” writes Lea Nonninger for businessinsider.com. This week, US-based bank Standard Chartered and South African multinational internet and media group Naspers announced plans to dip into India’s fintech scene. Source: businessinsider.com

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