RIP Tumblr. Now, the first "tumblelogging" platform that launched in February 2007 isn’t actually dead, but with an announcement made yesterday that ends a big part of why it still exists, might as well be.
It was pretty big news last night and you probably saw a hint of it. so I’ll keep it short here - but safe to say that Apple’s iOS app ban due to porn, regulatory child porn issues, and big corporates not knowing what to do with NSFW content all played their part. (That leaves Reddit and Twitter, for now.)
Here are some of the better reads on the issue:
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It’s been all-but-confirmed that the next Qualcomm Snapdragon will be the 855:
In any case, more details will be officially revealed today, with the Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii all this week. (Android Authority is in attendance!)
🏴☠️ 100m Quora accounts may have been compromised, with hackers likely to have had access to almost everything: profile data, private information including private messages, and public information. Time to delete Quora?
👬 The friendship that made Google huge - an absolutely brilliant story focusing on Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat who code together at once screen. Former Googlers themselves are loving it too. No rush, but make time for it.
🍎 Apple published rare insight on its Machine Learning blog into one of their products: the HomePod, and how Siri is learning how to hear you far-field. Y’know, if you've forked out for a HomePod. Which only around 6% of people have, because Siri just isn’t good. But it can hear you really well. Discussion here.
🍏 Apple CEO Tim Cook won the first “Courage Against Hate” award from the Anti-Defamation League, and had this to say: “This is no time to get tied up in knots. We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, or violence: You have no place on our platforms.” (Apple moved first on Alex Jones.)
🦸♀️ The second Captain Marvel trailer was released earlier this morning and I’ll stay out of your way as you get into it.
🚀 The resupply mission to the ISS by SpaceX is now happening tomorrow, not today. It’s probably a good thing, too: “The launch was moved to Wednesday after mold was found on food bars for a rodent investigation prior to handover to SpaceX. Teams will use the extra day to replace the food bars.”
🌠 NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has arrived at the Bennu asteroid, after a more than two-year-long journey. Samples will head back to Earth by 2023.
🎒 Bethesda finally cave and will issue proper bags to those that forked out for special edition Fallout 76.
🤦♂️ What do you think will be the next anti-vax or flat-earth? (Flat Mars is the best answer)
The US, China, and Japan together account for about two-thirds of the total financial cost the IFRC added up between 2008 and 2017:
The report notes that “small-scale weather disasters”, such as floods, landslides, and storms, are becoming both more frequent and more intense, but are not well funded as they don’t attract international attention.
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