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I'm Completely Hypnotized by These Strutting Randomly-Generated Monsters

If you scroll through your phone, you’ll undoubtedly find a bunch of novelty apps you rarely use. The same fate could eventually befall a simple PC and Mac app called Random Access Character that generates an infinite number of bizarre characters using random shapes and textures—but only if you somehow get tired of… Read more……

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Behind Pinterest’s push to make the world pinnable

“A picture is worth a thousand words” could very well describe the current search paradigm. We’ve spent years typing into a text field, but there are times when it’s hard to describe what we’re really looking for. Traditional search engines are built around intent, but they usually fall short when it comes to discovery. This…

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Facebook will meet Russian regulators to discuss compliance with local laws

(Reuters) – Facebook plan to meet Russian regulators in late December or early January to discuss compliance, TASS news agency cited the head of Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor as saying on Tuesday. “We will discuss with them all the issues, including localization of databases and prompt removal of prohibited content,” TASS quoted Alexander Zharov as…

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PayPal’s new Facebook Messenger extension helps sellers invoice buyers and receive payment

PayPal has announced a new integration with Facebook Messenger that’s designed to make it easier for small-scale sellers at garage sales, on Craigslist, or even on Facebook Marketplace to request and receive payments. PayPal has for some time supported Facebook’s Messenger app across a number of initiatives, including adding B2C transactions last year  and a peer-to-peer (P2P)…

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GitHub’s new collaboration tool is a place for teams to plan and share information

GitHub has announced a new collaboration tool to facilitate conversations around group projects. While it is already possible to have conversations on GitHub in response to specific pull requests or issues, for example, things can get pretty messy, with unrelated tidbits creeping into the chats. With team discussions , however, GitHub is serving up a place…

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Uber could consolidate with rivals in Southeast Asia following SoftBank’s investment

(Reuters) — SoftBank’s multi-billion dollar investment in Uber opens up the possibility of combining it with other ride-hailing assets the Japanese group owns in a consolidation of a rapidly growing business across Asia, industry sources say. Uber said on Nov. 12 that a planned deal with a consortium led by SoftBank and Dragoneer Investment Group…