TechCrunch: These startups are locating in SF and Africa to win in global fintech

To become a global fintech player, locate your company in San Francisco and Africa. That’s the approach of payments company Flutterwave, digital lending startup Mines, and mobile-money venture Chipper Cash—Africa-founded ventures that maintain headquarters in San Francisco and operations in…

TechCrunch: Indonesia restricts WhatsApp and Instagram usage following deadly riots

Indonesia is the latest nation to hit the hammer on social media after the government restricted the use of WhatsApp and Instagram following deadly riots yesterday. Numerous Indonesia-based users are today reporting difficulties sending multimedia messages via WhatsApp, which is…

TechCrunch: Oculus Quest and Rift S now shipping

Facebook -owned Oculus is shipping its latest VR headgear from today. Preorders for the PC-free Oculus Quest and the higher end Oculus Rift S opened up three weeks ago. In a launch blog Oculus touts the new hardware’s “all-in-one, fully…

Mashable: Facebook data reportedly helps companies guess your credit score

Facebook may know even more abut your personal life than you think.Image: Omar Marques/SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images By Karissa Bell2019-05-20 22:40:36 UTC Facebook may know even more about your personal life than you think. Some advertisers are…

Mashable: The bizarre reason why several Facebook Groups just changed their privacy settings

A collective known as the Indonesian Reporting Commission is allegedly mass-reporting popular Facebook Groups.Image: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images By Matt Binder2019-05-16 19:23:19 UTC Over the past 24 hours, panic has spread across some of Facebook’s most popular groups. Several popular Facebook…