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“Troll Factory” turns disinformation campaigns into teaching game

“Troll Factory” turns disinformation campaigns into teaching game

To catch a troll — Finnish broadcaster Yle's game uses real samples to show how disinformation is spread. Sean Gallagher - Oct 11, 2019 2:51 pm UTC Enlarge / You, too, can become a Director of Disorder.YleHalf of the battle against disinformation campaigns is educating people about how they work. And that's why the Finnish…
Club Factory raises $100M to expand its lifestyle e-commerce platform in India

Club Factory raises $100M to expand its lifestyle e-commerce platform in India

Club Factory, a Chinese e-commerce platform that sells fashion and beauty items and electronics accessories, has raised $100 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its footprints in India. The new financing round — Series D — was led by Qiming Venture Partners Bertelsmann, IDG Capital, and” other Fortune 500 companies…
Your Roku Is an Ad Factory – Gizmodo

Your Roku Is an Ad Factory – Gizmodo

Photo: Alex Cranz (Gizmodo)Everybody loves a Roku. Starting at $30, these little widgets turn any TV into a smart TV and offer pretty much any streaming channels you’d ever want in one place. You’ll also see a lot of ads thanks to your Roku device. If you have a TV running on the Roku operating…
Tour the Factory Where Bentley Handcrafts Its Luxury Rides

Tour the Factory Where Bentley Handcrafts Its Luxury Rides

Most automotive factories pride themselves on how quickly they can stamp out new cars. Last year, Volkswagen’s massive plant in Wolfsburg, Germany—the largest in the world—stamped out about 3,500 Golfs and Tiguans a day. That’s about two cars a minute, using robots, perpetual shift changes, and precisely choreographed, just-in-time parts delivery strategies from a global…
Amazon factory workers plan Prime Day strike in Minnesota

Amazon factory workers plan Prime Day strike in Minnesota

Amazon workers at a Shakopee, Minnesota warehouse plan to strike for six hours during Prime Day to demand safer working conditions and secure jobs. According to Bloomberg, workers across two shifts will leave the warehouse and protest outside the facility; they’ll also be joined by some engineers from the Amazon Employees For Climate Justice group…
Founders Factory Africa and Netcare to fund 35 health-tech startups

Founders Factory Africa and Netcare to fund 35 health-tech startups

Founders Factory Africa and South African healthcare company Netcare will select 35 African health-tech startups for an acceleration and incubation program. The partnership includes an investment (of an undisclosed amount) by Netcare in Founder’s Factory Africa, or FFA. The Johannesburg located organization was formed in 2018 as an extension of Founders Factory in London—an accelerator…
Founders Factory is going live in Paris

Founders Factory is going live in Paris

After London and Johannesburg, startup accelerator and incubator Founders Factory is launching a third city — Paris. Once again, the company is partnering with a corporate backer. And this time, insurance company Aviva France is backing Founders Factory Paris. Albin Serviant is heading the team in Paris and the plan is to hire 50 people.…
very large factory explosion in China in 1626 killing thousands of people

very large factory explosion in China in 1626 killing thousands of people

Wanggongchang ExplosionMap of China in 1626DateMay 30, 1626LocationBeijing, ChinaCasualtiesPossibly as many as 20,000The Wanggongchang Explosion (Chinese: 王恭廠大爆炸), also known as the Great Tianqi Explosion (天啟大爆炸), Wanggongchang Calamity (王恭廠之變) or Beijing Explosive Incident in Late Ming (晚明北京爆炸事件), was an unexplained catastrophic explosion that occurred on May 30 of the Chinese calendar in 1626 AD during the late reign…

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CES 2020 day 3: Watch our final day of live CES...

This story is part of CES 2020, our complete coverage of the showroom floor and the hottest new tech gadgets around. We're well warmed-up for CES 2020 and with the press conferences out of the way, we can get on with poring over all the best, most exciting tech and trends from the show floor itself.Our…

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