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Facebook denies making contradictory claims on Cambridge Analytica and other ‘sketchy’ apps

How Steve Jobs conceived the "bicycle for the mind" metaphor for the personal computer, which largely drove Apple's philosophy for decades (Steven Sinofsky/Learning By Shipping)

WeChat Pay and Alipay partner QFPay raises $20 million to develop new digital payment solutions

China’s largest Q&A platform, Zhihu, raises $434 million from investors including Kuaishou, Baidu and Tencent

Since YouTube changed its recommendation algorithm in January to deprioritize conspiracy theories, monthly views of Fox News' YouTube channel more than tripled (HuffPost)

Polarity, which uses AI to analyze text on employee screens to augment it with context overlays, raises $8.1M Series AA following a $3.5M Series A in 2017 (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)

Zhihu, a China-based Q&A platform with 100M+ posts, raises $434M led by Chinese live-streaming platform Kuaishou, with Baidu, Tencent, and others participating (Bloomberg)

IBM is the first major tech company to back Hedera Hashgraph, which claims its distributed ledger tech is faster and more secure than current blockchains (Nathan DiCamillo/CoinDesk)

Porsche packs the power into its newest Cayenne plug-in hybrids

Automattic’s bargain-bin Tumblr deal plugs right into the WordPress business model

Microsoft says the next planned major update for Minecraft, the Super Duper Graphics Pack update, is "too technically demanding" and has been canceled (Brad Sams/Thurrott)

Researchers find that in four dating apps, including Grindr, any user's location can be determined using the apps' public APIs, if the username is known (Tara Seals/Threatpost)

Twitter’s latest test lets users subscribe to a tweet’s replies