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Boom time: Everyone is launching grocery shopping websites in Australia

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The online grocery shopping market appears to be the new darling of tech entrepreneurs in Australia

On Friday, serial Australian entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan announced his company Kogan is launching a home delivery grocery service called Kogan Pantry. It follows an announcement on Jan. 26, by the Berlin startup company, Rocket Internet, that it is also branching into non-perishable goods Down Under, with a service called ShopWings

It…

Japan studying latest message in Middle East hostage crisis

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Japan has been studying the latest message purportedly from the Islamic State group, which extends the deadline for Jordan’s release of an Iraqi prisoner, while officials worked feverishly Thursday to try to free a Japanese journalist held by the militant group.

The message, read in English by a voice the Japanese government said was likely that of hostage Kenji Goto, was released online late Wednesday after…

Inside the lab where Bleacher Report’s future is forged

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SAN FRANCISCO — A Westeros-inspired, NBA-spoofing cartoon called Game of Zones. Basketball emojis centered around the NBA’s biggest stars. An animated satire mixing Johnny Manziel and the Cartoon Network character Johnny Bravo. And a similar mashup featuring Kobe Bryant and a song from the Disney hit Frozen

All of these and more have become online hits in recent months from what might, at first glance to many, seem an unlikely place: Bleacher Report.

GoDaddy pulls puppy Super Bowl ad after animal rights backlash

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GoDaddy has pulled a 2015 Super Bowl commercial due to backlash from animal lovers, after it featured a puppy being sold by its owners online.

The ad shows a golden retriever pup who falls off the back of a truck in the middle of nowhere. The resourceful fluff ball, known as Buddy, then beats all odds to find his way home. But as Buddy excitedly runs into the arms of his beloved owner, he is instantly sold off using the GoDaddy website — and carted off in a van labelled “Gabby’s Goldens.”…

Posting reviews from exes on your Tinder profile might actually work

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Tinder can be a very bleak place

In a world of nearly reflexive left swipes, sometimes you have to take desperate measures to get noticed.

That’s why Jake Chapman texted ex-girlfriends at 1 a.m. asking them to write a review of him for his Tinder profile, presumably under the assumption that negative attention is better than no attention.

Chapman, who describes himself as a “life liver, smile giver, rick roller, programmer,…

Inside Cuba’s hidden faux Internet

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HAVANA — Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can’t access.

Home Internet connections are banned for all but a handful of Cubans, and the government charges nearly a quarter of a month’s salary for an hour online in government-run hotels and Internet centers. As a result, most…

Facebook blocks pages insulting Prophet Mohammed in Turkey

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Facebook has blocked an unspecified number of pages that featured content allegedly insulting the Prophet Mohammed on Monday, following an order from a local court in Turkey, Mashable has learned.

On Sunday, a local court in Ankara, Turkey, threatened to block Facebook entirely if the social network didn’t comply with the order. But Facebook complied less than 24 hours later and blocked the content for Turkish users, according to a source familiar with the matter who spoke to Mashable on the…

Facebook blocks pages insulting Prophet Mohammed in Turkey

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Facebook has blocked an unspecified number of pages that featured content allegedly insulting the Prophet Mohammed on Monday, following an order from a local court in Turkey, Mashable has learned.

On Sunday, a local court in Ankara, Turkey, threatened to block Facebook entirely if the social network didn’t comply with the order. But Facebook complied less than 24 hours later and blocked the content for Turkish users, according to a source familiar with the matter who spoke to Mashable on the…

GIF-iti artist takes mindblowing street art to next level

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INSA, the innovative GIF-iti artist who has already blown our tiny minds with pieces painted on street walls and converted into animated GIFs, has just raised his game.

You may have already seen some of his works online, which are created from murals painted on walls, photographed, re-painted and then re-photographed before being converted into the format. The mesmerising result looks like this:

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Image: INSA

Now, though, he’s…

Password manager LastPass finally unveils Mac app

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At last: LastPass, a popular password-managing service, unveiled its new Mac-specific app on Tuesday

Now LastPass will run directly as a Mac native app, as opposed to a browser plugin. In a time when hacking seems to be ubiquitous, the service helps users keep track of different and complex passwords to amp up online security.

“Some may prefer not to use the browser, and many Mac users like a more polished local app…