Airbnb Raises $555 Million In Funding – Technology Crossover Ventures is said to be among lead investors in the round, expected to total $850 million. [bloom]
Tulsa Police Officer Charged With Manslaughter – Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer Betty Shelby has been charged with felony manslaughter in the first degree, Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler told reporters Thursday. [cnn]
That headline is to do with this story we gave you earlier in the week.
Yahoo Says At Least 500 Million Accounts Hacked In 2014 – Yahoo said it was working with law enforcement on the matter. [huff]
Trump Received $1.6 Million From Secret Service – The agency pays to travel with all presidential nominees, but in Trump’s case, that money went to one of his companies. [politico]
The Facebook Near Billionaire Secretly Funding Trump’s Meme Machine – Palmer Luckey—founder of Oculus—is funding a Trump group that circulates dirty memes about Hillary Clinton. [dm]
Gupta PR Firm Knew About Bank Probe Weeks Before Zwane Dropped Bomb – A public relations firm that represents the Gupta-owned Oakbay Investments knew about the recommendations for a judicial inquiry into South Africa’s banks at least seven weeks before they were controversially published by Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane, Fin24 can reveal. [f24]
Rand Remains Firmer After Reserve Bank Keeps Rates Unchanged – The rand was still firmer against the dollar on Thursday afternoon, though little changed, after the Reserve Bank kept the repo rate unchanged at 7%, as was widely expected. [bdl]
Some Advice For Those Who Refuse To Stop And Ask For Directions – The mighty Google Maps and satnav systems have made getting lost a rarity, but there’s one part of the market they’re just not addressing. [here]
Vodacom In R1bn Deal With Prasa – South Africa’s biggest mobile network Vodacom says it has entered a 15-year telecommunications partnership deal with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa). [f24]
Dire Warning For Students Amid Protest Pandemonium – Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has outlined how higher education should deal with fee increments for 2017. His announcement sparked anger and a great deal of confusion. And the mutiny, which could be infiltrated by forces which do not represent the interests of the poor, has to stop before universities are destroyed. [iol]
Instagram Rolls Out A “Save Draft” Feature To All Users– Following tests earlier this year, Instagram today confirmed it’s rolling out a “Save Draft” feature to all users. This addition means you’re now able to begin working on a post, then save a copy of your changes to be completed later. This option appears when you hit the “Back” button in the app – something that would have previously discarded your edits. [tc]
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How Soon Is Too Soon To Start Planning Your Holidays? Let’s Talk 2017 – Thinking of your 2017 vacation, and have no idea where to head? Well if turquoise waters and whire-sand beaches are your jam you’ll want to check this out. [here]
Jim Carrey Gave His Girlfriend Herpes, Lawsuit Claims – The wrongful death lawsuit filed against Jim Carrey over the suicide of his girlfriend Cathriona White took a personal turn on Thursday, with White’s estranged husband claiming that Carrey gave White herpes without informing her that he had the disease. [wrap]
Spiritual Healing With Marla Maples, Donald Trump’s Ex-Wife – Marla Maples ends her silence to share the delights and the trauma of being the Republican presidential nominee’s ex-wife. [dm]
Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo Welcome A Baby Girl – The world has gained a possible future pop princess. Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo officially became parents after the Victoria’s Secret Angel gave birth to their first child, a daughter, E! News can exclusively confirm. Other details—including the baby’s measurements, name and weight—were not immediately available. [eol]
It’s Time You Took Your Instagram Game To The Next Level – Once you’ve uploaded your snaps to Instagram they’re there for all to see, but why not go one better and take it to the next level? [here]
Watch: Hugh Grant Can’t Believe How Mean His Twitter Mentions Are – On Wednesday night, Jimmy Kimmel defended his title as the only late night host whose recurring viral segment does not involve theatrical singing and/or lip-syncing by unveiling the 10th installment of his “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” series. [vox]
Kim Kardashian: ‘There Was No Shade’ in Releasing the Taylor Swift ‘Famous’ Phone Call – The feud of the decade! Kim Kardashian dished on her “Famous” fight with Taylor Swift — the one that exploded in July when the reality star released the phone call between the pop star and her husband, Kanye West, on Snapchat. [usm]
Rihanna Just Tweeted The President Of France For A Good Cause – When Rihanna had not yet heard a response from French president Francois Hollande, she took a brief break from being on the receiving end of Drake’s undying love professions to follow up with the world leader the way any self-respecting millennial would — by hitting him up on social media. [time]
Facebook And Intel Built Killer AIs That Dominated A “Doom” Video Game Competition – It’s pretty much universally agreed that we shouldn’t give AI-powered robots rocket launchers and set them loose to battle each other to the death. Luckily, we can recreate that in a video game. [qz]
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How Can You Leave Your Dog At Home While You Go To Work? – You say he’s part of the family – yet you’d never leave your human child at home, alone, for the whole day. Drop that little rascal off at Proud Hounds and see the joy in his eyes! [proudhounds]
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