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Instacart Commits $1 Million to Spotlight Black-Owned Brands

Leading online grocery platform Instacart announced a new advertising initiative, pledging $1 million to amplify Black-owned consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands within the Instacart...

Nigeria Bans Twitter After Platform Removes President’s Tweet

The Nigerian government has announced plans to ban Twitter indefinitely after the social media platform removed a tweet posted by the president. On Thursday, President...

PayPal Invests Additional $50 Million in Black and Latino-Led Venture Capital Funds

PayPal announced plans to invest an additional $50 million in 11 Black- and Latino-led early-stage venture capital funds. Investments include Aperture Venture Capital; Collab Capital;...

South Africa Threatens Legal Action Over WhatsApp Privacy Policy

South Africa's Information Regulator is considering legal action against instant messaging platform WhatsApp over its new privacy policy. WhatsApp is owned by Facebook. In January, WhatsApp...

Tesla Backtracks on Bitcoin Car Payments

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the car company would no longer accept bitcoin to purchase its vehicles on Wednesday. Musk cited environmental concerns as...

Leading Tech Giants Are Now All Creator Companies

Years ago, social media platforms were just a medium of self-expression. YouTube was mainly a platform used to watch music videos or hilarious cat videos,...

Twitter Rolls Out New Tip Jar Feature for Sending Money to Creators

Twitter announced on Thursday that it is beginning to roll out out a new Tip Jar feature for its iOS and Android apps, which...

Argentinian Snaps Up Google’s Domain Name for $2.77

An Argentinian man who briefly owned Google's entire web presence in Argentina after a man for 270 pesos ($2.77.) Nicolas Kuroña, 30, who lives in...

Amazon Prepares to Open New Head Office in South Africa

Amazon is gearing up to open its new African base of operations in South Africa. According to Business Insider, the Cape Town-based investment is said...

Apple to Reinstate Parler to App Store

Apple is allowing social-media app Parler to return to its App Store again amid a heated debate on the use of free speech. In January,...

The Blacks in Technology Foundation Partners With Apprenti to Bridge Tech Industry Gap

The Blacks in Technology Foundation, a community dedicated to increasing the representation and participation of Black people in the technology industry, has partnered with...

Facebook Failed to Prevent 10 Billion Impressions of Misinformation on 2020 Election

A report released by online advocacy group Avaaz found that if Facebook had not waited until October before adjusting its algorithm to diminish the...

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