Artland is a social art market that connects galleries and buyers

 Danish startup Artland is building a social marketplace for the art world and its key players: Galleries and professional collectors, while also hoping an app-based approach helps onboard a new generation of art buyers. Read More

Crunch Report | The tech companies helping to educate the public on fake news and how to get free Postmates Unlimited

 Today’s Stories  These tech companies want to get rid of fake news Say goodbye forever to Facebook app invites Apple is giving out free Postmates Unlimited Mashable sells to Ziff Davis Virgin Hyperloop One goes to India Credits Written by: Sarah Buhr Hosted by: Sarah Buhr Filmed by: Joe Zolnoski Edited by: John Murillo Notes: Tito’s continues his journey out in the Outback… Read More

Imgur’s favorite folders turn 250M meme lords into curators

 Either you’re one of 250 million monthly Imgurians, or you probably have no idea what Imgur is. The site for posting and upvoting jokes, inspiration, trivia, and sob stories has long flown under the radar despite its massive size and $40 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz. But those part of the addictive image-sharing community know there’s been one feature at the top of… Read More

Hitlist lands on Android to help you find bargain travel deals

 Hitlist, an app that serves up bargain-priced flights and travels deals, has finally winged its way to Android after years on iOS and the web. The service is simple: you tell it where you live and it will sort through millions of deals from travel partners to find you discounted flights to nearby destinations that you can go ahead and book from your phone. A more sophisticated feature inside… Read More

Duolingo can now help you learn Chinese

 Earlier this year, Duolingo launched its Japanese course, which marked the first time the popular language learning service offered support for an Asian language. Since then, it’s also launched support for Korean and starting today, you can use the services mobile and web apps to learn Chinese (or, to be more precise, Modern Standard Mandarin), too. The company notes that a Chinese… Read More

Google Maps got a redesign

 Google Maps is getting an upgrade. The company said in a blog post that it has updated driving, navigation, transit and explore maps to better highlight information that the company thinks will be most relevant. That means gas stations when you’re driving or more prominently featured train and bus stations if you’re riding the rails or hopping on mass transit. Read More

Twitter to revoke verification for some accounts as part of overhaul

 Twitter says that it’s making progress on its plan to review its authentication system, which it’s conducting in the wake of backlash against the social network verifying the account of a white supremacist rally organizer. In a series of tweets today, the Twitter Support account acknowledges that verification comes across as endorsement, and that the social network’s treatment… Read More

Facebook teen-in-residence defects to Google and launches “Lies”

 At age 17, Michael Sayman was Facebook’s youngest employee ever. Having already launched 5 apps, he wowed Mark Zuckerberg, earned a demo spot on stage at Facebook F8 conference, and scored a full-time engineering gig as the social network’s go-to teen. Over the past three years, he helped Facebook try to crack the middle school market with apps like the now defunct Lifestage. But… Read More