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Snapchat wins April Fools with its jab at Instagram

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Its a filter, rather than a lens, so its something you apply after taking a photo. Snap a photo in Snapchat, then swipe to the side a few times about 10 swipes in, a familiar interface should slide into place. (Bonus points for the little burn implying that the worlds collective mom is one of the only people looking at your photos there.) [hat tip to Owen Williams for noticing this super quick] Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/01/snapchat-wins-april-fools-with-its-jab-at-instagram/

Cloudera finally ready for the public stage

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When I first met Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly in 2015at the Intel Capital Summit, we were about to go on stage for a fireside chat to discuss among other things Intels massive investment in his company. While on stage, the conversation inevitably turned to when the company might go public. As you might expect, he gave me the standard startup CEO answer. While Cloudera was certainly of sufficient size to IPO, they had just raised over a billion dollars and had plenty of cash. He was willing to wait until, in his words, when we feel its the right time. […]

Crunch Report | SpaceX Successfully Re-launches a Rocket

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Croydon asylum boy assault: Attackers are scum, says MP – BBC News

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Extremism in prisons to be tackled by specialist task force – BBC News

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Last year, a government-ordered review found that Islamist extremism is a growing problem within jails. ‘Keep prisons safe’ It discovered evidence of offenders advocating support for Islamic State and “charismatic” prisoners acting as “self-styled emirs” to radicalise other prisoners. In response, the government announced plans to hold dangerous extremists in separate prison units. The new unit is part of proposals to tackle radicalisation under prison reform measures announced by the government in November. Other measures already adopted to combat radicalisation include an instruction to governors to ban extremist literature. Prison management also has the power to remove anyone from communal […]