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Music Payments Startup Accurate debuts r.ai, a "Palantir for Music Licensing" – TechCrunch

Exactly, a software service that offers payment management to the music industry debuts with r.ai, a new tool called "Palantir for Music". It's a service that can track songwriting information and rights across multiple platforms to ensure association with music distributors. Companies like Apple and Spotify ask the labels for better information about the songs they're trying to use on …

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Facebook's new Transparency Report now includes data on eliminating "bad" content, including hate speech – TechCrunch

Facebook released its latest Transparency Report this morning, in which the social network shares information on government requests for user data, stating that these inquiries have risen worldwide by approximately 4 percent compared to the first half of 2017, and remained about the same. In addition, the company added a new report, which was part of the usual Transparency Report, …

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WhatsApp revises groups against telegram – TechCrunch

Facebook has just installed its VP of Internet.org as the new head of WhatsApp after its CEO Jan Koum left the company. And now Facebook is expanding its mission to bring people into "meaningful" groups to WhatsApp. Today, WhatsApp has introduced a number of new features for groups on iOS and Android that allow administrators to set a description for …

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The Arch Mission Foundation and Astrobotic plan to send a microfiche library to the moon – TechCrunch

Earlier this year, the Arch Mission Foundation succeeded in installing a quartz bearing with Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy on the Tesla Roadster, which SpaceX launched toward the Sun. Co-founder Nova Spivack said it was not a one-off stunt but the first step in a larger plan. Today, the Foundation reveals more details about these plans, notably a partnership with the …

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