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May
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The news:

  • The Guardian reports that it has seen more than 100 internal training manuals, flowcharts, and spreadsheets that Facebook uses to moderate content posted and shared by users on the social network.
  • The leaked documents supposedly reveal the guidelines used by Facebook’s moderators to analyze and censor content relating to topics as wide-ranging as hate speech, pornography, terrorism, match-fixing, and cannibalism, among others.
  • The rules...
May
22
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Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma posts a selfie with SoftBank chairman Masayoshi Son. Photo credit: Paytm.

Tomorrow Paytm launches its payments bank, which has much bigger scope than its wallet.

The payments bank is a special entity created in India to ease digital payments. The Paytm wallet required frequent replenishment for heavy users because of a low cap on the amount it’s allowed to hold – US$310 currently. It also had limits on monthly transaction amounts.

The payments bank will enable higher deposits – up to US$1,550 as of now. It can issue ATM and debit cards, and enable netbanking and mobile banking. However, it cannot give out loans or issue credit cards like a...
May
22
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Rosaline Chow Koo, founder and CEO of CXA. Photo credit: Tech in Asia.

There are worse things than your company going bankrupt – a truism that’s often buried in all the startup literature about overcoming your fear of failing. But Rosaline Koo, founder of healthcare startup CXA, knows it well.

“The fear of failure is so small relative to the fear of being disabled and disfigured,” she told audience members at Tech in Asia Singapore last week. “I grew up being bullied a lot and when my sisters finally arrived from China, it was in the middle of the Watts riots.”

“My father was outside, keeping the rioters away from our house with the police,” she added.

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May
22
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The Moto Z Play normally retails for $449.99 on Motorola’s website. In hopes of increasing sales, the company is now offering the device for $399.99. To get the deal, visit Motorola’s online store, add the device to your cart, and enter a promo code — MOTOZPLAY50OFF — which will bring the price down for $50.

The smartphone is unlocked and compatible with GSM networks. It is available in the black color option and comes with a free case (Charcoal Ash Wood Shell).

As a refresher, the Moto Z Play was announced back in August 2016. It sports a 5.5-inch...
May
22
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Samsung Display is said to be preparing a first look at a stretchable display design at a US conference tomorrow. According to Yonhap News, Samsung will reveal a 9.1-inch stretchable organic LED panel during the Society for Information Display 2017 event which runs Tuesday through Thursday at the LA Convention Center.

Stretchable displays are next evolution of the flexible display market, which includes curved and rollable displays, but it’s said to be the most advanced form. “While current flexible OLED is able to be transformed in only one side, this stretchable OLED can be transformed — whether curved, bended [sic] or rolled — in both sides, above and below,” a Samsung Display...
May
22
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One of the most common criticisms leveled at Android, is the lack of consistency between applications. Since it’s an open platform, Android gives developers the freedom to bring their creative vision to life – but this isn’t always a good thing from the user’s perspective. If you flick through a few apps on your Android device then chances are you’ll encounter at least a couple of applications that look very different from one another – and potentially very different from the Android system in general!

Material Design is Google’s attempt to provide a more consistent experience for Android users, and the Material Design Components (MDC) library is Google’s latest effort to...
May
22
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Welcome to the 192nd edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the big headlines from the last week:

May
22
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When the first developer preview of Android O was released, we saw the option of automatically switching on Wi-Fi when you’re near a saved network. Unfortunately, the feature didn’t work at the time as it was grayed out, so you weren’t able to turn it on.

This has now changed with the Android O Developer Preview 2. The feature can be switched on by going into Network and internet > WiFi > WiFi Preferences where you’ll see the “Turn on Wi-Fi automatically” option. When enabled, Android O will turn on Wi-Fi and connect to a previously saved network as soon as you get in its range.

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May
22
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The autonomous version of Ford’s Fusion Hybrid. Photo credit: Ford.

The news:

  • US automaker Ford has appointed a new CEO, replacing previous chief executive Mark Fields.
  • The new CEO, Jim Hackett, is the chairman of Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s subsidiary that works on connected, electric, and self-driving vehicles.
  • During Fields’ stint as CEO, the company’s shares dropped 40 percent. The company’s board and investors felt he didn’t expand its core business and didn’t respond fast enough to its high-tech ambitions.

Why it matters:

  • Unlikely as it may sound, Ford is currently...
May
22
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Ready for your weekly dose of mobile development jobs? This list will feature exciting career opportunities that have recently opened up from companies on Tech in Asia Jobs.

Interested in any positions below? Click to find out more and apply away!

Event Technology Engineer at Globibo

Globibo provides professional interpretation and translation services, language courses, corporate training and event technology.

  • Work Location: Singapore/Full-time
  • Requirements: At least 1 – 4 years of experience in mobile development. Must be...
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