Top Philippines news site and company chief face tax evasion charges

(CNN)A move by the Philippines Justice Department to charge investigative news site Rappler with tax evasion is being seen as a thinly disguised attempt to stifle press freedom in the Southeast Asian country. The investment was touted by Rappler in November 2015 as a partnership that created “an ‘inclusive media’…

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Woman Finds A Ring In Her Boyfriends Nightstand, Posts It To A Ring-Shaming Group

The anonymous shamer shared the post in a ring-shaming group on Facebook, which ended up spreading to Reddit. Instead of finding people to ‘roast’ her boyfriend with for his choice, she was met with appropriate backlash. Scroll down below to read her post and see how people responded. But was…

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What they’re saying about tech’s troubles at Europe’s big web summit

Lisbon, Portugal (CNN Business)Europe’s Web Summit this week was buzzing with tiny startups hoping for the big break that would turn them into the rock stars of tech who crowded the conference’s main stage. ‘Why can’t we regulate some code’ Uber, Facebook (FB), Google (GOOGL), Amazon (AMZN) and others have…

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Competitive House race in Maine to test the ‘ranked-choice’ voting system

(CNN)A competitive House race in Maine will be decided by “ranked-choice” voting, marking the first time in US history the process will determine the outcome of a congressional race. While this would normally be done in multiple rounds, both the third and fourth place candidate will be immediately eliminated since…

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Someone Calls Patton Oswalt Creepy For Remarrying After His Wifes Death, So He Responds

Oswalt and his wife Meredith were celebrating their one-year anniversary in a sweet and cheesy Twitter exchange, but one guy decided to shit on their happiness with a rude and insensitive remark. But one troll couldn’t stand their happiness and decided to leave a nasty comment Oswalt was previously married…

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Indias Meesho, which enables social commerce via WhatsApp, raises $50M

Meesho, a Bangalore-based social commerce startup, has closed a $50 million investment to grow its business in its Indian homeland ahead of future international expansion. This Series C round means that Meesho, which graduated Y Combinator in 2016, has now raised three funding rounds in the past year. Its $3.4…

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Can Japanese tech ease traffic jams in India’s Silicon Valley?

(CNN)It’s one of India’s top IT hubs, but Bangalore is looking to Japan rather than homegrown talent for a groundbreaking solution to its notorious congestion problem. Cameras and sensors will be laced across the city, and GPS devices placed on public buses to enable traffic busters to monitor congestion levels.…

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