The Chivas Venture will give away $1 million in equity-free funding at TNW Conference


At our Flagship Amsterdam event in May 2018, an expert jury selected by the Chivas Venture will divvy out $ 800,000 to social startups, with another $ 200,000 being provided to runners-up before the event. Here’s the story of how –and why– this partnership came about, as well as the full benefits available if you run a social startup. Over the years I’ve come to accept more and more that really great business partnerships are as likely to be the outcome of serendipity, as they are to be a feat of careful engineering. People often think that serendipity means being in the…

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Here’s how to find and share your 9 best Instagram pics of 2017


Wondering which of your Instagram posts scored the most likes this year? There’s an app for that, and it generates a handy grid of your nine top posts, which you can happily publish on your profile for all your followers to enjoy. Simply visit 2017bestnine.com on your phone, enter your Instagram handle on that page, and voilà! The site will generate an image featuring your most liked posts, and even display the total number of likes from all your pictures and video from the year. Here’s ours from @thenextweb: If you’d like to share the grid on your profile, you’ll…

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Apple now lets devs accept pre-orders for iOS and macOS apps


Apple took to its Developer portal to announce that it’s turned on pre-orders in the App Store, so app makers can promote their new apps before they launch. The company explained: Customers can see your product page and order your app before it’s released for download. Once your app is released, customers will be notified and it will automatically download to their device. The idea is to make it easier for developers to drum up interest in their upcoming apps and reach potential users more effectively: if you’ve got an app that’s nearly ready for launch, you can set up…

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People losing it over this ‘creepy’ Netflix tweet really don’t understand the internet


Yesterday Netflix freaked out some subsets of internet culture with a relatively harmless tweet some are now calling ‘creepy.’ The tweet read: To the 53 people who’ve watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you? — Netflix US (@netflix) December 11, 2017 ‘A Christmas Prince,’ starring… doesn’t matter, you’ve never heard of them, is a Netflix original about an undercover reporter that… again, doesn’t matter. All that matters is that it’s another cheesy Christmas movie premise, only this time with royal douchery weaved ever-so-seamlessly throughout the plot. So seamless, in fact, one IMDB reviewer…

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AI creates fake celebrity porn for Redditors to fap to


Artificial intelligence is a game-changer. Never in the history of human existence has there existed a technology with the power to wipe out cancer, end traffic accidents, and perhaps even formulate an actionable plan to reverse climate change. And fortunately for us, some of the smartest people in the world are working on ways to tap AI’s immense power to do just that. Others are using it to create fake videos of celebrities getting fucked. So far the tool’s creator has produced videos or GIFs of Gal Gadot (now deleted ), Maisie Williams, Taylor Swift, Aubrey Plaza, Emma Watson, and…

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