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Facebook has launched its online dating product in Colombia today, named Dating, which aims to provide a platform for users to sustain long term relationships. Wired shares insights into the ‘promising’ new service - and why it is different from existing dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble.  

 
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A small Seattle based fund, Private Holdings Inc, which is focused on marijuana and backed by controversial investor Peter Thiel, has skyrocketed to $12 billion.

 
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Following the latest Amazon launch of a dozen new products on Thursday, Alexa is now propping up in more than just speakers but nearly everywhere. Wired muses over the new voice activated microwave, and why the strategy may keep Amazon a step ahead of Google.

 
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Google's new product Nest Hello has disrupted the doorbell market - the product enables optional 24/7 video recording as well as facial and object recognition capability. 

 
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According to The Guardian, MPs in the UK have rallied to regulate cryptocurrencies who argue that both consumers and investors are at risk in the 'wild west' style industry. 

 
 
 
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