Your office air is making you stupider

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When you're looking at images online, it's increasingly hard to know whether what you're looking at is real, fake, or just misleading—whether it's a dating profile, a product, or a vacation rental. That's why the content provenance company Truepic is launching a new software development kit that aims to bring the company's photo authentication technology to consumer apps. To do so, the startup has raised $26 million from some of the heaviest hitters in the burgeoning content provenance space space: Microsoft and Adobe. Read more about Truepic's plan to bring trustworthy, verified photos to every app with a camera here.
—Katharine Schwab
You can’t trust images on dating apps and social media. This startup has a solution

Image verification startup Truepic is launching a software development kit to bring its technology to consumer apps, powered by a $26 million Series B.

Your office air is making you stupider

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Reporters and crypto traders were both a little red-faced Monday after running with the supposed news that Walmart would begin accepting litecoin as a new form of payment.
The source seemed legit: An announcement posted on GlobeNewswire, a service for press release distribution. It spawned immediate stories in major outlets like CNBC, Reuters, and even the digital currency news site Coindesk.
Walmart later confirmed that the announcement was fake and said it was in touch with GlobeNewswire to see how it ended up on the service. 
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