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WhatsApp limits message forwarding in bid to reduce spam and misinformation

In a bid to cut down on the spread of false information and spam, WhatsApp recently added labels that indicate when a message has been forwarded. Now the company is sharpening that strategy by imposing limits on how many groups a message can be sent on to. Originally, users could forward messages on to multiple groups, but a new trial will see that forwarding limited to 20 groups worldwide. In India, however, which is WhatsApp’s largest market with 200 million users, the limit will be just five. In addition, a ‘quick forward’ option that allowed users to pass on images and videos to others rapidly is being removed from India. “We believe that these changes — which we’ll continue to evaluate — will help keep WhatsApp the way it was designed to be: a private messaging app,” the company said ...

Juan Carlos Osorio leaning toward leaving as Mexico coach – sources

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez assess Mexico’s World Cup after a last 16 exit and discuss why Liga MX could be a hindrance on El Tri’s future. Juan Carlos Osorio says he will announce his future with the Mexico national team in the next few days, with all indications suggesting the Colombian will not be extending his contract with El Tri. Sources close to Osorio told ESPN Deportes that he is leaning toward leaving Mexico amid multiple offers from other national teams. There are also unconfirmed reports linking him to the United States national team job. Goal.com reported on Thursday that Osorio has already turned down Mexico’s offer to extend his contract extension and decided to move on. Osorio is in his native Colombia following Mexico’s participation in the...

Juan Carlos Osorio to decide Mexico future within two days

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez assess Mexico’s World Cup after a last 16 exit and discuss why Liga MX could be a hindrance on El Tri’s future. Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said he will make his future clear within the next two days as he decides whether to stay or accept another job offer. Despite reports on Thursday that Osorio had opted to reject Mexico’s offer of a new contract, sources on both sides told ESPN they are not aware of any final decision. However, sources close to Osorio said he is leaning towards leaving Mexico amid offers from two South American teams, and the coach hinted to El Pais about an opportunity to coach the national team of his native Colombia. “This weekend I must give our bosses in Mexico some kind of definitive response,”...

China’s Didi Chuxing is close to launching a taxi-booking service in Japan

Days after raising $500 million via a strategic investment from travel giant Booking Holdings, Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has continued its international push with the launch of a local business in Japan. Its new Japan-based unit is a joint venture with SoftBank, a longtime Didi investor, which has been in the works since an announcement back in February. Today’s news isn’t that the service is live yet — it isn’t — but rather than the JV has been formally launched. Didi did say, however, that it plans to launch services for passengers, drivers and taxi operators in Osaka, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Tokyo and other major cities from autumn this year. Didi said that its users in China and Hong Kong will be able to use the soon-to-launch Japan service through their regular Didi app — that’s...

Former U.S. youth international Jonathan Gonzalez named Liga MX rookie of the year

By Tom Marshall, Mexico correspondent ESPN FC’s Taylor Twellman doesn’t understand comments that Jonathan Gonzalez fell through the cracks in U.S. Soccer after he made numerous appearances for the youth national team. ESPN FC’s Herculez Gomez gives his take on where the U.S. fell short with Jonathan Gonzalez, leading him to choose to play for Mexico. Former United States youth international Jonathan Gonzalez was named rookie of the year at Liga MX’s “Balon de Oro” awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday. The 19-year-old central midfielder debuted for Monterrey last July and enjoyed a breakout 2017 Apertura, after which the California native switched allegiances from the United States to Mexico. “I’m very happy for this recognition,” ...

Carlos Vela: Mexico will give Juan Carlos Osorio full support if he stays on

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez assess Mexico’s World Cup after a last 16 exit and discuss why Liga MX could be a hindrance on El Tri’s future. Sebi Salazar sounds off on why he can’t be proud of Mexico after a seventh straight World Cup exit in the last 16, even against a team like Brazil. Manager Juan Carlos Osorio’s future with the Mexico remains clouded in mystery a little more than a week following Mexico’s elimination from the 2018 World Cup. It is unclear whether either Osorio or the Mexican federation wants to renew the Colombian’s contract for four more years, but national team standout Carlos Vela says the manager will have the support of the team if he stays on with El Tri. LAFC’s Vela made it clear that his teammates on the nationa...

El Tri’s World Cup exit set to spark overhaul of Mexican football

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez look at Mexico’s mental struggle against Brazil, Juan Carlos Osorio’s legacy and assessing Brazil going forward. Neymar scored the opener and added an assist on Roberto Firmino’s first ever World Cup goal as Brazil defeated Mexico 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals. ESPN’s Tom Marshall recaps the main talking points after Mexico crashed out of the round of 16 for the seventh straight World Cup. ESPN FC’s Brian McBride breaks down Brazil’s round of 16 win over Mexico with Alexis Nunes, and wonders where Juan Carlos Osorio and El Tri go from here. SAMARA, Russia — After Monday’s round of 16 defeat to Brazil, Mexico’s federation will work to modify part of its structure for World Cups in Qatar in 2022 ...

Neymar’s ‘clowning’ reaction on sideline slammed by Mexico’s Juan Carlos Osorio

Neymar scored the opener and added an assist on Roberto Firmino’s first ever World Cup goal as Brazil defeated Mexico 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals. ESPN FC’s Brian McBride breaks down Brazil’s round of 16 win over Mexico with Alexis Nunes, and wonders where Juan Carlos Osorio and El Tri go from here. Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez look at Mexico’s mental struggle against Brazil, Juan Carlos Osorio’s legacy and assessing Brazil going forward. ESPN’s Tom Marshall recaps the main talking points after Mexico crashed out of the round of 16 for the seventh straight World Cup. In the latest episode of Project Russia, ESPN’s Charlie Gibson and Tom Marshall bear witness as Mexico’s round-of-16 misery continues at the hands of Brazil. Mexi...

Mexico fans call off Day of the Dead-themed parade in Moscow after objections

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez discuss where Juan Carlos Osorio is most likely to make changes heading into Mexico’s clash against Brazil. MOSCOW — Mexican football fans called off a Day of the Dead-themed parade in Moscow’s Red Square on Friday after Communist lawmakers objected to the event being held so close to Vladimir Lenin’s tomb. A carnival atmosphere has taken over parts of the capital as thousands of fans have gathered to watch the World Cup. Mexican fans — whose team is one of the 16 to make it through to the knockout stages — had planned a party in the zone set aside for them in the city, followed by a street parade to Red Square several hundred metres away. But one of the organisers said they were told by authorities after midday on Fr...

Gomez: Brazil-Mexico will define El Tri’s golden generation

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2018 World Cup: Record breaking Group Stage

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Mexico need to reboot quickly to overcome high-flying Brazil in round of 16

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez explain what it was like seeing Mexico fans embrace South Korea during El Tri’s 3-0 defeat against Sweden. EKATERINBURG, Russia — Mexico’s footballing fate appears to be inextricably linked to making the round of 16. How else to explain the bizarre sequence of events on Wednesday? Sweden’s 3-0 win over Mexico should’ve ended El Tri‘s World Cup, with Germany widely expected to defeat a South Korea side that hadn’t managed a point in their first two games. But there was a twist in that other Group F game. South Korea, ranked 57th by FIFA — behind Burkina Faso, Scotland and Panama — won 2-0 against FIFA’s top seed and reigning world champion Germany. That sent Mexico fans wild, Germany back home a...