Thursday, February 20, 2020

Zuckerberg ditches annual challenges, but needs cynics to fix 2030 – TechCrunch

Mark Zuckerberg won’t be spending 2020 focused on wearing ties, learning Mandarin or just fixing Facebook. “Rather than having year-to-year challenges, I’ve tried to think about what I hope the...

Snapchat quietly acquired AI Factory, the company behind its new Cameos feature, for $166M...

After acquiring Ukraine startup Looksery in 2015 to supercharge animated selfie lenses in Snapchat — arguably changing the filters game for all social video and photo apps — Snap ...

Amazon’s Ring partners with National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to put missing...

Amazon’s Ring is partnering with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) in the U.S. to publish missing child posters directly in the Neighbors app by Ring....

Uber reveals sexual assault numbers – TechCrunch

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Revolut supports direct debits in the UK – TechCrunch

Fintech startup Revolut is adding a key feature for users who want to replace their traditional bank account altogether. You can now pay with GBP direct debits. Revolut already...

Spotify turns its personalization technology to podcasts with launch of Your Daily Podcasts –...

Spotify is taking the personalization technology that powers its music playlists, like Discover Weekly and Daily Mix, and turning it to podcasts. The company announced this morning the launch of...

Facebook’s first experimental apps from its ‘NPE Team’ division focus on students, chat &...

This July, Facebook announced a new division called NPE Team which would build experimental consumer-facing apps, allowing the company to try out new ideas and features to see how...

Spotify’s podcasting app Anchor now helps you make trailers – TechCrunch

Spotify’s simple podcasting suite, Anchor, is today introducing a new feature designed to help creators promote their podcast: trailers. On the Anchor app for iOS and Android, podcasters will now...

Google Play’s US Store adds a rewards program with points for purchases, downloads &...

Google Play is launching a new rewards program, Googe Play Points, that will allow you to earn points for everything you do on the Google Play marketplace, from downloading new...

Google Maps Incognito mode starts rolling out for Android users – TechCrunch

We’ve known for a while now that Google was bringing the “Incognito mode” concept to Maps, allowing you to run searches and find routes without them automatically being tied...

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