YouTube Music and YouTube Premium come to India
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YouTube Music and YouTube Premium come to India

YouTube Music is coming to the next critical battlefield for streaming music services: India. The company announced this week it’s launching its ad-supported version of YouTube Music for…

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Google’s new voice recognition system works instantly and offline (if you have a Pixel)
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Google’s new voice recognition system works instantly and offline (if you have a Pixel)

Voice recognition is a standard part of the smartphone package these days, and a corresponding part is the delay while you wait for Siri, Alexa or Google to…

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Blind users can now explore photos by touch with Microsoft’s Seeing AI
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Blind users can now explore photos by touch with Microsoft’s Seeing AI

Microsoft’s Seeing AI is an app that lets blind and limited-vision folks convert visual data into audio feedback, and it just got a useful new feature. Users can…

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Former CEO Zain Jaffer files wrongful termination lawsuit against Vungle
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Former CEO Zain Jaffer files wrongful termination lawsuit against Vungle

Vungle founder Zain Jaffer filed a lawsuit today accusing the mobile advertising company of wrongfully terminating him from the role of CEO. The lawsuit cites a section of…

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TwitSnap? Twitter launches new camera feature to demote text
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TwitSnap? Twitter launches new camera feature to demote text

Twitter is rolling out the redesign to its camera feature TechCrunch reported on a month ago that’s designed to let you capture photos, videos, and live footage and…

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US threatens to reduce intelligence sharing if Germany doesn’t ban Huawei
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US threatens to reduce intelligence sharing if Germany doesn’t ban Huawei

The U.S. government is threatening to reduce the amount of intelligence it shares with Germany if Huawei wins a contract to build the country’s next-generation 5G network. That’s…

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Instagram founders say losing autonomy at Facebook meant ‘winning’
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Instagram founders say losing autonomy at Facebook meant ‘winning’

Rather than be sore about losing independence within Facebook, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom told me it was an inevitable sign of his app’s triumph. Today at South By…

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Niantic’s Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a sorcerous smorgasbord for the Pokémon GO generation
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Niantic’s Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a sorcerous smorgasbord for the Pokémon GO generation

Niantic’s follow-up to the absurdly popular Pokémon GO, the long-awaited Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, has one major drawback: unlike its predecessor, you can’t explain it in a single…

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Digital publisher Serial Box raises $4.5M
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Digital publisher Serial Box raises $4.5M

Serial Box, a startup bringing back the tradition of serialized fiction, has raised $4.5 million in seed funding. The company actually disclosed the funding last week when announcing…

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Jeffrey Katzenberg’s streaming service Quibi is doing a show about Snapchat’s founding
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Jeffrey Katzenberg’s streaming service Quibi is doing a show about Snapchat’s founding

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman today announced a slate of new series and projects heading to their forthcoming video streaming service, Quibi. The list includes an origin story…

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