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July 2, 2020
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Facebook shuts down Hobbi, its experimental app for documenting personal projects

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Facebook’s recently launched app, Hobbi, an experiment in short-form content creation around personal projects, hobbies, and other Pinterest-y content, is already shutting do....

July 1, 2020
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TikTok goes down in India, its biggest overseas market

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A growing number of internet service providers in India have started to block their subscribers from accessing TikTok a day after New Delhi banned the popular short-video app and ....

June 30, 2020
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Mobile developer Tru Luv enlists investors to help build a more inclusive alternative to gaming

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Developer and programmer Brie Code has worked at the peak of the video game industry – she was responsible for many of the AI systems that powered non-player character (NPC) ....

June 30, 2020
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Indian startups diversify their businesses to offset COVID-19 induced losses

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E-commerce giant Flipkart is planning to launch a hyperlocal service that would enable customers to buy items from local stores and have those delivered to them in an hour and a h....

June 25, 2020
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Instagram expands its TikTok clone ‘Reels’ to new markets

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Instagram is expanding its TikTok competitor known as “Reels” to new markets, following its launch last year in Brazil. Starting today, Instagram is rolling out further....

June 24, 2020
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This Week in Apps: App Store outrage, WWDC20 prep, Android subscriptions change

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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app ....

June 17, 2020
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Apple says its App Store facilitated $519B in commerce in 2019

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Amid increasing antitrust scrutiny by U.S. regulators, Apple announced an update on its App Store ecosystem. While the company normally shares some App Store metrics during its WWD....

June 16, 2020
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ByteDance to shut down Vigo apps

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Chinese internet giant ByteDance has announced plans to discontinue two of its apps in India, its biggest overseas market, and urged users to move to TikTok. Vigo Video and Vigo L....

June 11, 2020
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Babylon Health admits ‘software error’ led to patient data breach

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Babylon Health, a UK AI chatbot and telehealth startup which has been valued in excess of $2BN, has suffered an embarrassing data breach after a user of the app found he was able ....

June 10, 2020
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Twitter brings Fleets, its version of Stories, to India

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Twitter said Tuesday it is bringing Fleets, its version of Stories that lets users post ephemeral content to its social network, to India. The company says it is still testing the....