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August 14, 2021
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India’s VerSe Innovation raises over $450 million to expand Dailyhunt and Josh apps globally

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VerSe Innovation, the parent firm of popular news aggregator Dailyhunt and short video app Josh, said on Thursday it has raised over $450 million in a new financing round, just fiv....

August 10, 2021
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Match beta test targets dating app complaints like frustration with swiping, ghosting

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Match today is introducing new features that aim to address some of users’ complaints with modern-day dating apps — like how much time it takes to find a relevant match and how....

July 21, 2021
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YouTube acquires Indian social commerce startup Simsim

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YouTube has acquired social commerce startup Simsim, the Google-owned firm said on Tuesday. Neither of the firms disclosed the terms of the deal, but two people with knowledge of t....

June 5, 2021
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TikTok just gave itself permission to collect biometric data on US users, including ‘faceprints and voiceprints’

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A change to TikTok’s U.S. privacy policy on Wednesday introduced a new section that says the social video app “may collect biometric identifiers and biometric information” fr....

June 2, 2021
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Twitter to begin pilot testing Fleet ads starting today

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Ads are coming to Twitter’s version of Stories, known as Fleets. The company announced today it will began pilot testing Fleet ads in the U.S., which will bring full-screen, vert....

April 30, 2021
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Instagram Live takes on Clubhouse with options to mute and turn off the video

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In addition to Facebook’s Clubhouse competitor built within Messenger Rooms and its experiments with a Clubhouse-like Q&A platform on the web, the company is now leveraging y....

April 18, 2021
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TikTok funds first episodic public health series ‘VIRAL’ from NowThis

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TikTok is taking another step toward directly funding publishers’ content with today’s announcement that it’s financially backing the production of media publisher NowThis’....

April 3, 2021
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Facebook says Trump can’t skirt its ban through daughter-in-law’s account

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Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump promoted a new interview with the former president on Facebook and Instagram Tuesday, but a workaround to Trump’s ban on two of the world’s....

April 1, 2021
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Daily Crunch: Facebook makes it easier to view a non-algorithmic News Feed

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Facebook has some thoughts and updates about its News Feed, Siri gets some new voices and Tonal becomes a unicorn. This is your Daily Crunch for March 31, 2021. The big story: Face....

March 30, 2021
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Jake Paul looks to knock out the venture capital world with Anti Fund

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During every economic boom, there are startup investors who appear on the scene from new corners. Some churn out; others earn the respect of the old guard over time. Jake Paul woul....