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Instagram Reels arrives in India following TikTok’s ban – TechCrunch

Within the wake of India’s decision to ban TikTok and different dozens of different Chinese language apps over privateness considerations, Instagram has expanded its TikTok rival, referred to as Reels, within the area. The launch in India additionally comes solely days after Facebook announced its standalone TikTok clone, Lasso, can...

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The Story of Hearth Saga’ is a goofy delight – TechCrunch

The brand new Netflix comedy “Eurovision Music Contest: The Story of Hearth Saga”  ought to win anybody over, even in the event you’re not an enormous Will Ferrell fan and don't know what Eurovision is. The movie stars Ferrell and Rachel McAdams because the titular Icelandic musical duo, who're pursuing...

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Tesla is taking reservations for its Cybertruck in China – TechCrunch

Tesla has opened up reservations for its all-electric Cybertruck to clients in China, a transfer that can check the market’s urge for food for an enormous, futuristic truck. The reservations web page on Tesla’s China website was first posted in Reddit channel r/teslamotors by consumer u/aaronhry. Electrek additionally reported on...

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We’d like a brand new discipline of AI to fight racial bias – TechCrunch

Gary M. Shiffman Contributor Since widespread protests over racial inequality started, IBM introduced it could cancel its facial recognition programs to advance racial fairness in regulation enforcement. Amazon suspended police use of its Rekognition software for one yr to “put in place stronger rules to control the moral use of facial...

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Pioneering CRISPR researcher Jennifer Doudna is coming to Disrupt – TechCrunch

Jennifer Doudna, a lady whose work has triggered the explosion in innovation within the area of artificial biology and has given researchers world wide a technique to program and reprogram the dwelling world, will likely be talking at Disrupt in September. From her positions because the Chancellor’s Chair Professor within...

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Tesla turns into probably the most beneficial automaker on the earth – TechCrunch

Tesla hits a monetary milestone, Discord is now valued at $3.5 billion and we unpack the 👁👄👁 phenomenon. Right here’s your Each day Crunch for July 1, 2020. 1. Tesla blows past Toyota to become most valuable automaker in the world In 10 years, Tesla has gone from public market...

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E-scooter corporations get the inexperienced mild to start out trials of as much as one yr on UK streets – TechCrunch

In mild of COVID-19 and social distancing laws, the UK has been engaged on making it simpler for folks to get from level A to B in cities with out resorting to buses and trains or bringing extra vehicles to congested roads, and as we speak that technique took an...

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Fb faces an advertiser revolt – TechCrunch

Facebook takes (small) steps to enhance its content material insurance policies as advertisers be part of a broad boycott, founder Alexis Ohanian is leaving Initialized Capital and Waze will get a brand new look. Right here’s your Every day Crunch for June 29, 2020. 1. As advertisers revolt, Facebook commits...

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Starz CEO Jeffrey Hirsch on programming in a digital world – TechCrunch

Within the struggle between subscription video on-demand (SVOD) companies like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, Starz has been rising on the sidelines and combating to be the popular add-on for customers on high of their major subscription. That journey has required the longtime premium cable TV community to rethink its...

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WWDC20 highlights, App Retailer antitrust points, tech giants clone TikTok – TechCrunch

<span class="characteristicd__span-first-words">Welcome again to This Week in Apps, the Further Crunch collection that recaps the newest OS information, the purposes they assist and the cash that flows via all of it. The app trade is as sizzling as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in shopper spending in 2019. Folks at...