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Snapchat’s Zenly launches coronavirus Stay Home leaderboard

Snapchat’s location sharing app acquisition Zenly has gamified shelter-in-place during the COVID-19 outbreak. Today the app launched its Stay At Home challenge that shows a leaderboard of which friends have spent the most percentage of the last three days...

Apple Card gets updated privacy policy on new data sharing and more transaction detail

Apple is updating its privacy policy for Apple Card to enable sharing more anonymized data with Goldman Sachs, its financial partner. Apple’s reasoning here is that this will make it able to do a better job of...

Ford won’t restart North American plants March 30

Ford said Tuesday won’t restart its factories in the U.S., Canada and Mexico on Monday, March 30 as the automaker had originally planned. The company, which suspended production at its North American factories due to the continued spread...

Watchworthy’s personalized TV recommendation app will help you find your next binge

Ranker, an online publisher that turns crowdsourced lists and fan-rankings into a data business, is now turning its attention to the world of streaming services. The company this week launched a new app, Watchworthy, that helps you find something...

Google’s travel search now highlights travel advisories and airline cancellation policies

Google today announced a small but important addition to its travel search site on both mobile and desktop. When you search for flights, hotels and activities, the site will now highlight active travel advisories for your destination. In addition, now...

Daily Crunch: Disney+ launches in seven European countries

Disney+ launches in seven European countries, Microsoft admits to a “critical” Windows security flaw and we review the new iPad Pro. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 24, 2020. 1. Using 25% lower bandwidth, Disney+ launches in UK, Ireland and...

French startup EfficientIP secures $11M from Jolt Capital to fight DDoS attacks

French startup, EfficientIP, a network security and automation specialist, has secured an $11 million Series B investment from Jolt Capital in Paris. The investment will drive international expansion. EfficientIP’s software discovers the DNS issues which are the primary...

Payment startup Chipper Cash raises $6M for Southern Africa expansion

African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has raised a $6 million seed-round led by Deciens Capital. The San Francisco-based company offers mobile-based, no fee, P2P payment services in six countries: Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya. Chipper Cash will use...

Fashion platform Zilingo acquires Sri Lankan SaaS startup nCinga for $15.5M

Singapore’s fashion startup Zilingo has acquired Sri Lanka’s SaaS startup nCinga in a $15.5 cash and stock deal, the two said today. nCinga, founded in 2014, offers an IoT platform to enable real-time production monitoring on factory floors...

Amazon’s third-party merchants are now barred from using FedEx Ground for Prime shipments

Third-party vendors were told by Amazon over the weekend that they are barred from using FedEx’s ground delivery services for Prime shipments. The Wall Street Journal reports that a message sent by Amazon to merchants on Sunday...

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Coronavirus UK Lockdown: Only ‘immediate family’ at funerals

The reality of Boris Johnson's coronavirus lockdown started to become clear today as boyfriends and girlfriends who do...

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney blasts push to relax stay-at-home measures but doesn’t name Trump

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney is pushing back at President Donald Trump's move away from social distancing measures being used to slow the spread...

Gov. Cuomo warns other Americans ‘you will all be New York in weeks’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo lambasted President Trump on Tuesday for sending only 400 ventilators to New York from the federal stockpile of 20,000...

Coronavirus: Greta Thunberg has symptoms and is self-isolating

Greta Thunberg says she may have contracted coronavirus and has self-isolated at home with her father. The teenage climate activist said she appeared to have been...

Speech recognition systems from five tech companies are bias towards people of color, study reveals 

Speech recognition systems are deep-rooted with bias towards people of color, a new study reveals. Stanford researches found these technologies from Amazon, Apple, Google,...