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TechCrunch’s Top 10 investigative reports from 2019

TechCrunch’s Top 10 investigative reports from 2019 Facebook spying on teens, Twitter accounts hijacked by terrorists, and sexual abuse imagery found on Bing and Giphy were amongst the ugly truths revealed by TechCrunch’s investigating reporting in 2019. The tech industry needs more watchdogs than ever as its size enlargens the impact of […]

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2019 was a hot mess for cybersecurity, but 2020 shows promise

2019 was a hot mess for cybersecurity, but 2020 shows promise It’s no secret that I hate predictions — not least because the security field changes rapidly, making it difficult to know what’s next. But given what we know about the past year, we can make some best-guesses at what’s to come. […]

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Meet Dongtu, the Giphy of China

Meet Dongtu, the Giphy of China With its own universe of homegrown social networks, e-commerce platforms and search engines, the Chinese internet is a world apart from its counterpart in the U.S. But in some areas, the two countries are surprisingly similar. That’s particularly true of people’s love for GIFs . Some feelings […]

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Instagram launches Create mode with On This Day throwbacks

Instagram launches Create mode with On This Day throwbacks Instagram has finally turned Throwback Thursday into an official feature. It’s part of the new Instagram “Create” mode that launches today in Stories, bringing the app beyond the camera. Create makes Instagram a more omni-purpose social network with the flexibility to adapt to […]

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Snapchat launches Scan, its AR utility platform

Snapchat launches Scan, its AR utility platform Point and shoot? No, point and interact. Snapchat can now help with your homework. The app’s camera is becoming the foundation of an augmented reality developer platform known as “Scan”. Snap today announced partnerships with Photomath to add the ability to solve math problems, and […]

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WeWork backs New York tech clubhouse Betaworks Studios

WeWork backs New York tech clubhouse Betaworks Studios Betaworks Studios, the brainchild of New York City seed-stage venture capital fund Betaworks, has amassed the support of WeWork, or The We Company, as they now call themselves. JLL Spark Ventures and the co-working giant have led co-led a $4.4 million investment in the […]

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Twitch streamers can now let viewers react with GIFs

Twitch streamers can now let viewers react with GIFs Giphy is coming to Twitch . For the first time, Giphy is bringing its library of animated GIFs to the Amazon-owned game streaming service. The company today is launching a Giphy extension for Twitch streamers that will allow viewers to react in real-time […]

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Gfycat ramps up its focus on game clips and highlights as it hits 180M monthly users

Gfycat ramps up its focus on game clips and highlights as it hits 180M monthly users Gfycat is already a pretty popular host for lots of content like short clips from shows and movies, but there’s also a pretty substantial store of content centered around gaming — which is why the company […]

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Gfycat picks up movie-marketing app MovieLala

Gfycat picks up movie-marketing app MovieLala  Gfycat, a player on the smaller side of the consumer-facing explosion of GIFs, has generally spent a lot of time trying to build out a suite of creator tools — and now it looks like it’ll get another piece to add to that with a small […]

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