Month: September 2021

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YouTube Bans Vaccine Misinformation

In an attempt to stem the flow of anti-vaccine misinformation, YouTube announced that it won’t allow videos that claim vaccines approved by health authorities are dangerous or don’t work. The platform is also banning many prominent anti-vaccine accounts, including Joseph…

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Netflix Rolls Out Gaming Platform to Spain and Italy

A few months ago Netflix confirmed plans to include games as part of its subscription, and started an initial test in Poland. The streamer is now opening its selection of Android titles to customers in Spain and Italy. While Netflix…

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TikTok Hits 1 Billion Monthly Active Users

TikTok revealed Monday it has 1 billion active global users, indicating steady growth of the short-form video app. The largest markets for the popular short-video app are the United States, Europe, Brazil, and Southeast Asia. Despite regulatory attention in the…

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China Bans All Cryptocurrency-Related Transactions

China’s central bank said on Friday that all cryptocurrency-related transactions are illegal in the country and they must be banned, citing concerns around national security and safety of people’s assets. The world’s most populated nation also said that foreign exchanges…

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Amazon Assembles Video Streaming Apps in India

Amazon has launched Prime Video Channels in India, allowing its customers to subscribe to eight streaming services including Discovery+ and Mubi from one hub (Prime Video website or app), the latest in a series of efforts by the U.S. giant…

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Biggest Announcements from Nintendo Direct

Nintendo is preparing for its upcoming busy holiday down, as the company hosted its Nintendo Direct event. The event was filled with what fans can expect on the Switch in the near future. While many fans expected some of the…

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EU Proposes Mandatory USB-C on All Devices

The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, has announced plans to force smartphone and other electronics manufacturers to fit a common USB-C charging port on their devices. The proposal is likely to have the biggest impact on…

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PayPal Launches Its Financial ‘Super App’

PayPal has been talking about its “super app” plans for some time, having recently told investors its upcoming digital wallet and payments app had been given a go for launch. Now, the company is launching the first version of the…

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EU Warns Facebook Over Smart Glasses

Facebook’s lead privacy regulator in Europe has raised concerns about a pair of smart Ray-Ban sunglasses the tech giant is now selling. The glasses include a face-mounted camera that can be used to take pictures and short videos with a…