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VLC prepares to add AirPlay support as it crosses 3 billion downloads – TechCrunch

VLC prepares to add AirPlay support as it crosses 3 billion downloads – TechCrunch VLC, the hugely popular media playing service, is filing one of its gaps with the addition of AirPlay support as its just crossed an incredible three billion users. The new feature was revealed by Jean-Baptiste Kempf, one of …

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Microsoft Bing not only shows child pornography, it suggests it – TechCrunch

Microsoft Bing not only shows child pornography, it suggests it – TechCrunch Illegal child exploitation imagery is easy to find on Microsoft’s Bing search engine. But even more alarming is that Bing will suggest related keywords and images that provide pedophiles with more child pornography. Following an anonymous tip, TechCrunch commissioned a …

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The next phase of WeChat – TechCrunch

The next phase of WeChat – TechCrunch Thousands of people gathered Wednesday night in a southern Chinese city for Zhang Xiaolong, Tencent’s low-key executive who built WeChat eight years ago. It’s no longer adequate to call the app a messenger, for it now enables myriads of functions that infiltrate Chinese …

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How the government shutdown is damaging cybersecurity and future IPOs – TechCrunch

How the government shutdown is damaging cybersecurity and future IPOs – TechCrunch The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. How Trump’s government shutdown …

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Meet Caper, the AI self-checkout shopping cart – TechCrunch

Meet Caper, the AI self-checkout shopping cart – TechCrunch The Amazon boogie-man has every retailer scrambling for ways to fight back. But the cost and effort to install cameras all over the ceiling or into every shelf could block stores from entering the autonomous shopping era. Caper Labs wants to …

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Mr Jeff bags $12M Series A to replace trips to the laundromat – TechCrunch

Mr Jeff bags $12M Series A to replace trips to the laundromat – TechCrunch If you thought the on-demand laundry space had run out of startup steam here’s a bit of a conditioner: Madrid-based startup, Mr Jeff, has bagged a $12M Series A, led by All Iron Ventures. The 2016-founded …

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Badi gets $30M for AI-aided room rentals – TechCrunch

Badi gets $30M for AI-aided room rentals – TechCrunch Should you let AI help you pick your roommates? Barcelona-based urban room rental startup Badi thinks so, and it’s just closed a $30M Series B funding round less than a year after a $10M Series A — suggesting algorithm-aided matchmaking is resonating …

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