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Apple launches Fitness+ group workouts powered by SharePlay

Apple has launched a new way for Fitness+ users to work out or meditate with people in other locations through group workouts powered by SharePlay. The tech giant first teased the feature at its Septe

YouTube rolls out personalized ‘New to you’ feed to help users discover content

YouTube is rolling out a designated “New to you” tab on its platform after testing the feature earlier this year. The new tab is now available on the YouTube homepage across mobile, deskto

Instagram rolls out new tools for creators to collaborate and partner with brands

Instagram is testing new tools for creators to earn commissions and form partnerships with brands on its platform. The Facebook-owned company is expanding its existing native affiliate tool, which lau

Google Meet rolls out new audio and video locks for hosts

Google Meet is getting new audio and video locks to let hosts turn off the microphones and cameras of other participants. The new feature essentially lets you mute a user and prevent them from unmutin

Amazon rolls out in-store pickup for products ordered from local retailers

Amazon is rolling out “Local Selling,” a set of services that allow local and regional retailers to offer both in-store pickup and fast delivery to nearby customers. With this new option,

Facebook Messenger is adding new AR experiences for group video calls

Facebook Messenger is rolling out new augmented reality (AR) experiences to video calls and Messenger Rooms, the platform’s videoconferencing feature. The company notes that the new “Group Effect

Amazon’s Fire TV news app now offers local channels in 60 more cities

Amazon announced on Wednesday that its news app on Fire TV is expanding local coverage to 158 cities across the U.S. The app, which launched last year, is a customizable news aggregator preinstalled o

WhatsApp rolls out ‘Collections’ to make it easier to shop

WhatsApp is launching a new feature called “Collections” to make it easier for users to shop for items using categories. The Facebook-owned platform is rolling out catalog collections to s

Snap is launching a global studio to develop branded AR experiences

Snap announced on Tuesday that it’s launching a global creative studio to help brands develop augmented reality (AR) advertising and experiences. The new studio is called Arcadia and aims to help co

Amazon Music Unlimited users can now stream spatial audio on any pair of headphones

Amazon announced that starting today, Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can stream spatial audio with their current headphones on its Android and iOS apps. The company currently supports two forms of

Collaboration platform CoLab raises $17M in Series A funding led by Insight Partners

Newfoundland-based CoLab Software, which provides a web-based collaboration tool and issue-tracking platform for engineering teams, announced today that it has raised $17 million in Series A funding.

WhatsApp is integrating its joinable calls feature directly into group chats

WhatsApp announced on Monday that it’s expanding its joinable calls feature to group chats. Joinable calls, which were first introduced in July, allow users to join an ongoing group call after it ha

Pandora is partnering with SoundCloud to launch a new station

SiriusXM-owned Pandora is partnering with SoundCloud to launch “The Lookout by SoundCloud,” a new station available on Pandora that aims to showcase music from the “hip hop superstars of

Google brings its 3D ‘Pocket Gallery’ art exhibition experiences to the web

Google’s Arts & Culture team launched its “Pocket Gallery” experiences in 2018 to allow AR-enabled smartphone users to view artwork from artists like Johannes Vermeer for the first t

Tinder is releasing a new ‘Plus One’ feature to help users find a wedding date

Tinder announced on Thursday that it’s rolling out a new way for its users to find a plus one for the upcoming end-of-year wedding season. Starting today, users will be able to join the “Plus

Twitter is bringing Ticketed Spaces to Android users in the US

Twitter has announced that paid Ticketed Spaces are coming to Android users in the U.S. over the next few days. Hosts on Spaces, Twitter’s live audio room feature, will now be able to sell access to

AI shopping assistant Karma raises $25 million in Series A funding led by Target Global

AI shopping assistant and shopping network Karma announced that it has raised $25 million in Series A funding led by Target Global followed by MoreTech Ventures, with participation from existing inves

Google’s latest virtual tour lets you walk the Great Wall of China

Google’s Arts & Culture team is today launching a new online experience that lets users virtually walk the Great Wall of China. The “Walk the Great Wall of China” experience incl

Waze is rolling out a new ‘Drive with Headspace’ experience to make commutes less stressful

Waze announced today it’s partnering with meditation app Headspace to roll out a new “Drive with Headspace” experience aimed at making commutes less stressful. The navigation app mak

Instagram is testing an in-app feature that will notify users of service outages

Instagram is testing a new feature that will notify users when the platform is experiencing an outage or technical issue. The notification will appear directly in users’ activity feeds. Instagram no
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