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Distraction-free reading service Scroll is shutting down and becoming a feature of Twitter Blue

Distraction-free reading service Scroll will shut down in approximately 30 days and become a feature of Twitter Blue, Twitter confirmed in an email to TechCrunch. Twitter acquired Scroll in May and ha

Firefox Focus gets new logo, shortcuts, dark theme and more

Mozilla has updated its privacy-centric mobile browser Firefox Focus with a new look, shortcuts and more privacy controls. Firefox Focus first launched in 2016 and basically offers private browsing mo

Apple launches new coding guide for elementary school students

Apple is rolling out several new resources for elementary school students, including a new “Everyone Can Code Early Learners” activity guide. The new guide extends Apple’s curriculum

Snapchat rolls out new tool aimed at helping young users run for office

Snapchat is rolling out a new “Run for Office” in-app tool to encourage young adults to run for local office. The company says the new Run for Office tool is designed to help younger users

YouTube making ads on connected TVs more shoppable

YouTube announced on Monday that it’s expanding video action campaigns (one of Google’s interactive ad types for video) to connected televisions (CTV) to make YouTube ads more shoppable. The c

No-code mobile website builder Universe launches new themes, block features and more

Mobile website building platform Universe has launched a new update that brings advanced creative controls, enhanced themes, block features and more to its grid-based web builder. Universe allows user

TikTok bans viral ‘milk crate challenge’ over safety concerns

TikTok has banned the popular “milk crate challenge” from its platform due to concerns that users participating in the trend could be seriously injured. The challenge saw TikTok users stac

Twitter experiencing widespread outages

Twitter users in Canada and parts of the U.S. appear to be having trouble accessing the social media platform on Friday morning. Reports from third-party web monitoring service Downdetector indicate t

Otter.ai expands automatic transcription assistant to Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and Cisco Webex

AI-powered voice transcription service Otter.ai is expanding its Otter Assistant feature for Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and Cisco Webex. Otter.ai first released this feature for Zoom users earlier t

Airbnb to allow anyone, not only current hosts, to sign up to house Afghan refugees

Airbnb announced on Thursday it will allow anyone with available space to sign up to provide housing for Afghan refugees. The new initiative aims to build upon Airbnb’s initial commitment to provide

Netflix sets ‘Tudum,’ its first virtual global fan event, for September 25

Netflix has announced Tudum, a global virtual fan event set for September 25 that will showcase exclusive news and first looks at some of the streaming giant’s original content. Tudum, which is name

OnlyFans ‘suspends’ decision to ban explicit content

OnlyFans has suspended its decision to ban sexually explicit content after it received widespread backlash over the planned policy change. Although Onlyfans was not created specifically for porn, the

Linktree partners with PayPal to allow users globally to accept direct payments

Linktree, the popular “link in bio” service with more than 16 million users, is partnering with PayPal to expand its recently launched “Commerce Links” tools for direct payment on Linktree glo

Airbnb to provide free temporary housing for 20,000 Afghan refugees

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said on Tuesday the company plans to offer free temporary housing to 20,000 Afghan refugees around the world amid the Taliban’s rise to power in Afghanistan. Chesky said the

Intel inks deal with Department of Defense to support domestic chip-building ecosystem

Intel has signed a deal with the Department of Defense to support a domestic commercial chip-building ecosystem. The chipmaker will lead the first phase of a program called Rapid Assured Microelectron