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The Facetune manufacturer Lightricks brings its popular selfie retouching functions into the video – TechCrunch

Lightricks, the startup behind a series of photo and video editing apps – especially the selfie editor Facetune 2 – uses its retouching functions for videos. Today, the company launches Facetune Video, a selfie video editing app that allows users to retouch and edit their selfie and portrait videos with a range of AI tools. While there are other selfie …

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Amazon launches Fraud Detector in general availability

Amazon today announced the public launch of Fraud Detector, a fully managed machine learning service that identifies potentially fraudulent activities such as online payment and identity fraud. It was first introduced at the Amazon re: Invent 2019 conference last December and is now generally available to Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers in selected regions. Every year online fraud costs companies …

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Dawn Aerospace introduces the Mk II Aurora suborbital spacecraft that can perform multiple flights on the same day – TechCrunch

Just as we enjoy a number of different possible modes of transportation on Earth, the potential of space economy enables many different types of vehicles and launching systems. Dawn Aerospace today removed the packaging of a suborbital spacecraft called the Dawn Mk-II Aurora, which is smaller than a small car and can enable multiple return trips to the suborbital space …

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Spotify’s new party mode feature, “Group Session”, is remotely controlled – TechCrunch

Spotify announced today that it is updating its recently launched shared queuing feature, group session, to support remote use. Essentially a “party mode” that was first introduced in May and gives participants the opportunity to contribute in real time to a collaborative playlist and control what is played on all devices. At the time, Spotify explained that the function could …

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GitHub publishes a public roadmap – TechCrunch

GitHub announced today that it will begin publishing a public roadmap so that its users understand when new features will be available for the different versions of the GitHub code repository and for products like GitHub Actions, its mobile app and its security tools. “We try to give people the opportunity to see what’s coming, to participate in this dialogue, …

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XPRIZE Launches $ 5 Million TechCrunch for COVID Rapid Tests

XPRISE switches its proven model of offering cash prizes to drive innovation in critical areas to the challenge of the COVID-19 test. The nonprofit, in collaboration with an organization called OpenCovidScreen, founded by scientists, researchers, and industry leaders, has created a $ 5 million prize pool for a rapid COVID test competition to promote open scientific collaboration on the subject. …

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Traveloka funds $ 250 million in coronavirus crisis – TechCrunch

Indonesia-based online travel portal Traveloka has raised $ 250 million in new funds to improve its corona virus footprint. The travel aggregator describes the capital injection as a “strong vote of confidence” in its strategy to adapt to what it calls the “new normal” for travel by converting its focus to domestic and short-haul excursions and activities. The funding round …

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