Tuesday , August 31 2021

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Thatch using $3M round to put travel creators on the map

After a difficult year, the travel industry is gaining steam again this summer and Thatch is carving out a space for itself in the sector by enabling travel creators to monetize their recommendations. Today the company announced a $3 million Seed II round led by Wave Capital. They were joined …

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Flip bags $28M to turn beauty, wellness social commerce on its head

Social commerce startup Flip is mixing live commerce mobile apps with real customer reviews to improve the buying experience and opportunity for the creator economy. Today, the Los Angeles-based company closed on a $28 million Series A led Streamlined Ventures. Nooruldeen “Noor” Agha, a serial e-commerce entrepreneur, founded Flip in …

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Instagram will require users to provide their birthday

Instagram will begin prodding users to share their birthday with the service, if they haven’t already done so. The company today announced it will now start popping up a notification that asks you to add your birthday to “personalize your experience.” But the prompt can only be dismissed a handful …

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Apple buys classical music service, Primephonic

In a bid to expand its classical music offering, Apple today announced that it has acquired Primephonic. The Amsterdam-based service, which launched in 2014, will bring a laser focus on a music genre that’s been sorely lacking in Apple Music’s generalized approach to streaming. The service will effectively be discontinued …

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Telegram tops 1 billion downloads

Popular instant messaging app Telegram has joined the elite club of apps that have been downloaded over 1 billion times globally, according to Sensor Tower. The Dubai-headquartered app, which was launched in late 2013, surpassed the milestone on Friday, the mobile insight firm told TechCrunch. As is the case with …

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Microsoft is threatening to withhold Windows 11 updates if your CPU is old

The loophole has a loophole

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Microsoft won’t stop you installing Windows 11 on older PCs

Windows 11 will run on older CPUs

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Xbox engineer fixes user’s profile picture, makes the world a better place

The old Xbox 360 Pac-Man avatar was in need of an update

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The Windows 11 upgrade situation just got less and more confusing

Even if you can install, many may be told their PC isn’t good enough

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