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VOCHI raises additional $2.4 million for its computer vision-powered video editing app

VOCHI, a Belarus-based startup behind a clever computer vision-based video editing app used by online creators, has raised an additional $2.4 million in a “late-seed” round that follows the company’s initial $1.5 million round led by Ukraine-based Genesis Investments last year. The new funds follow a period of significant growth for the mobile tool, which […]
2021-07-22

YouTube acquires Indian social commerce startup Simsim

YouTube has acquired social commerce startup Simsim, the Google-owned firm said on Tuesday. Neither of the firms disclosed the terms of the deal, but two people with knowledge of the matter told TechCrunch the Indian startup was valued at more than $70 million. Two-year-old Simsim had raised about $17 million prior to today’s announcement and […]
2021-07-20

Zebra raises $1.1M in a pre-seed round for messaging that pairs photos with voice chat

A new voice-based social app that cites Clubhouse as its biggest inspiration offers a playful new way to stay in touch with close friends and family. Zebra leaves video out of the equation altogether, inviting users to snap on-the-fly photos and send them off paired with casual voice updates. Zebra focuses on asynchronous sharing, but it […]
2021-07-21

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La nuit parisienne à l'ère du Covid-19

Paris est-elle redevenue une fête ? Depuis le début de la pandémie de Covid-19, le monde de la nuit a beaucoup souffert. Le 9 juillet, les boîtes de nuit françaises ont enfin pu rouvrir leurs portes mais sous certaines conditions et avec la menace du variant Delta. Les acteurs du secteur ont donc dû se réinventer. C'est notamment le cas de la troupe de transformistes Mixity : privés de cabaret, les artistes ont décidé de se produire aux fenêtres d'un immeuble de Montmartre. 
2021-07-23

Covid-19 : Emmanuel Macron rattrapé par la crise la sanitaire

Alors que la quatrième vague pandémique de Covid-19 frappe déjà l’Hexagone, le gouvernement entend renforcer l’injonction vaccinale, tandis que le passe sanitaire entre en vigueur ce mercredi 21 juillet. Un des téléphones portables d’Emmanuel Macron aurait été la cible du logiciel israélien d'espionnage Pegasus. Le donneur d’ordre serait un service de renseignement marocain.
2021-07-21

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Whipps Cross Hospital cancels operations after flooding

Appointments at Whipps Cross have also been rearranged with some to be held virtually.

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Tesla macht erstmals über eine Milliarde Dollar Quartalsgewinn

201.304 Fahrzeuge innerhalb von drei Monaten verkauft, den Umsatz verzehnfacht: Der Elektroautobauer Tesla präsentierte der US-Börse starke Zahlen vor. Eine wichtige Einnahmequelle allerdings schwächelte.

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Children speak of neglect in US asylum camps

The BBC has uncovered allegations of cold temperatures, sickness, lice and abuse, through a series of interviews with children and staff at US detention camps for children.
2021-05-23

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Spotify partners with GIPHY to connect users with artists’ music via GIFs

Spotify announced this morning a new partnership with online GIF database GIPHY to enable discovery of new music through GIFs. No, the GIFs themselves won’t play song clips, if that’s what you’re thinking. Instead, through a series of new Spotify-linked GIFs, there will be an option to click a button to be taken to Spotify […]
2021-07-22

Trouble in fandom paradise: Tumblr users lash out against its beta subscription feature

The Tumblr community often refers to itself as the Wild West of the internet, and they’re not wrong. A text post with over 70,000 notes puts it best: “Tumblr is my favorite social media site because this place is literally uninhabitable for celebrities. No verification system, no algorithm that boosts their posts, it’s a completely […]
2021-07-22

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Florian Philippot et Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, les pyromanes du mouvement antivax

Tous deux candidats à l’élection présidentielle de 2022, Florian Philippot et Nicolas Dupont-Aignan ont pris la tête du mouvement anti-vaccin et anti-passe sanitaire. Quand certains les accusent de mettre de l'huile sur le feu, eux affirment se battre pour la défense des libertés individuelles.
2021-07-26

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