Month: April 2020

Google said Thursday its task force devoted to fighting “bad” ads hawking bogus coronavirus cures, illegitimate unemployment benefits and overpriced medical supplies had blocked tens of millions of messages. Google has blocked and removed coronavirus-related marketing pitches in recent months for policy violations including price-gouging and misleading claims, according to ads privacy and safety vice
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With populations around the world either in lockdown and/or following social distancing rules, video chat has suddenly become much more popular. And Google is responding to that explosive uptick in interest by making Google Meet free for everyone to use. How to Use Google Meet for Free In a post on The Keyword, Google announced
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TikTok, the widely popular video sharing app developed by one of the world’s most valued startups (ByteDance), continues to grow rapidly despite suspicion from the U.S. as more people look for ways to keep themselves entertained amid the coronavirus pandemic. The global app and its Chinese version, called Douyin, have amassed over 2 billion downloads
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Scientists have used artificial intelligence (AI) to identify an underlying genomic signature for 29 different DNA sequences of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, providing an important tool for vaccine and drug developers. This new data discovery tool will allow researchers to quickly and easily classify a deadly virus like SARS-CoV-2 in just minutes, according
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TikTok has launched a new in-app feature called Donation Stickers. These make it easy to donate to charity without ever leaving the TikTok app. And the first charities supported through Donation Stickers have all been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Helping Charities Survive the Coronavirus Crisis The current COVID-19 crisis has affected almost every country
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WhatsApp is reportedly testing the Facebook Messenger Rooms integration on the beta version of its app for Android. The development was spotted in the version 2.20.139 beta for Android. This essentially means that the Facebook-owned messaging app is testing a shortcut on its platform that will lead users directly to the Messenger Rooms. Facebook recently
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WhatsApp, which began testing its mobile payments feature in India two years ago, could offer at least one more financial service to people in its biggest market: credit. In a filing with the local regulator in India, the company has listed credit as one of the areas it plans to explore in the country. The
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