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Zyl resurfaces old photos to create collaborative stories –

French startup Zyl has released a major update of its mobile app for iOS and Android. The app is all about finding long-forgotten memories of important life events in your photo library. Zyl scans your photo library and magically finds photos that matter. Every day, the app sends you a notification to tell you that […] → Read More

Huawei announces the P40 and tries to stay relevant without Google –

Huawei has unveiled new flagship phones today, the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+. These are beautiful phones with great specs. But it would only take you a few minutes to realize that there’s something odd with them. There is no Gmail, no Google Maps and no Google Play Store. Last year, the U.S. government […] → Read More

Coinbase Wallet lets you earn interest with deeper DeFi integration –

Coinbase’s mobile wallet app Coinbase Wallet puts you in control of your crypto assets. The app already lets you access decentralized crypto apps (dapps) using a dapp browser. But Coinbase is going one step further with deep integrations with some of the most popular DeFi projects. DeFi means “decentralized finance,” and it has been a […] → Read More

France launches marketplace to manage essential products against COVID-19 –

French startup Mirakl usually works with e-commerce websites in order to help them build out a marketplace with third-party sellers. This time, the company has developed a marketplace called to centralize the supply and demand of essential products during the fight against COVID-19. The French government is backing the project. While many French companies […] → Read More

France announces $4.3 billion plan to support startups –

France’s Ministry of State for Digital Affairs Cédric O and public investment bank Bpifrance announced a comprehensive support plan for startups this morning. Some French startups are going to face revenue issues as well as funding issues in the coming months. The French government wants to temporarily bridge that gap with refinancing and liquidity measures […] → Read More

Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 13.4 with trackpad support –

Apple has released software updates for the iPhone, the iPad, the Apple Watch, the Apple TV and the Mac. The biggest changes are on the iPad. Starting today, you can pair a mouse or trackpad with your iPad and use it to move a cursor on the display. Apple unveiled trackpad support for iPadOS when […] → Read More

Brave partners with Binance to let you trade crypto assets from your browser –

Web browser Brave is expanding its cryptocurrency features with an integration with cryptocurrency exchange Binance. Brave users will be able to buy, trade and receive crypto assets directly on the new tab page. In addition to a particular focus on privacy, Brave has been playing around with cryptocurrencies for a while. The company launched its […] → Read More

Revolut launches its neobank in the US –

European fintech startup Revolut is launching its app and service in the U.S. Starting today, anybody can sign up and get a Revolut debit card. In the U.S., Revolut has partnered with Metropolitan Commercial Bank for the banking infrastructure — deposits are FDIC insured up to $250,000. In just a few years, Revolut has managed […] → Read More

Imatag inserts invisible watermarks to track images around the web –

Meet Imatag, a French startup that has been working on a watermarking product. Watermarking is nothing new, but the company has found a way to mark images even if they are resized, cropped, edited or compressed. Many photographers and brands watermark their photos so that you can see who’s the original source when the photo […] → Read More

Crowd-lending platform October hits pause on loan repayments –

French startup October wants to reduce the pressure on small and medium companies going through the Coronavirus crisis. In order to give them some headroom, companies that have borrowed money on October won’t have to pay back their loans for the next three months. October works with small companies in France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and […] → Read More

Manage remote teams with a transparent culture –

Many companies have been designed to optimize productivity when everybody is in the office. As offices close due to the coronavirus outbreak, many people are experimenting with remote work at scale for the first time. Employees have to learn what it means to work remotely — but managers also have to learn how to keep […] → Read More

Watch Sony unveil the PlayStation 5 live right here –

A couple of days after Microsoft unveiled a ton of info about the Xbox Series X, Sony is about to do the exact same thing in a live video. Sony is hosting a live broadcast about the PlayStation 5 today at 9 AM PT, 12 PM ET, 4 PM GMT. Lead system architect Mark Cerny […] → Read More

Apple announces new iPad Pro –

Apple has announced new iPad Pro models in a press release. In addition to better specifications, Apple is also releasing a new Magic Keyboard with backlit keys, a trackpad and a hinge that allows you to move the iPad freely. The iPad Pro looks more or less like the existing iPad Pro. You can choose […] → Read More

Revolut launches Revolut Junior to help you manage allowance –

Revolut is introducing a new product specifically targeted toward kids aged 7-17 years old — Revolut Junior. Revolut Junior is a new app and service that integrates directly with the main Revolut app on the parent’s side. Parents or legal gardians who are also Revolut users can create a Revolut Junior account for their kid. After […] → Read More

Riot automatically educates your team about phishing –

Meet Riot, a company participating in Y Combinator’s current batch that wants to help you fight phishing attempts. Riot runs fake phishing campaigns on your employees. For instance, your team members could receive an email saying that their Google account has been deactivated to see if they can spot real email notifications from fake ones. […] → Read More

Apple could announce new MacBook models with scissor-switch keyboards soon –

According to a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple could unveil new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models with scissor-switch keyboards. MacRumors first noticed the report, TechCrunch obtained the research note as well. Apple has already updated the big MacBook Pro in November. The company slightly increased the size of the display from 15” […] → Read More

Revolut lets you purchase gold –

Fintech startup Revolut has introduced a new trading feature for premium users. Starting today, Premium and Metal users can access gold exposure from the app. Revolut works with a gold services partner (London Bullion Market Association) so that money that you spend on gold exposure is backed by real gold held by this partner. In […] → Read More

Bitcoin is also having a very, very bad day –

Bitcoin is going through a remarkably bad day. It turns out all assets are having a rough month — including cryptocurrencies. A couple of hours ago, the average price of BTC dropped by 15% in just 20 minutes. On CoinGecko, 1 BTC was worth around $7,250 across different exchanges at 10:30 AM GMT. At 10:50 […] → Read More

Cloud gaming platform Shadow brings its new plans to the US –

Blade, the French startup behind Shadow, announced plans to overhaul its subscription tiers back in October. The company is now bringing the new plans to the U.S. with a new entry tier at $11.99 per month as well as more powerful options in the coming months. Shadow is a cloud computing service for gamers. For […] → Read More

Blockchain (the company) lets you borrow USD PAX against collateral –

What do you do when you’re rich in cryptocurrencies but you don’t want to sell your positions? The company named Blockchain thinks it has found a solution. It lets you borrow money against cryptocurrencies held in your Blockchain wallet. As soon as you lock cryptocurrencies in your wallet, you receive USD PAX, a stablecoin that […] → Read More