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Microsoft starts testing a new news reading experience in Windows 10 – TechCrunch

Microsoft starts testing a new news reading experience in Windows 10 – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: The Microsoft News Bar aggregates news from the 4,500 publishers in the Microsoft News network and then displays those as a semi-persistent bar on any side of your screen.

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How one European VC firm is reacting to the economic crisis – TechCrunch

How one European VC firm is reacting to the economic crisis – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: How one European VC firm is reacting to the economic crisisPublic markets around the world have been tanking for the past few weeks, and many companies simply can’t operate during a lockdown.

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Airbnb rolls out new features aimed at its next big bet: longer term stays – TechCrunch

Airbnb rolls out new features aimed at its next big bet: longer term stays – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: Airbnb is tweaking its landing page and introducing new features all aimed at longer-term stays, as the online rental marketplace looks to capitalize on a growing segment of its business.

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Rocket Lab catches an Electron stage in mid-air, demonstrating a key part of its rocket recovery plan – TechCrunch

Rocket Lab catches an Electron stage in mid-air, demonstrating a key part of its rocket recovery plan – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: Rocket Lab is in the process of developing a way to recover the rockets it launches, despite their originally being designed as fully expendable launch vehicles.

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Netflix to launch weekly Instagram Live series about coping during the COVID-19 pandemic – TechCrunch

Netflix to launch weekly Instagram Live series about coping during the COVID-19 pandemic – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: Netflix is launching a new series on Instagram that will focus on taking care of yourself and your mental health during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Tesla wins Kelley Blue Book award for 'Top Luxury Brand'

Tesla wins Kelley Blue Book award for 'Top Luxury Brand'

SUMMARY: On Wednesday, car valuation group Kelley Blue Book named Tesla the top luxury car brand.

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Zoom sued by shareholder for ‘overstating’ security claims – TechCrunch

Zoom sued by shareholder for ‘overstating’ security claims – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: As its popularity rose, the company also faced a growing number of security and privacy problems, including claims that Zoom was not end-to-end encrypted as advertised.

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Talking venture, B2B and thesis-driven investment with Work-Bench’s Jon Lehr – TechCrunch

Talking venture, B2B and thesis-driven investment with Work-Bench’s Jon Lehr – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: Earlier this week, the Equity crew caught up with Work-Bench investor Jon Lehr to get his take on the current market, and how his firm goes about making investment decisions.

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Mozilla names long-time chairwoman Mitchell Baker as CEO – TechCrunch

Mozilla names long-time chairwoman Mitchell Baker as CEO – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: Mozilla Corporation announced today that it has chosen long-time chairwoman Mitchell Baker to be CEO, replacing Chris Beard, who announced last August he would be stepping down at the end of the year.

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Google Stadia is now free for everyone, with a two-month trial for Pro tier – TechCrunch

Google Stadia is now free for everyone, with a two-month trial for Pro tier – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: Google’s game-streaming service Stadia is now free for anyone with a Google account, the company announced today.

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Next year in Jerusalem — but for now, Zoom – TechCrunch

Next year in Jerusalem — but for now, Zoom – TechCrunch

SUMMARY: For Jews across the world, Passover will serve as another attempted return to normalcy.

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Trump takes break from coronavirus crisis to sign order for US to mine the moon

Trump takes break from coronavirus crisis to sign order for US to mine the moon

SUMMARY: Donald Trump paused his efforts around the growing coronavirus crisis to sign an executive order clearing the path for US to mine the moon for resources.

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Polaroid Now review: The most accessible instant camera to date

Polaroid Now review: The most accessible instant camera to date

SUMMARY: The new featuresThe Polaroid Now has a lot of new features, but still feels like the classic instant camera we all know and love.

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It's not just you: Snapchat is down

It's not just you: Snapchat is down

SUMMARY: No need to keep opening and closing that Snapchat app because it’s not just you.

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Take an extra 15% off your favorite smart home tech at eBay with this code

Take an extra 15% off your favorite smart home tech at eBay with this code

SUMMARY: TL;DR: As of April 8, you can take an extra 15% off hundreds of home tech items by using the code "PICKSMART" on eBay.

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Samsung's next tablets will have larger screens to compete with the iPad Pro, report says

Samsung's next tablets will have larger screens to compete with the iPad Pro, report says

SUMMARY: In the world of tablets, Apple's iPad and iPad Pro are the standard to which other tablets are measured, especially with most Android device manufacturers treating tablets as an afterthought.

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Samsung's latest batch of cheap Galaxy phones could make 5G more affordable

Samsung's latest batch of cheap Galaxy phones could make 5G more affordable

SUMMARY: If you're in need of a cheap (and we mean cheap) Android phone from a big-name brand, look no further than Samsung's newest Galaxy offerings.

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Facebook launches Tuned app to let couples build digital scrapbook

Facebook launches Tuned app to let couples build digital scrapbook

SUMMARY: Facebook has launched an app for couples called Tuned that will allow them to build a digital scrapbook.

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Coronavirus: Vaccine hopes boosted as scientists find virus has 'low shielding'

Coronavirus: Vaccine hopes boosted as scientists find virus has 'low shielding'

SUMMARY: UK scientists say the coronavirus is "hit and run" and not as well shielded from the immune system as some others - meaning it could be easier to develop a vaccine.

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ExpressVPN is all about speed and security

ExpressVPN is all about speed and security

SUMMARY: TL;DR: A 15-month subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for $6.67 per month as of April 8, saving you 49% on list price.

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