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Popular Twitch streamers Amouranth and Indiefoxx are the two latest casualties of Twitch’s ongoing battle to enforce its own confusing rules around sexually suggestive content. Both creators were suspended following ASMR streams that pushed the bounds of Twitch’s community guidelines forbidding content that isn’t quite sexual in nature but is still too risqué for a
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Some Clubhouse users were treated to a surprise feature in their favorite app, but it wasn’t long for this world. A new UI element called “backchannel” popped up briefly before disappearing late last week, pointing the Clubhouse faithful to a new area of the app and generating plenty of chatter among users ready for more
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Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ’ Arthur C. Clarke. A decade and more of writing about smartphones can leave you jaded but I am inclined to believe that many would agree with me: smartphones are rarely ever exciting anymore. Ever-increasing charging speeds, even more megapixels, higher refresh
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Germany’s competition authority, the FCO, has completed its Big Tech GAFA ’bingo’ card by opening a proceeding against Apple. As with similar investigations already opened this year ’ into Amazon, Facebook and Google ’ the proceeding will determine whether or not the iPhone maker meets the threshold of Germany’s updated competition law. The 10th amendment
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Fintech startup Revolut has filed some financial results and is sharing details with the press. In 2020, the company reported $361 million in revenue (£261 million) ’ that’s a 57% increase compared to 2019 revenue of $229 million (£166 million). Interestingly, those revenue figures have been adjusted to include fair value gains on cryptocurrency assets
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On January 30, 2019, OnePlus officially announced the name of its new in-house Android skin: Oxygen OS. In the announcement post, it explained its reasoning with the company’s trademark pomp: “As an element, Oxygen is the epitome of simplicity, yet it’s also extraordinarily powerful. Oxygen is all around us. It’s part of us and everything
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C. Scott Brown / Android Authority Eric Zeman Google has a new brick-and-mortar store in New York City. Though Google has experimented with pop-up stores in the past, it is calling this new establishment its “first” store, named the Google Store NYC. The store is located on the first floor of the company’s New York
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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices
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