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1. Now Fb says it might take away Like counts
Instagram is already testing one thing related in seven international locations, together with Canada and Brazil. As a substitute of exhibiting the whole variety of Likes for a put up, it shows the names of only a few mutual pals who’ve Preferred it.
Jane Manchun Wong noticed Fb prototyping the hidden Like counts in its Android app. After we requested the corporate, it confirmed that it’s contemplating a take a look at to take away Like counts, although this isn’t reside for any customers but.
2. WeChat restricts controversial video face-swapping app Zao, citing ‘safety dangers’
Zao went viral in China this weekend for its sensible face-swapping movies. However following controversy about its consumer coverage, messaging platform WeChat restricted entry to the app.
3. OpenGov raises $51M to spice up its cloud-based IT providers for presidency and civic organizations
The corporate was co-founded by Palantir’s Joe Lonsdale to assist governments and different civic organizations set up, analyze and current monetary information and extra, utilizing cloud-based structure.
ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 21: YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan speaks onstage in the course of the YouTube Keynote: Constructing Communities and the Subsequent Era of Media Firms Panel throughout VidCon. (Photograph by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for YouTube)
4. YouTube’s Neal Mohan is coming to Disrupt SF
YouTube has discovered itself front-and-center within the latest debates about free speech, the web and the way the web world is shaping our offline lives, so there might be loads to speak about when Mohan joins us at Disrupt.
5. Kabbage acquires Radius Intelligence, the advertising and marketing tech agency with a database of 20M small companies
It’s been a tumultuous interval for Radius, which introduced a merger with its huge competitor Leadspace final yr, solely to quietly cancel the deal three months later. Two months after that, it changed its longtime CEO.
6. Apple nonetheless has work to do on privateness
Natasha Lomas examines whether or not iPhones are typically superior to Android units on the subject of safety. (Further Crunch membership required.)
7. This week’s TechCrunch podcasts
On Fairness, Alex and Kate share their ideas on Peloton’s funds and prospects. And on this week’s Unique Content material, we evaluate the Netflix collection “The Darkish Crystal: Age of Resistance.”