Match Group restructures exec team with focus on Asia – TechCrunch

Match Group restructures exec team with focus on Asia – TechCrunch

Tinder parent company Match Group, also the owner of a suite of dating apps including OkCupid, Meetic, Match, PlentyofFish and others, announced this morning plans to restructure its leadership team in order to better focus on the market opportunities for dating apps in Asia. Specifically, the company has appointed three new general managers in Asia to focus on areas like Japan, Taiwan, India, South Korea and other parts of Southeast Asia. The company explains its decision has to do with

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MoviePass co-founder’s new startup PreShow gives you free movie tickets for watching ads – TechCrunch

PreShow facial recognition

As founding CEO of MoviePass, Stacy Spikes has already changed the way we think about paying for movie tickets. Now he’s pursuing a new approach — providing a free ticket to people who watch 15 to 20 minutes of ads. Spikes told me that when it comes to watching movies outside the theater, there are three basic business models — pay-per-view, subscription and ad-supported. MoviePass brought a subscription approach into theaters, but Spikes (who stepped down as MoviePass CEO in

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Google announces Stadia, its cross-platform game streaming service

Google says its Stadia server hardware is more powerful than a PS4 Pro and an Xbox One X combined

At the 2019 Game Developers Conference (FDC) in San Francisco today, Google unveiled Stadia, its all-you-can-play game streaming service. It’s launching sometime this year, first in the US, Canada, UK, and most of Europe. The service will let you play all manner of computer games streamed from Google‘s data centers to your devices running the Chrome browser or ChromeOS platform, or even your TV with a Chromecast Ultra plugged in. You won’t need any additional hardware to run Stadia, and

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Blind users can now explore photos by touch with Microsoft’s Seeing AI – TechCrunch

Blind users can now explore photos by touch with Microsoft’s Seeing AI – TechCrunch

Microsoft’s Seeing AI is an app that lets blind and limited-vision folks convert visual data into audio feedback, and it just got a useful new feature. Users can now use touch to explore the objects and people in photos. It’s powered by machine learning, of course, specifically object and scene recognition. All you need to do is take a photo or open one up in the viewer and tap anywhere on it. “This new feature enables users to tap their

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This app makes it easy to create shareable video content, and it’s on sale

Create sharp, professional videos in minutes with Wave.Video.

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Create sharp, professional videos in minutes with Wave.Video.Image: Pexels By TEAM COMMERCEMashable Deals2019-03-04 18:27:44 UTC With the deluge of fascinating content dominating our social feeds every second of every day, it can be hard for a marketer to catch someone’s attention with just a lackluster graphic. Between videos of jumping cats, four-year-olds playing hockey, and the horrifying Momo challenge, you need something more

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Uber Rewards is rolling out. Here’s how the perks work – TechCrunch

Uber Rewards is rolling out. Here’s how the perks work – TechCrunch

Did you blow enough money on Uber to get Diamond status? A lot of users are finding out tonight as Uber rolls out its rider loyalty Rewards program to San Francisco and a slew of other cities. The feature calculates how much you’ve spent on Uber and Uber Eats in the last six months awards you perks like no-fee cancellations if you rebook, guaranteed prices between your two favorite spots, and free car upgrades. Uber confirms to TechCrunch that Rewards

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Instagram will now let you regram posts across all your accounts

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TechCrunch reports that Instagram is finally introducing an official regram feature to its iOS app, so you can share the same post from multiple accounts that you run. That should make it easy for content creators looking to promote their work on their personal and brand accounts, as well as businesses with multiple profiles for different audiences. Credit: TechCrunchInstagram’s iOS app will let you publish a post from all the profiles you manage on your device The feature is gradually

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Digital tools are vital for refugees hoping to start a new life

When Lily Eftetahi arrived in Greece three years ago as a refugee from Iran, she spoke neither Greek nor English. She had countless questions about how to start a new life as a refugee, but wasn’t sure who to ask for accurate answers.  That changed when she discovered Refugee.Info, a set of digital resources for refugees and asylum seekers in Greece, Italy, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Hungary who want to know how they can work, which documents they need, whether they

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Microsoft Teams is growing ridiculously fast

A report from Spiceworks shows that adoption of Microsoft Teams – the Slack rival from Redmond – is growing rapidly and is set to become the second-biggest workplace chat app by 2020, surpassing both Slack and Google Hangouts. The findings come from a survey of 900 IT companies distributed across the US and Europe. Spiceworks found that the penetration of Microsoft Teams grew from 3 percent in 2016 to 21 percent in 2018. This growth can be attributed partially to

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SwiftKey adds a surprisingly handy search bar to its Android keyboard

SwiftKey adds a surprisingly handy search bar to its Android keyboard

I’ve been switching between Google’s Gboard and SwiftKey for the past couple of years as my default Android software keyboard, because both of them offer compelling features. However, I’m partial to SwiftKey because of its arrow keys for moving around text – and I now have another reason to stick with it. The Microsoft-owned service now has a search bar built into the keyboard, so you can look up anything on the web, share the search results instantly, or even

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