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Pinterest to test livestreamed events this month with 21 creators – TechCrunch

Pinterest is expanding into live events. The company is planning to host a three-day virtual event that will feature livestreamed sessions from top creators, including big names like Jonathan Van Ness and Rebecca Minkoff, among others. The virtual event will run...

Sylvera grabs seed backing from Index to help close the accountability gap around carbon offsetting – TechCrunch

UK-based startup Sylvera is using satellite, radar and lidar data-fuelled machine learning to bolster transparency around carbon offsetting projects in a bid to boost accountability and credibility — applying independent ratings to carbon offsetting projects. The...

Framework’s repairable laptop is up for preorder, starting at $999 – TechCrunch

Repairability has been a big sticking point for consumer electronics over the past several years. As devices have gotten thinner — and companies have pushed to maintain control over proprietary systems — many devices have become near impossible for an every-day person...

Discord’s new Stage Discovery portal will connect live audio events with communities – TechCrunch

If you’re new to Discord, you might be thrown off by the lack of an endless feed peppered with ads. On Discord, all of the action happens in interest-specific servers, and the company wants to make it easier for anyone to stumble across and plunge into those...

TikTok removes 500k+ accounts in Italy after DPA order to block underage users – TechCrunch

Video sharing social network TikTok has removed more than 500,000 accounts in Italy following an intervention by the country’s data protection watchdog earlier this year ordering it to recheck the age of all Italian users and block access to any under the age of 13....

TikTok launches a Green Screen Duet feature, tests dedicated ‘Topics’ feeds – TechCrunch

As competition with tech giants heats up, TikTok is rolling out a series of new features to help keep its short-form video app ahead of rivals. The company today announced the launch of a new Green Screen Duet feature, which combines two of TikTok’s most popular...

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Pinterest to test livestreamed events this month with 21 creators – TechCrunch

Pinterest is expanding into live events. The company is planning to host a three-day virtual event that will feature livestreamed sessions from top creators, including big names like Jonathan Van Ness and Rebecca Minkoff, among others. The virtual event will run...

Discord’s new Stage Discovery portal will connect live audio events with communities – TechCrunch

If you’re new to Discord, you might be thrown off by the lack of an endless feed peppered with ads. On Discord, all of the action happens in interest-specific servers, and the company wants to make it easier for anyone to stumble across and plunge into those...

TikTok removes 500k+ accounts in Italy after DPA order to block underage users – TechCrunch

Video sharing social network TikTok has removed more than 500,000 accounts in Italy following an intervention by the country’s data protection watchdog earlier this year ordering it to recheck the age of all Italian users and block access to any under the age of 13....

TikTok launches a Green Screen Duet feature, tests dedicated ‘Topics’ feeds – TechCrunch

As competition with tech giants heats up, TikTok is rolling out a series of new features to help keep its short-form video app ahead of rivals. The company today announced the launch of a new Green Screen Duet feature, which combines two of TikTok’s most popular...

UK publishes draft Online Safety Bill – TechCrunch

The U.K. government has published its long-trailed (child) “safety-focused” plan to regulate online content and speech. The Online Safety Bill has been in the works for years — during which time a prior plan to require age verification for accessing online porn in the...

Instagram adds a dedicated spot for your pronouns – TechCrunch

Seeing someone mention their pronouns in their Instagram bio has become commonplace — so much so that the app now has a dedicated location where users can put pronouns without taking up that valuable profile space. The company announced the new feature on Twitter,...

YouTube announces a $100M fund to reward top YouTube Shorts creators over 2021-2022 – TechCrunch

YouTube is giving its TikTok competitor, YouTube Shorts, an injection of cash to help it better compete with rivals. The company today introduced the YouTube Shorts Fund, a $100 million fund that will pay YouTube Shorts creators for their most viewed and most engaging...

Facebook ordered not to apply controversial WhatsApp T&Cs in Germany – TechCrunch

The Hamburg data protection agency has banned Facebook from processing the additional WhatsApp user data that the tech giant is granting itself access to under a mandatory update to WhatsApp’s terms of service. The controversial WhatsApp privacy policy update has...

Facebook is testing pop-up messages telling people to read a link before they share it – TechCrunch

Years after popping open a Pandora’s box of bad behavior, social media companies are trying to figure out subtle ways to reshape how people use their platforms. Following Twitter’s lead, Facebook is trying out a new feature designed to encourage users to read a link...

State AGs tell Facebook to scrap Instagram for kids plans – TechCrunch

In a new letter, attorneys general representing 44 U.S. states and territories are pressuring Facebook to walk away from new plans to open Instagram to children. The company is working on an age-gated version of Instagram for kids under the age of 13 that would lure...

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