Layer gets $5.6M to make joint working on spreadsheets less hassle
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Layer gets $5.6M to make joint working on spreadsheets less hassle

Layer is not trying to replace Excel or Google Sheets. Instead the Berlin-based productivity startup wants to make life easier for those whose job entails wrangling massive spreadsheets and managing data inputs from across an organization — such as for budgeting, financial reporting or HR functions — by adding a …

WhatsApp hit by brief outage, leaving users unable to send or receive messages
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WhatsApp hit by brief outage, leaving users unable to send or receive messages

WhatsApp was briefly down Tuesday, with users unable to send or receive messages on the Facebook-owned end-to-end encrypted messaging app. Affected users may have seen that WhatsApp was “connecting” to the service when trying to send a message. The outage started at about 4 p.m. ET but appeared to be …

Brief’s mobile news app aims to tackle information overload and media bias
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Brief’s mobile news app aims to tackle information overload and media bias

Founded by former Google engineers, Brief is a newly launched news app that aggregates and summarizes the news in hopes of tackling a number of problems with today’s news cycle, including information overload, burnout, media bias, and algorithms that prioritize engagement over news accuracy. Today, there are so many places …

WhatsApp hit by brief outage, leaving users unable to send or receive messages
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WhatsApp hit by brief outage, leaving users unable to send or receive messages

WhatsApp was briefly down Tuesday, with users unable to send or receive messages on the Facebook-owned end-to-end encrypted messaging app. Affected users may have seen that WhatsApp was “connecting” to the service when trying to send a message. The outage started at about 4 p.m. ET but appeared to be …

Brief’s mobile news app aims to tackle information overload and media bias
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Brief’s mobile news app aims to tackle information overload and media bias

Brief, a newly launched news aggregator founded by former Google engineers, aims to tackle a number of problems with today’s news cycle, including information overload, burnout, media bias, and algorithms that prioritize engagement over news accuracy. Today, there are so many places to read the news and many aggregators on …

Google Play Pass expands outside the US, adds more titles and annual pricing
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Google Play Pass expands outside the US, adds more titles and annual pricing

Google Play Pass, the Android alternative to subscription-based game store Apple Arcade, is expanding. Launched in September 2019 with over 350 apps and games, Play Pass today announced it’s added 150 new titles, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Golf Peaks, and kid-friendly content, like apps from Sesame Workshop, for example. In …

Google Play Pass expands outside the US, adds more titles and annual pricing
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Google Play Pass expands outside the US, adds more titles and annual pricing

Google Play Pass, the Android alternative to subscription-based game store Apple Arcade, is expanding. Launched in September 2019 with over 350 apps and games, Play Pass today announced it’s added 150 new titles, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Golf Peaks, and kid-friendly content, like apps from Sesame Workshop, for example. In …

Google Play Pass expands outside the U.S., adds more titles and annual pricing
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Google Play Pass expands outside the U.S., adds more titles and annual pricing

Google Play Pass, the Android alternative to subscription-based game store Apple Arcade, is expanding. Launched in September 2019 with over 350 apps and games, Play Pass today announced it’s added 150 new titles, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Golf Peaks, and kid-friendly content, like apps from Sesame Workshop, for example. In …

Brief’s mobile news app aims to tackle information overload and media bias
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Brief’s mobile news app aims to tackle information overload and media bias

Brief, a newly launched news aggregator founded by former Google engineers, aims to tackle a number of problems with today’s news cycle, including information overload, burnout, media bias, and algorithms that prioritize engagement over news accuracy. Today, there are so many places to read the news and many aggregators on …

Macro just raised $4.3M to make your never-ending Zoom calls more useful
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Macro just raised $4.3M to make your never-ending Zoom calls more useful

In this pandemic world, in-person meetings are a thing of the past. Most meetings these days are done via video conference, and no company has capitalized on the shift quite like Zoom. Macro, a new FirstMark-backed company, is looking to capitalize on the capitalization. To Capitalism! Sorry. Let’s get back …