Google quietly launches Meet, an enterprise-friendly version of Hangouts
Google has quietly launched a new video conferencing application called Meet by Google Hangouts, which is designed for HD video meetings. The web and mobile application appears to be the latest addition to Google’s lineup of business products known as G Suite, though the product page on the G Suite ..
Facebook’s mobile prodigy launches video charades game
Michael Sayman was just 17 when Facebook hired him, but he’d already built 5 apps. Now 7 years after his first launch, the Facebook product manager has just released Show and Tell, which turns selfies and visual communication into a game. You’re given an emotion to act out, you send the video to friends ..
Jay Z launches Arrive to fund startups, offer branding support and more
Jay Z’s new venture capital firm Arrive, has arrived — the rap and business mogul has been planning the launch for a while, according to reports that surfaced in February, but a press release from parent company Roc Nation made it official on Monday. The investment platform will work with early-stage ..
WhatsApp launches Status, an encrypted Snapchat Stories clone
WhatsApp could put the brakes on Snapchat’s international growth with today’s launch of WhatsApp Status, a new tab for sharing decorated photos, videos and GIFs that disappear after 24 hours. It’s another Facebook-owned Snapchat Stories copycat, but the twist is that it’s end-to-end encrypted ..
Yelp launches new feature for asking and answering questions about any business
Yelp is releasing a new feature with the simple, self-explanatory name Questions and Answers. Well, mostly self-explanatory. This is distinct from Talk, a feature where Yelp users can ask an incredibly broad range of questions (as I write this, the New York page currently includes conversations about ..
Thistle launches meal kits to make nutritious baby food at home
Food delivery startup Thistle was never in the business of making meal kits, those boxes of pre-measured ingredients and recipes to help customers cook at home. The startup’s married cofounders, Ashwin Cheriyan and Shiri Avnery, thought that prepared meals, ready-to-heat or raw and ready-to-eat, were ..
Swiftype launches a new product to help companies search across Dropbox, Office, G Suite and more
Swiftype started out helping publishers like TechCrunch offer better site search, but it’s been expanding into other areas like customer support and e-commerce. Now it’s making its biggest leap yet, with the launch of an enterprise search product. Basically, Swiftype is offering large and small businesses ..
Jaguar Land Rover launches accelerator for mobility and transportation startups
Jaguar Land Rover’s venture arm is launching a new accelerator targeting startups in the mobility and transportation space — part of its wider bid to avoid innovator’s dilemma. The rolling six-month InMotion Accelerator programme will offer funding for up to 15 startups across two cohorts per year. ..
Twitter launches \”Explore,\” a new home for Moments, trends, search and live video
Twitter’s Moments feature, which allows users to tell stories through a collection of tweets, is no longer going be front-and-center in the Twitter application. Instead, Twitter will today replace the Moments section with a new tab called “Explore.” This area will serve as the home for finding ..
Revolut launches current accounts and a chatbot
Slowly but surely, Revolut is getting closer to building an actual bank. The startup just announced the launch of current accounts — you can now get a personal IBAN, and the company plans to add other features soon. In addition to current accounts, Revolut is also introducing a chatbot to handle support ..