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How Azur Games grew its hypercasual games to 1.5B downloads

Published June 19, 2021, 7:30 p.m. by rssfeed

Cyprus-based Azur Games has grown its hypercasual games business to more than 1.5 billion downloads and 300 employees.

Andreessen Horowitz's Future doesn't compete with journalism because it offers up essays, not reporting, limiting its potential to promote tech-positive views (Eric Newcomer/Newcomer)

Published June 19, 2021, 6:25 p.m. by rssfeed

Eric Newcomer / Newcomer: Andreessen Horowitz's Future doesn't compete with journalism because it offers up essays, not reporting, limiting its potential to promote tech-positive views — I've been dragging my …

Inside Genesis Market, an invite-only service where cybercriminals can source cookies lifted from hacked computers, as happened with the recent EA breach (Joseph Cox/VICE)

Published June 19, 2021, 5:25 p.m. by rssfeed

Joseph Cox / VICE: Inside Genesis Market, an invite-only service where cybercriminals can source cookies lifted from hacked computers, as happened with the recent EA breach — A representative for …

Automate for people, not for processes

Published June 19, 2021, 5:20 p.m. by rssfeed

In the future, everything automated will be centered around the customer or employee “journey," with a focus on people rather than processes.

Bentley-Nvidia integration could streamline U.S. infrastructure overhaul

Published June 19, 2021, 3:40 p.m. by rssfeed

Bentley Systems' partnerships ease construction simulation and streamline infrastructure renewal. The Nvidia deal is a case in point.

Facebook says it will update its community standards to clarify how it treats satirical content as a result of recommendations from the Oversight Board (Karissa Bell/Engadget)

Published June 19, 2021, 3:35 p.m. by rssfeed

Karissa Bell / Engadget: Facebook says it will update its community standards to clarify how it treats satirical content as a result of recommendations from the Oversight Board — will …

This Week in Apps: Spotify debuts a Clubhouse rival, Facebook tests Audio Rooms in US, Amazon cuts Appstore commissions

Published June 19, 2021, 3 p.m. by rssfeed

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues …

Some US unemployment applicants say facial recognition models used by ID verification service ID.me are failing to identify them, locking them out of benefits (Todd Feathers/VICE)

Published June 19, 2021, 1:55 p.m. by rssfeed

Todd Feathers / VICE: Some US unemployment applicants say facial recognition models used by ID verification service ID.me are failing to identify them, locking them out of benefits — ID.me's …

How to build a unicorn AI team without unicorns

Published June 19, 2021, 1:21 p.m. by rssfeed

You can create a great AI team by putting together these seven skill personas.

How Roku beat larger companies by focusing on distribution, as it pivots to focus on original programming with plans to spend $1B on content next year (Alex Sherman/CNBC)

Published June 19, 2021, 12:15 p.m. by rssfeed

Alex Sherman / CNBC: How Roku beat larger companies by focusing on distribution, as it pivots to focus on original programming with plans to spend $1B on content next year …