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Amazon Prime Video app introduces a new clip-sharing feature

Amazon is rolling out a new Prime Video feature that lets users share video clips from TV shows and movies on the platform. The clips can be shared on social media or via direct message. The feature is currently only available on iOS and for users in the U.S. For the initial rollout, users can only share clips from a limited number of shows,read more

Spotify expands into audiobooks with acquisition of Findaway

In an effort to expand beyond music, Spotify has been investing hundreds of millions to build out its podcasts business. Now the company has set its sights on another form of audio, with today’s acquisition of digital audiobook distributor Findaway. Spotify declined to share the financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021,read more

YouTube is removing the dislike count on all videos across its platform

YouTube announced its decision to make the “dislike” count on videos private across its platform. The decision is likely to be controversial given the extent that it impacts the public’s visibility into a video’s reception. But YouTube believes the change will better protect its creators from harassment and reduce the threat of what it calls “dislike attacks” — essentially, whenread more

Apple introduces Apple Business Essentials

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA Apple today announced Apple Business Essentials, an all-new service that brings together device management, 24/7 Apple Support, and iCloud storage into flexible subscription plans for small businesses with up to 500 employees. The company also unveiled a new Apple Business Essentials app that enables employees to install apps for work and request support.Apple Business Essentials saves precious time for smallread more

Startup ‘Udhaar Book’ raises $6 million seed funding

KARACHI: Udhaar Book, a Pakistani cashflow management services provider for small businesses, raised $6 million (RM24.94mil) in early funding to digitise mom-and-pop stores that mostly operate using a manual register and handwritten entries. The Karachi-based startup, whose parent is Toko Lab Inc., raised the money in seed funding from investors including Fatima Gobi Ventures, Plaid co-founder William Hockey’s Muir Capital,read more

$3.3m in Seed Round Raised by Pakistan-Based Fintech Savyour

Pakistan-based fintech Savyour, a pioneer in developing the country’s first cashback app and pay-per-sale affiliate marketing network, has raised $3.3 million in a seed round co-led by Global Founders Capital and Zayn Capital. The seed funding will be used to accelerate Savyour’s online expansion and launch the in-store feature for the platform. The round saw participation from Fatima Gobi Ventures,read more

Microsoft Teams adds 3D avatars as it lays out metaverse ambitions

Microsoft says it is adding 3D virtual avatars and environments to its Teams chat system, as part of its push towards the metaverse. It says its Mesh platform will let people meet in the virtual space, with or without a virtual reality headset. Microsoft says the new features, which it is calling immersive meetings will be available in the firstread more

Berlin Startup School launches new Startup Accelerator, looks to ensure that its startups only make positive headlines

Berlin Startup School, a coaching platform for entrepreneurs and early-stage startups to develop their idea and build their business, has announced a new Startup Accelerator.  In a statement, Berlin Startup School says it wants to keep its founders away from headlines such as “fast-growing startups whose white founding fathers quickly lose control of the employees and the money”. What to expectread more

Mastercard partners with Pakistan’s Special Technology Zones Authority to build the nation’s first cashless zone

Source: Mastercard Mastercard has signed a strategic digital country partnership with the Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA) in Pakistan to expand the nation’s digital economy and advance Pakistan’s technology sector.The MOU was signed in the United Arab Emirates in line with the start of Expo 2020 Dubai, where Dr. Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan, met with Khalid Elgibali, Division Presidentread more

Chinese electric-vehicle maker Xpeng plans to mass produce flying cars by 2024 and says they’ll cost less than $157,000

Chinese electric-vehicle maker Xpeng plans to mass produce flying cars by 2024 and says they’ll cost less than $157,000 Chinese electric vehicle-maker Xpeng is planning to mass produce a flying car by 2024. The flying car is being developed by Xpeng affiliate, HT Aero. The company is aiming to price the X2 under 1 million Chinese yuan ($157,000.00) Chinese electric-vehicleread more