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Google cracks down on personal loan apps in India following abuse and outcry – TechCrunch

Google cracks down on personal loan apps in India following abuse and outcry – News

Google said on Thursday it has pulled some personal loan apps from Play Store in India and was implementing stronger measures to prevent abuse following reports that said several firms were targeting vulnerable borrowers in the country and then going to extreme lengths to recover their money. The Android-maker said users and government agencies in …

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App stores saw record 218 billion downloads in 2020, consumer spend of $143 billion – TechCrunch

App stores saw record 218 billion downloads in 2020, consumer spend of $143 billion – News

Mobile adoption continued to grow in 2020, in part due to the market forces of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to App Annie’s annual “State of Mobile” industry report, mobile app downloads grew by 7% year-over-year to a record 218 billion in 2020. Meanwhile, consumer spending grew by 20% to also hit a new milestone of …

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Healthvana’s digital COVID-19 vaccination records are about communication, not passports for the immune – TechCrunch

Healthvana’s digital COVID-19 vaccination records are about communication, not passports for the immune – News

As the vaccination campaign to counter COVID-19 gets underway (albeit with a rocky start), a number of companies are attempting to support its rollout in a variety of ways. Healthvana, a health tech startup that began with a specific focus on providing patient information digitally for individuals living with HIV, is helping Los Angeles County …

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Healthvana’s digital COVID-19 vaccination records are about communication, not passports for the immune – TechCrunch

Healthvana’s digital COVID-19 vaccination records are about communication, not passports for the immune – News

As the vaccination campaign to counter COVID-19 gets underway (albeit with a rocky start), a number of companies are attempting to support its rollout in a variety of ways. Healthvana, a health tech startup that began with a specific focus on providing patient information digitally for individuals living with HIV, is helping Los Angeles County …

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NYC MTA’s contactless fare system completes rollout, will phase out MetroCard in 2023 – TechCrunch

NYC MTA’s contactless fare system completes rollout, will phase out MetroCard in 2023 – News

On the last day of 2020, New York City’s Metro Transit Authority announced that it has finished its roll out of contactless payment systems. With the addition of a final stop in Brooklyn, every MTA subway station and bus in the five boroughs now sports the OMNY “Tap and Go” system. We got an early …

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The New York Times launches an AR-enabled crossword on Instagram – TechCrunch

The New York Times launches an AR-enabled crossword on Instagram – News

The New York Times is bringing its signature crosswords game into augmented reality. The media company announced this morning it’s launching a new AR-enabled game, “Shattered Crosswords,” on Instagram, where players will be able to solve clues by finding spinning broken crossword pieces in AR. When the right vantage point is achieved, players will find …

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