TechNews Daily 2017.02.02

2 Feb

China’s top social apps all owe thanks to live streaming
2016 was the year of live streaming and played a crucial role in driving growth. All of the top 6 social apps, except WeChat, have added live streaming services, according to the report jointly published by Cheetah Global Lab, Cheetah’s big data platform libra and 36kr.

India sends out a strong signal it’s open to tech business – both local and foreign
We live in an era of screaming headlines. Social media noise around us ensures that we remain addicted to what is explicit and provocative. Not that which is implied. So we could well be forgiven for assuming that the 2017 India budget did not have anything special in it for the tech or startup industry per se.

Airbnb introduces Lottie, a tool to help developers add animations to apps
The Verge
When it’s not busy trying to take over the travel industry, Airbnb engineers appear to be spending time on side projects to assist fellow developers. Today, the team launched Lottie, an open-source tool that helps add animations to native apps.

Apple Said to Work on Mac Chip That Would Lessen Intel Role
Bloomerg Technology
Apple Inc. is designing a new chip for future Mac laptops that would take on more of the functionality currently handled by Intel Corp. processors, according to people familiar with the matter.

Reddit drops the ban hammer on popular alt-right subreddits
The Next Web
Reddit today blocked two prominent alt-right subreddits over “the proliferation of personal and confidential information.” Commonly referred to as ‘doxing,’ it appears a user (or users) of r/altright and r/AlternativeRight intentionally disseminated personal information of the man believed to have punched alt-right mouthpiece Richard Spencer.

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