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Tencent Music executive is accused of defrauding early investor

Tencent Music Executive Is Accused of Defrauding Early Investor

Tencent Music, which competes with products from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and NetEase Inc, has been scooping up content. — Reuters

Clairol launches hands-free beauty assistant tool for home hair colouring

Need a helping hand with your at-home dye job? Google and Clairol have your back.

The tool offers hands-free, voice-activated help, beginning with advice on selecting the right shade of dye and taking users through the entire process of applying and reapplying the colour. — AFP Relaxnews

You can now place food delivery orders on TripAdvisor: US

TripAdvisor has integrated food delivery service DoorDash into its platform, which will allow travellers to place an order to their home-stay or hotel after a long day of sightseeing.

Chipotle is one of the many restaurant partners of a new service offered by TripAdvisor and DoorDash. — AFP Relaxnews

Upcoming Vine descendent opens Creator Programme ahead of launch

Byte, an upcoming short video looping app created by the founder of the late Vine video hosting service, opened a programme this week for future creators to register for the platform.

The company wants to ensure its future creators are happy with the product. — Byte

See Vermeer's complete works in augmented reality

Google Arts & Culture has announced a new feature that gathers all 36 of Vermeer's known works in a virtual exhibition space where they can be viewed in all their detail.

The online exhibition, called Pocket Gallery, marks the first time all of Vermeer's work are gathered in one place. — AFP Relaxnews

Pandora helps users discover new podcasts on the platform

After working on the Podcast Genome Project for the last year, Pandora is officially introducing podcasts and highly personalised podcast recommendations to the music streaming service.

Pandora announced that the platform now has hundreds of podcasts across a wide range of genres bringing users over 100,000 episodes to listen to. — AFP

Rebuilt Chromium-based Microsoft Edge will work on Mac

To deepen its commitment to open source projects in addition to making their own Edge compatible with more websites and platforms like macOS, Microsoft is rebuilding its browser based on the Chromium Project.

Belfiore announced that the Edge browser is going to be getting a massive, albeit gradual, overhaul. — AFP Relaxnews

Rumour has it that Google Pixel 3 Lite could hit the market soon

As leaked images have been popping up here and there on various blogs about the potential existence of a Google Pixel 3 Lite and Lite XL, Steve H.McFly (aka @OnLeaks) and 91mobiles, a team that's been accurately forecasting upcoming tech for years, recently claimed to have some official details and created a render to match.

More leaks point towards a more affordable derivative of the Pixel 3 (pictured here) and the Pixel 3 XL. — AFP Relaxnews

Amazon touted as big win for NY, but math is more complex

New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can’t-miss math. The city and state put up US$2.8bil (RM11.6bil) in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economic engine expected to generate US$27bil (RM112bil) in new tax money over a quarter-century.

New York officials say their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters is a big win for the city, but the math is a little more complicated than government projections indicate. — AP

Iconic Instagrammable 'I Amsterdam' sign removed due to overcrowding

The city of Amsterdam has removed one of their most popular attractions for selfie-snapping tourists, the "I Amsterdam" letters erected in the city's museum district, due to overcrowding.

The popular sign will instead pop up around the city to highlight lesser-known areas. — AFP Relaxnews