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1. Houseparty application offers a $ 1 million reward to anyone who proves that it was hacked
The currently popular Houseparty application has announced a $ 1 million reward for the first person to find any evidence that rumors of a hacked linking of the application to other accounts are a part of a paid social media campaign. Houseparty has quickly become a favorite quarantine chat app among users with an average of more than 2 million people downloading the app weekly during March, compared to just 130,000 downloads during the same period last month.
2. Facebook launches the Global Community Help for COVID-19
The new Community Help COVID-19 will allow people to seek or offer assistance to those affected by the coronavirus outbreak, as well as to be able to donate aid to charities. This is the first time Facebook has launched Community Help globally. Also, this is the first time it has been used for a health pandemic.
3. Apple bought Dark Sky
The popular weather application was purchased by Apple. The company says that there will be no “change” for users on iOS at the moment, but for Dark Sky users on Android the forecast is not that good. The company says it will shut down the service on Android in just a few months.https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/31/apple-acquires-dark-sky-android-version-shutting-down-in-july/
4. Challenges that TikTok will have to overcome in order to stay on top in 2020
From privacy to security and regulation, TikTok has to face a number of key challenges in 2020 if it wishes to maintain its stellar growth and secure its place as a global media power.
5. Google enables us to have a Zoo in our homes
Another feature that will make quarantine hours more interesting comes from Google. The search of any animal on this service will give you the option to see it live and to use the VR technique to place that animal in a real space, that is, in your home.