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Self-Host Your Static Assets Harry Roberts outlines the disadvantages of hosting your static assets “off-site”, and shows the overwhelming benefits of hosting them on your own origin. Read it W3C and WHATWG to work together to advance the open Web platform The announcement of the W3C on collaborating with the WHATWG working group and how…

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Live from WWDC 2019

Greetings from sunny San Jose. Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference officially kicks off this morning at the McEnery Convention Center with a big keynote. While the rest of the week is focused on developers, today’s show is all about what’s the come from the company, and after relatively low key events from Google and…

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Daily Crunch: Twitter acquires Fabula AI

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Twitter bags deep learning talent behind London startup, Fabula AI Fabula AI has been developing technology to identify online disinformation by…

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Facebook introduces Avatars, its Bitmoji competitor

Ditch those generic emoji. Facebook’s new Avatars feature lets you customize a virtual lookalike of yourself for use as stickers in chat and comments. Once you personalize your Avatar’s face, hair, and clothes, they’ll star in a range of frequently updated stickers conveying common emotions and phrases. From Likes to Reactions to Avatars, you could…

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