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Pixelmator Pro ML Super Resolution

Pixelmator Pro adds image upscaling that maintains clarity for enlarged pixelated images

The popular image editing app for macOS, Pixelmator Pro, added a featured called ML Super Resolution. The feature uses machine learning and a convolutional neural network to increase the size and resolution of raster images.

Speedtest VPN

Ookla adds free VPN to Speedtest app for iOS

A new version of the Speedtest app for iPhone and iPad includes a preview version of its free VPN service.

Twitter

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announces Bluesky, an initiative to create a decentralized social media standard

Jack Dorsey made a surprise announcement that Twitter is funding a small team of software architects, engineers, and designers to create an open-source standard for social media.

Rising cost of gTLDs

Domain prices are unregulated and rising at an alarming rate

The days of enjoying reasonably priced domain names may be coming to an end. Generic top-level domain (gTLD) owners have been significantly raising their annual fees as their extensions gain in popularity.

Jigsaw

Alphabet is quietly fighting attacks on free speech through its Jigsaw incubator

Jigsaw has six projects it's currently working on to help activists and journalists protect their freedom of speech. They include technology to prevent hacking and to detect disinformation campaigns.

Leo

Feedly launches Pro+ account with new AI-powered features

Feedly debuted a major upgrade to its content discovery and reading app. The new Pro+ account uses its Leo AI technology to surface content based on interest and usage, and includes deduplication and mute filters.

Solid

‘Solid’ Decentralized social apps, where users control their data and privacy, could replace Facebook

Tim Berners-Lee’s vision for personal data ownership and privacy on the web gains traction as more companies are committing resources to make Solid-based apps.

Does ads.txt work?

Report says ads.txt usage is up but impact on invalid traffic is minimal

The Pixelate Q3 2019 Advertising Trends Report found that more publishers are including ads.txt on their sites, but it may not be having any effect on reducing invalid traffic.

Descript

Podcast creation app, Descript, adds filler word detection and removal to audio editor

Leveraging its Lyrebird AI technology, Descript has added the ability to find ‘ums’ and ‘uhs’ in podcast transcriptions, and then seamlessly remove them from audio recordings.

Carbonite

Carbonite online backup service gets acquired by OpenText

The cloud-based backup service for consumers and businesses, Carbonite, was bought by OpenText, an enterprise information management company for $1.42 billion.