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YouTube unveils AR Beauty Try-On, which lets viewers virtually try on makeup while watching beauty tutorials, currently in testing, coming in summer (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:YouTube unveils AR Beauty Try-On, which lets viewers virtually try on makeup while watching beauty tutorials, currently in testing, coming in summer  —  Makeup tutorials and reviews are some of the most popular content on YouTube, as they help people learn about new products as well as how to apply them.

Chair of the House Financial Services Committee says Facebook should halt development of Libra until Congress investigates, calls on Facebook execs to testify (Makena Kelly/The Verge)

Makena Kelly / The Verge:Chair of the House Financial Services Committee says Facebook should halt development of Libra until Congress investigates, calls on Facebook execs to testify  —  “Facebook is continuing its unchecked expansion and extending its reach into the lives of its users," Rep. Maxine Water said

Optimizely, which offers tools for A/B testing and personalization on the web and in mobile apps, raises $50M Series D led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:Optimizely, which offers tools for A/B testing and personalization on the web and in mobile apps, raises $50M Series D led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital  —  Optimizely, a platform that offers tools for A/B testing and personalization on the web and in mobile apps, today announced that it has raised a total of $105 million.

The current state of diversity and inclusion in the US tech industry and why new startups and VCs with inclusive-minded CEOs are critical to implementing change (Megan Rose Dickey/TechCrunch)

Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:The current state of diversity and inclusion in the US tech industry and why new startups and VCs with inclusive-minded CEOs are critical to implementing change  —  Where the industry needs to go from here  —  Silicon Valley is entering a new phase in its quest for diversity and inclusion in the technology industry.

Nvidia says it will collaborate with Arm to bring CUDA acceleration to Arm CPUs and will share its AI and high-performance computing software with Arm by 2020 (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:Nvidia says it will collaborate with Arm to bring CUDA acceleration to Arm CPUs and will share its AI and high-performance computing software with Arm by 2020  —  At the International Supercomputing Conference . in Frankfurt, Germany this week, Santa Clara-based chipmaker Nvidia announced …

PayFit, a France-based payroll and HR SaaS startup for small and medium-sized businesses, raises $79M from Eurazeo and Bpifrance (Romain Dillet/TechCrunch)

Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:PayFit, a France-based payroll and HR SaaS startup for small and medium-sized businesses, raises $79M from Eurazeo and Bpifrance  —  French startup PayFit is raising a new $79 million funding round (€70 million) from Eurazeo and Bpifrance.  The company first started with a payroll service for small and medium companies in France.
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