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VANRATH Tech Roundup - 11 March 2022

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Catalyst Deal Tracker: Investment in NI tech firms topped £100m in 2021

Investment in Northern Ireland tech firms reached its highest level ever in 2021, hitting over £100m, with the number of deals and average deal size also topping all previous figures, according to new data published by Catalyst.

Clipchamp is Microsoft’s new video editing app for Windows 11

If you’ve been waiting for Microsoft to resurrect Windows Movie Maker, Clipchamp might be the next best thing. After acquiring Clipchamplast year, Microsoft is now bundling the app into Windows 11. It’s a browser-based app that supports trimming, splitting, transitions, and even has a screen recorder feature.

Stripe gets friendly with crypto, again

Payments giant Stripe already powers a pretty major swath of the web’s financial infrastructure, now it’s launching crypto payments support to give customers an easier path to onboard web3 users and interact with cryptocurrencies.

iOS 15.4 is set to release next week

Apple’s rolling out its highly anticipated iOS 15.4 update next week. The update, which has been in beta since January, comes packed with an array of exciting new features offering improvements to the overall user experience.

Twitter tests alt text changes to make platform more accessible

One of the features is a public Alt badge that users can click on to reveal an image description on the platform. The other feature will expose some of the image description below the image, indicating to users that an image description is available. Twitter said it is also working on a feature that will remind users uploading images to add image descriptions.