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September 20, 2021
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This Week in Apps: Apple’s iPhone event, App Annie hit with securities fraud, OpenSea goes mobile

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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry contin....

August 20, 2021
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Amazon rolls out India’s first celebrity voice on Alexa with Amitabh Bachchan

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Amazon has rolled out India’s first celebrity voice feature on Alexa with the nation’s biggest movie star Amitabh Bachchan as the company makes a push to lure more users in the....

August 14, 2021
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India’s VerSe Innovation raises over $450 million to expand Dailyhunt and Josh apps globally

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VerSe Innovation, the parent firm of popular news aggregator Dailyhunt and short video app Josh, said on Thursday it has raised over $450 million in a new financing round, just fiv....

August 14, 2021
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Link-in-bio monetization platform Snipfeed raises a $5.5M seed round

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The link-in-bio business is heating up as more mobile website builders compete for a coveted slice of real estate on a creator’s TikTok, Instagram or Twitter. Linktree leads the ....

August 10, 2021
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Match beta test targets dating app complaints like frustration with swiping, ghosting

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Match today is introducing new features that aim to address some of users’ complaints with modern-day dating apps — like how much time it takes to find a relevant match and how....

July 21, 2021
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YouTube acquires Indian social commerce startup Simsim

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YouTube has acquired social commerce startup Simsim, the Google-owned firm said on Tuesday. Neither of the firms disclosed the terms of the deal, but two people with knowledge of t....

June 16, 2021
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Mobile game spending hits record $1.7B per week in Q1 2021, up 40% from pre-pandemic levels

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The Covid-19 pandemic drove increased demand for mobile gaming, as consumers under lockdowns looked to online sources of entertainment, including games. But even as Covid-19 restri....

June 5, 2021
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TikTok just gave itself permission to collect biometric data on US users, including ‘faceprints and voiceprints’

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A change to TikTok’s U.S. privacy policy on Wednesday introduced a new section that says the social video app “may collect biometric identifiers and biometric information” fr....

June 2, 2021
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Twitter to begin pilot testing Fleet ads starting today

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Ads are coming to Twitter’s version of Stories, known as Fleets. The company announced today it will began pilot testing Fleet ads in the U.S., which will bring full-screen, vert....

May 29, 2021
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Struum launches its ‘ClassPass for streaming’ service to the public

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Struum, the new streaming service from former Disney and Discovery execs, is today officially launching to the public. Unlike traditional on-demand streamers, such as Netflix, the ....