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March 15, 2021
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Pakistan bans TikTok again over ‘immoral and objectionable’ videos

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Pakistan has banned TikTok again in the country after reviewing a complaint that said the popular video app hosted immoral and objectionable content. A high court in the city of Pe....

March 6, 2021
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WhatsApp adds voice and video calling to desktop app

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WhatsApp is rolling out support for voice and video calling to its desktop app, the Facebook-owned messaging service said Thursday, providing relief to countless people sitting in ....

February 28, 2021
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Daily Crunch: Facebook launches rap app

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Facebook unveils another experimental app, Atlassian acquires a data visualization startup and Newsela becomes a unicorn. This is your Daily Crunch for February 26, 2021. The big s....

February 23, 2021
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Twitter explored buying India’s ShareChat and turning Moj into a global TikTok rival

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Twitter recently held talks to acquire Indian social media startup ShareChat as the company explored ways to expand its presence in the world’s second largest internet market and....

December 23, 2020
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Google leads $145M investment in India’s Glance; backs DailyHunt in $100M round

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Indian startup Glance, which serves news, media content, and games on the lock screen of over 100 million smartphones, has a new investor: Google. The two-year-old Glance, which is....

December 17, 2020
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Reddit acquires Dubsmash

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Reddit announced that it has acquired short video platform Dubsmash. The deal’s terms were undisclosed. Dubsmash will retain its own platform and brand, and Reddit will integra....

November 30, 2020
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This Week in Apps: Snapchat clones TikTok, India bans 43 Chinese apps, more data on App Store commission changes

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

November 18, 2020
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Undock raises $1.6M to help solve your group scheduling nightmares

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Over the past decade, many startups have tried (and many have failed) to rethink the way we schedule our meetings and calls. But we seem to be in a calendrical renaissance, with in....

November 14, 2020
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Snap acquired Voca.ai, which makes AI-based voice agents for call centers

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Snapchat is the quintessential consumer app: With an array of fun filters, it encourages people to send fun, disappearing messages to friends and has a large base of younger users.....

November 14, 2020
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India’s broadcasting ministry to regulate streaming services and online content

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India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, which oversees programs beamed on television and theatres in the country, will now also regulate policies for streaming platform....