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July 13, 2020
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This Week in Apps: US ponders TikTok ban, apps see a record Q2, iOS 14 public beta arrives

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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry i....

July 12, 2020
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Daily Crunch: Facebook faces blistering civil rights audit

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Auditors were not impressed by Facebook’s civil rights work, Tinder tests video chat and a new nasal spray could reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Here’s your ....

July 11, 2020
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How Thor Fridriksson’s ‘Trivia Royale’ earned 2.5M downloads in 3 weeks

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In its first few weeks of release, the latest game from QuizUp founder Thor Fridriksson took the top spot in the Games Section of Apple’s App Store and was the top app (for a....

July 11, 2020
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Ban or no ban, Facebook wins in U.S. threats against TikTok

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On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including the Chinese-owned company TikTok, compar....

July 9, 2020
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Facebook expands Instagram Reels to India

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As scores of startups look to cash in on the content void that ban on TikTok and other Chinese apps has created in India, a big challenger is ready to try its own hand. Instagram ....

July 6, 2020
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Facebook makes education push in India

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Facebook, which reaches more users than any other international firm in India, has identified a new area of opportunity to further spread its tentacles in the world’s second....

July 5, 2020
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Are virtual concerts here to stay?

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The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the music industry to experiment seriously with virtual concerts. Historically, musicians and their managers have been careful about challenging the tr....

July 2, 2020
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What 👁👄👁.fm means for Silicon Valley

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Ravi Mehta Contributor Share on Twitter Ravi is a consumer tech leader who was most recently Chief Product Officer at Tinder. Previously, he was a product leader....

July 1, 2020
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TikTok goes down in India, its biggest overseas market

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A growing number of internet service providers in India have started to block their subscribers from accessing TikTok a day after New Delhi banned the popular short-video app and ....

June 30, 2020
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Mobile developer Tru Luv enlists investors to help build a more inclusive alternative to gaming

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Developer and programmer Brie Code has worked at the peak of the video game industry – she was responsible for many of the AI systems that powered non-player character (NPC) ....