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Twitter rolls out the ability for creators to host Super Follows-only Spaces

Twitter has announced that it’s rolling out Super Follows-only Spaces. Creators who offer Super Follows subscriptions can now host Spaces...

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TikTok’s new ad product gives creators a chance to partner with marketers on branded content

TikTok announced today that it’s launching a new ad product called “Branded Mission” that will allow creators to connect with...

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YouTube Music for Wear OS now lets users stream content over Wi-Fi and LTE

Google announced today that the YouTube Music app on Wear OS is rolling out the ability for users to stream music over LTE or WiFi. The new feature...

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Apple Music’s new concert series will livestream select performances, starting with Harry Styles

Apple is launching a new concert live-streaming series called “Apple Music Live” that will showcase performances from “the biggest...

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Snapchat’s stricter policies for anonymous apps and friend finders aren’t yet fully enforced

A small handful of Snap Kit platform developers have not yet complied with the new guidelines around anonymous messaging and friend-finding apps...

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Linktree is rolling out new features to allow creators to showcase their NFTs

Link-in-bio platform Linktree is the latest company that is looking to integrate NFTs into its service, as the company has revealed a set of new...

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Hinge’s latest feature aims to help users spark conversations about self-care

Dating app Hinge is introducing a new “Self-Care Prompts” feature that is designed to inspire initial conversations between matches about...

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iOS 15.5 brings new Apple Cash update that lets you send and request money directly in Wallet

Apple users can now request and send money from their Apple Cash card directly through the Wallet app with the launch of iOS 15.5. The company notes...

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Fall Guys is going free-to-play, coming to Switch and Xbox on June 21

Battle royale platformer Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is going free-to-play and is coming to Xbox, Nintendo Switch and the Epic Games Store on June...

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Sony confirms its new PlayStation Plus tiers will launch on June 13, reveals list of games

Sony announced today that its revamped PlayStation Plus gaming subscription tires will launch in the United States on June 13th. The new PlayStation...

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Spotify is testing a new profile feature that lets select artists promote their NFTs

Spotify is testing a new feature that allows select artists to promote their NFTs on their profiles, the company confirmed.

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Akuity raises $20M to simplify Kubernetes container management

Akuity, a startup developing tooling for Kubernetes installations, has raise $20 million in a venture funding round.

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Everything Uber announced at its global product event

Uber revealed a host of new platforms and features during its global product event, Go Get 2022, on Monday. The new products span across Uber’s...

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This Week in Apps: Google I/O wraps, a new ARCore API, Twitter deal drama

This Week in Apps is the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy.

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Twitter is testing a new ‘Liked by Author’ label for tweets

Twitter is testing a new ‘Liked by Author’ label that appears when the creator of a tweet likes your reply. A reporter on the TechCrunch...

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Amazon’s ‘Alexa Together’ elder care subscription service for families now supports up to 10 caregivers

Amazon is introducing two new features for its “Alexa Together” elder care subscription service. The subscription expands on Amazon’s...

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Facebook Pay will be renamed Meta Pay soon

Facebook Pay will soon be renamed Meta Pay, according to a blog post written by Meta’s head of fintech, Stephane Kasriel. With the rebrand, the...

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Google’s Flutter 3 adds support for macOS and Linux desktop apps

At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced the launch of Flutter 3, the latest version of its open-source, multiplatform UI development...

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Google updates its Firebase Backend-as-a-Service to make app development faster

At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced a number of updates to Firebase, Google’s popular Backend-as-a-Service platform. The...

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Android 13 Beta 2 is rolling out today with new user controls, privacy features and more

At Google’s I/O developer conference, the company announced that it’s releasing the second public beta of Android 13 today. The beta comes...

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Twitter launches a new web game to make its privacy policy easier to understand

Twitter announced today that it has rolled out a new web video game to make it easier for users to understand its privacy policy. The goal of the...

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YouTube is testing a memberships gifting feature with select creators

YouTube is testing a new membership gifting feature with a small group of creators, the company announced this week. The company has launched a beta...

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Twitter’s new policy highlights its efforts to combat spam and duplicative tweets

Twitter announced today that it’s rolling out a new “Copypasta and Duplicate Content” policy to clarify how the platform works to...

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Bitcoin’s bid to become the “one chain to rule them all”

VCs are pouring millions of dollars into startups expanding the Bitcoin ecosystem through dApps

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TikTok rolls out new ‘Friends’ tab to more users, replacing the current ‘Discover’ tab

TikTok is rolling out a new “Friends” tab that replaces the “Discover” tab in the bottom menu of the app. The company says...

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Facebook to shutter its Nearby Friends service, having lost the friend-finding market

In simpler times, a Facebook feature called Nearby Friends was thought to be a handy way to find out if any of your friends were close by so you...

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Cloudflare heads effort to make JavaScript environments interoperable

Cloudflare announced that it's collaborating with Deno and Node.js contributors to make JavaScript web app environments work seamlessly together.

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This Week in Apps: Fortnite’s back on iOS, TikTok’s new ad product, apps hit NewFronts

This Week in Apps is the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy.

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