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This Week in Apps: Twitter’s edit button, BeReal clones, Trump’s Truth Social gets blocked

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Justice Department in early stages of filing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple, says report

The DoJ has been examining whether or not Apple abused its market power to dominate smaller tech companies, including both hardware and software...

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US Southeast surges ahead as other regions see VC funding decline

There are bright spots in U.S. VC investing, one of which being the Southeast region, which is on track for its best year yet.

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Netflix’s iOS app now has a sign up button that takes you to its website

Netflix’s app on iOS now has a signup button that will redirect you to its site so you can subscribe to one of its plans with the company...

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Bored Apes founders on their plans for ‘Otherside’ metaverse

After seemingly pulling off the strangest unicorn success story in tech, the founders of NFT project Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) have an awful lot to...

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Meta, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Unity and others form Metaverse Standards Forum

As more tech companies develop virtual and augmented reality products, some oversight groups are trying to keep the industry on the same page. The...

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This Week in Apps: WWDC preview, hitting the Top Charts, Instagram’s AMBER Alerts

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Epic Games points to Mac’s openness and security in its latest filing in App Store antitrust case

In a new court filing, Epic Games challenges Apple’s position that third-party app stores would compromise the iPhone’s security. And it...

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Epic Games’ Bandcamp temporarily wins right to use its own payments system on Google Play

Epic Games isn’t just fighting the app stores over the right to process its own in-app payments in its popular game Fortnite, it’s also...

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Match Group and Google reach an interim compromise over app payments

Match Group, the parent company of dating apps Tinder, Hinge and OkCupid, is getting along better with Google, just by a little bit. On Friday, Match...

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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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Fanhouse was built by creators, for creators (and they mean it)

Rosie Nguyen (@jasminericegirl) talks about how her experiences as a creator have shaped the way she's building Fanhouse, a new creator...

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Match Group sues Google over ‘monopoly power’ in Android app payments

The parent company of dating apps Tinder, Match and OkCupid is suing Google, alleging that the company exerts too much control over payments through...

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Fortnite is back on iOS through Xbox Cloud Gaming

You still won't be able to play Fortnite through the App Store, but Microsoft's browser workaround isn't a bad option.

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iPhone users complain Apple Music is installing itself to the dock, booting out their other apps

An Apple Music bug is perplexing some iPhone owners. According to various reports, the Apple Music iOS app is installing itself directly to the...

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We need app store competition, not Apple’s 1960s-style paternalistic monopoly

Big tech companies want to scare people with dire warnings that proposed federal bills would put their security in jeopardy.

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Fortnite to feature Coachella-themed music and fashion items to celebrate the festival

Epic Games has announced the launch of Coachella-themed fashion item drops in Fortnite, which will be timed to correspond with the real-world music...

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Why should you care about Unreal Engine 5?

Epic recently released the first public version of its Unreal Engine 5, a sprawling multi-tool development environment for games and other 3D...

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Epic raises $2B at a nearly $32B valuation to build its kid-friendly metaverse

Fortnite-maker Epic Games announced today that it has raised $2 billion in funding from Sony and Kirkbi, the parent company of the Lego Group, with...

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Fortnite-developer Epic Games and Lego partner to build a metaverse aimed at kids

Fortnite-developer Epic Games announced today that it’s partnering with Lego to build a metaverse aimed at kids. The companies say they are...

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Daily Crunch: Wearable health tracker Oura has sold more than a million rings

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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Netflix, PayPal, Adobe and others join tech companies suspending business in Russia

Numerous tech companies are joining the growing list of tech brands that are suspending their operations in Russia amid its invasion of Ukraine. The...

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This Week in Apps: Apps blocking Russia, Walmart adds virtual try-on, Netflix’s trivia game

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TechCrunch+ roundup: 3 views on Epic-Bandcamp deal, SPAC letdown, CIO sales strategy

You are more likely to close a sale if you have actionable insights into your prospective customer’s needs. But for enterprise software startups,...

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3 views on the Epic-Bandcamp deal

When we compiled our bingo board of potential mergers and acquisitions for 2022, we can’t say we anticipated that Fortnite-maker and Apple...

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ByteDance-owned VR startup Pico strengthens ties with Qualcomm

Pico, the Chinese virtual reality startup bought by TikTok parent ByteDance back in August, has struck a major partnership with Qualcomm to push...

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Epic Games just bought an entire Bandcamp, and it’s not even Friday

Happy Bandcamp Wednesday. Fortnite-maker Epic Games is treating itself to an entire Bandcamp. The music download site announced the acquisition in a...

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Microsoft says it will open up the Xbox store in light of the Activision Blizzard deal

Microsoft is working to warm lawmakers up to its plans to bring a collection of the world’s most popular video games under its wing. The...

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