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Anonymous social apps shift their attention to Instagram in the wake of Snapchat’s ban

Anonymous social apps targeting teens haven’t gone away in the wake of Snapchat’s new policy, which earlier this year banned these types...

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Google is notifying Android users targeted by Hermit government-grade spyware

Hermit spyware works on all Android versions, and also targets an unknown number of iPhone users.

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Google News launches a new desktop design with topic customization

Google News is refreshing its desktop site with a new design that allows you to track global and local news on one screen. The redesign puts Your...

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Google releases Android 13 beta 3, reaches platform stability

Google has released Android 13 beta 3, and while there aren’t any major changes in this version, that’s probably the point of it as the...

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

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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New report examines the number of downloads it takes to hit the top of the App Store

A new analysis indicates it’s gotten harder to get an app to the top of the App Store, in terms of downloads, over the past several years....

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South Korean content providers raise service fees in the wake of Google’s in-app payment policy

South Korean app developers and content providers are upping their paid subscription and service fees on Google’s Play marketplace due to the heavy...

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Google TV’s new app launches on the iOS App Store with the ability to use a mobile device as a remote

Google TV has had a busy couple of months, with a variety of changes, launches, and updates. Today, the company announced that the Google TV app is...

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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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Google TV app to add casting as Android TV ecosystem grows to 110M monthly active devices

Following last year’s makeover of the Google TV app, which added features like movie and TV recommendations, critics’ scores and more,...

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Google Play targets emerging markets with prepaid app subscriptions and more

At the Google I/O developer conference today, the company introduced several changes designed to make it easier for Android app developers to...

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Google Play adopts App Store-like features including in-app events and custom product pages

At Google’s I/O developer conference, the company rolled out a series of updates for Android app developers who publish to Google Play. Among...

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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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Match Group Google Play Store complaint triggers Dutch antitrust probe

A competition complaint against Google’s Android Play Store by Match Group, the company which owns Tinder and a number of other dating apps,...

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These Android features will help protect your digital privacy

Android has come a long way in security and privacy. Here's how to help preserve your digital privacy while using your Android phone and tablet.

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This Week in Apps: Elon buys Twitter, Snap Summit recap and an App Store cleanup

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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Rogan backlash didn’t hurt Spotify’s Q1, as paying subscribers grew 15% despite Russia exit

We already suspected that the controversy surrounding the Joe Rogan podcast on Spotify was doing little to actually prompt users to leave the...

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Google Play launches its own privacy ‘nutrition labels,’ following similar effort by Apple

Google Play is today officially launching its own version of privacy-related “nutrition labels” for apps. The company says it will begin...

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TikTok was the top app by worldwide downloads in Q1 2022

TikTok is one of the world’s fastest-growing social media platforms. Sensor Tower recently released its “Q1 2022: Store Intelligence Data...

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Skich’s new app brings social discovery to mobile game recommendations

A new startup called Skich wants to help mobile users find games to play that better match their interests. To do so, it’s created a game...

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This Week in Apps: Elon bids for Twitter, WhatsApp adds Communities, Spotify goes ‘Live’

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

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Google Play will hide and block downloads for outdated apps starting later this year

Google is preparing to clear its Play Store of outdated apps. The company warned Android app developers that starting on November 1, 2022, it will...

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This Week in Apps: TikTok partners with Giphy, new rules for reader apps, Roblox sides with Apple

TikTok partners with Giphy, new rules for reader apps, Roblox sides with Apple

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Kooply taps into $18M from Microsoft and more for a mobile games dev platform still in stealth

Mobile dominates the world of gaming, with smartphone and tablet games generating $93.2 billion in revenues in 2021, more than console ($50.4...

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This Week in Apps: Google’s alternative billing, Instagram’s chronological feeds, digital driver’s licenses

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

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App ecosystem growth continued in Q1 with 37B downloads, new high of $33B in consumer spending

The global app market hasn’t yet peaked, according to the latest analysis of the iOS and Android app ecosystem out this week. Global app...

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Google Play to pilot third-party billing option, starting with Spotify

Amid increasing global regulations over app stores and their commission structures, Google today announced the launch of a pilot program designed to...

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