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Top anonymous social app NGL forced to stop tricking its users

A popular anonymous social app that was misleading its users with fake messages has been forced to change. The top-ranked app NGL, which became the...

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Locket, the popular app that lets you post photos to your loved ones’ homescreens, raises $12.5M

Locket, a popular app for sharing photos straight to your family and friends’ homescreens, has raised $12.5 million in funding. The app rose to the...

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This Week in Apps: Instagram backlash, TikTok gaming, Snapchat+ makes millions

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

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This Week in Apps: Elon wants out, TikTok’s content ratings, a new milestone for subscription revenue

This Week in Apps offers a way to keep up with the latest from the world of apps, including news, updates, startup fundings, mergers and acquisitions...

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Not gonna lie, this NGL lawsuit is kinda juicy

The anonymous Q&A app NGL climbed to the top of the App Store by tricking its users with questions it claims are sent in by their friends and by...

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U.S. App Store revenue from non-game apps just topped games for the first time

A major shift in the U.S. app economy has just taken place. In the second quarter of this year, U.S. consumer spending in non-game mobile apps...

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Anonymous social NGL tops 15M installs, $2.4M in revenue as users complain about being scammed

A popular anonymous social app called NGL has now topped 15 million global installs, according to new data from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower,...

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This Week in Apps: Google battles KakaoTalk, Twitter deal in jeopardy, FTC asked to investigate TikTok

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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This Week in Apps: Apple’s Sherlocks, Instagram’s ‘nudges’ and a TikTok-Oracle deal

This Week in Apps: Apple's Sherlocks, Instagram's 'nudges,' and a TikTok-Oracle deal

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The next big social platform is…the smartphone’s homescreen

BeReal, LiveIn, Locket… what do these new consumer social apps have in common besides a highly-ranked position on the App Store’s Top Charts?...

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Sleep Reset, a new app from Simple Habit’s founder, aims to help you sleep better

Meditation app Simple Habit’s founder, Yunha Kim, is launching a new app today called Sleep Reset to help you improve your sleep. The app aims...

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This Week in Apps, Apple WWDC review: Blurred lines, new APIs and a brand-new Lock Screen

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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Poparazzi hits 5M+ downloads a year after launch, confirms its $15M Series A

Poparazzi, the anti-Instagram social app that hit the top of the App Store last year, is today, for the first time, detailing the growth stats for...

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Apple’s latest research suggests the iOS app economy supports 2.2 million U.S. jobs

As app store legislation targeting tech giants Apple and Google moves forward in Congress, Apple today is out with two more new reports meant to...

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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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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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BeReal: Hype or Hit? What to know about the Gen Z photo-sharing app climbing the charts

An app called BeReal, founded by former GoPro employee Alexis Barreyat along with Kévin Perreau, launched in December 2019 with its idea of asking...

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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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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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Instagram launches chronological and ‘favorites’ feeds for all users, but they can’t be the default

Instagram today is making a chronological feed available to all users, as earlier promised, alongside another new feed filtering option that will...

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This Week in Apps: Instagram’s parental controls, Tile’s anti-stalking update, iOS 15.4 arrives

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

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This Week in Apps: War and the app economy, Google’s Messages update, Telegram ‘TV’

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

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Substack introduces a new iOS app for reading, Android launch coming soon

Online subscription newsletter platform Substack announced today that it’s launching an iOS app for reading. In a blog post about the...

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Meta’s NPE Team launches a new app, Task, for group organization and to-dos

Meta’s internal R&D group known as NPE Team just launched a new social app, Move, designed for both personal and group to-do lists. The app...

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Amazon launches a ‘live radio’ app, Amp, which lets you play DJ with the Amazon Music catalog

Amazon’s Clubhouse competitor has arrived. The retail giant on Tuesday launched a new mobile app called Amp, which allows people to create live...

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Instagram’s Boomerang and Hyperlapse apps disappear from app stores

A week after Instagram confirmed its plan to shut down its standalone IGTV app in order to better focus on initiatives, like Reels, the company has...

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This Week in Apps: iPhone payments, App Store upgrades, Snapchat’s AR shopping

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