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A new app called Banish blocks those annoying ‘open in app’ banners

A new app for iPhone users can help you browse the web without being constantly bothered by pop-up panels that beg you to use the company’s app...

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Mobile users now spend 4-5 hours per day in apps, report says

Although the mobile app boom driven by pandemic lockdowns has long since passed, consumers’ mobile usage is still growing. According to new...

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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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Meta is shutting down Tuned, its social app for couples

Tuned, a couple-focused social app developed by Meta's New Product Experimentation (NPE) team, is shutting down a little over two years in...

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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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PayTalk promises to handle all sorts of payments with voice, but the app has a long way to go

PayTalk, a new app accepted into the first Black Founders Build with Alexa Program, aims to allow users to conduct all sorts of transactions with...

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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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Snowplow secures fresh cash to capture and create behavioral data

Snowplow, a platform for creating, managing, and capturing customer behavioral data, has raised $40 million in a Series B round led by NEA.

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Courier lands $35M to build a service for app notifications

Courier, which is building a service to power multi-channel app notifications, has raised $35 million in a venture funding round.

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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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Onymos raises $12M to provide plug-in features for apps

Onymos, a startup that offers plug-in features like biometrics and login for apps, has raised $12 million in a venture funding round.

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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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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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This Week in Apps: Mobile gaming’s market share hit, web3 app growth, Niantic’s new AR tools

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

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Friendly Apps raises $3 million, pre-product, for apps that improve people’s well-being

Longtime engineer and product designer Michael Sayman has been building apps since he was a kid, landing him roles at Facebook, Google, Roblox, and...

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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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Bumble is planning to expand further into social networking with a new communities feature

Dating platform Bumble is looking to enhance its non-dating social features with a further investment into its Bumble BFF feature, first launched in...

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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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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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Pinterest quietly launches a live-streaming app for video creators

Pinterest on Monday launched a new app aimed at making it easier for creators to live stream to its platform. The new Pinterest TV Studio app for iOS...

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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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Google teams up with the NBA to host a ‘virtual’ Pixel Arena inside the NBA App

Google and NBA have launched the Pixel Arena, a virtual space tied to the 2022 NBA Playoffs, inside the NBA mobile app. The Google and NBA Pixel Area...

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Netflix to launch an ‘Exploding Kittens’ mobile game tied to an new animated TV series

As part of its continued investment into expanding its mobile gaming business, Netflix today announced it will, for the first time, launch a mobile...

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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 Fi drops prices for its unlimited plans and adds more data

Google Fi, Google’s cell network provider, has dropped the pricing for its mobile plans by $5 to $10 per month, depending on the...

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