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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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Consumers swap period tracking apps in search of increased privacy following Roe v. Wade ruling

Consumers are ditching their current period tracking apps in favor of what they perceive to be safer options in the wake of the Supreme Court’s...

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This Week in Apps: Twitter Notes, Instagram age verification, Spotify’s Live Events

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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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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Reddit upgrades its live audio product Reddit Talk with a soundboard, new discovery features

Reddit Talk, the social site’s Clubhouse-like social audio product, is rolling out a handful of updates aimed at allowing hosts to better...

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Influencers peddling medical, financial advice now need certification, China says

China has taken another step to regulate how online influencers impart information to their followers. The government has put a great deal of effort...

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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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Amid growing concerns around app addiction, TikTok rolls out more screen tools

TikTok users regularly complain of hours lost on the platform, thanks to the video app’s unmatched ability to distract, entertain and engage...

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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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Snapchat’s parental control features spotted in development

Snapchat is preparing to introduce a new parental control feature dubbed “Family Center,” which will allow parents to see who their teen...

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WhatsApp ramps up revenue with global launch of Cloud API and soon, a paid tier for its Business App

WhatsApp is continuing its push into the business market with today’s news it’s launching the WhatsApp Cloud API to all businesses...

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TikTok is gearing up for games, including interactive minigames for TikTok LIVE

TikTok is already one of the world’s fastest-growing social media platforms, where it’s even overtaken YouTube on watch time in select...

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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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Snap snaps up database developer KeyDB to make its infrastructure more snappy

As Snapchat’s app continues to grow, the company is turning to the open source community to help further improve its technology infrastructure....

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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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Match names Zynga President Bernard Kim as CEO, replacing Shar Dubey

Dating app giant Match is getting a new CEO. Just over two years after assuming the top exec position, Match CEO and 16-year employee Shar Dubey is...

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Instagram is testing a full-screen home feed

You know how when you log onto TikTok, the first thing you see (besides maybe an ad) is a full-screen, vertical video? Instagram is testing a feature...

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An early TikTok exec just launched a dating app, Spark

Unlike many popular dating apps, Spark doesn't ask you to swipe left or right. Instead, you can see people around you all at once in a grid.

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Snap further invests in AR Shopping with dedicated in-app feature, new tools for retailers

At Snap’s Partner Summit on Thursday, the Snapchat maker announced a number of new initiatives focused on using its AR technology to aid with...

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Snapchat’s new ‘Director Mode’ will help anyone become a video creator

In its ongoing battle with TikTok, Snap announced today it’s launching a new feature called Director Mode, aimed at providing easier access to...

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Google tells shareholders that YouTube Shorts is doing great, don’t worry about TikTok!

Alphabet, the parent company to Google, announced its first quarter earnings this evening.

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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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Daily Crunch: Twitter to allow developers to build third-party apps

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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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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Snapchat? Trying to profit off of its TikTok clone? Say it ain’t so.

At Snap's quarterly earnings call yesterday, CEO Evan Spiegel revealed that Snapchat is testing ads on Spotlight.

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Snapchat is growing faster than Facebook and Twitter

Snap released its first quarter financial results for 2022 today, affirming that it’s growing faster than its fellow U.S.-based competitors...

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