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Cozy houseplants and self-care: how one startup is reimagining mobile gameplay as a healing activity

Mobile well-being apps were on track to top a billion downloads last year, while leading meditation app Calm alone pulled in $118.2 million in...

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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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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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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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This Week in Apps: Snapchat policy checkup, more Twitter deal drama, TikTok games

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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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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Hinge’s latest feature aims to help users spark conversations about self-care

Dating app Hinge is introducing a new “Self-Care Prompts” feature that is designed to inspire initial conversations between matches about...

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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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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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After proving need for no-code apps, Glide rewarded with $20M Series A

When Glide came out of Y Combinator in 2019, it was looking to help people with absolutely no coding ability to build a simple, but functional 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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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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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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Match Group launches its latest dating app, Stir, aimed at single parents

Dating app giant Match Group, already home to Tinder, Match, OkCupid, Hinge and others, is today launching the latest addition to its dating services...

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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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This Week in Apps: Microsoft’s app store principles, TikTok’s new safety policies, Apple reveals ‘Tap to Pay’

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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MTN Uganda introduces overdraft facility as it steps up competition in digital lending space

Africa’s mobile-money sector remains the most active of any region in the world, according to GSM Association (GSMA), an umbrella body representing...

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Meta’s Oculus VR companion app gained ~2M downloads since Christmas

Consumers worldwide have downloaded Meta’s Oculus app, the mobile companion for Oculus VR devices including the Quest 2, roughly 2 million...

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TikTok tests its own version of the retweet with a new ‘Repost’ button

TikTok is testing its own version of Twitter’s retweet with the addition of a new “Repost” button that allows users to amplify...

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Apple’s App Store Connect will be open on Christmas: Can developers take advantage?

"It's not just pushing a button while enjoying a hot chocolate, so for anyone who wants to launch an app in the middle of the holiday...

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This Week in Apps: Apple’s App Privacy Report arrives, Google details Android 12 Go edition, Instagram tops 2B users

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: 2021 review, App Store changes paused, Instagram goes to Congress

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: Twitter launches livestream shopping, Netflix snags new games, Tile gets acquired

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: Court orders Apple to implement App Store changes, 2022 forecast, TikTok tries gaming

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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Welcome debuts a smarter city guide app on iOS, backed by $3.5M led by Accel

When you’re exploring a city — whether one you’re visiting on your travels or your own — there are a number of tools that can...

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