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Solana launches web3-focused smartphone Saga to improve crypto-mobile relationship

The co-founder and CEO of Solana, Anatoly Yakovenko, had a Steve Jobs moment when he stood in front of an auditorium in New York City and announced...

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Spotify is developing ‘Community,’ a new place to see your friends’ activity in the mobile app

Spotify is developing a new feature called Community that would allow mobile users to see what sort of music their friends are streaming in real-time...

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UK’s antitrust watchdog finally eyes action on Apple, Google mobile duopoly

The UK’s competition watchdog has published its final report on a comprehensive, year-long mobile ecosystem market study — cementing its...

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MIT researchers uncover ‘unpatchable’ flaw in Apple M1 chips

Apple’s M1 chips have an “unpatchable” hardware vulnerability that could allow attackers to break through its last line of security...

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Google Lens comes to Chrome for searching using images from webpages

Google has been working to better integrate its visual search tools from Google Lens into its browser to enable new types of searches that can...

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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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Wordle! (but not that Wordle!) is now in the hands of mobile tech firm AppLovin

After the popular online game, Wordle, went viral, an unrelated older mobile game that shared the same name benefitted, gaining an explosion of...

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Pinterest addresses the TikTok threat in its first quarter earnings

Pinterest may have beat on revenue and earnings in the first quarter, but the company is not out of the woods yet when it comes to carving out a...

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HBO Max app just had one of its best quarters to date, but app performance still has room to improve

Sensor Tower’s “Q1 2022: Store Intelligence Data Digest” report saw HBO Max as a top contender for the most downloaded apps in the U.S. Not...

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MEPs vote to expand scope of common charger rules

European Union lawmakers have taken a step closer to agreeing rules to standardize how a range of mobile gadgetry is charged. Today MEPs in the...

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PayPal’s new credit card pays 3% cash back on all PayPal purchases

PayPal is revamping its co-branded PayPal Cashback Mastercard credit card, issued by Synchrony, which will now give users 3% cash back when they...

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YouTube to stream free, ad-supported TV shows for the first time

YouTube today announced it will for the first time stream free, ad-supported TV shows — a move that puts in into more direct competition with...

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Put the zoo in Zoom with these horrific 3D animatars

Zoom is introducing the Avatars feature today, which lets you show up to your work meetings as a 3D animal

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Google Photos update adds a handy import option alongside other organizational changes

Google announced a number of changes ahead for its popular Google Photos app for mobile devices.

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This Week in Apps: Facebook Reels goes global, Trump’s own social app arrives, all eyes on TikTok

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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To protect consumers, Congress should secure the app store supply chain

The Open App Markets Act introduces unintended, but potentially significant, device security risks by allowing app deliveries through unsupervised...

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Accessibility awareness is on the rise, but is it turning into action?

Are organizations finally getting the message on the importance of accessibility?

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Amazon fixes its broken Appstore on Android 12 devices, which caused issues with apps launching

Amazon says it has fixed an issue with its Amazon Appstore that was causing issues with app launches for customers who had upgraded to Android 12 on...

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Europe’s final push on the Digital Markets Act must include default settings

What has been deemed anti-competitive by the EU in the case of the Android choice screen must now be reflected in EU law via the DMA.

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Apple and Google’s mobile duopoly likely to face UK antitrust action

The U.K.’s antitrust watchdog has given the clearest signal yet that interventions under an upcoming reform of the country’s competition...

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Ex-Snap employees raise $4.3M for conversational commerce startup Whym

Whym, a conversational commerce startup founded by former Snap employees, wants to make it easier for consumers to shop online via their mobile...

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Facebook’s new website lets fans buy ‘Stars’ without paying the app stores’ commissions

Meta (formerly Facebook) has found a new way to avoid the app stores’ commissions on in-app purchases with the launch of a new website where...

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Berlin’s Everphone raises $200M in debt and Series C equity

Berlin-based smartphone-as-a-service provider Everphone has topped up with $65 million in a Series C equity raise in addition to taking $135 million...

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Pinterest invests in creator tools with acquisition of video creation and editing app Vochi

Pinterest is further investing in creator tools and video with today’s news that it has acquired the video creation and editing app Vochi for...

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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: Apple defends app ad buying, Spotify gains lyrics, Instagram kills Threads

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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ControlUp nabs $100M to monitor and improve desktop computing performance across disparate work environments

Remote and hybrid work have become the norm in business, and today a startup that’s building tools to improve how desktop computers behave in...

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Netflix launches games to iPhone and iPad users worldwide

Last week, Netflix launched its debut lineup of mobile games to Android users globally. Today, the games are expanding to users on iOS. The lineup,...

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