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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: 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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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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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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Amazon Kids+ subscription service launches its first original mobile games

Amazon Kids+ (previously FreeTime)  is giving children another excuse to beg for their parents’ phones. Amazon today announced two new...

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Netflix acquires Next Games in Finland, publisher of ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Walking Dead’ games, for $72M

As Finland mulls joining NATO in the wake of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, another bit of M&A is going down in the country....

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Balance and Pokémon UNITE top Google Play’s ‘Best of 2021’ Awards

Google today announced the winners of its “Best of 2021” app awards, which highlight both the company’s and users’ picks for...

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Netflix’s gaming service adds two more titles, including the return of Gameloft’s Asphalt Xtreme

Earlier this month, Netflix’s new gaming service became globally available across both iOS and Android with a debut lineup that included two...

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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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Netflix games are coming to all members on Android, starting this week

After early tests in select markets, Netflix announced today its debut lineup of exclusive mobile games will begin rolling out to all members...

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US iPhone users spent an average of $138 on apps in 2020, will grow to $180 in 2021

U.S. consumers spent an average of $138 on iPhone apps last year, an increase of 38% year over year, largely driven by the pandemic impacts,...

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Istanbul’s Dream Games snaps up $50M and launches its first game, the puzzle-based Royal Match

On the back of Zynga acquiring Turkey’s Peak Games for $1.8 billion last year and then following it up with another gaming acquisition in the...

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