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This Week in Apps: Twitter’s edit button, BeReal clones, Trump’s Truth Social gets blocked

This Week in Apps offers a way to keep up with the fast-moving app industry in one place, including news, updates, startup fundings, M&As and...

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OneSignal lands $50M to automatically optimize SMS, in-app and email campaigns

OneSignal, a startup developing a customer engagement platform focused on multichannel campaigns, has raised $50M in a venture capital funding round.

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DigitalOcean says customer email addresses were exposed after latest Mailchimp breach

Attackers are said to have compromised Mailchimp's internal tooling, allowing access to customer information.

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Signal says 1,900 users’ phone numbers exposed by Twilio breach

At least one user had their Signal number re-registered by an attacker.

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Gorgias’ valuation rises to $710M with $30M Series C for e-commerce customer support

Gorgias' technology brings all of the channels that shoppers use to contact online stores into one feed for each company.

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Twilio hacked by phishing campaign targeting internet companies

TechCrunch has learned that the same actor also targeted another U.S. internet company and several international IT companies.

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Emitrr raises $4 million to expand its automation offering for local businesses

Large-scale and mid-sized enterprises and businesses are increasingly adopting — and offering — software-as-a-service platforms as they seek to...

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US and European comms platform Infobip acquires VoIP provider Peerless Network for $200M

Infobip, a cloud communications startup which – like Twillio – handles things like SMS, email, voice and WhatsApp messenger for customer...

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How e-commerce companies can brave the new retail environment

Even with inflation, and a potential recession on the horizon, now is the time to reach out to existing customers and stick with them through the ups...

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Notch will sell you insurance in case your Instagram gets hacked

Getting hacked sucks, and it's even worse if you're a digital creator who pays the bills through social media posts.

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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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Apple is finally getting serious about removing junk messages

Apple has just rolled out the second developer beta for iOS 16, and the first thing that’s caught our eye is revamped message filtering. With...

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Postscript takes in $65M so Shopify merchants can send more personalized texts to customers

Black Friday is typically a big SMS day, but Memorial Day was the company’s largest SMS sending day this year with between 30 and 40 million texts...

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Apple’s iOS 16 will fix annoying ‘Tapback’ spam

This spring, Google updated its Messages app to support handling iMessage reactions. That is, instead of spamming a group chat with separate messages...

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Take Blip lands $70M to grow its omnichannel messaging service

Take Blip, a company developing an omnichannel messaging service for businesses, has raised $70 million in a funding round led by Warburg Pincus.

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The Jonas Brothers help launch Scriber, a creator subscription company

The creator economy is "burning up," and the Jonas Brothers are cashing in.

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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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Sokowatch rebrands to Wasoko as it raises $125M Series B from Tiger Global and Avenir

Informal retail is king in Africa, with hundreds of billions of dollars of consumer goods sold through its channels yearly. Yet its industry remains...

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Google’s Message app can now handle iMessage reactions, challenges Apple with new features

Google is giving its default messaging app a big upgrade, the company announced today. The Messages app, which comes pre-installed on most Android...

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Data-stealing app found in Google Play downloaded thousands of times

The app was downloaded more than 10,000 times before it was removed.

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Clickatell raises $91M to scale its chat commerce platform and US expansion

The global chat commerce’s total addressable market is worth an estimated $80 billion and is seen as the third big wave of digital commerce after...

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LiveHive wants to be a ‘one stop shop’ for online yoga teachers, PTs and other coaches

Yoga, personal trainers and other kinds of online coaches have a bewildering array of platforms on which they can launch their class, either in...

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iProov snaps up $70M for its facial verification technology, already in use by Homeland Security, the NHS and others

Biometrics, and specifically facial recognition, have seen a surge of usage in the last several years, first as a tool to help organizations verify...

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4 trends that will define e-commerce in 2022

As we approach our third roller coaster year defined by the pandemic, what will happen to global commerce? What new trends will define e-commerce?

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It’s time for tech to embrace security by design

Basic cybersecurity hygiene is key to protecting your devices against the most common types of malware, but we also need security built into...

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Meta’s NPE team takes a global focus with seed-stage investments, offices in emerging markets

Meta’s (formerly, Facebook’s) experimental app division, the NPE team, is shifting gears. The group, which first launched in mid-2019,...

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South Africa’s Mobiz nabs $4M to expand personalized SMS marketing into the US

Mobiz, a South African startup integrating hyper-personalization into mobile marketing, has raised a pre-Series A round of $ 4 million from HAVAÍC,...

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Stytch, an API-first passwordless startup, raises $90M Series B at $1B valuation

The startup is also acquiring Cotter, a no-code passwordless authentication platform backed by Y Combinator.

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