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Binance taps TikTok’s mostly silent superstar Khaby Lame to explain how crypto works

After surpassing Charli D'Amelio as the most-followed TikToker, the Italian Senegalese comedian signed on as an ambassador for Binance,

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Twitch’s new Guest Star mode will let anyone turn their stream into a talk show

Twitch wants to make it easier for creators to pull guests into their livestreams, talk show-style — and everybody gets to be a creator. The...

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TikTok tests a dedicated Shop feed that highlights products you can buy now

TikTok is testing a dedicated “Shop” feed tab that lets users browse and purchase products from a number of different categories, such as...

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YouTube will disable hidden subscriber counts to fight comment spam

YouTube is chipping away at its own spam woes with a few feature changes designed to make it harder for fake accounts to impersonate real ones.

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5 ways to seize the opportunities created by recent chaos in ad tech

As the major platforms are forced to innovate, advertisers who are willing to "be like water" and flow with change are going to come out...

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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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Snapchat officially introduces its paid subscription at $3.99 per month

Snapchat officially launched its paid subscription plan called Snapchat+ today that will offer exclusive features like the ability to change the app...

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Social care SaaS maker Birdie tops up with $30M

Birdie's SaaS platform provides care workers a suite of digital tools to support their work by streamlining admin and patient management

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Facebook Groups gains a new channels feature to enable users to connect in focused settings

Facebook announced today that it’s introducing new features for Facebook Groups, including “Channels” that will let users connect...

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Hank helps older adults connect and have fun

It’s often hard making new friends as an adult, and it’s even more difficult as you get older, say the founders of Hank. The app connects people...

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Daily Crunch: Truth Social says federal grand jury probe could block its planned SPAC merger

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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Robinhood almost imploded during the Gamestop meme stock chaos

The House Committee on Financial Services released a report late last week offering a harrowing glimpse inside Robinhood during the frenzy around...

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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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New York-based grand jury issues subpoenas to Truth Social SPAC board members

Plans for a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) merger for Donald Trump’s media group could have hit roadblocks with a New York-based...

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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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Twitter rolls out its closed caption toggle on iOS and Android, tests new ways to start Spaces

Twitter announced this week that it’s introducing a few new features for users. Most notably, the social media giant is rolling out its closed...

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Khaby Lame dethrones Charli D’Amelio as the most-followed TikTok creator

Just in time for VidCon, TikTok has a new most-followed creator on the platform: Khaby Lame, a 22-year-old from Senegal who rose to fame by stitching...

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To drive more sales, use shopper-generated content to personalize emails

What separates the most effective companies from their competition is how marketing teams focus their efforts and put the data to work to deliver...

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Snap will pay 25 Black creators $120k in a new accelerator program

On stage at VidCon, Snap announced its first accelerator program for emerging Black creators. Over the course of a year, Snap will pay 25 selected...

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Spotify revamps in-app concert discovery with new Live Events Feed

Spotify is introducing a new feature that will allow users to better discover nearby events and concerts. The streaming service today announced...

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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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Tiger Global backs SaaS omnichannel social commerce platform SleekFlow in $8M funding

SleekFlow, which helps businesses build customer flow automation from messaging and live video to transactions, has closed $8 million Series A...

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The Oversight Board’s annual report tracks how often Meta follows its advice

The advisory group reviewing Facebook and Instagram’s content moderation decisions issued its first annual report Wednesday, capping off its...

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Twitter officially rolls out its long-form content ‘Notes’ feature

Twitter announced today that it has begun testing “Notes,” a way to write and publish long-form content on the social media platform. The...

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Shopify breaks out of the website with 100+ new features including NFTs, local shopping and more

Shopify made a name for itself in its early days with a platform for letting retailers keen to establish their own online shops an easy and quick way...

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Twitter partners with Shopify to bring merchants’ products to Twitter Shopping

As part of its ongoing efforts to expand into e-commerce, Twitter today announced a new partnership with Shopify. The deal will see Twitter launching...

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Twitter to expand into long-form content with upcoming Twitter Notes feature

In what could be one of Twitter’s more significant changes since doubling the character count from 140 to 280 characters, the company is...

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Meta to roll out new monetization tools on Instagram and Facebook, including a creator marketplace

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that the company is rolling out more ways for creators to make money on Facebook and Instagram, and is also...

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