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Instagram fined €405M in EU over children’s privacy

A fat fine — of €405 million — is headed Instagram’s way after European Union privacy regulators came to a decision on a long...

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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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Daily Crunch: Nvidia chips become collateral damage in new US sanctions targeting China

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A Gen Z VC speaks up: Why Gen Z VCs are trash

Gen Z VCs have raised funds, garnered social media followings and profited from the Gen Z mentality. Good for them. I don’t want to be any part of...

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UK closely probing four tech firms over kids’ privacy code breaches

The UK could be gearing up to hit a handful of tech firms with enforcement orders (and potentially fines) related to a children’s online...

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Google blocks Truth Social from the Play Store, will Apple be next?

Google’s decision to block the Truth Social app’s launch on the Play Store over content moderation issues raises the question as to why...

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Google, YouTube outline plans for the US midterm elections

When users search for election content on Google or YouTube, systems are in place to highlight journalism or video content from authoritative news...

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Facebook is shutting down its Nextdoor clone next month, following tests in the U.S. and Canada

Meta today confirmed it’s shutting down Neighborhoods, its Nextdoor clone launched last year to standardize the way neighbors connect and share...

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Twitter is finally rolling out an edit button later this month, first to Twitter Blue subscribers

An edit button has been the most requested feature to date on Twitter, and as of today, the company is finally giving users what they’ve been...

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Daily Crunch: Snap lays off one-fifth of its workforce after missing revenue and growth targets

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9 strategies that will help you overcome your fear of fundraising

Don’t let fear disempower you and delay your raise: It is the path to death for your startup.

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We need to unlearn the lessons of the 2021 fundraising bubble

Capital has been abundant in the past few years, which fostered a tendency to underprepare for fundraising. Shortcuts are no longer a good idea.

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Instagram tests new features to give users more control over suggested posts

Instagram is testing two new features that are designed to help users control more of what they see on the app, Meta announced on Tuesday. Firstly,...

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Sony Music sues Triller over copyright infringement after missing payments

Earlier this month, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz sued Triller for $28 million in missing payments.

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Facebook is shutting down its standalone Gaming app in October

Just over two years after its launch, Facebook is shutting down the Facebook Gaming app on October 28, 2022. Now, when you open the app, you’ll...

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Star-studded digital avatar startup Genies launches NFT fashion marketplace

NFT platform Genies' CEO Akash Nigam on launching a fashion storefront for Gen Z to design and dress online avatars

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Daily Crunch: Meta partnership allows Indian WhatsApp users to browse and buy groceries via JioMart

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WhatsApp confirms some users have access to its new group discussions feature, WhatsApp Communities

WhatsApp Communities, the messaging app’s anticipated expansion aimed at supporting larger discussion groups, has now rolled out to additional...

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Meta officially rolls out its new metaverse ID system

Meta, formerly Facebook, has officially rolled out what it’s calling Meta accounts and Meta Horizon Profiles. The global launch will be...

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Instagram’s latest feature test is about being BeReal

The unwritten rule of the internet is that “if there’s a new social media feature, Instagram will copy it.” In the latest example,...

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Twitter confirms it is testing a phone number verification badge

Last week, app researcher Jane Manchun Wong pointed out that Twitter is testing a new profile badge for people who have verified their phone numbers....

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YouTube launches a dedicated podcasts homepage for U.S. users

Earlier this year, reports emerged that YouTube would soon add a dedicated podcasts homepage — a signal the company was getting more serious...

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Mark Zuckerberg says the metaverse won’t be as cringey as his cursed selfie

To mark the expansion of Meta’s bland virtual reality platform, Horizon Worlds, into France and Spain, Mark Zuckerberg recently shared a...

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Facebook is losing its grip as a ‘Top 10’ app as BeReal and TikTok grow

Facebook this year has been struggling to maintain its position among the Top 10 apps on the U.S. App Store, according to an analysis of iPhone App...

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Along’s new mobile app lets creators record ‘infinite length’ video collabs

All major social networks including Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat have their own take on how collaborations should work. But most of these features...

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A new TikTok feature lets creators share TikTok Stories to Facebook and Instagram

Facebook and Instagram may be busy trying to clone TikTok within their own apps as Reels, but a new feature rolling out now from TikTok will see the...

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TikTok launches new ad solutions with smarter targeting and amplified product discovery

TikTok announced today that it’s launching a new commerce ad suite called “Shopping Ads” to make it easier for brands to advertise...

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Facebook will turn off new political ads a week before US midterm elections

Meta loosely outlined how it plans to brace its platforms for the upcoming U.S. midterm elections Tuesday, starting with political ads. In November,...

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