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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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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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FCC Commissioner writes to Apple and Google about removing TikTok

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr wrote to Apple and Google on Tuesday, requesting the companies to remove TikTok from their app stores for “its...

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Period tracker Stardust surges following Roe reversal, but its privacy claims aren’t airtight

The current version of the app shares a user's phone number with an analytics firm

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The ruling against Juuling?

Hello and welcome back to Week in Review, your one-stop spot for the biggest stories from the week. Greg Kumparak is off enjoying the beginning of...

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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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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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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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Instagram tests a new feature to quickly share notes with friends

Instagram is experimenting with another new feature that would allow usersto  post disappearing content. The feature, called Notes, allows users to...

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Influencers peddling medical, financial advice now need certification, China says

China has taken another step to regulate how online influencers impart information to their followers. The government has put a great deal of effort...

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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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After EU child safety complaints, TikTok tweaks ad disclosures but profiling concerns remain

A long-running EU engagement with TikTok — initiated following a series of complaints over child safety and consumer protection complaints...

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TikTok influencer turned biotech founder has marketing down to a science

Anja Health CEO and founder, Kathryn Cross, knows all too well that banking cord blood stem cells can be life. After losing her brother who could not...

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This Week in Apps: Apple’s Sherlocks, Instagram’s ‘nudges’ and a TikTok-Oracle deal

This Week in Apps: Apple's Sherlocks, Instagram's 'nudges,' and a TikTok-Oracle deal

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Layoffs hit crypto and real estate tech particularly hard this week

Hey Siri, when does a “macroeconomic downturn” become a “recession”? It’s another bleak week for startups weathering...

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Grace debuts privacy-focused parental controls for iOS devices built with Apple’s Screen Time API

A new startup called Grace is launching to make it easier for parents to monitor and manage their kids’ screen time and app usage on iOS...

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TikTok moves all US traffic to Oracle servers, amid new claims user data was accessed from China

Employees in China had access to TikTok's U.S. users’ data as recently as this January.

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In all-hands Twitter call, Elon Musk fields questions about free speech and bots

As Elon Musk addressed Twitter employees for the first time in an all-hands Q&A meeting, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO provided some more details...

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Instagram chases TikTok with a new full-screen feed, changes to photos and navigation to come

Instagram announced today it will begin testing a new version of its full-screen feed, similar to TikTok’s, that aims to improve upon the way...

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TikTok is testing a feature that lets you see which followers viewed your posts

TikTok is testing a new feature that allows users to see which of their followers have viewed their videos. On the other hand, people you follow will...

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The next big social platform is…the smartphone’s homescreen

BeReal, LiveIn, Locket… what do these new consumer social apps have in common besides a highly-ranked position on the App Store’s Top Charts?...

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EU unveils tougher industry Code to combat disinformation

The European Commission has just taken the wraps off a beefed up industry Code of Practice for tackling online disinformation across the EU....

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YouTube Shorts tops 1.5B logged-in users monthly users, touted as feeder to long-form content

In an effort to present itself as a viable competitor to the reigning short-form video platform TikTok, YouTube announced today its rival service...

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Nigeria’s internet regulator releases draft to regulate Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and others

Nigeria has announced plans to regulate internet companies like Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram (all owned by Meta), Google and TikTok in a...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Growth marketing survey, VC TikTok, fundraising amid a downturn

If your name doesn’t appear on the team slide of your company’s pitch deck, this is a time to be cautious: Update your resume, dial back your...

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VCs flock to TikTok to reach the next generation of founders and investors

The next generation of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders are all in one place right now: TikTok.

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Amid growing concerns around app addiction, TikTok rolls out more screen tools

TikTok users regularly complain of hours lost on the platform, thanks to the video app’s unmatched ability to distract, entertain and engage...

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Spotify hypes the revenue potential of podcasts and audiobooks at its second Investor Day event

In its second Investor Day, streaming service Spotify updated the financial community about its potential for further growth and monetization,...

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