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This Week in Apps: Commission battles, Twitter NFTs and Epic’s appeal begins

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 economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a re

Calii bags $22.5M to build Latin America’s grocery shopping future

The mobile grocery app automates the supply chain, enabling customers to choose over 5,000 products delivered via a network of micro-fulfillment centers in less than two hours. 

Nourish + Bloom Market, first Black-owned, autonomous grocery, opens in Atlanta

The grocery store and bistro offer over 1,000 locally-sourced, healthy food products, including produce, meats, baked goods, dairy and prepared meals.

TikTok begins testing support for paid subscriptions

TikTok is testing support for paid subscriptions, the company confirmed to TechCrunch on Thursday. As first reported by The Information, the popular short-form video app is exploring the option for cr

Twitter launches NFT Profile Pictures — but only for Twitter Blue subscribers

Twitter today is introducing a new feature that will allow users to show off their NFTs, or non-fungible tokens — a way to certify digital assets stored on the blockchain. The company is rolling

Weavit’s new app wants to be a ‘Shazam for your thoughts’

A new app called Weavit wants to be a “Shazam for your thoughts” — that is, it wants to offer people a different way to quickly capture their thoughts in a note-taking tool with the

Twitter is rolling out its Communities feature to all Android users

Twitter is bringing its Communities feature to Android four months after it launched on iOS and the web. The social media giant says Android users can now engage in Communities via the Twitter app as

Instagram now allows creators to ‘remix’ any public videos, not just reels

Instagram announced today it will allow users to remix any video content on the app, not just short-form reels videos. The company officially launched Remix, its version of TikTok Duets, last March. T

Google Play Games for PC, which brings Android games to Windows, enters beta testing

Google today will begin rolling out a limited beta test of its newly announced Google Play Games for PC product in three overseas markets: Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan. The Google Play Games PC a

Apple Podcasts introduces new ‘Listen With’ collections to help users discover shows

Apple Podcasts is rolling out a new “Listen With” editorial franchise to give users a new way to discover podcasts. The company says Listen With helps users discover new shows by sharing t

Instagram launches early test of creator subscriptions in the US

Instagram is giving creators more ways to make money with today’s launch of Instagram Subscriptions. The feature, which was spotted hitting the App Store back in November, is now officially in e

Netflix’s gaming service adds two more titles on iOS and Android

Late last year, Netflix’s new gaming service became globally available across both iOS and Android with a debut lineup that included two “Stranger Things”-themed games and a few casual games

Nowsta takes in fresh capital to show some tech love for hourly workforces

Nowsta’s web and mobile app rolls workforce management tools into an all-in-one resource that includes an on-demand labor marketplace connecting employers with a skilled pool of workers.

Wrangle secures $2M to automate company workflows

The company’s no-code software can automate any kind of process: employee onboarding, contract approvals, help tickets or any other recurring work.

Revolut launches stock trading in the US

Fintech startup Revolut is rolling out stock trading in its app in the U.S. The company already lets you buy and sell shares if you’re a British user. And now, Revolut has received approval to becom

Roll is a new app letting you subscribe to paywalled creator content

Today marks the launch of the Roll app, which aims to create an easy way for creators to make an extra buck while portraying a potentially more authentic version of themselves to their fans. Already,

Twitter expands misinformation reporting feature to more international markets

Last August, Twitter introduced a new feature in select markets, including the U.S., that invited users to report misinformation they encountered on its platform — including things like election

Mustard looks beyond baseball as it raises another $3.75M for sensor-free sports coaching

Los Angeles-based sports training platform Mustard this week announced a $3.75 million round. Led by Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Fund, this latest raise follows a $1.7 million round back in lat

Toyota Ventures backs seed extension into Agtonomy, turning tractors into autonomous vehicles

Using a mobile phone app, a farmer can assign a job to one of the tractors, like mowing the field.

Block’s Cash App adopts Lightning Network for free bitcoin payments

Late last year, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stepped down from his position in order to give his full attention to his other company, Square (now called Block), which had become increasingly invested in bl
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