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Instagram is currently down for some users

If you’re having problems accessing Instagram today, you’re not alone. The social media giant is currently experiencing some problems, according to reports on third-party web monitoring se

Epic Games points to Mac’s openness and security in its latest filing in App Store antitrust case

In a new court filing, Epic Games challenges Apple’s position that third-party app stores would compromise the iPhone’s security. And it points to Apple’s macOS as an example of how

TikTok partners with Hootsuite, Sprinklr, Emplifi and more to make it easier for brands to reach users

TikTok is extending its Marketing Partner Program to add new content marketing partners, the company told TechCrunch. The expansion will allow marketers to manage their TikTok accounts without leaving

Friendly Apps raises $3 million, pre-product, for apps that improve people’s well-being

Longtime engineer and product designer Michael Sayman has been building apps since he was a kid, landing him roles at Facebook, Google, Roblox and, most recently, Twitter, where he’s often been

Customer support management platform Assembled lands $51M

Assembled, which bills itself as a workforce management platform for customer support teams, today announced that it raised $51 million in a Series B funding round led by New Enterprise Associates, wi

Manta, a data observability startup, raises $35M to grow its workforce

Over the last decade, the rate at which organizations create data has accelerated as it becomes cheaper to store, access and process data. But as data continues to grow in scale and complexity, it&#82

Twitter agrees to pay $150M for breaking privacy promises

Twitter has agreed to pay $150 million as part of a settlement with regulators over allegations that the social media company misrepresented the “security and privacy” of user data over se

Google Photos starts rolling out new Real Tone filters

Google Photos is beginning to introduce new Real Tone filters this week, Google announced. The new filters are rolling out on Android, iOS and the web and can be accessed in the ‘Filters’

Maryland becomes the second state to offer driver’s license and state ID in Apple Wallet

Maryland residents will now be able to store their driver’s license or state ID in the Apple Wallet app, Apple announced today. The state is now the second in the U.S. to support the new feature

Amazon flexes its retail muscle with a brick-and-mortar clothing store

Signaling its ambitions to make a dent in the apparel market, Amazon today opened its first physical clothing store, Amazon Style, in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Offering a twist on the traditional

Google begins rolling out ads in YouTube Shorts globally

Google is starting to gradually roll out ads in YouTube Shorts around the world, the company announced at its Marketing Live event this week. The official launch comes as the company has been experime

Gen Z social app Yubo rolls out age ‘estimating’ technology to better identify minors using its service

Yubo, a social livestreaming app popular with a Gen Z audience, announced today it’s becoming one of the first major social platforms to adopt a new age verification technique that uses live ima

Apple’s latest research suggests the iOS app economy supports 2.2 million US jobs

As app store legislation targeting tech giants Apple and Google moves forward in Congress, Apple today is out with two more new reports meant to demonstrate how successful the app economy has been und

As cloud costs rise, startups making spend-optimizing tech see sunny days ahead

At its best, the cloud promises to ease the transition from offline, manual processes to managed automation. But the cloud has a major downside, and it concerns cost.

Clozd nabs $52M to help sales teams analyze wins and losses

In sales, a win/loss analysis is the process of determining why deals are ultimately won or lost. That’s relatively self-explanatory, but more specifically, a win/loss review aims to contrast a

Kenya’s MotiSure rides on micro-payments to drive personal mobility insurance growth

Affordability is one of the biggest impediments for insurance penetration in Kenya. Often, policy holders are required to make one-off payments for long-term covers, and the quoted sums are usually be

Lalo launches an app to memorialize loved ones

The “Death Tech” industry might seem unsettling — do you really need to turn your dead relative’s ashes into a diamond? But when it comes to storing digital memories of loved o

Bumble is planning to expand further into social networking with a new communities feature

Dating platform Bumble is looking to enhance its non-dating social features with a further investment into its Bumble BFF feature, first launched in 2016. This friend-finding feature currently uses th

Netflix is adding four more games this month, including Exploding Kittens

Netflix has announced four more games that are launching on its platform this month, including a new Exploding Kittens game that is based on a popular card game and will also be tied to an upcoming Ne

Twitter rebrands its media website to focus on creators with a new ‘Create’ hub

Twitter announced today that it has rebranded its Twitter Media website to “Twitter Create.” The social media giant says the website is a new hub for creators to access resources, product
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