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iOS 15.5 brings new Apple Cash update that lets you send and request money directly in Wallet

Apple users can now request and send money from their Apple Cash card directly through the Wallet app with the launch of iOS 15.5. The company notes that to request or send money directly from Wallet,

Fall Guys is going free-to-play, coming to Switch and Xbox on June 21

Battle royale platformer Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is going free-to-play and is coming to Xbox, Nintendo Switch and the Epic Games Store on June 21, developer Mediatonic announced on Monday. The ga

Sony confirms its new PlayStation Plus tiers will launch on June 13, reveals list of games

Sony announced today that its revamped PlayStation Plus gaming subscription tiers will launch in the United States on June 13th. The new PlayStation Plus tiers offer similar benefits to Microsoft&#821

Keelvar raises $24M to automate procurement in the supply chain

Keelvar closed a $24 million Series B funding round led by 83North with participation from Elephant, Mosaic, and Paua.

Trump’s deal with Truth Social makes returning to Twitter complicated

These questions haunt us: Will Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter actually go through? If so, will former President Donald Trump be allowed back on the platform? According to a new filing with the U

Spotify is testing a new profile feature that lets select artists promote their NFTs

Spotify is testing a new feature that allows artists to promote their NFTs on their profiles, the company confirmed to TechCrunch on Monday. The company says the new option is available for a “v

Everything Uber announced at its global product event

Uber revealed a host of new platforms and features during its global product event, Go Get 2022, on Monday. The new products span Uber’s ride-hail and delivery services, and aim to increase ride

Akuity raises $20M to simplify Kubernetes container management

Akuity, a provider of app delivery software for Kubernetes, today announced that it closed a $20 million Series A funding round led by Lead Edge Capital and Decibel Partners, bringing Akuity’s t

Uber Eats pilots autonomous delivery with Serve Robotics, Motional

Uber Eats is launching two autonomous delivery pilots in Los Angeles on Monday with Serve Robotics, a robotic sidewalk delivery startup, and Motional, an autonomous vehicle technology company. The new

This Week in Apps: Google I/O wraps, a new ARCore API, Twitter deal drama

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

Twitter is testing a new ‘Liked by Author’ label for tweets

Twitter is testing a new “Liked by Author” label that appears when the creator of a tweet likes your reply. A reporter on the TechCrunch team spotted the new label in the Twitter Android a

DeepMind’s new AI can perform over 600 tasks, from playing games to controlling robots

The ultimate achievement to some in the AI industry is creating a system with artificial general intelligence (AGI), or the ability to understand and learn any task that a human can. Long relegated to

Indian food delivery giant Swiggy is acquiring Dineout for $200 million

Swiggy has amassed millions of users in India, helping them order food and grocery online in the country. The seven-year-old startup, India’s most valued food tech, is now looking to reach those

Uber shareholders get closer to passing lobbying disclosure proposal

Uber shareholders voted against a proposal that would have required the ride-hailing company to fully disclose its direct and indirect lobbying activities and expenditures, according to a regulatory f

Congress asks Meta, TikTok, YouTube and Twitter to archive evidence of Russian war crimes

Four U.S. representatives signed letters to the CEOs of Meta, TikTok, YouTube and Twitter urging them to archive any content uploaded to their platforms that could be used as evidence of Russian war c

Tidio raises $25M to automate customer service interactions

During the pandemic especially, it’s become overwhelming for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to answer all of their customer service requests. A Freshworks survey found that companies

Amazon’s ‘Alexa Together’ elder care subscription service for families now supports up to 10 caregivers

Amazon is introducing two new features for its “Alexa Together” elder care subscription service. The subscription expands on Amazon’s existing product Alexa Care Hub and includes an emer

Top Twitter execs, including heads of revenue and consumer products, are out following Musk deal

Twitter GM of Consumer, Keyvon Beykpour, announced today he will be leaving the company after seven years. Beykpour first joined the social media platform by way of its acquisition of Periscope, which

Google TV app to add casting as Android TV ecosystem grows to 110M monthly active devices

Following last year’s makeover of the Google TV app, which added features like movie and TV recommendations, critics’ scores and more, the company today announced at its Google I/O develop

Altro has raised $18M to help you build credit just by paying for your Netflix subscription

Michael Broughton was the first in his family to go to college. But he almost didn’t, when he had trouble securing the necessary financing to pay his tuition. The experience stuck with him, and when
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