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Virtual Staging AI helps Realtors digitally furnish rooms within seconds

House staging is a significant part of the real estate industry, and while Realtors have traditionally staged houses physically before posting a listing, it’s an expensive and time-consuming pro

Google is sunsetting the Google Pay app in the US later this year

Google has announced that Google Pay is shutting down in the United States in June, as the standalone app has largely been replaced by Google Wallet. The company says the move is designed to simplify

Substack now lets writers curate a ‘network’ of recommended publications for their subscribers

Substack is updating its peer-to-peer recommendation system, the company announced today. With this new update, Substack is helping writers aid other writers in expanding their reach and potentially g

Samsung is bringing Galaxy AI features to more devices

Samsung is bringing its Galaxy AI features to more devices through a new One UL 6.1 update coming in late March, the company announced today. The features are coming to the Galaxy S23 series, S23 FE,

Interior design startup Havenly acquires home décor retailer The Citizenry

Online interior design startup Havenly is acquiring artisan home décor startup The Citizenry, the company announced today. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Havenly says the acquisi

Signal now lets you keep your phone number private with the launch of usernames

Signal is launching usernames, the company announced today. Up until now, you have had to give someone your phone number to chat with them on Signal. Now you can create a unique username that you can

Tinder is expanding ID verification to the US, UK, Brazil and Mexico

Tinder is expanding its identity verification program to users in the U.S., U.K., Brazil and Mexico, the company announced on Tuesday. The program serves as an additional step for users to confirm the

Google tests a feature that calls businesses on your behalf and holds until an agent is available

Google is testing a new feature that will place a call to a business on your behalf, wait on hold and then give you a call once a live representative is available, the company confirmed to TechCrunch.

YouTube now lets you integrate music videos into your Shorts

YouTube is introducing the ability for users to incorporate or “remix” a music video in their short-form videos, called Shorts, as the company continues to challenge TikTok. Given that You

TikTok launches a ‘reimagined’ app for the Apple Vision Pro

TikTok has launched a native and “reimagined” app on the Apple Vision Pro, the company announced on Thursday. The Vision Pro launched on February 2 and already has over 1,000 apps specific

DuckDuckGo adds cross-device password and bookmark syncing

DuckDuckGo’s privacy-focused browser has introduced a new “Sync & Backup” feature that lets users privately sync and access bookmarks, favorites and passwords across multiple dev

Instacart lays off 250 employees, or 7% of its workforce, to ‘reshape’ company

Grocery-delivery giant Instacart announced today that it’s laying off around 250 employees, or roughly 7% of its global workforce, as part of a restructuring. Instacart CEO Fidji Simo said in a

TikTok is testing an exclusive ‘Sub Space’ where LIVE creators can interact with subscribers

TikTok is testing a new exclusive space for LIVE creators to interact with their subscribers, the company confirmed to TechCrunch on Tuesday. The new space, called “Sub Space,” is in early

TikTok’s AI-powered Creative Assistant is now available directly in Adobe Express

Adobe and TikTok announced today that TikTok’s AI-powered Creative Assistant is now available directly within Adobe Express. The two companies say the integration will help businesses and creators m

X will soon let advertisers run ads next to a ‘curated list’ of creators

X, formerly Twitter, announced today that advertisers will soon be able to run ads next to certain content creators. The move will allow advertisers to ensure that their ads don’t run next to co

Spotify for Podcasters adds new integration with Riverside, sunsets some legacy podcasting tools

Spotify has announced an expanded partnership with video and podcast recording platform Riverside, and is sunsetting some of its legacy podcasting tools. The company is shutting down its web- and mobi

Grammarly lays off 230 employees as part of a ‘business restructuring’

Grammarly is laying off 230 employees worldwide as part of a “business restructuring,” the company announced this week. The layoffs are part of Grammarly’s efforts to advance its foc

Meta announces new updates to help teens on its platforms combat sextortion

Meta is introducing a few new updates and efforts to help teens on its platforms combat sextortion, the company announced on Tuesday. Most notably, Meta announced expanded availability of Take It Down

Invite-only dating app Blush launches with $7M in funding to redefine online dating

Invite-only dating app Blush has raised $7 million in seed funding to scale and expand its exclusive platform. Blush aims to redefine the online dating experience through community events, virtual cou

Bumble’s new AI tool identifies and blocks scam accounts, fake profiles

Bumble announced today that it’s launching a new AI-powered feature that is designed to help identify spam, scams and fake profiles. The new tool, called Deception Detector, aims to take action
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