Consumer

Mark Zuckerberg says the metaverse won’t be as cringey as his cursed selfie

To mark the expansion of Meta’s bland virtual reality platform, Horizon Worlds, into France and Spain, Mark Zuckerberg recently shared a selfie. The graphic, featuring the boyish CEO in front of

Netflix may copy Disney+’s decision not to run ads during kids’ programming

Netflix’s ad-supported tier may not run commercials during kids’ programs, a decision that its rival Disney+ made in May. As reported by Bloomberg, Netflix told partners that kids’ progr

Wayfair to lay off 5% of its workforce, or nearly 900 employees

Wayfair, the online home goods retailer, announced today it was laying off close to 900 employees as a way to reprioritize investment needs and meet the company’s current needs. This comes after the

TechCrunch+ roundup: How VC really works, longevity investor survey, choosing your angel

“Venture capital” is semantically equivalent to “dangerous money,” which is part of its mystique.

Snap, HBO Max partner to launch AR experiences for ‘House of the Dragon’ premiere

To celebrate the premiere of HBO’s highly anticipated “Game of Thrones” prequel, “House of the Dragon,” HBO Max is partnering with Snap to give users access to in-app AR

DoorDash is ending its delivery partnership with Walmart

DoorDash is ending its partnership with Walmart after more than four years of delivering the retail giant’s products to customers. The news was first reported by Business Insider. Sources famili

After CNN+ shutdown, Discovery+ adds a CNN Originals hub to its US service

Today, Discovery+ subscribers in the U.S. get access to more than 800 episodes of CNN content through a dedicated CNN Originals hub. The network’s three brands — CNN Original Series, CNN Films

How W4 plans to monetize the Godot game engine using Red Hat’s open source playbook

A new company from the creators of the Godot game engine is setting out to grab a piece of the $200 billion global video game market — and to do so, it’s taking a cue from commercial open

Indian fintech Uni to suspend card services amid central bank’s guidelines

Indian pay-later cards startup Uni plans to temporarily suspend its card services in the South Asian market following the local central bank’s guidelines on digital lending, it said in a notice

Massdriver wants to abstract away infrastructure to let devs focus on coding

Modern DevOps turned back the clock on agile software development. Them’s fighting words, but they’re words Cory O’Daniel, the CEO of Massdriver, stands by. From his point of view, e

Otter.ai slashes free monthly transcription minutes to 300, but opens recorder bot to all

There’s good news and bad news for users of the Otter.ai transcription service. The good news is that Otter Assistant — a bot that can be configured to record meetings automatically — will n

Just Eat Takeaway sells stake in Brazil’s iFood for up to $1.8B

European food ordering and delivery giant Just Eat Takeaway has revealed that it’s selling its stake in Brazil’s iFood for up to €1.8 billion ($1.8 billion) to Prosus. The initial deal

Facebook is losing its grip as a ‘Top 10’ app as BeReal and TikTok grow

Facebook this year has been struggling to maintain its position among the Top 10 apps on the U.S. App Store, according to an analysis of iPhone App Store data. As younger consumers shift to newer soci

Cameo now lets you have 10-minute calls with celebs

The dream to find out what actually happened on your favorite show last week, spill the tea with the Real Housewives or learn about your favorite artists’ creative process is now underway as Cam

FDA decision to allow over-the-counter hearing loss technology will be a catalyst for innovation

The FDA on Monday announced that hearing aids and other hearing technology can now be sold over the counter, ending a system that mandated a prescription.

Pixelmator Photo is coming to Mac with a new subscription-based model

The longtime iOS and iPadOS image editing application Pixelmator Photo, a companion to the popular Pixelmator Pro, is embracing subscriptions as it heads to the Mac. Previously the app was available f

Streaming viewership surpassed cable TV for the first time, says Nielsen

Streaming viewership reached new highs last month, exceeding cable usage for the first time, according to Nielsen. The measurement firm today released its total TV and streaming report for July, stati

Quora is shutting down the English version of its Partner Program

Quora is shutting down the English version of its Partner Program on September 1, the company announced on its website. The Partner Program will remain active in other languages, including German, Jap

Sofy raises cash to grow its no-code mobile app testing platform

Sofy, a startup developing a testing platform for mobile app devs it claims is used by Microsoft, today closed a $7.75 million seed round that brings its total capital raised to $9.5 million. Voyager

Google will roll out new updates to reduce low-quality and unoriginal content in search results

Google announced today that it’s rolling out new Search updates over the next few weeks that will aim to make it easier for people to find high-quality content. The new ranking improvements will
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