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Tech’s growth story shifted this year. How has that impacted transparency?

Vijay Chattha, a seasoned startup comms expert, appeared on the Equity podcast to talk with Natasha Mascarenhas about startup storytelling and vulnerability.

Mozilla acquires Active Replica to build on its metaverse vision

An automated status updater for Slack isn’t the only thing Mozilla acquired this week. On Wednesday, the company announced that it snatched up Active Replica, a Vancouver-based startup developin

‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 will premiere on March 1

Disney announced today the long-awaited third season of “The Mandalorian,” which will debut on March 1 on Disney+. The company had previously said that the third season would debut in Febr

YouTube launches its first-ever official trends podcast, ‘Like & Describe,’ with content creator MatPat

YouTube launched its first-ever official trends podcast today, the company announced. Hosted by popular content creator MatPat and produced by YouTube’s Culture & Trends team, the “Like &

Netflix is letting more subscribers preview its films and TV shows, report says

Content is king for streaming services, and Netflix may be going the extra mile to ensure its content is up to par with subscribers. According to The Wall Street Journal, Netflix’s prerelease screen

YouTube acknowledges its iOS app is crashing, says it’s working on a fix

YouTube’s mobile app on iOS devices is currently down for some users. The crashes began on Wednesday afternoon as thousands of iOS users reported the app would close shortly after opening it. Users

Netflix launches 9 more mobile games, including Gameloft’s FarmVille clone

Netflix released nine more mobile games this month, the company announced on Tuesday. The addition of games brings Netflix’s total to over 40 titles, keeping the streamer on track to have more t

Spotify Wrapped 2022 arrives with new features like your ‘Listening Personality,’ 40K+ Artist Messages

Spotify Wrapped 2022 has officially arrived. Though other music services, including Apple Music and YouTube Music, now put together their own year-end retrospectives, Spotify’s personalized and

Disney coughs up $900M to acquire MLB’s remaining stake in BAMTech streaming company

Disney paid $900 million to Major League Baseball (MLB) earlier this month to buy out the league’s remaining 15% stake in the streaming firm BAMTech, according to an SEC filing made public Tuesd

Let’s-a-go again with a new ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ trailer

One month after Nintendo debuted its first trailer for “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” the company has revealed yet another trailer — this time giving fans a first look at Princess Peach and Donk

AWS gets data clean rooms for analytics data

AWS today launched a new service that will help users inside an advertising or marketing organization share data with other employees inside their company or with outside partners, all without running

For $20 a month, you can host meetings in Mozilla’s mini metaverse

Mozilla’s Hubs offering has been kicking around for several years now. Lucas described a 2018 preview of the service thusly, “It’s not Second Life, or even Facebook Spaces; it’s pretty low-key

As tech companies seek to limit losses, a reminder of how far some have to go

If Bilibili and Twilio are enduring headaches as investors molt from growth-oriented to more profit-focused beasts, how much harder will it be for startups?

Google/iHeartMedia will pay $9.4M to settle FTC charges for ‘deceptive’ Pixel 4 radio ads

The Federal Trade Commission this week announced that it has settled lawsuits against Google and iHeartMedia relating to “deceptive endorsements” of the Pixel 4 phone. According to a statement iss

Amazon’s new Alexa feature uses AI to create animated stories on Echo Show

Amazon announced today the launch of “Create with Alexa,” a new AI tool for kids that generates animated stories. The company first revealed the feature in September. “Create with Alexa&#822

Slate’s ‘Slow Burn’ is the winner of Apple’s first podcast award

Apple debuted its first podcast award today with Slate’s “Slow Burn” as the winner for this year. The company said that the award is to celebrate the “outstanding quality, inno

Instafest app lets you create your own festival lineup from Spotify

Update December 1, 11:15 AM IST: The Instafest site has started testing support for festival poster generation through Apple Music. If your favorite music festival’s lineup didn’t live up

Nufa lets you live up to unrealistic beauty standards at the tap of an app

It isn’t like Instagram is a beacon of truth as it is, but things are about to get a lot worse, as Nufa takes any image and sculpts you into the “after” picture dream that every gym

A scale story: TechCrunch’s parent company links up with Taboola

Taboola expects to get bigger, more profitable and more self-sustaining than before thanks to Yahoo.

Yahoo gets 25% stake in Taboola as part of long-term advertising deal

Yahoo is taking a nearly 25% stake in advertising network Taboola. In exchange for this move, Taboola is becoming Yahoo’s native advertising partner through a 30-year commercial agreement. If you’
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