Apps

Samsung launches Samsung Wallet to help you store your cards, digital keys, IDs and more

Samsung announced today that it’s launching “Samsung Wallet” to enable users to store select digital keys, boarding passes, identification cards and more all in one location. The company says Sa

Apple signs 10-year streaming deal with Major League Soccer

Apple has signed a deal with Major League Soccer (MLS) that will see the company stream every MLS match for 10 years starting in 2023. The partnership will allow fans to watch all MLS, Leagues Cup and

Instacart renames its subscription service to Instacart+, adds new family shopping features

Instacart announced today that it’s introducing Instacart+, a revamped version of its subscription service previously called Instacart Express. The subscription service costs $9.99 per month or

Edtech company Pok Pok raises $3M to expand its digital play experiences for kids

Pok Pok, a Toronto-based edtech company, has announced that it raised $3 million in seed funding to expand its play-based learning experiences for kids. The company was founded in 2019 after it spun o

WhatsApp now lets you export your chat history, photos, videos and more from Android to iPhone

WhatsApp is adding the ability for users to transfer their conversation chat history, photos, videos and voice messages from Android to iPhone via Apple’s Move to iOS app. Prior to this expansio

DoorDash rolls out new in-app features, including written reviews, item ratings and more

DoorDash announced today that it’s rolling out a number of new features to give users additional ways to discover popular restaurants near them. Most notably, the company is launching written re

This Week in Apps, Apple WWDC review: Blurred lines, new APIs and a brand-new Lock Screen

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

Netflix announces games tied to its popular shows, including ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ ‘Shadow and Bone’ and more

At its annual Geeked Week event, Netflix announced a slew of new titles coming to its gaming service this year. A few of the new games are tied to some of Netflix’s most popular TV shows, includ

Microsoft’s new Xbox TV app will let players stream games on new Samsung smart TVs without a console

Microsoft has announced that it’s launching its Xbox TV app on June 30th, which will allow users to play Xbox games without a game console. The company has partnered with Samsung to bring the ne

YouTube TV begins rolling out 5.1 surround sound across Google TV, Android TV and Roku devices

YouTube TV is expanding the availability of 5.1 surround sound across Google TV, Android TV and Roku devices this week. Prior to the expansion, 5.1 surround sound was only available across Samsung, LG

Linktree launches new Marketplace directory for users to browse its platform partners and integrations

Link-in-bio platform Linktree is launching a new one-stop directory for users to browse its platform partners and integrations. The company says the new hub, which is called Linktree Marketplace, is

Instagram now lets you pin up to three posts to your profile

Instagram announced today that it’s launching the ability for users to pin up to three posts, including photos or Reels, to the top of their profile grid. The company says the new feature will g

Landed founder is connecting blue-collar workers to better jobs while helping employers decrease turnover

Welcome back to Found where we tell you the stories behind the startups. This week we talk to Landed founder and CEO Vivian Wang who is on a mission to connect blue-collar workers with high-quality jo

Travel app Hopper launches new offerings to give users more flexibility before and during trips

Travel booking app Hopper announced today that it’s launching a number of new flexibility products that are designed to help customers save money on hotel, flight and car bookings. Hopper says t

TikTok’s new Bitmoji-like Avatars feature lets you record videos as an animated version of yourself

TikTok announced today that it’s launching a new Avatars feature that is designed to help users showcase their individuality on the app. The launch makes TikTok the latest social media app to ad

Apple Maps to get multistop routing and more in iOS 16

At its Worldwide Developers Conference today, Apple announced a number of new features for Maps that will roll out with iOS 16. The company is launching new “multistop routing” that will l

Etsy is launching a purchase protection program, investing $25M to cover refunds in some cases

Online marketplace Etsy is launching a new Purchase Protection program for buyers and sellers on its platform, the company announced on Monday. Starting August 1, buyers on Etsy will be eligible to re

This Week in Apps: WWDC preview, hitting the Top Charts, Instagram’s AMBER Alerts

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

Pearpop is launching a live subscription comedy series on TikTok

Social media collaboration company Pearpop and creator Jericho Mencke are launching a live subscription comedy series on TikTok. Pearpop told TechCrunch that episodes will run twice a week in June, wi

Snapchat will now display restaurant recommendations in the Snap Map in select cities

Snapchat is partnering with restaurant review website The Infatuation to enable users to find local eats on the Snap Map, the company announced today. The social media app is adding a new Map Layer fr
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