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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

Daily Crunch: Ending a 4-year partnership, DoorDash will stop delivering Walmart groceries next month

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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

Planning to use your startup equity as collateral? Good luck

If you have equity and are seeking liquidity, you are not alone. Getting liquidity for startup equity is an industrywide problem and has been for decades.

A new TikTok feature lets creators share TikTok Stories to Facebook and Instagram

Facebook and Instagram may be busy trying to clone TikTok within their own apps as Reels, but a new feature rolling out now from TikTok will see the short-form video app’s content showing up in

As a startup founder, you really need to understand how venture capital works

Once you're on the VC-fueled treadmill, you can't easily step back off.

Facebook will disable new political ads a week before US midterm elections

Meta loosely outlined how it plans to brace its platforms for the upcoming U.S. midterm elections Tuesday, starting with political ads. In November, the nation will decide a number of key congressiona

Meta rolls out new Reels features on Instagram and Facebook, including an ‘Add Yours’ sticker

Meta announced today that it’s launching new Reels features for Instagram and Facebook. Most notably, the company is rolling out an “Add Yours” sticker for Reels on both social netwo

Meta launches Horizon Worlds in France and Spain

In an effort to expand its social platform for virtual reality, Horizon Worlds, Meta is launching it in France and Spain today — building on the existing three markets including the U.S., Canada and

DoorDash partners with Meta to test delivery of Facebook Marketplace items

DoorDash has confirmed that it has teamed up with Facebook Marketplace to make that awkward exchange of items with a stranger a bit easier. The company said DoorDash Drive, its business-to-business se

The phishing catch of the day is Twillio (and other TC news)

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast Natasha Mascarenhas is back to talk about VC-backed aperitif company Haus being forced to sell. Then we’re joined by Carly page to talk about a recent phishing ca

Twilio gets hacked, teens ditch Facebook, and SpaceX takes South Korea to the moon

Hi again! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we quickly recap the top stories from TechCrunch dot-com this week. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here. Is Facebook for o

Daily Crunch: Samsung’s vice chairman receives presidential pardon for bribery conviction

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Daily Crunch: Facebook avoids European blackout as regulators squabble over EU-US data transfers 

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U.S. teens have abandoned Facebook, Pew study says

Gen Z internet use is on the rise, but the rate at which teens use Facebook is rapidly declining. A Pew Research Center study on teens, technology and social media found that only 32% of U.S. teens ag

Meta starts testing end-to-end encryption for individual Messenger chats

Meta said today it is expanding its end-to-end encryption test to individual Messenger chats. The social media giant said that starting this week, people included in the test will have their most freq

Facebook avoids a service shutdown in Europe for now

Facebook has avoided the risk of being forced to shut down its service in Europe this summer as a result of the latest twist in a long-running data protection complaint saga that relates to a clash be

Facebook helps cops prosecute 17-year-old for abortion

Meta provided user information to police in Nebraska that led directly to the prosecution of a 17-year-old girl for alleged crimes relating to an abortion, court documents show. The company could have

To optimize for growth, study your down-funnel metrics

You've managed to acquire a million users. Amazing. But if 999,999 of them don’t make it through the funnel, or churn, now that’s not so amazing.

4 principles for building an MVP even if you can’t write a single line of code

If you haven’t found a technical co-founder or freelancer to build your MVP, here are four principles that will help in the meantime.
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