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Meta is testing a new livestreaming platform for influencers called ‘Super’

Meta is testing a new livestreaming platform for influencers called “Super,” according to a report from Business Insider. The new platform allows influencers to host livestreams, earn reve

Top anonymous social app NGL forced to stop tricking its users

A popular anonymous social app that was misleading its users with fake messages has been forced to change. The top-ranked app NGL, which became the No. 1 app on the U.S. App Store in June, quietly rol

Meta’s threat report highlights clumsy attempt to manipulate Ukraine discourse

Meta’s quarterly “Adversarial Threat Report” paints a somewhat depressing picture of the once feared global troll ecosystem: A number of outfits “relatively low in sophisticati

Patreon CEO Jack Conte is fed up with Instagram and Facebook

Before he was the founder and CEO of Patreon, Jack Conte was a musician, mostly posting videos of his songs on YouTube (which he still does). Now, running a company that helps creators earn predictabl

A new app called Banish blocks those annoying ‘open in app’ banners

A new app for iPhone users can help you browse the web without being constantly bothered by pop-up panels that beg you to use the company’s app instead. The app, called Banish, is a Safari exten

Meta is expanding NFT support on Instagram to 100 countries

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that the company is beginning its international expansion of NFT support on Instagram. The expansion follows the social network’s initial NFT test launch

Digital marketplace Clutch closes $1.2M pre-seed round led by Precursor Ventures

The duo aims to democratize the tools needed for everyone to become a content creator.

Mobile users are now spending 4-5 hours per day in apps

Although the mobile app boom driven by pandemic lockdowns has long since passed, consumers’ mobile usage is still growing. According to new data released today by app intelligence firm data.ai (

TikTok to overtake Facebook in influencer marketing spend this year, YouTube by 2024

Instagram may be worried about TikTok’s threat to its business, but in the near-term, it’s still far ahead when it comes to the influencer marketing dollars spent on its platform in the U.

Yelp updates its Android app with a redesigned home feed and map-based search

Yelp updating its Android app to introduce a new vertical Home Feed and search results with maps for better restaurant discovery, following last year’s release of a similar update for Yelp&#8217

Instagram is being Myspaced by TikTok and other TC news

This week on The TechCrunch Podcast, Becca Szkutak comes on to talk about the fraught state of extension rounds for many early-stage startups, and Devin Coldewey talks about upcoming changes to Instag

Spotify wants users to pay for separate ‘Play’ and ‘Shuffle’ buttons

Spotify is updating its app to address a long-standing user complaint with music playback — but it’s asking customers to pay for the fix. The company announced today it will introduce, at

Pinterest debuts a new app, Shuffles, for collage-making and moodboards

Pinterest may be best known for shopping inspiration and design ideas, but the company’s newest product wants to inspire its users to tap into their own creativity. The company has quietly launc

Gmail gets a new look, Instagram trips while trying to be TikTok and India blocks Battleground Mobile

Hello hello! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we do a quick rundown of the most-read TechCrunch stories from the past week. The idea: When you’ve had a busy few days, you sho

This Week in Apps: Instagram backlash, TikTok gaming, Snapchat+ makes millions

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. Global app spending reached $65 billion in th

Daily Crunch: Indian government orders Apple, Google to delist popular game BGMI from app stores 

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Instagram’s Dual camera feature copies BeReal, but misses the point

We know the drill: Snapchat adds the Stories feature, Instagram nabs it. TikTok gets too popular, Instagram pivots to short-form video. Now, here’s another one for the list. This week, Instagram

Instagram to walk back full-screen home feed and temporarily reduce recommended posts

Instagram head Adam Mosseri says the social network will walk back some recent changes to the app that have led to intense criticism from users. Mosseri revealed the news in an interview with reporter

Instagram will survey US users about race to assess if it is ‘fair and equitable’

Instagram announced today that it will start prompting a random assortment of people on its platform in the United States to participate in an optional survey about their race and ethnicity. The compa

LOT, the anti-patent-troll group, launches Adapt to tackle inclusion in the world of IP

Patent trolling, critics say, is guided by one principle alone: money. Yet tackling it remains a complex task with many angles. Today, a consortium called LOT — set up to help improve how the te
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