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Snapchat rolls out iOS 16 Lock Screen Widgets with latest app update

Snapchat is the latest popular app to roll out iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets for its iPhone users. One of the major changes with Apple’s iOS 16 launch is the option to personalize your Lock Screen with

Snapchat for Web is now available to all users worldwide

Snapchat is making the desktop version of its app, Snapchat for Web, available to its entire global community, the company announced on Thursday. The social network initially launched Snapchat for Web

This Week in Apps: Twitter’s edit button, BeReal clones, Trump’s Truth Social gets blocked

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

We Reali don’t know when real estate will get Better

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This was a Live Week, meaning that Alex, Natasha and Mary A

Zenly is still hugely popular, so why’s Snap shutting it down?

Snapchat’s parent Snap became the latest tech company to announce a huge round of layoffs, confirming ongoing rumors yesterday that it was cutting 20% of its global workforce, affecting at least

Snap cuts 20% of staff amid major restructuring

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel announced this morning that the company behind Snapchat will reduce its staff by 20% as part of larger restructuring. Snap has struggled financially for months. In May, Spiegel w

This Week in Apps: Whistleblowing drama, Instagram’s teen safety features, Twitter adds podcasts

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

Snap agrees to $35 million settlement in Illinois privacy lawsuit

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, has reached a $35 million settlement in a class action lawsuit in Illinois. The suit alleges that Snapchat’s filters and lenses violated Illinois’ Biometr

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

Looks like time is up for Snap’s Pixy drone

Snap may have flown a bit too close to the sun in its development of the palm-sized selfie drone, Pixy. Following a late-April announcement, the social media firm has already begun pumping the brakes

Snapchat+ arrives in India and it costs just 62 cents

Snap on Wednesday launched the paid version of its widely used social media service in India, bringing its exclusive and experimental features offering to the South Asian nation for just 62 cents a mo

Snapchat officially introduces parental controls through a new ‘Family Center’ feature

Snapchat today is rolling out its first set of parental controls, after announcing last October it was developing tools that would allow parents to gain better visibility into how their teens used the

Why an Atlanta-based Black influencer collective swapped their collab house for a studio

From Los Angeles to Silicon Valley, a trend emerged among social media influencers and startup founders alike: move into a mansion with 10 or so collaborators, work day and night together to build fam

Startups have to pay back all that equity compensation someday

All that stock that is paid out in worker comp to preserve cash is really just an IOU to investors that the shares will get bought back eventually.

Social subscription Snapchat+ is already faring better than Twitter Blue

Snapchat’s recent move into premium subscriptions has gained a bit of traction in its first weeks on the market. Though the social app maker just last week reported a disappointing second quarte

Snap’s new creator fund will award independent musicians up to $100,000 per month

Snap is launching a new Sounds Creator Fund to financially support independent artists who are distributing music on Snapchat via DistroKid. Starting in August, the company will distribute payments fo

The advertising slowdown is dinging Big Tech

Perhaps the real deciding line between Big Tech and the rest of the technology industry is the point at which advertising incomes become a material part of their revenues.

If you think Instagram is bad now, you won’t like Zuckerberg’s plans

From meme creators to the Kardashians, Instagram users have been vocal this week that their feeds are too saturated with irrelevant content. As Instagram’s parent company Meta chases TikTok&#821

Instagram responds to criticism with shocking revelation that it will ‘continue to support photos’

Instagram head Adam Mosseri posted a video this morning addressing mounting concerns about changes to the app’s feed and its increasing emphasis on video. Even Kim Kardashian and her sister Kyli

Messaging app Viber launches Payments, a new digital wallet for paying bills, money transfers and buying goods

Viber, the messaging app owned by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, has long been dancing around the area of fintech, launching services like money transfer and chatbot payments in various countries
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