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Physical security startup HiveWatch lands $20M Series A, led by Dick Costolo and Adam Bain

HiveWatch, an LA-based startup that uses multi-sensor fusion to help companies better respond to physical security threats, has secured $20 million in Series A funding led by Dick Costolo and Adam Bai

Revue now lets you subscribe to newsletters directly on your Twitter timeline

Starting today, Revue writers have another tool to turn their Twitter followers into newsletter subscribers. Now, when you tweet out your newsletter, readers will see a subscribe button embedded in th

Twitter rolls out the ability for anyone to host a Space

After steadily expanding access over the course of the year, Twitter announced today its audio chatroom feature known as Twitter Spaces is now open to anyone who wants to host a Space across iOS and A

Inside the Trump SPAC deal taking on Twitter, Disney, CNN and every major tech company

In a blinding flash of humility, TMTG allows that taking on public cloud and fintech infrastructure giants is more a "long-term" goal, not something it intends to get busy on right away.

Twitter acquires group chat app Sphere

Twitter has acquired London-based Sphere, which operates an eponymous groups chat app, the latest in a series of recent moves from the social network as it looks to aggressively broaden and improve it

This Week in Apps: Apple appeals Epic Games suit, Google files a counterclaim and Twitter adds more ads

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 

Twitter found a way to show users more ads

Twitter says it’s going to test a new ad format and placement on its platform. On Wednesday, Twitter Revenue Product Lead Bruce Falck said Twitter would begin showing ads on mobile devices insid

Twitter is bringing Ticketed Spaces to Android users in the US

Twitter has announced that paid Ticketed Spaces are coming to Android users in the U.S. over the next few days. Hosts on Spaces, Twitter’s live audio room feature, will now be able to sell access to

Verizon-owned cell network Visible confirms hackers accessed user accounts

Visible, a budget cellular carrier owned by Verizon, has confirmed that hackers accessed and charged user accounts. The incident, first reported by The Verge, came to light earlier this week after Vi

Twitter will now let you remove followers without blocking them

After testing last month, Twitter is rolling out a feature to all web users that will let them remove followers without blocking them. This safety feature can be helpful if you want to avoid the reper

Twitter launches Spark audio creator program to boost Spaces

Twitter is deepening its investment in Spaces, the Clubhouse-like audio rooms the social network launched this year. The company announced the launch of a new creator program for Spaces on Tuesday. Th

One-time TikTok rival Byte relaunches as Clash, an app for video creators and their top fans

When the Trump administration announced it would ban TikTok in the U.S., a number of alternative short-form video apps began to flourish, as users hedged their bets on a potential TikTok exit. Among t

Tech giants’ slowing progress on hate speech removals underscores need for law, says EC

Tech giants have gotten worse at removing illegal hate speech from their platforms under a voluntary arrangement in the European Union, according to the Commission’s latest assessment. The sixth

Twitter invests in avatar startup Facemoji

Avatar startups have come and gone over the past few years, but the future that many of the entrepreneurs behind them originally imagined has proven more or less accurate. Apple is increasingly intere

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong might not be having fun at work, you guys

Aside from billions in personal wealth and impressive levels of corporate control, what's the point of being a successful tech CEO these days? I'm not asking in the abstract. There are tweets.

Twitter is selling MoPub to AppLovin for $1.05 billion

Twitter announced Wednesday that it would offload MoPub, the mobile ad platform it bought back in 2013, selling the company to mobile game and marketing software maker AppLovin. Twitter paid around $3

Twitter is testing prompts that warn you when a conversation has bad vibes

If you’ve ever tweeted something innocuous that went on to kick off a firestorm of unwanted attention, you know full well that people on Twitter will fight about anything and everything — it&#

Snapchat revamps creator payouts by offering chance to win prizes with Spotlight Challenges

As competition for creator talent heats up, Snap today introduced a series of new tools, programs and features that will enable creators on its platform to generate revenue. These include the expansio

Distraction-free reading service Scroll is shutting down and becoming a feature of Twitter Blue

Distraction-free reading service Scroll will shut down in approximately 30 days and become a feature of Twitter Blue, Twitter confirmed in an email to TechCrunch. Twitter acquired Scroll in May and ha

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies before the Senate

After revealing her identity on Sunday night, Frances Haugen — the whistleblower who leaked controversial Facebook documents to The Wall Street Journal — testified before the Senate Commi
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