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Snapchat officially introduces its paid subscription at $3.99 per month

Snapchat officially launched its paid subscription plan called Snapchat+ today that will offer exclusive features like the ability to change the app icon and being able to see which people have rewatc

Leverage, red flags and a changing venture landscape

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Alex and Grace are back to cover the biggest, boldest and ba

This Week in Apps: Twitter Notes, Instagram age verification, Spotify’s Live Events

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

What do you call the opposite of the startup halo effect?

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Just as one company’s success shouldn’t cast a halo on its

Twitter rolls out its closed caption toggle on iOS and Android, tests new ways to start Spaces

Twitter announced this week that it’s introducing a few new features for users. Most notably, the social media giant is rolling out its closed caption toggle to all users on iOS and Android. Twi

Daily Crunch: Raba Partnership leads $2.1M seed round for African fintech startup Thepeer

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Twitter officially rolls out its long-form content ‘Notes’ feature

Twitter announced today that it has begun testing “Notes,” a way to write and publish long-form content on the social media platform. The official announcement comes a day after TechCrunch

Twitter partners with Shopify to bring merchants’ products to Twitter Shopping

As part of its ongoing efforts to expand into e-commerce, Twitter today announced a new partnership with Shopify. The deal will see Twitter launching a sales channel app that will be made available to

Daily Crunch: With $153M Series C, LeadSquared becomes India’s newest unicorn

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Twitter to expand into long-form content with upcoming Twitter Notes feature (Update: confirmed)

In what could be one of Twitter’s more significant changes since doubling the character count from 140 to 280 characters, the company is preparing to launch a new feature that would support the

Twitter is bringing back its long-lost Chirp Developer Conference in November

As Twitter continues to woo developers back to its platform, the company today announced the return of its developer conference, Chirp. The event was first held in 2010 but was then canceled the very

The fintech funding market is not dead

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Alex and Grace are back to cover the biggest, boldest and ba

Twitter asks shareholders to approve the $44 billion Elon Musk takeover

Twitter’s board wants the $44 billion Elon Musk takeover completed, which is why it’s asking its shareholders to approve the deal, according to a new regulatory filing. The board states in

Another brutal week for crypto and crypto companies

Hi all! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we recap the most read stories to cross TechCrunch over the last week. Our goal: If you’ve had a busy few days, you should be able to

SpaceX said to have fired employees behind company-wide letter criticizing Elon Musk

SpaceX moved quickly to terminate at least some of the employees involved in the open letter circulated through the company’s internal communications system this past Wednesday, The New York Tim

In all-hands Twitter call, Elon Musk fields questions about free speech and bots

As Elon Musk addressed Twitter employees for the first time in an all-hands Q&A meeting, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO provided some more details about his plans for the social platform. When Musk firs

Elon Musk tells Twitter employees he wants to be involved in product

In a company-wide Twitter call today, presumptive buyer Elon Musk answered questions from “tweeps” for the first time. Will the Tesla and SpaceX CEO’s $44 billion offer to buy Twitte

A new study suggests 33% of US Twitter users post about politics

A new study from the Pew Research Center noted that out of 25% of adult Americans using Twitter, 33% tweet about politics, up from 13% in 2019. The report highlighted that while only 24% of American T

Twitter now allows local businesses to display location, hours and contact info on their profiles

Twitter’s expanding its suite of offerings for businesses with a new feature called Location Spotlight for professional accounts, the company announced on Tuesday. Now, local stores can display

Nigeria’s internet regulator releases draft to regulate Google, Facebook, TikTok and others

Nigeria has announced plans to regulate internet companies like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram (all owned by Meta), Twitter, Google and TikTok in a draft shared by the country’s internet regulator. 
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