Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Spotify tries making its app easier to use in latest update – TechCrunch

After recently tweaking its design to better showcast podcasts, Spotify today announced it’s giving its entire mobile experience a refreshed look-and-feel. Starting initially with the iOS app, both Spotify Free...

Chinese giants take on Google Play, Iowa caucus disaster, TikTok’s power over App Store...

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry...

Netflix begins streaming in AV1 on Android – TechCrunch

Netflix announced this week that it has started to stream titles in AV1 on Android in what could significantly help the two-year-old media codec gain wider adoption. The world’s biggest...

How Dubsmash revived itself as #2 to TikTok – TechCrunch

Lip-syncing app Dubsmash was on the brink of death. After a brief moment of virality in 2015 alongside Vine (R.I.P), Dubsmash was bleeding users faster than it could recruit them....

Marijuana delivery giant Eaze may go up in smoke – TechCrunch

The first cannabis startup to raise big money in Silicon Valley is in danger of burning out. TechCrunch has learned that pot delivery middleman Eaze has seen unannounced layoffs, and...

Zuckerberg ditches annual challenges, but needs cynics to fix 2030 – TechCrunch

Mark Zuckerberg won’t be spending 2020 focused on wearing ties, learning Mandarin or just fixing Facebook. “Rather than having year-to-year challenges, I’ve tried to think about what I hope the...

Snapchat quietly acquired AI Factory, the company behind its new Cameos feature, for $166M...

After acquiring Ukraine startup Looksery in 2015 to supercharge animated selfie lenses in Snapchat — arguably changing the filters game for all social video and photo apps — Snap ...

Amazon’s Ring partners with National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to put missing...

Amazon’s Ring is partnering with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) in the U.S. to publish missing child posters directly in the Neighbors app by Ring....

Uber reveals sexual assault numbers – TechCrunch

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Revolut supports direct debits in the UK – TechCrunch

Fintech startup Revolut is adding a key feature for users who want to replace their traditional bank account altogether. You can now pay with GBP direct debits. Revolut already...

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