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Facebook and Instagram will now allow users to hide ‘Like’ counts on posts

Facebook this week will begin to publicly roll out the option to hide Likes on posts across both Facebook and Instagram, following earlier tests beginning in 2019. The project, which puts the decision about Likes in the hands of the company’s g.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetMay 26th, 2021Related News

When the Earth is gone, at least the internet will still be working

The internet is now our nervous system. We are constantly streaming and buying and watching and liking, our brains locked into the global information matrix as one universal and coruscating emanation of thought and emotion. What happens when the mach.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetMay 10th, 2021Related News

Facebook introduces a new miniplayer that streams Spotify from the Facebook app

Facebook introduces a new miniplayer that streams Spotify from the Facebook app.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetApr 27th, 2021Related News

UK’s IoT ‘security by design’ law will cover smartphones too

Smartphones will be included in the scope of a planned “security by design” U.K. law aimed at beefing up the security of consumer devices, the government said today. It made the announcement in its response to a consultation on legislativ.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetApr 22nd, 2021Related News

Watch Apple’s Spring Loaded event light right here

Today, Apple is holding a (virtual) keynote at 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris). And you’ll be able to watch the event right here as the company is streaming it live. Rumor has it that Apple plans to unveil a brand new iPa.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetApr 20th, 2021Related News

Facebook to test new business discovery features in US News Feed

Facebook announced this morning it will begin testing a new experience for discovering businesses in its News Feed in the U.S. When live, users tap on topics they’re interested in underneath posts and ads in their News Feed in order to explore.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetApr 16th, 2021Related News

OnePlus recruits Hasselblad for 3-year smartphone imaging deal

OnePlus recruits Hasselblad for 3-year smartphone imaging deal.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetMar 8th, 2021Related News

Square buys majority of Tidal, adds Jay-Z to its board in bid to shake up the artist economy

Square buys majority of Tidal, adds Jay-Z to its board in bid to shake up the artist economy.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetMar 4th, 2021Related News

Emotive raises $50M to make text marketing more conversational

While more businesses are turning to text messages as a marketing channel, Emotive CEO Brian Zatulove argued that most of them are just treating it as another “newsletter blast.” “The reason the channel performs so well is it’.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetFeb 24th, 2021Related News

RecargaPay closes a $70 million Series C

RecargaPay, a Brazil-based fintech that allows users to top off their prepaid cell phones online, announced this morning that they’ve closed their $70 million Series C. The company, which operates solely in Brazil, was launched in 2010 by Miami-bas.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetFeb 24th, 2021Related News

IronSource acquires video and playable ad platform Luna Labs

Mobile advertising company ironSource is announcing its second acquisition of the year — Luna Labs, a startup that that’s built a platform allowing app developers to create and manage video and playable ads. When I first wrote about the start.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetFeb 23rd, 2021Related News

This Week in Apps: Bumble’s IPO, Google’s missing privacy labels, a developer crusades against scams

This Week in Apps: Bumble’s IPO, Google’s missing privacy labels, a developer crusades against scams.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetFeb 13th, 2021Related News

Beacons debuts a ‘link in bio’ mobile website builder that helps creators make money, not just list links

Today, there are a number of website builders aimed at creators who want to point fans to a dedicated landing page from their social media profile. If you’ve spent any time on TikTok or Instagram, you’ve likely come across one of these si.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetFeb 10th, 2021Related News

Smartphone sales slow decline in Q4, with a big assist from Apple

New numbers from Canalys show a slowing in the major smartphone shipments we saw for 2020. The past year was, of course, a major blow to an industry already suffering a slide. Hopes that the arrival of 5G would right the ship were dashed by COVID-19......»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetFeb 3rd, 2021Related News

Smartphone sales decline in Q4, with a big assist from Apple

New numbers from Canalys show a slowing in the major smartphone shipments we saw for 2020. The past year was, of course, a major blow to an industry already suffering a slide. Hopes that the arrival of 5G would right the ship were dashed by COVID-19......»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetJan 29th, 2021Related News

This Week in Apps: TikTok viral hit breaks Spotify records, inauguration boosts news app installs, judge rules against Parler

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 is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion i.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetJan 23rd, 2021Related News

Daily Crunch: Apple announces its best apps of 2020

Apple releases its annual best apps list, a self-driving truck startup raises $350 million and the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine gets emergency approval in the United Kingdom. This is your Daily Crunch for December 2, 2020. The big story: Apple an.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetDec 13th, 2020Related News

Wellory raises $4.5M for its ‘anti-diet’ nutrition app

Wellory, a startup that bills itself as taking an “anti-diet approach” to nutrition and wellness, is announcing that it has raised $4.2 million in funding. The round was led by Story Ventures, with participation from Harlem Capital, Tinde.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetDec 13th, 2020Related News

A tween tries Apple’s new ‘Family Setup’ system for Apple Watch

With the release of watchOS 7, Apple at last turned the Apple Watch into the GPS-based kid tracker parents have wanted, albeit at a price point that requires careful consideration. As someone in the target demographic for such a device — a pare.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetDec 13th, 2020Related News

The road to smart city infrastructure starts with research

Distributed ledger technology (DLT), when applied correctly, can do for a city's infrastructure what existing technologies cannot. Dominik Schiener Contributor Dominik Schiener is co-Founder and Chairman of.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetDec 13th, 2020Related News