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Past articles by Sarah:

Former WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar joins Roblox’s board

Former WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar has joined the board of directors at the online gaming platform company Roblox. The appointment, which was effective as → Read More

X’s crowdsourced fact-checking system will now let contributors consider opposing viewpoints

X (formerly Twitter) this week changed how its crowdsourced fact-checking Community Notes feature works. In the new design, users will be able to review → Read More

Stealth startup Favs raises ~$1M for its close-friends-only social network

Over the years, social media has moved further and further away from its original value proposition of being a network where you could keep up with close → Read More

WordPress blogs can now be followed in the fediverse, including Mastodon

In March, owner Automattic made a commitment to the fediverse -- the decentralized social networks that include the Twitter rival Mastodon → Read More

Pinterest’s Gen Z-focused Shuffles app has now inspired a new Pinterest feature

A year ago, Pinterest's then brand-new collage-making app Shuffles was going viral on TikTok as Gen Z users sought out invites in order to create their → Read More

Amazon updates visual search, AR search and more in challenge to Google

Amazon is introducing new features that make it easier to search for products on mobile and is challenging other product search engines, like Google and → Read More

Slingshot's playful new app lets you 'sling' quick photos to friends

A clever new app called Slingshot is combining the serendipity of BeReal snaps with the friends-only photo sharing popularized by apps like Snapchat. But → Read More

Personalized news app Artifact becomes a discovery engine for the web with new Links feature

Artifact, the personalized news aggregator built by Instagram's co-founders, is launching a new feature today that takes the app in a different direction → Read More

Spotify’s new Showcase tool lets artists pay to promote their music in the Home feed

Spotify this week launched a new tool called Showcase that allows artists to promote their work directly in the streaming app’s revamped Home feed introduced earlier this year. With Showcase, artists can create a mobile card that they can use to introduce their music, including new and catalog releases, which then appears as a sponsored […] → Read More

Amazon debuts generative AI tools that helps sellers write product descriptions

Amazon today introduced a new set of generative AI tools aimed at sellers which the retailer says will simplify the process of creating product listings. → Read More

Apple’s iOS 17 arrives Monday, September 18

Apple confirmed in its iPhone press release that iOS 17 will be released as a free software update on Monday, September 18, 2023. → Read More

Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro will capture 3D ‘spatial videos’ for the Apple Vision Pro

Apple announced today it has a new iPhone feature that will tie into its brand-new mixed-reality headset, the Apple Vision Pro. With the newly announced → Read More

Apple’s ‘Find My’ app makes it easier to find your friends on iPhone 15

With the release of iPhone 15, the iPhone will gain Apple's second-generation Ultra Wideband chip, which will allow it to connect to other devices with the same chip up to three times farther away. → Read More

Siri gains access to health data, adds on-device processing on Apple Watch Series 9

Announced at the Apple Event 2023, Apple Watch Series 9 is bringing some Siri improvement, including the ability to access health data through Siri. → Read More

Amazon announces Supply Chain by Amazon, which includes restocking physical stores

Amazon this morning announced an expansion of its logistics network that will allow its selling partners to move their products in bulk from Amazon’s low-cost storage service, Amazon Warehousing Distribution (AWD), to any sales channel, including physical stores and warehouses, instead of only directly to consumers’ doorsteps. The new solution, called Multi-Channel Distribution (MCD), will […] → Read More

Spotify's latest personalized playlist, daylist, evolves with you throughout the day

Spotify is once again adding to its suite of personalized playlists with its newest offering, daylist, an ever-evolving playlist that adapts to your moods throughout the day. The new playlist will live alongside Discovery Weekly, On Repeat, your genre mixes and other personalized playlists, offering a continually refreshed playlist designed for “every version of you,” […] → Read More

AI app is catching up to ChatGPT in the US, the AI app maker that lets users design their own AI characters, is catching up to ChatGPT in terms of mobile app usage. According to a recent analysis by market intelligence firm Similarweb, the iOS and Android apps for the a16z-backed are now seeing 4.2 million monthly active users in the U.S., compared […] → Read More to invest $20M into AI-focused grants for think tanks and academic institutions

Ahead of Wednesday’s AI-focused private congressional meeting with tech giants, Google this morning announced a new initiative aimed at supporting researchers and public policy solutions around AI with the debut of the Digital Futures Project. As part of the effort, Google’s charitable arm is establishing a $20 million fund that will provide grants to […] → Read More

Market intelligence firm Sensor Tower conducts layoffs, several execs out

Sensor Tower, a prominent market intelligence firm for the app economy, this week laid off a notable portion of its workforce, estimated at around 40 people out of the 270+ at the company, according to LinkedIn’s headcount. The layoffs included C-suite executives, TechCrunch has learned from multiple sources, including the CMO, CFO and chief product […] → Read More

X, formerly Twitter, caught running unlabeled ads in users’ Following feeds

X, the company formerly known as Twitter, has been caught running unlabeled ads in users' Following feeds, TechCrunch has learned and was able to confirm → Read More