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Netflix’s edition of Night School’s ‘Oxenfree’ is now available to play on iOS and Android

Netflix is adding Oxenfree, the popular supernatural mystery thriller game created by Night School Studio, to its gaming roster. Oxenfree: Netflix Edition is now available for Netflix subscribers to download on iOS and Android devices, the company announced at its Tudum global fan event on Saturday. The launch of the game comes a year after […] → Read More

Instagram Stories under 60 seconds are no longer broken up into clips

Instagram is rolling out the ability for users to upload longer uninterrupted Stories, the social network confirmed to TechCrunch on Friday. → Read More

TikTok is releasing its comment dislike button to all users worldwide

TikTok is officially rolling out its comment dislike button to all users, the company announced on Friday. → Read More

Instagram restores services after partial outage

If you're having trouble accessing Instagram right now, it's because the social network is currently experiencing a partial outage. → Read More

Meta ordered to pay walkie-talkie app maker Voxer $175M for patent infringement

Meta has been ordered to pay Voxer more than $174 million in damages, according to court documents filed on Wednesday. → Read More

Netflix is releasing a new mobile game based on its popular bake-off show ‘Nailed It!’

Netflix is adding a new title to its gaming roster that is based on its hit show "Nailed It!" on October 4. → Read More

TikTok’s new #BookTok feature lets you tag Penguin Random House titles in videos

One of the most popular communities on TikTok is #BookTok, which is a made up of users who discuss books and share their recommendations with others. TikTok is aware that the community is a big part of its platform and notes that the #BookTok hashtag has more than 77 billion view globally. Now, the company […] → Read More

Facebook adds new Pages features to help creators connect with fans and get discovered

Facebook is introducing new Pages features that are designed to help creators get discovered and connect with their followers, the company announced on Tuesday. Most notably, the social network is rolling out a new setting for creators that makes content exclusively available to top fans and subscribers. Creators can select the option by going into […] → Read More

Nintendo is ending support for account logins via Facebook and Twitter

Nintendo is ending support for account logins through Facebook and Twitter on October 25, the company announced on Tuesday. After that date, players won’t be able to sign in or create a new Nintendo Account using a Facebook or Twitter account. Nintendo says players will still be able to log on or create a new […] → Read More

Twitter’s new opt-in feature will remind you to add alt text to photo uploads

Twitter is expanding access to an opt-in feature that is designed to make its platform more accessible for people who use screen readers. The social network is rolling out an image description reminder to encourage more people to add descriptions to the photos they share. Twitter began testing the feature in July with 10% of […] → Read More

TrovaTrip, a group travel management platform and marketplace, raises $15M

TrovaTrip, a travel planning and booking platform that lets creators host adventures with their communities, has raised $15 million in Series A funding led by Madrona. Founded in 2017, the Portland-based company makes it easy for creators to sell and host multi-day experiences around the world. TrovaTrip offers more than 150 experiences in 48 countries. […] → Read More

Instacart launches Connected Stores, a suite of in-store tech for retailers

Instacart announced today that it’s launching Connected Stores, a suite of new and existing technologies that aim to help retailers create a personalized experience both online and in-store. The company has been piloting the new technologies with select retailers, and is now opening them up to stores across the United States and Canada. The suite […] → Read More

YouTube is gearing up to give Shorts creators a cut of ad revenue, report says

These upcoming reported changes will help YouTube gain an edge against TikTok, which is arguably its biggest competitor. → Read More

Amazon’s live radio app Amp is launching a new creator fund

Amp has allocated "millions of dollars" to pay creators through monthly rewards. → Read More

Snapchat rolls out iOS 16 Lock Screen Widgets with latest app update

Snapchat is among numerous other apps that are looking to earn a place on your Lock Screen. → Read More

Snapchat for Web is now available to all users worldwide

Snapchat is making the desktop version of its app, Snapchat for Web, available to its entire global community, the company announced on Thursday. The social network initially launched Snapchat for Web in July to Snapchat+ subscribers in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Now, the desktop version can accessed by all Snapchat […] → Read More

Facebook’s latest app update brings iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets

One of the most notable changes with Apple’s iOS 16 launch is the ability for users to personalize their Lock Screen with widgets. Many app developers have worked to make their apps iOS 16-ready, and Facebook is now one of them. This week, the Meta-owned app quietly released an app update to include support for […] → Read More

Period tracking app Flo rolls out ‘Anonymous Mode’ on iOS, Android launch coming next month

Flo promised to release the mode shortly after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. → Read More

Instagram is internally testing a new monetization feature for creators called ‘Gifts’

Instagram is internally testing a tipping feature that would give creators a new way to make money on the social network. The test feature is called “Gifts” and would enable creators to earn money through Reels. The news was first reported by Business Insider. When asked about the feature, a Meta spokesperson told TechCrunch in […] → Read More

Starbucks and DoorDash to launch delivery partnership in Atlanta, expand offering nationwide in 2023

Starbucks is adding a new delivery partner, as the coffee giant has entered into a partnership with DoorDash that will expand nationally in 2023, the companies confirmed to TechCrunch on Tuesday. The two companies are currently testing delivery in Atlanta and will begin testing the offering in stores in Sacramento and Houston tomorrow. Customers who […] → Read More