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This Week in Apps: Twitter launches livestream shopping, Netflix snags new games, Tile gets acquired

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 […]




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Fairphone hits software support longevity akin to Apple’s iPhone

Fairphone, the Dutch social enterprise dedicated to making consumer electronics (more) sustainable and ethical, including by supporting repairability so that users can hold onto their hardware for longer, has announced […]




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European Parliament’s IMCO backs limits on tech giants’ ability to run tracking ads

In what looks like bad news for adtech giants like Facebook and Google, MEPs in the European Parliament have voted for tougher restrictions on how Internet users’ data can be […]




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Netflix’s gaming service adds two more titles, including the return of Gameloft’s ‘Asphalt Xtreme’

Earlier this month, Netflix’s new gaming service became globally available across both iOS and Android with a debut lineup that included two “Stranger Things”-themed games and a few more casual […]




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This Week in Apps: Apple defends app ad buying, Spotify gains lyrics, Instagram kills Threads

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Spotify’s new Podcast Subscriptions expand to global markets

Just a few months after launching support for podcast subscriptions to U.S. creators, Spotify today is making the service available to creators in global markets. The company says the service, […]




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This Week in Apps: Court orders Apple to implement App Store changes, 2022 forecast, TikTok tries gaming

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Instagram adds TikTok-like Text-to-Speech and Voice Effects tools to Reels

Instagram added two features to Reels yesterday: text-to-speech and voice effects. These features are popular already on TikTok, but now, creators can use them on Instagram too. This marks yet […]




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This new Android spyware masquerades as legitimate apps

Security researchers have uncovered a new spyware campaign that’s targeting South Korean residents with Android devices in order to steal confidential data. Unlike other spyware campaigns that typically take advantage […]




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Facebook’s ‘meta-existential’ pivot for survival

Jacob Mullins Contributor Jacob Mullins is a managing director at Shasta Ventures, where he has invested in VR/AR since 2016. More posts by this contributor The top 10 best of […]