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PSA: Owl City remixed Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’

My Chemical Romance yesterday released their first single since 2014. Kendrick Lamar just dropped a new album. But did you know that this morning, Owl City remixed Smash Mouth’s seminal […]




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Google tells shareholders that YouTube Shorts is doing great, don’t worry about TikTok!

Alphabet, the parent company to Google, announced its first quarter earnings this evening, and for the creator industry, that means a slew of news and updates about YouTube. YouTube is […]




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State attorneys want TikTok and Snap to support third-party parental control apps

TikTok and Snapchat need more parental controls, a letter signed by 44 attorneys general stated. Yesterday, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a series of concerns to the […]










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This Week in Apps: Facebook Reels goes global, Trump’s own social app arrives, all eyes on TikTok

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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Facebook Reels rolls out worldwide along with new creative tools and ads

After publicly launching in the U.S. this past September, Facebook Reels today is becoming globally available in over 150 countries. The feature, which is a key part of Meta’s response […]




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Substack is testing a video feature, which will roll out widely in ‘the coming weeks’

The newsletter monetization platform Substack announced on its blog today that it’s testing video uploads in private beta. Like existing newsletter posts, creators can decide whether they want to keep […]




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TikTok is working on avatars, live audio streams, new creator tools and more

TikTok is building a number of new features, including Bitmoji-like avatars, keyword filtering for the For You Page, group chats, audio-only livestreams, screen sharing on livestreams and Twitch-like subscription features, […]




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Dutch regulator orders App Store changes, China’s app numbers decline, 2021’s new million-dollar publishers

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 […]