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This Week in Apps: Apple slashes commissions, Twitter launches Fleets, warnings about Parler

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Japan, Instagram, Supreme Court, Australia, Washington Post, Youtube, Ipo, Tech, Eu


Facebook launches E.gg, an experimental collage making app

Facebook’s internal R&D group, NPE Team, has today officially launched its latest app, E.gg, to a broader audience. The app, a freeform creation tool described as a “digital zine creator” and “GIF collage bonanza,” was announced earlier this year, but was only onboarding users via a waitlist until now. Today, it’s available in the App Store for anyone to download. The app allows users to create and share canvases, which are basically mixed media “artsy” collages created using a combination of...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Collage, Social Media, Tech, Ios Apps, Creativity, App-store, Giphy, Jason Toff, Facebook Product, NPE Team


Facebook just launched a new app named E.gg where users can create 'personalized spaces' that look like Tumblr pages

Facebook's new app is named "E.gg," and is described as a "digital zine creator." Facebook Facebook has a new app called E.gg that allows users to create personalized websites.  E.gg is described as a "digital zine creator," and was introduced with a similarly ancient reference: websites circa 1999. It's goal is broad: to "give creative control back to people" and to "create a low-pressure space for the really unpolished and mismatched things" that the early days of the internet embodi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Trends, App Store, Egg, Facebook Facebook, Edison Research, Geocities, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, NPE, Facebook E


This Week in Apps: Conservative apps surge, Instagram redesigned, TikTok gets ghosted

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Hbo, Instagram, China, Nigeria, Time, Disney, US, Samsung, Tech


This Week in Apps: Facebook Gaming skips iOS, TikTok goes shopping, Apple One bundles arrive

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Pinterest, Instagram, China, India, Samsung, Tech, ExxonMobil, Walmart, Bloomberg


Big tech blows a collective raspberry at the House’s antitrust report

Big tech has responded to the mammoth antitrust report put out by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee yesterday with blanket denials there’s any monopolistic behaviour or competitive imbalances to see here. Here’s a quick run down of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google’s rebuttals. Amazon In a lengthy but punchy blog post the ecommerce giant brands the committee’s views on antitrust “fringe notions” and “regulatory spitballing” — lathering on dire predictions of doom for small business and ho...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Instagram, Supreme Court, Privacy, Congress, Government, US, America, Tech, Walmart, Policy, Competition


This Week in Apps: Apple’s antitrust war, TikTok ban, alt app ecosystems

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series* that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined $544 billion valuatio...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Congress, Indonesia, China, India, Israel, Samsung, Tech, Developers, Pennsylvania


Daily Crunch: Apple removes Fortnite from the App Store

Epic Games takes on Apple, Instagram fixes a security issue and Impossible Foods raises $200 million. This is your Daily Crunch for August 13, 2020. The big story: Apple removes Fortnite from the App Store The controversy over Apple’s App Store policies has expanded to include Epic Games and its hit title Fortnite. The company introduced a direct payment option for its in-game currency on mobile, leading Apple to remove the app for violating App Store rules. “Epic enabled a feature in it...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Gaming, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Amc, Digital, US, Tech, Epic, App Store, Omaze, Impossible Foods, Bessemer Venture Partners, Battery Ventures


Secret documents from US antitrust probe reveal big tech’s plot to control or crush the competition

Nearly 500 pages of evidence were made public during the House Judiciary’s marathon hearing this week on potential anti-competitive actions by Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple . We’ve collected them here with added context and an omnibus, searchable version for anyone who’d rather not juggle four dozen documents. The emails, chat logs and other communications listed here trickled out online as the hearings went on. Many are internal documents that were never meant to be exposed publicl...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, Government, China, US, Tech, Policy, Jeff Bezos, App Store


CEOs from Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook had to defend their companies against what lawmakers called 'a pattern of' monopolistic behavior. Here's how each was grilled during Wednesday's landmark hearing. (AMZN, GOOGL, AAPL, FB)

Wednesday's tech antitrust hearing was a grueling six-hour event in which House committee members grilled Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sundar Pichai about their companies' market power.  Cook, Apple's CEO, received what seemed like the fewest questions, but he was asked about the App Store and how Apple treats app developers.  Zuckerberg was probed on Facebook's acquisition strategy and whether it bought companies like Instagram to "neutralize" a competitor.  Pichai, who is CEO o...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, China, Trends, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House


These 3 moments from Big Tech's blockbuster antitrust hearing could come back to haunt the companies, according to Wall Street analysts

The CEOs of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google were grilled during a five-hour congressional hearing on Wednesday. The hearing followed an antitrust investigation into the power and size of the Big Tech companies. Analysts at Wedbush identified the three moments from the hearing most likely to come back and bite the companies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Over the course of five hours on Wednesday, the CEOs from the world's four biggest tech companies were grilled by ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Cook, Instagram, Congress, China, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Georgia, Eu, United States


The CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are about to testify before Congress in a historic antitrust hearing. Here's what's at stake for each company. (GOOG, APPL, AMZN, FB)

The tech CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook will appear before Congress in a first-of-its-kind hearing on Wednesday. They'll be testifying as part of an antitrust investigation into the dominance of digital platforms that has been running since last June. The CEOs, who will likely appear remotely over video, will have to defend the growing power of their tech companies to skeptical lawmakers. In prepared remarks published ahead of the testimony, all four CEOs argued that their compani...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, John Lewis, Cook, Instagram, Congress, California, Washington Post, Youtube, China, US, Trends


Read how Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google plan to defend themselves to Congress

With their big day before lawmakers just around the corner, previews of Google (well, Alphabet), Facebook, Amazon and Apple’s opening statements are now available on the House Judiciary Committee’s site. On Wednesday, the CEOs of each company will appear in an unusually executive-packed Congressional hearing focused on antitrust concerns over the business practices. While the opening statements are just a glimpse of the hearing’s potential topics, they do provide a useful outline for the strateg...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Instagram, Congress, China, Google Search, Tech, Walmart, Policy, Tim Cook, App Store


The CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are set to testify before Congress in a historic antitrust hearing. Here's what's at stake for each company. (GOOG, APPL, AMZN, FB)

The tech CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook will appear before Congress in a first-of-its-kind hearing on Wednesday. They'll be testifying as part of an antitrust investigation into the dominance of digital platforms that has been running since last June. The CEOs, who will likely appear remotely over video, will have to defend the growing power of their tech companies to skeptical lawmakers. Here's why each CEO has been asked to appear, the types of questions they will likely be aske...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, John Lewis, Instagram, Congress, California, Washington Post, Youtube, China, Trends, Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos


The CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are set to testify before Congress in a historic antitrust hearing next week. Here's what's at stake for each company. (GOOG, APPL, AMZN, FB)

The tech CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook will appear before Congress in a first-of-its-kind hearing on Wednesday. They'll be testifying as part of an antitrust investigation into the dominance of digital platforms that has been running since last June. The CEOs, who will likely appear remotely over video, will have to defend the growing power of their tech companies to skeptical lawmakers. Here's why each CEO has been asked to appear, the types of questions they will likely be aske...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, John Lewis, Instagram, Congress, California, Washington Post, Youtube, China, Trends, Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos


After numerous rejections, Struck’s dating app for the Co-Star crowd hits the App Store

Founded by former Apple engineers, a new app called Struck wants to be the Tinder for the Co-Star crowd. In other words, it’s an astrology-based matchmaker. But it took close to 10 attempts over several months for the startup to get its app approved by Apple for inclusion in the App Store. In nearly every rejection, app reviewers flagged the app as “spam” either due to its use of astrology or, once, simply because it was designed for online dating. Apple continually cited section 4.3 of its App ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Mobile, Apps, New York, Instagram, La, Tech, Ios Apps, Antitrust, App Store, Dating Apps, Astrology, Bay Area, Kama Sutra, Lisa Jackson


This Week in Apps: US tops China on downloads, EU regulates app stores, Instagram takes on TikTok

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series* that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined $544 billion valuatio...
Tags: Apple, Firefox, Google, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Hong Kong, Cook, Instagram, Microsoft, China, Germany, Berlin, India, US


It’s clear, Indian short video apps are betting on their ‘Indianness’, but who’ll come out on top?

The clones are coming in fast: it has only been about ten days since TikTok was last accessible in India, but even in that short period of time, the short video space in the country has been in a frenzy. While the “Indian” alternatives have gained a sizeable user base ever since TikTok was banned, it remains to be seen if any of these apps will be able to match TikTok’s recommendation algorithm, or the network effects, which played a crucial role in TikTok’s success in the first place. There is ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Google Play Store, Facebook, News, Instagram, China, India, Pakistan, Play Store, App Store, MoJ, Google Trends, Cnbc, Roposo, Gaana


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Former Wirecard CEO Markus Braun was arrested in Germany on Tuesday, days after the company reported that $2.2 billion was missing. An arrest warrant was issued by Munich police in name of the former paper billionaire for market manipulation and over false statements of data that portrayed the payments group as financially stronger.  The Trump administration has called Huawei a 'parasite' and warned prime minister Boris Johns...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, UK, Instagram, Microsoft, White House, Germany, Disney, Trends, Munich, Ikea, Boris Johnson, App Store, Huawei, Alexa, Trump


TikTok tops 2 billion downloads

TikTok, the widely popular video sharing app developed by one of the world’s most valued startup (ByteDance), continues to grow rapidly despite suspicion from the U.S. as more people look for ways to keep themselves entertained amid the coronavirus pandemic. The global app and its Chinese version, called Douyin, have amassed over 2 billion downloads on Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store, mobile insight firm SensorTower said Wednesday. TikTok is the first app after Facebook’s marquee a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Google Play Store, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Media, Instagram, Youtube, China, India, Tech, Whatsapp


How to clear your Facebook app's cache on an iPhone to help the app run more efficiently

To clear the Facebook app's cache on your iPhone, you can head into the app's "Settings & Privacy" menu to clear its browser cache, and delete and reinstall the app to fully clear its cached data.  Your iPhone's Facebook cache is a record of the links you've clicked, pages you've visited, and much of your other activity within the Facebook app. Clearing it can speed up the app and your phone. Clearing your iPhone's Facebook cache won't delete any of your personal account data, photos, or post...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, App Store, Facebook How


This Week in Apps: the year and decade in review, gaming acquisitions and a Facebook OS

Welcome back to This  Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry  is as hot as ever, with 194 billion downloads last year and more than $100 billion in consumer spending. People spend 90% of their mobile time in apps and more time using their mobile devices than watching TV. Apps aren’t just a way to waste idle hours — they’re big business, one that often seems to change overnight...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Games, Instagram, Youtube, China, Tech, Ios Apps, Developers, Snapchat


An app developer is accusing Apple of quietly changing the way it ranks apps in the App Store, further fueling concerns about the influence of big tech companies (AAPL)

An app developer is accusing Apple of having manipulated app rankings in its App Store in new court filings. The app developer said it realized that its app had suddenly jumped in Apple's rankings following a report from The New York Times about the tech giant's apps being ranked highly in its own store. The court filings have appeared as lawmakers are increasingly scrutinizing whether large tech firms are engaging in anticompetitive behavior. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, Washington Post, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, House, New York Times, Warren, Department Of Justice, App Store, Aapl, Apple Amazon Facebook


TikTok creators of color are pushing for better representation on the app's recommendations page, which they say is overwhelmingly white

Creators of color on TikTok are asking for better representation on the app's "For You" page and are using the app's audio sharing feature to make videos calling out the problem, Mashable reported. The page recommends videos based on your history and an algorithm that TikTok has not talked much about publicly. TikTok is a popular short-form video app, especially among Gen Z, and has been downloaded over 1 billion times. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. TikTok users of color...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Trends, App Store, Jack Dorsey, Wakanda, Jacob Sartorius, Tiktok, Larry Hudson III, Loren Gray Baby Ariel, Morgan Sung at Mashable As Mashable, TikTokers Hudson


App revenue climbs 23% year-over-year to $21.9B in Q3

Global app revenue continues to climb, thanks to the growth in mobile gaming and the subscription economy. In the third quarter of 2019, consumer revenue grew 22.9% year-over-year from $17.9 billion to reach an estimated $21.9 billion across both the App Store and Google Play worldwide, Notably, the App Store continues to account for the large majority of this revenue, the report found, making up 65% of total spending compared with just 35% on Google Play. App Store users spent $14.2 billion, ...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Youtube, China, Tech, Ios Apps, Mobile Apps, Netflix, Revenue, Android Apps, Tencent, App Stores


Facebook will shut down Bonfire group video chat app this month

Facebook launched  its group video chat app 'Bonfire' in 2017. It was a clone of the group video chat app 'Houseparty' and today, Facebook has announced that it will be shutting down the Bonfire app as it did not receive the interest the company expected. Facebook started testing its group video chat app Bonfire in Denmark and other countries in Europe last year and it was a clone of 'Houseparty' app which was popular at that time. Houseparty had a synchronous group video chat feature where...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Europe, News, Instagram, Blogging, Denmark, App Store, Bonfire, Houseparty, Bonfire shutdown, Facebook Bonfire, Facebook group video chat


Check Out These Free Image Editing Alternatives to Aperture

Apple is officially removing support for its Aperture image editing software in the next version of macOS. Technically, development on Aperture officially ended in 2014 when it was replaced with Apple Photos and removed from the App Store, but the program remained usable.Read more...
Tags: Photography, Photoshop, Aperture, Sony, Lifehacks, Nikon, App Store, Dslr, Canon, Photo Editing, Apple Photos, Gimp, macOS, Polarr


Elizabeth Warren calls for breakup of Facebook, Google and Amazon

Elizabeth Warren has called for tech giants including Amazon, Google and Facebook to be broken up, indicating that proposals to curb Silicon Valley’s growing power will be a key theme of the race to challenge Donald Trump in the next presidential election. The senior US senator and a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination said the companies had “bulldozed competition and tilted the playing field in their favour” as she laid out a plan for strict antitrust rules. Ms Warren said that as p...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, Instagram, Elizabeth Warren, US, America, Standard Oil, Warren, Silicon Valley, Waze, App Store, Donald Trump, Federal Trade Commission


Facebook will shut down its spyware VPN app Onavo

Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following TechCrunch’s investigation about Onavo code being used in a Facebook Research app the sucked up data about teens. The Onavo Protect app will eventually shut down, and will immediately cease pulling in data from users for market research though it will continue operating as a Virtual Private Network in the short-term to allow users to find a repl...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Instagram, India, Time, Research, Vpn, App Store, Facebook research, Onavo, Instagram Snapchat, Facebok, Onavo VPN


Facebook removes its Onavo surveillance VPN app from Google Play

Facebook will end its unpaid market research programs and proactively take its Onavo VPN app off the Google Play store in the wake of backlash following TechCrunch’s investigation about Onavo code being used in a Facebook Research app the sucked up data about teens. The Onavo Protect app will eventually shut down, and will immediately cease pulling in data from users for market research though it will continue operating as a Virtual Private Network in the short-term to allow users to find a repl...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Instagram, India, Tech, Research, Vpn, App Store, Facebook research, Onavo, Instagram Snapchat, Facebok, Onavo VPN, BetaBound



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