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GIF search is coming to LinkedIn messaging through Google’s GIF engine Tenor – TechCrunch

Tenor is now going to exclusively power GIF searches in LinkedIn messaging after Google a few weeks ago, adding yet another service to its already pretty large portfolio of messaging platforms. Tenor has long positioned itself as a GIF search tool working across a number of different platforms, ranging from its own keyboard

By | 2018-04-11T20:04:51+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

Zuckerberg owns or clones most of the “8 social apps” he cites as competition – TechCrunch

Mark Zuckerberg’s flimsy defense when congress asked about a lack of competition to Facebook has been to cite that the average American uses eight social apps. But that conveniently glosses over the fact that Facebook owns three of the top 10 U.S. iOS apps: #4 Instagram, #6 Messenger, and #8 Facebook according to

By | 2018-04-11T16:57:59+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

Zuckerberg’s boring testimony is a big win for Facebook – TechCrunch

Mark Zuckerberg ran his apology scripts, trotted out his lists of policy fixes and generally dulled the Senate into submission. And that constitutes success for Facebook. Zuckerberg testified before the joint Senate judiciary and commerce committee today, capitalizing on the lack of knowledge of the politicians and their surface-level questions. Half the time,

By | 2018-04-11T01:35:52+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

Zuckerberg admits it was a mistake not to ban Cambridge Analytica’s ads – TechCrunch

Facebook didn’t ban Cambridge Analytica when it found out in 2015 that it had received user data from Dr. Aleksandr Kogan, and Zuckerberg called that a mistake during his testimony before the Senate. Cambridge Analytica has since been banned. Zuckerberg explained that “I want to correct one thing that I said earlier in

By | 2018-04-10T22:27:46+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

DFS Lab is helping the developing world bootstrap itself with fintech – TechCrunch

Entrepreneurs have it rough in Africa, India, Pakistan — places where VC cash doesn’t fall from the sky and necessary infrastructure like reliable banking and broadband can be hard to come by. But companies grow and thrive nevertheless in these rugged environments, and DFS Lab is an incubator focused on connecting them with

By | 2018-04-10T19:21:42+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

Instagram rolls out Focus portrait mode for videos and photos – TechCrunch

Instagram is one-upping Apple with a portrait mode feature that runs on a wider variety of phones and works with video, not just photos. Last month, TechCrunch reported about a Focus feature buried in Instagram’s code, which began publicly testing a week later. Now Instagram is rolling out Focus, which blurs the background while

By | 2018-04-10T18:20:57+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

Tribe combines arcade games with group video chat – TechCrunch

Sick of chatting but want to stay connected? Tribe‘s app lets you play clones of Space Invaders, Flappy Bird, Fruit Ninja, Name That Tune and more while video chatting with up to seven friends or strangers. Originally a video messaging app, Tribe failed to gain traction in the face of Snapchat and Facebook

By | 2018-04-10T02:52:38+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

First look at Instagram Nametags, its clone of Snapchat QR codes – TechCrunch

Instagram is preparing to launch a feature called Nametags that lets you create a special image that people can scan with the Instagram Stories camera to follow you. TechCrunch broke the news of Nametags code in Instagram’s Android APK last month. But now thanks to reader Genady Okrain we have screenshots and more

By | 2018-04-09T23:47:38+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

HQ Trivia finally gets social with ‘Friends on HQ’ update – TechCrunch

The popular quiz startup HQ Trivia is beginning to roll out the first of many new social features to its app focused on leveraging competition with friends and family during game time. HQ Trivia has managed to bring people together in real life to play the game on their phones, but the startup

By | 2018-04-09T20:44:13+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

App downloads and revenue again broke records in the first quarter of 2018 – TechCrunch

Global app downloads and consumer spending in apps had yet another record quarter, according to a new report from App Annie, out on Monday. In the first quarter of 2018, iOS and Google Play downloads grew more than 10 percent year-over-year to reach 27.5 billion – the highest figure to date. In addition,

By | 2018-04-09T17:37:43+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments