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YouTube and Snapchat were asked to defend their apps age ratings in Senate hearing

Zebra raises 11M in a preseed round for messaging that pairs photos with voice chat

LOVE unveils a modern video messaging app with a business model that puts users in control

Snap paid 250 million to creators on its TikTok clone this year

Beams wants to turn collaborative audio clips into a social media biz

Snap to launch a new Creator Marketplace this month initially focused on Lens Creators

Tetrate nets 125 million to bring microservices to the corporate masses

LiveKit cofounder believes the metaverse needs open infrastructure

Messenger upgrades its endtoend encrypted chat experience

WhatsApp brings its Business API to the cloud to speed adoption

Snap snaps up database developer KeyDB to make its infrastructure more snappy

TikTokstyle dating app Desti filters matches by date destinations

Twitter launches Spark audio creator program to boost Spaces

Californias CA Notify app to offer statewide exposure notification using Apple and Googles framework

TikTok taps Atmosphere to bring TikTok videos to out of home screens in commercial venues for the first time

Clubhouse is adding spatial audio effects to make users feel like theyre really in the room

EWA which taps into popular media to teach languages hits 51M downloads and 35M MAUs and raises its first outside funding

Chinas Qutoutiao is burning millions of dollars to take on TikTok parent

How Jamaica failed to handle its JamCOVID scandal

How much is link in bio real estate worth Linktrees new valuation says 13 billion

Charlie launches a mobile app that gamifies getting out of debt

News aggregator SmartNews raises 230 million valuing its business at 2 billion

Twitter is working on a podcasts tab

Daily Crunch: Indias Central Bank says cryptocurrency may even be worse than Ponzi schemes

Google Play launches its own privacy nutrition labels following similar effort by Apple

Everyone you know is a Disney princess which means AR is queen

Messenger celebrates its 10th anniversary with new features and a plan to become the connective tissue for realtime experiences

Spotify puts its Podz acquisition to use with test of new podcast discovery feature

Social networking app for women Peanut adds live audio rooms

A Bluetooth bug in a popular athome COVID19 test could falsify results

Playbytes new app aims to become the TikTok for games

Bumble makes its first acquisition with deal for French Gen Z dating app Fruitz

Social subscription Snapchat is already faring better than Twitter Blue

TikTok updates its policies with focus on minor and LGBTQ safety age appropriate content and more

9count maker of Wink and new dating app Summer scores an additional 275M

Snack a Tinder meets TikTok dating app opens to Gen Z investors

Poparazzi hypes itself to the top of the App Store

Snapchat will introduce revenue sharing on ads in creators stories

VSCO acquires mobile app Trash to expand into AIpowered video editing

BeReal: Hype or hit What to know about the Gen Z photosharing app climbing the charts

Mark Cubanbacked live entertainment app Fireside launches to creators

SwoonMe uses avatars and audio for its less superficial dating app

Discover the many ways to network at TechCrunch Disrupt

PubNub raises 65M to build and run data streams for messaging presence and other realtime aspects of virtual spaces

WhatsApp to launch Communities more structured group chats with admin controls

Europe says yes to messaging interoperability as it agrees on major new regime for Big Tech

Popchew cooks up creator partnership approach to digitally native local food brands

TikTok parent ByteDance just bought a hospital group in China

App management startup AppFollow raises 5M Series A round led by Nauta Capital

Not gonna lie this NGL lawsuit is kinda juicy