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Instagram is internally testing a new monetization feature for creators called ‘Gifts’

Instagram is internally testing a tipping feature that would give creators a new way to make money on the social network. The test feature is called “Gifts” and would enable creators to ea

Starbucks and DoorDash launch delivery partnership, will expand offering nationwide in 2023

Starbucks is adding a new delivery partner, as the coffee giant has entered into a partnership with DoorDash that will expand nationally in 2023, the companies confirmed to TechCrunch on Tuesday. The

Twitter begins rolling out podcasts to Blue subscribers

Twitter is rolling out its redesigned Spaces tab, which includes podcasts, to Twitter Blue subscribers on iOS. The social network says Blue subscribers on Android will get access to the redesigned Spa

Snowman launches its latest game Lucky Luna exclusively with Netflix

Snowman, the studio behind Alto’s Adventure and others, has launched its latest game exclusively with Netflix. The Toronto-based studio’s new vertical scrolling platformer Lucky Luna is no

Headspace Health acquires inclusive mental health and wellness app Shine

Headspace Health is acquiring Shine, a mental health and wellness app dedicated to providing an inclusive mental health experience for the BIPOC community, the company announced on Thursday. The finan

Instagram will begin testing a new repost feature with select users soon

Instagram is gearing up to give users the ability to repost other users’ posts and reels, the social network confirmed to TechCrunch. Although the Meta-owned company hasn’t released the re

Spotify exec says the company will begin testing audiobooks ‘very soon’

Spotify CFO Paul Vogel says the music streaming platform will begin testing and trialing audiobooks “very soon.” The Spotify executive said the company plans to continue to expand its port

Nextdoor and partner to increase voter turnout for US midterms

Nextdoor is partnering with to encourage people to participate in the U.S. midterm elections this November, the company announced on Wednesday. The neighborhood social network says the partne

Instacart acquires Rosie to offer new e-commerce solutions for local and independent retailers

Instacart is acquiring Rosie, an e-commerce platform for local and independent retailers and wholesalers, the company announced on Wednesday. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founde

Remento, a storytelling app for preserving family stories, raises $3M and debuts its iOS app

Remento, a company focused on capturing and preserving family stories, has raised $3 million in seed funding led by Upfront Ventures. The Los Angeles-based company is also launching its iOS app today

Instacart is acquiring AI-powered pricing and promotions platform Eversight

Instacart is acquiring Eversight, an AI-powered pricing and promotions platform for consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands and retailers, the company announced on Thursday. The financial terms of the de

YouTube is testing a new way for select creators to promote their content

YouTube is experimenting with a new way for creators to promote their channels and content without having to go through Google Ads Manager. The Google-owned company is testing a new “Promotions&

Instagram tests new features to give users more control over suggested posts

Instagram is testing two new features that are designed to help users control more of what they see on the app, Meta announced on Tuesday. First, the company is testing the ability for users to mark m

Facebook is shutting down its standalone Gaming app in October

Just over two years after its launch, Facebook is shutting down the Facebook Gaming app on October 28, 2022. Now, when you open the app, you’ll see a banner stating that the app will no longer b

Sony acquires Savage Game Studios, announces new PlayStation Studios Mobile Division

Sony is acquiring mobile game developer Savage Game Studios, the company announced on Monday. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Savage Game is joining a newly created PlayStation Stu

Google’s Waze is shutting down its carpool service starting next month

Google-owned Waze is shuttering Waze Carpool, its service designed to connect drivers and commuters, starting next month. The six-year-old service is shutting down due to shifting commuting patterns a

Twitter is officially adding podcasts to its platform

Twitter is officially delving into the world of podcasts. The social network announced today that it’s integrating podcasts into its platform as part of its newly designed Spaces tab. The revamp

Google Search and Maps will now clearly label if a healthcare facility provides abortions

Google will start adding clear labels to Search and Map listings for healthcare facilities that provide abortions. The change comes in light of the Supreme Court’s decision to strip federal abor

Instacart now lets you order same-day delivery for large items, including furniture and electronics

Instacart announced today that it’s launching “Big & Bulky,” a new fulfillment capacity that lets customers order same-day and scheduled delivery for large items. At launch, the

Snap agrees to $35 million settlement in Illinois privacy lawsuit

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, has reached a $35 million settlement in a class action lawsuit in Illinois. The suit alleges that Snapchat’s filters and lenses violated Illinois’ Biometr
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