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Spotify launches new fund to support independent open source projects

Spotify has announced that it’s launching a Free and Open Source Software Fund to support independent open source projects. The company says the purpose of the fund is to bring attention to inde

Twitter is testing a ‘CC’ button that will let you turn video captions on or off

Twitter announced today that it’s beginning to test a “CC” button that will let users turn video captions on or off. The feature is rolling out to some iOS users and will be coming t

Twitter spotted testing a feature that would let users set status updates

Twitter has been spotted working on a feature that would allow users to set a status on their profiles and tweets. According to reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong, who searches the code of mobile apps

TikTok rolls out interactive add-ons for in-feed ads globally

TikTok announced this week that interactive add-ons are now available globally for in-feed ads to help brands create more engaging ads on its platform. The company says interactive add-ons offer a way

Picsart brings its editing tools to Google Drive with new integration

Digital creation platform Picsart has launched an integration with Google Drive via the Google Workspace Marketplace. The new integration enables users to edit Google Drive images in Picsart’s w

Apple Fitness+ adds new dance workouts featuring music from BTS, ABBA and more

Apple announced today that it’s adding new curated dance workouts and collections to Fitness+ in time for International Dance Day on April 29. The service is adding additional content to its Ar

PayPal and Venmo to increase instant transfer fees in the US

PayPal and Venmo are increasing their instant transfer fees for both consumers and merchants in the United States in the coming weeks, PayPal announced on Thursday. Instant transfers allow customers t

Instagram to improve its ranking system to better highlight original content

Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced today that the company is going to tweak its ranking algorithm to highlight original content more on its platform. Following the announcement, a spokesperson for

Google Search now displays city-level air quality information in the US

Google is rolling out detailed information about air quality in Search, the company confirmed to TechCrunch on Wednesday. The company notes that the launch currently only supports city-level queries.

Bach raises $8M to scale its group travel app for planning bachelorette trips

Bach, a group travel app for planning bachelorette trips, has announced $8 million in seed funding led by Corazon Capital. The app, which is available on both the Google Play Store and the iOS App Sto

Apple Music launches new DJ mixes in spatial audio

Apple is launching DJ mixes in spatial audio with Dolby Atmos on Apple Music, the company announced on Wednesday. The company says the launch brings listeners into a truly immersive audio experience w

Brave’s latest feature automatically bypasses Google AMP pages

Brave announced in a blog post that it’s rolling out a new “De-AMP” feature that automatically bypasses Google’s Accelerate Mobile Pages (AMP) and instead takes users straight

Instagram test removes ‘Recent’ tab from hashtag pages for some users

Instagram is removing the ‘Recent’ tab on hashtag pages for some users as part of a small test, the company announced on Tuesday. Currently, when you select a hashtag, you’re taken t

Facebook is losing interest in its podcasting plans, new report claims

Last April, Facebook announced a suite of new audio products, including new support for podcasts and a Clubhouse live audio competitor, which was an indication that it was taking the threat from other

Microsoft is reportedly looking to bring ads to free-to-play Xbox games

Microsoft is reportedly creating an ad program that will allow brands to advertise in free-to-play Xbox games, according to a report from Business Insider. Sources familiar with the matter told Inside

Meta is developing a web version of Horizon Worlds

Meta is working on a web version of its social virtual reality Horizon Worlds platform, the company’s CTO Andrew “Boz” Bosworth revealed in a tweet. The expansion would allow users to try ou

Peloton is increasing its subscription fees starting June 1

Peloton announced today that it’s increasing the price of its subscription fees in the United States and Canada. Starting June 1, the cost of the company’s all-access plan is increasing fr

TuneIn brings its paid subscription service to all Amazon Alexa-enabled devices

TuneIn announced today that it’s bringing its TuneIn Premium subscription service to all Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. Users can now access TuneIn Premium content, which includes live sports, co

Clubhouse starts rolling out dark mode on iOS and Android

Clubhouse is rolling out a new dark mode setting on its iOS and Android apps starting today, the company announced in a blog post this week. The company says dark mode was a highly requested feature a

Beam Impact raises $13.3M to turn everyday purchases into a way to support social causes

Beam Impact, a company that enables consumers to turn their spending into a way to support social causes, has raised $13.3 million in Series A funding led by Index Ventures. The company’s B2B2C mode
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