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Facebook is testing a new LOL app with teens, but will they even want it?

FACEBOOK IS TESTING A NEW LOL APP WITH TEENS, BUT WILL THEY EVEN WANT IT?

It's been a hot minute since Facebook made a new app. And its latest effort, called LOL, is solely targeting teens, if you couldn't...

Byju's buys Osmo for $120M to add blended learning to its $4B digital education business

BYJU'S BUYS OSMO FOR $120M TO ADD BLENDED LEARNING TO ITS $4B DIGITAL EDUCATION BUSINESS

Weeks after it raised a massive $540 million funding round , Indian education unicorn Byju's is on the M&A path. The company announced...

 
 
 
YouTube's mobile app updated with support for gestures, iPhones get it first

YOUTUBE'S MOBILE APP UPDATED WITH SUPPORT FOR GESTURES, IPHONES GET IT FIRST

Great news for iPhone users, as the YouTube mobile app now features support for a new way to navigate through clips using gestures....

Microsoft's Bing search engine reportedly had a child porn problem

MICROSOFT'S BING SEARCH ENGINE REPORTEDLY HAD A CHILD PORN PROBLEM

Bing, Microsoft's search engine, was surfacing child pornography, TechCrunch reports . A report from online safety consultancy AntiToxin,...

 
 
 
Instagram Now Lets Users Post to Multiple Accounts Simultaneously

INSTAGRAM NOW LETS USERS POST TO MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS SIMULTANEOUSLY

Instagram is rolling out a new feature that allows posting content to multiple accounts at the same time. The social network confirmed...

Instagram will now let you regram posts across all your accounts

INSTAGRAM WILL NOW LET YOU REGRAM POSTS ACROSS ALL YOUR ACCOUNTS

TechCrunch reports that Instagram is finally introducing an official regram feature to its iOS app, so you can share the same post...

 
 
 
Apple promotes HomeKit at CES with press event to highlight new smart home accessories coming in 2019

APPLE PROMOTES HOMEKIT AT CES WITH PRESS EVENT TO HIGHLIGHT NEW SMART HOME ACCESSORIES COMING IN 2019

As reported by TechCrunch , Apple is pushing HomeKit hard at CES this year. It coordinated with manufacturers to demo key new HomeKit...

A homework app in China that instantly solves problems for students with the snap of a photo is now worth $3 billion

A HOMEWORK APP IN CHINA THAT INSTANTLY SOLVES PROBLEMS FOR STUDENTS WITH THE SNAP OF A PHOTO IS NOW WORTH $3 BILLION

A homework app in China that instantly solves problems for students when they take a picture, Yuanfudao, has raised $300 million, according...

 
 
 
Gift Guide: 13 last minute gifts that you can still get in time

GIFT GUIDE: 13 LAST MINUTE GIFTS THAT YOU CAN STILL GET IN TIME

Welcome to TechCrunch's 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gift Guide Hub. Whoops. You goofed up. It seemed...

Fintech startup Plaid raises $250M at a $2.65B valuation

FINTECH STARTUP PLAID RAISES $250M AT A $2.65B VALUATION

In the five years since its product was showcased onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt New York's hackathon, Plaid has emerged as one of the...

 
 
 
Apple cracking down on third-party screen time & parental control apps as iOS adds native Screen Time feature

APPLE CRACKING DOWN ON THIRD-PARTY SCREEN TIME & PARENTAL CONTROL APPS AS IOS ADDS NATIVE SCREEN TIME FEATURE

With iOS 12, Apple launched a new Screen Time functionality for monitoring device and app usage. As part of that, TechCrunch reports...

Daily Crunch: Black Friday's online sales are projected to hit $5.9B

DAILY CRUNCH: BLACK FRIDAY'S ONLINE SALES ARE PROJECTED TO HIT $5.9B

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch's roundup of our biggest and most important stories. (This one's a little shorter than usual - it's...

 
 
 
Over 500,000 Android Users Downloaded Malware From Google Play App Store

OVER 500,000 ANDROID USERS DOWNLOADED MALWARE FROM GOOGLE PLAY APP STORE

The Google Play Store is generally fairly safe, but it is possible for application developers to sneak malware into it. TechCrunch...

Gift Guide: The best gear for that friend who wants to start a podcast

GIFT GUIDE: THE BEST GEAR FOR THAT FRIEND WHO WANTS TO START A PODCAST

Welcome to TechCrunch's 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gift Guide Hub. “How do I start a podcast?” As...

 
 
 
SAP agrees to buy Qualtrics for $8B in cash, just before the survey software company's IPO

SAP AGREES TO BUY QUALTRICS FOR $8B IN CASH, JUST BEFORE THE SURVEY SOFTWARE COMPANY'S IPO

Ryan Smith of Qualtrics speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 Enterprise software giant SAP announced today that it has...

A viral video app you've probably never heard of had more downloads in September than Facebook, YouTube, or Snapchat

A VIRAL VIDEO APP YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF HAD MORE DOWNLOADS IN SEPTEMBER THAN FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, OR SNAPCHAT

TikTok is a social platform popular amongst teens made-up of short videos that often play catchy songs in the background. According...

 
 
 
CBS is launching a standalone streaming network for entertainment news

CBS IS LAUNCHING A STANDALONE STREAMING NETWORK FOR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

CBS continues to embrace online video streaming, introducing a second standalone network today that will be dedicated entirely to entertainment...

Oculus co-founder is leaving Facebook after cancellation of ‘Rift 2' headset

OCULUS CO-FOUNDER IS LEAVING FACEBOOK AFTER CANCELLATION OF ‘RIFT 2' HEADSET

Brendan Iribe, the co-founder and former CEO of Oculus, announced today that he is leaving Facebook, TechCrunch has learned. Iribe...

 
 
 
Winamp is back, and it's headed for your phone

WINAMP IS BACK, AND IT'S HEADED FOR YOUR PHONE

After four years in development limbo, classic media player Winamp is getting a major revamp. According to TechCrunch , the software...

Instagram prototyping feature that would share your detailed location data with Facebook

INSTAGRAM PROTOTYPING FEATURE THAT WOULD SHARE YOUR DETAILED LOCATION DATA WITH FACEBOOK

TechCrunch reports today that Facebook is testing a new privacy setting that would share location history from Instagram with Facebook....