Apple Business Chat drives in-seat drink ordering at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland
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Apple Business Chat drives in-seat drink ordering at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland

With LeBron James hundreds of miles west plying his trade for the Los Angeles Lakers these days, Cleveland Cavalier fans haven’t had a lot to cheer about this…

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America Movil acquires Nextel in Brazil for $905M
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America Movil acquires Nextel in Brazil for $905M

Latin America continues to remain a focus for investors that are eyeing up its large population and growth potential. In the latest development, America Movil, the Latin American…

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CoParenter helps divorced parents settle disputes using AI and human mediation
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CoParenter helps divorced parents settle disputes using AI and human mediation

A former judge and family law educator has teamed up with tech entrepreneurs to launch an app they hope will help divorced parents better manage their co-parenting disputes,…

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CoParenter helps divorced parents settle disputes using AI and human mediation
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CoParenter helps divorced parents settle disputes using AI and human mediation

A former judge and family law educator has teamed up with tech entrepreneurs to launch an app they hope will help divorced parents better manage their co-parenting disputes,…

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U.S. federal court jury finds Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents
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U.S. federal court jury finds Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has chalked up another small legal victory against Apple in another patent litigation suit. A jury in a U.S. federal court in San Diego found…

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U.S. federal court jury finds Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents
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U.S. federal court jury finds Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has chalked up another small legal victory against Apple in another patent litigation suit. A jury in a U.S. federal court in San Diego found…

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Daily Crunch: Telegram soars after Facebook outage
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Daily Crunch: Telegram soars after Facebook outage

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am…

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Facebook loses CPO Chris Cox and WhatsApp VP Chris Daniels
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Facebook loses CPO Chris Cox and WhatsApp VP Chris Daniels

Thirteen-year Facebook veteran, chief product officer and the spirit animal of the social network Chris Cox is departing the company after two years of seeking to do something…

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In a challenge to Twitch and YouTube, Facebook adds ‘Gaming’ to its main navigation
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In a challenge to Twitch and YouTube, Facebook adds ‘Gaming’ to its main navigation

Facebook’s gaming efforts and challenge to Twitch are taking another big leap today, as the social network begins the initial rollout of a dedicated Facebook Gaming tab in…

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Instagram founders say losing autonomy at Facebook meant ‘winning’
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Instagram founders say losing autonomy at Facebook meant ‘winning’

Rather than be sore about losing independence within Facebook, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom told me it was an inevitable sign of his app’s triumph. Today at South By…

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YouTube Music and YouTube Premium come to India
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YouTube Music and YouTube Premium come to India

YouTube Music is coming to the next critical battlefield for streaming music services: India. The company announced this week it’s launching its ad-supported version of YouTube Music for…

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Daily Crunch: Spotify files complaint against Apple
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Daily Crunch: Spotify files complaint against Apple

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am…

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Blind users can now explore photos by touch with Microsoft’s Seeing AI
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Blind users can now explore photos by touch with Microsoft’s Seeing AI

Microsoft’s Seeing AI is an app that lets blind and limited-vision folks convert visual data into audio feedback, and it just got a useful new feature. Users can…

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Former CEO Zain Jaffer files wrongful termination lawsuit against Vungle
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Former CEO Zain Jaffer files wrongful termination lawsuit against Vungle

Vungle founder Zain Jaffer filed a lawsuit today accusing the mobile advertising company of wrongfully terminating him from the role of CEO. The lawsuit cites a section of…

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TwitSnap? Twitter launches new camera feature to demote text
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TwitSnap? Twitter launches new camera feature to demote text

Twitter is rolling out the redesign to its camera feature TechCrunch reported on a month ago that’s designed to let you capture photos, videos, and live footage and…

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US threatens to reduce intelligence sharing if Germany doesn’t ban Huawei
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US threatens to reduce intelligence sharing if Germany doesn’t ban Huawei

The U.S. government is threatening to reduce the amount of intelligence it shares with Germany if Huawei wins a contract to build the country’s next-generation 5G network. That’s…

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Instagram founders say losing autonomy at Facebook meant “winning”
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Instagram founders say losing autonomy at Facebook meant “winning”

Rather than be sore about losing independence within Facebook, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom told me it was an inevitable sign of his app’s triumph. Today at South By…

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Niantic’s Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a sorcerous smorgasbord for the Pokémon GO generation
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Niantic’s Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a sorcerous smorgasbord for the Pokémon GO generation

Niantic’s follow-up to the absurdly popular Pokémon GO, the long-awaited Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, has one major drawback: unlike its predecessor, you can’t explain it in a single…

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Digital publisher Serial Box raises $4.5M
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Digital publisher Serial Box raises $4.5M

Serial Box, a startup bringing back the tradition of serialized fiction, has raised $4.5 million in seed funding. The company actually disclosed the funding last week when announcing…

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UK military veteran launches crowd-funding for Pixie app to revive local stores
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UK military veteran launches crowd-funding for Pixie app to revive local stores

What if, instead of sitting on your phone on the sofa ordering stuff from Amazon, you could buy the same things locally from local stores that ultimately enliven…

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Jeffrey Katzenberg’s streaming service Quibi is doing a show about Snapchat’s founding
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Jeffrey Katzenberg’s streaming service Quibi is doing a show about Snapchat’s founding

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman today announced a slate of new series and projects heading to their forthcoming video streaming service, Quibi. The list includes an origin story…

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The other smartphone business
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The other smartphone business

With the smartphone operating system market sewn up by Google’s Android platform, which has a close to 90% share globally, leaving Apple’s iOS a slender (but lucrative) premium…

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Instagram prototypes video co-watching
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Instagram prototypes video co-watching

The next phase of social media is about hanging out together while apart. Rather than performing on a live stream or engaging with a video chat, Instagram may…

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Zuckerberg wants messages to auto-expire to make Facebook a ‘living room’
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Zuckerberg wants messages to auto-expire to make Facebook a ‘living room’

On feed-based “broader social networks, where people can accumulate friends or followers until the services feel more public . . . it feels more like a town square…

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Hooch moves beyond subscription drinks, with rewards for travel, dining and more
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Hooch moves beyond subscription drinks, with rewards for travel, dining and more

When we first wrote about Hooch, it offered a fun, straightforward deal — for $9.99 per month, you could claim one free drink per day from participating bars…

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Podcasts, smart speakers soar as social media stalls, based on new survey
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Podcasts, smart speakers soar as social media stalls, based on new survey

The 2019 edition of a popular annual survey shows usage of social media by Americans is stalling while ownership of smart speakers and tablets has soared over the…

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Huawei opens a cybersecurity transparency center in the heart of Europe
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Huawei opens a cybersecurity transparency center in the heart of Europe

5G kit maker Huawei opened a Cyber Security Transparency center in Brussels yesterday as the Chinese tech giant continues to try to neutralize suspicion in Western markets that…

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5G phones are here but don’t rush to upgrade
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5G phones are here but don’t rush to upgrade

This year’s Mobile World Congress — the CES for Android device makers — was awash with 5G handsets. The world’s No.1 smartphone seller by marketshare, Samsung, got out…

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Sam’s Club to test new Scan & Go system that uses computer vision instead of barcodes
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Sam’s Club to test new Scan & Go system that uses computer vision instead of barcodes

In October, Walmart-owned Sam’s Club opened a test store in Dallas where it planned to trial new technology including mobile checkout, an Amazon Go-like camera system, in-store navigation…

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iOS developers will soon be able to offer discounts to their existing and lapsed subscribers
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iOS developers will soon be able to offer discounts to their existing and lapsed subscribers

As subscriptions continue to grow into a sizable revenue stream for mobile app developers, Apple has had to make adjustments to its guidelines, rules and even its tools…

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Huawei: ‘The US security accusation of our 5G has no evidence. Nothing.’
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Huawei: ‘The US security accusation of our 5G has no evidence. Nothing.’

Huawei’s rotating chairman Guo Ping kicked off a keynote speech this morning at the world’s biggest mobile industry tradeshow with a wry joke. “There has never been more…

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Siri gets new airline, food order and dictionary Shortcuts, with more on the way
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Siri gets new airline, food order and dictionary Shortcuts, with more on the way

Announced at last year’s WWDC, Apple’s been firing up Siri Shortcuts at a fairly steady clip. The company says there are now “thousands” of apps integrating the iOS…

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Daily Crunch: TikTok faces children’s privacy fine
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Daily Crunch: TikTok faces children’s privacy fine

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am…

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Facebook admits 18% of Research spyware users were teens, not
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Facebook admits 18% of Research spyware users were teens, not

Facebook has changed its story after initially trying to downplay how it targeted teens with its Research program that a TechCrunch investigation revealed was paying them gift cards…

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Samsung Galaxy S10+ review
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Samsung Galaxy S10+ review

Launching around the globe a few days ahead of the world’s largest mobile show was the ultimate big-dog move. Samsung celebrated the 10th anniversary of its flagship phone…

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A closer look at Huawei’s folding Mate X
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A closer look at Huawei’s folding Mate X

Yesterday gave us a closer view of the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Of course, there were still a plate of glass, a security rope and a few feet between…

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Virtual phone number apps are gaming the App Store with duplicates
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Virtual phone number apps are gaming the App Store with duplicates

If you’ve searched the App Store for an app to get a second phone number, chances are you found dozens of apps with very little differences. A handful…

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We’re ready for foldable phones, but are they ready for us?
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We’re ready for foldable phones, but are they ready for us?

This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. After years of prototypes, the age of foldables has finally arrived. They’re here. I’ve seen them, and even, briefly, touched…

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When brands violate customer trust, it’s tough to win it back
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When brands violate customer trust, it’s tough to win it back

Trust is a fundamental building block of any healthy relationship, whether that’s between individuals or companies and customers. If you can’t trust the company you are doing business…

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Apple removes VoIP app clones from the App Store
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Apple removes VoIP app clones from the App Store

Following my report from yesterday, Apple has removed many of the apps I pointed out. When you try to find them on the App Store, they are no…

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