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TechCrunch’s Top 10 investigative reports from 2019 – TechCrunch

TechCrunch’s Top 10 investigative reports from 2019 – TechCrunch

Facebook spying on teens, Twitter accounts hijacked by terrorists, and sexual abuse imagery found on Bing and Giphy were amongst the ugly truths revealed by TechCrunch’s investigating reporting in 2019. The tech industry needs more watchdogs than ever as its size enlargens the impact of safety failures and the abuse of power. Whether through malice, […]

Instagram drops IGTV button, but only 1% downloaded the app – TechCrunch

Instagram drops IGTV button, but only 1% downloaded the app – TechCrunch

At most, 7 million of Instagram’s 1 billion-plus users have downloaded its standalone IGTV app in the 18 months since launch. And now, Instagram’s main app is removing the annoying orange IGTV button from its home page in what feels like an admission of lackluster results. For reference, TikTok received 1.15 billion downloads in the […]

Have we hit peak smartphone? – TechCrunch

Have we hit peak smartphone? – TechCrunch

There’s reason to believe the market may never return to sustained growth Brian Heater @bheater / 9 hours Last Halloween, we broke down some “good news” from a Canalys report: the smartphone industry saw one-percent year-over-year growth — not exactly the sort of thing that sparks strong consumer confidence. In short, 2019 sucked for smartphones, […]

Samsung acquires TeleWorld Solutions to help build 5G infrastructure – TechCrunch

Samsung acquires TeleWorld Solutions to help build 5G infrastructure – TechCrunch

Samsung this morning announced that it has completed the acquisition of TeleWorld Solutions. The Virginia-based telecommunications company provides wireless networking and consulting services. It’s TWS’s 5G solutions that Samsung is clearly the most interested in as part of this deal. The electronics giant says it plans to leverage TWS’s services to help U.S.-based networks build […]

Instagram’s Boomerang evolves with SloMo, Echo, & Duo effects – TechCrunch

Instagram’s Boomerang evolves with SloMo, Echo, & Duo effects – TechCrunch

Nearly five years after launching, Instagram’s back-and-forth video loop maker Boomerang is finally getting a big update. Users around the globe can now  add SlowMo, “Echo” blurring, and “Duo” rapid rewind special effects to their Boomerangs, as well as trim their length. This is the biggest creative upgrade yet for one of mobile’s most popular […]

Zuckerberg ditches annual challenges, but needs cynics to fix 2030 – TechCrunch

Zuckerberg ditches annual challenges, but needs cynics to fix 2030 – TechCrunch

Mark Zuckerberg won’t be spending 2020 focused on wearing ties, learning Mandarin, or just fixing Facebook. “Rather than having year-to-year challenges, I’ve tried to think about what I hope the world and my life will look in 2030” he wrote today on Facebook. As you might have guessed, though, Zuckerberg’s vision for an improved planet […]

India’s Reliance Jio rolls out Wi-Fi calling feature – TechCrunch

India’s Reliance Jio rolls out Wi-Fi calling feature – TechCrunch

Two of the top three telecom operators in India are beginning to address one of the biggest challenges hundreds of millions of their subscribers face in the country each day: poor call quality and abrupt voice drops. Reliance Jio, India’s second largest telecom operator, announced today that it now supports voice and video calling functionality […]

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