The FDA should regulate Instagram’s algorithm as a drug

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Daniel Liss Contributor Share on Twitter Daniel Liss is the founder and CEO of...

TikTok expands mental health resources, as negative reports of Instagram’s effect on teens leak

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TikTok announced this morning that it is implementing new tactics to educate its users about the negative mental health impacts of social media. As part of these changes, TikTok...

SpotOn raises $300M at a $3.15B valuation and acquires Appetize

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Last year at this time, SpotOn was on the brink of announcing a $60 million Series C funding round at a $625 million valuation. Fast-forward to almost exactly one year later and a lot has...

Instagram is building a ‘Favorites’ feature so you don’t miss important posts

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Instagram confirmed it’s developing a new feature called “Favorites,” which would allow users to select certain accounts whose posts they would like to see higher in their feed. A...

Dispo launches a test to gauge user interest in selling their photos as NFTs

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Dispo, the photo-sharing app that emulates disposable cameras, started rolling out a test yesterday that will record user interest in selling photos as NFTs. Some users will now see...
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Microsoft acquires video creation and editing software maker Clipchamp

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Video editing software may become the next big addition to Microsoft’s suite of productivity tools. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced it’s acquiring Clipchamp, a company offering web-based video creation and editing software that allows anyone...
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Driven by livestreams, consumer spending in social apps to hit $17.2B in 2025

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The livestream boom is driving a significant uptick in the creator economy, as a new forecast estimates consumers will spend $6.78 billion in social apps in 2021. That figure will grow to $17.2 billion...
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Equity Monday: Women’s employment drops, as Delta’s drama continues

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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff to catch up on weekend news and prep for the days...

Playbyte’s new app aims to become the ‘TikTok for games’

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A startup called Playbyte wants to become the TikTok for games. The company’s newly launched iOS app offers tools that allow users to make and share simple games on...

Instagram tests ads in its Shop tab

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Instagram is further investing in its e-commerce business, Instagram Shops, with the launch of a new advertising product, Ads in Instagram Shop. The company says it’s currently testing the...

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