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Facebook is shutting down its live shopping feature on October 1

Facebook is shutting down its live shopping feature on October 1 to shift its focus to Reels, the company announced in a blog post. After this date, you will no longer be able to host any new or sched

Google now lets merchants add an ‘Asian-owned’ label to their profiles on Maps and Search

Google announced today that it’s adding a new label on Maps and Search that will allow people to identify their business as being Asian-owned. The new label is now available to merchants in the Unit

Ticketmaster, TikTok partner to give users a new way to discover and purchase event tickets

Ticketmaster and TikTok are partnering to launch an in-app feature that lets users discover events through the popular short-form video app. With this new partnership, TikTok users will be able to buy

Locket, the popular app that lets you post photos to your loved ones’ homescreens, raises $12.5M

Locket, a popular app for sharing photos straight to your family and friends’ home screens, has raised $12.5 million in funding. The app rose to the top of the App Store charts after launching on Ne

Amazon launches same-day delivery from select retail stores, including PacSun and Diesel

Amazon announced today that Prime members in some U.S. metro areas can now get same-day delivery from select retail stores. At launch, members in or around Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Miami,

After dominating the short-video market, TikTok may be considering a music service

TikTok parent company ByteDance filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in May for a service called “TikTok Music.” First spotted by Business Insider, the f

Apple’s services revenue growth slows to $19.6B in Q3, reaches 860M paid subscriptions

Apple released its third-quarter earnings on Thursday and reported $19.6 billion in services revenue, marking a 12% year-over-year increase, but narrowly falling short of Wall Street predictions of ab

Instagram to walk back full-screen home feed and temporarily reduce recommended posts

Instagram head Adam Mosseri says the social network will walk back some recent changes to the app that have led to intense criticism from users. Mosseri revealed the news in an interview with reporter

Instagram will survey US users about race to assess if it is ‘fair and equitable’

Instagram announced today that it will start prompting a random assortment of people on its platform in the United States to participate in an optional survey about their race and ethnicity. The compa

Snap’s new creator fund will award independent musicians up to $100,000 per month

Snap is launching a new Sounds Creator Fund to financially support independent artists who are distributing music on Snapchat via DistroKid. Starting in August, the company will distribute payments fo

Spotify’s new personalized playlist will recommend tracks based on what your friends are listening to

Spotify is launching a new personalized playlist called “Friends Mix” to give users a way to discover new tracks based on the Blends they’ve created with their friends. The streaming

Apple’s latest iOS 16 beta introduces a history log for edited messages

Apple has released the fourth developer beta for iOS 16 on Wednesday, bringing limits to the ability to edit and delete iMessages. Most notably, the company is adding an edit history log that will giv

TikTok will provide select researchers with more transparency about its platform and moderation system

TikTok announced today that it will provide select researchers with more transparency about its platform and moderation system. The company is developing a research API to improve access to public and

Meta is raising the price of Quest 2 virtual reality headsets by $100

Meta announced today that it’s raising the price of its Quest 2 virtual reality headsets due to increased production costs. Starting on August 1st, the Meta Quest 2 will cost $399.99 USD for the

Shopify lays off 10% of its workforce as rapid pandemic growth slows

Shopify is laying off around 10% of its workforce, or about 1,000 employees, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The Ottawa, Canada-based company told staff in a memo sent on Tuesday that the layoff

Google is adding new Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Keep optimizations for tablets

Google announced today that it’s updating some of its apps to work better on tablets. Google introduced Android 12L earlier this year to make tablets easier to use, and at I/O, the company annou

Creators on Facebook can now earn money through videos that use licensed music

Meta announced today that creators on Facebook can now earn money through their Facebook videos that use licensed music. The company is launching “Music Revenue Sharing” to allow video cre

Instacart expands its EBT SNAP payments program to 10 more states

Instacart announced today that Electronic Benefits Transfer and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT SNAP) can now be used to buy groceries online in 10 additional states through its app. Th

Snap misses on Q2 revenue, declines to forecast its future financial performance

Snap released its second-quarter earnings on Thursday and missed analyst’s expectations. Revenue was $1.11 billion for the quarter, up 13% from the same period a year earlier but coming in below

Instagram video posts shorter than 15 minutes will now be shared as Reels

Instagram announced today that new video posts that are shorter than 15 minutes will now be shared as Reels. Videos posted prior to this change will remain as videos and won’t become Reels. The
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