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Netflix will roll out a lower-priced subscription plan in India

Netflix will roll out a lower-priced subscription plan in India Netflix said on Wednesday that it will roll out a cheaper subscription plan in India, one of the last great growth markets for global companies, as the streaming giant scrambles to find ways to accelerate its slowing growth worldwide. The company added […]

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Facebook’s regulation dodge: Let us, or China will

Facebook’s regulation dodge: Let us, or China will Facebook is leaning on fears of China exporting its authoritarian social values to counter arguments that it should be broken up or slowed down. Its top executives have each claimed that if the U.S. limits its size, blocks its acquisitions, or bans its cryptocurrency, […]

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FaceApp responds to privacy concerns 

FaceApp responds to privacy concerns  FaceApp, the AI-powered selfie-editing app that’s been having another viral moment of late, has now responded to a privacy controversy that we covered earlier here. We’ve pasted the company’s full statement at the bottom of this post. The tl;dr here is that concerns had been raised that […]

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Highlights from Facebook’s Libra Senate hearing

Highlights from Facebook’s Libra Senate hearing Facebook will only build its own Calibra cryptocurrency wallet into Messenger and Whatsapp, and will refuse to embed competing wallets, the head of Calibra David Marcus told the Senate Banking Committee today. Calibra will be interoperable so users can send money back and forth with other […]

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Amazon adds Hindi to the Alexa Skills Kit

Amazon adds Hindi to the Alexa Skills Kit Users of Amazon’s voice assistant will soon be able to talk to Alexa in Hindi. Amazon announced today that it has added a Hindi voice model to its Alexa Skills Kit for developers. Alexa developers can also update their existing published skills in India […]

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Facebook snags former Vine GM to run product for its new experimental app division, NPE Team

Facebook snags former Vine GM to run product for its new experimental app division, NPE Team Is Facebook preparing to launch a serious competitor to TikTok? If so, the company just picked up some key talent to make that happen. Last week, Facebook announced plans for a new division, called the NPE […]

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Waze now shows road toll prices along your driving route

Waze now shows road toll prices along your driving route Navigation app Waze is making getting to where you’re going even easier – or at least more transparent. A new feature rolling out today will show you any tolls along your route, including the actual amount you’re going to pay, across both […]

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Digging into the Roblox growth strategy

Digging into the Roblox growth strategy Could Roblox create a new entertainment and communication category, something it calls “social co-experience”? When it was a small startup, few observers would have believed in that future. But after 15 years — as told in the origin story of our Roblox EC-1 — the company […]

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Facebook answers how Libra taxes and anti-fraud will work

Facebook answers how Libra taxes and anti-fraud will work Facebook provided TechCrunch with new information on how its cryptocurrency will stay legal amidst allegations from President Trump that Libra could facilitate “unlawful behavior”. Facebook and Libra Association executives tell me they expect Libra will incur sales tax and capital gains taxes. They […]

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Twitter returns after an hour-long outage

Twitter returns after an hour-long outage After an hour of sweet freedom, the world has been returned to the grasp of Twitter. At about 2:50 pm ET, the desktop and mobile site were down, displaying a “Something is technically wrong” error. The app was also not working. The site returned at about […]

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