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Google updates to a cleaner, simpler Play Store design with no Music section

Google’s Play Store has gotten a big visual makeover, the company announced today, with changes that include a cleaner look-and-feel, new navigation, an easier way to to see app information, and more. Most notably, however, is that Google has taken a page from Apple’s playbook with the priority given to its two distinct sections for […]

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Google is Killing Another Messaging App…Feature…Something You Never Used

YouTube MessagesTwo years ago, because Google is the best at messaging and most definitely has a clear direction for its messaging plans, the company released a new messaging feature within YouTube. This may come as a shock to the many of you who used it, but Google will now shutdown that feature. According to a support … Continued

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PayPal-backed money lender Tala raises $110M to enter India

Tala, a Santa Monica, California-headquartered startup that creates a credit profile to provide uncollateralized loans to millions of people in emerging markets, has raised $110 million in a new financing round to enter India’s burgeoning fintech space. The Series D financing for the five year-old startup was led by RPS Ventures, with GGV Capital and […]

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Here are the 82 startups from day 2 of Y Combinator’s S19 Demo Days

Team TechCrunch was back for Day 2 of Y Combinator’s Summer 2019 Demo Days where we heard from another massive chunk of startups that are taking disruption very seriously, even if they’re aiming to upend companies that only launched in Y Combinator a few classes ago. The total class of on-record Demo Days launches came […]

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DEAL: Smart Camera With Facial Recognition and Alexa Support, Down to $25 ($35 Off Coupon)

Smart cameras and smart security cameras with facial recognition are all the rage right now, but if you’ve been shopping for one, you’ll know that they can be very expensive. Nest’s cheapest option is $199 and Ring’s cheapest option is $179 (and it lacks facial recognition). Needless to say, protecting the home can be expensive. … Continued

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Reputation.com nabs $30M more to help enterprises manage their profiles online

In these days where endorsements from influential personalities online can make or break a product, a startup that’s built a business to help companies harness all the long-tail firepower they can muster to get their name out there in a good way has raised some funding to expand deeper into feedback and other experience territory. […]

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All 84 startups from Y Combinator’s S19 Demo Day 1

It’s that time of year, Silicon Valley’s investor technocrati and advice-giving Twitter celebrities descended upon Pier 48 in San Francisco to judge the latest summer batch of Y Combinator startups. TechCrunch was there, as well, and we were tapping away feverishly as co-founders pitched to woo investors. There are 197 companies in total in the […]

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GeForce NOW for Android Coming “Later This Year”

Back in July, via AT&T of all companies, we learned that GeForce NOW is coming to Android. Unfortunately, we didn’t learn any specifics, such as exactly when it would launch, but NVIDIA has published news this morning concerning its cloud gaming platform and its launch on Android. While NVIDIA still provided no exact launch date, … Continued

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