Category: Software

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June 10, 2021

Messenger adds Venmo-like QR codes for person-to-person payments in the U.S.

This spring, Facebook confirmed it was testing Venmo-like QR codes for person-to-person payments inside its app in the U.S. Today, the company announced those codes are now launching publicly to all U.S. users, allowing anyone to send or request money through Facebook Pay — even...


by Sarah Perez in Apps
June 4, 2021

Apple's WWDC 2021 Starts Monday. Here's What to Expect

The annual developer conference is where the next versions of iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and other software enhancements are unveiled.


by Lauren Goode in Gear
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May 26, 2021

Poparazzi hypes itself to the top of the App Store

If Instagram’s photo tagging feature was spun out into its own app, you’d have the viral sensation Poparazzi, now the No. 1 app on the App Store. The new social networking app, from the same folks behind TTYL and others, lets you create a social...


by Sarah Perez in Alexia Bonatsos
May 18, 2021

Google Is Finally Taking Smartwatches Seriously

Wear OS—now just dubbed Wear—is seeing its biggest update yet, with integrations from Fitbit and a new partnership with Samsung.


by Julian Chokkattu in Gear
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May 18, 2021

Pinterest introduces Idea Pins, a video-first feature aimed at creators

Pinterest is expanding further into the creator community with today’s launch of a video-first feature called “Idea Pins,” aimed at creators who want to tell their stories using video, music, creative editing tools and more. The feature feels a lot like Pinterest’s own take on...


by Sarah Perez in Apps
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May 11, 2021

YouTube announces a $100M fund to reward top YouTube Shorts creators over 2021-2022

YouTube is giving its TikTok competitor, YouTube Shorts, an injection of cash to help it better compete with rivals. The company today introduced the YouTube Shorts Fund, a $100 million fund that will pay YouTube Shorts creators for their most viewed and most engaging content...


by Sarah Perez in computing
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April 15, 2021

Facebook to test new business discovery features in US News Feed

Facebook announced this morning it will begin testing a new experience for discovering businesses in its News Feed in the U.S. When live, users tap on topics they’re interested in underneath posts and ads in their News Feed in order to explore related content from...


by Sarah Perez in Advertising Tech