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Facebook is secretly building LOL, a cringey teen meme hub – TechCrunch

Facebook is secretly building LOL, a cringey teen meme hub – TechCrunch How do you do fellow kids? After Facebook Watch, Lasso, and IGTV failed to become hits with teens, the company has been quietly developing another youthful video product. Multiple sources confirm that Facebook has spent months building LOL, …

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Google starts pulling unvetted Android apps that access call logs and SMS messages – TechCrunch

Google starts pulling unvetted Android apps that access call logs and SMS messages – TechCrunch Google is removing apps from Google Play that request permission to access call logs and SMS text message data but haven’t been manually vetted by Google staff. The search and mobile giant said it is part …

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Go-Jek buys fintech startup Coins.ph for $72M ahead of Philippines expansion – TechCrunch

Go-Jek buys fintech startup Coins.ph for $72M ahead of Philippines expansion – TechCrunch Ride-hailing startup Go-Jek’s expansion into the Philippines ran into problems earlier this month over its ownership structure, but that isn’t deterring the Indonesian company from investing into the market. Today, Go-Jek announced that it has acquired local fintech …

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Momo, Vietnam’s top payment app, lands big Series C investment led by Warburg Pincus – TechCrunch

Momo, Vietnam’s top payment app, lands big Series C investment led by Warburg Pincus – TechCrunch Fintech in Southeast Asia continues to pique the attention of global investors. Alibaba, Tencent and others have jumped into the region and deployed hundreds of millions of dollars, and now Warburg Pincus is joining them. …

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Dolby quietly preps augmented audio recorder app “234″ – TechCrunch

Dolby quietly preps augmented audio recorder app “234″ – TechCrunch Dolby is secretly building a mobile music production app it hopes will seduce SoundCloud rappers and other musicians. Codenamed “234” and formerly tested under the name Dolby Live, the free app measures background noise before you record and then nullifies it. …

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NPR turns comedy game show ‘Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me!’ into an Alexa and Google voice app – TechCrunch

NPR turns comedy game show ‘Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me!’ into an Alexa and Google voice app – TechCrunch NPR is turning its popular game show program “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” into a voice application for smart speakers, including both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant-powered devices. The new app lets …

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Twitter bug revealed some Android users’ private tweets – TechCrunch

Twitter bug revealed some Android users’ private tweets – TechCrunch Twitter accidentally revealed some users’ “protected” (aka, private) tweets, the company disclosed this afternoon. The “Protect your Tweets” setting typically allows people to use Twitter in a non-public fashion. These users get to approve who can follow them and who can …

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Spotify launches Car View on Android to make using its app less dangerous behind the wheel – TechCrunch

Spotify launches Car View on Android to make using its app less dangerous behind the wheel – TechCrunch Spotify is making it easier to use its streaming app in the car, when the phone is connected to the vehicle over Bluetooth. The company today confirmed the launch of a new …

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On-demand workspace platform Breather taps new CEO – TechCrunch

On-demand workspace platform Breather taps new CEO – TechCrunch Breather’s new CEO Bryan Murphy / Breather Press Kit Breather, the platform that provides on-demand private workspace, announced today that it has appointed Bryan Murphy as its new CEO. Before joining Breather, Murphy was the founder and President of direct-to-consumer mattress …

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