Tag: apps

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Poparazzi tops app charts with ‘anti selfie selfie club’

Clubhouse, schmubhouse? There’s a new social app at the top of the App Store charts, and it is styling itself as “the anti selfie selfie club”. That app is called Poparazzi, and it’s a photo-sharing app that claims...
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Yokee Karaoke app now has more than 1m monthly active users

Mobile karaoke is big business in China, but what about in the west? One of the main apps has just revealed its latest figures. Yokee Karaoke says it has more than one million monthly users who have recorded more than 500k...
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Hip-hop music creation app Rap Fame reaches 10m downloads

Startup Rap Tech Studios has reached a new milestone for its Rap Fame app: more than 10m downloads across Apple and Google’s app stores. The app launched in 2018 as a way for people to record and share hip-hop tracks,...
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Fantasy music app FanLabel adds tracks with Tuned Global

We’ve always liked the idea of ‘fantasy music label’ or ‘music stock exchange’ startups, where players discover music and back it (whether through ‘signing’ songs to their virtual...
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Apple / Epic Games trial kicks off with arguments (and data)

The European Commission’s decision to send Apple a statement of objections on the grounds that it has “distorted competition in the music streaming market” was a setback for the company. But it came as another high-profile...
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Apple’s new ‘App Tracking Transparency’ feature goes live

Apple’s latest software update for iPhones, iOS 14.5, is out, and it brings with it a feature that has been sparking debate across the digital advertising industry ever since it was announced. That feature is ‘App...
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BBC Sounds app gets chilled-out ‘relax’ stream from Radio 1

In the UK, the BBC Sounds app started life as a smarter way to access on-demand radio shows from public-service broadcaster the BBC, as well as its growing stable of podcasts. However, BBC Sounds is quietly becoming a decent...
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Facebook’s experimental NPE Team launches Hotline Q&A app

Another day, another ‘Clubhouse competitor’, and this one is the work of Facebook’s experimental apps team. Which means it’s getting plenty of headlines (yes, us too) and will probably get a few more...
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Study shows how YouTube’s reach is growing in the US

The Pew Research Center has been surveying Americans on their social media usage, and found that… not much has changed. “YouTube and Facebook continue to dominate the online landscape, with 81% and 69%, respectively,...
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Research firms highlight growth in wellness and fitness apps

Sensor Tower and App Annie are the two most high-profile research firms tracking the apps market. By a quirk of fate, both published some new stats yesterday around wellness and fitness apps – a current area of hot interest...
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Yubo social app is a hit with Gen-Z – more than 45m of them

Parents are apparently getting in a bit of a flap about Yubo, because as tech site Protocol explains: “the app very openly wants young people to make new friends with strangers on the internet”. With a user base...
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Google reduces its app sales cut for small developers

Apple’s 30% “app tax” (as critics like to call it) isn’t always 30%. It’s 15% for subscriptions once a subscriber has been paying for a year, and since November 2020 it has also been 15% for...