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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Lyft surges as high as #4 in Apple's App Store top free chart, surpassing Uber at #13, in wake of the #DeleteUber campaign   —  Lyft's app has surged in the App Store thanks to the “Delete Uber” campaignwhich took place via social media over the weekend.  People were angry that Uber appeared …
Jan 30, 2017, 2:45 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Starbucks unveils a virtual assistant that takes your order via messaging or voice   —  Starbucks is embracing the trend towards voice-based computing with the launch of a new feature in its mobile app called My Starbucks barista, which allows customers to order and pay for their food and drinks just by speaking.
Jan 30, 2017, 11:55 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hinge is testing a personal assistant service called Audrey to help you get more dates   —  Dating app Hinge recently pivoted from swiping to “stories,” in order to help people find real relationships.  That focus on authenticity, however, seems to stand in contrast to a project the company has been testing …
Jan 29, 2017, 6:05 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple says it will let developers respond to reviews in App Store and Mac App Store when iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 ship   —  Apple is finally going to give its developers a way to respond to customer reviews on its App Store and Mac App Store - a feature that's long been available …
Jan 24, 2017, 2:55 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Some users say Twitter made them follow @POTUS after the transition, even if they blocked, unfollowed, or never followed the account; Dorsey says issue is fixed   —  A number of Twitter users tonight are claiming their accounts have somehow automatically followed the Twitter accounts, @POTUS …
Jan 20, 2017, 11:30 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter launches archive of Vine videos containing all posts from 2013 through 2017, with a creator spotlight section and Vines grouped by genre and year   —  Twitter just can't seem to let go of Vine.  The company announced last fall it would close the video-sharing community site …
Jan 20, 2017, 6:05 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook replaces its inbox for messages with the interface of the web version of Messenger   —  Just under two years ago, Facebook introduced a web interface for its private chat application, Messenger.  Now, Facebook is integrating that same web app into the desktop version of Facebook …
Jan 18, 2017, 2:30 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Roku revamps its mobile remote app, adding “What's On” content discovery, more   —  Fresh on the heels of introducing new TV models at CES, and touting its 13 percent share of the smart TV market, Roku today is rolling out a revamped mobile application aimed at making it easier …
Jan 18, 2017, 10:05 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
App Annie report: number of app downloads rose 15% in 2016, time spent in apps rose 25%, and revenue paid to developers rose 40%   —  The app industry is continuing to grow, according to a new year-end analysis from app intelligence firm App Annie, out today, which found that app downloads …
Jan 17, 2017, 12:45 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft publicly launches StaffHub, a shift scheduling app for iOS and Android available as part of Office 365   —  Microsoft today unveiled the newest addition to its Office 365 suite with the debut of an application for shift workers and management, called StaffHub.
Jan 12, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context

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