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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Scammers are using Zelle, a p2p payments service, to defraud online buyers who trusted the service because it is backed by US banks   —  Scammers have taken to Zelle, the Venmo alternative backed by U.S. banks, to defraud consumers who believe the service includes the same protections they've come to expect from PayPal.
Feb 17, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google releases Gmail Go, a scaled-down version that takes up less storage space, on Android, following YouTube Go, Assistant Go, and others   —  Google has added a notable addition to its line of “Go” edition apps - the lightweight apps designed primarily for emerging markets - with the launch of Gmail Go.
Feb 15, 2018, 1:50 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Vimeo rolls out tool to live stream on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Periscope simultaneously   —  Video platform Vimeo is today rolling out new features designed to simplify video distribution across social networks, including one tool that allows live video to be streamed to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and Periscope at the same time.
Feb 14, 2018, 2:35 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook begins rolling out Messenger Kids to Android users in the US   —  Facebook's controversial app Messenger Kids, which lets parents control who kids can talk to, is today rolling out to Android devices in the U.S. with its launch on Google Play.  The app will also now include a variety …
Feb 14, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google's Area 120 incubator announces Reply, a project that brings Google's Smart Reply feature to other chat apps, initially available only on Android   —  Smart Reply, the clever A.I.-powered technology that automatically creates responses to your inbound messages, first debuted …
Feb 13, 2018, 5:30 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft hires founder of education collaboration platform Chalkup, which will close down in June, will integrate some of its features into Teams for Education   —  Microsoft is beefing up its Slack-like collaboration software, Microsoft Teams, with the technology-know how and the founder from collaboration software startup Chalkup.
Feb 13, 2018, 1:50 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook's status update box gets a new Lists feature for making and sharing text lists about anything, rolling out to some users now   —  Facebook's status update box is getting a new feature called Lists, which begins rolling out today.  This is the first major update to the entry field since …
Feb 13, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook is promoting its user data-tracking Onavo VPN, which it acquired in 2013, under a “Protect” tab within its main mobile app on iOS   —  Onavo Protect, the VPN client from the data-security app maker acquired by Facebook back in 2013, has now popped up in the Facebook iOS app itself …
Feb 12, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sources: WhatsApp is testing person-to-person payments in India for a limited set of users ahead of expected wider rollout   —  WhatsApp has begun testing a new payments feature in India that will allow people to send money to other WhatsApp users, excluding merchant accounts.
Feb 8, 2018, 1:10 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter debuts Full-archive Search API, starting at $99/mo, that gives access to the full tweet archive, previously only available to enterprise API customers   —  Twitter today is launching a new premium product for developers that will provide access to the full Twitter archive …
Feb 1, 2018, 3:25 PMIn context

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