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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon says Cyber Monday was the biggest shopping day in its history, topping Prime Day's 100M+ products sold, with the new Echo Dot as the best seller   —  Amazon said on Tuesday it just had its biggest shopping day in the company's history on Cyber Monday (Monday, November 26), based on the number of products sold worldwide.
Nov 27, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Maps rolls out a feature on Android that lets users include hashtags in business reviews   —  Google Maps has quietly rolled out a new feature aimed at helping users discover places others have recommended: it now supports hashtags in reviews.  For example, if you're reviewing …
Nov 26, 2018, 5:50 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google begins rolling out an updated Google My Business app on iOS and Android, letting companies create content for their profile and view customer info   —  Google is giving its business customers a new way to reach their customers.  The company is today starting the rollout of a revamped Google …
Nov 14, 2018, 1:15 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Pandora launches Podcast Genome Project in beta, combining its Music Genome technology with human editorial oversight to offer podcast recommendations   —  Earlier this year, Pandora challenged Spotify's personalization capabilities by using its Music Genome technology to create dozens of customized playlists for its users.
Nov 13, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify announces a stock buyback program, says it will buy back up to $1B worth of stock before April 21, 2021   —  In a move aimed at boosting its falling stock price, Spotify this morning announced it would buy back up to $1.0 billion worth of stock - up to 10 million in ordinary shares.
Nov 5, 2018, 9:42 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sensor Tower: ByteDance's short video app TikTok's monthly US App Store installs in October were higher than those of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube   —  Beijing-based ByteDance's 2017 acquisition of tween and teen-focused social app Musical.ly is paying off.
Nov 2, 2018, 11:20 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Report: live-streaming TV services' viewing hours grew 212% YoY; connected TVs, such as those using devices like Roku or Apple TV, account for 56% of time spent   —  Live streaming TV services, like Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, Hulu with Live TV, and others, are gaining steam in the U.S …
Nov 2, 2018, 1:10 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter's spam reporting tool now lets users specify more details, like if the account is fake, using unrelated hashtags, or sharing malicious links   —  Twitter is adding more nuance to its spam reporting tools, the company announced today.  Instead of simply flagging a tweet as posting spam …
Oct 31, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google introduces “Emoji Minis” in Gboard for Android and iOS, which uses machine learning to create customizable emoji-sized stickers based on users' selfies   —  Last summer, Google introduced its own take on Bitmoji with the launch of “Mini” stickers in its keyboard app, Gboard …
Oct 31, 2018, 11:30 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sam's Club, the Walmart-owned members-only retail store, says it will soon open an Amazon Go-like cashierless store called Sam's Club Now in Texas   —  Walmart's warehouse club, Sam's Club is preparing to open the doors at a new Dallas area store that will serve as a testbed for the latest in retail technology.
Oct 29, 2018, 2:45 PMIn context

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