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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sensor Tower data shows Pandora dethroned Netflix as top grossing non-game app on US App Store and Google Play in Q3 2017 with $80M revenue, up 142% YoY   —  In the face of fierce competition from Spotify and Apple Music, Pandora has been growing its in-app subscription revenues, according to new data from Sensor Tower.
Nov 3, 2017, 7:15 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube Kids update lets parents create separate profiles for their kids, tailors the app based on children's ages, and expands parental controls   —  YouTube Kids, the kid-friendly, more filtered version of YouTube first introduced in 2015, is getting a notable upgrade.
Nov 2, 2017, 7:40 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Periscope says it will waive its 30% cut from the sales of Super Hearts in streams, giving all earnings to creators minus a $1 admin fee per payout   —  Twitter's Periscope is going after live broadcasters in a big way, as it's now promising to give back more of their earnings from the sales of Super Hearts in their live video streams.
Nov 2, 2017, 11:45 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft rolls out LinkedIn integrations in Outlook.com for richer contact info in inboxes   —  Microsoft's $26.2 billion acquisition of business networking site LinkedIn is starting to pay off - at least in terms of product integrations that make sense.  The company today announced …
Oct 31, 2017, 2:05 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon tests pricing for Alexa skills, launching paid subs and offering monetization for devs, starting with Jeopardy! skill from Sony Pictures Television   —  After grabbing70 percent of the voice-controlled speaker market, Amazon says it's now opening up a way for third-party developers …
Oct 25, 2017, 2:05 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon debuts new Appstore app for Fire and Android devices with better discovery and a focus on Amazon Coins   —  Amazon's Kindle app isn't the only mobile app from the company getting a makeover today.  Amazon has also now quietly introduced a new version of its Appstore app for Fire TV, Fire tablets and Android devices.
Oct 24, 2017, 6:05 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apptopia data shows Apple's “App of the Day” App Store section, introduced in iOS 11, has boosted downloads by 1,747% on average and 792% for games   —  New research from Apptopia, out today, takes a look at the impact getting featured as the App or Game of the Day on the new iOS App Store has on app downloads.
Oct 24, 2017, 1:47 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Vimeo debuts a new $500 live event camera, Mevo Plus, following its Livestream acquisition last month   —  IAC-owned video streaming site Vimeo and Livestream today are announcing their first product integrations today, following Vimeo's acquisition of Livestream's live video streaming platform …
Oct 24, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
App Annie: app downloads across Apple's App Store and Google Play reached nearly 26B in Q3 2017, up 8% YoY   —  App downloads and revenue hit record levels in the third quarter of 2017, according to a new report out this morning from App Annie.  Downloads across the two major app stores …
Oct 23, 2017, 3:50 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google says 64% of Chrome traffic on Android is now protected with HTTPS, 75% on Mac, 66% on Windows; 71 of the top 100 websites now use HTTPS by default   —  Google's push to make the web more secure by flagging sites using insecure HTTP connections appears to be working.
Oct 23, 2017, 7:20 AMIn context

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