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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Wattpad's free storytelling and fan fiction app, now with 60M monthly users, adds a $6/month ad-free plan   —  Wattpad, the company behind a suite of apps for reading and sharing stories - including a fairly popular “chat fiction” app Tap, a rival to Hooked - is today adding its first ever subscription plan for its flagship application.
Oct 23, 2017, 3:20 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook Messenger now lets users send money to friends via PayPal, adds PayPal's first bot for customer service   —  PayPal users in the U.S. will now be able to send and receive person-to-person payments over Facebook Messenger, the company announced this morning.
Oct 20, 2017, 10:30 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Play rolls out “Try It Now” button for Android Instant Apps, updates Editor's Choice section and Play Console   —  Google today is announcing a number of changes to its Google Play app store, the most notable being a new way to try apps immediately without having to first install them on your mobile device.
Oct 19, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook officially starts rolling out its discovery-focused “Explore Feed” on desktop and mobile   —  Facebook's tests of an alternative News Feed dubbed the “Explore” feed have progressed to a full rollout, the company now confirms.  Previously available on mobile devices …
Oct 18, 2017, 2:45 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google releases a beta version of its iOS Gmail app on TestFlight that lets users add non-Google accounts, like Outlook, Yahoo, Hotmail   —  Google wants to make Gmail the place where you check all your email accounts, not just your Google accounts.  The company announced this week it's testing …
Oct 18, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon opens up Alexa's list feature, letting users create a list for any purpose   —  Amazon today announced it's improving one of Alexa's most-used features: lists.  The company is expanding both the Shopping list and To-Do list functionality to allow Alexa device owners to create …
Oct 17, 2017, 10:35 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spanish bank BBVA launches money transfer app Tuyyo, initially focused on US-Mexico remittances   —  BBVA, Spain's second-largest bank that snatched up mobile banking startup Simple for $117 million back in 2014, is now entering the mobile money transfer business with today's launch of a new app called Tuyyo.
Oct 16, 2017, 1:55 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
eBay takes on The RealReal and other fashion resellers with launch of authentication program for luxury goods, debuting with 12 high-end brands including Gucci   —  eBay is going after high-end clientele in search of luxury goods with today's launch of eBay Authenticate …
Oct 16, 2017, 11:30 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook partners with EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash, and others to launch “Order Food” feature across the US, is also working with select restaurant chains   —  Facebook today formally announced its new feature that allows users to order food from local restaurants using its app.
Oct 13, 2017, 9:40 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Plex launches its live TV service on Roku, with limited DVR functionality to start   —  Plex is bringing its live TV streaming service to the U.S.'s mostpopular media player platform, with today's announcement of its arrival on Roku.  Launched earlier this year, Plex's software offers cord cutters …
Oct 13, 2017, 6:50 AMIn context

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