This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS…

Consumer groups and child development experts petition Facebook to drop ‘Instagram for kids’ plan

A coalition of 35 consumer advocacy groups along with 64 experts in child development have co-signed…

Consumer groups and child development experts petition Facebook to drop ‘Instagram for kids’ plan

A coalition of 35 consumer advocacy groups along with 64 experts in child development have co-signed…

Facebook to test new business discovery features in U.S. News Feed

Facebook announced this morning it will begin testing a new experience for discovering businesses in its…

TikTok funds first episodic public health series ‘VIRAL’ from NowThis

TikTok is taking another step towards directly funding publishers’ content with today’s announcement that it’s financially…

Triller owner gets a new CEO with acquisition of Amplify.AI; also acquires livestreaming service FITE TV

Would be TikTok competitor Triller, operated by parent company TrillerNet, is gaining a new CEO, the…

Instagram’s new test lets you choose if you want to hide ‘Likes,’ Facebook test to follow

Instagram today will begin a new test around hiding Like counts on users’ posts, following its…

Plex raises $50M growth round to fuel ad-supported streaming, expansions

Streaming media software maker Plex announced today it has raised a $50 million growth equity round…

Facebook tests video speed dating events with ‘Sparked’

Facebook confirmed it’s testing a video speed-dating app called Sparked, after the app’s website was spotted…

Clubhouse rolls out payments to over 60K creators following initial test

Clubhouse is rapidly expanding access to payments, its first revenue-generating feature for creators, since its launch…