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Instant grocery app Getir acquires its competitor Gorillas
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Instant grocery app Getir acquires its competitor Gorillas

After weeks of rumors, Getir has announced that it is acquiring Gorillas. This is a major consolidation deal for the instant grocery delivery space. The Financial Times first reported that Getir has closed the acquisition of its competitor. TechCrunch has confirmed the news with Getir. “Markets go up and down, but consumers love our service...

Amazon is adding a TikTok-like feed of shoppable content to its app
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Amazon is adding a TikTok-like feed of shoppable content to its app

Image: Amazon Amazon is the latest tech company to take a page out of TikTok’s playbook. The e-commerce giant announced it was launching a new feed in the Amazon app with photos and videos of items users can purchase, first reported by The Wall Street Journal. The feed, which Amazon is calling Inspire, is the...

Halo and Sea of Thieves ambience tracks come to Calm meditation app
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Halo and Sea of Thieves ambience tracks come to Calm meditation app

Sound design in games is rarely given the same level of attention as graphics, but games these days really do have extraordinarily detailed and interesting soundscapes. Microsoft thinks so, anyway, and is bringing two auditory environments from Halo Infinite and Sea of Thieves to the meditation app Calm. It’s small news and in a way...

As Apple’s App Store expands price points options, RevenueCat rolls out A/B price testing tools
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As Apple’s App Store expands price points options, RevenueCat rolls out A/B price testing tools

Just a day after Apple announced a revamp of its App Store pricing policy to introduce 700 new price points, subscription platform RevenueCat is rolling out a new feature that will allow developers to A/B test different price points for their app subscriptions. The feature, called “Experiments,” aims to help developers determine the best price...

Proton’s encrypted cloud storage service is now a mobile app
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Proton’s encrypted cloud storage service is now a mobile app

Proton Drive is an end-to-end encrypted cloud storage service that can be used to access files and securely share them with others — even if they’re not a Proton customer. | Image: Proton Proton, a privacy startup best known for its Proton Mail encrypted email service, has just announced that its end-to-end encrypted cloud storage...

Robotaxis are now available to hail on the Uber app in Las Vegas
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Robotaxis are now available to hail on the Uber app in Las Vegas

Uber now has robotaxis available for its customers to hail in Las Vegas. The vehicles are operated by Motional, a joint venture between Hyundai and Aptiv, and will feature safety drivers behind the steering wheel, though the vehicles will be operated by Motional’s autonomous driving system. Motional says it intends on launching a public fully...

Bosch shuts down its app store for AI-powered, internet-connected cameras
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Bosch shuts down its app store for AI-powered, internet-connected cameras

In 2018, appliance conglomerate Bosch created a startup, Security and Safety Things (or “SAST” for short), whose stated mission was to develop a platform to help developers create software for AI-equipped cameras. SAST was to host a moderated, vetted “app store” for internet-connected cameras that would allow developers to build software on an open standard...

Apple’s new App Store policies add more price points, going all the way up to $10,000
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Apple’s new App Store policies add more price points, going all the way up to $10,000

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Just days ago, Elon Musk took aim at Apple’s App Store policies while dragging it into the political and culture war crosshairs, highlighting how important the storefront is to so many developers and services. Today, Apple announced it’s changing long-standing App Store policies that put tight restrictions on...