U.S. Brick-and-Mortar Retail Apps See Robust 27% Growth in 2020 Despite Pandemic Headwinds

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Even as consumer interest in e-commerce retailers such as Amazon and Wish surged this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, shoppers are still turning to familiar brand name brick-and-mortar retailers. According to Sensor Tower’s latest report on mobile retail trends, available now, the top B&M apps in the United States saw their installs grow robustly in the first three quarters of 2020 by 27 percent year-over-year. This is nearly double the growth experienced by online retailers, which saw their app installs increase 14 percent over the same period.

Caura, the app for U.K. car owners, begins offering insurance

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Caura, the U.K. startup that wants to take the hassle out of car ownership, is launching car insurance — unveiling its insurtech ambitions. Dubbed “Caura Protect,” the new insurance product claims to reduce the cost and time taken to insure a car, building on the app’s existing car management features. Launched earlier this year by […]

Google brings ‘The Mandalorian’ to AR in its new app

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Google has teamed up with Disney and Lucasfilm to bring the Star Wars streaming series “The Mandalorian” to augmented reality. The company announced this morning the launch of a new Android AR app, “The Mandalorian” AR Experience, which will display iconic moments from the first season of the show in AR, allowing fans to retrace […]

Friday app, a remote work tool, raises $2.1 million led by Bessemer

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Friday, an app looking to make remote work more efficient, has announced the close of a $2.1 million seed round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Active Capital, Underscore, El Cap Holdings, TLC Collective, and New York Venture Partners also participated in the round, among others. Founded by Luke Thomas, Friday sits on top of the […]

This Week in Apps: Apple slashes commissions, Twitter launches Fleets, warnings about Parler

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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day […]

Apple Defends Delay of iOS 14 Feature Limiting App Tracking, Blasts Facebook

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Earlier this year, human rights and privacy groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Human Rights Watch wrote to Apple, asking why it was delaying the introduction of a feature that would force apps to receive explicit opt-in from iPhone users before tracking them. Apple responded, according to Bloomberg

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Xesto is a foot-scanning app that simplifies shoe gifting

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You wait ages for foot-scanning startups to help with the tricky fit issue that troubles online shoe shopping and then two come along at once: Launching today in time for Black Friday sprees is Xesto — which, like Neatsy, which we wrote about earlier today, also makes use of the iPhone’s TrueDepth camera to generate […]

These Algorithms Could End the Scourge of Tuberculosis

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In rural India and other places where tuberculosis is rampant, A.I. that scans lung X-rays might eliminate the scourge.

These Algorithms Could Bring an End to the World’s Deadliest Killer

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In rural India and other places where tuberculosis is rampant, A.I. that scans lung X-rays might eliminate the scourge.

Snap acquired Voisey, an app to create music tracks overlaying your own vocals

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Snapchat helped pioneer the use of lenses on faces in photos and videos to turn ordinary picture messages into fantastical creations where humans can look like, say, cats, and even cats can wear festival-chic flower crowns. Now it sounds like the company might be turning its attention… to sound. The company appears to have acquired […]
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