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  • This Week in Apps: Black Friday’s boost, security news and the year’s biggest apps

    Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. What are developers talking about? What do app publishers and marketers need to know? How are politics impacting the App Store and app businesses? And which apps […]

  • Will the 2020s be online advertising’s holistic decade?

    With less than two months left in the decade, advertising is again entering a new phase of rapid expansion with customer experience front and center.

  • Google’s AI-powered voice recorder and transcription app comes to older Pixel phones

    Google’s AI-powered voice recorder app introduced at Google’s October hardware event was one of the company’s more impressive demos. The new app taps into advances in AI, speech processing and speech recognition in order to automatically transcribe a voice recording with few mistakes, in real time as the person is speaking. Unfortunately, Google’s Recorder app […]

  • These new data sources are creating high-impact tools for investors

    VCs tout themselves as frontier technology investors, but most are using the same tools we've used for the past 20+ years — Excel and recent college grads searching Google.

  • Daily Crunch: Google’s founders step back

    The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Google CEO Sundar Pichai is taking over as CEO of Alphabet Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced that Google CEO […]

  • Android’s ‘Focus Mode’ exits beta, adds new scheduling features

    Google is expanding its suite of “Digital Wellbeing” tools for Android devices with a new feature, Focus Mode, launching today. This feature allows users to turn off distractions — like social media updates or email notifications — for a period of time, so you can get things done without interruption. Focus Mode was first announced […]

  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai is taking over as CEO of Alphabet

    Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin just announced that Google CEO Sundar Pichai will be replacing Page as the CEO of parent company Alphabet. In addition, Brin is stepping down from his role as Alphabet’s president. Alphabet first came into existence in 2015 as “a collection of companies” that separates Google from “other bets” […]

  • Google Photos adds a chat feature to its app

    An argument could be made that Google has over-indulged in its creation of way too many messaging apps in years past. But today’s launch of a new messaging service — this time within the confines of Google Photos — is an integration that actually makes sense. The company is rolling out a way to directly […]

  • Apple and Google reveal the best apps and games of 2019

    Continuing their annual tradition, Apple and Google have released their list of the best apps and games of 2019. Apple, for the first time, held a real-world event to celebrate its winners, where it crowned AI-powered camera app Spectre Camera as its best iPhone app of the year and Sky: Children of the Light as […]

  • Fired Google workers will file federal complaint alleging the company wrongfully terminated them

    The four ex-Google employees, also known as the “Thanksgiving Four,” who were fired right before the holiday, are planning to file a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. “We look forward to hearing the NLRB’s findings, which we expect will confirm that Google acted unlawfully,” ex-Googlers Laurence Berland, Paul Duke, Rebecca Rivers and Sophie […]