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Audio Streaming app, Clubhouse

Clubhouse launches Android app as downloads plummet

Live audio app Clubhouse began introducing a test version of its app to Google’s Android users in the US on Sunday, the company said, in a potentially big expansion of its ma...

Platform News: PayPal

PayPal profit tops estimates on digital payments boom

PayPal Holdings Inc has reported its strongest first quarter on record and beat profit estimates, with a coronavirus-driven shift to online shopping and digital transactions boosti...

Tinder App

Tinder owner bets on ‘summer of love’ to lift revenue as curbs ease

Match forecast current-quarter revenue above expectations on Tuesday, banking on its online dating apps including Tinder and Hinge attracting more subscribers as easing pandemic cu...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Apple goes to battle with Spotify in premium podcast push

Apple Inc is fighting to retain control of the fast-growing podcasting market it popularized years ago but did not monetize, analysts and industry experts told journalists.

Platform News: Facebook usage

Facebook takes on Clubhouse, unveils upcoming audio products

Mark Zuckerberg has said Facebook planned to launch several audio products, including Clubhouse-style live audio rooms and a way for users to find and play podcasts.

Audio Streaming app, Clubhouse

Clubhouse closes new round of funding that would value app at $4 billion

Audio-chat app Clubhouse closed a new Series C round of financing, the company said during its weekly town hall yesterday, without disclosing the amount raised.

Platform Industry: Google News

Google Maps to start directing drivers to ‘eco-friendly’ routes

Google’s Maps app will start directing drivers along routes estimated to generate the lowest carbon emissions based on traffic, slopes and other factors, the company has anno...

Line App

Japan government halts use of message app Line for sensitive information

The Japanese government has decided to temporarily halt its use of messaging app Line, owned by SoftBank Corp’s Z Holdings, to handle sensitive information, Chief Cabinet Sec...

Platform Economy: Goldman Sachs investment app, Marcus is launched

Goldman Sachs unveils Marcus Invest robo-adviser in consumer push

Goldman Sachs is launching an automated wealth-management platform to invest customer funds across managed portfolios made up of exchange trade funds for stocks and bonds, the lead...

Platform News: FinTech trading app Robinhood

Robinhood app downloads rise despite trading restrictions

The Robinhood app was downloaded more than any other US trading app last week, despite concerns that its restrictions on transactions involving some heavily shorted stocks such as ...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

Reliance to embed e-commerce app into WhatsApp within six months: Mint

Reliance Industries plans to market its e commerce app JioMart into WhatsApp within six months, financial website Mint has reported, as the Indian conglomerate looks to ramp up its...

Siemens

Siemens launches local power trading platform with German utility

German technology group Siemens and utility Allgaeuer Ueberlandwerk (AUEW) have established a trading platform which allows little rooftop solar energy producers to exchange electr...

Triller App

TikTok rival Triller explores deal to go public

Triller Inc, a genuine competitor to current favourite short-video app TikTok, is in talks with blank-check acquisition companies in regards to a merger that would take the US soci...

Platform Industry News: People looking at an iPhone 11

Chinese app allows small glimpse beyond the ‘Great Firewall’

An app established this week at China allows access to a content on Western social media sites long prohibited domestically for example YouTube, signalling the first item with a si...

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