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Twitter Sought to Buy Clubhouse Live-Audio App for $4 Billion (Report)

Variety reports: "Twitter recently was in talks to acquire Clubhouse, the heavily hyped live-audio social media app, in a deal worth $4 billion, Bloomberg...

As competition heats up, TikTok announces six new interactive music effects...

TechCrunch reports: "TikTok today is doubling down on its roots as a music-backed creation app with the launch of a half dozen new music...

Facebook confirms ‘test’ of Venmo-like QR codes for person-to-person payments in...

TechCrunch reports: "Facebook confirms it’s testing a new QR code feature and payment links for use with Facebook Pay to make it easier for...

Tencent-owned studio behind Call of Duty: Mobile reportedly earned $10 billion...

The Verge reports: "TiMi Studios, the Tencent-owned developer of huge mobile hits Call of Duty: Mobile and the MOBA Honor of Kings, earned a...

Consumers spend $32b on apps in Q1 2021 – App Annie

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "App Annie revealed this week that in the first quarter of 2021, consumers have spent $32 billion on in-app purchases on both...

Holler raises $36M to power ‘conversational media’ in your favorite apps

TechCrunch reports: "Holler, described by founder and CEO Travis Montaque as “a conversational media company,” just announced that it’s raised $36 million in Series...

Mobile games revenue growth remains higher than pre-pandemic levels

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "One year into the COVID-19 crisis, mobile game revenue growth is still higher than it was pre-pandemic, according to Sensor Tower's latest...

Streaming Wars Send TV News Outlets Searching for New Screens

Variety reports: "TV streaming wars have erupted in Hollywood and are wreaking havoc on Madison Avenue. They are even making a splash in places...

Cameo Raises $100 Million From Investors Including Amazon, Google, UTA

Variety reports: "Cameo, the startup that lets users buy video shout-outs from celebrities, has banked $100 million in Series C funding — which the...

‘Link-in-bio’ company Linktree raises $45M Series B for its social commerce...

TechCrunch reports: "If you browse Instagram, you are probably familiar with the term “link in bio.” Links aren’t allowed in post captions, and users...