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TikTok hit $9M in in-app purchases last month, up 500% over...

TechCrunch reports: "Popular short-form video app TikTok has been slowly ramping up its advertising strategy this year as it increases its focus on monetization. However, the...

AppOnBoard acquires mobile game dev suite Buildbox

VentureBeat reports: "AppOnboard has acquired Buildbox, a platform that enables developers to create mobile games without knowing how to code. In 2018, the Buildbox suite...

Spotify’s officially separating podcasts and music in premium users’ libraries

The Verge: "After at least a month of testing, Spotify is rolling out an updated library look for its premium users that will separate podcasts and...

Mobile games are losing to video in the battle for users’...

gamesindustry.biz reports: "Games remains the single most lucrative mobile app category, according to new data from App Annie, comprising 74% of consumer spending in...

Fortnite maker Epic Games buys video chat app Houseparty

The Verge reports: "The group video chat app Houseparty has been acquired by Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite. Houseparty had recently begun moving into gaming with features like...

Apple’s quiet CryptoKit launch could bolster blockchain on iPhones

VentureBeat reports: "Historically, Apple’s WWDC keynotes have had a predictable cadence — spotlight a handful of new OS features, flash a word cloud with...

Facebook is stopping Huawei from pre-installing its apps

The Verge reports: "Facebook won’t allow Huawei to pre-install its apps on smartphones anymore, Reuters is reporting. It’s the latest example of Western tech companies cutting...

Troubled messaging app Kik sued by SEC over initial coin offering

The Verge reports: "The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is suing messaging app Kik over its 2017 initial coin offering that raised $100...

Spotify launches its lightweight listening app Stations in the US

TechCrunch reports: "Spotify Stations, the streaming service’s lightweight listening app offering easy access to curated playlists, has arrived in the U.S. The app has been...

Apple CEO Denies the Tech Giant Is a Monopoly but Says...

Variety reports: "With U.S. regulators and lawmakers stepping up their focus and rhetoric on curbing the power of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies, Apple CEO Tim Cook insisted “we...