This Week in Apps: Apple launches a COVID-19 app, the outbreak’s impact on social and video apps and more

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. The…

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Social Bluebook was hacked, exposing 217,000 influencers’ accounts

A social media platform used to match advertisers with thousands of influencers has been hacked. Social Bluebook, a Los Angeles-based company, allows advertisers to pay social media “influencers” for posts…

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Facebook appoints Treasury’s Kimmitt as lead independent board director

Facebook has filled the lead independent board director role with former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and U.S. Ambassador to Germany Robert M. Kimmitt. His job will be to serve…

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Control each other’s apps with new screensharing tool Screen

It’s like Google Docs for everything. Screen is a free interactive multiplayer screensharing app that gives everyone a cursor so they can navigate, draw on, and even code within the…

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Twitter is donating $1M across two foundations to support journalism during the coronavirus pandemic

Social media companies have been hard at work to make sure they play a helpful rather than harmful role in disseminating news and information about the coronavirus pandemic. Today, Twitter…

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The best video chat apps to turn social distancing into distant socializing

The vicissitudes of social distancing have taken many people by surprise, making video calls a new necessity for distant socializing. But which of the two dozen apps out there should…

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Google Explains How to Use the Search Console’s Index Coverage Report

Google published a new Search Console training video all about how to use the index coverage report. Google’s Daniel Waisberg explains how to use Search Console to learn which pages…

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With kids and adults staying at home, are virtual worlds ready for primetime?

We’ve been diligently following the development of virtual worlds, also known as the “metaverse,” on TechCrunch. Hanging out within the virtual worlds of games has become more popular in recent…

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How to Find Influencers to Follow on Snapchat

Snapchat is huge. Despite hits and losses, it’s still gaining millions of new users per year. In fact, it now has over 218 million daily active users. As a marketer, this…

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Pay-per-click (PPC) Advertising Market, 2020-2026: Key Companies, Status Quo, Industry …

Global Pay-per-click (PPC) Advertising Market has been thriving with considerable revenue from previous decades and it is likely to perform vigorously over the forecast period from 2020 to 2026. Various…

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