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YouTube launches a free, DIY tool for businesses in need of short video ads thumbnail YouTube launches a free, DIY tool for businesses in need of short video ads thumbnail

YouTube launches a free, DIY tool for businesses in need of short video ads

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YouTube today is launching a new tool aimed at small businesses that need a simple, low-cost way to create videos, but may not have the creative experience or technical know-how required to do so. The YouTube Video Builder, as the new tool is simply called, has been in testing with a small group of customers…

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Los Angeles-based Frame launches mental health gateway for a pandemic-stricken generation thumbnail Los Angeles-based Frame launches mental health gateway for a pandemic-stricken generation thumbnail

Los Angeles-based Frame launches mental health gateway for a pandemic-stricken generation

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The story behind Frame, the startup aiming to be the nation’s gateway into the world of therapy and mental wellness, seems like a tailor-made story of American entrepreneurial success. Its co-founders, Kendall Bird and Sage Grazer, ran their first business in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles years ago, selling out their entire inventory…

Coronavirus: UK's first 'TikTok house' opens during outbreak thumbnail Coronavirus: UK's first 'TikTok house' opens during outbreak thumbnail

Coronavirus: UK’s first ‘TikTok house’ opens during outbreak

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Image copyright Fanbytes Image caption Seb, Monty, SurfaceLdn, Shauni, Lily and Katie Six of the UK’s most popular TikTok content creators have moved in together and are trying to meet a surge in demand from teenagers in lockdown, despite some doubts about the timing.The Bytesquad collective planned the move prior to the coronavirus pandemic and…

Levi’s partnered with TikTok on social commerce and doubled its product views thumbnail Levi’s partnered with TikTok on social commerce and doubled its product views thumbnail

Levi’s partnered with TikTok on social commerce and doubled its product views

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Levi’s is leveraging its advertising partnership with TikTok to connect online shoppers with the denim brand amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced retailers to close their doors — including most of Levi’s own stores. The company announced today its success as one of the first retailers to use TikTok’s “Shop Now” buttons that allow consumers […]

Facebook is pulling some protest events over stay-at-home violations thumbnail Facebook is pulling some protest events over stay-at-home violations thumbnail

Facebook is pulling some protest events over stay-at-home violations

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Facebook confirmed this week that it will be pulling down a number of posts promoting stay-at-home protests. CNN was the first to report the news, which finds the social media giant pulling down events in a variety of different states, including California, Nebraska and New Jersey. The news follows a spike in events across the […]

Startups Weekly: A new era for consumer tech - TechCrunch thumbnail Startups Weekly: A new era for consumer tech - TechCrunch thumbnail

Startups Weekly: A new era for consumer tech – TechCrunch

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TechCrunch is out hunting for bright spots in the startup world as we all come to grips with the pandemic — particularly where checks are actually being written despite everything. D2C is back to the future First up this week, we surveyed top direct-to-consumer investors, and they seemed pretty optimistic despite the struggles of some…

How Drake harnessed TikTok to slide to number one thumbnail How Drake harnessed TikTok to slide to number one thumbnail

How Drake harnessed TikTok to slide to number one

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Image copyright Getty Images / TikTok Image caption Drake’s new song has triggered a dance challenge on social media How is Drake coping with life in lockdown? Fighting boredom by dropping dance moves, if the video for his new single, Toosie Slide, is anything to go by.Beyond showing the rapper taking isolation seriously, donning a…

Report: WhatsApp has seen a 40% increase in usage due to COVID-19 pandemic thumbnail Report: WhatsApp has seen a 40% increase in usage due to COVID-19 pandemic thumbnail

Report: WhatsApp has seen a 40% increase in usage due to COVID-19 pandemic

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Social media usage has grown as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, as more users go online to stay connected with family, friends and colleagues. Now, new data from insights and consulting firm Kantar reveals exactly how much some apps are benefiting. According to a survey of more than 25,000 consumers in 30 markets conducted…

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Foursquare merges with Factual

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Foursquare, the 10-year-old location platform based in New York City, has today announced its plan to merge with Factual. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The merged company will keep the Foursquare moniker, and Foursquare CEO David Shim will remain at the helm, with Factual’s founder and now-former CEO Gil Elbaz joining Foursquare…

Foursquare merges with Factual

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Foursquare, the 10-year-old location platform based in New York City, has today announced its plan to merge with Factual. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The merged company will keep the Foursquare moniker, and Foursquare CEO David Shim will remain at the helm, with Factual’s founder and now-former CEO Gil Elbaz joining Foursquare…

Apply today to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt SF 2020 thumbnail Apply today to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt SF 2020 thumbnail

Apply today to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt SF 2020

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Opportunity’s a hot currency, and every early-stage startup founder’s on the lookout for it. Anything and everything that can help bring the dream to fruition, right? You’ll find three days packed with opportunity at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2020 on September 14-16. Care to know how you can super-size your Disrupt opportunity? We’ll get to that…

'My $60m weight-loss app cured my personal pain' thumbnail 'My $60m weight-loss app cured my personal pain' thumbnail

‘My $60m weight-loss app cured my personal pain’

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Image caption Victoria Repa avidly read business books as a child The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Ukrainian entrepreneur Victoria Repa, founder of weight-loss and fitness app BetterMe.Victoria Repa had an unlikely start in life for a successful tech entrepreneur – she…

All the companies from Y Combinator’s W20 Demo Day, Part I: B2B Companies

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Y Combinator’s Demo Day was a bit different this time around. As concerns grew over the spread of COVID-19, Y Combinator shifted the event format away from the two-day gathering in San Francisco we’ve gotten used to, instead opting to have its entire class debut to invited investors and media via YC’s Demo Day website…

Canceled conferences will force startups to focus on scalable lead generation thumbnail Canceled conferences will force startups to focus on scalable lead generation thumbnail

Canceled conferences will force startups to focus on scalable lead generation

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Founders should use this pause to re-assess processes and strategies Dan Wheatley is CEO/co-founder of StraightTalk Consulting, a SaaS operations and growth consultancy that works with B2B founders to implement long-term, data-driven growth strategies. Described by Sequoia Capital as the black swan event of 2020, the long-term economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic on startups…

Apply to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt SF 2020 thumbnail Apply to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt SF 2020 thumbnail

Apply to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt SF 2020

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If you’re an early-stage startup founder with a big vision and even bigger dreams, join us and more than 10,000 other like-minded startuppers at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2020 on September 14-16. Silicon Valley’s premier early-stage startup extravaganza focuses on founders, investors and startup experts determined to disrupt and reshape technology. Attending is awesome, but…

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