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Amazon Launches Inspire

Amazon is bringing a TikTok-like shopping experience to its app. The company announced the launch of Inspire, a new short-form video and photo feed that allows consumers to explore products and ideas and shop from content created by influencers, brands and other customers. The feature...

Fizz Continues Growth

Fizz is the newest and hottest mobile app on the college market. Available only for college students, users can only access the Fizz community for their own college. On the app, students can publish text posts, polls and photos without a username or identifying information...

Remix Acquired Shopify

Remix, a startup developing an open source web framework has been acquired by Shopify. Remix CEO Michael Jackson said that Remix will receive “long-term backing and support” from Shopify that will allow it to “grow faster” and “sharpen its focus on performance and scalability.” Remix...

Picsart Adds AI

Digital creation company Picsart is adding an AI Image Generator and an AI Writer to create images and ad copy. Picsart says that as text-to-image generators are growing in popularity, it’s bringing one directly into its platform. As with other models, Picsart’s AI Image Generator...

Metrist Raises $5.5 Million

Metrist, a startup that helps IT teams stay on top of outages among the many cloud services they use to run their own applications, announced that it has raised a $5.5 million seed round from Heavybit, Morado Ventures and PagerDuty co-founder Alex Solomon and StatusPage...

App Store Revenue Declines

Apple’s App Store suffered a 5% year-on-year dip in net revenue in September according to a note from Morgan Stanley analyst Erik Woodring. This is the biggest drop in App Store revenue since the financial services company started tracking its data. Gaming was the biggest...

Tips for Gaining Interest from Applicants

If you’re facing a lack of interest in one of your open positions, what’s one thing you can do to increase the number of applications coming in? Why does this work so well? YEC community members were asked the same question and CEO of Appetizer Mobile,...

Google Makes Updates To Play Store

Google is revamping its Play Store in an effort to help users better discover and install apps to other devices via their phone. The company announced a series of changes to the Google Play Store that will enable cross-device discovery and new tools to help...

Apple Announces Price Hikes

Apple has announced major price hikes for in-app purchases on App Store in multiple countries across Asia and Europe, starting October 5. The company said new prices will affect consumers in Chile, Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland, South Korea, Sweden, Vietnam, and all territories that...

Headspace Health Acquires Shine

Headspace Health is acquiring Shine, a mental health and wellness app dedicated to providing an inclusive mental health experience for the BIPOC community. Headspace Health says the acquisition of the New York-based company will expand its ability to provide more inclusive self-care content to its...