Twitter launches a ‘lite’ mobile web app that’s optimized for emerging markets

Twitter has taken the wraps off a new data-optimized version of its service that it hopes will be a hit among emerging. It’s called Twitter Lite...

Amazon will refund millions of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids

Amazon will refund millions of unauthorized in-app purchases kids made on mobile devices, having now dropped its appeal related to last year’s ruling by a federal...

Apple Music for Android gets a major upgrade to keep pace with iOS version

The new Apple Music for Android ships with a redesigned interface, consolidated sections, a lyrics feature, and improved performance. It's rolling out to supported devices in the coming days. The post...

Instacart VP of operations Mike Swartz has left the company

TechCrunch has learned that Mike Swartz, an operations veteran from Amazon who joined Instacart in February last year, has left the company. Instacart confirmed the...

High school junior launches TagDat, an emoji-based local reviews app

Buffy Li was very patient when she took time off from her Spring Break to talk to me. Li, an 11th grader at Santa Cruz’s Kirby...

Blackstorm Labs and Rakuten launch R Games to build high-fidelity HTML5 games

Blackstorm Labs, a startup that’s working to build technology that brings developers tools to get out games and apps more quickly through HTML5, today said...

Report: Android overtakes Windows as the internet’s most used operating system

Mobile is today as important, if not more important, than desktops when it comes to the internet and apps. A clear reminder of that comes with...

Uber rival Grab makes first major acquisition to build out its payments platform

Grab, Uber’s biggest rival in Southeast Asia, has completed its first major acquisition after it acquired Indonesian startup Kudo to boost its nascent mobile payments...

New Clerky tools help startups hire and raise funds without running into legal problems

Clerky may not be a household name like TurboTax today, but the company’s business formation software has been called a “secret weapon” by startup founders...

Robinhood stock trading app valued at $1.3 billion with big raise from DST

Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is completing a huge fund raise to fuel its attack on old brokerage firms that charge around $7 to $10 per...

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Linux distributor Red Hat reports 20.6 percent rise in revenue

(Reuters) - Red Hat Inc (RHT.N) reported a 20.6 percent rise in quarterly revenue as the Linux operating system distributor benefited from higher...