This Week in Apps: Clubhouse opens up, Twitter talks bitcoin, Snap sees record quarter – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 42 minutes Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices … Read more

KFC drops a C-bomb and finally talks about chicken welfare

Reading Time: 4 minutes KFC, a strong creative advertiser, is often pinned on its treatment of poultry, so its latest campaign looks to showcase its improvements in this troubled space. It’s dropping a huge campaign during a supposed C-Bomb-laden press conference with a bargain bucket. Launching on Friday July 23 on Channel 4, the campaign from Mother builds upon … Read more

Bambee founder talks about entrenched fundraising challenges facing Black founders – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 11 minutes Allan Jones dropped out of college and spent a decade learning how to run a startup. In 2016, that education resulted in the launch of Los Angeles-based Bambee, which helps small companies by acting as their HR department with the goal of keeping them in compliance with government rules and regulations. But he found getting … Read more

Duolingo Director of engineering Karin Tsai talks opinionated development – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 17 minutes Karin Tsai joined Duolingo in 2012 and is now the director of engineering. Yesterday, at TechCrunch’s City Spotlight: Pittsburgh, she spoke on the company’s extensive development process and unique culture.  This interview was pre-recorded and aired a day after the company filed its SEC Form S-1 ahead of its initial public offering. As per SEC … Read more