Sherlocking, explained

When it comes to Apple, Sherlocking is a nail-biter for app developers.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 16, 2023
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The next big app is here — until it isn’t

Chart-topping social apps like BeReal don’t always have a long shelf life.

Ben Berkley • April 26, 2023

Why do our weather apps betray us?

Why are our weather apps often so inaccurate? Weather’s complex.

Sara Friedman • April 12, 2023
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Whatever happened to Groupon?

The once high-flying Groupon is mounting a comeback under a new interim CEO.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 3, 2023

Do we need another newsreader?

The co-founders of Instagram are back with Artifact, an AI-powered newsreader.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • February 1, 2023

Can Zmail become the new Gmail?

The videoconferencing app is taking on Microsoft Office and Google.

Samir Javer • November 23, 2022

More apps, more problems

Apps are supposed to make life easier, but they’re stressing employees out.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 20, 2022

An anonymous app called Gas is taking high schools by storm

The anonymous app for teens just took over the top spot in the App Store.

Rob Litterst • October 18, 2022

Spaces, a safe platform for queer connections

Spaces is a place where queer people can connect online without fear of harassment.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 29, 2022

The unbundling of online dating

The people have had it with swiping left.

Jacob Cohen • July 14, 2022

Slack’s networking play, explained

Workers are turning to Slack’s communities to find their next job.

Rob Litterst • June 2, 2022

Personal chefs? There’s an app for that

On-demand personal chef platforms are on the rise as customers crave special experiences at home.

David Nichols • April 14, 2022

Why Hinge is okay making less money than Tinder and Bumble

If you’re looking for a life partner, the app might be the best bang for your buck.

Rob Litterst • March 21, 2022

Russia and Belarus are losing their apps

Publishers are pulling their apps from Russia’s App Store left and right.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • March 18, 2022

How ByteDance took over the world

TikTok’s parent company has a secret weapon to building viral products — organizational structure.

Rob Litterst • March 15, 2022

How pandemic trick-or-treating inspired a map startup

Two Seattle moms have partnered on a map platform. The idea began with trick-or-treating.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • February 18, 2022

Tinder’s new meet-cute is solving a murder

Tinder has found success with interactive story games that let people make choices, then match with similar players.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 11, 2021

Squire, a barbershop booking app, is proving barbershops are big business

Squire, a $750m barbershop booking app, is on the cusp of unicorn status and proving barbershops are big business.

Rob Litterst • November 3, 2021

Grocery delivery platform Jokr raises $170m to take on Amazon

Jokr promises 15-minute grocery delivery. Unlike similar services, its delivery people are full-time employees.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 23, 2021

Robinhood’s $40B+ IPO, explained

Robinhood is on pace for $2B+ in sales in 2021 and is eyeing a $40B+ valuation.

Trung T. Phan • July 7, 2021

Language learning app Duolingo is headed for a multibillion-dollar IPO

Duolingo was last valued at $2.4B. Based on revenue and growth metrics, its IPO valuation should be higher.

Timmy Chong • July 1, 2021

Tripp raises $11m for psychedelic VR meditation

VR is still searching for a “killer app.” Is mindfulness and meditation the answer?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 29, 2021

What’s the deal with digital vaccine passports?

California has a new digital vaccine card, while New York uses the Excelsior Pass. Neither may matter if vaccination rates continue to rise.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 28, 2021

Fair Art Fair is like a dating app for fine art

London-based artist Stacie McCormick founded Fair Art Fair, which she calls the “Tinder for artists and collectors.”

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 25, 2021

Tinder reinvents itself for Gen Z

To woo Gen Z daters, Tinder will let users upload videos to their profile and roll out a number of digital shared experiences.

Trung T. Phan • June 24, 2021

Coinbase’s venture arm has invested in 100+ startups

Coinbase Ventures has invested in 100+ startups (most in the crypto space).

Trung T. Phan • April 19, 2021

A video-first dating app made for Gen Z

Snack, a video-first dating app, is changing how younger generations date. Less pressure, more casual flirtation.

Shelley Tang • April 19, 2021

In 2021, messaging apps are looking to send a message about monetization

For years, messaging apps have focused on user growth. Now -- with billions of users -- they’re looking to monetize.

Jacob Cohen • March 17, 2021

Bumble: An IPO to swipe right on?

Bumble is about to IPO. Will the markets give it credit for its growth and mission to empower women in dating?

Shelley Tang • February 8, 2021

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