This Week in Apps: Twitter Notes, Instagram age verification, Spotify’s Live Events

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 number of downloads and consumer spending across both the iOS...

Daily Crunch: London-based SumUp pins $8.5B valuation with $624M debt-equity round 

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To drive more sales, use shopper-generated content to personalize emails

Cynthia Price Contributor Share on Twitter Cynthia Price is the SVP of marketing at Litmus. Her team grows and supports the Litmus and email community through content marketing, demand generation and events. She has been in the email marketing industry for over 10...

Roku and Walmart partner up to bring shoppable ads to streaming

Roku and Walmart announced a new partnership that aims to crack the code on making purchases via TV streaming and shopping with remotes. On Thursday, the two companies introduced their plan to allow viewers to purchase items with their remotes while streaming on Roku...

Is consolidation on the horizon for Southeast Asia’s tech industry?

Amit Anand Contributor Share on Twitter Amit Anand is a founding partner of Jungle Ventures and an early pioneer and leader in the development of Southeast Asia’s venture capital industry. More posts by this contributor How social commerce is bridging Southeast...