Android 11 beta, Snapchat’s makeover, Apple’s WWDC20 plans – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40…

Snapchat looks to maintain its own friendships — with devs – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Over the past few years, Snapchat has been building up an increasingly complex weave of partnerships. They have their advertising partners that power the vast majority of their monetization efforts. They have app developers on Snap Kit that they are also selling new features like CameraKit and Minis too. They’re bringing game developers on…

Snap’s Yellow accelerator debuts its third batch of investments – TechCrunch

[ad_1] This morning, Snap joined a host of startup accelerators shifting its demo day online amid the COVID-19 quarantine. With its third class of startups, Yellow, Snap’s in-house startup accelerator that launched in 2018, brought investors and founders together in private slack channels after a live-streamed presentation. The event kicked off with a few words…