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Kik Messenger will live on after Kik sells it to focus on cryptocurrency

Last month, Kik announced that it would be shutting down the once-popular Kik Messenger app to focus on selling its Kin cryptocurrency, and fighting an SEC battle about the Kin cryptocurrency. But today, in a surprise, it was announced on the Kik blog that Kik Messenger will apparently live on, as it has been purchased by MediaLab, a holding company that owns companies like anonymous-messaging app Whisper and mixtape-sharing service DatPiff.

You can now subscribe to Twitch streamers on iOS, if you pay the Apple tax

You can now subscribe to your favorite streamers from your iOS device, provided you have an iOS device and have updated the Twitch app. Truly we are living in the future.

AOC and Ted Cruz call out Apple for dropping Hong Kong app in joint letter

In two letters, a bipartisan group of lawmakers sharply criticized Apple and Blizzard over their recent actions in China.

Wing’s delivery drones take flight for the first time in Virginia

Wing’s drone delivery service is now live in Virginia. The Alphabet subsidiary is now delivering snacks and health care products to residents of Christiansburg, Virginia, after receiving approval from the government and teaming up with major players like FedEx and Walgreens. Wing says it’s the first commercial drone delivery service in the US.

There’s a new Banana Phone, and it can play ‘Bananaphone’

It’s new tech season. New iPhones, new Pixels, new Surface devices, new Echos... and a new Banana Phone.

Mark Zuckerberg Tells Fox News Facebook May Have Flaws, But Breaking It Up Won’t Help

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pushed back against lawmakers and critics who advocate that big tech companies such as his have become too large and should be broken up by the government.

Mark Zuckerberg Tells Fox News That ‘Banning Political Ads Favors Incumbents’ and ‘Whoever the Media Chooses To Cover’

As people are calling on Facebook to do more to stop the spread of misinformation ahead of the 2020 election, CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on his refusal to "police" the company's broad interpretation of political speech.

Google can’t even get full RCS support for the Pixel 4

Google’s Pixel 4 won’t launch with support for RCS messaging on some of the biggest US networks. Verizon and T-Mobile both said on Twitter that the phone was not supported, as spotted by 9to5Google, and AT&T has yet to say whether it’ll be supported. Only Sprint has said, in an email to The Verge, that it will support RCS, which adds features like read receipts, typing indicators, and higher-quality attachments to the standard Android Messages app.