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Messaging app Line adds livestreaming for group chats

In the latest update to its messaging app, Line has added a livestreaming feature, called Chat Live, which can be used in group or multi-person chats of up to 200 people. The company suggests a variety of uses for the live video feature — such as chatting with friends while livestreaming a …

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ESPN’s Apple TV app now lets you watch four games at once

ESPN today rolled out a new version of its Apple TV app that introduces the ability to watch four live simultaneous streams which can be displayed on the screen at the same time. The feature takes advantage of Apple TV’s multicasting support – something that a few other apps have …

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Pinterest users can now pinch-to-zoom on photos in the app

Pinterest is adding a new feature today that allows users to pinch a photo to zoom in and out on various Pins, matching a feature that’s available on a lot of other services, like Instagram. Pinterest is trying to be a central hub of high-quality photos and videos centered around …

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Announcing the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 agenda

TechCrunch Disrupt is set to return to San Francisco and we couldn’t be more excited about the show. Along with hundreds of exhibiting startups, and a new workshop series called “Off the Record,” Disrupt SF 2017’s main stage will feature an incredible lineup of speakers, panels, roundtables and product launches. …

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You can now make free phone calls with your Google Home

Remember back in May, when Google announced plans to let people make free phone calls through the Google Home? That feature is rolling out starting today (alas, only for folks in U.S./Canada). Say something like, “OK Google, call the nearest sandwich shop,” and it’ll connect the dots and help you …

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Google brings Q&As to Google Maps

Google is launching a new feature for Google Maps for Android and mobile search today: question and answers. I’m sure it won’t come as a surprise when I tell you that this feature allows you to ask questions about a place and answer other users’ inquiries and indeed, it’s that …

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