Musical.ly kills its standalone live streaming app Live.ly

Musical.ly is merging the functionality from its two-year old live streaming platform Live.ly into its main app, and has disabled Live.ly’s standalone app as part of the transition process. The Live.ly app will eventually be pulled from the App Store and Google Play, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. Instead of being able to go live,…

N26 launches a revised metal card

Fintech startup N26 is updating its N26 Metal product and launching it tomorrow. You might remember that the company first announced its premium card at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin in December 2017. Shortly after the conference, the card was available in early access for existing N26 Black customers. But the company had to go back to…

Apache vs Nginx Performance: Optimization Techniques

Some years ago, the Apache Foundation’s web server, known simply as « Apache », was so ubiquitous that it became synonymous with the term « web server ». Its daemon process on Linux systems has the name httpd (meaning simply http process) — and comes preinstalled in major Linux distributions. It was initially released in 1995, and, to quote…

Safety app Watch Out acquires paywall startup BitWall

BitWall, a Bitcoin-focused startup promising to help online publishers make money, has been acquired. Its new owner is Watch Out, the company behind an app that sends alerts about things like product and food recalls and weather-realted emergencies. It’s not the most obvious acquirer, but the companies say BitWall can help Watch Out improve its…