In-app events hit the App Store, TikTok tries Stories, Apple reveals new child safety plan – TechCrunch

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 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone.…

Cities can have flying cars if they start working on infrastructure today – TechCrunch

Nimrod Golan-Yanay Contributor Nimrod Golan-Yanay is the CEO of Urban Aeronautics, the Israel-based aerospace company behind the world’s first wingless, eco-friendly and compact aircraft fleet designed specifically for dense urban environments. Nearly everyone knows the pain of sitting in traffic watching valuable minutes tick by. Just as bad is the maddening search for a parking…