All posts tagged "Mobile"

  • Samsung leads India’s smartphone market, as Apple’s iPhone SE fails to take off

    India continues to be one of the rare growth markets for the global smartphone industry after it lodged a 17 percent year-on-year increase in unit shipments in the second quarter of 2016, according to a new report from...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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  • Facebook’s new teens-only app Lifestage turns bios into video profiles

    “What if I figured out a way to take Facebook from 2004 and bring it to 2016? What if every field in your profile was a full video” asks Facebook’s 19-year old product prodigy Michael Sayman. The...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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  • Pandora will now recommend nearby concerts, thanks to Ticketfly

    Spotify late last year turned its recommendation engine to concerts, suggesting nearby shows based on the listening habits of its users. Today, Pandora announced a similar move, aided by Ticketfly, which Pandora acquired last year. Now, the two...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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  • Laugh.ly, a Pandora for comedy, launches into beta

    Laugh.ly , a startup that’s something like a Pandora – but for comedy – is today launching into public beta. Via its website and forthcoming mobile application, users can stream stand-up sets and other routines from over 400...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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  • Facebook will soon update code to nullify AdBlock Plus’ workaround

    Today’s AdBlock Plus workaround to Facebook’s adblock bypass ham-handedly removes posts from friends and Pages, not just ads, according to a statement provided by Facebook to TechCrunch. “We’re disappointed that ad blocking companies are punishing people on...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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  • CVS Pharmacy launches its own mobile payments and loyalty solution, CVS Pay

    CVS Health today is launching its own mobile payments solution that will allow customers to pay for products, pick up prescriptions, earn ExtraCare loyalty rewards, as well as pay – just by scanning the barcode in the CVS...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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  • Tech companies assemble the Robocall! Strike! Force! to take on scammers

    Look out phone scammers. Alphabet, Apple, AT&T, Comcast, Samsung and Microsoft are coming for you. The big names are among 30 tech companies that have joined up to form the Robocall! Strike! Force! (our exclamation points). Others...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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  • Espresa wants to help companies pamper their employees

    The range of benefits that Silicon Valley companies offer employees may vary from dental, vision and 401(k) all the way to yoga massages, car washes and beauty services. With tech giants like Facebook  and Google making a big deal...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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  • Media.net acquired for $900M in mega ad

    The flow of Chinese capital into foreign ad-tech companies increased this morning with the acquisition of Media.net for $900 million USD. A consortium will be paying cash for the startup with key operation centers in New York City and Dubai....

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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  • Platform change, the Yahoo

    In 2000, Yahoo was worth $125 billion. In 2008, it rejected a $44 billion buyout from Microsoft. And today it sold to Verizon for $4.83 billion . The lesson here is, if you won the last computing platform...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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