All posts tagged "Mobile"

  • Microsoft debug policy leak could make Windows Phones useful again

    Microsoft looks to have inadvertently made some of its own orphaned devices  useful again, after accidentally leaking a debug policy that could allow owners of Windows powered hardware such as earlier iterations of Windows Phones smartphones or ARM-powered Windows RT tablets to install alternative operating...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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  • Facebook will bypass web adblockers, but offer ad targeting opt

    Facebook is making the HTML of its web ads indistinguishable from organic content so it can slip by adblockers. But in exchange for taking away this option for controlling ads from people, its allowing them to opt-out...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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  • Lyft to start selling $20 physical gift cards at Starbucks

    On demand ride provider Lyft is getting physical – creating actual gift cards with $20 in ride credit that people can buy beginning next week at participating Starbucks stores across the U.S. The cards also come with...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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  • Google Wallet debuts automatic transfers so you can skip “cashing out”

    Google today is stepping up its battle with Venmo, Square Cash and other person-to-person payment applications with an update to its Google Wallet mobile app, which now allows for automatic transfers to your bank account. That is,...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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  • Truecaller lands pre-install deal with Huawei as it crosses 90M monthly users

    Truecaller has landed a partnership with Huawei which will see its caller ID and smart phone book app pre-loaded on the fast-growing Chinese company’s overseas smartphones. The deal represents the most significant tie-up to date for Stockholm-based Truecaller, which offers social features inside the...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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  • Google launches Duo video calling app, a dull cross

    Can Google spring back from its social failures with a bare-bones video calling app that unites iOS and Android users? Today it’s launching Duo , which lets you 1-on-1 video call people via their phone number. The problem...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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  • Verizon Q2 misses on declining sales of $30.5B, beats with EPS of $0.94

    Verizon yesterday announced a landmark deal to purchase Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion , but judging from its just-released second quarter earnings report , the telecom giant continues to feel the pressure of declines in its legacy business....

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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  • Will photo art phenom Prisma raise or get bought?

    Prisma morphs your photos into fine art like Picasso or Mondrian, and it’s blowing up the iOS app charts. Today it came out in unofficial APK beta on Android . But what will be the fate of...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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  • Facebook snatches up team from Eyegroove, a musical selfie app

    The team from a startup called Eyegroove , a “musical selfie” app, has joined Facebook. According to a message on the company’s website, most of the small team who worked on the app will now be focused...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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  • Tilt dives into one payments

    Here’s a sentence you might not have expected to read: a service built around crowdfunding is building in a one-to-one payments option in what might be one of the most increasingly crowded spaces in the U.S. That’s...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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