Archive for category: mobile

Facebook Will Start Showing Mobile AMBER Alerts To Help Find Missing Kids
/ January 13, 2015 8:48 am
Facebook Will Start Showing Mobile AMBER Alerts To Help Find Missing Kids

TechCrunch reports "Your phone probably already receives AMBER alerts when a kid goes missing in your area. Most smartphones are configured to allow it right out of the box. But Facebook thinks they can help make the system better — and starting today, they’re going to try.". Read More

UK Prime Minister Wants to Ban Messaging Apps Without Backdoor Access
/ January 13, 2015 8:48 am
UK Prime Minister Wants to Ban Messaging Apps Without Backdoor Access

Gizmodo reports "UK Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed that, should he be re-elected, a Tory government would plan to block encrypted messaging applications like WhatsApp and Snapchat unless the government gets backdoor access to users' messages." . Read More

Report: Google Play’s App Store And Developer Community Grew Faster Than Apple’s In 2014
/ January 13, 2015 8:48 am
Report: Google Play’s App Store And Developer Community Grew Faster Than Apple’s In 2014

TechCrunch reports "According to a new report out this morning from appFigures, the Google Play mobile application market surpassed Apple for the number of new apps for the first time in 2014, and its developer community growth also exceeded Apple’s for the third year in a row, now distributing apps from 388,000 different developers.". Read More

Fresh Funding For Augmedix Suggests Your Doctor Could Soon Be Wearing Google Glass
/ January 12, 2015 8:51 am
Fresh Funding For Augmedix Suggests Your Doctor Could Soon Be Wearing Google Glass

TechCrunch reports "While Google Glass hasn’t had the impact that Google had likely hoped it would, a fresh funding round of $16 million raised by Augmedix today suggests it’s far from dead.". Read More

Oculus cofounder describes CES demo — and what comes next for virtual reality (interview)
/ January 12, 2015 8:51 am
Oculus cofounder describes CES demo — and what comes next for virtual reality (interview)

VentureBeat reports "Nate Mitchell has been at Oculus VR from its humble beginnings as a virtual reality goggles startup to its $2 billion acquisition by Facebook last year.". Read More

What native video means for Twitter — and its users
/ January 12, 2015 8:51 am
What native video means for Twitter — and its users

Digiday reports "Get ready to see a lot more video on Twitter. The platform intends to unveil its native video product in the coming weeks, according to a recent report from Recode. Another report from AdAge detailed advertiser-specific video features that the social network has teased in discussions with brands and agencies, including autoplay ad previews and a pay-per-click model.". Read More

Uber teams with 20th Century Fox for free rides to the movies in 50 cities
/ January 12, 2015 8:51 am
Uber teams with 20th Century Fox for free rides to the movies in 50 cities

Mashable reports "Kingsman: The Secret Service and 20th Century Fox are the first to partner with the ride-hailing service for a 50-city screening of the spy thriller that includes a ticket, a free ride to see the film a month ahead of release, and other perks like a shot at a special entrance to the New York premiere.". Read More

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