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TechCrunch: WhatsApp to Launch Voice Messaging Feature
/ August 7, 2013 12:14 pm
TechCrunch: WhatsApp to Launch Voice Messaging Feature

TechCrunch reports that mobile messaging service WhatsApp is adding a voice messaging feature to its upcoming app. The updated app will now boast a walkie-talkie like function, which will enable users to send voice clips with a single press of a button. Sources reveal that WhatsApp has been working on this feature since the beginning of the year. . Read More

VentureBeat: Google Adds Touch-Gesture Controls to Chrome Browser
/ August 6, 2013 1:28 pm
VentureBeat: Google Adds Touch-Gesture Controls to Chrome Browser

VentureBeat reports that in the latest version of the Chrome browser, Google has managed to bring in several touch-based gesture controls. The new version of the browser will allow the user to navigate through pages by a single swipe. It will also allow the “pinch to zoom” feature, features that are prevalent in other browsers available in smartphones and Android tablets. . Read More

TechCrunch: Clutch, Mobile Shopping App, Raises $5 Million
/ August 6, 2013 1:21 pm
TechCrunch: Clutch, Mobile Shopping App, Raises $5 Million

TechCrunch reports that Clutch, a mobile application developed for the iOS and Android, has raised $5 Million in a Series B round of funding. Clutch aims to combine the facilities of gifts cards, coupons, comparison shopping, gifting and personalized recommendations in a single place. This round of funding was led by Safeguard Scientifics Inc. and other participants include Medivo and Ben Franklin Technology Partners. . Read More

Mashable: Google Play Reaches 1 Million App Mark
/ July 25, 2013 1:51 pm
Mashable: Google Play Reaches 1 Million App Mark

Mashable reports that Google Play, the online application store for Android devices, now has over 1 Million apps up from 500,000 apps at this time last year. The announcement was made in San Francisco at Google’s live event by Sundar Pichai, who is the head of the Android and Chrome team. In June, Google had announced that its App store had crossed the 900,000 apps mark. . Read More

TechCrunch: Revived Google Nexus 7 Tablet Spotted in Leaked Press Reports
/ July 22, 2013 2:22 pm
TechCrunch: Revived Google Nexus 7 Tablet Spotted in Leaked Press Reports

TechCrunch reports that while Google plans to announce the launch of its revamped Nexus 7 tablet by July 24, leaked images of the smart tablet have already emerged in the market. The tablet is manufactured by Asus and boasts a 5 mega-pixel camera on the rear-side. To improve video quality, a 1.3 Mega-pixel camera is present on the front. It also includes an updated 7 inch screen which offers a resolution of 1920x1200. The new Nexus 7 will be powered by a quad-core chipset, which will work at 1.5 GHz. . Read More

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TechCrunch: KeepSafe, Private Photo Gallery App, Raises $3.4 Million
/ July 17, 2013 10:09 am
TechCrunch: KeepSafe, Private Photo Gallery App, Raises $3.4 Million

TechCrunch reports that KeepSafe, a popular app among smartphone users which allows users to create password-protected photo galleries has raised $3.4 million. The company has reported growing to more than 13 million users, of which 6 million are known to be active every month. The Google store reports the app as “The best to hide pics”. . Read More

TechCrunch: Xiaomi Brings in $ 2.16 Billion in First Half of 2013
/ July 16, 2013 2:39 pm
TechCrunch: Xiaomi Brings in $ 2.16 Billion in First Half of 2013

Tech Crunch reports that Xiaomi, one of Asia's top new Android phone makers and distributors, sold 7.03 million handsets within the first two quarters of 2013. The Beijing-based start-up reportedly earned RMB 3.27 billion, which is close to $ 2.16 billion, during the period. Lei Jun, the company's CEO, says that he expects to double 2012 sales to 15 million handsets and increase revenue to $4.5 Billion in 2013. . Read More

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