TechCrunch reports that music video app Mindie has introduced version 2.0 of its app in the App Store, which integrates a number of new features including a private messaging feature. Other features includes the ability to incorporate text on your videos, share on Instagram and more. . Read More
Hypebot reports that mobile music streaming service Nokia MixRadio has surpassed 30 million tracks. By comparison, Spotify, like most other music streamers, has a 20 million track catalog. Nokia has gained traction by launching its service in 31 countries including China. . Read More
Instagram, acquired by Facebook a year ago for $1 billion, announced on its blog that it has surpassed 200 million users: "Today, we’re excited to share that the Instagram community has grown to more than 200 million Instagrammers capturing and sharing their lives every month." . Read More
Facebook today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Oculus VR, Inc., the leader in immersive virtual reality technology, for a total of approximately $2 billion. This includes $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook common stock (valued at $1.6 billion based on the average closing price of the 20 trading days preceding March 21, 2014 of $69.35 per share). . Read More
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President Obama on Friday was scheduled to meet with leaders of some of the nation's largest tech companies -- including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg -- to discuss their privacy concerns regarding the National Security Agency (NSA), Politico reported. Executives from Google and Yahoo, among many others, also received invitations, a White House official told the publications. . Read More
GamesIndustryBiz reports that Wooga, a mobile social network and game developer, plans to launch its fifth internal studio. The company has five development studios and is preparing to open another soon.
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