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Instagram says ‘you’re all caught up’ in first time-well-spent feature – TechCrunch

Without a chronological feed, it can be tough to tell if you’ve seen all the posts Instagram will show you. That can lead to more of the compulsive, passive, zombie browsing that research suggests is unhealthy as users endlessly scroll through stale content hoping for a hit of dopamine-inducing novelty. But with Instagram’s

By | 2018-05-22T00:27:29+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

Facebook and Qualcomm will bring fast WiFi to cities in mid-2019 – TechCrunch

Facebook’s been talking Terragraph since way back during its 2016 F8 keynote. The social media giant’s ambitious plan to bring fast Wifi to cities is taking another key step toward real world trials with the addition of Qualcomm. The chipmaking giant announced today that it will add the 60Ghz tech to its future

By | 2018-05-21T19:15:33+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

HMD raises $100 million to bring even more Nokia phones to market – TechCrunch

HMD Global has been one of the mobile world’s biggest surprise hits in recent years. Founded by former Nokia execs, the Finnish company has made a name for itself reviving the dearly departed brand on Android smartphones to great effect. And it just managed to raise another $100 million, led by Ginko Ventures’

By | 2018-05-21T16:11:50+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

LocationSmart didn’t just sell mobile phone locations, it leaked them – TechCrunch

What’s worse than companies selling the real-time locations of cell phones wholesale? Failing to take security precautions that prevent people from abusing the service. LocationSmart did both, as numerous sources indicated this week. The company is adjacent to a hack of Securus, a company in the lucrative business of prison inmate communication; LocationSmart

By | 2018-05-18T02:41:36+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

House committee accepts amendment to uphold ZTE ban – TechCrunch

The bizarre recent tale of ZTE is getting another wrinkle. Earlier today, a bipartisan House Appropriations Committee unanimously voted to accept an amendment to uphold sanctions against the company. The amendment to the 2019 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill is, of course, being viewed as a rebuke of the president, whose tweets

By | 2018-05-17T23:37:34+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

Facebook Stories reveals 150M daily viewers and here come ads – TechCrunch

After 14 months of silence since launching, Facebook Stories has finally announced a 150 million daily active user count for its Snapchat Stories clone. And now it’s time to earn some money off it. Facebook Stories will start testing its first ads today in the U.S., Mexico and Brazil. They’re 5- to 15-second

By | 2018-05-17T20:34:44+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

Snapchat Spectacles tests non-circular landscape exports – TechCrunch

The worst thing about Spectacles is how closely tied they are to Snapchat. The proprietary circular photo and video format looks great inside Snapchat where you can tip your phone around while always staying full screen, but it gets reduced to a small circle with a big white border when you export it

By | 2018-05-17T19:33:14+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

AT&T will carry RED’s crazy ‘holographic’ handset – TechCrunch

RED’s Hydrogen One handset is one of those devices we’ll believe when we actually see. The company’s been promising up the $1,200 smartphone for a while now, only to be hit with delays and outright admit, “We have no idea whatsoever what we are doing.” Consider this some small vote of confidence, however.

By | 2018-05-17T15:28:40+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank, finally rolls out Apple Pay – TechCrunch

Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank, has finally added Apple Pay to its mobile-only current account. The just over three year-old fintech says it has been one of the most requested features for its banking app, with over 2,000 mentions of Apple Pay on Monzo’s forum, whilst its customer support team have been asked

By | 2018-05-17T11:23:24+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

Parsable secures $40M investment to bring digital to industrial workers – TechCrunch

As we increasingly hear about automation, artificial intelligence and robots taking away industrial jobs, Parsable, a San Francisco-based startup sees a different reality, one with millions of workers who for the most part have been left behind when it comes to bringing digital transformation to their jobs. Parsable has developed a Connected Worker

By | 2018-05-16T14:57:16+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments