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Snapchat now lets advertisers sell products directly through Lenses – TechCrunch

This week Snapchat is rolling out Shoppable AR, a new feature that makes it even easier for advertisers to sell goods through sponsored lenses. The new offering builds on top of the Sponsored Lenses the service rolled out in late-2015, which let advertisers create branded filters, bringing product placements to selfies. Now companies

By | 2018-04-18T18:31:16+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

Amazon launches a “lite” Android web browser app in India – TechCrunch

Amazon has quietly launched an Android web browser app for emerging markets, where access to mobile data and high-speed connectivity is more limited. The browser has the rather generic name of: “Internet: fast, lite and private” on Google Play, and promises to be “lighter than the competition.” The app first appeared on the

By | 2018-04-17T19:08:21+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

Huawei refocuses on existing markets amid U.S. woes – TechCrunch

Huawei is readjusting its approach the the U.S. In an annual meeting in Shenzhen, the company asserted its commitment on existing customers and markets. It’s a shift in focus for a company that has been aggressively targeting new territories, looking to expand its position as the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer. It’s understandable,

By | 2018-04-17T16:00:56+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

Someone made a game where you ride the rapidly changing prices of cryptocurrencies – TechCrunch

The cryptocurrency world is a strange one, but at least it has a sense of humor. A new game has you riding a little crypto-car along the wildly fluctuating prices of major and minor currencies. It’s quite ridiculous, and it isn’t even a bad game! It’s called Crypto Rider, predictably, and is very

By | 2018-04-16T23:54:09+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

Netflix nears a $150B market cap as its subscribers continue to balloon – TechCrunch

Just last quarter Netflix passed a $100 billion market cap — and we might already be talking about it as a $150 billion company before too long with yet another big financial quarter that sent its stock soaring. Netflix, again, beat out some expectations Wall Street held for the first quarter and provided

By | 2018-04-16T22:52:33+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

Here’s the ultra-low-light phone camera Sony promised – TechCrunch

Sony promised an “ultra low-light camera” during its Mobile World Congress press conference back in February. The off-hand announcement was intended to throw a bit of shade at Samsung’s recent flagship, but ultimately had the unintended consequence of undermining the company’s own newly announced XZ2. But, then, Sony’s never been great when it

By | 2018-04-16T19:47:38+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

iHeartRadio opens up its playlists to all users with launch of Playlist Radio – TechCrunch

iHeartRadio is best known for its free service offering thousands of live, streaming AM and FM radio stations and its ability to create your own custom station, similar to Pandora. Today, the company is adding a new feature for all users – both free and paid – that blurs the lines between streaming

By | 2018-04-16T18:36:26+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

Tony Fadell is worried about smartphone addiction – TechCrunch

This weekend, former Apple engineer and consumer gadget legend Tony Fadell penned an op-ed for Wired. In it, he argued that smartphone manufacturers need to do a better job of educating users about how often they use their mobile phones, and the resulting dangers that overuse might bring about. Take healthy eating as

By | 2018-04-16T15:25:30+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

U.S. iPhone users spent 23% more in apps in 2017 than the year before – TechCrunch

Games, dating apps and streaming services contributed to a rise in consumer spending in iPhone apps last year, according to new data from app store intelligence firm, Sensor Tower. The firm found that U.S. iPhone users spent 23 percent more on in-app purchases in 2017 than they did the year prior – or,

By | 2018-04-13T18:38:28+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments

Podcasting app Anchor can now find you a cohost – TechCrunch

Fresh off its relaunch as an app offering a suite of tools for podcasters, Anchor today is rolling a new feature that will make it easier for people to find someone to podcast with: Cohosts. As the name implies, the app will now connect you – sometimes immediately, if people are available –

By | 2018-04-13T15:30:20+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|0 Comments