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Apple emoji will soon include people with curly hair, white hair and superpowers – TechCrunch

By | 2018-07-16T18:20:01+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|

In honor of World Emoji Day (yes, that’s a thing), Apple is previewing some of its upcoming emoji. Later this year, Apple’s emoji set will feature people with a variety of hairstyles and colors, including curly hair, red hair and white hair. What you’re about to see are simply Apple’s take on emoji

Wave Uber’s new Spotlight or send canned chats to find your driver – TechCrunch

By | 2018-07-16T15:13:46+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|

Uber is aiming to perfect the art of the pick-up with three features it says minimize cancellations. Guaranteed pickup windows boost confidence that you’ll make your flight, and give you a credit of $10 if your scheduled ride is late. Pre-written messages let drivers and riders let each other know they’ll “Be right

Moment Pro Camera app brings big camera controls to your phone – TechCrunch

By | 2018-07-13T20:44:44+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|

The company that brought you the best glass for your mobile device now gives you DSLR-like controls with their Pro Camera app. Features include full manual adjustment over ISO, shutter speed, white balance, image format and more. It should be noted that if you don’t have a shiny new device you won’t be

HTC’s blockchain phone is real, and it’s arriving later this year – TechCrunch

By | 2018-07-11T03:00:45+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|

HTC isn’t gone just yet. Granted, it’s closer than it’s ever been before, with a headcount of fewer than 5,000 employees worldwide — that’s down from 19,000 in 2013. But in spite of those “market competition, product mix, pricing, and recognized inventory write-downs,” the company’s still trucking on. And while its claim to being “the

Tilting Point expands its user acquisition fund to $132M in annual spending – TechCrunch

By | 2018-07-10T18:48:39+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|

Mobile games publisher and marketer Tilting Point is dramatically increasing its commitment to its user acquisition fund. The company announced a $12 million fund at the end of 2016, which it said would help developers grow their games while remaining independent. Today it  revealed that it’s committing $132 million in annual spending to the

Toast raises $115M at a $1.4B valuation to create a one-stop management tool for restaurants – TechCrunch

By | 2018-07-10T15:45:15+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|

While massive restaurant chains might have resources to build out their own management systems or integrate with larger point-of-sale providers, Toast — a provider of tools for restaurants to manage their business — is raising a big round of funding to go after everyone else. Now Toast is a business valued at $1.4

Google Pay rolls out support for peer-to-peer payments and mobile ticketing – TechCrunch

By | 2018-07-10T12:36:18+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|

Google is making several updates to Google Pay, its recently-rebranded service for all its different payments tools. Most of these updates were announced earlier this year, but now, Google says they’re actually going live in the app. One of the additions is peer-to-peer payments. You could already pay or request money from a friend through

Snapchat code reveals team-up with Amazon for ‘Camera Search’ – TechCrunch

By | 2018-07-09T19:11:46+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|

A differentiator, a utility, and maybe a money-maker Josh Constine @ / 8 hours Codenamed “Eagle,” Snapchat is building a visual product search feature that delivers users to Amazon’s listings. Buried inside the code of Snapchat’s Android app is an unreleased “Visual Search” feature where you “Press and hold to identify an object,

Samsung’s new India phone factory is ‘world’s largest’ – TechCrunch

By | 2018-07-09T16:09:02+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Categories: Mobile|

This week Samsung is opening what it’s calling the world’s largest mobile phone factory in the world’s second largest smartphone market. Expansion, which will be fully complete in 2020, is expected to nearly double Noida (New Okhla Industrial Development Authority), India’s current phone producing capabilities from 68- to 120 million phones per year.