Mobile

 

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps

    Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps

    U.S. users are now spending the majority of their time consuming digital media within mobile applications, according to a new study released by comScore this morning. That means mobile apps, including the number 1 most popular app Facebook, eat up more of our time than desktop usage or mobile web surfing, accounting for 52% of the time spent using digital media. Combined with mobile web… Read More

  • Fancred Gets $3M To Continue Building Social Network Just For Sports Fans

    Fancred Gets $3M To Continue Building Social Network Just For Sports Fans

    As a big sports fan, I know fans love their teams with an unbridled passion and they may drive their friends who don’t share their view a little crazy by filling their social feeds with commentary on the latest game. For like-minded fans, this is great fun, but for your other friends, not so much. What if you could engage with just your sports-fan friends in a social network just for you? Read More

  • Tesla Model S Software Update Brings iPhone Unlocking And Ignition Start

    Tesla Model S Software Update Brings iPhone Unlocking And Ignition Start

    Tesla owners have been looking forward to OS 6.0, a software update for their vehicles, for a while now, but it’s finally rolling out to vehicle owners, reports Electrek. The system adds a bunch of new features for Model S vehicles, including a new Calendar app for in-car use, and big improvements to the Maps/Navigation software. What’s amazing (and surprising) for iPhone users is… Read More

  • Vemory Automatically Compiles Video Memories From Your Social Media Photos

    Vemory Automatically Compiles Video Memories From Your Social Media Photos

    It seems like everyone and their mom is making video montages. A year in the life of a baby from England. A year in the life of that new SNL actor Brooks Wheelan. But it takes quite a bit of dedication to actually edit those videos to perfection. That’s where Vemory comes in. Read More

  • Cross-Platform Development Platform Xamarin Raises $54M Series C

    Cross-Platform Development Platform Xamarin Raises $54M Series C

    Xamarin, the popular service for building cross-platform native applications, today announced that it has raised a $54 million Series C round led by a combination of new and existing investors. As far as we are aware, that’s the largest round ever raised by a mobile app development platform. The company tells me that the biggest new investor in this round is Insight Venture Partners. All… Read More

  • Hailo Launches API For E-Hailing On The Same Day As Uber

    Hailo Launches API For E-Hailing On The Same Day As Uber

    Not to be left behind in the growing feud between Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and others, Hailo has launched a public API for its taxi hailing service, on the very same day Uber announced its own. The startup, which launched in 2011 in London but has since expanded to various cities across the UK, London and Canada, originally dealt in standard taxis vs. Uber’s black car focus, but has since… Read More

  • Vine Finally Lets You Import Video From Your Camera Roll

    Vine Finally Lets You Import Video From Your Camera Roll

    With more than 100 million people watching Vines across the web each month, and over 1 billion loops every day, Vine has just released an update to the app that finally lets users import video from their camera. Twitter’s video sharing app has always required users to film new content directly within the app, using Vine’s once-unique hold-to-record feature. Now, Vine users can… Read More

  • Skype Will Make Itself Less Noisy Thanks To New, Smarter Chat Notifications

    Skype Will Make Itself Less Noisy Thanks To New, Smarter Chat Notifications

    Skype this morning announced a change to the way its notifications will function, designed to keep the app from annoying you with beeps and buzzes across all your devices. These new smart notifications will instead only be sent to the device you’re actually using at the time, says the company, while your other devices, including PCs, tablets or smartphones, will remain silent. Read More

  • OnBeep To Tackle Group Communication Wearables With $6.25M In New Funding

    OnBeep To Tackle Group Communication Wearables With $6.25M In New Funding

    Stealth startup OnBeep got a little less stealthy today, announcing a new Series A round of $6.25 million in funding including investment from Riche Levandov of Avalon ventures, and including previous seed funding from WordPress-creator Matt Mullenweg and others. The company revealed a bit about their secretive product development back in January, when they talked about their efforts… Read More

  • Uber’s API Launch Lights The Way For Sharing Economy Apps

    Uber’s API Launch Lights The Way For Sharing Economy Apps

    Convincing users to join new collaborative consumption ventures can be a tall order, but Uber’s API launch today gives us a glimpse at how others building businesses along similar lines might be able to juice usage and find a lasting place in the virtual toolboxes of smartphone owners. The fact is that most of the so-called sharing economy apps offer services that complement other apps… Read More