Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Mobile ad startup AppLovin in talks for $1.5 billion acquisition

    Mobile ad startup AppLovin in talks for $1.5 billion acquisition

    Mobile ad startup AppLovin is in talks with a Chinese buyer for an acquisition of around $1.5 billion, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the company. We have not confirmed the identity of the acquirer. The deal is not yet finalized and details may change. Founded in 2012 by CEO Adam Foroughi along with Andrew Karam and John Kyrstynak, San Francisco-headquartered AppLovin operates… Read More

  • Kids app maker Duck Duck Moose joins Khan Academy

    Kids app maker Duck Duck Moose joins Khan Academy

    Sequoia-backed kids educational startup Duck Duck Moose is heading to Khan Academy, to add preschool learning to the non-profit’s digital education offerings. The startup’s 21 mobile apps aimed at children ages two and up are now available for free as a part of the move, which is not technically being considered an “acquisition,” due to the way the deal was… Read More

  • Truecaller lands pre-install deal with Huawei as it crosses 90M monthly users

    Truecaller lands pre-install deal with Huawei as it crosses 90M monthly users

    Truecaller has landed a partnership with Huawei which will see its caller ID and smart phone book app pre-loaded on the fast-growing Chinese company’s overseas smartphones. Read More

  • Dropbox is resetting passwords for accounts that haven’t changed them since mid-2012

    Dropbox is resetting passwords for accounts that haven’t changed them since mid-2012

    Dropbox is requiring users who have not changed their passwords since mid-2012 to reset their passwords this afternoon. The action appears to be related to continued fallout over the massive hack on LinkedIn in 2012 where credentials for 117 million accounts were posted online. In recent months, treasure troves of user credentials and passwords — in addition to a large MySpace hack… Read More

  • WeVideo revamps its online video editor for HTML5

    WeVideo revamps its online video editor for HTML5

    WeVideo has rebuilt its browser-based video editor using HTML5 instead of Flash. For many of you, the whole debate about HTML5 versus Flash may seem like a weird flashback to 2010. But Flash is taking a while to die completely — Google Chrome, for example, continues to phase out Flash gradually. CEO Krishna Menon said that in the case of WeVideo’s new editor (which launched… Read More

  • Navisens raises $2.6 million to power its crazy accurate inertial smartphone/AR tracking

    Navisens raises $2.6 million to power its crazy accurate inertial smartphone/AR tracking

    Whether you’re clumsily attempting to find where your Uber is parked or trying to find your friend at a crowded venue, it’s clear that GPS has some major limitations that need to be fixed. Navisens wants to gather reliable mapping data from users’ smartphones without even touching GPS, instead relying on sensors like the gyroscope and accelerometer to track the… Read More

  • Apple may be building a Snapchat-like video app

    Apple may be building a Snapchat-like video app

    After a failed attempt to go social with Ping in 2010, Apple may have a renewed sense of excitement over the social space, according to a report from Bloomberg. Sources told Bloomberg that Apple is working on a video recording/editing app that would be similar in functionality to Snapchat, though there’s no mention of disappearing or self-destructing content in the report. Instead, the… Read More

  • Customized online prescription acne treatment provider Curology raises $15M

    Customized online prescription acne treatment provider Curology raises $15M

    David Lortscher was one of a few dozen people practicing dermatology in New Mexico when he realized a huge problem in the field: There weren’t enough dermatologists, and people were skipping out on visits because they thought it was for more affluent people or took too long. So Lortscher decided to start Curology, which provides acne and anti-aging treatment and prescriptions through… Read More

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