Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • DoorDash, going beyond food delivery, will soon bring you alcohol

    DoorDash, going beyond food delivery, will soon bring you alcohol

    DoorDash started off as a restaurant delivery company — but, like many on-demand delivery companies, its ambitions are certainly much higher than that. And it’s taking one step beyond food delivery today by adding the ability to purchase alcohol through DoorDash. While DoorDash may have already delivered food from breweries or restaurants that offer paired food, it still… Read More

  • Final is a plaster on the gaping wound that is U.S. credit card security

    Final is a plaster on the gaping wound that is U.S. credit card security

    Credit card fraud is a big problem, with an increasing number of companies launching products to patch the problems. The most recent example is Final, which today announced it is shipping its first consumer product: disposable credit card numbers. That’s lovely, but in doing so, it serves predominantly as an example of a company fixing a serious problem from the wrong side of the fence. Read More

  • Akamai: global average connection speed up 12 percent, bye bye IPv4

    Akamai: global average connection speed up 12 percent, bye bye IPv4

    CDN network Akamai today published its quarterly “State of the Internet” report for the first quarter of 2016. The report examines global internet speeds, which are going to be more relevant than ever for live-sports aficionados in the summer of the Rio Olympic Games. Global average connection speed increased 12 percent from the fourth quarter of 2015, to 6.3 Mbps, a 23… Read More

  • Live.ly shoots to the top of the App Store

    Live.ly, the newly released live streaming app from musical.ly, has now secured the top slot in the Apple App Store. That puts live.ly above Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Google Maps and Instagram. Live.ly finished rolling out last Thursday and the app has already received over 500,000 downloads, the company tells TechCrunch. The app lets people broadcast what they are doing in real… Read More

  • Apple doubles down on photography with new Shot on iPhone campaign

    Apple doubles down on photography with new Shot on iPhone campaign

    Apple knows that the battle for people’s pockets is going to be fought in part in the photography space. With iOS 10, the company is making it even easier to get to the camera in a hurry, but in an effort to remind people that they’re already carrying a great camera around with them, Apple is launching a new round of its popular Shot on iPhone advertising campaign. Read More

  • Twitter targets smaller businesses with launch of Dashboard

    Twitter targets smaller businesses with launch of Dashboard

    Twitter — hot on the heels of the launch of its app for influencers, Twitter Engage — has today released yet another standalone application: Twitter Dashboard. The new service, available on both web and mobile, is aimed at businesses that want to use Twitter to connect with their customers. The app offers a suite of tools, including customized feeds of tweets, tools for… Read More

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