Mobile

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  • Google inks third carrier, Telenor, to its Android RCS messaging play

    Google inks third carrier, Telenor, to its Android RCS messaging play

    Another mobile carrier, Telenor, has partnered with Google to roll out a next-gen SMS tech — this time targeting Android users in Europe and Asia. Read More

  • Huawei said to be building its own voice assistant

    Huawei said to be building its own voice assistant

    Last year, Huawei leapfrogged a couple of fellow Chinese hardware companies to secure its spot as the third-largest smartphone maker worldwide. As the company takes aim at the No. 2 spot, it’s apparently working to differentiate itself even more from the competition by developing more proprietary tech, adding to a list of components that already includes its own in-house chips. According… Read More

  • Facebook’s new job opening posts poach business from LinkedIn

    Facebook’s new job opening posts poach business from LinkedIn

    LinkedIn has neglected two big opportunities Facebook is now capitalizing on: helping lower-skilled workers and people who aren’t actively looking for a job. Today Facebook is rolling out a slew of new Jobs features we spotted it testing last year. They could hurt LinkedIn’s growth prospects and divert recruiting ad dollars. Business Pages will now be able to post job openings to… Read More

  • 7 reasons why Facebook will autoplay sound despite complaints

    7 reasons why Facebook will autoplay sound despite complaints

    If you’re freaking out about Facebook starting to autoplay videos with sound by default, at least it won’t pause or play on top of music you’re already listening to through apps like Spotify. Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch today that sound will not autoplay on Facebook videos if you’re already listening to something on your device. You’ll have to tap the sound… Read More

  • BlackBerry files suit against Nokia in a battle of once mighty smartphone brands

    BlackBerry files suit against Nokia in a battle of once mighty smartphone brands

    BlackBerry suing Nokia is 2017 is a bit like the secret Rocky/Apollo Creed fight in Rocky III revealed in 2015’s Creed – two once mighty champions doing battle one more time, with a heck of lot fewer people looking on. Also, there are a couple of series reboots in the works. A lot has changed since the once mighty phone makers glory days. These days both have moved away from… Read More

  • Comcast rolls out a new Stream TV app for its cable and internet TV customers

    Comcast rolls out a new Stream TV app for its cable and internet TV customers

    Comcast is launching a new app called Xfinity Stream, which will replace its older Xfinity TV app on mobile devices, as well as deliver a host of features for cable subscribers, including access to live TV, on-demand programming, DVR recordings and more. But the app serves another purpose, as well: Like the TV app it replaces, it will also be home to Comcast’s internet TV service… Read More

  • Mobile ad startup Vungle says it’s hit a $300M revenue run rate

    Mobile ad startup Vungle says it’s hit a $300M revenue run rate

    Adtech startups like to announce when they’ve hit $100 million in annualized revenue, but Vungle — which focuses on delivering in-app video ads — is doing a bit better than that. It says it’s now reached a $300 million revenue run rate. And while the last three months of the year tend to be the biggest quarter for advertising, CEO Zain Jaffer noted that… Read More