Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Peanut is a Tinder-like app for making new mom friends

    Peanut is a Tinder-like app for making new mom friends

    Being a new parent can become an isolating experience, where you’re thrust into a world of playdates over happy hours – a change that can lead to dwindling time spent with friends who share a different schedule and set of priorities. A new app called Peanut, now available on iOS, wants to help. The app connects moms with others like them, who are nearby and interested in… Read More

  • Apple’s next iPhone might cost more than $1000 thanks to OLED displays

    Apple’s next iPhone might cost more than $1000 thanks to OLED displays

    iPhone rumor season is upon us — as if it ever ends — and the latest claims that the next iPhone will cost upwards of $1000 (at least, for the most expensive model). To be clear, that isn’t a huge deal considering that the top-of-the-line iPhone currently costs more than $900. Still, Fast Company reports that Apple may be switching from LCD displays to an OLED display… Read More

  • Twitter says product changes are main growth driver, not just the President’s usage

    Twitter says product changes are main growth driver, not just the President’s usage

    Twitter’s advertising business is stalling, but the company is trying to focus on some flashes of improvement among the service — which it’s attributing to product changes, and not just to major events like presidential debates or the President’s usage of Twitter. There were some questions as to whether President Donald Trump’s usage of Twitter would be something… Read More

  • Jack Dorsey says he’ll continue running both Square and Twitter

    Jack Dorsey says he’ll continue running both Square and Twitter

    As Twitter’s growth continues to stall and increasingly becomes an issue, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s double-time running both Twitter and Square has become a big question mark — and Dorsey says he’s staying the course. “This focus, and this team, allows me and gives me a lot of confidence I can continue to focus on the meaningful things at both companies and we… Read More

  • Twitter’s advertising business is stalling

    Twitter’s advertising business is stalling

    Twitter may have re-oriented itself and laid off part of its workforce to streamline its business, but it still doesn’t look like it is bringing in enough money to keep Wall Street happy. Here is the biggest data point from the company’s fourth-quarter earnings report: according to the company, advertising revenue totaled $638 million, which was down slightly year-over-year. A… Read More

  • Facebook can now replace your weather app

    Facebook can now replace your weather app

    Facebook is rolling out a useful new feature that puts a full weather forecast inside its mobile app and desktop site. The feature is accessible from News Feed or the mobile app’s “More” menu — the section that links you to areas like Friends, Events, Groups, Pages and other key Facebook features like On This Day or Saved items. Within the Weather section, you can view… Read More

  • Facebook Lite hits 200M users as low-bandwidth world revenue skyrockets

    Facebook Lite hits 200M users as low-bandwidth world revenue skyrockets

    Facebook’s stripped-down but speedy Lite app is growing fast and adding countries so it can keep connecting people and building the company’s business in the low-bandwidth world where revenue increased 52% this year. Facebook Lite launched in June 2015, it rocketed to 100 million monthly users by March 2016, and now it’s doubled in size to 200 million users, Mark Zuckerberg says. Read More

  • Pinterest users can now jump to other products within an image

    Pinterest users can now jump to other products within an image

    Pinterest is looking to continually decrease the friction from finding something they’re interested in and drilling further into newer products and ideas, and it now has another product to try to close that gap. The company today said it’s launching a new feature that allows users to find and jump to additional products within a photo they’re currently viewing. So, for… Read More

  • Pinterest adds visual search for elements in images and through your camera

    Pinterest adds visual search for elements in images and through your camera

    Pinterest said today it’s launching three new products today that will point out specific elements in pictures — whether viewed live through a camera or through a typical image search — and use them as a jumping point for search. All of these are designed to keep Pinterest coming back over and over to discover ideas based on images. Pinterest has been increasingly trying… Read More

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