Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Twitter overcharged video advertisers, issues refunds

    Twitter overcharged video advertisers, issues refunds

    Now it’s Twitter copying Facebook… but in the worst way. Following several embarrassing disclosures of inaccurate metrics by Facebook, today Business Insider’s Alex Heath broke news that Twitter overcharged some advertisers. Between November 7th and December 12th, a source tells BI that video ad buyers were overcharged up to 35 percent. Twitter apparently informed these… Read More

  • Uber explains why it looks like its app is still tracking your location, long after drop-off

    Uber explains why it looks like its app is still tracking your location, long after drop-off

    Uber responded today to reports that its app continues to check users’ locations even when they hadn’t used the ride-hailing service for days or weeks. The company explained that the issue is being caused by the iOS operating system itself, not direct tracking by its app. Many users had realized that Uber’s app appeared to have recently checked their location, according… Read More

  • Facebook kills off exact location sharing in Nearby Friends, adds “Wave”

    Facebook kills off exact location sharing in Nearby Friends, adds “Wave”

    Nearby Friends didn’t turn into the Foursquare-killer it could have been, but Facebook is still trying to help people meet up in person… with a few changes. Facebook has removed the precise location-sharing feature from Nearby Friends, which now only lets you opt-in to broadcasting your approximate distance from friends and current neighborhood. Unmapped Previously, you could select… Read More

  • Twitter didn’t fix itself in 2016 and Wall Street isn’t happy

    Twitter didn’t fix itself in 2016 and Wall Street isn’t happy

    Layoffs, a borked acquisition and continued tepid user growth defined Twitter in 2016. And these are all things that make Twitter’s future uncertain, which we know Wall Street does not like. Jack Dorsey’s one-year tenure as CEO was more or less defined by a continue decline in its stock price and, amid all its attempts to try and re-make the service and make it more palatable… Read More

  • Pokémon Go arrives on the Apple Watch

    Pokémon Go arrives on the Apple Watch

    Following an erroneous report claiming that Niantic’s plans to bring Pokémon Go to the Apple Watch were canceled, the company today put those rumors to rest with more than a mere statement: it has now launched the Apple Watch version of its popular game. The new smartwatch app lets you more easily play Pokémon without having to always pull out your phone. Instead, you can tap to… Read More

  • Pana’s travel companion app goes free, can automatically check you into flights

    Pana’s travel companion app goes free, can automatically check you into flights

    Pana, a travel companion that organizes your plans and sends personalized trip alerts, is now making its app free to challenge rivals like TripIt, Google Trips and others. First launched two years ago, Pana had previously focused on its paid subscription service for individuals and companies needing a 24/7 travel concierge — a move that may have limited its potential market. The… Read More

  • Super Mario Run’s buying population is already declining

    Super Mario Run’s buying population is already declining

    Super Mario Run may be the first mobile app to pass 40 million downloads in four days’ time on Apple’s App Store, but the game’s payment model has been controversial for its high price of $10 for the full version and limited free play. This has led to roughly half its audience leaving one-star reviews. Despite these complaints, the game has grabbed a huge percentage of… Read More

  • BitTorrent Live’s “cable-killer” P2P video app finally hits iOS

    BitTorrent Live’s “cable-killer” P2P video app finally hits iOS

    Cable companies rule TV because they control the expensive wires and satellites that can deliver low-latency live content at scale. Cable companies can then dictate how much per monthly paying subscriber they offer the channel owners for access because there are few alternatives for live distribution. And the cable companies can charge consumers exorbitant prices because they’re… Read More

  • GM taps 500 Startups to find early-stage investments in upcoming classes

    GM taps 500 Startups to find early-stage investments in upcoming classes

    GM has made a number of big acquisitions and investments in the past few years. It picked up self-driving company Cruise earlier this year and dropped $500 million into Lyft, Uber’s biggest competitor. For the most part, GM acknowledges that it needs to figure out how to tap into new aspects of the automotive experience, CTO Jon Lauckner said. But all these companies start somewhere. And… Read More

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