Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Instagram testing multi-photo album posts

    Instagram testing multi-photo album posts

    Sometimes when you’re looking at your Instagram selects and you can’t quite decide between a few options, or when you want to post something from your trip but also don’t want to overwhelm your followers with a bunch of different pictures in a row, you feel keenly the absence of the ability to post a gallery as a single update. Especially if you’ve seen ads that feature… Read More

  • Facebook plans to be more like YouTube than Netflix as it pays for video

    Facebook plans to be more like YouTube than Netflix as it pays for video

    “We’re focusing more on shorter form content to start” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on today’s Q4 earnings call, where he was repeatedly questioned about Facebook’s video strategy. One thing’s clear, Facebook will invest heavily. “I see video as a mega trend,” said Zuckerberg. Facebook will both pay video makers up front and through ad… Read More

  • CapGenius’ caption keyboard for iPhone ups your social media game

    CapGenius’ caption keyboard for iPhone ups your social media game

    Trying and failing to be clever on social media? Want your friends to think you’re naturally funny? A new app called CapGenius aims to help. This fun little addition to your iPhone keyboard offers a search engine for quips, puns, quotes, lyrics and other phrases that you can quickly pop into your Instagram posts, status updates, snaps, tweets, texts, and more. The app was created by… Read More

  • iPhone 7 sales helped Apple reclaim the top spot in the global smartphone market

    iPhone 7 sales helped Apple reclaim the top spot in the global smartphone market

    iPhone 7 sales put Apple back on top as the world’s top smartphone vendor in the fourth quarter, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics, which attributed at least some of the growth to Apple’s ability to capitalize on Samsung’s recent missteps. The latter, of course, is referring to the Note 7 battery recall, which had led to exploding devices due to design… Read More

  • Reserve raises another $10M and plans new software for restaurants

    Reserve raises another $10M and plans new software for restaurants

    Reserve, a startup offering table and customer management tools for restaurants, is announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series B funding. When the company first launched in 2014, it billed itself as a “digital concierge” that would make it easier for diners to get reservations at top restaurants. Last year, it launched a new product called Reserve for Restaurants… Read More

  • Facebook’s new “Discover People” feature wants to help you make friends

    Facebook’s new “Discover People” feature wants to help you make friends

    Facebook is rolling out a new section on mobile called “Discover People,” which encourages users to introduce themselves by updating their profile, then scroll through a list of upcoming events to see who else may also be going, as well as browse through lists of people in their city or who share the same employer. The feature, designed to facilitate connections between people… Read More

  • Emoji marketing startup Inmoji raises another $1.5M

    Emoji marketing startup Inmoji raises another $1.5M

    Emojis — not just a fun way to avoid writing actual words, but also an opportunity for 💰💰💰? Well, Inmoji, a startup that creates emoji-focused marketing campaigns, is announcing that it has raised an additional $1.5 million, bringing its total funding to $9 million. This comes a week after announcing a self-serve platform that should make these emoji campaigns accessible to… Read More

  • 10 big earnings questions Facebook probably won’t answer

    10 big earnings questions Facebook probably won’t answer

    Teens and Snapchat? Instagram earning money finally? The impact of the fake news scandal? These are what we wish Facebook would talk about on today’s Q4 earnings call. Facebook’s business is expanding in every direction, but it breaks out very little of that, keeping investors and the public in the dark about its newer revenue streams. Meanwhile, controversies and competition can… Read More

  • Europe ready to hang up on mobile roaming fees by mid-June

    Europe ready to hang up on mobile roaming fees by mid-June

    The abolition of mobile roaming charges across the European Union by the middle of this year looks almost certain now, after the region’s executive body, parliament and representatives of the 28 Member States agreed a deal on wholesale charges. Read More

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