Mobile

  • Kids app maker Duck Duck Moose joins Khan Academy

    Kids app maker Duck Duck Moose joins Khan Academy

    Sequoia-backed kids educational startup Duck Duck Moose is heading to Khan Academy, to add preschool learning to the non-profit’s digital education offerings. The startup’s 21 mobile apps aimed at children ages two and up are now available for free as a part of the move, which is not technically being considered an “acquisition,” due to the way the deal was… Read More

  • India’s MobiKwik lands $40M from NASDAQ-listed payment firm Net1

    India’s MobiKwik lands $40M from NASDAQ-listed payment firm Net1

    India-based mobile wallet startup MobiKwik has landed a $40 million strategic investment from Net1, a mobile payment firm specializing in solutions for the unbanked that has been listed on the NASDAQ since 2005. Read More

  • Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard takes on Google with integrated GIF and Bing search

    Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard takes on Google with integrated GIF and Bing search

    If customized keyboards for mobile devices are to be the next-gen interface for accessing the wider web – including information you’d normally turn to a search engine to find – then Microsoft today has stepped up its fight with Google with the rollout of a new version of its predictive keyboard app Word Flow. While the app previously offered intelligent word suggestions… Read More

  • Lisn’s new app lets you stream songs for your friends while chatting

    Lisn’s new app lets you stream songs for your friends while chatting

    The joy that comes from listening to music with friends is something that’s been around ever since…well, ever since music. But today, thanks to digital services that let you listen anytime, anywhere, music is now more often a solo experience. A new app called Lisn wants to change that, by offering you a way to listen to music with a friend, no matter how far apart you are, and… Read More

  • Watchable, Comcast’s app for cord cutters, adds original series

    Watchable, Comcast’s app for cord cutters, adds original series

    Comcast entered the cord cutting fray last fall with the launch of its online and mobile streaming service Watchable, which offered a variety of videos from popular websites like VICE and Vox, in an effort to reach the growing number of younger subscribers opting out of paying for cable TV. However, much of its content could be found elsewhere online, and there wasn’t really a… Read More

  • Mimo’s new app teaches you how to code on your iPhone

    Mimo’s new app teaches you how to code on your iPhone

    Apple’s new iPad app Swift Playgrounds is popularizing the idea of learning to code on mobile devices, not desktop computers. But its focus is only on teaching kids to code in Swift. A new application called Mimo goes beyond that, with mini-lessons for not only Swift, but also HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, SQL and more. The idea with Mimo is to break down computer science lessons… Read More

  • The New York Times to shutter its news summary app NYT Now

    The New York Times to shutter its news summary app NYT Now

    After struggling to find a sustainable business model and sizable user base, The New York Times today announced it will shut down its news summary application NYT Now. The publisher claims that the innovations developed in the app have now been incorporated into the Times’ other digital platforms, including its flagship NYTimes app. Specifically, the main app has the same curated… Read More

  • “Mr. Robot” is now a mobile game that’s played through a fake messaging app

    “Mr. Robot” is now a mobile game that’s played through a fake messaging app

    The hit cybersecurity-focused TV show “Mr. Robot,” a psychological thriller popular among the tech crowd for its relatively accurate portrayal of hacking, is now a mobile game. Released by Telltale Games in association with NBCUniversal, and developed by Night School Studio in collaboration with Universal Cable Productions, the game is played through the fictional E-Corp messaging… Read More

  • Pokémon Go cracks down on cheaters with lifetime bans

    Pokémon Go cracks down on cheaters with lifetime bans

    Pokémon Go cheaters will now be permanently banned from playing the popular game, according to updated wording in the game’s terms of service. Niantic Labs, the game’s developer, writes that accounts can be banned for cheating, including by “falsifying your location, using emulators, modified or unofficial software and/or accessing Pokémon GO clients or backends in an… Read More

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