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Google adds six-second video previews to mobile search

In a major update, search engine giant Google has added a six second video previews to its mobile search results, the media reported on Saturday. Google would use some of its machine learning capabilities to actually analyse the entire video and then decide what six-second portion to pick for preview. The new update would now let searches in Android’s Google app or Chrome ... Read More »

Police launch mobile app to check burglaries

The facility will be provided initially in Anakapalle, Narsipatnam areas Owing to increasing number of house breaking incidents in towns of Anakapalle, Chodavaram and Narsipatnam, the Visakhpatnam rural police have launched the mobile app called Locked House Monitoring System (LHMS) to prevent burglaries at locked houses. Superintendent of Police (Visakha Rural) Rahul Dev Sharma said initially people in Anakapalle and ... Read More »

LG posts healthy Q2 profit despite mobile setback

LG Electronics saw its second quarter profit rise 13.6 percent from a year ago, backed by strong home appliance and TV sales. The company posted operating profits of 664 billion won ($590 million), as announced in its preliminary guidance earlier this year, a rise of 13.6 percent from a year ago. However, the mobile business posted an operating loss of 132.4 billion ... Read More »

Facebook Stock Hits Record High As Mobile Ad Sales Soar

Facebook surpassed 2 billion active monthly users recently Facebook Inc reported steady and steep quarterly revenue growth on Wednesday, as the world’s largest social network attracted more advertising dollars to its mobile empire, sending its shares to an all-time high. Facebook, which surpassed 2 billion active monthly users recently, owns four of the most popular smartphone apps on the planet: its ... Read More »

Facebook declines Pakistan’s request over mobile phone number link-up

Facebook termed Pakistan’s request to link all accounts to individual phone numbers as “improbable”.(Reuters File Photo) Facebook has declined Pakistan government’s request to link all accounts with the users’ mobile phone numbers, a media report said on Sunday “Pakistan had suggested that Facebook accounts be linked with users; mobile phone numbers. However, the management of Facebook believed it was more ... Read More »

Facebook Rolls Out New ‘Order Food’ Feature for Mobile and Web

HIGHLIGHTS The feature is showing up for select people in US It appears on web and the app as well The ‘Order Food’ feature is powered by Delivery.com and Slice Facebook is rolling out a new ordering food feature, in a bid to keep users hooked onto its app, and not stray off to another app for other tasks. The ... Read More »

Cheetah Mobile Launches Live.me Broadcasting App in India

HIGHLIGHTS Live.me live broadcasting app available in India The app is available to download via Google Play and App Store Cheetah Mobile is maker of popular utility app Clean Master Cheetah Mobile, the maker of popular mobile utility apps like Clean Master, CM Security, and Battery Doctor, has now launched its live broadcasting app for Indian users. Live.me app is ... Read More »

Apple takes 83% of global mobile profits in Q1, Samsung with 12.9%

Of the combined operating profit posted by global smartphone players in the first quarter of the ongoing year, Apple’s share stood at 83.4%, according to a new report published by market research firm Strategy Analytics. That’s up from the 79.8% figure that was reported for the Cupertino-based company during the same period last year. Samsung, on the other hand, took ... Read More »

Lenovo will never phase out its own brand in the mobile space

Last November an intriguing report surfaced claiming that Lenovo would give up on using its own brand for smartphones. Instead, it would only sell Moto-branded devices starting at some point in the future. This move was said to coincide with the company’s reorganization of its activities in China. Today however this has been denied by none other than Lenovo CEO ... Read More »

TrueMotion’s mobile app can tell if you are texting while driving

Street smarts: At TrueMotion, Brad Cordova built a mobile app that can tell whether you are texting while driving Image: Michael Prince for Forbes In early 2014, Progressive insurance held a contest to choose the best cellphone app to play Big Brother to its policyholders. The nation’s fourth-largest auto insurer wanted to track drivers’ mileage, time of day on the ... Read More »