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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 »

Your Mobile Money: Surviving A Day In China Without Cash Or Cards

An employee scans a quick response (QR) code displayed on the Ant Financial Services No cash? Your smartphone will do nicely. Chinese consumers used to spending their hard-earned cash on technology are increasingly relying on a tech solution to pay for just about anything, from breakfast to booking a vacation. And the volume of smartphone payments has exploded, reaching a ... Read More »

Nissan develops mobile phone ‘prison’ to stop texting and driving

In the last two years, mobile phone use among British drivers has increased from eight to 31 per cent, according to the RAC. With stricter penalties being imposed for handling a phone while behind the wheel, British drivers are now more likely to be caught if they decide to pick up their device. Japanese car-maker Nissan has come up with ... Read More »

Even young, hip Americans don’t want to use mobile payment apps

Mobile payments are gaining steam, but large segments of the population still don’t use them. Despite their reputation for being tech-savvy, it’s still unlikely you’ll see a millennial use their phone to make a payment any time soon. Only 14% of millennials said they use their bank’s mobile payment app often and 35% said they don’t use a mobile payment ... Read More »

Mobile subscriber base reaches 895.25 mn in March

New Delhi: The mobile subscriber base of seven telecom operators, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, increased by 5.68 million in March to reach 895.25 million, according to industry data. The numbers include those of the latest entrant, Reliance Jio Infocomm as of December 2016. Excluding the data of the Mukesh Ambani-led firm, the total subscriber base at the end of ... Read More »

British retailers lead the way in mobile e-commerce

Whilst retailers seem to recognise the importance of e-commerce they’ve been slower to switch to the new technology than their customers. The sample reveals that 62 per cent of retailers have an online shop. Clothes and shoe shops are the pioneers, whilst DIY retailers barely make use of e-commerce at all. Compared to Belgium, France, Britain and Germany, the Netherlands ... Read More »