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WhatsApp Sued for Sharing Data With Facebook by German Consumer Group

HIGHLIGHTS German consumer group VZBV sues WhatsApp WhatsApp alleged to transfer data to Facebook without consumer approval Facebook claimed to use WhatsApp data to improve features on its platform WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging app, has been sued by a German consumer group for sharing data with the parent company. The Federation of German Consumer Organisations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband) also referred to ... Read More »

Mobile Marketing Will Generate $400 Billion in Sales by 2015

If you sell directly to U.S. customers or provide marketing services to clients who do, pay attention. A recent report says a growing mobile market is already generating billions in U.S. sales. And businesses are also spending billions to market to customers via mobile channels. The Mobile Marketing Association, a global trade association for the mobile marketing industry, says those numbers ... Read More »

Apple Will Introduce New iPad, iPad Mini by Holidays

A new Apple iPad may be on the market before the holiday shopping season. The story is that Apple suppliers have begun production on a new line of iPad devices. The long-rumored iPhone 6 as well as a possible smartwatch from Apple may be unveiled soon and available by the end of the year, too. It was in November 2013 ... Read More »

New Curved Phone Over $1,000 Announced by Samsung

Samsung has thrown the smartphone buying public a curve. Cost conscious entrepreneurs won’t be picking this phone, costing over $1,000 and not available outside South Korea. But perhaps it will teach us all something about innovation. The aptly named new Samsung Galaxy Round has a 5.7-inch display with 1080 pixel resolution, the same as the recently released Samsung Galaxy Note. But ... Read More »

This Startup Can Steal Data by Hacking Your Printer

With just a few tweaks, even your printer can be hacked to broadcast your personal, private data. Washing machines, air conditioners, and nearly any other modern device is able to, with a few software tweaks, emit inaudible broadcast signals for miles: without needing the Internet. Red Balloon Security, co-founded by Ang Cui and Salvatore Stolfo, focuses on projects that explore ... Read More »

YouTube Ad Revenue Sharing Threatened by Facebook

Facebook has been increasing the priority of video sharing over the last year. And many of the videos shared come from YouTube. But this creates a bit of a problem for the producers of those videos. Once a video is downloaded from YouTube and uploaded to Facebook, the video’s creators no longer receive a share of the revenue being generated ... Read More »

H&M Ignores Underserved Market by Pulling Plus Size Clothing from Stores (Watch)

Popular retail chain H&M has reportedly removed all plus size clothing from its stores in New York City. A representative for the company explained that the stores simply don’t have enough room for those clothing options anymore since they’ve added new product lines like home goods and beauty supplies. But this move could very well turn out to be a ... Read More »

Flipkart’s Valuation Reportedly Slashed 38 Percent by Morgan Stanley

HIGHLIGHTS Morgan Stanley has cut its valuation of Flipkart by 38 percent This puts the valuation at $5.54 billion Flipkart says this is purely theoretical Investing firm Morgan Stanley has reportedly marked down its shares in Flipkart for the second time this year. The firm has reportedly slashed Flipkart’s valuation by 38 percent in the latest round, following a 27 ... Read More »

How to Download UPI Apps by SBI, HDFC, ICICI, and Other Banks on Android and iPhone

HIGHLIGHTS UPI apps by 21 banks, such as SBI, HDFC, ICICI, are available now All banks have released Android apps for UPI, and a few have iOS apps too UPI allows you to make transactions online directly from bank accounts While mobile wallets have capitalised on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation drive and emerged as the big gainers, the government-backed ... Read More »

Black Friday’s Record Sales Driven by Mobile Devices, Finds Report

Black Friday’s Record Sales Driven by Mobile Devices, Finds Report HIGHLIGHTS Adobe’s survey estimated sales of $3.05 billion on Black Friday 2016 Mobiles drove the majority of retail sites visits at 56 percent iOS continued to drive larger sales than Android In a first, online shopping on Black Friday is estimated to have hit the $3 billion mark in the ... Read More »