05.02.2018 270

WhatsApp hits 1.5 billion monthly users. $19B? Not so bad.

Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp sounds smarter and smarter. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on the Q4 2017 earnings call today that WhatsApp now has 1.5 billion users and sees 60 billion messages sent per day. That’s compared to 1.3 billion monthly users and 1 billion daily active users in July. ...

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  05.02.2018 187

Google’s data-friendly app YouTube Go expands to over 130 countries, now supports higher quality vid

YouTube Go, a mobile version of YouTube built for emerging markets with features like offline viewing and nearby sharing, is today expanding to over 130 countries worldwide. This wider rollout will make YouTube Go available to a large number of people who want the ability to watch YouTube videos, even if they don’t have a good connection, ...

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  05.02.2018 193

Snapchat’s new Snap Store teases in-app commerce potential

Snap Inc. just launched a merchandise store. The goal isn’t to make money yet, but it proves the potential for an in-app commerce platform for other brands. Today the company opened the Snap Store, which lives in the Snapchat app’s Discover section and lets you buy Snapchat merchandise, like a $20 Dancin ...

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  05.02.2018 207

Apple’s $1T dreams are on hold as it misses on iPhone sales in the holiday quarter

Apple’s dream of becoming a $1 trillion company will have to wait — at least for a little while. But while iPhone sales this year were about flat (down about 1% to be exact), revenue from the iPhone rose 13% year-over-year. That means Apple is finding ways to get more revenue out of the same number of units, so it may indee ...

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  05.02.2018 179

iPhone sales numbers dipped slightly, but revenue is up courtesy of the iPhone X

As far as sales figures go, this last quarter wasn’t entirely rosy for Apple. During today’s earnings report, the company posted sales of 77.3 million iPhones, down just under a million from this time last year. Of course, that 78.2 million figure from 2017 represented a new record for the company. It’s also ...

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  05.01.2018 207

Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling video game console ever in the U.S.

Nintendo has managed to sell so many of its Nintendo Switch console that it’s become not only its own fastest-selling console, but also the fastest selling in the U.S. ever, beating the record set by the Wii back during its launch. The Switch has sold over 4.8 million units in its first 10 months of availability, which beats out the W ...

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  05.01.2018 192

Lea’s live event assistant for Messenger makes buying tickets easier

Buying event tickets online isn’t a great experience. Sites like Ticketmaster are the default, but are difficult to use and expensive. A startup called Lea wants to offer a more modern experience by combining event search, discovery, seat selection and payment ...

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  05.01.2018 195

Apple in good cheer over a billion-dollar Christmas and New Year on the App Store

The week after Christmas is a lazy one, but the App Store was working overtime. Apple triumphantly announced today that the late holiday season brought in more than a billion dollars in purchases on its mobile marketplace. Indeed, $300 million came in on New Year’s Day alone, presumably as everyone made unwise in-app pu ...

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  28.12.2017 168

Report: Huawei’s Mate 10 is coming to America on AT&T in February

According to The Information’s sources, Huawei will bring the Mate 10 to U.S. AT&T stores in February. Huawei’s Richard Yu, in an internal memo, also referred to some of the design elements of EMUI as “stupid.” Huawei plans to reveal more details on the U.S. launch at C ...

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ZTE Axon 7 users have a long wait ahead before official Oreo update

ZTE Germany confirmed that the Axon 7 will be updated to Android Oreo in April 2018. By then, it’ll all be about Android P. The Axon 7 quickly became one of our favorite “flagship killers”when it first launched back in May 2016: it had a gorgeous AMOLED screen, impressive front-facing speakers, excellent bat ...

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