Mobile

Google-owned Zagat app finally gets a makeover, becomes useful again

Screen Shot 2016-07-26 at 10.45.31 AM Zagat, the restaurant review service Google acquired in 2011, has finally been given a mobile makeover today following years of what have been only minor updates and bug fix releases. Launching first on iOS, the updated Zagat app features a refreshed logo and new look-and-feel, as well as features that personalize the app to the individual user. The app before had a massively outdated user… Read More
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Amazon launches subscription service Prime in India

Amazone_shahIn yet another move aimed at outdoing rival Flipkart, e-commerce company Amazon India has launched its much-awaited membership programme Amazon Prime for Indian customers. A popular service in markets such as the US and the UK, Amazon Prime promises to deliver products ordered to member customers within a day or two. In India, the service […] [...]

Verizon Q2 misses on declining sales of $30.5B, beats with EPS of $0.94

verizon-earnings2015 Verizon yesterday announced a landmark deal to purchase Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion, but judging from its just-released second quarter earnings report, the telecom giant continues to feel the pressure of declines in its legacy business. The Q2 report shows total operating revenue of $30.5 billion and earnings per share of 94 cents. That’s a miss on revenue, but a… Read More
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Flipkart to control 70% of online apparel market after Jabong buy

Flipkart_by_shah_junaid_1001The acquisition of Jabong will help e-commerce company Flipkart strengthen its position and control almost 70% market share in India’s growing online apparel shopping segment. According to sellers and executives who work in the online apparel commerce industry, Jabong commands around 25% of the online fashion market despite losing steam over the past year due […] [...]

Pokemon Go estimated at over 75M downloads worldwide

This photo illustration taken in Tokyo on July 13, 2016 shows the Pokemon official site through a Japanese internet website announcing the latest information for "Pokémon GO".
With Pokemon-mania sweeping the planet, Nintendo's nascent shift into mobile gaming has proved a massive hit, vindicating the Japanese videogame giant's decision to unshackle itself from a long-standing consoles-only policy.         (Photo: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images) Pokemon Go has already earned one official record – most downloads on the App Store in a launch week ever. But it’s going to break a lot more records still: app analytics firm SensorTower estimates that it hit 50 million downloads on Google Play alone over the weekend, another record, and overall the company says that PoGo has racked up more than 75 million installs across iOS… Read More
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Platform change, the Yahoo-slayer

mobile-stab-yahoo In 2000, Yahoo was worth $125 billion. In 2008, it rejected a $44 billion buyout from Microsoft. And today it sold to Verizon for $4.83 billion. The lesson here is, if you won the last computing platform and are on the cusp of the next one you’re not built for, you might want to sell the company. Mobile fell on an unsuspecting Yahoo like a piano on a cartoon villain. It was a web portal. Read More
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