Some time in the near future, pesky app updates on Android will stop getting in the way. Google announced a bevy of new features at its Android Dev Summit and one of those features addressed the way app updates work. It was part of its Android App Bundle that gives developers tools they can use for their apps, […]
Earlier this week it was revealed that Google was going to start charging Android manufacturers a fee to install key software apps like the Play Store and Chrome in Europe. It was a big u-turn for Google, which always offered up the apps free of charge to reach the widest possible audience. Now, new internal […]
After months of back and forth, Sprint and T-Mobile’s merger talks began again earlier this month. However, the news was taken with a grain of salt given the unreliable negotiations the two carriers have gone through. It seems our apprehension was undeserved because the two have “made progress” and a deal may come as soon as next […]
Whoever said good things don’t last forever wasn’t kidding. Amazon announced that it is raising the price of its Prime membership that comes with free Prime two-day shipping and access to Prime Video. The announcement came from Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky during a conference call.
Snap’s turnaround could be happening sooner than anyone expected. The company behind Snapchat announced financial results for Q4 2017, and its performance beat expectations to send the stock price surging. Investors appeared to be impressed by growth in daily active users and revenue; however, costs remain high for Snap as profitability still hasn’t been achieved. […]
After weeks of rumors, the deal for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox was made official on Thursday morning. If you’ve been dreaming of seeing the X-Men alongside the Avengers, that may finally be a reality now. Or perhaps you long to see the original theatrical cuts of the Star Wars films. That is also […]
AT&T and Verizon have partnered with a third company to build hundreds of cell towers, Verizon announced today. The third company, Tillman Infrastructure, is a private company that makes and owns towers, and it will construct the towers to suit AT&T and Verizon.
While HTC will continue to exist, Google is going to assume control of the pieces that ran the mobile division.
Google I/O 5/17/2017 10 AM PST
Lyft and Waymo are working together on self-driving car technology, with a new deal first reported by the New York Times on Sunday. The deal has been confirmed by both parties, and will see Google’s former self-driving car unit work together with the ride-hailing company on efforts to introduce self-driving to the general population via […]
The Federal Trade Commission kicked off 2017 by targeting Qualcomm over allegedly anti-competitive behavior, and unsurprisingly, companies the chipmaker competes with agree. Intel and Samsung filed briefs supporting the FTC lawsuit, claiming that Qualcomm uses its dominant position in the mobile processor industry to squeeze others out.
Microsoft officially ended its support for most Windows XP computers back in 2014, but today it’s delivering one more public patch for the 16-year-old OS. As described in a post on its Windows Security blog, it’s taking this “highly unusual” step after customers worldwide including England’s National Health Service suffered a hit from “WannaCrypt” ransomware. […]