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How ad-free subscriptions could solve Facebook

 At the core of Facebook’s “well-being” problem is that its business is directly coupled with total time spent on its apps. The more hours you pass on the social network, the more ads you see and click, the more money it earns. That puts its plan to make using Facebook healthier at odds with its…

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Uber Is Reportedly Going to Sell Its Southeast Asian Division to Competitor Grab

Sources say Uber is considering bailing on its Southeast Asia division, with plans to sell it to regional competitor Grab, CNBC reported on Friday. Read more… Tom McKay https://gizmodo.com/uber-is-reportedly-going-to-sell-its-southeast-asian-di-1823101273 www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

Uber is reportedly preparing to sell its Southeast Asian business to Grab

 Uber is preparing to sell its Southeast Asian business to Grab in exchange for a stake in the Singaporean ride-sharing company that has a big presence in that region, according to a new report from CNBC. This wouldn’t be an unfamiliar story for Uber, which was handily beaten by Didi in China before eventually caving…

Apple will require all new apps to support iPhone X by April 1

The days of wonky-looking apps on the iPhone X are coming to a close. Beginning April 1, Apple will require all new apps in the Apple Store to natively support iPhone X Super Retina display. Developers will also have to build new iOS apps with iOS 11 SDK or later, and construct new Apple Watch apps…

Under Russian pressure to remove content, Instagram complies but YouTube holds off

 Instagram has taken down content posted by Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny under pressure from a government agency, while YouTube has yet to do so. Navalny and others have criticized Instagram for complying to what they call a politically-motivated move to silence him. Read More Devin Coldewey http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/0ifnxvI59uA/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health…

As tech automates, Blinkist keeps its book summary service very human

 When I first heard of Blinkist, a service that breaks down recent nonfiction books to easily digestible snippets, I was afraid it would turn out to be some machine-learning-driven auto-summary thing. But in talking to co-founder Niklas Jansen, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the company is still very much people-powered — and in…

Google gives Gmail the Android Go treatment to save data and storage

Last December, Google launched Android Go, a lightweight operating system for less capable phones typically used in places like India and Indonesia. The company has also been creating apps for these less-capable phones, too, including YouTube Go and… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/15/gmail-go-google-data-storage-low-end-phones/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

100 awesome Android apps that will transform your tired tablet

We’ve got 100 of the best Android tablet apps available on the Google Play Store, including apps in every category, organized so you can quickly find whatever it is you’re looking for. The post 100 awesome Android apps that will transform your tired tablet appeared first on Digital Trends. Simon Hill https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/best-android-tablet-apps/ www.big4all.org #news #info…

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel says the Snapchat redesign is here to stay

 Despite a lot of backlash over a big redesign for the Snapchat app — which to be sure is a very big deal for a product-centric company like Snap — Snap CEO Evan Spiegel basically said the redesign is here to stay and people need to get used to it. Spiegel said at the Goldman…

France’s telecom regulator thinks net neutrality should also apply to devices

 The ARCEP just published a thorough 65-page report (embedded below) about the devices we use every day. The report says that devices give you a portion of the internet and prevent an open internet. “With net neutrality, we spend all our time cleaning pipes, but nobody is looking at faucets,” ARCEP president Sébastien Soriano told…

Google launches a lightweight ‘Gmail Go’ app for Android

 Google has added a notable addition to its line of “Go” edition apps – the lightweight apps designed primarily for emerging markets – with the launch of Gmail Go. The app, like others in the Go line, takes up less storage space on users’ smartphones and makes better use of mobile data compared with the…

This new text bomb crashes most Mac and iOS apps with a single unicode symbol

 TechCrunch has learned of a potentially serious new bug affecting a wide range of Apple devices. During their development work on an international news feed, software engineers at Aloha Browser discovered two unicode symbols that can crash any Apple device that uses Apple’s default San Francisco font. The bug instigates crashes on iPhones, iPads, Macs…

LiveLike raises $9.6M to get more broadcasters streaming in VR

 LiveLike, a startup that powers VR streaming experiences for broadcasters like FOX Sports and Sky, has raised a $9.6M Series B round led by Greycroft Partners and Lepe Partners. This brings total funding raised to just over $23M. As a refresher, LiveLike’s VR experience let you select different camera angles, sit in and look around…

London sets out safety-first plan for regulating ride-sharing

 After London sent ripple’s of shock through Silicon Valley last year, by denying Uber a renewal of its private hire vehicle license, the city’s transport regulator is doubling down on its scrutiny of the impact of app-based ride operators like Uber. Read More Natasha Lomas http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/ufNPr1pgDAE/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets…