According to mobile marketing automation firm Swrve, Android users spend 17 percent more time in any given app due to a greater number of app sessions in the month. The company released their first App Monetization and Engagement Report, which examines the relative rates of retention across platforms using data collected during the month of April.
Google, through its Nest division, may be looking to buying security camera startup Dropcam. The deal, according to The Information’s Jessica Lessin (paywalled) was on the table at some point in the past, but the current status of the discussions is not clear.
Why are Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi and Huawei still mimicking Apple? The Mi Pad is embarrassing. It’s time for something different.
The issue, which surfaced as early as 2011, prevents text messages sent to some former iOS users from reaching their intended recipients. Apple has moved to fix the issue that prevented its support staff from manually fixing the issue for affected users.
Google has beaten Apple for the #1 spot in the BrandZ Top 100 list of companies with highest brand value. This is all thanks to Google seeing an appreciable 40% increase to $159 billion in estimated brand value.
Apple and Samsung lead the smartphone market. In fact, no other manufacturer is making profits. What will be of the smartphone market if this continues?
The problem happens when Apple fails to de-register phone numbers from its iMessage database, and attempts to forward texts to iMessage, even if the user no longer has access to the service. In some cases, this leads to loss of messages.
The Antitrust and Competition Authority in Italy has launched an investigation into the increasingly common “freemium” app model. It is reported that Google could be fined as much as €5 million if found to have misled customers.
In a joint statement this afternoon, Motorola Mobility, which is still owned by Google, and Apple have asked the federal appeals court in Washington to dismiss open patent lawsuits against each other. This puts an end to disputes that go back as far as 2010, but does not include any cross licensing deals.
Cider, an operating system compatibility layer, allows iOS applications to run natively on Android devices. Developed by computer science students from Columbia University, Cider effectively tricks iOS apps into running on the Android kernel just as they would on Apple’s XNU kernel