Sunday, June 24, 2018

Samsung CES 2018 Liveblog

Samsung is one of the tentpoles that holds up CES. Every year the company has one of the largest offerings at the show and 2018 will not be different. Samsung’s press conference is always a good time if you’re watching...
If you go to any company’s website these days, you’re probably starting to see some chat functionality more and more often — and for good reason, as it’s a quick way for those companies to get in touch with...
Apple continues to ramp up its efforts to court developers by making it easier to create and iterate their apps for its platforms. The iPhone giant has now acquired Buddybuild, a Vancouver-based app tools startup that describes itself as “mobile...
London-based CityStasher is building what it calls an ‘Airbnb for luggage’, a network of brick and mortar businesses across Europe that will store your luggage for a few hours after you have checked out or are waiting to check...
Canva, the Australian provider of graphic design software as a service, has become the world’s latest unicorn with a new investment led by Sequoia China. A $40 million dollar round gives the company its eye-popping new valuation, following a year...
French authorities are investigating whether Apple deliberately slows down older iPhones in order to increase sales, AFP reports. The move follows a complaint by a French consumer group, HOP, that campaigns against planned obsolescence and which filed a complaint against...
Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. African tech in 2017 was about the normalization of market events mostly absent even a decade ago. There were acquisitions, multiple investment...
Mapbox, the SoftBank-backed developer of mapping applications that competes with Google Maps, TomTom and Here, has acquired the developers behind Mapzen’s Valhalla project in a bid to strengthen its navigation toolkits. The acquisition, made as Mapzen was winding down, brings the...
While Google dominates the world when it comes to search, portals for those looking for products and services in specific niches continue to have a place in our online world. In one of the latest developments, Smava, a German...
Analyst Gartner put out a 10-strong listicle this week identifying what it dubbed “high-impact” uses for AI-powered features on smartphones that it suggests will enable device vendors to provide “more value” to customers via the medium of “more advanced”...
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