Two Google alums just raised $60M to rethink documents

When you open a Google doc or a spreadsheet, you get a blank spreadsheet and some documentation as to what you can do with it — and that’s pretty much where we’ve been for quite some time. But two MIT … Read More

Facebook Messenger lets games monetize with purchases and ads

Facebook is finally giving developers a reason to build games for Messenger while also opening a new revenue stream for the chat app. After launching HTML5 ‘Instant Games’ inside Messenger like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Words With Friends Frenzy in … Read More

Google Play adds Android Instant Apps via a ‘Try it Now’ button, among other changes

Google today is announcing a number of changes to its Google Play app store, the most notable being a new way to try apps immediately without having to first install them on your mobile device. The new feature takes advantage … Read More

Snaps raises $6M to expand its marketing platform for messaging apps

Snaps has raised $6 million in Series A funding for what it calls its Conversational Marketing Cloud. By that, it’s referring to a suite of tools that allows businesses to promote themselves through messaging. CEO Christian Brucculeri said Snaps is … Read More

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smashes all records of demand

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is maintaining strong momentum even after weeks of its launch. According to industry data analysts, the 64GB version of Note 8 is the most sold smartphone of South Korea until the 2nd week of October. … Read More

Hiya, a Whitepages spinout, nabs $18M to for its smart caller ID technology

Hiya came to life a year ago when it was spun out by Whitepages to take on TrueCaller and others in the world of smart caller ID services. Using machine learning and a vast database of calling data (3.5 billion … Read More

iPhone X could increase smartphones sales in 2018 globally

A report from Gartner has forecasted that if smartphones sales increase in 2018 then it would have happened only because of iPhone X. The iPhone X is indeed one of the most expensive phones you can buy right now and … Read More

Google to launch Android 8.1 Oreo in coming weeks

It’s been 2 months since Google launched Android 8.0 Oreo and it is already available on all Pixel and Nexus devices. Now the company has confirmed that it will launch Android 8.1 Oreo in “coming weeks”. Needless to say, both … Read More

Nokia 7 launches with Snapdragon 630 and 6GB RAM

Nokia series got a new handset today. Nokia officially launches the Nokia 7 today with mid-range specifications that put it in the middle of Nokia 8 and Nokia 6, just like the names. Nokia 7 comes with Snapdragon 630, a … Read More

Now fancy features in smartphones dictate market dominance

Huawei recently introduced an AI-based system on the new Mate 10. This AI system uses “machine learning” to recognize what is being photographed. In simple terms, the new AI helps the camera adjust automatically depending on what it is being … Read More