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RecargaPay closes a $70 million Series C

RecargaPay, a Brazil-based fintech that allows users to top off their prepaid cell phones online, announced this morning that they’ve closed their $70 million Series C. The company, which operates solely in Brazil, was launched in 2010 by Miami-bas.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetFeb 24th, 2021Related News

Emotive raises $50M to make text marketing more conversational

While more businesses are turning to text messages as a marketing channel, Emotive CEO Brian Zatulove argued that most of them are just treating it as another “newsletter blast.” “The reason the channel performs so well is it’.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetFeb 24th, 2021Related News

IronSource acquires video and playable ad platform Luna Labs

Mobile advertising company ironSource is announcing its second acquisition of the year — Luna Labs, a startup that that’s built a platform allowing app developers to create and manage video and playable ads. When I first wrote about the start.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetFeb 23rd, 2021Related News

This Week in Apps: Bumble’s IPO, Google’s missing privacy labels, a developer crusades against scams

This Week in Apps: Bumble’s IPO, Google’s missing privacy labels, a developer crusades against scams.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetFeb 13th, 2021Related News

Beacons debuts a ‘link in bio’ mobile website builder that helps creators make money, not just list links

Today, there are a number of website builders aimed at creators who want to point fans to a dedicated landing page from their social media profile. If you’ve spent any time on TikTok or Instagram, you’ve likely come across one of these si.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetFeb 10th, 2021Related News

Smartphone sales slow decline in Q4, with a big assist from Apple

New numbers from Canalys show a slowing in the major smartphone shipments we saw for 2020. The past year was, of course, a major blow to an industry already suffering a slide. Hopes that the arrival of 5G would right the ship were dashed by COVID-19......»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetFeb 3rd, 2021Related News

Smartphone sales decline in Q4, with a big assist from Apple

New numbers from Canalys show a slowing in the major smartphone shipments we saw for 2020. The past year was, of course, a major blow to an industry already suffering a slide. Hopes that the arrival of 5G would right the ship were dashed by COVID-19......»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetJan 29th, 2021Related News

This Week in Apps: TikTok viral hit breaks Spotify records, inauguration boosts news app installs, judge rules against Parler

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion i.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetJan 23rd, 2021Related News

Android’s winter update adds new features to Gboard, Maps, Books, Nearby Share and more

Google announced this morning Android phones will receive an update this winter that will bring some half-dozen new features to devices, including improvements to apps like Gboard, Google Play Books, Voice Access, Google Maps, Android Auto and Nearby.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetDec 13th, 2020Related News

VSCO acquires mobile app Trash to expand into AI-powered video editing

VSCO, the popular photo and video editing app, today announced it has acquired AI-powered video editing app Trash, as the company pushes further into the video market. The deal will see Trash’s technology integrated into the VSCO app in the mon.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetDec 13th, 2020Related News

This Week in Apps: The year’s best apps, 2020’s biggest downloads, the App Store’s newest hire

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consu.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetDec 13th, 2020Related News

Ivanti has acquired security firms MobileIron and Pulse Secure

IT security software company Ivanti has acquired two security companies: Enterprise mobile security firm MobileIron and corporate virtual network provider Pulse Secure. In a statement on Tuesday, Ivanti said it bought MobileIron for $872 million in s.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetDec 13th, 2020Related News

Gartner: Q3 smartphone sales down 5.7% to 366M, slicing COVID-19 declines in Q1, Q2

We are now into the all-important holiday sales period, and new numbers from Gartner point to some recovery underway for the smartphone market as vendors roll out a raft of new 5G handsets. Q3 smartphone figures from the analysts published today show.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetDec 13th, 2020Related News

Qualcomm announces the new Snapdragon 888 chip

Qualcomm kicked off an all-virtual version of its annual summit this morning by announcing the launch of the the Snapdragon 888 platform. The chipmaker is clearly saving some key information for later in the virtual event, because it has yet to revea.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetDec 13th, 2020Related News

US shopping app downloads on Black Friday reached a record 2.8M installs

Many U.S. consumers spent this year’s Black Friday sales event shopping from home on mobile devices. That led to first-time installs of mobile shopping apps in the U.S. to break a new record for single-day installs on Black Friday 2020, accordi.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetDec 13th, 2020Related News

The road to smart city infrastructure starts with research

Distributed ledger technology (DLT), when applied correctly, can do for a city's infrastructure what existing technologies cannot. Dominik Schiener Contributor Dominik Schiener is co-Founder and Chairman of.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetDec 13th, 2020Related News

Daily Crunch: Apple announces its best apps of 2020

Apple releases its annual best apps list, a self-driving truck startup raises $350 million and the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine gets emergency approval in the United Kingdom. This is your Daily Crunch for December 2, 2020. The big story: Apple an.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetDec 13th, 2020Related News

Apple on the hook for €10M in Italy, accused of misleading users about iPhone water resistance

Apple’s marketing of iPhones as “water resistant” without clarifying the limits of the feature and also having a warranty that excludes cover for damage by liquids has got the company into hot water in Italy. The Italian competition.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetDec 13th, 2020Related News

UK shrinks timetable for telcos to stop installing 5G kit from Huawei

The U.K. government has squeezed the timetable for domestic telcos to stop installing 5G kit from Chinese suppliers, per the BBC, which reports that the deadline for installation of kit from so-called “high risk” vendors is now September......»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetDec 13th, 2020Related News

Wellory raises $4.5M for its ‘anti-diet’ nutrition app

Wellory, a startup that bills itself as taking an “anti-diet approach” to nutrition and wellness, is announcing that it has raised $4.2 million in funding. The round was led by Story Ventures, with participation from Harlem Capital, Tinde.....»»

Source:  MobilecrunchCategory: GadgetDec 13th, 2020Related News