Twitter to encash its MoPub advertising business for over $1 billion
Twitter acquired MoPub in 2013 for one-third the price.
Pocketnow Daily: Samsung Galaxy Fold is Ready… Sort Of? (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the Samsung Galaxy Fold and how it’s supposed to be ready, Apple’s take on Ive’s departure and more
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Are companies responsible for keeping their content safe for viewers? The panel talks YouTube safety and digital wellness.
WhatsApp beta features reverse image search, in-app browser
It’s not exactly clear how the in-app browser will help cut the spread of fake news as much as the other feature on WhatsApp.
Facebook confirms it’s in talks with the FTC, sources say over privacy settlement
The FTC has been determining if Facebook broke its promises to beef up privacy protections for its users in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Facebook Messenger unsend feature is rolling out, has a 10-minute limit
The feature, officially titled “Remove for Everyone,” lets Facebook Messenger users delete their own messages from the entire conversation.
What’s causing faster battery drain in the OnePlus 6T?
A Reddit thread is growing with the confusion of dozens of OnePlus 6T owners wondering why their batteries have started choking out faster this week.
Huawei reportedly demotes two employees for iPhone tweet
The consequences? A fairly large cut in monthly wages and demotions. All for a tweet that wasn’t just a simple mistake, but tipped the political tide.
Huawei’s New Year’s tweet from an iPhone was especially weird
Okay, this stuff happens. Most workplaces don’t really care about what your personal phone is and we do a lot of work on them. But this fail was odd.
Instagram introduces voice messaging after every other messaging app did
If you needed to drop short voice messages with a friend on Instagram, the social network has now made it possible for you to do so.
Second Google+ API vulnerability admitted, network shutdown sped up
The Google+ meltdown is speeding up with another discovery of an API vulnerability that let third parties access users’ personal information.
Xiaomi to introduce a 48-megapixel smartphone camera in January
Huawei has its 40-megapixel cameras while Nokia had the Lumia 1020 with a 41-megapixel camera. Will Xiaomi beat them to a pulp in January?
Xiaomi president posts to Weibo with 5G Mi Mix 3
Lin Bin, like any tech executive in China, loves to tease the fans. He decided to do so with a social media post with a minor distinction.
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The Galaxy F gets a few new views while an iPhone X explodes after a software update. Also on our show, why you should buy a Mac Mini and iPad Pro together.
WhatsApp testing Vacation Mode on iOS, a feature already on Android app
Silencing a conversation thread on WhatsApp is quite easy, but only if you’re on Android. It may soon be easy on iOS as well.
Xiaomi may be opening its first store in the UK
The Chinese company is headed for the United Kingdom and some suspect it’s going to make a splash on the high streets thanks to a contest.
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Also on our show, Qualcomm is batting up at Apple while hoping to get back together with it and the executive crises at Facebook.
OnePlus “unlocks” first Twitter teaser of the OnePlus 6T
And for the adventurous types who want to be able to test things out first, they can sign up for OnePlus’s “The Lab” program.
Facebook meddling causes Instagram co-founders to quit
WhatsApp had been under pressure by Facebook to make more money and those directives led its co-founders to quit. Now, the same has happened with Instagram.
Nubia Z18S will have two screens, according to TENAA
A phone with two displays has been tried before, but it hasn’t been a big seller. Perhaps this Chinese manufacturer will blow the concept up?
Instagram denies any work on “regram” function
A lot of people are already doing it, but it’s kind of difficult to do it right now. What if it were just easier? Instagram fears the worst.
Google pisses off Pixel owners by changing battery settings for them
In fact, any smartphone owner who had Android Pie on their device was susceptible to this seemingly random toggling of power saver settings…
Here’s the easiest way to “watch” the Apple iPhone Xs event
It goes out from Cupertino live at 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern. And, if what Apple suggests pans out, it should be easier than ever to watch the event.
6.1-inch iPhone gets a new name in new Chinese leak
After having talked about the iPhone X sequel literally becoming the “iPhone XS,” are we ready for an iPhone XC? China Mobile thinks so.
OnePlus 6T setting goals… for next year?
We have what we believe is the OnePlus 6T’s tenative release date, courtesy of the company’s Weibo account. Does the timing make sense?