HUDWAY Gets Your Eyes Off Your Smartphone And Back On The Road While Driving

Screen Shot 2015-10-30 at 2.26.05 PM HUDWAY is a piece of glass that turns any smartphone into a heads-up display on the front of your car. The device beams information from your phone to a thin layer of curved glass mounted to the front of any dashboard for turn-by-turn navigation and phone messages.
We hear of the poor fool who lost their life because they were texting or looking at their phone while driving all the time. Read More

Nexus 5X Review: Google’s Second Best Flagship Device

Screen Shot 2015-10-18 at 7.33.31 PM LG and Google have worked together again to bring you their latest Nexus incarnation. The Nexus 5X, one of two new flagship phones from Google, is being described fondly by the company as “the all-around champ.” I’m not sure what that means. Also, they’re saying things like the 5X is “capturing the soul of the Nexus family.” I’m not sure what that… Read More

Apple Loses ‘Swipe To Unlock’ Patent In German Court

keep-calm-and-swipe-to-unlock-25 Apple has lost a challenge in the German court system that sought to overturn an earlier ruling, which voided its patent for ‘swipe to unlock’ in Europe. The patent (EP1964022) was granted back in 2010 and was used to win an injunction against Motorola smartphones (back when Moto was owned by Google) in 2012. Motorola has since appealed the injunction, with a decision dependent… Read More

Spare5 Raises $10M Series A Round For Its Mobile Mechanical Turk Service

spare5_turk Spare5 lets businesses outsource menial tasks like tagging and describing images, cleaning up data and classifying content to smartphone users who want to earn a few cents while standing at the bus station. It’s basically a mobile-centric version of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk and it now has another $10 million in the bank thanks to a Series A funding round led by Foundry Group,… Read More

Opera Acquires Bemobi, A Netflix-Like Subscription Service For Premium Apps

Bemobi_-_Soluções_Corporativas_Mobile_and_NetNewsWire__1739_unread_ Browser maker Opera today announced that it has acquired Bemobi — a subscription-based mobile-app-discovery service with a focus on the Latin American market. Opera expects the acquisition to close in the third quarter of 2015. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
What’s a “subscription-based mobile-app-discovery service,” you ask? The way Opera… Read More

Mobile Lifecycle Marketing Firm Leanplum Raises A $11.6M Series B Round Led By Kleiner Perkins

Leanplum_Lifecycle_Engine_Campaign_View Leanplum, a service that helps developers and marketers engage with mobile users through personalized messages, dynamic UI optimization and A/B testing services, today announced that it has raised a $11.6 million Series B round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Shasta Ventures, which led the company’s $4.8 million Series A round, also participated in this round.
The company… Read More