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Instagram drops IGTV button, but only 1% downloaded the app – TechCrunch

Instagram drops IGTV button, but only 1% downloaded the app – TechCrunch

At most, 7 million of Instagram’s 1 billion-plus users have downloaded its standalone IGTV app in the 18 months since launch. And now, Instagram’s main app is removing the annoying orange IGTV button from its home page in what feels like an admission of lackluster results. For reference, TikTok received 1.15 billion downloads in the […]

Apple buys edge-based AI startup Xnor.ai for a reported $200M – TechCrunch

Apple buys edge-based AI startup Xnor.ai for a reported $200M – TechCrunch

Xnor.ai, spun off in 2017 from the nonprofit Allen Institute for AI (AI2), has been acquired by Apple for about $200 million. A source close to the company corroborated a report this morning from GeekWire to that effect. Apple confirmed the reports with its standard statement for this sort of quiet acquisition: “Apple buys smaller […]

Mobile payment app Lydia raises $45 million round led by Tencent – TechCrunch

Mobile payment app Lydia raises $45 million round led by Tencent – TechCrunch

French startup Lydia is raising a $45 million Series B round (€40 million). Tencent is leading the round with existing investors CNP Assurances, XAnge and New Alpha also participating. If you live in France, chances are you already know Lydia quite well. The company has become a ubiquitous mobile payment app, especially for people under […]

Get Your Enterprise Ready for 5G

Get Your Enterprise Ready for 5G

While you might think of 5G wireless as a cool consumer tech concept, don’t lose sight of the fact that it will have a significant impact on enterprise IT.   5G networks are being penciled into enterprise IT plans, given their promise of low latency, data transfer speeds that can be as much as 100 […]

Have we hit peak smartphone? – TechCrunch

Have we hit peak smartphone? – TechCrunch

There’s reason to believe the market may never return to sustained growth Brian Heater @bheater / 8 hours Last Halloween, we broke down some “good news” from a Canalys report: the smartphone industry saw one-percent year-over-year growth — not exactly the sort of thing that sparks strong consumer confidence. In short, 2019 sucked for smartphones, […]

Top Priorities for 2020 – InformationWeek

Top Priorities for 2020 – InformationWeek

Looking at what will keep you busy in 2020 Jim Connolly is a versatile and experienced technology journalist who has reported on IT trends for more than two decades. As editorial director of InformationWeek and Network Computing, he oversees the day-to-day planning and editing on the site. Most recently he was editor … View Full […]

Samsung acquires TeleWorld Solutions to help build 5G infrastructure – TechCrunch

Samsung acquires TeleWorld Solutions to help build 5G infrastructure – TechCrunch

Samsung this morning announced that it has completed the acquisition of TeleWorld Solutions. The Virginia-based telecommunications company provides wireless networking and consulting services. It’s TWS’s 5G solutions that Samsung is clearly the most interested in as part of this deal. The electronics giant says it plans to leverage TWS’s services to help U.S.-based networks build […]

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