Does Google really want third-party app stores on Android or are they a ‘necessary evil’?

It’s not closed in the way iOS is, where every single piece of content has to go through Apple’s approval process, but manufacturers have a long list of details that are required by Google if they want to include Google’s own apps and services. Since those are what actually make an Android phone worth buying, […]

Mozilla and Google reportedly renew Firefox search agreement

The move comes as Mozilla just announced plans to lay off 250 employees, representing about a quarter of its workforce. Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker wrote in a blog post that the coronavirus pandemic had “significantly impacted our revenue.” In the blog post announcing the changes, Baker wrote that the company would focus on building new […]

Best laptop under $500 of 2020 in stock from HP, Lenovo, Dell and more

I’m seeing a lot more Windows laptops in this range use AMD Athlon processors to hit the lower price. As much as I like AMD’s CPUs, I don’t really recommend going with an Athlon instead of a Ryzen. Windows is just too heavy for it.Solid-state drives can make a big difference in how fast Windows […]

Nanoinfluencers Are Slyly Barnstorming the 2020 Election

Partisan nanoinfluencers are on the rise just as we’re spending more time on social media due to Covid-19. Instagram users alone are spending a reported 30 more minutes a day on the app. Twitter banned the paid promotion of political advertisements, and Google limited audience-targeting capabilities for political ads (although there are loopholes), so political […]

Facebook says Apple’s 30% cut is hindering its plans to help SMBs generate revenue online

Facebook said that Apple refused to waive off the 30 percent App Store fee and also denied the company from using its own payments processing system. This, in turn, would mean that page owners and event creators who use the iOS app would only make 70 percent of the total revenue they earn.

‘Eat out to help out’ discounts in UK boost coronavirus-hit restaurants

Forced indoors with only exercise and essential shopping permitted for just under three months, affordable dining and the chance to escape home cooking is driving customers back out to spend. It’s a source of relief for Polly Allen, who indulges in multiple desserts at an Italian restaurant only “on the basis of the scheme.”

Apple stumbled into a war with the gaming industry, and the future of iOS is at stake

All the while, the game industry, and mobile app developers in particular, treated Apple as a benevolent dictator on iOS, not to be fought with and often in a position of absolute authority. While Fortnite maker Epic attempted to bypass Google’s Play Store by distributing the mobile version of the battle royale hit on its […]

Indian internet companies grappling with fake app installations

Getting someone to install a mobile application once can be a challenge, but throw in a little something and they might be willing to download the app multiple times.Something as insignificant as a mobile recharge package worth Rs 10. For companies spending big money on making their apps stand out amid the clutter, this is […]