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

Google has eliminated competition in the distribution of Android apps using myriad contractual and technical barriers. Google’s actions force app developers and consumers into Google’s own monopolized “app store”—the GooglePlay Store. Google has thus installed itself as an unavoidable middleman for app developers who wish to reach Android users and vice versa. Google uses this […]

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 […]

Independence Day 2020: CM Arvind Kejriwal extends wishes on Twitter; Pays tribute to the martyrs

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

But Apple wasn’t alone, and subscription services that involve both buffet-style slates and ala carte marketplaces have begun popping up with cloud gaming technology tied at the hip. Now, coming on September 15th, is Microsoft’s xCloud, which marries two forward-thinking business models for game distribution into one elegant-seeming service. Microsoft is already an industry leader […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fortnite 1984 Short Sees Epic Games Lampoon Apple With #FreeFortnite Campaign

Earlier today, Epic Games reduced the cost of V-Bucks on the App Store and introduced direct payments to get around paying Apple for the use of their storefront, prompting the game’s removal from the store by the tech giant. Epic hit back by filing a lawsuit against the company for the “exorbitant” 30% cut that […]

This VC fund wants to focus on gaming space exclusively. Will it work?

Gaming isn’t an entirely new theme for Indian VCs. Top funds such as Sequoia, Lightspeed, Accel, Matrix and Kalaari are all betting on this sector in some way or another. For some, it is also via gamification – making activities like online shopping or payments like a game. Fantasy gaming firm Dream11 is India’s only […]

Coronavirus: 102 Jet2 pilots to be made redundant, union says

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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 […]