Foursquare has split up into two apps: one for check-ins and another for location discovery. Foursquare also has a new logo and color theme — pink. The new app is focused on personalization and recommendations.
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) is now hitting around 450 million monthly active users per month and its search and display mobile ad revenues grew 100%. According to reports, Yahoo! has closed on an acquisition for Flurry at a price of over $200 million.
Yo is an app that lets users send a message that says “yo” to your friends. The company has raised $1.5 million in seed funding at a $10 million valuation. Some of Yo’s investors include Betaworks, Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore, and the founders of Tencent. Yo will be using the funding to expand operations in San Francisco.
Perion Network Ltd (NASDAQ:PERI) is a publicly listed mobile app services company that was part of a reverse merger by Conduit’s Client Connect business last year. Perion Network has acquired an ad aggregation platform called Grow Mobile.
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Wish is a social shopping website and mobile app that has raised $50 million in a new round of funding led by Founders Fund with participation from existing investors Formation 8, GGV Capital, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, Legend Capital and several others.
It is rumored that the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 6 will be launched on September 19th. Apple already sells 32GB and 64GB iPhones, but it does not have a 128GB version as of yet. Based on rumors coming out of China, a 128GB version of the iPhone is on the way. However, the 128GB version of the phone will only be available to the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. Apple is said to launch the iPhone 6 in two different sizes like the 4.7-inch model and a 5.5-inch model. Both of these models are expected to start production in July. It is unknown how much the 128GB will cost.
“Ok Google” is the expression that triggers voice commands on Android devices and Google Glass. The expression was previously limited to the home screen of Android 4.4 KitKat on the Moto X, but now the voice-activated command will soon be enabled on any screen, including the lockscreen on smartphones and tablets.