Just as we turned to the new year, Verizon debuted a television advertisement showing Verizon’s colorful balls leading AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile’s. The carrier wanted to show that a RootMetrics study found its network to be ahead of the the competition. T-Mobile, however, isn’t happy with what Verizon is saying.
Team Magenta has now set out to prove Verizon wrong by busting their colorful balls.
Continuing their efforts to improve the information provided by the Google Search app on Android devices, Google announced today some enhancements to the results returned when you search for weather information on your Android smartphone or tablet. The upgraded information includes several new data points and the ability to save your favorite locations for quick access later. Read more
With NFL conference championship games coming up this weekend and in the midst of the college basketball season, a visit to someone’s house where friends are over or your local wings joint or bar and grille reveals a common truth to sporting events when it comes to the fans. Watching and following sports is a social endeavor. So it makes sense that the world’s largest social platform might want to get in on the action, which is why Facebook has announced the launch of the Facebook Sports Stadium. Read more
The millennial-targeted Go90, which is owned and operated by Verizon, arrived in October 2015 as video streaming service limited to use on mobile devices. Verizon created Go90 because the company knows that video is on the rise and phones are the one thing that youngsters bring with them everywhere. Combine the two and you should have a valuable platform to generate big dollars. But, at least for Verizon, that doesn’t seem to be the case just yet. Big Red does not expect Go90 to be profitable for at least two years, focusing on content and marketing in the meantime.
Icelandic company QuizUp announced today that it’s receiving $7.5 million in funding from Glu Mobile. As part of this deal, Glu Mobile will also have the option to acquire QuizUp in the future.
An unknown ASUS device surfaced on GFXBench undergoing a full benchmark. Many of the device’s specs were revealed.
Dead Zebra Inc. announced today a new Android collectible in celebration of the New Year in many Asian regions. The new figurine is the “Red Pocket” edition, featuring a traditionally dressed Android collectible. However, there’s a bit more to this package than that.
Microsoft lately has been working to have a stronger presence on Android. It’s brought a lot of apps to the Play Store lately, including Cortana for Android, Microsoft Arrow, and now a unique alarm clock called Mimicker Alarm.
Remember Link Bubble, the fancy browser utility that was recently purchased by a mysterious, unnamed buyer? Turns out, that buyer was Brave software, headed by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, and he’s got some big plans for the browser. Read more
Google has teamed up with some professional adventures to map and detail most of the enormous Mont Blanc in Europe for everyone to peruse in Google Maps. This isn’t the first time they’ve added some pretty crazy destinations to Street View, but it’s certainly one of the most impressive. Read more