Consumers' Embrace of Mobile Apps Is Limited to a Choice Few


Mobile app use has become a powerful habit among U.S. consumers, based on new research findings from comScore. An increasing number of users have been spending their time consuming video, music and social media on smartphones and other mobile devices, but many are set in their ways and reluctant to try new apps. The report shows that a large percentage of mobile app users’ time is spent on social media apps like Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter or Instagram; watching videos on YouTube; or listening to music on apps like Spotify or Pandora.

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Businesses Leverage Instagram Stories to New Heights


Instagram’s Stories feature, which launched one year ago, has achieved widespread engagement among businesses that want to raise their brand awareness and expand their e-commerce penetration, the company said. The tool, launched in August 2016, allows users to create digital slide shows out of photos and videos in order to convey a story. Businesses ranging from Taco Bell to J.Crew and Starbucks have used Stories to give a behind-the-scenes peek at new products, launch limited sales, or get instant customer feedback about new initiatives.

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Facebook's Original Programming Plans Take Shape


Facebook last week signed agreements with several content firms — among them Vox, Buzzfeed, ATTN and Group Nine Media, according to reports. The deals are widely viewed as part of the company’s strategy to attract millennials to its live-streaming Web content. Facebook will offer multi-tiered programming, according to a report that cited sources familiar with the plans. The service is expected to include Facebook’s own scripted original shows, which will run up to 30 minutes, as well other companies’ shorter videos, running up to 10 minutes.

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Tech titans slam Trump's controversial immigration move

Silicon Valley heavyweights Apple, Google and Microsoft are among a host of tech companies blasting President’s Trump’s controversial refugee and immigration restrictions.

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Navy gets new flight simulator technology

The U.S. Navy’s newest flight simulator technology will be found among the exhibits at this year’s Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) taking place in Orlando this week, according to an announcement by NVIDIA.

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How Private Is iOS 10?


Almost lost among the deluge of new features in the upcoming version of iOS Apple touted last week was the company’s announcement about privacy. “All this great work in iOS 10 would be meaningless to us if it came at the expense of your privacy,” Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president for software engineering, told attendees at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. “We believe you should have great features and great privacy,” he said.

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The software that predicts your life span

Researchers have started a project creating a software that — among other things — will be able to predict a person’s life span.


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'iPhone SE' predicted to be a hit with Apple upgraders, selling up to 15M per year

Article Image While larger iPhones have driven sales among switchers, a new 4-inch iPhone is likely to drive upgrades among existing Apple users, to the tune of up to 15 million units per year, one analyst believes.

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iTunes, App Store, & Apple TV services hit by new outage [u]

Article Image The iTunes Store, the iOS and Mac App Stores, and even the Apple TV were among services affected by a midday outage on Thursday, leaving some people unable to reach them or make purchases. [Updated]

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Apple Stores reportedly stall growth at top US shopping malls

Article Image Apple Stores, which consistently rank among the most profitable retail outlets per square foot, are reportedly bogging down growth at a chain of upscale shopping malls across the U.S.

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Despite past failures, case makers place early bet on Apple 'iPhone 6c'

Article Image Being among the first to offer cases for a new iPhone is a multi-million dollar business opportunity that leaves manufacturers racing to prepare updated models based on rumors and hearsay — a move that can easily backfire.

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Apple quietly supporting Silicon Valley's Super Bowl Host Committee with products & equipment

Article Image Apple is among the Silicon Valley tech giants who have raised millions of dollars to support the upcoming Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in California, though the iPhone maker has apparently requested that its logo and name not be associated with any of the NFL’s marketing materials.

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