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Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Luminary, the subscription-based podcast app backed by $100M in venture capital, debuts Tuesday without The New York Times' The Daily or shows from Gimlet Media   —  It took less than a day for Luminary to become enemy number one of the podcast industry.  Last month, on the same day that it unveiled …
Apr 22, 2019, 2:05 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Researcher finds that a popular hotspot finder app for Android exposed the Wi-Fi network passwords for 2M+ networks, including tens of thousands in the US   —  A popular hotspot finder app for Android exposed the Wi-Fi network passwords for more than two million networks.
Apr 22, 2019, 10:05 AMIn context
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
The French government debuts Tchap, its messaging app with end-to-end encryption, and open sources the code; a security flaw has already been found and patched   —  French government open-sources in-house-made end-to-end encryption IM app named Tchap.  —  The French government has developed …
Apr 21, 2019, 6:50 PMIn context
Rachel Becker / The Verge:
Researchers: 33 of 36 apps for depression or smoking cessation shared data with third-parties and 2 apps shared very sensitive info, like health diary entries   —  ‘Do I trust the person who made the app, and do I understand where this data is going?’  —  Free apps marketed to people …
Apr 20, 2019, 1:25 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
A profile of Zoom and its founder Eric Yuan, who led Webex's engineering group at Cisco before leaving to build the video conferencing company   —  Zoom CEO Eric Yuan cut an unlikely figure as he addressed the cheering throng in the moments before ringing the opening bell at Nasdaq …
Apr 20, 2019, 2:00 AMIn context
Bla1ze / CrackBerry.com:
Emtek announces it will shut down BBM for consumers on May 31, but BlackBerry's enterprise-grade service, BBM Enterprise, will become available to individuals   —  Consumer BBM users encouraged to switch to BBM Enterprise  —  Back in 2016, BlackBerry announced a new partnership …
Apr 18, 2019, 9:15 PMIn context
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google to show 5 browser and search app choices when EU users first open Google Play, will offer to set newly downloaded non-Google search as default in Chrome   —  In a European antitrust decision last year, Google was ordered stop compelling phone makers to pre-install Google apps to gain access to Google Play.
Apr 18, 2019, 1:17 PMIn context
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Google and Amazon end their streaming video spat: YouTube will come to Fire TV and Prime Video will work with Chromecast and Android TV   —  Google and Amazon haven't historically been the best of friends, at least when it comes to their respective streaming video services.
Apr 18, 2019, 9:35 AMIn context
Paul Gennai / The Keyword:
Google will display options for five alternative search apps and browsers when Android users in EU open Google Play to comply with European Commission's orders   —  People have always been able to customize their Android devices to suit their preferences.  That includes personalizing the design …
Apr 18, 2019, 9:00 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: ByteDance is adding thousands of employees to its 40K-person staff, expects net loss of ~$1B for 2018, revenue of $18B in 2019 and $29B in 2020   —  Most nights, from around 7 till midnight, Sydney Jade is on TikTok, the smartphone app of the moment.
Apr 18, 2019, 5:10 AMIn context

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