Mobile

Study Shows Rise in Podcast Listening By Millennials, the Biggest Audio Generation (Billboard)

Audio listening in the U.S. is at an all-time high, driven by millennials and Gen Z music fans, who listen to more content than all others -- more types, more often and from more s... More

Dish is Near a $6B Deal for T-Mobile, Sprint Assets (Bloomberg)

Dish could announce a deal as soon as this week for assets including wireless spectrum and Sprint’s Boost Mobile brand, said the people, who asked to not be identified because th... More

Analyst: Apple Will Release Two iPhones With 5G in 2020 (CNBC)

TF International Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo said in a note on Monday that Apple’s first 5G iPhones will launch in 2020 using modems provided by Qualcomm. The note reiterates... More

Netflix Planning a Mobile Game Based on the ‘Stranger Things’ Universe for 2020 (CNBC)

The mobile game will allow users to explore the show’s fictional realm, “The Upside Down,” which is hidden around them in their daily travels. It will use GPS to deliver expe... More

Consumers Will Spend 800 Hours on Mobile Internet in 2019 (TVB Europe)

The average person will spend 800 hours on the internet on their phone this year, a new report has found. The study explains: “That’s equivalent to 33 days without sleep or pau... More

EY, Wire Collaborate for On-Premise End-to-End Encrypted Messaging App (TechCrunch)

End-to-end encrypted messaging app and service Wire announced a partnership with accounting and consulting company EY. Essentially, Wire is providing an on-premise version of its m... More

Mobile Time to Surpass TV Time in 2019 (Digital TV Europe)

Adults in the US will spend more time using their mobile devices than watching their TVs, a new study has found. According to eMarketer, US adults will spend an average of 3 hours ... More

Applicaster Powers Copa America 2019 App, Online Fan Experience

Media and TV app development solution experts Applicaster is powering both the mobile app and web experience for the CONMEBOL Copa America 2019 soccer tournament, aiming to provide... More

Netflix Testing New Mobile App Content Feed (Business Insider)

The more TV shows and movies that hit Netflix, the harder it becomes for people to sort through all of the content on the service to find something to watch.... More

People Spend More Time on Mobile Devices than TV, Firm Says (L.A. Times)

It’s finally happened: Americans now spend more time on their phones and tablets than they do watching TV.... More

Spotify is Building Shared-Queue Social Listening (TechCrunch)

Want to rock out together even when you’re apart? Spotify has prototyped an unreleased feature called “Social Listening” that lets multiple people add songs to a queue they c... More

Apple is Keeping the iPod Alive With a New Model (CNBC)

Apple on Tuesday announced a new iPod Touch, replacing the previous model that was introduced in 2015. The new iPod touch starts at $199 and includes Apple’s A10 Fusion processor... More

Google Makes Ads Easier to Spot in Mobile Search (VentureBeat)

Google announced that Search is getting a fresh coat of paint. In the next few days, Google Search will bring branding “front and center” by highlighting the name of websites a... More

Sony CEO: Smartphone Business is Indispensable (Reuters)

Sony’s consumer electronics hardware business “has centered on entertainment since our foundation, not daily necessities like refrigerators and washing machines,” Kenichiro Y... More

5 Reasons Why the Sprint-T-Mobile Merger Looks Headed for Approval (Fortune)

On Monday, Trump-appointed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he would favor approving the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint deal after the carriers agreed to some fai... More

Adobe’s Photoshop for the iPad is Taking Beta Test Applications (The Verge)

Adobe’s Photoshop CC for the iPad is slated for release sometime this year, and the company is now accepting applications for beta testers. Photoshop CC for the iPad is a more po... More

Facebook Introduces ‘One Strike’ Policy to Combat Abuse of its Live-Streaming Service (TechCrunch)

Facebook is cracking down on its live streaming service after it was used to broadcast the shocking mass shootings that left 50 dead at two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand in M... More

Spotify Launches Voice-Enabled Ads on Mobile Devices in a Limited U.S. Test (TechCrunch)

Spotify is increasing its investment in voice technology, as hinted at earlier this week on the company’s earnings call with investors. The streaming service today is announcing ... More

Netflix Executive Sheds Light on Mobile-Only Pricing Plans in Asia (THR)

The streaming giant launched mobile device subscription plans in Thailand and India in the last six months.... More

AWS, Ford, Autonomic Collaborate to Advance Vehicle Connectivity, Mobility Experiences (MESA)

Ford Motor Company and Autonomic have signed a multi-year, global agreement with Amazon Web Services, which will expand the availability of cloud connectivity services and connecte... More