Mobile

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi Picks T-Mobile as Wireless Launch Partner (Variety)

Quibi, the short-form mobile TV service founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg, announced a pact with T-Mobile to be the official telecommunications partner for its April 2020 launch. T-Mob... More

The Next Big Tech Battleground is Your Ears (The Verge)

One of the most interesting and fastest-moving areas of personal technology over the past few years hasn’t been smartphones, tablets, or even smartwatches. Rather, the action and... More

Verizon Media Expands Shortform Video Business (THR)

Verizon Media is expanding its shortform video business with the launch of the In the Know Network, which will offer up bite-sized updates on everything from the latest on positive... More

Quibi Makes a Deal With ESPN (NYT)

The sports network, part of the Walt Disney Company, has agreed to join the likes of NBC News in providing content for the soon-to-launch short-form video platform from Jeffrey Kat... More

‘Hey Siri’: You Can Now Ask to Play Music ‘With Spotify’ (Billboard)

iPhone and iPad users with Apple iOS 13 software can now ask Siri to play songs on Spotify, thanks to a new update to the app. After downloading the latest version of Spotify, user... More

SAP, GK Software Develop Unique Retail Solutions (MESA)

SAP announced an extended partnership with international retail application specialist GK Software SE to deliver industry-specific solutions. The partnership includes the comprehen... More

ZEE5 Chooses Applicaster to Enhance App Experience (Rapid TV News)

India-based global over-the-top service ZEE5 has revealed that it is to deploy Applicaster technology to transform the way it delivers content to mobile audiences. The partnership ... More

Survey: Online Holiday Shopping to Overtake In-Store for First Time (Bloomberg)

For the first time, consumers in the U.S. plan to do more of their holiday shopping online than in physical stores, according to a new survey.... More

How TikTok Holds Our Attention (New Yorker)

On the popular short-video app, young people are churning through images and sounds at warp speed, repurposing reality into ironic, bite-size content.... More

Adobe Fresco is a New iPad App for People Who Can’t Draw (FastCompany)

You used to draw more, and Adobe knows it. Surveying more than 2,500 people in the U.S., the company learned that while half of us reported painting and drawing every week as child... More

Thomson Expands India Business With Audio Products Launch (ETRetail)

Technicolor, the owner of the Thomson brand, has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Envent Worldwide for the development of the audio range of products in India.... More

Apple Sees Long-Term Potential for Cryptocurrency (CNBC)

Apple has become a big player in mobile payments since releasing Apple Pay for the iPhone in 2014 and moving deeper into the market with last month’s launch of Apple Card in part... More

Dawn Ostroff’s Plan to Turn Spotify Into the Ultimate Podcast Hub (LA Times)

Since she was tapped as Spotify’s chief content officer, Ostroff has been charged with building an arsenal of podcasts to catapult the Swedish business to become a leader not jus... More

Apple Working on In-Display Fingerprint ID for Future iPhones (Bloomberg)

Apple is developing in-screen fingerprint technology for as early as its 2020 iPhones, according to people familiar with the plans. The technology is in testing both inside Apple a... More

The UFC Has Surpassed the NFL on Instagram, and There are Two Big Reasons (Forbes)

We all know how popular the NFL is in the United States, but recently, the UFC surged past them in the area of Instagram followers. As of the publishing of this article, the UFC ha... More

Sony Unveils New $900 Touchscreen Walkman (Billboard)

Sony has unveiled a new version of its iconic Walkman -- but don't dust off the old CDs just yet. The refreshed Walkman NW-ZX507 is a hi-res touchscreen digital music player, capab... More

Coming Soon to Small Screens Near You: Episodes No Longer Than an Uber Ride (Business Standard)

The entertainment industry is spending heavily to reach a generation glued to their phones with shows no longer than the typical Uber ride.... More

NFL Goes After Gen-Z With New Multi-Year Partnership on TikTok (CNBC)

The NFL is hoping TikTok will help it score with young viewers. According to TikTok, NFL’s content will include highlights, sideline moments and behind-the-scenes footage. The co... More

Apple Sends Invites for Sept. 10 Event Where New iPhones are Expected (CNBC)

Apple sent out invitations to the media for its annual September event, where it’s expected to announce new iPhone models. The event will be on Sept. 10 at the Steve Jobs Theater... More

Here’s Why Everyone in Your Office is Talking About ‘The Joker’ (Forbes)

Without a doubt, video is driving a large part of the daily social media exchange. However, there is a particular, growing trend over the last couple of years of the "premiere" of ... More