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Alibaba: Alibaba has teamed up with UCWeb, a mobile browser company to introduce a new search service in China. The joint venture is named “Shen Ma” (translates to “Rising Horse” in English) and focuses on mobile content search.
Apple: Some of the iPhone 5s out there are having issues with their sleep/wake button mechanism. Check this site to see if you are have one of those. If you do, Apple will fix your smartphone for free.
China: Four popular American TV series have been censored by the Chinese movement, and will be removed from video-streaming websites. The shows are “The Good Wife”, “NCIS”, “The Practice” and my personal favourite “The Big Bang Theory”. No explanation was given.
Google: There are rumours about Google wanting to put the ‘OK Google’ hotword and voice-based actions in the next Android OS. This would mean that users could, for example, say “Ok Google” inside the photos app to open a voice box, which would then allow them to perform actions specific to the photo app, like sharing, or perhaps starting up the editor.
Nike: In an interview on CNBC, Nike CEO pretty much confirms that the firm will be working with Apple for hardware. Here’s a quote: “Obviously the most visible partner that we have is Apple. We’ve been working with them for a long time and we’re excited about where that relationship will go forward.”
Mobile: A market research firm, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, has released a study on smartphones and highlighted that Europe is still the best market for Windows Phone. Conversely, the Japanese love the iPhone and the Chinese are chasing after smartphones with a larger screen size.
Samsung: The company is giving away $1.25 Million in prizes to entice developers to develop apps for the Gear smartwatches. The challenge will take place in various countries. According to the site, the Singapore App Challenge takes place on the 4th of May.
Samsung: Samsung has introduced a new line of premium mobile audio headphones and speakers. Named level, the series includes the Level Over (over-the-ear headphones), Level On (on-ear headphones), Level In (in-ear headphones), and Level Box (Bluetooth Speaker). No prices were stated.
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