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Apple: Bloomberg reports that we could be expecting the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones coming September. It is expected to be rounder and thinner.
Apple: There is a report that claims Apple’s partner manufacturers will begin production of the long-rumored 12-inch MacBook Air sometime in the third quarter. It will also be the first MacBook Air model to feature a Retina-quality display.
App Annie: According to app analytics firm App Annie – downloads on Google Play have grown 1.5x year-over-year and app revenue have also doubled over the past year. The majority of the revenue went to games and freemium apps.
Etsy: Online marketplace Etsy acquires A Little Market, it’s French clone for $100 million.
Microsoft: Microsoft has made One Drive and Office 365 much more attractive than its competitors. 1. OneDrive will now come with 15 GB for free for everyone. 2. All versions of Office 365 will come with 1 TB of OneDrive storage. 3. If Office 365 is not for you, you can just go for the reduced price cloud storage at $1.99/mth for 100 GB or $3.99/mth for 200 GB (this is bigger than my SSD drive).
Microsoft: Microsoft launches its first Android phone, the Windows Phone-like Nokia X2. The X2 has a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, 1GB RAM, USB 2.0, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, an expandable microSD slot and a dual SIM slot. It will retail about $135.
Nest: Nest has introduced an API layer that will allow partners to link their software and applications to Nest’s thermostat, which will act as a control and information hub for devices in and around the home. An example given was Jawbone, if you have the Jawbone UP24 band, the Nest thermostat when it senses its wearer has woken up from a night’s sleep.
WeChat: WeChat updated its iOS app with One-click Payment and allows money transfer between users. Another interesting update to the chat app is the ability to recall messages, similar to recalling emails. To recall a message, you long press on a the message within two minutes of sending.
Yahoo: On Android, you can customise your home screen. Aviate was one of the startup in this space. Yahoo brought it months ago and today Aviate relaunched with a number of new features, a tweaked UI, and you no longer need an invite to try it.