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China's APUS Group acquires Siftr Labs
The Economic Times of India • Priyanka Sangani
Truecaller hears the sound of money in digital payment push
The Economic Times of India • Aritra Sarkhel
America Movil plans up to 3 bln pesos in share buybacks
Reuters
Facebook pivots into Stories
TechCrunch • Josh Constine
Evie teams up with Verizon to launch a new search experience next to your Android home screen
TechCrunch • Anthony Ha
MLB.com At Bat and NHL are first to launch personalized app icons on iOS 10.3
TechCrunch • Sarah Perez
New Quantum Gadget Could Make Contactless Payment More Secure
Electronic Component News • Jmooney
The winners and losers of Facebook’s dive into header bidding
Digiday • Yuyu Chen
Developers can finally respond to App Store reviews – here’s how it works
TechCrunch • Sarah Perez
Monetizing your mobile app doesn’t have to suck
Venture Beat • Bill Wolfe, Rubicon Project
 
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China's APUS Group acquires Siftr Labs
The Economic Times of IndiaPriyanka Sangani
PUNE: APUS Group, China's fastest growing unicorn has acquired Venture Catalysts-backed Siftr Labs for an undisclosed amount. With the acquisition, Venture Catalysts, a seed investment and innovation platform, has successfully exited the photo-curation platform. Romil Mittal, CEO, Siftr Labs, said, "Our team...
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Credit Cards, Credit Services
Truecaller hears the sound of money in digital payment push
The Economic Times of IndiaAritra Sarkhel
Truecaller has tried to make mobile communication more secure in spite of its tryst with privacy experts. As they scaled more, India became one of their key markets. In an interaction with ETtech's Aritra Sarkhel, Alan Mamedi, CEO of Truecaller, discusses new...
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America Movil plans up to 3 bln pesos in share buybacks
Reuters
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil said on Tuesday it plans to ask shareholders at an April 5 meeting to approve up to 3 billion pesos ($158 million) in share buybacks between April 2017 and April 2018. America Movil will also propose...
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Mobile, Social Media Industry
Facebook pivots into Stories
TechCrunchJosh Constine
In its biggest change in a decade, Facebook is evolving from text and link-focused sharing to the visual communication format it admits “Snapchat has really pioneered.” Starting today, all users will soon have access to the new Facebook Camera feature that lets...
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Mobile, Startups
Evie teams up with Verizon to launch a new search experience next to your Android home screen
TechCrunchAnthony Ha
Evie is bringing its app search technology to a new location on your phone. The startup has partnered with Verizon to launch a new product called AppFlash. Like Evie’s existing app launcher, AppFlash helps users find content and services across different apps...
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Mobile, Technology Industry
MLB.com At Bat and NHL are first to launch personalized app icons on iOS 10.3
TechCrunchSarah Perez
The MLB.com At Bat and NHL iOS applications have been updated today to take advantage of one of the new, but still under-the-radar features available in the just launched version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 10.3: personalized home screen icons. That’s...
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Credit Cards, Credit Services
New Quantum Gadget Could Make Contactless Payment More Secure
Electronic Component NewsJmooney
A prototype gadget that sends secret keys to encrypt information passed from a mobile device to a payment terminal, could help to answer public concerns around the security of contactless and wireless transactions, a new Oxford University collaboration has found. Despite being...
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Advertising Industry, Android (operating system)
The winners and losers of Facebook’s dive into header bidding
DigidayYuyu Chen
Facebook finally started rolling up header bidding last week, a sell-side solution that the company had been testing since last August. In conversations with , almost everyone in the ad tech community welcomed the move: Facebook now brings mobile web demand (and...
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Mobile, Technology Industry
Developers can finally respond to App Store reviews – here’s how it works
TechCrunchSarah Perez
With yesterday’s release of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4, Apple has made a significant change to how its App Stores operate. At long last, developers now have the ability to respond to user reviews in order to offer support, ask follow-up questions,...
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Advertising Industry, Mobile Advertising
Monetizing your mobile app doesn’t have to suck
Venture BeatBill Wolfe, Rubicon Project
Presented by Rubicon Project If you’re a mobile publisher or app developer, you have likely experienced at least one roadblock when it comes to selling your inventory. First, there are the delays caused by heavy SDKs that slow applications and take time...
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