Android

Platform News: Google search engine

Android has a brand new taskbar and multi-window function

Google’s Android OS was originally designed for smartphones, but eventually found its way to tablets and notable other devices such as Smart TV’s and e-readers.

Google Android

New Google Messages functionality and features announced

Google has just announced a slew of new features that are either coming to coming to Google Messages, or already launched and available to some users.

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

WhatsApp to launch new group polling functionality

WhatsApp is reportedly working on new functionality that will allow its users to create polls in group chats.

Platform News: Apple retail store

Apple seeks dismissal of India apps market antitrust case, cites tiny market share

Apple has asked India’s antitrust watchdog to throw out a case alleging abuse of market power in the apps market, saying it is too small a player in the South Asian country w...

Platform News: Snapchat app on a smartphone

Snap hires head of carrier partnerships to boost global growth

Snap Inc said has it has hired its first head of telecom carrier partnerships, as the parent company of messaging app Snapchat seeks to bolster its growth outside the US.

Apple App Store

Apple’s software boss warns against draft EU policy on App Store

Apple software leader Craig Federighi took the stage at the Web Summit in Lisbon to voice the iPhone maker’s objections to EU draft guidelines that could allow customers to i...

Netflix Streaming app

Netflix rolls out mobile games to subscribers on Android

Netflix Inc has rolled out its mobile games globally to members with Android devices, exploring new ground as competition stiffens on the video streaming pioneer’s home turf.

Platform News: Google

Google tells court ‘staggering’ $5 billion EU antitrust fine flawed

A $5 billion antitrust fine by the EU was based on flawed calculations, Google has said, urging Europe’s second-highest court to scrap or reduce what it said was not an appro...

Platform News: Google

Google, in fight against record EU fine, slams regulators for ignoring Apple

Google has blasted EU antitrust regulators for ignoring Apple as it launched a bid to get Europe’s second-highest court to annul a record 4.34-billion euro (approximately $5....

Platform News: Google search engine

India antitrust probe finds Google abused Android dominance

Google abused the dominant position of its Android operating system in India, using its “huge financial muscle” to illegally hurt competitors, the country’s antit...

Audio Streaming app, Clubhouse

Clubhouse launches surround-sound feature to help chats feel life-like

Clubhouse, an audio-only chat app has said it will launch a spatial audio feature to make voices sound as if they’re coming from different directions, helping conversations a...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Google Play app store revenue hit $11.2 billion in 2019, lawsuit says

Google generated $11.2 billion in revenue from its mobile app store in 2019, according to a court filing unsealed over the weekend, offering a clear view into the service’s f...

Apple App Store

US lawmakers introduce bill to rein in Apple and Google app stores

A bipartisan trio of senators introduced a bill that would rein in app stores of companies they said exert too much market control, including Apple and Google.

Platform News: Google

Dozens of US states sue Google alleging antitrust violations

Dozens of US state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit in federal court against Alphabet Inc’s Google, according to an entry in the court docket.

Microsoft XBox Pass

Spotlight on Xbox Game Pass as Microsoft showcases upcoming games

Microsoft on Sunday showcased 30 upcoming games and said most of those titles will be available on its monthly subscription service, Xbox Game Pass.

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