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Amir Efrati / The Information:
Google exploring broad zero-rating platform in emerging markets to spur mobile app use   —  Google's Next Bid to Lower Mobile Data Costs: Zero Rating  —  Global Web companies like Google and Facebook know that most of their future growth will need to come from emerging markets.
Feb 13, 2015, 7:30 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: Google is preparing to sell wireless plans running on Sprint and T-Mobile networks   —  Google's Next Telecom Move: Becoming a Wireless Carrier  —  Google is preparing to sell mobile phone plans directly to customers and manage their calls and mobile data over a cellular network …
Jan 21, 2015, 4:20 PMIn context
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Google in talks to invest in SpaceX at $10B+ valuation to support Internet satellites project   —  Google Nears Major Investment in SpaceX to Bolster Satellites  —  Google is close to investing in rocket maker SpaceX, according to several people familiar with the talks …
Jan 19, 2015, 11:50 AMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
With Google's deal expiring in 2015, Yahoo and Microsoft compete to take over as default search engine in Safari for iOS   —  All Eyes on Apple as Google Search Deal Expires Next Year  —  Mozilla's decision last week to replace Google with Yahoo as the default search engine for the Firefox browser …
Nov 25, 2014, 10:15 AMIn context
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Samsung to invest millions in short-form video for new mobile service; may use pay-per-month revenue model and include music   —  Samsung Preps New Mobile Video Service  —  Samsung Electronics is rebooting its mobile video strategy in a test of whether short-form video content can drive mobile revenues just as games have.
Nov 13, 2014, 11:10 PMIn context
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Jawbone to launch more fitness wearables: UP3 with new sensors for $180, clip-on MOVE for $50   —  Exclusive: Jawbone To Broaden Wearables Lineup  —  Jawbone is the latest wearable company to try to go where Apple is not going, with plans for two new activity trackers aimed at the low and mid-tiers.
Nov 3, 2014, 10:05 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Apple discussed NFC use for building security access, public transit, more, with possible partners like HID Global and Cubic   —  Apple Eyes New Uses for NFC Beyond iPhone Payments  —  Consumers are just starting to use Apple Pay to make purchases at cash registers and online stores.
Oct 27, 2014, 10:45 AMIn context
Martin Peers / The Information:
HBO's standalone online streaming service likely won't be less than pay TV retail price of $15/month   —  HBO's Online Pricing Trap  —  HBO's broadband service looks doomed even before it starts.  —  While HBO hasn't disclosed details, pricing of the new broadband offering most likely …
Oct 17, 2014, 11:10 AMIn context
Tom Dotan / The Information:
Snapchat's long-term monetization play is to build a platform, integrate with other services   —  Snapchat's Real Business Plan is Platform, Not Ads  —  Evan Spiegel was chatting on stage with Michael Bloomberg last week at a Vanity Fair summit in San Francisco when the topic turned to monetization.
Oct 14, 2014, 3:35 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Twitter to unveil “Fabric” app development platform with tools for app sign in, ads, analytics   —  With ‘Fabric,’ Twitter Aims to Win Back Developers  —  Twitter is preparing a push to mend fences with app developers, with the hopes of embedding itself into more mobile apps and collecting deeper data on mobile users.
Sep 30, 2014, 4:10 PMIn context

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