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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sensor Tower finds 35% of ARKit-powered apps are games, 19% are utilities, 11% are entertainment, 7% are education, 6% are photo and video, 5% are lifestyle   —  ARKit, Apple's augmented reality framework that CEO Tim Cook recently likened to being as “dramatic” a development as the App Store itself …
Oct 12, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon now lets teens aged 13-17 shop with their own account, after parents' approval; teens can also be assigned preset spending limits per order   —  Amazon today announced a new way for teens to shop its site independently of their parents' accounts and place their own orders …
Oct 11, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Wells Fargo says 5,000+ US ATMs will let customers withdraw money using NFC with Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, Wells Fargo's Android wallet app   —  Wells Fargo's ATMs are getting an upgrade.  The bank announced today that more than 40 percent - or over 5,000 of its ATMs …
Oct 10, 2017, 1:37 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft brings Cortana into Skype, over a year after first announcing the integration, to offer in-context assistance within chats, such as restaurant options   —  Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana has finally arrived in Skype.  Announced at last year's Microsoft Build 2016 event …
Oct 10, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Alexa will soon get “Routines” - ability to trigger multiple actions with a single command   —  Along with yesterday's announcements of a half-dozen new gadgets, including new Echo devices, Amazon also detailed some of Alexa's new abilities, due to arrive in the near future.
Sep 28, 2017, 10:55 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google brings its Family Link tool, which helps parents manage children's Android device use, out of beta in US   —  Family Link, Google's parental control software for Android devices, is now exiting its beta testing period and is now generally available to anyone in the U.S. without the need for an invitation.
Sep 28, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook signs multiyear deal with NFL to distribute game highlights, other content; NFL Films will produce content packages for Facebook Watch   —  Facebook and the NFL this morning announced a new multi-year programming deal that will see the sports organization distributing official NFL video …
Sep 26, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Plex adds personalized, ad-supported news hub to its media player after its acquisition of news video startup Watchup   —  Media player software maker Plex is today making good on its acquisition of streaming news startup Watchup from earlier this year with the integration of a dedicated news hub within its app.
Sep 26, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Vimeo is acquiring live video streaming platform Livestream and launching its own live streaming service, Vimeo Live   —  After abandoning its plans to launch a subscription video-on-demand business earlier this year, IAC-owned streaming video site Vimeo announced today that it's acquiring …
Sep 26, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube debuts new marketing tools, new ad tech that can target using Google Maps and app install data, and offline ad impact measurement tools with Nielsen   —  YouTube today introduced a series of new tools for marketers, one of the more notable being “Director Mix,” a technology that allows …
Sep 25, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context

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