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AJ Dellinger / Engadget:
Snapchat introduces Friendship Profiles highlighting close relationships, custom Bitmoji merchandise, and Bitmoji Stories   —  Snapchat is introducing new Friendship Profiles that will celebrate your relationships with your closest friends.  The feature will dig up some of the highlights …
Nov 13, 2018, 9:35 AMIn context
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Giphy unveils its short-form video platform and showcases the 118 finalist videos from the first Giphy Film Fest, held earlier this week   —  Giphy is again moving beyond the traditional confines of everyone's favorite animated image format, the GIF.  The company is soft launching its video platform Friday …
Nov 9, 2018, 12:30 PMIn context
Rachel England / Engadget:
Facebook expands Facebook Dating, which launched as a test in Colombia in September, to Canada and Thailand   —  Facebook's quest to help singletons find love continues.  After launching its Dating feature in Colombia in September, it's now rolling the service out to Canada and Thailand.
Nov 8, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context
Saqib Shah / Engadget:
Yelp brings Yelp Reservations, its online reservation management service, to Buick Marketplace, the first time the service has been integrated in vehicles   —  Until Buick lets you order coffee and fuel with your voice, you'll have to stick to using your digits.
Nov 2, 2018, 10:25 AMIn context
Nick Summers / Engadget:
Nintendo says it sold 3.19M Switch units in Q2, passing the GameCube's total sales with 22.86M units, and reports profit of ~$274M on revenue of ~$1.96B   —  The Nintendo Switch has overtaken another console in lifetime sales: the GameCube.  The company sold 3.19 million units in the last quarter …
Oct 30, 2018, 7:05 AMIn context
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Qualcomm announces a reference design headset based on its QCC5100 Bluetooth audio chip to make it easier for manufacturers to build Alexa-powered headphones   —  When it comes to adding a voice assistant to a speaker or a pair of headphones, Amazon's Alexa has become the default choice for many OEMs …
Oct 22, 2018, 10:35 PMIn context
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Phil Schiller talks about the R in iPhone XR and the choices Apple made to make it more appealing to a broader audience   —  The iPhone XR might be the most interesting phone Apple has made in years.  —  Think about it: Apple just released its flagship XS and XS Max to a chorus of positive reviews …
Oct 22, 2018, 10:05 AMIn context
Mallory Locklear / Engadget:
Survey of 5,844 US college students finds 89% at least got some news from social media weekly, with 71% getting news from Facebook and 55% from Snapchat   —  A number of studies have shown that people turn to social media for news, and of all of the social networks out there, Facebook consistently leads the pack in this regard.
Oct 22, 2018, 1:55 AMIn context
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
YouTube announces partnership with Eventbrite to sell concert tickets on artists' video channels in US, says it now covers more than 70% of US ticketing market   —  YouTube is making it easier to translate raw enthusiasm for a band into seeing them play live.
Oct 18, 2018, 10:25 PMIn context
Roberto Baldwin / Engadget:
Amazon unveils waterproof Kindle Paperwhite with higher 300ppi resolution, starting at $129, available for preorder now, shipping November 7   —  Sometimes you just want to read a book.  Or maybe all the books.  That's the promise of the Kindle line.  Access to thousands of books …
Oct 16, 2018, 9:30 AMIn context

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