Mobile Minutes: Alibaba’s mobile investment; Galaxy S6, Edge appear on Web; Hang w/ app versus Skype; AirAsiaGo app
Alibaba bets $590 million on becoming smartphone player
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is betting $590 million it can succeed where Facebook Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. have stumbled — becoming a player in the smartphone business. Alibaba’s investment in Meizu Technology Corp. gives the e-commerce giant a key tool in its push to unlock more money from China’s half a billion smartphone users.
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Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge appear on Samsung website
Despite all the leaks and teasers, Samsung has not officially confirmed the existence of its upcoming Galaxy S6 and radical S6 Edge – until now. In a strange move the South Korean giant has put the support pages for both the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge live on its Finnish and Swedish websites respectively.
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1 million people now using the Hang w/ app for broadcasting live video
Anyone who’s tried to do video chats with folks on Skype, Apple FaceTime or Google Hangouts knows the issues involved. Some 1 million people have found an easier way to do this, via the Hang w/ app, available for Apple and Android devices. home of live video broadcasting. Download the app, and sign in with e-mail or Facebook, open it, start a broadcast, give it a title, and click record.
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AirAsiaGo mobile app is pretty nifty
Users of the AirAsiaGo Mobile App can now easily view the latest hotel and flight deals and perform seamless and convenient mobile bookings in just four steps. With its simple sleek design, smart icons and rich photography, the mobile app enables customers to easily browse through more than 365,000 hotels around the world.
Read more on The Star