Mobile Minutes: Apple and competitors’ wearables; Alibaba invests in Snapchat; PlayStation Mobile; Samsung Gear apps
Apple expels more wearables from store to make room for Apple Watch next month
In a report from Re/code, Apple has stopped selling the Jawbone Up and Nike+ FuelBand. An attempt to find the two fitness trackers on the West Coast as well as in New York came up short for the tech news site.
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Snapchat is raising money from Alibaba at a $15 billion valuation
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. plans to invest in Snapchat Inc., the mobile application for sending disappearing photos, at a valuation of $15 billion, people familiar with the situation said.
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Game over for PlayStation Mobile on July 15
PlayStation Mobile will stop distributing content after July 15, Sony announced on its support forums on Tuesday. In-app purchases and the re-downloading of purchased content will cease after September 10, the company said.
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Samsung Gear watch apps to play on the go
Samsung has released six smartwatches in over a year. The latest one, the Samsung Gear S, allows you to make calls without your smartphone.
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