Mobile Minutes: Apple stumbles; Flipkart’s app-like site; Facebook Messenger embraces facial recognition; Amazon’s delivery service expands
Apple shares tumble on iPhone demand worries
Apple Inc. shares are souring Tuesday. The tech giant’s stock is down 2.3 percent to $117.85 after analysts at Credit Suisse Group raised concerns about demand for the new iPhone and reduced their estimates on how many smartphones they expect the company to ship next year.
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With a mobile Web site like an app, Flipkart takes a swipe at Apple
India’s e-commerce start-up Flipkart has worked with Google to make a new mobile website that could eliminate the need for apps, in a move that takes a swipe at Apple’s grip on the mobile experience.
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Facebook brings face recognition to Messenger to speed up sharing
Facebook on Monday said it was rolling out an easier, faster way to share photos within its Messenger app using a facial recognition feature that has raised privacy concerns in the past.
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Amazon expands restaurant delivery service to Los Angeles
Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it will expand its restaurant delivery service to Los Angeles after having recently launched that business in Portland and Seattle.
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