Mobile Minutes: BlackBerry quits smartphones; YouTube Go app; Samsung Pay’s coupons; Meerkat’s new venture
BlackBerry stops making phones
It’s official. BlackBerry Ltd., the Canadian company that invented the smartphone and addicted legions of road warriors to the “crackberry,” has stopped making its iconic handsets.
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Google announces YouTube Go, a new app for saving and sharing videos offline
Google has announced YouTube Go, a new app designed to consume less data when watching videos on YouTube.
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Samsung brings gifts to mark Samsung Pay’s first birthday
Samsung said Tuesday it has added support for coupons, memberships and gift cards to the service. Users can now search, save and redeem coupons within the app.
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Meerkat lives on as live group video chat app Houseparty
After pivoting from livestreaming video to a group video chat, Life on Air, the developer behind Meerkat, is finally ready to talk about a new app and lessons learned.
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