Mobile Minutes: Brexit and smartphone prices; Hertz embraces Uber, Lyft; Disney’s social app; Mobile ransomware
Yes, Brexit will impact smartphone prices
Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union earlier this week sent shockwaves around the globe and for good reason: many aspect of our daily lives, from the global economy to international travel, will be affected. Smartphones too, as it’s turn out, won’t be immune to the impact of Brexit.
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Hertz signs rental deals with Uber and Lyft
Hertz Global Holdings Inc. said it has reached deals with the two largest U.S. ride-hailing companies, Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc, to rent cars to their drivers.
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Disney bows social-like app to feed kids bite-size, nontoxic content
Disney has created a secure sandbox for preteens to get a taste of social media — without the risk that they’ll run into something age-inappropriate, scary or offensive.
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Mobile ransomware use jumps, blocking access to phones
The number of users infected with mobile ransomware is skyrocketing, as hackers try to expand the number of potential victims they can target.
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