Mobile Minutes: Google accelerates mobile pages; Android crushes iOS; Facebook tackles home repair; FanDuel
Google tests mobile instant publishing service to rival Facebook, Apple
Google announced on Wednesday it is piloting a program called Accelerated Mobile Pages that allows users to search for news and pull up a host of articles from publishers instantly. But unlike Facebook’s Instant Articles, or Apple Inc’s Apple News, publishers do not payGoogle to have their articles show up.
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Apple’s iOS is still getting crushed by Android in the US
Apple’s share of the smartphone market in the U.S. reached a 12-month low during the three month period ending in August, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. During that time, its share fell 2.1 percent and was quickly scooped up by Android.
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Facebook plunges into home repair matchmaking service
Facebook Inc. is the latest technology company that wants to connect you with a handyman who can install a ceiling fan or fix a leaky toilet, following Amazon.com Inc., Google Inc. and a slew of startups seeking ways to make money from the $300 billion home-improvement market.
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FanDuel bans employees from playing daily fantasy contests for money
FanDuel Inc., one of the biggest daily fantasy-sports sites in the U.S., said it is permanently banning its employees from playing in daily fantasy contests for money and is asking a former U.S. Attorney General to review the company’s internal processes.
Read more on The Wall Street Journal