Mobile Minutes: Google to buy InMobi; Apple’s Force Touch for iPhones; Kik’s child protection; Google’s Calendar app
Google in early talks to buy Indian mobile ad firm InMobi
BANGALORE, India— Google Inc. is in early stages of negotiations to buy Indian mobile ad firm InMobi, a person familiar with the matter said, as the U.S. company looks to strengthen its presence in the mobile advertising space.
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Apple may bring ‘Force Touch’ to new iPhones
The company is looking at incorporating the Force Touch technology, which detects how hard a person touches the screen of the Watch and MacBook’s track pad, to the next iteration of the iPhone which Apple will launch later this year, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal, which cited suppliers.
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Kik adds tools to prevent child exploitation on messaging app
Kik Interactive Inc., which makes a messaging application popular with younger users, is taking steps to make sure they aren’t exploited while using it.
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Google’s Calendar app finally arrives on the iPhone
Google finally released a Google Calendar app for iPhone today. While it doesn’t go above and beyond a standard set of smart calendar features, it does fill in the final gap of your Google-dependent digital life.
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