Mobile Minutes: Virtual reality investment; Samsung Galaxy S7; Pandora’s Thumbprint station; IPhone 5S discounted
In virtual reality headsets, investors glimpse the future
Magic Leap, a secretive company making wearable technology for mixing digital imagery with the real world, is seeking to raise $827 million. Jaunt, maker of a 3-D camera for filming virtual reality video, has nabbed a total of $100 million, including $65 million in September.
Read more on New York Times
Samsung adding pressure-sensitive display, high-speed charging port to Galaxy S7
Samsung Electronics Co. will add a pressure-sensitive display and a new high-speed charging port to its coming line of flagship smartphones slated to be launched in March, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Pandora station converts your thumbs-ups into its playlist
Online music service Pandora has created a new station devoted to playing only your favorite songs.
Read more on CNET
IPhone 5S price cut by half in India: Can Apple Inc. dominate world’s fastest-growing smartphone market?
Apple is aggressively seeking to expand its market share in India by cutting the price of its best-selling model there, the iPhone 5S, by half. However, at $370 this 4-inch smartphone is still out of reach of most Indians.
Read more on International Business Times