Mobile Minutes: Periscope and piracy; Google’s mobile search; Android phones’ voice command; Texting and driving device
Twitter’s streaming app creates piracy of year’s biggest fight
Twitter Inc.’s video-streaming application Periscope enabled people to pirate Saturday’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, getting the thrill of the year’s biggest bout without paying the $100 pay-per-view tab.
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Startups targeting Google on mobile search
Europe’s competition regulator filed antitrust charges against Google on the belief the company’s search business had become so powerful that it was pretty much impossible to compete with.
Read more on Boston Globe
Android phones can now launch some apps on voice command
Google is giving owners of Android smartphones the power to open and search through apps using voice commands.
Read more on Wall Street Journal
A device for texting and driving. Hooray?
In an apparent case of “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em,” the RayGo lets you keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road — while talking, texting or even Facebooking.
Read more on USA Today