Category: Mobile

LG replaces the head of its struggling mobile business after just one year – TechCrunch

Mission impossible: A new executive at LG is charged with fixing the company’s long-time loss-making smartphone division following a leadership change. Hwang Jeong-hwan took the job as president of LG Mobile Communications last October, and this week LG announced that he will be replaced by Brian Kwon, who is head of

Banuba raises $7M to supercharge any app or device with the ability to really see you – TechCrunch

Walking into the office of Viktor Prokopenya – which overlooks a central London park – you would perhaps be forgiven for missing the significance of this unassuming location, just south of Victoria Station in London. While giant firms battle globally to make Augmented Reality a ‘real industry’, this jovial businessman

WhatsApp could wreck Snapchat again by copying ephemeral messaging – TechCrunch

WhatsApp already ruined Snapchat’s growth once. WhatsApp Status, its clone of Snapchat Stories, now has 450 million daily active users compared to Snapchat’s 188 million. That’s despite its 24-hour disappearing slideshows missing tons of features including augmented reality selfie masks, animated GIFs, or personalized avatars like Bitmoji. A good enough

Facebook Messenger is building a ‘Watch Videos Together’ feature – TechCrunch

Netflix and chill from afar? Facebook Messenger is now internally testing simultaneous co-viewing of videos. That means you and your favorite people could watch a synchronized video over group chat on your respective devices while discussing or joking about it. This “Watch Videos Together” feature could make you spend more

Sneaker marketplace GOAT announces an AR-centric Black Friday giveaway – TechCrunch

Black Friday giveaways have become a tradition for online sneaker marketplace GOAT. Today it’s announcing the details of this year’s campaign, which will be its first to incorporate augmented reality. Director of Communications Liz Goodno described this as “the largest digital sneaker event of the year.” The company says it

Netflix’s hackathon produces a way to navigate its iOS app with ARKit and Face ID – TechCrunch

Netflix’s internal hackathons have consistently produced fun and often silly hacks, from that “Netflixtendo” hack a few years ago that let you run Netflix on the original NES to the more recent “audiobook mode” that turned Netflix series into old-school radio shows by way of Audio Descriptions. This year’s hackathon