The company whose chip is bringing 3-D computer sight to a Google handset project has released a second generation SoC that would offer better vision with less of a battery drain.
Are you receiving a barrage of text message “invitations” to try an app? Blame desperate messaging apps that are trying to “growth hack” their way to survival.
Google continues to push boundaries with new efforts. Case in point: Project Tango, which uses special sensors and chips in a smartphone to measure space and movement around you.
Over-the-top communications app Tango is moving into another new area: music, thanks to a partnership with Spotify.
Todd Vernon, the CEO and founder of both Lijit and Raindance Communications, is back with a startup aimed at helping the people responsible for keeping web-based services functioning. The startup, VictorOps raised $1.58 million in seed funding and is seeking alpha testers.
Carriers are struggling to match the demand for data with pricing plans that keep their profits up. Over the top services like Viber and WhatsApp are causing even more pain, but 3 Hong Kong may have found a solution that would work for everyone.
The growing number of handsets that have front-facing cameras may mean that another common device becomes less necessary — the mirror that many women carry around in their purses. After all, why pull out a compact when your smartphone can show you exactly what you look like.
Video chat startup Tango has raised another big round of funding, bringing in $40 million in Series C financing led by Qualcomm Ventures and Access Industries. That comes on the heels of impressive growth, with more than 45 million users signed up in just 18 months.
Many mainstream consumers were introduced to mobile video chat via Apple’s FaceTime service, but video calling from phones has been around for a while and works on regular cellular networks. Now that we have a number of mobile video chat services, which are you using?
Tango is used to seeing a bump in registrations whenever a new smartphone is released. But last week’s launch of the iPhone 4S gave it an even bigger lift than usual, with record registration numbers that were up 35 percent higher than usual.