Twitter makes it easier to share tweets privately with new button on iOS and Android

While nowhere near as big as this morning’s news that Twitter will live stream the NFL’s Thursday Night Football, the company is announcing another change to its service today aimed at increasing the functionality and usage of its Direct Message (private messaging) feature. Starting today, the company is adding a new “Message” button to tweets… Continue reading Twitter makes it easier to share tweets privately with new button on iOS and Android

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Microsoft’s mobile problem may not be a problem at all

When Microsoft announced its Windows 10 strategy last year, the thinking was that the unified platform would drive Windows Mobile and finally bring the Windows phone out of the doldrums where it’s been virtually forever. The idea was you could develop once for Windows 10 desktop and easily share that code on any device, making… Continue reading Microsoft’s mobile problem may not be a problem at all

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Medic Mobile locks $1 million grant to help community health workers in the developing world

Tech nonprofit Medic Mobile has attained $1 million in unrestricted grant funding from the Peery Foundation for apps that help health workers deliver care to people who lack reasonable access to doctors and hospitals. According to Medic Mobile founder Josh Nesbit, about 10,000 health workers in developing nations use Medic Mobile’s apps today to record data… Continue reading Medic Mobile locks $1 million grant to help community health workers in the developing world

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Target’s savings app Cartwheel now lets you clip real coupons

Target’s top-rated shopping app Cartwheel is today becoming more useful to those who are looking to save money at checkout. The company says the app has been expanded to support digital coupons from manufacturers – meaning shoppers can save dollars on a wider range of products, as opposed to percentage discounts off select products, as before.… Continue reading Target’s savings app Cartwheel now lets you clip real coupons

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Robinhood preps for zero-fee stock trading launch in China

Robinhood will bring its free U.S. stock trading app to the world, and just announced one of the first countries will be China. To prepare, today it launched a Chinese-language version in the U.S. and began asking users to invite friends and family in China to its waitlist. Robinhood previously launched a waitlist for Australia, but… Continue reading Robinhood preps for zero-fee stock trading launch in China

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Reserve acquires mobile payments startup Dash

Restaurant reservation startup Reserve announced today that it has acquired Dash. When you make a reservation through Reserve, the app already handles payment (including splitting the bill), but by acquiring Dash, it will be able to integrate with point-of-sale systems like Micros and Aloha. The company wasn’t just attracted by Dash’s payment technology. In a… Continue reading Reserve acquires mobile payments startup Dash

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