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It’s official. Vine, the popular six-second online video service, has shut down. As expected, the Vine app has now been transformed into the Vine Camera app, which is already available to download from the Google Play Store.

The new app allows you to create six seconds long looping videos that you can either post directly to Twitter or save to your smartphone. To make the video making process easier and better, the app includes some of the standard Vine creation tools including multi-clip trimming, grid overlay, AF focus, and ghost tool.

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by TechInAsia at 09:53
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Ecommerce company Flipkart is going to launch a new private label under founder Sachin Bansal’s stewardship, three people directly aware of the company’s plans told Tech in Asia.

India’s Flipkart launched its first self-branded products, dubbed Flipkart Smart Buy, in December, focusing on phone chargers and data cables.

The aim is to gain higher margins for the Amazon arch-rival, which in turn could help with profitability.

Internally codenamed Project Ice, Sachin is planning to make self-branded items in more than 40 categories, including electronics and home furnishings. A rollout is expected by...
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by TechInAsia at 09:53
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Dragonera’s team. Photo credit: Publicity.

If you’re a founder desperate to get your idea to market, you can relate to how soporific the development process can be. Assembling a technical team, putting together plans for a mobile site or app, comparing mockups and wireframes, and finally beta testing before a public launch – the process takes several months.

In that time, the opportunity could very well have been lost or usurped by someone else.

Similarly, larger companies focused on improving their existing products usually have little bandwidth for their tech teams to experiment with new ideas. That could stymie innovation – a death knell for companies built to last.

At the end of...
Jan
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by Android Authority at 09:12
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Huawei could announce at new tablet, the MediaPad T3, at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. The information arrives via Roland Quandt (@rquandt) of WinFuture.de who tweeted a picture of what appears to be the device’s Wi-Fi certification approval.

Quandt, who has provided other accurate leaks in the past, stated it was a “safe bet” for MWC 2017, though this is the first time we’ve heard of the prospective T3 and hardware details are yet to be speculated upon.


Huawei MediaPad T3 (KOB-L09) is a safe bet for...​
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by TechInAsia at 09:12
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Move over, America. The future of the app economy lies firmly in the hands of Asian countries.

As of 2016, US smartphone users are no longer the ones spending the most money on iPhone apps – it’s the Chinese.

The US also doesn’t contribute the most Play Store app downloads anymore – that’s India now. Indian Android users also spend more time using apps than their US counterparts.

China retains its position as top iPhone app downloader, while Japan still spends most money on Android apps.

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Each of App Annie’s four major categories is now dominated...
Jan
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by Android Authority at 08:03
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Last month, HTC started rolling out the Nougat update for its flagship device — HTC 10 — in the US. About a week later, the company also released Nougat for the One M9, while the unlocked One A9 devices started getting the update yesterday.

In Europe, HTC users are still waiting for the Nougat update, which is apparently just around the corner. Graham Wheeler, the Product and Service Director at...
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Welcome to the first normal episode of the Android Authority Podcast in 2017! Hosted by Joshua Vergara, Jonathan Feist and David Imel ask Joe Hindy what he thought of CES 2017, enjoying his valuable outsider’s perspective. I’m not sure we’ve had the chance to mention this yet (I’m joking!) but CES seemed to be all about autonomous cars and AI technology – but really, Amazon’s Alexa was the star of the show, made available to hundreds of devices and services found on the show floor.

Stay tuned for a brand new show format coming soon, we want to get you, our faithful listeners, readers and viewers more involved in the show, and we think we have a solution.

The Android Authority Podcast –...
Jan
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by TechInAsia at 06:32
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Soundbrenner, maker of one of the most unusual but useful smart gadgets out there, has secured US$1.5 million in funding.

The cash, from anonymous angel investors, will help the fledgling Hong Kong-based hardware startup build the next gadget to come after its debut Soundbrenner Pulse, a wearable metronome for musicians. Co-founder Florian Simmendinger says it’s available in “over 30 countries, including all 270 Guitar Center stores across the United States,” which is quick progress from its Indiegogo campaign in early 2015, followed by its retail launch early 2016. There’s no...
Jan
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India’s leading ecommerce marketplaces Flipkart and Snapdeal had a rough time in 2016, with valuations dropping and losses mounting. This is unlikely to change in a hurry. Attention has shifted in the meantime to other plays in ecommerce.

One of these is the wholesale marketplace: it’s not as sexy as consumer-facing ecommerce, and it has to negotiate a tough road to adoption and scale.

The wholesale market in India is unorganized and fragmented.​

But it’s a model that’s easier to monetize and there’s huge untapped...
Jan
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by Android Authority at 05:23
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The folks over at 9to5Google have found some interesting features that are coming with the latest Allo 5.0 update, some already activated like Chrome Custom Tabs, and some hidden for later.

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December 15, 2016

In their usual APK teardown, 9to5Google has given us a glimpse into what features are coming with the latest Google Allo update. The most obvious addition is Chrome Custom Tabs: essentially an in-app browser, now when you click on a web link, you will be able to see it within the Allo app, not unlike what Facebook or Slack has done.

That way, it saves you the time of...
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