WeChat, China’s favorite messaging app, now has 963 million people actively using it, the company revealed today. That figure for monthly active users is up from 806 million this time last year.
It might pass the billion-user milestone at the time of parent company Tencent’s next earnings report. Both Facebook Messenger (blocked in China) and WhatsApp (partially accessible) have both already surpassed that mark.
Way back in March, Google began updating Nexus 6 devices to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Following the discovery of a number of bugs, the update was subsequently, disappointingly, pulled, plonking Nexus 6 owners back on Android 7.0 (unless they opted to soldier on with the unstable 7.1.1 build).
Now, Google has released a new and seemingly solid version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Nexus 6.
The ~368 MB update, which was spotted by Android Police, is...
Do you remember how your startup was formed—all the trials and tribulations, the highs and lows? If you’ve been in the startup ecosystem for a while now, you probably have enough material to write your own book. Now, imagine condensing that epic story into five to seven minutes. Dreadful, isn’t it?
But this is your investor pitch – something you should master. Prospective investors and business partners simply don’t have the time to listen to every startup life story they encounter. Often, they prefer a minimized version of a business proposal to judge if they should invest in a startup.
So how can you shrink your wonderful proposal into convenient sound bites when pitching to...
The Essential Phone is on its way (again). Andy Rubin’s company is now sending out emails to customers to state that the phone is ready and will ship within 7 days.
Folks can buy the handset outright for $699 from Essential.com (and through Best Buy and Amazon at a later date), or through finance company Affirm, with repayments coming in at $29.13 per month for 24 months. Device shipping is free and should take two-to-three days — once it officially begins shipping...
Obike, a bike-sharing startup born in Singapore, secured a massive US$45 million in its latest fund raise. That makes it one of the largest series B rounds on record in Southeast Asia, according to Tech in Asia data.
In a press release, the startup says that investors include a “leading global transportation platform” – which goes unnamed, Grishin Robotics, a venture capital firm founded by Dmitry Grishin, who is the co-founder & chairman of Russia’s Mail.Ru Group, as well as several family offices in Southeast Asia.
Backwind for global expansion
Obike plans to use the funds raised in this round for international...
For a budget-friendly phone, the Nokia 5 looks and feels rather premium. But for many, it’s what’s on the inside that counts, and that’s where the phone’s lower price starts to become evident. The question with any budget phone is what compromises had to be made in order to achieve the price – and whether those compromises are ones you can live with.
Find out if this budget-friendly device is right for you in our full Nokia 5 review!
The Nokia 5 is sleek and doesn't feel 'cheap' at all in the hand.
The Nokia 5 is sleek and doesn’t feel “cheap” at all in the...