Mobile Minutes: Google, messaging, NSA, Target
By Staff reports
October 4, 2013
Google snaps up ‘Flutter’ motion control company that bills itself as ‘Kinect for OS X’
Welcome, Google, to the motion capture wingding, grab a chair over there beside Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Leap Motion, InvenSense and SoftKinetic. Google just snatched up Flutter, a startup specializing in gesture-driven camera control, per Time.
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How the rise of mobile messaging apps threatens technology and telecom giants
Depending on whom you ask, messaging is either the most important mobile phone feature or the second-most — after regular-old phone calls. Messaging, led by SMS texts, has grown to become a huge global industry and a revenue windfall for the world's mobile carriers: $140 billion annually over the next three years, according to Business Insider.
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NSA doesn’t want your mobile location data–yet
NBC reports that the head of the National Security Agency said Wednesday that the NSA has no need to track the location data of Americans’ mobile devices. Yet.
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Target launching prepaid mobile service, Brightspot
Target Corp. is moving into the mobile-phone service business, on Wednesday introducing Brightspot, a prepaid mobile service using T-Mobile's network, per Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
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