Mobile Minutes: Twitter, NQ Mobile, Google, School districts
By Staff reports
October 30, 2013
Twitter now highlighting photos and videos on site, mobile apps
Twitter users are posting an average of 500 million tweets a day, and many of those contain photos and videos, CNet reports.
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NQ Mobile surges amid reports Apple removed its games from the App Store
The war of words, or of research reports, between NQ Mobile and Muddy Waters continues, with the Chinese mobile firm releasing a massive document attempting to refute allegations of “massive fraud.” With its stock price decimated as a consequence of Muddy Waters scathing report, the company has gone on a media blitz, releasing detailed financial information and announcing a $35 million buyback plan. Yet, there was no respite for the company, as reports that Apple had removed its games from the App store chipped away at the stock’s gains from early trading, according to Forbes.
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Google adds SMS support to its Android messaging app as Facebook axes it
A few days ago, a set of leaked images pointed to some pretty drastic changes to the Google Hangouts Android app, the biggest of which was that users would be able to send SMS messages without having to switch into another messaging application. Well, Vic Gundotra trotted onstage at a Google+ event in San Francisco (after a power outage caused a half hour stream delay, no less) today to confirm exactly that, per TechCrunch.
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School districts using mobile apps to reach on-the-go parents
Washington area school districts are making it easier for busy, cellphone addicted parents to check school lunch menus, e-mail a teacher or check on their daughter’s latest math score through new mobile apps, The Washington Post reports.
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