Hyundai is investing in Grab, one of Uber’s biggest rival in Southeast Asia

Hyundai is investing in Grab, one of Uber’s biggest rival in Southeast Asia

Hyundai Motor has invested in Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab, on of Uber’s biggest ride-hailing rival in Southeast Asia, as the South Korean automaker looks to expand beyond its traditional business of producing and selling vehicles. Grab did not disclose the value of Hyundai’s investment. Hyundai joined other investors, including Didi Chuxing, SoftBank and Toyota Tsusho (Toyota’s […]

Samsung is teaching Bixby to count the calories in your food

Samsung is teaching Bixby to count the calories in your food

Samsung has made it clear that it wants to get its Bixby virtual assistant on nearly every product it makes, but it hasn’t forgotten about the AI’s smartphone roots. To that end, the company dedicated a corner of its cavernous CES booth to a surprising new Bixby feature: the ability to identify your food and […]

Seat joins forces with Saba for car park delivery app

Seat joins forces with Saba for car park delivery app

Spanish automaker Seat has linked up with Saba, a developer of urban mobility solutions and parking management specialist, to create an app that enables users to have shopping delivered directly to their parked car. With Droppit, available on both iOS and Android, users are able to place a shopping order at a virtual supermarket and have it […]

App Store kicks off 2018 with record-breaking holiday season

App Store kicks off 2018 with record-breaking holiday season

App Store customers around the world made apps and games a bigger part of their holiday season in 2017 than ever before, culminating in $300 million in purchases made on New Year’s Day 2018. During the week starting on Christmas Eve, a record number of customers made purchases or downloaded apps from the App Store, […]

Fetch countersues Uber after being accused of click fraud in mobile ads

Fetch countersues Uber after being accused of click fraud in mobile ads

Mobile agency Fetch is counter-suing Uber for non-payment of invoices relating to ad placements that Uber claims were fraudulent. Uber had previously sued Fetch in September of last year in a California court, claiming it had been billed for non-existent, non-viewable or fraudulent ads, and for failing to pass rebates and commissions back to Uber. In that […]

Aaptiv workout app launches on Apple Watch

Aaptiv workout app launches on Apple Watch

Audio fitness app Aaptiv has announced an Apple Watch integration. Aaptiv provides unlimited access to more than 2,500 audio-based fitness classes, programs, and challenges created by expert trainers. The app has garnered more than 200,000 paying members over the past two and a half years. Subscription to the app costs $14.99 (£11.99) a month on […]

Alibaba’s unknown browser app is dominating Google’s Chrome in emerging markets

Alibaba’s unknown browser app is dominating Google’s Chrome in emerging markets

UC Browser, a mobile browser owned by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, has become more popular than Google’s Chrome in some of Asia’s fastest-growing markets, according to the Wall Street Journal. Citing data from web analytics firm StatCounter, the paper reported that millions of people in India, Indonesia and other emerging markets getting online for […]