New app launched in the UK to showcase the power of friendship

New app launched in the UK to showcase the power of friendship

Initially aimed at young people living, studying and working in London, friendrequest is the new app looking to lead the way in facilitating friendship. Addressing the challenge of forming actual friendships in a world of ‘social’ media,  friendrequest’s aim to ‘take social offline’ emphasises the non-replaceable value of real-life rendezvous, actively encouraging users to spend […]

ByteDance launches video chat app to challenge Tencent’s WeChat

ByteDance launches video chat app to challenge Tencent’s WeChat

ByteDance, the Chinese company behind popular short video app TikTok, has decided it is time to take on Tencent in China’s messaging app game. The world’s most valuable startup has launched a video messaging app in a space dominated by WeChat. The app, named ‘Duoshan’, works in a similar way to Snapchat, enabling users to send videos […]

Shutterstock’s Contributor Site and Mobile Applications now in 21 languages

Shutterstock’s Contributor Site and Mobile Applications now in 21 languages

Shutterstock, a leading global technology company offering high-quality assets, tools and services through its creative platform, announced that its contributor-facing website and mobile applications are now available in 21 languages, aligning with the languages already available on the Shutterstock customer-facing site and its new developer portal. “Our contributor community plays an indispensable role in the success of […]

Google launches Flutter 1.0, their UI toolkit for creating iOS and Android apps from a single codebase

Google launches Flutter 1.0, their UI toolkit for creating iOS and Android apps from a single codebase

 Flutter Live announced Flutter 1.0, the first stable release of Google’s UI toolkit for creating beautiful, native experiences for iOS and Android from a single codebase. Flutter is not meant to replace the traditional Apple and Android app models for building mobile apps. Instead, it’s an app engine meant for embedding into an existing […]

Special Group and Nakatomi launch new ‘Tipsy’ app to make award shows a little more exciting

Special Group and Nakatomi launch new ‘Tipsy’ app to make award shows a little more exciting

Award shows are filled with glitz, glamour and celebration. However audiences often find themselves tuning out after their nominated categories have passed, when ideally they’d stay engaged throughout the entire evening. So to solve this, and to make sure even people who aren’t there on the night can still be part of the fun, Special […]

Spotify for Apple Watch helps you keep time with the music

Spotify for Apple Watch helps you keep time with the music

We are constantly on the go—whether bouncing between the gym, work, school, errands, or just chilling—and Spotify’s smartwatches are the tool to help keep us up to speed. Spotify is introducing a new app for the Apple Watch, giving you the ability to seamlessly access and control your favourite music and podcasts without missing a […]

Things Mobile presents an e-SIM for the Internet of Things

Things Mobile presents an e-SIM for the Internet of Things

A SIM card that is able to connect millions of robots, from smart cars to gigantic factory 4.0 machines, it also covers coffee machines and intelligent security systems. This is the idea behind Things Mobile, the latest start-up to emerge from the mind of Vicenza entrepreneur Manuel Zanella, already the founder of Zeromobile, the low-cost […]

Disney posts record profits as it reveals Netflix rival

Disney posts record profits as it reveals Netflix rival

Disney has revealed its plans for a streaming service to rival Netflix and Amazon, as the media giant saw profits rise 33%. In the three months to 29 September, Disney earned $14.3bn in revenue, up 12% year-on-year, while profits rose 33% to $2.3bn. Its performance was boosted by the studio division, whose revenues jumped 50% […]

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