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Mobile Minutes: Angry Birds 2; Android privacy lawsuit; Facebook buys Pebbles Interfaces; Ad blockers

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July 17, 2015

After 14 different Angry Birds games, Angry Birds 2 is announced as the first official sequel in over six years.
The first Angry Birds game was released on an unsuspecting world in 2009.
Google Inc won the dismissal of a lawsuit by Android users who said the company violated its own privacy policy by disclosing their names, email addresses and account locations to third parties without permission, to boost advertising revenue. In a Wednesday night decision, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal in San Jose, California, said the users failed to show that Google transmitted their own personal data or that they would suffer economic harm if it occurred.
Facebook is acquiring Israeli startup Pebbles Interfaces, which has developed technology for operating a computer through hand and finger gestures. Pebbles Interfaces has raised $16 million to date from companies like leading Chinese mobile manufacturer Xiaomi, Giza Venture Capital, SanDisk Corporation (Nasdaq:SNDK), and others.
Last year, executives at streaming-video provider JW Player started noticing ads its clients had paid for weren’t showing up on its platform.
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