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Mobile Minutes: Google buys Orbitera; Snapchat’s NBC deal; Lyft’s new ability; New iPhone features

August 9, 2016

orbit 185Why Google just bought this hot ecommerce startup
It could get easier to buy and sell products and services on the Google cloud. The search giant said Monday that it acquired a small, Los Angeles-based startup called ecommerce startup called Orbitera.
Read more on Fortune

Snapchat’s TV strategy just went up a gear with an NBC deal
NBCUniversal has signed a major content partnership with Snapchat, which will begin with giving wannabe popstars the chance to appear on “The Voice,” Mashable reports.
Read more on Business Insider

Lyft adds multiple stops so you can pick up, drop off your friends
The San Francisco-based car-booking app is adding the ability to add extra stop-offs right there on your phone, by specifying the extra stop within the app. You can choose the extra stop by choosing a spot on the map or entering an address.
Read more on CNET

New iPhone to have dual camera but no headphone jack
Apple Inc. is preparing to unveil successors to the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus as early as next month with more advanced photography capabilities and upgraded hardware in a design similar to that of last year’s models, according to people familiar with the matter.
Read more on Bloomberg

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