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Mobile Minutes: Google competes with Uber; WhatsApp’s bug; IPhone prices increase; Lollipop rolls out on Galaxy S5

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February 4, 2015

uberExclusive: Google is developing its own Uber competitor
Uber faces an ever-growing cast of adversaries that includes dubious regulators, litigious drivers, hostile members of the press, and some well-funded rivals. But the most significant threat to the app-based transportation company may be much closer to home: one of its biggest investors, Google.
Read more on Bloomberg

WhatsApp bug shows private pictures to strangers
A security problem in WhatsApp means that anyone can see users’ profile photos, even if they have been set to be viewable to friends only, according to security researchers.
Read more on USA Today

Average iPhone price increases to $687 and Android decreases to $254, says report
The price gap between iPhone and Android smartphones widened this past quarter, according to data compiled by ABI Research and The Wall Street Journal. While the average price of an iPhone jumped to $687, the price of Android devices dropped to $254.
Read more on Forbes

Android 5.0 Lollipop a ‘go’ on Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5s
If you’ve got a Samsung Galaxy S5 for Verizon, your wait for Lollipop is just about over. The carrier confirmed on Monday that it began rolling out the Android 5.0 update to Google’s mobile operating system.
Read more on CNET

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