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Mobile Minutes: Google, Facebook team up; Apple’s audiobooks probe; In-flight Wi-Fi; Marissa Mayer

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November 17, 2015

26541Google gets surprise ally in mobile-app search push: Facebook
Google’s effort to keep its search engine relevant in a world of mobile apps just got a boost from a big rival. Facebook Inc., operator of the world’s largest social network, on Friday began allowing Google to crawl and index its mobile app, a spokeswoman for Google parent Alphabet Inc said.
Read more on The Wall Street Journal

German watchdog probes Apple and Amazon audiobooks agreement
Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has begun an investigation into Apple Inc’s arrangement with Amazon for purchasing audiobooks, the competition watchdog said in a statement on Monday. It said both companies had a long-term agreement for the purchase of audio books by Apple from Amazon’s Audible business for distribution via Apple’s iTunes store.
Read more on Reuters

Airplane Wi-Fi should soon be somewhat less awful
For years, people have cursed lousy, expensive Wi-Fi on airplanes, with most of the ire directed at Gogo, the largest player in the field. Soon there may be fewer f-bombs dropped at 35,000 feet.
Read more on Bloomberg

Marissa Mayer could leave Yahoo soon: SunTrust’s Bob Peck
A troubled Yahoo could be in for a top management change, and soon, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Internet equity analyst Bob Peck said Friday.
Read more on CNBC

 

 

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