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Mobile Minutes: Meerkat raises funds; BlackBerry’s Q4 profit; Mobile’s effects on Google; Seattle passport app

March 30, 2015

meerkat 185Meerkat raises funds as Twitter debuts rival livestream app
Meerkat, an app for streaming live video to Twitter Inc. users, said it raised $14 million in funding, helping the startup challenge Twitter’s own new Periscope product for delivering real-time media.
Read more on Bloomberg

BlackBerry reports $28 million profit in 4th quarter
OTTAWA — Despite a continued drop in revenue, the ailing smartphone maker BlackBerry on Friday reported a $28 million profit during its fourth quarter thanks to a patent sale and tax recovery.
Read more on New York Times

Mobile alters landscape where Google operates
Smartphone users spend most of their time in apps rather than browsing the Web, and they conduct fewer searches than personal-computer users. Among those who do search, though, Google controls an even greater share of users than the share it has on computers.
Read more on Wall Street Journal

New passport app could help speed travelers through Sea-Tac
Travelers arriving from abroad at Sea-Tac Airport can get a new app that will help them get through passport control/customs more quickly.
Read more on The Seattle Times

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