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Mobile Minutes: Snapchat overtakes Twitter; Amazon takes on YouTube; Groupon sues IBM; Holographic flexible smartphone

May 11, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 4.23.25 PMSnapchat Android app installs overtake Twitter in US
Snapchat has overtaken Twitter for the first time when it comes to installed apps on Android devices in the U.S., according to new data from digital intelligence firm SimilarWeb.
Read more on CNBC

Amazon targets YouTube with new online video posting service Inc. will let people post videos to its website and earn money from advertising, royalties and other sources, putting the company in more-direct competition with Google’s YouTube.
Read more on Bloomberg

Groupon sues once-great IBM over patent
The online marketplace Groupon Inc has sued IBM Corp, accusing it of infringing a patent related to technology that helps businesses solicit customers based on the customers’ locations at a given moment.
Read more on Reuters

Scientists have unveiled the world’s first holographic flexible smartphone
Canadian researchers have developed what they are claiming is the world’s first holographic flexible smartphone, with a bendable display that allows multiple people looking at the device to see different 3D images depending on their perspective.
Read more on Science Alert





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