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Mobile Minutes: Snapchat’s Olympics deal; Xiaomi’s smartwatch; Google’s Trips app; MLB and virtual reality

May 2, 2016

snapchat discoverSnapchat scores unique deal with NBC to showcase Olympics
The Olympics are coming to Snapchat. The app scored a deal with Comcast Corp.’s NBC to show highlights from the 2016 Summer Games, the first time the U.S. network has agreed to share video of the sporting contest.
Read more on Bloomberg

One of China’s hottest startups is launching a smartwatch to rival the Apple Watch this year
There have been rumours swirling that Xiaomi has been working on a smartwatch since March 2015. But we finally have confirmation that the product is real, and that it will launch in 2016.
Read more on Business Insider

Google said to be testing a travel app
Google introduced the Destinations feature in its search engine a few weeks ago to make travel planning easier. It is now reportedly testing an app that neatly bundles stuff like tickets, bookings and itineraries in one place.
Read more on International Business Times

Why Major League Baseball teams are turning to virtual reality
Sports is just the latest arena to welcome the movement of VR into different realms of our lives, from dating to concerts to drinking coffee.
Read more on Fortune

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