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Mobile Minutes: Snapchat’s video views; Apple’s auto-correct patent; Uber’s new rule; Messaging platform hub

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April 29, 2016

Snapchat Stories are gaining popularity

Snapchat Stories are gaining popularity

Snapchat user ‘Stories’ fuel 10 billion daily video views
More than a third of Snapchat’s daily users create “Stories,” broadcasting photos and videos from their lives that last 24 hours, according to people familiar with the matter. Now users are watching 10 billion videos a day on the application, up from 8 billion in February. Snapchat on Thursday confirmed the number of video views.
Read more on Bloomberg

Apple might put an end to your auto-correct fails
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application that would tell a message’s recipient when the iOS auto-correct feature has been in use. The technology would tell your friends what you might have really meant, if not for Apple’s unilateral (and sometimes-misguided) attempts at determining what you really wanted to say.
Read more on Fortune

Uber testing new 2-minute wait rule before charging passengers
The ride-hailing service is testing a new rule that requires passengers to pay more money if they keep the driver waiting for more than two minutes. The pilot program is taking place in Phoenix, Dallas, New Jersey and New York City.
Read more on ABC News

A single app that’ll wrangle your millions of messengers
Franz is a new-ish free app for Mac, Windows, and Linux, that combines more than a dozen different messaging services into a single window. When you open Franz, you can instantly be logged into Slack, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Skype, Hangouts, and more.
Read more on Wired

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