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Mobile Minutes: Verizon tops estimates; Android Wear update; Google’s search update; India’s Uber pricesBy
Verizon tops analysts’ first-quarter profit estimates
Verizon Communications Inc., the largest U.S. wireless carrier, exceeded analysts’ first-quarter profit estimates as consumers jumped at free tablet promotions, even as it lost wireless phone users.
Read more on Bloomberg
Just in time for rival Apple Watch, Android Wear update
Coincidence of timing? Only days before a certain high-profile smart timepiece begins shipping, Google is announcing a major software upgrade for Android Wear watches that it must hope will steal some of the attention away from the Apple Watch.
Read more on USA Today
Google’s search update will remake the Web in its own image
Today, Google is updating its algorithms so that they consider a site’s “mobile-friendliness” in determining whether it should prominently appear in your search results. Basically, this means that some sites will turn up less often if they aren’t as easy to read or use on mobile phones (the change will not apply to tablets and other devices, Google tells us).
Read more on Wired
India, your Uber ride just got a bit pricier
The cost of rides booked using Uber Technologies Inc.’s car-hailing app in India is going up, the company announced Tuesday, to cover new service taxes. And some passengers aren’t happy about it.
Read more on Wall Street Journal
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