Tag Archive: Team

Huawei and Leica team up to ‘reinvent’ smartphone photography

Huawei has announced that the company is teaming up with German photography giant Leica to kick of a strategic partnership to “reinvent” smartphone photography. The Chinese manufacturer is currently enjoying success in China, as well as supported markets, but now aims to ramp up development of more advanced experiences.

Oliver Kaltner, CEO of Leica Camera AG, commented on today’s announcement:

“The strategic alliance between Huawei and Leica Camera demonstrates the desire of two rapidly growing  [Read More…]

Facebook adds new Social VR team, dynamic streaming for mobile and more

During Samsung’s press event at Mobile World Congress, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to share some thoughts on virtual reality, and how the company sees it going. More than 20,000 360 videos have been uploaded to Facebook already, and hundreds more are being added each day. Since the launch of the Gear VR in November 2015, over 200 apps have been made available for the platform, and people have watched more than a  [Read More…]

Lazer Team and PewDiePie lead YouTube’s original programming premieres on Feb. 10

YouTube‘s first original programming is set to premiere on February 10. The $ 9.99-a-month YouTube Red subscription service is offering a reality series staring video game sensation PewDiePie and three movies to start, in addition to the ad-free viewing already offered.

Google launched YouTube Red in October, offering subscribers ad-free videos, a way to save video for watching while offline and more. Come Feb. 10, that will include four upcoming original series and movies:

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Root for your team in Super Bowl 50 with these custom Android themes

February is here, and that means it’s time for the biggest game of the year.

Yep, it’s Super Bowl time! You’ve got the big screen, you’ve got the snack foods, you’ve got the booze. But you’re still missing something. Sure, you’ve got the body paint and jerseys ready to wear on game day, but what does your phone have? Well, you can douse it in a winning coat of team spirit to and show your support  [Read More…]

Starbucks and Spotify team up to let you save your favorite coffee house tracks

Starbucks customers will soon be able to get a better music experience from the Starbucks app, thanks to a new partnership with the Spotify streaming music service. The new deal will let Starbucks app users save songs they hear while in their local Starbucks coffee shop. They will also be able to create a Spotify playlist of Starbucks-curated songs.

Starbucks states:

In addition to being able to discover music playing overhead at a participating Starbucks  [Read More…]

The head of Google’s Cardboard team is now in charge of all of its VR projects

Google is apparently getting more serious about entering the virtual reality market. A new report, which Google has confirmed, says that Clay Bavor, its vice-president for product management and leader of its apps team, will now be in charge of all of its virtual reality projects. Bavor was also the leader behing Google’s Cardboard VR viewer team.

According to Re/Code:

Over the past year, Bavor, a precocious and well-liked exec inside Google, was spending more  [Read More…]

Facebook and Uber team up to let you order rides from Messenger

Facebook has teamed up with Uber to let you order a ride and share your ride status with friends from inside of Messenger.

Google adds iPhone video app developer Fly Labs to its Photos team

Google has acquired yet another small company, but this one has previously made apps exclusively for Apple’s iPhone. New York City-based Fly Labs has revealed it will be joining the Google Photos team after releasing apps like Fly, Tempo, Clips and Crop on the Fly in the iOS App Store.

Twitter to lay off up to 336 team members, or 8 percent of its work force

Twitter will be laying off a number of its workers as part of an overall restructuring of the social networking company. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, it said that it plans to lay off up to 336 team members, or about 8 percent of its total work force.

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Google’s Nexus team answers burning questions about the 6P and 5X

Following Google’s announcement of its latest Nexus smartphones, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, the Nexus team has taken to Reddit to engage with the community in an AMA.