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Mostly White, Mostly Male Amazon Publishes Diversity Report

E-commerce giant Amazon has revealed that the company is a lot like its tech industry peers: mostly male and predominantly white.<p>On Friday, Amazon published a long-awaited report on diversity showing that the company's global workforce is 63 percent male and 37 percent female, while 75 percent of …

Play Store search now lets you filter apps with 4-star ratings or more

The app section of Google’s Play Store can be like the Wild West at times, what with the barely disguised adware, clone infestation, and plain-old poor quality apps. The low barrier of entry for apps in the Play Store has made possible a rich and varied ecosystem, but we wished Google did a better …

Apps

Yik Yak Adds a Map to Let you Browse Anonymous Chats

Once you click on the Yik Yak Peek tab, you will be able to select the Search icon and type in a location or drag the pin along a map to view activity in that area. The app also allows users to save locations in their Peek section.<p>As a self-described hyper-local chat app, Yik Yak uses GPS location …

App Store Downloads Top 85 Billion, Revenue Up 36 Percent Year-Over-Year

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today during the company’s FY Q4 2014 earnings call that Apple’s cumulative App Store downloads have now topped 85 billion up from 60 billion around a year ago. The number was announced alongside news of Apple’s massive quarter, and its record-breaking sales of the …

Amazon Kindle Voyage Review

Amazon doesn’t have to make a great ereader. It’s really the ecosystem that makes an ereader worth purchasing and the Kindle line is the virtual hardcover wrapped in the online retailer’s shiny book-jacket services.<p>Amazon doesn’t have to make a great Kindle ereader, but it does anyway.<p>The new …

Apple Expecting In-App Purchases to Make Up Most of Early Apple Pay Activity

Ahead of the launch of Apple Pay tomorrow, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> has posted an overview of the mobile payments service with some insight from Apple about what it expects from it over the coming months.<p>Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue stated that he expects …

The Snowball app for Android is your ticket to unified messaging

If you’ve noticed that your conversations with friends, family, and colleagues spread across a jumble of mobile apps, you’re not crazy. It just sort of happened. Today a startup called Snowball is launching an Android app to respond to the madness by bringing all those conversations into a single …

Google Play may reportedly introduce app trials, letting you try before buying

Ever wish you could simply try a premium app before making the full commitment to buy? If a new report from <i>The Information</i> proves correct, that’s exactly what Google is considering implementing in the not-too-distant future.<p>The Information claims that consumers wouldn’t have to download the apps in …

Apps

Is Google worried about Play Store app download revenue?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Padu_Foto/Shutterstock<p>Despite Android’s nearly 80 percent of the mobile market, app revenue from the Google Play Store …