Mads Bergmann

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These Numbers Show Facebook Is Trailing Social Messaging Apps Globally

There is a race underway to be the global leader in over-the-top social messaging, and one of the latest surveys suggests Facebook, while still dominant in the U.S., is falling behind the upstart mobile players in the rest of the world.<p>WhatsApp is tipped as the most popular social messaging …

Report: Android Is Gaining 3% Share In China Each Quarter

Google’s Android operating system is growing steadily in China, gaining about a three percent share each quarter, as consumers seek lower-priced Android devices which are being produced by local brands, according to a new Kantar Worldpanel ComTech report.<p>The Kantar report, which examines the …

The fall (and rise?) of Yahoo: How the web giant crumbled and built some great tech in the process

At one point not so long ago, Yahoo (s yhoo) was one of the top technology companies in the world. “The only exception [was] Google,” Bassel Ojjeh, a …

Google is Building Ephemeral App Support into Chromium

Google really wants Chrome apps to take off. Not only has the company added rich notifications, in-app payments, and an app launcher into its browser, but now it’s developing ephemeral apps that launch by just clicking a link.<p>There are two separate components here. Ephemeral apps (you can enable …

Mobile rules Walmart: Accounted for 53% of Thanksgiving traffic, new mobile customers up 3 times

Black Friday is just beginning, but Walmart has already seen some impressive stats from shoppers on Thanksgiving day — especially when it comes to mobile.<p>The retail giant announced this morning that mobile traffic on its site during Thanksgiving made up 53 percent of total traffic (out of a …

Facebook Testing Timehop-Like Feature to Surface Past News Feed Posts

Grufnik/Flickr<p>Facebook is getting the slightest bit more nostalgic.<p>The company is trying out a new feature inside of the News Feed that lets users …

Google 'spins invisible web' with user data, Dutch watchdog says

Google's practice of combining user data from its different services without user consent violates Dutch data protection law, the country's privacy watchdog said Thursday.<p>A 2012 overhaul of Google's privacy policy gave the company the right to "combine personal information" across multiple …

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The U.S. now has over 83 million broadband subscribers

Slowly and surely, the U.S. is inching towards the 100 million broadband subscriber milestone. Latest figures compiled by Leichtman Research Group, a …