LG retains confidence in its mobile business despite continued losses – TechCrunch

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[ad_1] LG remains confident that it can turn the corner for its serially unprofitable mobile business despite the division racking up a loss of over $400 million this year so far. The Korean company as a whole is having a good year. Following a record six months of profit and revenue in the first half of 2018,
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Facebook is building Lasso, a video music app to steal TikTok’s teens – TechCrunch

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[ad_1] Facebook is working on a new app that it hopes could win back the attention of teens while capitalizing on its recently-attained major label music licenses. Facebook is building a standalone product where users can record and share videos of themselves lip syncing or dancing to popular songs, according to information from current and
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Facebook launches Candidate Info where politicians pitch on camera – TechCrunch

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[ad_1] Facebook wants to make YouTube-style monologue videos the new way for politicians to talk straight with their constituency. Today, Facebook launches Candidate Info, featuring thousands of direct-to-camera vertical videos where federal, state and local candidates introduce themselves and explain their top policy priority, qualifications and biggest goal if they win office. Elizabeth Warren (D
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Facebook confirms it’s building augmented reality glasses – TechCrunch

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[ad_1] “Yeah! Well of course we’re working on it,” Facebook’s head of augmented reality Ficus Kirkpatrick told me when I asked him at TechCrunch’s AR/VR event in LA if Facebook was building AR glasses. “We are building hardware products. We’re going forward on this . . . We want to see those glasses come into
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Mobvoi launches new $200 smartwatch and $130 AirPods alternative – TechCrunch

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[ad_1] Chinese AI company Mobvoi has consistently been one of the best also-rans in the smartwatch game, which remains dominated by Apple. Today, it launched a sequel to its 2016 TicWatch, which was a viral hit raising over $2 million on Kickstarter, and it unveiled a cheaper take on Apple’s AirPods. The new TicWatch C2 was outed at
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Italian consumer watchdog hands down €15M in fines to Apple and Samsung for slowing devices – TechCrunch

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[ad_1] Italy’s Autorità garante della concorrenza e del mercato, roughly equivalent to this America’s FTC, has fined Apple and Samsung a total of $15 million for the companies’ practice of forcing updates on consumers that may slow or break their devices. The amount may be a drop in the bucket, but it’s a signal that
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Myspace reborn! Facebook will let you pin song clips to your profile – TechCrunch

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[ad_1] Facebook will let friends learn about you by streaming clips of your favorite songs from your profile in a throwback to Myspace Music. You’ll be able to choose tracks to add to a revamped Music section of your profile that now actually plays songs instead of just showing what artists you Like, and you
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Tim Berners-Lee on the huge sociotechnical design challenge – TechCrunch

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[ad_1] In a speech discussing ethics and the Internet, the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has tasked the technology industry and its coder army with paying continuous attention to the world their software is consuming as they go about connecting humanity through technology. Coding must mean consciously grappling with ethical choices
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