Google+ Hangouts On Air Now Process Videos During Recording, Allowing For Live Rewind And Immediate Publishing
Google+ Hangouts allow for groups of friends or colleagues have an intimate face-to-face conversation, but the “On Air” feature of the service allows you to broadcast to the masses. The President Of The United States Of America has taken part in these conversations, but anyone can set up their own. Today, the Hangouts team has introduced some new functionality that make participating in a live On Air a little bit easier. Up until now you haven’t been able to do anything other than watch the live broadcast as it happens, which is nice until you have to run to the kitchen to grab a drink or pause to take a phone call. Today, viewers can now rewind your broadcast no matter where they are during the live filming process. Additionally, On Air videos will immediately be published instead of carrying the normal waiting period where you’ll get the infamous “processing…” dialogue. The only negatives that I see to this is that it slows down the ramp up time it takes to start your broadcast, ...
Evernote Partners With South Korean Messaging Giant KakaoTalk
Evernote is going after KakaoTalk’s 90 million registered users by inking a partnership deal with the South Korean messaging giant that would bring Evernote integration to KakaoTalk’s mobile app. Despite boasting nearly 4 million users here in the United States, chances are you’ve never heard of KakaoTalk. The messaging app is mostly used by Korean Americans (such as myself), to communicate with friends and family both here and abroad. Yet back in South Korea, KakaoTalk has a dominant presence. The messaging app is installed on 95 percent of the smartphones in use and has a smaller but steadily growing user base of 15 million in Japan. Mind you, in Japan KakaoTalk is still overshadowed by Line, which reached 150 million users registered users worldwide today. Interestingly enough, the partnership is the first of its kind that Evernote has inked with any messaging app, and reveals the company’s aspirations to expand its presence across the Pacific. Out of Evernote’s global ...
Facebook Home For Android Will Be Available To International Users Today
If you like outside the United States, have the prerequisite hardware, and have been absolutely dying for a chance to (officially) take Facebook Home for a spin, today is your lucky day. Speaking at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference in New York, Facebook VP of mobile engineering Corey Ondrejka confirmed that Facebook Home will begin its international rollout later today.
Zillow Rentals For Android Now Features Google's 3D Maps And Spanish-Language Support
Zillow today launched the latest version of its Rentals mobile app for Android. The app includes a number of new features, such as integrated 3D maps from Google, but it also marks the company’s first foray into offering foreign language support. The Zillow Rentals app now features Spanish-language support in an effort to “better serve the rapidly growing Spanish-speaking community in the United States.” This, Zillow claims, makes it the “ first major online real estate company to optimize its app for the Spanish-speaking community.” It’s still pretty unusual for app developers to launch a Spanish-language version of their apps for the large Hispanic and Latino population in the U.S. As Zillow notes, however, this segment in the U.S. is growing at four times the pace of the national population and is adopting smartphones significantly faster than other segments. It’s not clear if Zillow will also bring Spanish-language support to its other apps for purchasing real estate or ...
Apple's Schiller blasts Android, Samsung on Galaxy's eve
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc marketing chief Phil Schiller attacked Google Inc's "fragmented" Android software and its biggest adopter, Samsung Electronics, a day before the Korean firm takes the wraps off its latest flagship smartphone in the United States.
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