VW Buys PayByPhone – An Acquisition to Help You Pay by Phone

It seems like Volkswagen is making a drastic shift by turning itself into more of a mobility company because the latest acquisition says it all. This time, VW is buying PayByPhone, a Canadian company that has been founded with an aim of helping people park their cars via smartphone apps, calls and text messages.

Although VW hasn’t revealed any news regarding the deal, but as far as PayByPhone’s worth is concerned, it has managed to produce about $300 millions in transaction per year. But, how the initiative is expected to be fruitful for the company’s growth?

Since the company already said that it is planning to set a new business unit solely based on parking services, therefore this step might probably introduce VW to new markets and give its payment platform a solid boost.


Double Dragon to Launch Its 4th Series on January 30th, 2017

For game enthusiasts, 2017 will certainly bring a lot of hope and commitments. And, the release of new Double Dragon Series is a serious indication. Arc System Works has acquired all the rights to the series last year and officially made it clear that Double Dragon IV will hit the market on January 30, 2017. By the way, it’s a great time to honor the 30th anniversary of the original game.

Although, the excitement might not be that much high as a different company will launch the series under its name, but some of the game original developers (such as programmers, character designers and directors) are involved in the project. It means that you should be hopeful of getting the same level of entertainment from the new series as well.

However, the details are still unclear, as it looks like the company is planning to reveal more about the game in the coming weeks. So, it’s time for all of us to wait for the moment.


Twitter Decides to Turn Vine into a Six-Second Camera App

The Twitter owned app that turned so many people into stars has no plans to leave you alone.  It’s because Vine is transforming its app into a camera, which can be used to create six-second videos. However, you won’t be able to upload those videos directly on Vine, but you will be allowed to share them on Twitter or save them on your phone.

The company revealed in a post that while the Vine hosting service will no longer be in use, but the ability to record six-second videos will still be there. The officials also stated that the new version of Vine app will be available for download in January.


The Huawei Mate 9 – Ready to Make an Impact with Insanely Fast Charging

Nowadays, in this tech-oriented era, smartphone companies introduce back to back incredible features to entertain their respective audiences. However, in such a ridiculously massive competition, a Chinese smartphone company Huawei looks serious to make an impact.

The company is more than willing to meet its customers’ exceeding requirements with Huawei Mate 9, which is now considered to be a remarkable smartphone with brilliant specs. Apart from this, Huawei Mate 9 knows how to stand out. And to do this, it has come up with “Machine Learning Algorithm” that claims to learn your daily habits, so that the device becomes responsive in accordance with your needs.

Another great thing about Mate 9 is its unorthodox high resolution image, which is expected to be the largest in the market.  So, all in all, Huawei Mate 9 is a complete package for those who prefer efficiency with style.


Now You Can Create Custom Profile Frames from Facebook’s New Tool

Have you ever thought of doing something fun and exciting with your Facebook profile photo? Over the past few years, we have seen Facebook trying to be as much user-centric as it can by introducing features such as video profiles or temporary profile photos.

But, now it seems like the world’s largest social network wants to take it a step further. And for this, Facebook is rolling out a new feature that is specifically designed to allow users to create their own frames for photos and videos.

However, the other side of story tells that Facebook is once again trying its best to copy Snapchat. Well, it’s not what we are saying. In fact, the company has added a couple of features in the past that are clearly inspired by the app. And, the latest custom profile frames tool is more or less like the one uses by Snapchat.

Anyway, let’s talk about the application of this new Facebook tool.

It’s not specifically targeting any individual user, but yes this Camera Effects Platform can surely turn out to be remarkable for event planners. So, go on, log in to your Facebook account and follow the steps to make the most out of the newly added feature.


Twitter Hires Former Googler as VP of Product

Twitter finally made a little bit of shuffle in its executive post by hiring Keith Coleman as a new VP of product. Those who don’t know, Coleman has been a Googler for over a decade and led the development of products such as Gmail, Google Chat and Inbox.

However, he arrives here by way of acquisition, as Twitter is absorbing his company, Yes, Inc. With this, it genuinely means that wyd and Frenzy, the two primary apps of Yes will be shut down by Twitter.

Coleman, who has several achievements under his belt, will fill a job that’s been unoccupied since Kevin Weil moved to Instagram in January. And with such news, a question suddenly strikes our mind that how this move will impact the future of Twitter, right? Well, it’s yet to be examined, but when the two creative approaches blend they make a powerful statement. So, wait and watch is all we can say about the entire move.


Fitbit Eyeing to Buy Troubled Smartwatch Maker Pebble

Fitness wearables manufacturer Fibit looks to be in a serious mood of buying troubled smartwatch maker Pebble, according to The Information. Not only this, the source even says that a deal would officially allow Fitbit to take on Pebble’s technologies and intellectual property, such as its operating system.

Although the amount of buying Pebble is not yet disclosed, but speculations are that Fitbit is buying it for just $40 million. However, the truth is, this particular amount is barely enough to cover up Pebble’s debts amounting to at least $25 million.

And, if we go a little back, Pebble dismissed 25 percent of its workspace in March because of tight financial condition of the company. So, keeping the fact and current scenario in mind, Fitbit is eyeing to make the most out of this deal.


Reddit’s CEO on the Move – Edited Comments that Criticized Him

Just like all other forums and communities, moderators at Reddit have the rights to ban or edit any post that doesn’t suit or fulfill the criteria. However, the CEO of Reddit, Steve Huffman did something beyond the expectations.

Recently, Huffman edited the comments that were critical of him. Instead of using his Reddit username Spez, he edited it so that everything he would do gets directed at the moderators of The_Donald, a subreddit of Trump supporters.

Huffman says, “I messed with the “fuck u/spez” comments, replacing “spez” with r/the_donald mods for about an hour.”

It’s been a long week here trying to unwind the r/pizzagate stuff,” Huffman said. With this, he technically refers to the ongoing conspiracy theory that links Hillary Clinton, her campaign chairman John Podesta, a Washington DC pizza parlor, and clandestine pedophile ring.

If you think that doing edits with people’s comments or posts is injustice and disrespectful to them, then Huffman now thinks the same. He said, “Our community team is pretty pissed at me, so I most assuredly won’t do this again.”


Wearhaus’ Social Headphones are Now Available for Everyone to Buy

How about sharing your favorite songs or playlist with your close friend sitting right beside you without even touching your smartphone? Is it really possible?

Well, now it is, because Wearhaus has finally made its social headphones available for everyone, which means music freaks and love birds can share the happiness through a social listening experience, this is what Wearhaus calls its new social headphones.

The core purpose of these headphones is to let you share the track you’re playing with whoever is in your surrounding. And, it ultimately overcomes the problem that majority of people have to face while sharing songs.

If this is the thing you’ve been waiting for, then it’s time to grab it from Wearhaus’ official website for just $199.


Google Earth and Trends Live Cases for Pixel is All You Need to Know

Yesterday, Google has officially launched two extremely incredible Live Cases for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. And the new additions are named as Earth and Trends, which are now easily available for anyone from the Google Store, Verizon and Best Buy.

Alright, that was a quick intro about the cases. Let’s start talking about the Earth model first.

It’s been designed to cater the people who like to explore beautiful places because the case will expose a number of breathe taking places around the world. With such a feature, customers will always have the ability to select images as per their preferences from the repository.

Not only this, the Earth Live Case will download new wallpaper every single day, and to keep you updated about the places, it will also share some details about them.

On the other hand, Live Case Trends is slightly different from Earth as it places the most common search trends on your Pixel’s wallpaper.

Both of the cases are now available all across the US and Canada at fair amount of $49.99. It genuinely means if you’re using Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL, you’re all good to make your friends jealous of these stunningly gorgeous live cases.

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