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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.

LG V20-the first android 7.0 nougat smartphone

LG V20, the first Android 7.0 Nougat Smartphone Will Hit the Market on Sept. 6

It seems like LG is on a serious mission to surprise its audience every time. However, this time the company is surprising its fans with the new LG V20 which will hit the market on September 6.

The smartphone is more than what you call a follow-up to the V10 and V20. In fact, it will be the first device to come with Android 7.0 Nougat, something great to cheer for LG smartphone users.

Although LG has yet to disclose many details about the new V20 smartphone, but we all are pretty sure that it will once again come up with dual displays. Moreover, it will certainly be sporting ribbon display at the top for quick app access and notifications.

To dig in more about what the device will offer, see what Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics and Mobile Communications Company has to say:

“We are excited to offer the first phone in the world to feature Nougat out of the box. The LG V20 upgrades and extends its predecessor’s cutting edge multimedia features a step further providing distinctive mobile experience and sets a new standard for premium phone for consumers.”

Twitter to expand its 140 characters limit soon

Twitter Might Be Expanding Its 140 Characters Limit – Good News for Users?

For majority of people, the limit of 140 characters creates a lot of trouble on Twitter. It is because expressing an opinion and creating a compelling tweet requires words. Therefore, considering the demands and expectations of all users, Twitter might expand its 140 characters limit in coming days or months.

Not just for a simple user, this change will certainly turn out to be a gigantic opportunity for brands and marketing experts to engage with the audience in a better way.

But to be honest, it’s not a new thing that Twitter is coming up with this massive change. Over the past few years, the company has tested a variety of new features to analyze the response and reaction from users which makes it one of the best and authentic social networks to connect with like-minded and industry relevant people.

However, we are curious enough to see how this change will impact the company’s popularity and growth. And at the same time, it will be exciting to see the analysis of social media practitioners from around the world as well.

HP releases its mid-range EliteBook 1030

HP Adds another Mid-Range EliteBook to Its Lineup

HP is all set to launch the most awaited mid-range EliteBook 1030 later this month. The company is known for creating sleek and stylish laptops for years. But, this EliteBook will be drastically different from rest of the others.

The 1030 features a metal chassis, but the most interesting thing which distinguishes this machine from other versions is its fanless body.

People who have been desperately waiting for the launch of EliteBook 1030, here are its specs:

  • 3-inch Full HD display (Quad HD display available)
  • 1GHz Intel Core M processor (1.2GHz Core MZ available)
  • Up to 512GB SSD
  • Up to 16GB of RAM
  • 13-hour battery life
  • USB-C port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, WiDi and Bluetooth 4.2

Another splendid feature that will surely take 1030 to a whole new level is the audio by Bang and Olufsen. Business executives who prefer quality sound will be very much delighted with audio of EliteBook 1030.

It’s been said by the officials that EliteBook 1030 will start at $1,249 after its release. And for HP users, it would probably be the biggest news of the month.

Instagram is on Its Way to Test a Flatter, Black and White Design

Instagram is on Its Way to Test a Flatter, Black and White Design

With more than 300 million monthly active users, Instagram has seized its place among the top social channels in quite a short span of time. Apart from being an image-friendly app that allows a user to upload unlimited pictures, this social app has become the center of attraction for hundreds of businesses from all over the world.

But, what’s more interesting is the news that Instagram is about to test a little bit of changes in its design.

After having a look at this new screenshot, changes can be identified very easily. It shows that Instagram is moving slightly away from its current blue-and-orange interface and replacing it with a flat black and white design.


Instagram new design interface
Instagram new design interface

Image Courtesy of: http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/26/11512718/instagram-redesign-black-white

As you can see in the screenshot, the camera icon has been changed from square to circle, so that it can look exactly like a real camera. Moreover, the notification feed is getting highlighted by a heart.

The overall design is giving an extraordinarily decent look, but it’s still not confirmed that whether the Instagram officials will rollout all the changes or not. However, we are pretty sure that the new design will bring more maturity and stability to the interface.

Beverly Hills to Introduce Autonomous Cars for Public Transportation

Beverly Hills to Introduce Autonomous Cars for Public Transportation

In next couple of years, citizens of Beverly Hills will no longer be traveling by traditional buses and cars for sure.

It seems that the officials of Beverly Hills care for their citizens. And, because of this reason they have passed a resolution to introduce driverless cars for the convenience of their people.

It is surely going to be an incredible initiative which will allow a person to book a driverless car from smartphone, instead of standing on a bus stop.

“This is a game-changer for Beverly Hills and, we hope, for the region,” said Mirisch in a press release. “Beverly Hills is the perfect community to take the lead to make this technology a reality. It is now both feasible and safe for autonomous cars to be on the road.”

In order to make this plan a big reality, instead of going into contract with automobile giants like Mercedes or Audi, Beverly Hills is planning to collaborate with Google and Tesla.

The city which is popularly known as a home to many Hollywood celebrities will soon become the center of attraction because of its autonomous cars.

What is your take on it? How do you see this decision? We would love to hear from you…