05/18/2016, 03:05 pm
At the beginning of its I/O developer conference on Wednesday, Google revealed that the next major version of Android -- codenamed "Android N" -- is launching in beta later today, and will introduce features like better performance, improved multitasking, and even virtual reality support when it officially arrives in late summer.
05/18/2016, 02:05 pm
Google hopes to shake up the mobile communications landscape this summer with a cross-platform release of both Allo, a new smart messenger, and Duo, a simplified one-to-one video calling service.
05/18/2016, 02:05 pm
The smart home battle between Apple, Google and others continues to heat up, with Google on Wednesday announcing Home, a new voice-activated hardware kit that brings the Google assistant service to any room in your house.
05/18/2016, 01:05 pm
Fitbit on Wednesday announced the purchase of Coin's wearable payments assets, a takeover which should put Fitbit on a path to launching its own mobile payments technology sometime in 2017, and hence competing even more closely with Apple.
05/18/2016, 10:05 am
In a TV interview, Didi Chuxing president Jean Liu dropped more hints about the possible reasons for Apple's $1 billion investment, suggesting a technological connection.
05/18/2016, 12:05 am
As expected, Apple late Tuesday announced plans to open a Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, India, where developers will learn a variety of skills for coding on Apple's software platforms.
05/17/2016, 10:05 am
Coinciding with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook's first-ever visit to India, the iPhone maker will reportedly make a pair of key announcements for the emerging market, related to software development and local start-up companies.
05/17/2016, 06:05 am
In a patent awarded to Apple on Tuesday, the company imagines entire cities outfitted with low-power wireless transmitters capable of sending pinpoint-accurate location data, as well as dynamic environmental alerts, to iPhones and in-car navigation systems.
05/16/2016, 09:05 pm
A Chinese government committee is closely examining encryption and data storage technology products imported by foreign corporations, including Apple, in a bid to protect against national security threats, according to a report on Monday.
05/16/2016, 07:05 pm
In its latest play at the Chinese market, Apple on Monday released an updated version of GarageBand with a heavy focus on Chinese music, introducing new regional instruments, Chinese music loops and Chinese language localization, among other feature additions like social network sharing.
05/16/2016, 06:05 pm
Google has revealed plans to switch from the venerable -- but much maligned -- Adobe Flash to HTML5 as the default method for delivering audio and video in its Chrome Web browser.
05/16/2016, 05:05 pm
Construction crews building out Apple's San Francisco flagship store at Union Square have much to do before a planned opening this weekend, but at least one key element is already in place: a custom built, 37-foot in-store TV display.
05/16/2016, 04:05 pm
Apple is working to introduce its first three retail stores in India within the next 18 months, setting up shop in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai, a report said on Monday.
05/16/2016, 03:05 pm
Marking a long-awaited transition, Apple on Monday announced that its new Union Square store in San Francisco will open on May 21 at 10 a.m. Pacific time, while the shop's predecessor will shut down the night before.
05/16/2016, 01:05 pm
Rather than accept Apple Pay, mega-retailer Walmart is instead pushing forward with its own mobile payment service, dubbed Walmart Pay, which has launched at its stores across Texas and Arkansas.
05/16/2016, 01:05 pm
After this week's short stop in China, Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly due to visit India later in the week, the highlight being a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
05/16/2016, 10:05 am
Hot on the heels of Apple's $1 billion investment, Chinese ridesharing service Didi Chuxing is hoping to launch an initial public offering in the U.S. stock market in 2017, a report said on Monday.
05/16/2016, 12:05 am
Apple CEO Tim Cook and the president of taxi/ridesharing service Didi Chuxing, Jean Liu, visited an Apple Store in Beijing on Monday morning, just days after Apple's confirmation of a $1 billion investment into Didi.
05/14/2016, 06:05 pm
Investment firm Piper Jaffray views Apple's Didi funding as a new direction for the company, providing long-term strategic positioning benefits in China's expanding automotive industry.
This week on AI: Apple puts $1B into Didi Chuxing, 'iPhone 7' and '7s' rumors, Apple Pay in Canada & more
05/14/2016, 05:05 pm
The biggest news was clearly Apple's $1 billion investment into Didi Chuxing, but the rest of the week was chock full of stories, including plenty of rumors about future iPhones, and Apple Pay finally making its "real" Canadian debut.