Google introduced FaceTime look-alike app called “Duo” and grandfathering Hangout, Twitter app is coming to Apple TV, the news impacted Twitter stock shares positively by 6.4%, Facebook Live plans to rollout a new feature which allows two users to broadcast together but from different locations, and much more interesting updates.
1. Google introduces its FaceTime app ‘DUO’
Google has released a new video calling app, on both iOS and Android, the goal is clearly to give Android users an alternative to FaceTime and compete on the iOS.
2. Twitter app is coming to Apple TV
According to NY Times, Twitter is in talks with Apple to bring the Twitter app to Apple TV.
Shares of Twitter rose by 6.4% following the news.
3. Facebook will allow two-person to broadcast on Live
The social media giant will allow two users to live-stream at the same time, at same live stream from different locations. Reported TNW.
The new feature will require both accounts to be verified and use the Mentions app on iOS to go live.
4. Snapchat acquired mobile search app Vurb for +$110M
Vurb is a mobile app can give you suggestions and results tailored to what you love. to easily find, save, and do the best things by connecting community recommendations, rich content, and useful services.
The Information reported, Snapchat closed the deal by paying $110 million for Vurb (75% stock, 25% cash). Also, offered $75 million in retention bonuses to keep Vurb founder and CEO Bobby Lo as part of Snapchat team.
5. Video Ads is now available on Pinterest
Pinterest has launched its first video-ad format, as the next step in the process of building an ad business. Earlier this month, Pinterest rolled out a video player that lets users and brands upload and store videos to the social media platform.
6. Uber’s First Self-Driving
Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick revealed that the company is going to add self-driving cars to the company active cars in Pittsburgh as soon as this month – in an interview with Bloomberg
See you next week.