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Microsoft winds down its bigger plans for Cortana with mobile app shutdown – TechCrunch

At Microsoft’s Ignite conference this month, the company announced a new vision for its personal productivity assistant, Cortana — one which aimed to make it more useful in your day-to-day work, including email, but one which also saw Microsoft scaling its ambitions back from Cortana as a true Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant competitor. Now, the other shoe has dropped, ... Read More »

This Week in Apps: Apple's vaping app ban, Disney+ gets installed, apps gear up for Black Friday – TechCrunch

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support, and the money that flows through it all. What are developers talking about? What do app publishers and marketers need to know? How are politics impacting the App Store and app businesses? And which apps are everyone using? As ... Read More »

Securing Mobile Apps, From the Inside Out – Security Boulevard

Sponsored By Guardsquare December 10, 2019 1 PM ET Mobile devices are becoming increasingly better hardened. App stores are helping by vetting apps to weed out malicious behavior. Servers are protected by sophisticated security systems. In the end, the mobile apps themselves remain the most vulnerable elements in a modern application architecture. Once downloaded, they can be reverse engineered and ... Read More »

Target integrates Shipt’s same-day delivery service into its mobile app – TechCrunch

Same-day delivery is coming to Target’s app. The retailer announced this morning that its same-day shopping service Shipt, which Target acquired two years ago for $550 million, will now be integrated directly into the Target mobile application. Though Shipt is widely known as an online grocery service that competes with Instacart and others, Target is putting the service to work ... Read More »

Landocs Group Expands to Acquiring Established Mobile Apps – MarTech Series

Landocs, a leading Private Equity group specializing in acquiring and managing digital assets, announced its plans to expand its current acquisition strategy to include established Mobile Apps market. The new division is expected to leverage the know-how, professional team, unique tools and Intellectual property gained from past & current activities into the apps market. Marketing Technology News: Bloomreach Announces brX Implementation ... Read More »

Scoop: IAC's plan to build out $200 million mobile unit – Axios

Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Yahoo Interactive Corp. (IAC), the digital media empire owned by media mogul Barry Diller, has been quietly building a profitable mobile apps division that’s on track to bring in about $200 million in annual revenue. The company has been building and acquiring roughly 8 consumer-facing mobile apps per year for the past 5 years, ... Read More »