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This Week in Mobile: Cortana, Apple, and Cuban Twitter

Cortana, Apple, and Cuban Twitter: we’d like to help you top up your weekly knowledge of the mobile industry so you can keep your finger…

Here at Fueled, a design and development company based in New York and London, we are obsessed with everything that happens in mobile, be it rumors of iPhone hardware, delectable Android updates or new apps we love.

Every Friday, we’d like to help you top up your weekly knowledge of the mobile industry so you can keep your finger on the pulse.

Microsoft introduces Cortana


On Wednesday, Microsoft showed off the new Windows Phone 8.1 and officially debuted Cortana, the company's answer to Siri. Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, in a jab at Apple and Google, introduced Cortana as “the first truly personal digital assistant.” via VentureBeat

Galaxy Tablets


Samsung released its next generation of  the Android Galaxy tablet. The new Galaxy Tab4 comes in seven, eight and 10.1 inch sizes, powered by Android KitKat and 1.2GHz quad-core processors. via ZDNet

Cuban Twitter


It was revealed this week by multiple news outlets that the U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter." The operation, created by the Obama administration, was designed to undermine the Cuban government through the creation of a social media platform on the island. via AP



Apple is in talks with Renesas Electronics, a Japanese firm, to take over a unit that designs chips for smartphone displays. The technology would help improve a device's image sharpness and battery life. via Nikkei Asian Review


This was an exciting week for Fueled. On April 1st, we launched Shoestagram, “the next big step in wearable technology.”™ Shoestagram was directly inspired by the true story of Fueled employee, Sven Lenaerts, an early adopter of Google Glass. The heartwarming tale of Sven’s disillusionment with Google Glass and his ultimate discovery of Shoestagram is told in the two minute video above.

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