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This Week in Mobile: Uber Protests, David Marcus, and the Galaxy Tab S
Paypal, Galaxy, Facebook, and everything else that happened in Mobile this week.
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.
Taxi Drivers vs. Uber
Taxi Drivers forced traffic to a stand still in many European cities on Tuesday. Drivers in London, Lyon, Madrid, and Milan protested the rise of Uber by stopping in the middle of streets and shutting down major part of cities. Rather than turning people off to the service, London saw a 850% rise in sign ups. via NYTimes
PayPal President to Join Facebook
PayPal President David Marcus announced on Monday that he is stepping down from his position to join Facebook, where he will work on the company's mobile messaging products. He cited Mark Zuckerburg in a public Facebook post as his main inspiration for joining the team. via Business Insider
New Facebook Feature
Speaking of Facebook, Facebook Messenger added another Snapchat-like feature. Messenger now has a new option that lets users instantly record and send short videos. via TechCruch
Galaxy Tab S
Samsung has a new line of tablets launching this summer. The Galazy Tab S comes in two sizes: a 10.4 inch model and a 8.4 inch model. People are most excited about the screen: the Super AMOLED display is the same type used on the Galaxy S5 which is hailed on of the best on the market. via Business Insider
FightMe, an iOS app that lets you challenge other users by recording 30 second videos, raised $1.35 Million in a recent round of seed funding. The app is describe as a "social video network" that showcases talents and opinions. We all know how this battle will go down... via TechCrunch
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