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This Week in Mobile: UberRUSH, Clover and Google Glass for the Masses
Glass, Uber, Twitter, and more. Keep up to date with everything happening in mobile.
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.
Glass for All!
Google is expected to announce a new initiative on April 15: for one day only, Google will allow anyone the ability to buy Glass, regardless of whether he or she is in the Explorer program. As long as you're willing to pay $1,500, Glass can be yours. Smells like a desperate attempt to prove that consumers will actually want to wear Glass when the product launches. via Business Insider
On Tuesday, Uber launched an on-demand courier service is Manhattan. The new service, called UberRUSH, will allow users to request an item pickup and delivery via a smartphone app. Will a personalize delivery service, like WunWun, be next?
Twitter Buys Clover
Twitter announced on Monday that it's buying Cover, an Android lockscreen app that lets users customize what apps they see on their homescreens and when. The company launched in October 2013 and has raised $1.7 million in seed funding. via TechCrunch
Facebook Separates Messaging
Facebook has plans to discontinue the messaging feature in the main Facebook mobile app. Users will soon need to download a separate application in order to communicate with friends over direct message. The move signals a desire to capture the mobile messaging market, a space Facebook traditionally hasn't seen much adoption. via Forbes
The tech world was abuzz this week about the new app, Mingleton. The mobile dating application utilizes iBeacon technology to connect you with other people in your immediate vicinity. It's like Tinder but for strangers in the same room as you. Do you really need an app for that? via TechCrunch
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