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This Week in Mobile

We’d like to help you “top up” your weekly knowledge of the mobile industry so you can keep your finger on the pulse. Here’s This…


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. Here’s This Week in Mobile: Volume 17.

Insta Direct

Yesterday, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom announced the launch of Instagram Direct, a private photo-sharing and messaging feature within Instagram. Now, users can directly send friends private photo or video messages.  via TechCrunch

$27 iPhone 5c


Starting today, Walmart will cut the price of the iPhone 5c down to just $27 with a two year contract, down from $99. It's no secret that the 5c hasn't been selling well; two months ago, Apple told its manufacturers to reduce orders for the holiday season. The sale lasts until the 24th. via Business Insider

Free Wifi


This week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a plan to bring free public wifi to Harlem. The network will be the biggest free public wifi area in the country. The Harlem WiFi Network is expected to  be completed in May 2014 and will cover an area that stretches from 110th Street to 138th Street between Madison Ave and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. That's 95 city blocks! via Digital Trends



Spotify is set to extend its "free" ad-supported music to mobile devices. Now, users can listen to music on their iPhones, Androids and tablets without paying the subscription fee. The catch? Smartphones will play tracks on automatic shuffle. via Digital Spy

Run for Cover

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Android app, Cover launched this week. After a beta test launch six weeks ago, the app brings "the right apps at the right time" to your lockscreen using situation-aware technology to detect if you are in your car, at home or at work. via TechCrunch

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