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This Week in Mobile: Apps, Apple Pay, and Kimmy K
This Week in Mobile! It seemed like the tech world started celebrating Halloween early as evidenced by the wacky mobile news that emerged 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.
It seemed like the tech world started celebrating Halloween early as evidenced by the wacky mobile news that emerged this week.
At the WSJ.D Conference on Monday, Tim Cook revealed why Apple chose to end the production of the iPod Classic. Cook said that the company simply couldn't find the necessary parts to build it anymore. Plus, Cook explained, "The engineering work was massive, and the number of people who wanted it very small. I felt there were reasonable alternatives." via Business Insider.
CVS + Rite Aid Reject Apple Pay
Rite Aid and CVS pharmacies shut down its unofficial Apple Pay support, asking customers to use credit cards instead. Both brands belong to the Merchant Customer Exchange program which will be introducing its own mobile payments system next year. via Business Insider
Kimmy Loves Blackberry
At the Re/code conference this week, we learned that Kim Kardashian wants to buy Blackberry. She called the Blackberry Bold her "heart and soul" and she's on a mission to make sure the company doesn't go extinct. via Entrepreneur
See, we told you the news was weird this week. Let's just move onto apps:
Cloth showed up on our radar this week. The app, which is available for iOS, is a tool that allows users to photograph and index their closets in order choose the right outfit everyday. Users can even set a weather alert that displays the perfect ensemble for the current weather conditions. Cher Horowitz would be thrilled! via Yahoo
On Monday, a new reservation app called Reserve hit the App Store, bringing the promise of a "digital concierge service" that gives users access to tables at restaurants in New York, LA, and Boston. The app has an impressive list of entrepreneurs behind it, including founders from Uber and Foursquare. via Eater
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