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This Week in Mobile: Tim Cook, Whisper, and A Fond Farewell to Hailo

We are obsessed with everything that happens in mobile each week: Tim Cook, Whisper, and A Fond Farewell to Hailo

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.

Apple Announces Thinner iPad


Yesterday, Apple announced the iPad Air 2 as well as a new high-res iMac during an intimate event in Cupertino. The new iPad Air is 18% thinner than last year's and includes the iPhone's fingerprint scanner. via Business Insider

Hell0, Apple Pay


Speaking of Apple, it's official: Apple's new payments system will become available October 20th. Yesterday, Tim Cook confirmed that Apple has deep integration with banks and has added over 500 banking partnerships. via Gizmodo

Cheers, Hailo


On Tuesday, Hailo announced that it will be ceasing North American operations entirely citing the "astronomical marketing spend" it undoubtably had to pay to compete with Uber and Lyft. Here's a good breakdown of the story on Fortune. We're sad to see Hailo go!

Whisper's Whispering


The Guardian released a bold investigative piece that claims that anonymous app Whisper is tracking its users. Whisper responded with a lengthy denial, but the case against the company is convincing. via The Guardian

Twitter + SoundCloud


Get ready to groove: Twitter and SoundCloud have teamed up to create new  audio cards that share music and audio right onto Twitter timelines on both iOS and Andriod. The feature will only be available to a select group at first, but eventually any artist posting on SoundCloud will be able to share. via SoundCloud

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