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[Update: Labels too] WhatsApp Business adds support for quick replies

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Last year, WhatsApp released a business-focused version of its massively-popular messaging app, aptly-called 'WhatsApp Business.' It has a few unique features, like landline phone number support, messaging statistics, and other minor changes. Now the app has been updated to support quick replies.

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[Update: Labels too] WhatsApp Business adds support for quick replies was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

WhatsApp Business adds support for quick replies

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Last year, WhatsApp released a business-focused version of its massively-popular messaging app, aptly-called 'WhatsApp Business.' It has a few unique features, like landline phone number support, messaging statistics, and other minor changes. Now the app has been updated to support quick replies.

We can't actually test it for ourselves (your phone number has to be approved to use the app), but the changelog on the Play Store says it is a new feature, and it wasn't there when we covered the app initially.

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WhatsApp Business adds support for quick replies was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Xiaomi targets $50 billion valuation as it considers IPO next year

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is currently in talks about a potential Initial Public Offering (IPO) as early as next year. Top company executives will be hoping for a valuation of at least $50 billion, with some of them optimistically holding out for an even higher figure.

Xiaomi was valued at $46 billion in 2014 when it last sought an injection of capital, raising more than $1 billion at that time. Hong Kong is considered the most likely destination for the business in an IPO that could raise as much as $5 billion this time around, although there is still some trepidation among bankers.

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Xiaomi targets $50 billion valuation as it considers IPO next year was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Qualcomm’s board unanimously votes down Broadcom buyout offer

Monday, November 13th, 2017

There's a pretty solid chance the phone in your pocket is powered by Qualcomm's silicon, and Broadcom wants a piece of that. Broadcom is so interested that it sent an unsolicited acquisition offer to Qualcomm last week. The chip maker acknowledged receipt of the offer, but today it officially announced that it's not interested.

Broadcom offered $60 for every outstanding share of Qualcomm, plus an additional $10 in Broadcom stock. That worked out to a record-breaking $130 billion, but Qualcomm isn't having it.

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Qualcomm's board unanimously votes down Broadcom buyout offer was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Logitech now promises to replace all Harmony Link devices with free Harmony Hub

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Logitech took a lot of heat over its recent decision to brick all Harmony Link smart remote systems, and it's apparently taking those criticisms to heart. In a new blog post, the company explains how it's going to try and make everything right. Not only does it explain the (somewhat flimsy) reasoning behind killing the Harmony Link, it pledges to replace all affected devices free of charge.

In case you missed the first chapter in this saga, Harmony Link was released in 2011 as a way to turn smartphones and tablets into remote controls. Logitech informed owners of the Link in recent days that it was shutting down the service, which meant the devices would stop working.

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Logitech now promises to replace all Harmony Link devices with free Harmony Hub was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

G Suite launches Gmail Add-ons for integrating popular third-party apps

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

G Suite update season is fully upon us, so it seems. First, we got the long-awaited material redesign of Google Calendar, which of course is available to everyone, but only once it meets the needs by Google's most important G-Suite customers. Next up, it's Gmail's turn, and although its own makeover is not yet ready, add-ons are being introduced that allow you to integrate third-party apps and increase productivity without needing to leave Google's email client.

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G Suite launches Gmail Add-ons for integrating popular third-party apps was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Snap Inc. may be sitting on hundreds of thousands of unsold Spectacles

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has managed to turn its simple photo sharing and messaging platform into a genuine cultural phenomenon. However, it may have gotten a bit carried away with a quirky piece of hardware announced late last year. Snapchat Spectacles let you take Snapchat pics and video without touching your phone. There was early hype, but the company allegedly mistook a fad for continuing interest.

When Spectacles were launched in late 2016, they were only available in certain locations via special vending machines.

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Snap Inc. may be sitting on hundreds of thousands of unsold Spectacles was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

August Home acquired by Yale owner Assa Abloy, the world’s largest lock maker

Friday, October 20th, 2017

August Home makes smart locks and doorbells with cameras. Assa Abloy, the world's largest lock and access company, can only make dumb locks. If you're the latter and you want to get into the business of former, there's a simple solution. And that's exactly what Assa Abloy is doing, opting to purchase the fledgling US smart lock firm.

Swedish conglomerate Assa Abloy operates in 70 countries and is responsible for Yale, one of the world's most recognizable lock brands.

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August Home acquired by Yale owner Assa Abloy, the world's largest lock maker was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Comcast acquires automation platform Stringify

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

When it comes to online automation platforms, IFTTT is the name most people know and trust. It's a little limited, though. We've covered Stringify a few times, citing it as a more powerful alternative that can plug into IFTTT. The company apparently caught the eye of Comcast recently, which just had to have it. So, Comcast owns Stringify now.

Stringify is similar to IFTTT in that you can connect smart home devices and online services with triggers and actions.

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Comcast acquires automation platform Stringify was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google confirms it will pay $1.1 billion to acquire HTC’s Pixel team and license technology

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The rumor mill was working overtime over the last few weeks as everyone speculated what a Google acquisition of HTC would look like. Would it be a Motorola situation? Maybe more like Microsoft acquiring Nokia? In the end, it's nothing so extreme as an acquisition. Google and HTC have come to an agreement wherein Google essentially carves out the Pixel business from HTC, leaving the rest to continue making smartphones.

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Google confirms it will pay $1.1 billion to acquire HTC's Pixel team and license technology was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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