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Mozilla invests in browser Cliqz

Mozilla made a strategic investment in Cliqz,an iOS and Android browser with built in quick search engine, “to enable innovation of privacy-focused search experiences.”

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Pinterest acquires Instapaper

Instapaper, the company behind an app that lets users bookmark articles to read later, is the latest to be acquired by Pinterest for an undisclosed sum.

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Pokemon Go popularity waning

Nintendo’s hit augmented reality (AR) game Pokemon Go is experiencing a downward trend as far as daily active users, downloads, and engagement metrics are concerned, according to Bloomberg.

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Little luck for Lyft as it looks for buyers

Ride sharing service provider Lyft has been on the hunt for potential buyers, reportedly seeking as much as $9 billion and talking to companies like General Motors, one of its largest investors, as well as Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber and Didi Chuxing. However, so far it has not made much progress.

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Airbnb tests new app for trip planning

Home rental company Airbnb is reportedly testing a new app for organising travel plans, as …

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Yik Yak refocuses away from anonymity

Yik Yak, one of several anonymous messaging apps launched in recent years, has been updated …

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Hike passes $1B valuation after latest funding

India’s Hike Messenger raised more than $175 million in its largest funding round to date, …

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Snapchat closes in on Vurb buy – report

Snapchat is set to acquire mobile search app Vurb for around $110 million, reported The …

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Google launches video calling app

Google announced the launch of Duo, its new video calling app, to step up competition …

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Niantic takes hard line on Pokemon Go cheats

Niantic, the developer behind Pokemon Go, is issuing permanent bans to players who violate the …