Archive | Dec, 2010

Twitter Completes Final Round of Funding

Twitter Completes Final Round of Funding

It’s being reported that Twitter has just completed the final round of investor funding, with sources familiar to the situation sharing that the company raised over $200 million on a $3.7 billion valuation.  Twitter later confirmed this report.  (via AllThingsD)

Dec 19th, 2010Comments Off on Twitter Completes Final Round of Funding
Walgreens Mobile App

Walgreens Mobile App

Walgreens recently released an app for Android powered devices.  Users can scan the barcode on their prescription or use their patient history to send an alert to their local Walgreens when they need a refill.  Once the prescription is ready, users will receive a text message to come pick up their medication. The app has several other noteable features as well, including locating the nearest Walgreens location, flu shot information, photo ordering, and view weekly ads.  (via Walgreens)

Dec 18th, 2010Comments Off on Walgreens Mobile App
Personalized Voice Recognition with Voice Search for Android

Personalized Voice Recognition with Voice Search for Android

Google recently updated the Voice Search app for Android, giving users the option to setup personalized recognition. With the feature enabled, Voice Search remembers words that were searched for and associates them with your Google account.  The goal is to improve the accuracy of voice search and enable users to search faster.

This update is only available for users running Android 2.2+, and currently only for English in the United States.  Although Google stated it has plans to support additional nations […]

Dec 18th, 2010Comments Off on Personalized Voice Recognition with Voice Search for Android
Google Acquires Zetawire

Google Acquires Zetawire

Google acquired Zetawire, which specializes in mobile payments.  According to the 451 Group, Google acquired the firm quite some time ago, however the purchase went unnoticed until recently.  Zetawire currently owns a patent which involves a payment system, an advertising system, and an identity management system.  Sources close to the matter state that Google has a particular interest in the patent, which gives the company a competitive advantage in mobile advertising, tracking, and payments.  (via  Techcrunch)

Dec 17th, 2010Comments Off on Google Acquires Zetawire
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