Is Smartphone Innovation All Tapped Out?

 A panel session probing the perennial heads or tails of mobile device commoditization vs mobile device innovation here at MWC 2016 earlier today heard an interesting range of views. Speakers ran the gamut of mobile…


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Bonsai Wants To Be The Freelancer’s Best Friend

 Bonsai, part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 batch, has created a tool designed to guide freelancers through contract creation and invoicing. The two-person company bills itself as a system that takes care of contract creation, invoicing and…


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Skype Kills Its Standalone Video Messaging App Qik

 Skype Qik, Microsoft’s attempt at spinning off video messaging into a simplified mobile application, is shutting down. The app was first introduced in fall 2014 to serve a different audience than the larger, more fully-featured, Skype…


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Fitbit Plummets 16% In After-Hours Trading

 Fitness gadget-maker Fitbit tumbled 16% in after-hours trading, with investors disappointed by the company’s guidance for the current quarter. Fitbit is forecasting $ 420 million to $ 440 million in revenue for the current quarter…