AT&T Acquires Plusmo
Today AT&T announced that it has acquire Plusmo, a privately held company that supplies open standards technology that makes mobile application development easier. Plusmo's tools allow developers to write an application in one environment and then easily port it to multiple platforms. This makes creating applications for many devices at once much faster. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Plusmo will be folded into AT&T's Interactive group.
Google's ARCore to Let Multiple People See the Same AR Content at the Same Time
Google today announced an update to its ARCore platform for augmented reality. The platform gains a handful of new tools to help developers create more immersive and shared AR experiences.
Microsoft Redesigns Mobile Outlook App for Android and iOS
Microsoft has released an overhauled build of its Outlook mobile email application for both the Android and iOS platforms. The update targets several specific functions of the app to smooth over performance.
Twitter Makes Privately Sharing Tweets Easier
Twitter is adding a new button to its Android and iOS apps today that makes it simple to send tweets directly to other users. The tool is meant to help take public content private, so it can be shared and discussed with individuals in direct messages.
Google Acquires VR Firm Owlchemy Labs
Google today said it has acquired Owlchemy Labs, a company that develops virtual reality content. Google was attracted to the company due to its "really thoughtful interactive experiences that are responsive, intuitive, and feel natural." Google went on to praise the company's sense of humor and said, "We'll be working to create engaging, immersive games and developing new interaction models across many different platforms to continue bringing the best VR experiences to life." Terms of the deal were not disclosed.