Alcatel to Bring Innovation Center to San Francisco
Alcatel OneTouch today announced the expansion of its innovation accelerator program to North America. The company believes the new San Francisco-based center will encourage developers and startups to use its resources to create apps and services. Developers who take advantage of the innovation accelerator program will have access to Alcatel's partners, suppliers, and customers. Alcatel hopes to foster collaboration and sustainable relationships with the developer community, which could lead to better apps and services on its handsets down the road. Alcatel didn't say exactly how soon the innovation accelerator will open its doors.
Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.
LG Releases Open Source Version of WebOS to Spur Invention
Mar 19, 2018
LG today made an open version of the webOS platform available to developers and the public. Anyone can download webOS Open Source Edition from LG's web site and use the the code for whatever they wish.
Google to Invest In Apps and Devices that Support Assistant
May 2, 2018
Google today said it plans to take a more active role in supporting companies that adopt Google Assistant. It plans to use its Google Ventures arm to invest in startups that are targeting Assistant.
Google Opens Up Assistant and Home to 3rd-Party Apps
Dec 8, 2016
Google today made the necessary tools available that will let other companies build apps for Google Assistant and Google Home. The developer platform for Google Assistant is called Actions on Google.
Facebook's 'Community Help' Tool Lets People Find or Offer Food and Shelter After Crisis
Feb 8, 2017
Facebook today updated its Safety Check functionality with a new way to help people in need of assistance. The Community Help tool is meant to allow users to find and give assistance during times of crisis.
They need to worry about making quality handsets 1st.