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App usage soars as smartphones take hold
App usage soars as smartphones take hold

Global app usage soared in 2015 as a growing base of smartphone users found new ways to use their devices.

App usage soars as smartphones take hold
Kim Kardashian, sisters launch individualized apps
Kim Kardashian, sisters launch individualized apps

Four members of the Kardashian clan, including Kim herself, have launched personalized apps designed to provide the latest window into their much-followed lives

Kim Kardashian, sisters launch individualized apps
Instagram images no longer just squares
Instagram images no longer just squares

Instagram broke its square mold with an update that adds portrait and landscape formats to the image-sharing smartphone application.

Instagram images no longer just squares
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Facebook adding virtual assistant to Messenger app

Facebook began testing a Messenger app virtual assistant that the leading social network said goes beyond artificial intelligence programs already on the market.

Facebook adding virtual assistant to Messenger app
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Seven Kazakhstani start-up teams to travel to Sillicon Valley in October

Seven start-up projects from Kazakhstan have qualified in the final round of TECHNATION acceleration program for start-up teams from CIS, Europe and Asia.

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Seven Kazakhstani start-up teams to travel to Sillicon Valley in October
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Yahoo unveils silent video chat app

Yahoo unveiled a new mobile application allowing users to exchange live video, text and emoticons, without audio.

Yahoo unveils silent video chat app
New gay family emoji appear on Apple's iOS
New gay family emoji appear on Apple's iOS

Users of the Apple iPhone and iPad got a new palate of emoji on Wednesday, including a group of alternative or gay family illustrations.

New gay family emoji appear on Apple's iOS
Microsoft buys Office collaborator app LiveLoop
Microsoft buys Office collaborator app LiveLoop

Microsoft said it has purchased the office mobile app LiveLoop, which allows multiple users to collaborate on PowerPoint presentations simultaneously.

Microsoft buys Office collaborator app LiveLoop
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Facebook bets on Messenger app, opens it to developers

Facebook is turning its Messenger application into a platform for e-commerce, video and more in a bid to shake up online communication.

Facebook bets on Messenger app, opens it to developers
Facebook rolling out payments to friends in Messenger
Facebook rolling out payments to friends in Messenger

Facebook announced it was launching a system to send money to friends for US customers using its Messenger mobile app.

Facebook rolling out payments to friends in Messenger
Twitter takes note of other apps on smartphones
Twitter takes note of other apps on smartphones

Twitter said it would begin tracking which other applications people have installed on their mobile devices in a bid to better target ads and content.

Twitter takes note of other apps on smartphones
Facebook goes retro with 'Rooms' chat app
Facebook goes retro with 'Rooms' chat app

Facebook released an application that lets people create virtual "rooms" to chat about whatever they wish using any name they would like.

Facebook goes retro with 'Rooms' chat app
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Twitter looks to weave into more mobile apps

Twitter set out to weave itself into mobile applications with a free "Fabric" platform to help developers build better programs and make more money.

Twitter looks to weave into more mobile apps
Microsoft's Skype launches video messaging app
Microsoft's Skype launches video messaging app

Microsoft-owned Skype unveiled a new app enabling users to send short video messages to stay "connected between calls."

Microsoft's Skype launches video messaging app
It's good to talk: app aims to spur voice renaissance
It's good to talk: app aims to spur voice renaissance

Google employees are hoping an innovative new phone application will trigger a renaissance in an increasingly unfashionable method of human communication: talking.

It's good to talk: app aims to spur voice renaissance
Mobile app spyware developer indicted on US charges
Mobile app spyware developer indicted on US charges

The head of a Pakistani company which created an app called StealthGenie allowing users to spy on other people's mobile devices.

Mobile app spyware developer indicted on US charges
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Free voice calls merged into Google Hangouts app

Google began letting people use its Hangouts message application for mobile devices to make free or low-cost voice calls over the Internet.

Free voice calls merged into Google Hangouts app
People stick with favorites in sea of mobile apps
People stick with favorites in sea of mobile apps

There may be a growing number of applications for smartphones, but people in the US tend to cling to the few they like and shun the rest.

People stick with favorites in sea of mobile apps
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Google buys travel guide app startup Jetpac

Google confirmed it has bought the startup behind a Jetpac application that creates travel guides by analyzing pictures from social networks.

Google buys travel guide app startup Jetpac
Vice Minister of Education and Science Takir Balykbayev. Photo © Turar Kazangapov
2 applicants per university scholarship in Kazakhstan: Ministry of Education

For the upcoming 2014-2015 school year, there are a little over 2 applicants per a scholarship.

2 applicants per university scholarship in Kazakhstan: Ministry of Education