Mobile Minutes: Twitter, wireless wars, March Madness, Milan taxi drivers
By Staff reports
March 24, 2014
Twitter is testing one-tap video playback across its mobile apps for Amplify partner clips
Across its iOS and Android apps, Twitter is testing a new video experience that allows users to play clips with a single tap and see preview thumbnails in the timeline. The implementation is almost identical to how Vine videos are currently shown in its official mobile apps, with an image that stretches the width of the tweet and a blue play button in the center, The Next Web reports.
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Milan taxi drivers march against Silicon Valley ride-app Uber
Striking taxi drivers marched through Italy’s second city Milan on Thursday in protest against app-based ride service Uber, a Silicon Valley prodigy that has drawn furious opposition as it seeks to become a global force, according to Reuters.
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The wireless wars
The setting was ornate, the subject esoteric, but the implications huge. The crowd that filed last month into the wood-paneled room 226 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building included lawmakers, lobbyists, company executives, and a few mystery guestsa roster that reflected the enormity of the issue at hand: nothing less than control of the growing wireless market and the hundreds of billions of dollars that go with it, per Slate.
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March Madness bracket blitz: There’s an app for that
Love filling out a tournament bracket and following the wins and losses to see just how well you know your favorite teams? Of course you do, according to USA Today.
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