Don't text 'beer' in Korea: Words that trigger teen alerts

May 19, 2015

Don't text 'beer' in Korea: Words that trigger teen alerts

“Smart Relief” is a mobile app for parental control of Android smartphones. South Korea’s government funded the app, which alerts parents to possible bullying based on its monitoring of phrases and words used in smartphone messages and in online searches. The developer says it ...

May 7, 2015

New app can send self-destructing email from ordinary accounts

A startup company wants to make your emails vanish forever — but in a good way. The firm, Confidential CC, has created an application that lets people send self-destructing messages from whatever email accounts they fancy. Unlike rival apps dedicated to sending messages or ...

Microsoft to embrace Apple, Android in major strategy shift

Apr 30, 2015

Microsoft to embrace Apple, Android in major strategy shift

Microsoft hopes to get more people using the next version of its Windows software on all kinds of devices by giving them access to many of the same apps they’re already using on Apple or Android phones. In a major strategy shift, a top ...

Line again files for listing on TSE

Apr 2, 2015

Line again files for listing on TSE

Free messaging app provider Line Corp. has once again filed for listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, informed sources said Thursday. Line applied in mid-2014 for a share sale in Japan and said it was eyeing a U.S. listing as well. But it pulled ...

Jan 15, 2015

London black cabs get break over rivals on bus lanes

London’s iconic black cabs, under pressure from the taxi app Uber and other upstarts, got some good news Wednesday: They won’t have to share their right to drive in the capital’s bus lanes with rivals. The city’s expensive black cabs benefit from a rule ...

Firms chase how to use mountain of health data

Jan 12, 2015

Firms chase how to use mountain of health data

It’s not just about how many steps you’ve taken or how many calories you’ve burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data? “We have a ...