Parking Panda, the leading U.S. on-demand parking app, has announced its first international expansion into Canada by introducing guaranteed parking reservations to Toronto drivers. For the first time ever, Canadian city drivers and sports fans can book hassle-free parking and outsmart the crowd with third-party parking reservations at over 20 partner parking lots and garages. Parking Panda is furthering its North American presence alongside its partnership announcement with the Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), Canada’s preeminent leader in delivering top quality sport and entertainment experiences.
Source: Parking Panda Launches in Canada, Expands North American Presence through Partnership with Maple
The Facebook founder predicts that, within the next five to 10 years, robots will see, hear and understand language better than humans. He doesn’t think they will be better in general – they can’t learn without human assistance or synthesize disparate topics – but he said he does think they will outcompete humans for jobs such as personal assistant
Source: Mark Zuckerberg thinks AI will start outperforming humans in the next decade | The Verge
A cybersecurity firm has disclosed that the flagship smartphones of Samsung from the Galaxy S3 to the latest Galaxy S6 are vulnerable to hackers. In a thorough research by NowSecure, it found out that the prediction software used by the flagship smartphones of the Korean tech giant can be tricked to accept a malicious file when the software updates.
Source: Prediction Software of Samsung Smartphones from the Galaxy S3 to the Galaxy S6 Opens Them Up to Hackers!
Chinese tech company Lenovo on Friday announced that it sold 1 million units of its 4G smartphones Lenovo A6000, A6000plus and A7000 till June 2015.
Source: Lenovo: Sold 1 million 4G smartphones through Flipkart Tech2 Mobile
Wind Mobile has struck a deal to be the first wireless company to offer its customers cellular service while they are underground on Toronto’s TTC subway system.
Source: Wind Mobile to offer cellular service in Toronto’s TTC subway system
Ad blocking has been common for several years, but it’s increasing exponentially, and setting its sights on mobile. This is a problem for the Internet.
Source: Ad Blocking Software Has Mobile Browsing In Its Crosshairs
It’s often nothing to do with the quality of the core product – we can all think of great apps that never got off the ground after all. It’s not even down to acquisition numbers: far too many mobile businesses spend shocking amounts of budget on new users who are – quite literally – here today and gone tomorrow. Nope, what really counts is getting users engaged, and driving true retention and revenue from those users over time.
Source: 7 Habits of highly effective mobile marketing campaigns | The Drum
After Apple unveiled the iPhone as an AT&T exclusive in 2007, Research in Motion (which has since rebranded as BlackBerry) rushed to released a competing product, the BlackBerry Storm, under pressure from Verizon Wireless. The Storm, however, didn’t match the hardware or software features of the iPhone and turned into a flop.
Source: Ex-BlackBerry CEO Admits Why its Most Important Device Failed
Pete Lau, CEO of smartphone start-up OnePlus. The company, founded in December 2013, has drawn rave reviews for its first product, the OnePlus One. Sold for $299 with no contract required, it compares in features and quality with smartphones that cost double or more that price.
Source: Disrupting The Smartphone Industry: An Interview With OnePlus CEO Pete Lau