The Weekly News Wr(app): Apple Criticized By Elon Musk, New Messenger Platform By Government Of India, Unicorn Club Apps Raise More Funds and Lots More

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App developers do not compromise when it comes to the latest technology or even raising funds to grow their businesses. We look forward to keeping developers and users in sync with the latest news around the whole app ecosystem and everything new that goes on in the app world.

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Elon Musk criticizes Apple App Store’s walled garden, use of cobalt in batteries

Tesla CEO Elon Musk during an Earnings Call on Monday hinted at Apple’s App Store policy calling it a walled garden hinting at its anti-competitive behavior and strict App Store policy in which Apple controls what can be downloaded from the App Store.


InMobi Exchange integrates with in-app header bidding solutions to reduce friction and optimize competition for premium in-app inventory

Industry-wide header bidding integration enables advertisers and DSPs to have visibility to available ad impressions and place competitive bids for that inventory.


Wal-Mart Indian e-commerce store Flipkart raises $ 3.6 billion

The new funding round was led by Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund GIC, Canada’s Pension Plan Investment Board, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, and Wal-Mart.


India’s ShareChat valued at $2.88 billion in $145 million fundraise

Indian social media platform ShareChat raised an additional $145 million and is now valued at nearly $3 billion, less than three months after it secured $502 million at a valuation of $2.1 billion.


The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs launches its first video game in India

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Italian MFA) has launched Italy Land of Wonders, a video game that aims to promote the country’s culture and heritage.

Government launches indigenous instant messaging platform ‘Sandes’ to counter WhatsApp popularity

Sandes is a part of the government’s initiative to push for use of India-made apps and software to develop an ecosystem of indigenously developed products.


SBI YONO Lite App gets a new feature to make online banking more secure.

SIM binding is a new technology that allows only one user per device with a registered mobile number for online transactions.


Nothing ear (1) companion app reveals new features including noise cancellation and customizable gestures ahead of the July 27 launch

The app reveals that the earbuds will come with three different levels of noise cancellation. These include Noise Cancellation, Transparency Mode, and Off. The earbuds will also come with customizable gestures and the app will provide an interface to change these gestures.


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