February 2017

FCC chairman says net neutrality was a mistake

FCC chairman Ajit Pai said today that net neutrality was “a mistake” and that the commission is now “on track” to return to a much lighter style of regulation. “Our new approach injected tremendous uncertainty into the broadband market,” Pai said during a speech at Mobile World Congress this afternoon….

Analysts Hedge Snap, Inc. Revenue Forecasts

Ahead of Snap’s big IPO, Wieser isn’t the only one questioning the company’s growth potential. As “Business Insider” reported, this week, Snap executives have been peppered with questions about competition from Facebook, user growth for the disappearing-message app, and accessibility in less developed markets.

Show Notes: European mobile explosion

Before every episode of The Vergecast I sit down, read through a bunch of news, and take a bunch of notes. It’s one of the most enjoyable parts of my week, and I started thinking it might be fun to do every day on the site. So, every day I’m…

New Emojis Hope To Push Notification Open Rates

Emojis include praying hands, a diamond ring, surprised eyes, a clock, a car, and a flower bouquet — the goal is to increase push notification open rates. Compared to those sent without emojis, push notifications with emojis saw 85% greater open rates, on average, per a new finding.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 appears in leaked videos ahead of March release

Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S8 may be sitting out Mobile World Congress this year, but we’re still getting a good look at the upcoming smartphone this week, courtesy of a pair of leaked videos that show off the phone on film, as spotted by 9to5Google. And yes, while we’ve seen…