US President Donald Trump has signed Executive Orders that would ban the companies behind the TikTok and WeChat apps from working with American businesses.
Video conference and content sharing platform Zoom has announced plans to offer end-to-end encryption on free and paid calls. The company had previously intended to only offer encryption as a chargeable service.
Google says it’s planning to launch a new iOS and Android ‘smart messaging’ app called Allo, along with a video calling app called Duo.
Both are based on the user’s mobile phone number, drawing comparisons with WhatsApp.
Mark Windle, head of marketing at OpenCloud, predicts that this year’s reduction in the number of traditional telecoms operators in some countries will provide an opportunity for other operators to innovate and capture market share in 2016.
He says next year will be a year of rapid change for telecoms… whether it’s MVNO disruption, competitive tariff pricing or simply defence from the ‘dark art’ of hacking.
HTC has enabled its RE camera to live-stream via a mobile phone to YouTube.
An update to the RE Android app will let users stream live video to their YouTube channel. A similar update will be made available for Apple iOS devices within the next few weeks.