Friday Five: YotaPhone 2, Google Glass with Intel

Punchkick Interactive
  • Punchkick Interactive
  • December 5, 2014
Friday Five: YotaPhone 2, Google Glass with Intel

1. Microsoft acquires Accompli

Microsoft this week announced their acquisition of Accompli, an iOS and Android email client that focuses on productivity features. The app manages contacts and calendars much like Microsoft Outlook on desktop, and joins an expanding family of Microsoft apps that are mobile-first and cross-platform.

2. YotaPhone 2

After a long wait and a couple false starts, YotaPhone is officially launching this week. It’s a smartphone with a traditional 5-inch AMOLED display on the front and an e-ink display on the back for glance able notifications or additional information. The phone will retail for £555 or about $870.

3. Pandora redesigned

Pandora this week launched an all-new version of their mobile app that includes personalization features and a complete redesign. The app is poised to compete against Spotify, Rdio, iTunes Radio, and others in an increasingly crowded mobile streaming space.

4. Google Glass + Intel

This week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google is intending to launch an Intel-powered version of Google Glass sometime next year. As it stands, the wearable is only available to Google Glass Explorers and developers for $1500—but this news could indicate a consumer model is on its way.

5. Girl Scout Cookies go digital

And finally, this week the Girl Scouts organization announced a few new ways to order cookies with the help of digital technology. Now, fans of Tagalongs and Thin Mints can go online and order cookies right to their door with the help of what the Girl Scouts call a “Digital Cookie Platform.” This gives a whole new meaning to having cookies in your browser.


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