Facebook on Wednesday began testing a Messenger app virtual assistant that the leading social network said goes beyond artificial intelligence programs already on the market.
Instagram on Thursday broke its square mold with an update that adds portrait and landscape formats to the image-sharing smartphone application.
Microsoft said Monday its Cortana virtual assistant software was available to users of Android mobile devices.
Google is making a Wi-Fi router as part of its ambition to provide better Internet connections that make it easier for people to access its digital services and see more of its online advertising.
Google gave a name Monday to its soon-to-be released operating system for its Android mobile devices: Marshmallow.
Google is introducing a low-priced smartphone in six African countries where most people still can't afford an Internet-connected device.
As fierce competition leads to rapid innovation in the smartphone market, hackers have pounced on cracks in defenses of developments on devices at the heart of modern lifestyles, experts say.
Samsung is hoping its new mobile-payment service will let you leave your wallet at home.