Google launches Android 12 Beta 2 – News

Google launches Android 12 Beta 2 – TechCrunch

Google today launched the second beta of Android 12. The first beta, which launched at Google’s I/O conference in May, introduced us to the first glimpses of Google’s new “Material You” design system, though many of the promised new features and design tweaks weren’t part of this first beta yet. With this new beta, Google … Read more

Apple’s new ShazamKit brings audio recognition to apps, including those on Android – News

Apple’s new ShazamKit brings audio recognition to apps, including those on Android – TechCrunch

Apple in 2018 closed its $400 million acquisition of music recognition app Shazam. Now, it’s bringing Shazam’s audio recognition capabilities to app developers in the form of the new ShazamKit. The new framework will allow app developers — including those on both Apple platforms and Android — to build apps that can identify music from Shazam’s … Read more

Crossplay will be the key to the $42B double-A market

Mechs need bayonets, too.

Binary is back in the video game industry — not for coding, but for development strategy, with the focus being on super-hits or indie games, with not much in between. Launch the stores or subscription services on any of your consoles right now, and you’ll find the latest menu of triple-A fare gracing the homepage … Read more

Google ditches pay-to-play Android search choice auction for free version after EU pressure – News

Google ditches pay-to-play Android search choice auction for free version after EU pressure – TechCrunch

Google is ditching a massively unpopular auction format that underpins a choice screen it offers in the European Union, it said today. Eligible search providers will be able to freely participate. The auction model was Google’s “remedy” of choice — following the 2018 EU $5 billion antitrust enforcement against Android — but rivals have always … Read more

Graylog nabs $18M to manage and analyze log data

Graylog

Graylog, a platform for collecting, indexing, and analyzing log messages, today announced it has completed an $18 million growth equity round led by new investor Harbert Growth Partners and co-investor Piper Sandler Merchant Banking. CEO Andy Grolnick says the funds, which bring Graylog’s total raised to $28.5 million, will support the company’s growth as it … Read more