In Latin America, women turn to apps to combat sexual violence
Apps that alert friends and report a crime to authorities are increasingly popular in one of the world's most dangerous regions for women. However, the digital divide means fewer options for those without smartphones.
Meet the app that helps cancel subscription after a free trial period
Want your subscription to be cancelled automatically once your free trial is over? This new app, Do Not Pay, automatically cancels subscriptions at the end of the free trial period.
Palestinian app helps drivers avoid Israeli checkpoint bottlenecks
A new navigation app designed by Palestinians aims to help drivers in the Israeli-occupied West Bank weave past military checkpoints and avoid Jewish settlements. Launched in June, Doroob crowdsources road closures and traffic from users and aims to substitute other apps, which rarely account for Israeli restrictions and struggle to navigate between Palestinian cities.
App sells investors shares in cattle
A South African app is selling shares in individual cows and promising impressive returns.
Youtube kids site shunned by children
Loup Ventures Managing Partner, Doug Clinton and Bloomberg's Lucas Shaw, discuss YouTube Kids, an app geared for children under the age of 13. According to several YouTube staffers, most children using the YouTube Kids app switch to the main app long before reaching 13.
Japan anti-groper app becomes smash hit
A Tokyo police smartphone app to scare off molesters has become a smash hit in Japan, where women have long run the gauntlet of groping on packed rush-hour trains.
Doctor consultation without a doctor's visit: Here's an app for that
Like most of us, when we fall ill, the only way we know how to see a doctor is by going to the hospital and wait on the line. Well, one application has been created to make it easier to request for an appointment with a doctor online.
App helps Kenyan tribes find lush pastures
Global warming has made the environment unreliable for herdsmen and their animals. An new app helps direct them towards safer areas.
China's Netflix hopes to launch new short video app in 2020
iQiyi, China's top Netflix-style streaming service, is angling to launch a new short video app by the end of 2020 to compete for a piece of the latest fad in the world's largest consumer market. CEO Yu Gong detailed his plans in an exclusive interview with Bloomberg's Lulu Chen.