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alexa_google_home May 22, 2017 22/05/2017

How Alexa and Google Home Will Transform the Way We Shop and Live

While they can’t seem to agree on a final number, experts are predicting that anywhere from 24 to 50 million units of Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers will be sold by the end of 2017. That’s a pretty impressive growth rate, particularly for products that haven’t been on the market for that long. The reality is, people everywhere...
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blog_softonic_post-2 May 22, 2017 22/05/2017

A New Brand for Softonic

A few months back we told you how we were celebrating a new era at Softonic by inaugurating our new physical space here in Barcelona. Well, that was just the tip of the iceberg. Our new office is just one incarnation of what is somewhat of a reinvention of Softonic and our culture. We’re resetting a lot of things, from...
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Facebook_VR May 16, 2017 16/05/2017

What Does Facebook’s Venture into AR & VR Mean for the Industry

Facebook has officially doubled down on their belief that virtual reality (VR) is going to become the next big thing. During its recent F8 developer conference, the social media giant began to venture even further into the concept of augmented reality (AR) with its announcement that many of the applications used daily by billions will be getting new AR capabilities...
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tech_times_social_media May 11, 2017 11/05/2017

Softonic Tech Times: What’s Next for Social Media?

Technology, as we know it, is almost like a living, breathing thing. It’s fluid and ever-changing. As such, it’s logical to expect that the tech arenas of today – particularly social media – will also continue to evolve. Thanks to things like smartphones and wearables, our social networks have become a part of who we are as a society, but...
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tech_times_travel_image-2 April 28, 2017 28/04/2017

Softonic Tech Times: Why Now is the Best Time in History to Travel

Over the past few decades we have witnessed the world of travel evolve right before our eyes. Not only are we now able to get to and from our destinations faster and more comfortably, but advances in consumer technology has now made travel easier, more convenient and far more personalized than ever before. Thanks to breakthroughs like mobile applications and...
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DTS Scott March 3, 2017 03/03/2017

Four Tips for Keeping your App Users in Love

I was recently at the Dublin Tech Summit, where I had the honor of serving on a panel focused on how to retain users on apps after the install — a challenge that plagues mobile developers large and small. I joined a group of some of the mobile ecosystem’s best and brightest: Patrick Leddy, CEO of Pulsate;...
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Image: PJ Nelson/Flickr February 21, 2017 21/02/2017

Coming Soon: Many More Ways to Solve a Problem

When your business is to serve people and to help them find products that solve their problems or fill a need, you want to be focused on serving those people. That’s why, as CEO, I’ve spent the past two years changing the internal mindset at Softonic from “we’re a download site” to “we help people solve problems”. In doing so,...
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better_life_app_challenge February 20, 2017 20/02/2017

League of Champions: Our Better Life App Challenge Winners

At Softonic, we live and breathe technology and we’re all about solving problems for our users — whether that’s through a download or an app that makes a task easier, or even enhances your life. That’s why last year we launched a call to find the best apps in the world for living up to one of the most important...
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mediatic September 21, 2016 21/09/2016

A New Home for Softonic

As a global company, Softonic is literally everywhere and over the years, like our users, our people have been spread across the world and in multiple time zones, making physical space something of a non-issue for us. But today is a big day for physical space at Softonic. For over a decade, Softonic’s “official” home was at the Meridian Building...
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