The software maker is struggling to make sure its online stores are clean, well-lighted places for apps, even as it readies the update to its Windows operating system.
While Microsoft is going for a consistent software experience across all devices, it will have a specific version for devices with a screen size smaller than 8 inches.
The companies, along with security experts, say President Obama should protect user data, putting them in direct competition with the country's top law enforcement officials that may want access to that data.
The handset maker's Mi Fan Festival sales event generated around $335 million in revenue, beating the company's results for its event last year.
Headed around the world, the new lineup is designed to appeal to people who don't need the high-end specs of more expensive phones.
The LG Watch Urbane LTE packs its own universal SIM card, so it doesn't have to be paired with a smartphone. But you can't get it outside South Korea -- at least not yet.
The round was led by Japan-based e-commerce giant Rakuten. Lyft says it'll use the cash to expand its operation in the US, among other things.
A partnership with Verizon and other carriers is aimed at bringing the browser-based operating system to wealthy countries. But don't expect ordinary slab-of-glass phones.
The LG Watch Urbane LTE runs on the LG Wearable Platform, which traces its roots back to the beloved old mobile operating system.
The latest figures show that sales of games on discs staggered during the holidays, continuing a trend that persisted throughout the year.