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Nokia banks on social integration to help boost mobile phone sales

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Nokia's latest advanced feature phone, the Asha 210, comes with a physical key to access WhatsApp messaging, as well as software clients for Twitter and Facebook.The launch of the new member of the Asha family follows Nokia's announcement last week that sales of its mobile phones in the first...
Nokia banks on social integration to help boost mobile phone sales

Unity readies cross platform game development tool for BlackBerry 10 with open beta test

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Unity Technologies will soon extend its cross-platform game development tools with an open beta trial targeting the BlackBerry 10 OS. It is inviting developers to register now to be among the first to get access.Unity's tools can be used to create games simultaneously for a number of different platforms,...
Unity readies cross platform game development tool for BlackBerry 10 with open beta test

Microsoft Fresh Paint video fills in more details of rumored Windows Blue upgrade

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On the heels of its Windows 8 launch, Microsoft seems not to be doing any laurel-resting as more evidence of a rumored cross-platform update, codenamed "Blue," has leaked. The latest video obtained by MSFTKitchen features Microsoft's chief technical strategy officer Eric Rudder talking about "extending touch in even more...
Microsoft Fresh Paint video fills in more details of rumored Windows Blue upgrade

Nuance Wintermute hands-on: a cross-platform, cloud-based personal assistant

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It's becoming increasingly clear that the next wave of mobile computing is going to be voice driven. Mobile assistants like Siri and Google Now are garnering plenty of media attention and earning legions of fans. Nuance, the company behind Dragon -- often cited as the gold standard in voice...
Nuance Wintermute hands-on: a cross-platform, cloud-based personal assistant

Amazon's Appstore for Android launches in Europe as Kindle Fire sells out with 22 percent of US tablet sales

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Amazon has a bit of exciting Android-related news today: The mega online retailer announced the launch of its Appstore for Android in Europe and revealed its Android-powered Kindle Fire is currently sold out after gobbling up nearly one-fourth of United States tablet sales. The Appstore opened in Germany, France,...
Amazon's Appstore for Android launches in Europe as Kindle Fire sells out with 22 percent of US tablet sales

After investor drama, Apple shareholder meeting is anticlimactic

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Shareholder meetings are typically colossally boring affairs, and Apple’s annual meeting Wednesday morning in Cupertino, Calif. didn’t deviate from this truism of the business world. And this was despite fireworks over the weeks leading up the meeting: a federal judge issued an injunction on one of the company’s shareholder proposals...
After investor drama, Apple shareholder meeting is anticlimactic

Mobile messaging service LINE opens new office in Taiwan to help grow its international userbase

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LINE, a cross-platform mobile messaging app with more than 160 million registered users, is doubling its efforts in Taiwan by opening a new office and kicking off a fresh recruitment drive in the region. Cindy Park, Manager of LINE Business Office, was quoted at a promotional event in Taipei by Focus...
Mobile messaging service LINE opens new office in Taiwan to help grow its international userbase
Moped: cross-platform messaging plugged into Dropbox, Foursquare, and Aviary

Nokia Pumps $250 Million Into Mobile Tech Startups

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Nokia finally had a profitable quarter. Now it's spending a quarter of a billion dollars investing in the future. Nokia has said it's going to invest $250 million into its own worldwide ventures effort, Nokia Growth Partners. The fund invests in mobile communications tech startups. Nokia explained the deal...
Nokia Pumps $250 Million Into Mobile Tech Startups

Investors Steering Dollars Away From Social Games Ever Since Zynga's IPO

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Zynga’s public offering 10 months ago marks the peak for social gaming investments, with venture capital moving sharply away from the sector ever since. “Our prediction that the Zynga IPO might have been the high water mark for Social Games 1.0 investment has been validated, with the VC market moving...
Investors Steering Dollars Away From Social Games Ever Since Zynga's IPO

Tango's plan for world dominance after 120M users: Bringing its messaging platform into mobile games

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now For Tango, what started out as a simple cross-platform video chat application has grown into a messaging giant with more than 120 million users. So where does it go from here? Today Tango is announcing its boldest move yet:...
Tango's plan for world dominance after 120M users: Bringing its messaging platform into mobile games

Facebook Announces Mobile DevCons In NYC, London, Seoul, But They're More Meetups Than Newsy f8s

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Facebook hasn’t had a major, announcement-filled developer conference since September 2011′s f8, and won’t for the forseeable future. The Mobile DevCons it just announced won’t have a ton of news, I hear, but will let developers meet Facebook staff and partners in New York, London, and Seoul at one-day gatherings...
Facebook Announces Mobile DevCons In NYC, London, Seoul, But They're More Meetups Than Newsy f8s

Messaging app 'WhatsApp' for iOS to become subscription based by year's end

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Popular cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp is planning to eschew its current one-time purchase fee for iOS users, and move to a subscription model akin to how the title is distributed on other platforms like Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone....
Messaging app 'WhatsApp' for iOS to become subscription based by year's end
How Miniclip went from web portal to 100M mobile downloads

Telerik acquires Danish cross-platform app analytics software maker EQATEC

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Telerik, a US-based provider of tools for project management, collaboration, software development and testing, has acquired Copenhagen, Denmark-based EQATEC. The acquisition, announced earlier today by EQATEC, is meant to enable Telerik to boost its application development lifecycle solution stack with a software analytics suite. Financial terms of the deal were...
Telerik acquires Danish cross-platform app analytics software maker EQATEC

Hands on with Nokia's HERE, a cross-platform mapping tool that takes on Microsoft, Google, and Apple

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Welcome to the mapping wars, it would seem. As Microsoft burnishes Bing, Google cements its market advantage with its own tool, Apple works to right its own ship, Nokia is diving into the ring, taking its maps product everywhere all at once through a new effort called HERE. TNW’s first...
Hands on with Nokia's HERE, a cross-platform mapping tool that takes on Microsoft, Google, and Apple
Viber VoIP app for Android and iOS updated with group messaging and improved iPhone audio engine

Microsoft announces AirPlay-like “SmartGlass” wireless streaming app for Xbox

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Microsoft just wrapped up its presentation at this year’s E3 event and while we didn’t hear anything about iOS support for its new cross-platform Xbox Music service, the company did confirm Xbox SmartGlass would be coming to Apple devices. SmartGlass incorporates at least some AirPlay-like features, allowing users to send...
Microsoft announces AirPlay-like “SmartGlass” wireless streaming app for Xbox
MarketWatch founder Larry Kramer is the new publisher of USA Today
Xamarin 2.0 Lets Developers Write iOS Apps With Visual Studio, Introduces Free Starter Edition

As Facebook hits 250m monthly gamers it starts rolling out a new Games feed on profiles

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Facebook has released a whole slew of new figures at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today, showing significant growth in the number of people playing social games and completing microtranscations. The company also revealed that it will be launching a new Timeline section later this week focused on...
As Facebook hits 250m monthly gamers it starts rolling out a new Games feed on profiles
In Tettix's 'Solace,' the concept art is the game

Bubble Safari Ocean, Angry Birds Star Wars, Yelp and more on this week's top 20 Facebook apps growing by MAU

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Zynga’s Bubble Safari Ocean takes the No. 1 spot on our list of top Facebook apps growing by monthly active users this week with 22 percent gain. Titles on our list gained the most MAU of any apps on the platform, growing from between 300,000 and 4.2 million MAU, based on our AppData tracking service....
Bubble Safari Ocean, Angry Birds Star Wars, Yelp and more on this week's top 20 Facebook apps growing by MAU
Icenium taps the cloud for cross-platform hybrid app development
Live notes, observations from Google's I/O 2013 keynote

Desperately Seeking Developers: RIM Offers Appcelerator's 390,000 Titanium Devs Incentives To Port Apps To BlackBerry 10

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BlackBerry 10 devices are still months away from being launched but RIM is ramping up the noise about its next gen platform — partly to make sure potential customers don’t forget the OS is coming, but also to try to rally developers to its cause so those BB10 devices arrive...
Desperately Seeking Developers: RIM Offers Appcelerator's 390,000 Titanium Devs Incentives To Port Apps To BlackBerry 10

KakaoTalk Partners With AdPOPcorn, Brings Ads To Its Messaging Platform As It Prepares A Facebook Home Rival Launcher

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Another move in the oh-so-hot mobile messaging space today: South Korea’s Kakao Inc, which owns the KakaoTalk cross-platform mobile messaging app, has inked an agreement with digital marketing company IGAWorks to bring its mobile ad product, adPOPcorn, to the messaging app. IGAWorks will also provide adPOPcorn to game developers whose products integrate with KakaoTalk....
KakaoTalk Partners With AdPOPcorn, Brings Ads To Its Messaging Platform As It Prepares A Facebook Home Rival Launcher

Zynga Falls Short Of Analyst Estimates For Q2: $332 In Revenue, Bookings Decline From Last Quarter

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Zynga didn’t meet analysts’ already-low estimates in its just-released earnings release for the second quarter of its fiscal year, in which it showed revenue of $332 million and lost 3 cents per share. Analysts had predicted the company would earn 5 cents per share on revenue of $344 million. Bookings,...
Zynga Falls Short Of Analyst Estimates For Q2: $332 In Revenue, Bookings Decline From Last Quarter

Nokia unveils the Asha 210, a featurephone with a QWERTY keyboard and dedicated WhatsApp button

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Nokia has unveiled the Asha 210 today, a new featurephone with a full QWERTY keyboard running the Series 40 mobile operating system. As with the Asha 205 announced last November, the device has a dedicated button for accessing popular social networks. Facebook will be offered in Europe and Latin America,...
Nokia unveils the Asha 210, a featurephone with a QWERTY keyboard and dedicated WhatsApp button

Opera confirms its Devices SDK is behind Boxee TV's HTML5 apps

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It's been available since last month, but browser-maker Opera has only today confirmed that it's Opera Devices Software Development Kit is providing the backend for the Boxee TV's HTML5 apps. Those already include the likes of YouTube, Spotify and Vimeo, but Opera says one of the big advantages of...
Opera confirms its Devices SDK is behind Boxee TV's HTML5 apps
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