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Game Closure Turns Down Facebook & Zynga To Raise $12M For HTML5 Mobile Gaming

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Gaming is changing fast these days, especially in the browser. Sure, social games are great and everything, but there’s always been a sense that, as browser-based technologies mature, the opportunities that present themselves will make casual social, Facebook-only gaming look crayon scrawl. Inherently, one of the best parts of gaming...
Game Closure Turns Down Facebook & Zynga To Raise $12M For HTML5 Mobile Gaming

Geek Love: Send Your Valentine A Heart Equation With Desmos (Now In HTML5!)

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Back in May, a startup named Desmos launched at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC with the hope of addressing the fragmentation inherent to education by way of platform-agnostic software that allows users to build and share their own rich educational content. In application, this meant that, like Inkling, Kno, Apple and more...
Geek Love: Send Your Valentine A Heart Equation With Desmos (Now In HTML5!)
Nokia CEO: Google is making Android more closed

Happy Fifth Birthday, Android! (GOOG)

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Android, the mobile operating system that powers hundreds of millions of devices, is five years old today. On November 5, 2007, Google took the wraps off Android at the Open Handset Alliance, a meeting of companies working to develop a set of open standards for cell phones. Less than a...
Happy Fifth Birthday, Android! (GOOG)

Amazon moves to reduce Appstore app fragmentation with new Device Targeting feature

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Recognising that developers consistently push different versions of their apps in mobile marketplaces on different platforms, Amazon has today introduced a new ‘Device Targeting’ feature, providing opportunities to push different versions of an app and reduce fragmentation on its marketplace. With Device Targeting, Amazon says developers can offer different Android APKs (the...
Amazon moves to reduce Appstore app fragmentation with new Device Targeting feature

This Is The Smartest Thing Samsung Has Ever Done With An Android Phone

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When Samsung's new flagship Android phone, the Galaxy S III, launches in the U.S. in a few weeks, it'll be available on all four major carriers. But that's not the best news. This year, the Galaxy S III hardware will be the practically the same across all carriers. Before, Samsung's...
This Is The Smartest Thing Samsung Has Ever Done With An Android Phone

Is Play Google's new secret weapon against Android fragmentation?

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Google's foray into multiplayer gaming is not just a welcome set of features for gamers. It also marks a new way for Google to push out key platform elements to all Android users without the bottleneck of OEMs and carriers....
Is Play Google's new secret weapon against Android fragmentation?
How to Get the Best Exclusive Features on Any Android Smartphone

Apple gets more new apps than Android, widens app gap

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Fresh data released on Tuesday suggests that the number of new apps entering the Apple App Store outpace those from the competing Google Market three to one, with developers leaning toward iOS as partly because of Android's platform fragmentation....
Apple gets more new apps than Android, widens app gap

Why Google Will Abandon Android

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This article is the opinion of the author and should not be confused as news. Google has not actually decided to abandon Android. In short order, Google will launch its tablet. And in doing so it will start down the path of abandoning Android. As I explained in my article on...
Why Google Will Abandon Android
Pandora Launches New HTML5-Based TV Experience, Starting With Xbox 360 and PS3

Google targets Android fragmentation with updated terms for SDK

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Google has expanded its legal agreement with developers working on Android applications to specifically prohibit them from taking any action that could lead to a fragmentation of the operating system. The prohibition was added to the terms and conditions for Google's Android SDK (software development kit), which developers must...
Google targets Android fragmentation with updated terms for SDK
ePub standards body proposes new 'lightweight' DRM for ebook platform interoperability

Flurry: 70% of new apps are made for iOS, where developers make 4x more than on Android

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A new report from advertising and analytics company Flurry demonstrates just how dedicated developers still are to Apple’s platforms, with some 7 out of every 10 new apps being made for iOS, versus only 31% for Android in Q1 of 2012. The firm measures the ‘new project starts’ by recording...
Flurry: 70% of new apps are made for iOS, where developers make 4x more than on Android

Why do developers prefer iOS over Android? Try 75% adoption of iOS 5 while ICS is stuck at 1%

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There are a lot of things that make Apple’s iOS a more attractive platform for development than Android. Better development tools, an installed user base that is more inclined to spend money on apps and the most popular App Store in the world, recently surpassing some 25B downloads total. But...
Why do developers prefer iOS over Android? Try 75% adoption of iOS 5 while ICS is stuck at 1%

How Apple's iOS Fragmentation Problems Distort Design Thinking

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Editor’s note: Kevin Marks is VP of Open Cloud Standards at Salesforce.com, and a host and co-founder of TummelVision.tv. Over the last 20 years he’s moved between giant companies and founding startups – BBC, The UK MultiMedia Corporation, Apple QuickTime, Technorati, Google, BT. He is one of the driving forces...
How Apple's iOS Fragmentation Problems Distort Design Thinking

2013, the year of storytelling

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Since social networking was invented, it has been powered by users. We happily fuel our favorite social networks with the snippets of content that make them so valuable: our photos, check-ins, reviews, likes, hearts and shares. We post status updates about how we feel on Facebook, photos of what...
2013, the year of storytelling

Dispersion and Entropy In Social Media

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On Monday, I trained it up to New Haven to meet a Yale professor named Dina Mayzlin and talk to her class. I thoroughly enjoyed talking to Dina's class as it allowed me to work on some new material in a comfortable setting. But the talk Dina and I had...
Dispersion and Entropy In Social Media

Has Google done enough to keep Android phones up-to-date?

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Google announced a new version of Android this week with some impressive new features, but it's unclear if it's done enough to solve a problem that has dogged its mobile OS: fragmentation....
Has Google done enough to keep Android phones up-to-date?
There Are Two Races In The Mobile Market, Claims Flurry, And Both iOS And Android Can Win

Larry Page: Android powers Google Glass

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After reaching smartphones and tablets, Google's mobile OS is stretching to electronic headwear. And looking on the bright side, the CEO says Android fragmentation shows innovation and flexibility. [Read more]...
Larry Page: Android powers Google Glass

FBI Issues Warrant To Google -- To Unlock A Pimp's Android Phone (GOOG)

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An FBI investigation into a prostitution ring came to a screeching halt by, of all things, the pattern lock on the pimp's Android phone. Naturally, the FBI did the next logical thing: issued a warrant on Google, reports Ars Technnica. The FBI forensics technicians couldn't figure out how to...
FBI Issues Warrant To Google -- To Unlock A Pimp's Android Phone (GOOG)

Will Android in-app subscriptions attract magazine and newspaper apps?

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Google beefs up its in-app purchasing capabilities, but this isn't the only factor on publishers' mindsGoogle introduced in-app purchases on its Android Market store in March 2011, but that feature has now been expanded to include auto-renewing subscriptions as well as one-off payments.Android developers distributing their apps through what's now...
Will Android in-app subscriptions attract magazine and newspaper apps?

Samsung grabs exclusive access to new ITV Player app until August 31 for Android users in the UK

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Samsung has today snatched the exclusive rights to an updated version of the ITV Player app for its Android smartphones and tablets being sold in the UK. The app is available right now through the Samsung Apps and Google Play store on a range of devices including the Samsung Galaxy S4, its...
Samsung grabs exclusive access to new ITV Player app until August 31 for Android users in the UK

Android fragmentation also a challenge for Web developers

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Fragmentation remains an issue for third-party Android application developers. The wide spread and slow rate of adoption for new versions of the operating system prevent developers from being able to use the latest APIs. But native application developers aren't the only ones who are feeling the pain. A prominent...
Android fragmentation also a challenge for Web developers
Mobile Search: How Smartphones Are Disrupting The Internet's Biggest Business
Android 4+ surpasses a quarter of install base

iOS, Android, HTML5? How to pick a tablet platform for your app

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This story is brought to you by Sourcebits, a Global leader in Strategy, User Experience & Engineering for Mobile & Cloud. Follow Sourcebits on Twitter for recent news and updates. You’re building a tablet app, and you need to make decisions on what platforms to support. Here’s how to pick...
iOS, Android, HTML5? How to pick a tablet platform for your app
TWC: Android 4.0 'only version' of Android secure enough for video streaming, developing for iOS 'much easier'

New handset launches and updates see Ice Cream Sandwich reach 4.9% of Android devices

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The number of active Android devices running its latest Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) version grew to reach 4.9 percent from 2.9 percent last month, according to new figures from Google, via Phandroid. The growth follows April’s figures, which saw Ice Cream Sandwich’s penetration increase from 1.6 percent to 2.9...
New handset launches and updates see Ice Cream Sandwich reach 4.9% of Android devices
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