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TNW's Daily Dose: Ouya games console is a Kickstarter hit, Twitter heads to more feature phones, and more

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The Ouya games console has raised more than $2m in its first 24 hours on Kickstarter, Twitter partners with Mediatek, and Amazon launches its own version of Apple’s Game Center. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The...
TNW's Daily Dose: Ouya games console is a Kickstarter hit, Twitter heads to more feature phones, and more

Apple Shows Off Time-Shifted GameCenter Multiplayer With Real Racing 3

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Apple demoed Real Racing 3 on stage today with the help of games publisher EA. The new racing game, arriving later this year for the iPhone 5, showed off terrific new graphics that looked very much like they could hold their own next to console games. It’s also capable of...
Apple Shows Off Time-Shifted GameCenter Multiplayer With Real Racing 3

Wraithborne launches on Apple App Store, developed by video game industry veterans

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Developer Alpha Dog Games’ Wraithborne was released today for iOS devices, which is an action adventure title that’s made by game industry veterans and powered by Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. The Canadian-based studio is led by co-founder and design director Nick Riley, tech director Jeff Cameron and art director Shawn Woods....
Wraithborne launches on Apple App Store, developed by video game industry veterans
Apple Engineers Working Overtime on iOS 7's 'DeForstallization'

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

Appsfire introduces badges to surface the top developers and bestsellers, weed out rogue iOS apps

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Appsfire has rolled out a not-insignificant update to its iOS app today (Android coming soon), which includes badges for the best/worst apps, a new side menu and a handful of new design tweaks. Just a couple of week ago we reported that Appsfire has helped 9 million people with more...
Appsfire introduces badges to surface the top developers and bestsellers, weed out rogue iOS apps

iOS App Store Now Offers 275K iPad-Only Apps, Up From 250K In September

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Today, at Apple’s event at the California Theater in San Jose, the company provided another update on growth of its App Store. The store now hosts 700,000 applications, with 275,000 designed specifically for iPad. That latter number refers not just the apps that “work” on the iPad (they all do),...
iOS App Store Now Offers 275K iPad-Only Apps, Up From 250K In September

Google Play Services code peek fuels rumors of a game framework

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Android may be improving its reputation as a gaming platform, but there isn't a consistent, official service that can tie everything together -- Google has no parallel to Xbox Live or Game Center. That might be changing, if Android Police's snooping around the Google Play Services component of the...
Google Play Services code peek fuels rumors of a game framework

Hockey Season Starts, But NHL's Video App Stuck on the Bench

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That’s two minutes for delay of game. NHL.com The strike-shortened professional hockey season started on Saturday, but the NHL’s GameCenter Live streaming app was stuck on the bench. There were widespread reports from paying subscribers that they were unable to load any of the promised live video from opening night....
Hockey Season Starts, But NHL's Video App Stuck on the Bench

Roundup of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Features and Notes

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Apple surprised everyone this morning with a developer preview of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. The new release brings a number of iOS-like features to the Mac, as detailed in this video: - Messages - new version of iChat with iMessage support - Reminders - create lists and tasks, synced...
Roundup of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Features and Notes

This week's headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you between July 9 and 14. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods. Monday, July 9 Nexon’s MapleStory returns to mobile with MapleStory Live Chartboost and TinyCo lure Kindle Fire devs with up to...
This week's headlines from across Inside Network

Mobile apps news roundup: Digisocial passes 2M downloads, Gameloft's new games and more

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Chilingo launches Snoopy Coaster – Mobile games publisher and division of Electronic Arts announced the launch of Snoopy Coaster on the App Store. The game, developed by independent developer CGMatic in partnership with Peanuts Worldwide features the iconic Peanuts comics characters and will have players tapping the screen to...
Mobile apps news roundup: Digisocial passes 2M downloads, Gameloft's new games and more
Sega aims to make some crazy money with Crazy Taxi for iOS

Google on Android: 900 Million Activations, New Tools for Developers Coming

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Google said on Wednesday that there are now 900 million Android devices out there. “It’s an extraordinary achievement,” Google’s Sundar Pichai said at the company’s I/O conference in San Francisco. “But it is an incredible ecosystem achievement.” There were 100 million activations in 2011, and 400 million as of 2012....
Google on Android: 900 Million Activations, New Tools for Developers Coming
Live notes, observations from Google's I/O 2013 keynote
Apple releases OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 build 12D58 to developers

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (YHOO, GOOG, LNKD)

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Good morning! Here's what's going on in tech land: Yahoo is having a hard time keeping employees happy after the Scott Thompson resume debacle. A manager says, "It's not fun when you're trying to talk people away form quitting all day long." A New York startup raised a whole lot...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (YHOO, GOOG, LNKD)

GOOGLE AIN'T PLAYING: Will Clone A Key iPhone Feature (GOOG)

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Google is working on a native Android app similar to Game Center, an app on the iPhone that connects players in most of Apple's iOS games, according to a source familiar with the plans. That's a key piece of software plumbing necessary to make Google a contender in the fast-growing...
GOOGLE AIN'T PLAYING: Will Clone A Key iPhone Feature (GOOG)
How Google's game services API will convince devs to make better games

'Wordplay' app for iPhone puts new twist on familiar game

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A Seattle startup founded by two former Microsoft engineers is jumping into ultra-competitive the market for turn-based social games, but with a different take on the genre. The new iPhone app, called Wordplay, feels like a combination of Scrabble, Tetris and a slot machine — letting gamers play multiple words...
'Wordplay' app for iPhone puts new twist on familiar game

NomNom Combo provides new take on “Match 3″ gameplay

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NomNom Combo is a new puzzle game for iPhone from Vancouver-based studio East Side Games. It’ll be initially launching on the Canadian App Store. with a worldwide launch later in the quarter. The game is something of an experiment for the developer, which has previously focused on Web-based and social...
NomNom Combo provides new take on “Match 3″ gameplay

Everything Amazon's Rumored Smartphone Needs To Be A Smash Hit

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Word leaked last week that Amazon is preparing to release its own smartphone. The online retailer is entering a crowded world, full of competition and high standards. The company is showing signs of preparation. It recently acquired a 3D mapping start up and released GameCircle, a social gaming service similar to...
Everything Amazon's Rumored Smartphone Needs To Be A Smash Hit

Mountain Lion: Most Skippable OS X Upgrade Ever?

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There’s a good reason Apple let Mountain Lion out of its cage this morning with no fanfare or event. Like Lion, the improvements are minor at best and some less than useless. Lion hasn’t sold particularly well, and few of its “improvements” have caught the attention of the public, except...
Mountain Lion: Most Skippable OS X Upgrade Ever?

EX-APPLE ENGINEER: 'Almost Everything That Apple Does That Involves The Internet Is A Mess' (AAPL, GOOG)

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Former Apple engineer Patrick B. Gibson has a provocative post on Tumblr arguing that the power balance between Apple and Google is shifting in Google's favor. Specifically, Gibson suggests, Google is getting better at gadget design faster than Apple is getting better at Internet services. (Gibson is now an engineer...
EX-APPLE ENGINEER: 'Almost Everything That Apple Does That Involves The Internet Is A Mess' (AAPL, GOOG)

Google looks to replicate iOS Game Center, app purchasing

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In an attempt to bolster Android's presence in mobile gaming, Google is reportedly developing an app that is similar to Apple's Game Center in addition to revamping its Google Play payment system to streamline purchases....
Google looks to replicate iOS Game Center, app purchasing
Google Play game services is a Xbox Live-like mobile network -- and offers cross-platform gaming

Banner confirms iOS 6 appearance at WWDC

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As preparations for Apple's WWDC hits full swing, banners being installed by workers at Moscone Center give some insight into probable highlights including iOS 6, Game Center and others....
Banner confirms iOS 6 appearance at WWDC

Apple goes on hiring spree for next-gen iCloud

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Apple on Friday posted multiple fresh positions that have hinted at another big push for iCloud. The positions touch on backend infrastructure, Game Center, Java, Windows, and more. All of them would work on the "next generation of cloud support" both for iOS users and for OS X.......
Apple goes on hiring spree for next-gen iCloud

Nintendo's Fils-Aime Expects Wii U's Killer App to be Social Networking

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The small tablet that comes with Nintendo’s Wii U, used as a game controller or to change the TV station and watch videos, is the most obvious distinguishing feature of the new game console. But in an interview, Nintendo North American President Reggie Fils-Aime said he believes the Miiverse, the...
Nintendo's Fils-Aime Expects Wii U's Killer App to be Social Networking

OS X Mountain Lion Bringing Automatic App Downloads to Mac

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As noted by 9to5Mac, the latest developer build of OS X Mountain Lion released last week sets the stage for bringing iOS-like automatic app downloads to Mac App Store purchases. Like on the iPhone and iPad, when you buy and install an app on one of your Macs, all of...
OS X Mountain Lion Bringing Automatic App Downloads to Mac
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