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Instagram and Facebook: the next tech bubble?

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Facebook has bought the photo-sharing service for $1bn. What does history tell us about the wisdom of such mega-deals?A company with no revenues and barely any staff gets acquired for a billion dollars? It has to be a bubble, doesn't it? So has gone the reaction of many to the...
Instagram and Facebook: the next tech bubble?

How To Resolve A Trademark Issue Politely & Without Legal Threats

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Another trademark dispute, another horrible and negative story where the mark owner acts like a jackass, right? I mean, the trend is clear, from 60's rock legends suing over penis-apps, to game producers suing over terms nearly a century old, you get the idea that everyone with a trademark is...
How To Resolve A Trademark Issue Politely & Without Legal Threats

Apple App Store Downloads Sink in April

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Apple sees 5 percent drop in some iTunes App Store downloads just as the cost of grabbing loyal users jumps 12 percent....
Apple App Store Downloads Sink in April
Groupon Acquires Realtime Location-Aware Service Glassmap To Help You Find Deals
Report: User acquisition costs for iOS shot up 30% last month

How Android Developers Can Thrive With Google Play

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Craig Palli is vice president of Client Services & Business Development at Fiksu (@fiksu), which helps brands boost iOS and Android mobile app ranking and secure large volumes of loyal users. You can find him on Twitter @cpalli. Thriving with Google Play Apple’s planned phase-out of the UDID has introduced considerable angst in...
How Android Developers Can Thrive With Google Play
Brian Lee starts to tip his Hail Mary hand with new redesign, celeb deals and price points

Pocket Gems to publish third party titles

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Mobile game developer Pocket Gems is throwing their hat in the game publishing ring, announcing today that they are publishing three indie-developed games in the coming weeks. The first three developers that Pocket Gems is partnering with are dreamfab, Twyngo, and we.R.play. Dreamfab’s runner genre title Chasing Yello will be...
Pocket Gems to publish third party titles

Mobile game developer Pocket Gems jumps into publishing, with 3 deals already scored

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Mobile social games developer Pocket Gems has announced that it’s kicking off its publishing division with its first two titles coming to Android and iOS this month. Pocket Gems Publishing will provide game developers with “marketing expertise to ensure a successful launch, promotion to find and attract loyal users, customized...
Mobile game developer Pocket Gems jumps into publishing, with 3 deals already scored

Don't Kill Google Reader Petition On Pace For 75k Signatures In Under 24 Hours

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A revolt is afoot. Since Google’s announcement to close the popular Google Reader service 17 hours ago, loyal users have taken to a change.org petition in droves. Since being constructed by Dan Lewis 1 hour after the announcement the petition has reached 76% of it’s goal towards 75,000... Please visit...
Don't Kill Google Reader Petition On Pace For 75k Signatures In Under 24 Hours

POLL: What Location-Based Mobile App(s) Will You Use During SXSW?

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Last year, Foursquare was called the break-out mobile app of the conference by more than one tech journalist. This year, a new contender has appeared - Austin's native Gowalla. And Brightkite is still hanging on to the LBS community, if only by a thread of loyal users - but they...
POLL: What Location-Based Mobile App(s) Will You Use During SXSW?

Facebook Is Playing Defense, A Clear Sign That It's Confidence Is Shaken

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Lately, Facebook has been making a lot of defensive moves. The social network which once wowed us with product launches like Timeline and News Feed now seems to be scared of fast-growing startups, and it's losing focus. The clearest example is Snapchat, a startup that's exploded to millions of users...
Facebook Is Playing Defense, A Clear Sign That It's Confidence Is Shaken
Amazon now 'AutoRips' music to digital files when you buy a physical CD
Ustream's Broadcast For Friends App Adds Support For Facebook Open Graph And Posting To Fan Pages

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 specs allegedly leak in full

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 phablet is believed to be only days from its official release, but a Korean newspaper claims to have jumped the gun on what, exactly, the stylus-toting handset will bring to the table. The Note 2 GT-N7100 will have a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 display, so the Seoul...
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 specs allegedly leak in full

Heyzap launches a way for developers to reach its mobile game network users

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Heyzap, a startup with a mobile social gaming network, is announcing today a way for mobile game developers to reach its network of users. The cost per install (CPI) program provides mobile game developers with a quick and easy way to acquire new users. Heyzap thus helps attack the major...
Heyzap launches a way for developers to reach its mobile game network users

Fiksu raises $10M for mobile app marketing platform

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Fiksu has raised $10 million to expand the growth of its mobile app marketing platform. The second round of funding comes from Qualcomm and Charles River Ventures. Boston-based Fiksu will use it to expand its mobile app user acquisition platform. The company says it has seen a surge in global...
Fiksu raises $10M for mobile app marketing platform
TestFlight launches FlightPath: A new, handsomely designed analytics service for app developers
Apple is freaking out over top-secret market research being used in patent trial

After Perks, Klout Tries Gamification To Get You to Care About Your Social Media ‘Influence’

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In an email to members today, Klout, everyone's favorite dubiously scientific social influence analyzer/punching bag announced it would be teaming up with Badgeville, a gamification platform that lets companies like eBay, Samsung, and Dell find and reward engaged customers with badges, tokens and online prizes. By integrating Klout's "influence...
After Perks, Klout Tries Gamification To Get You to Care About Your Social Media ‘Influence’

Fiksu nets $10 million series B for European, Asian expansion

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User acquisition company Fiksu has closed a $10 million dollar round of Series B funding to bring its mobile app marketing platform to more customers in Europe and Asia. According to Fisku, the need for new funding was prompted by a surge in customer demand. The company will use the...
Fiksu nets $10 million series B for European, Asian expansion

Apple confirms native YouTube app is going bye-bye in iOS 6

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But will you still be able to upload your iPhone's videos directly to YouTube? If you were one of the remaining loyal users of YouTube's dedicated app on iOS, you're in for a disappointment once iOS 6 is released this fall. Apple confirmed it is dropping the default app...
Apple confirms native YouTube app is going bye-bye in iOS 6

Google UK managing director details Nexus 4 supply and communication issues, offers "unreserved apology"

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“Unacceptable,” “Flawed,” “Failure” – those aren’t typically words you’d see attributed to a Google executive. But this was the case when the company’s UK MD Dan Cobley took to Google+ (via Android Central) to explain the issues that hundreds (possibly thousands) of customers have experienced when trying to order a new...
Google UK managing director details Nexus 4 supply and communication issues, offers "unreserved apology"

Mobile app downloads surged 33 percent after iPhone 5 launch

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The iPhone 5 was good for the app economy. Mobile app marketer Fiksu said that mobile app downloads surged 33 percent in October after the Sept. 21 arrival of the Apple iPhone 5. Users began organically searching for new apps, and that help drive down mobile marketing costs in...
Mobile app downloads surged 33 percent after iPhone 5 launch

Dan Loeb Has Launched A Whole Blog About His Fight With Yahoo

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We already know that Third Point's Dan Loeb minces no words when it comes to his investments. We also already know that the hedge funder and  activist investor has had "words" for Yahoo's board. But it seems leaked Third Point letters aren't enough for Loeb, now he's going to...
Dan Loeb Has Launched A Whole Blog About His Fight With Yahoo
TinyCo Launches Revenue Sharing Program For Mobile Game Developers

Google keyword advertising is waste of money, says eBay report

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Study by auction website says billions spent by advertisers on keywords to maximise Google ranking has little effect on salesBusinesses may be wasting billions of pounds a year buying up keyword advertising on search engines such as Google, a new report has claimed.The study by auction website eBay claimed that...
Google keyword advertising is waste of money, says eBay report
Threeview: A critic, an analyst, and an academic review Bad Piggies

Third Point Launches "Value Yahoo" Blog (Which Does Not Value Current Leadership)

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In another high-profile parry in its increasingly aggressive proxy first against Yahoo, activist shareholder Third Point has launched an extensive Web “blog” to support its case with investors called “Value Yahoo.” Along with a long statement — kind of a blogaifesto of sorts — about what it will take to...
Third Point Launches "Value Yahoo" Blog (Which Does Not Value Current Leadership)

Facebook Buys Up Divvyshot To Make Facebook Photos Even Better

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Facebook just bought up Divvyshot, a Y Combinator-backed startup that launched last March. Divvyshot was in the midst of raising an angel round when Facebook swept in with a better offer. The amount of the acquisition is not being disclosed, but it was likely small. Buying Divvyshot is a...
Facebook Buys Up Divvyshot To Make Facebook Photos Even Better
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