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Rdio intros new social features and redesigned player

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Social media streamer Rdio rolled out a major redesign a little over a year ago and has done a bit of tweaking since then. Now, following a recent update to its mobile apps, the service is making even more changes. At the top of the list are methods for...
Rdio intros new social features and redesigned player

Private Sales Club Privalia Tops Up Its Total Funding To $251M, With $32M From New Investor Sofina To Drive Latam Growth

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Another funding raise for a collaborative consumption startup: Spain-based private sales club Privalia, which sells branded clothes and accessories at discounted prices to members in the five markets it currently plays in, has closed a new €25 million round ($32.3 million). The company did not specify which round this latest raise falls under...
Private Sales Club Privalia Tops Up Its Total Funding To $251M, With $32M From New Investor Sofina To Drive Latam Growth
CW Strikes Deal with Apple to Bring Content to Apple TV

Hands-On With The HTC First Running The Gesture-Powered Facebook Home [Video]

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[tc_5min code="517734091"] The Facebook Home experience is based around next-level gesture control. Here you can watch us swipe, fling, and pop Facebook content on the new HTC First handset that comes with Home pre-installed. Compared to Facebook’s flagship mobile apps, Home is much more responsive. You could even call it...
Hands-On With The HTC First Running The Gesture-Powered Facebook Home [Video]

Twitter finally adds support for line breaks on the Web, poets rejoice

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I’m amazed that it took this long, but Twitter has finally added support for line breaks to the Web version of its service. Line breaks had been supported in standalone apps for a while now, so it was somewhat of an awkward omission that the website couldn’t handle them. Twitter’s...
Twitter finally adds support for line breaks on the Web, poets rejoice

Simon Careless on inaugural App Developers Conference

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Editor’s Note: With talk submissions for UBM Tech’s inaugural App Developers Conference (ADC) due tomorrow, Inside Mobile Apps chatted with Simon Careless about what the upcoming conference is all about. ADC focuses on the development, user interface (UI), marekting and business of apps outside of games. The emphasis away from games is ADC’s...
Simon Careless on inaugural App Developers Conference
Facebook's Answer To Pay-to-Play: The "Following" Feed

Mobile apps for Google+ add photo filters, too

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While Google+ might not exactly have reached viral adoption yet, the platform and layout have been popular among the photographer community, and on Monday mobile photographers will get some added features with the launch of updated apps, including photo filters and editing on iOS. Within the last year, photo filters and editing...
Mobile apps for Google+ add photo filters, too

Facebook reveals updates to News Feeds, updates layout

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Facebook has revealed its new News Feed, introducing a number of new feeds alongside what is currently used. The new feeds are also joined by a new look for stories in the feed itself, with the same "mobile-inspired" design appearing on desktop, tablet, and smartphone versions of the site, as...
Facebook reveals updates to News Feeds, updates layout

Feedly adds 3M users in 2 weeks, updates mobile apps

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In the aftermath of Google announcing it will shut down RSS content aggregator Google Reader on July 1, alternative RSS services prospered from a huge influx of users searching for a replacement, including Feedly, which today announced that it’s added 3 million new users in two weeks since Google’s announcement and...
Feedly adds 3M users in 2 weeks, updates mobile apps

Rhapsody announces Napster launch in 14 countries across Europe

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As part of its Napster (and Napster International) acquisition from a while back, Rhapsody promised it would spread the music service across more places worldwide, with one of the many focuses being to have a stronger presence in Europe. Well, staying true to its word, Rhapsody's announcing today that...
Rhapsody announces Napster launch in 14 countries across Europe
5 Changes To Expect In Facebook Home
Time For Apple To Buy Developer Love With A 0% Cut?
Rdio bites some of Pandora's classic features to increase music discoverability
Social question and answer site Formspring to shut down on March 31st

Don't fret: There's another mobile RSS reader for you out there yet

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It’s been a bit of an interesting week for Android users. On the one hand, Samsung, the world’s biggest Android handset manufacturer, just announced the next iteration of its very popular smartphone, and on the other, Google announced the impending shut down of Reader, which will inevitably impact mobile...
Don't fret: There's another mobile RSS reader for you out there yet
Google updates Google+ apps for mobile, adds photo filters to iPhone app

Google Launches Mobile Backend Starter, A One-Click Deployable Cloud Backend For Android Apps

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Google today announced the launch of its Mobile Backend Starter that allows Android developers to deploy a basic cloud infrastructure for their apps that runs on Google’s App Engine. Mobile Backend Starter provides developers with a one-click deployable mobile backend and a client-side framework for Android that provides them with...
Google Launches Mobile Backend Starter, A One-Click Deployable Cloud Backend For Android Apps

Intel Capital Leads $9 Million Round in Mobile App Firm FeedHenry

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Intel Capital has led a $9 million investment round in FeedHenry, a provider of cloud-based mobile applications aimed at the enterprise with offices in Carriganore, Ireland and Burlington, Mass. Other investors in the round include Kernel Capital and ACT Venture Capital, two Irish VC firms, and Enterprise Ireland, a government-backed...
Intel Capital Leads $9 Million Round in Mobile App Firm FeedHenry

Social App Pheed Brings Streaming Pay-Per-View to Mobile

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There’s a reason social app Pheed has catered to the creative community in the six months since it launched. It’s an amalgam of sites like Instagram and video and audio sharing apps, where creatives can retain rights to their content and monetize it if they want. Think of it as...
Social App Pheed Brings Streaming Pay-Per-View to Mobile

Sponsored post: Do you have the 6 pillars for a successful BYOD program?

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An ideal BYOD approach is one that protects corporate apps and data without interfering with employees’ personal data and applications. Employees can bring their own device to work — with their own information and applications running on it — while corporate data and apps can be managed and secured by...
Sponsored post: Do you have the 6 pillars for a successful BYOD program?

NetChoice: California privacy bills are bad for Internet

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E-commerce trade group NetChoice takes aim at state legislation -- and at open access and privacy advocates -- in the newest list of bills it deems would be awful for the Internet.Topping NetChoice's latest iAWFUL (Internet Advocates' Watchlist for Ugly Laws) list are a number of California proposals aimed...
NetChoice: California privacy bills are bad for Internet

Intel banks on enterprise mobile app development again, leading $9M FeedHenry round

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The Irish mobile app development and deployment outfit FeedHenry (which was one of GigaOM’s Mobilize Launchpad finalists a couple years back) has just scored a respectable $9 million, Intel-led funding round. VMware was already an investor along with Kernel Capital and Enterprise Ireland, and all three have participated in the...
Intel banks on enterprise mobile app development again, leading $9M FeedHenry round
New Relic Claims Better Customer Ratings With Real-Time Performance Monitoring For iOS And Android Apps

High-Tech Grocery Lists

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Cranky Consumer tries few services that aim to make shopping a piece of cake: grocery-list mobile apps....
High-Tech Grocery Lists
Comparison Engine VERSUS IO Adds Further $2.8M To Its Coffers From Earlybird, Dave McClure, Others

Asana finally takes its task-management app to Android

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Asana is one startup we’ve had our eye on for a while, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz’s slick collaborative task and project management app. It actually started off as a side-project while Moskovitz was still at Facebook. And today Asana has finally landed on Android, 15 months after its first foray...
Asana finally takes its task-management app to Android

Newsreader app Circa hires Reuters Social Media Editor Anthony De Rosa as its new Editor in Chief

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News consumption service Circa announced today that it has hired Anthony De Rosa, currently Social Media Editor for Reuters, as its new Editor in Chief. De Rosa is expected to join the company in June and will help the existing editorial team “push the boundaries” of the content being showcased...
Newsreader app Circa hires Reuters Social Media Editor Anthony De Rosa as its new Editor in Chief

Springpad note-taking service gets interface overhaul, now an even worthier rival to Evernote

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Springpad may lack Evernote's commercial clout, but it makes up for it in a number of ways -- not least with free-of-charge features like offline access from its mobile apps (which certain rivals charge for) and Pinterest-style sharing options. The interface hasn't been a particular strong point, but that...
Springpad note-taking service gets interface overhaul, now an even worthier rival to Evernote

The Disruption Institute unveils a Google Fiber idea scholarship, gets support from Sprint and others

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The Disruption Institute, a Kansas City, Missouri-based organization that is dedicated to turning the city into a mobile innovation leader, has unveiled a new scholarship program to encourage developers to build mobile apps and find new ways to help people get connected. To help aid in the education process, it...
The Disruption Institute unveils a Google Fiber idea scholarship, gets support from Sprint and others
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