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Google adds Street View to Maps web app on iOS

Life Is Good: Chrome Is My iPhone's Default Browser

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I refuse to upgrade my iPhone to iOS 6. My iPad, sure, but the pocket-sized device I carry with me everywhere is going to have to wait. My iPhone is jailbroken and I'm not going to give up the freedom and customizations. Using Chrome as my default browser is one...
Life Is Good: Chrome Is My iPhone's Default Browser

Android This Week: Skyfire Drops BlackBerry; Droid Incredible Emerges; Nexus One Turns Profit for Google

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Android is fast becoming the smartphone platform du jour, as mobile browser Skyfire’s decision this week to drop development of its browser for the BlackBerry to concentrate on Android makes clear. As to why, Skyfire’s reasoning, as laid out on its blog, sums it up best: We see Android as...
Android This Week: Skyfire Drops BlackBerry; Droid Incredible Emerges; Nexus One Turns Profit for Google
Mozilla Devs Are Working To Optimize Firefox For The OUYA Android Game Console

TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]

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China Mobile is dominating iPhone use in China, but the iPhone isn’t even supported on the network. Apple’s 25 billionth downloaded app was Where’s My Water. Android is now the most popular mobile browser in the world. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on...
TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]
Facebook calls for mobile browser and payment standardization

Opera to add more ‘feature’ to Samsung feature phones with new browser deal

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Opera Software will soon receive a significant usage boost of its Opera Mini browser after it announced that it has partnered with Korean smartphone giant Samsung to preload the software on a number of its feature phone devices. Opera Mini will be available on Star3, Star 3 Duos, Champ Deluxe and...
Opera to add more ‘feature’ to Samsung feature phones with new browser deal

M-Via lets you transfer money overseas from any phone — at a low cost

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M-Via, a young mobile phone payment service that lets you send or receive money on any type of phone, outside of the country — even if you and your recipients don’t have bank accounts — has raised $5 million in debt financing, according to a filing with the SEC....
M-Via lets you transfer money overseas from any phone — at a low cost

Apple's Passbook provides massive App Store boost for ticketing apps

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Whatever the concerns have been about Apple’s Passbook and educating customers so far, it’s clear that people really want to use it. The introduction of Passbook support to a variety of ticketing apps has seen their popularity skyrocket in the App Store. Nearly every ticketing app that has implemented Passbook...
Apple's Passbook provides massive App Store boost for ticketing apps

Opera buys Skyfire, wants its video and smartphone optimization expertise

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In a sudden joining of former leaders turned also-rans in the mobile browser arena, Opera announced tonight that it has acquired Skyfire for about $155 million in cash and stock. According to the press release, Opera believes one of the things the two can help each other with is...
Opera buys Skyfire, wants its video and smartphone optimization expertise

Instagram now lets you browse your feed on the web

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Instagram has already made the jump to the web with profile and individual photo pages, but it's fully embraced it today. You can now keep an eye on your entire Instagram feed in your desktop web browser (or mobile browser, for that matter), and make use of most of...
Instagram now lets you browse your feed on the web

The BBC rolls out new ‘responsive’ mobile site, tailoring news layout to suit multiple devices

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The BBC has been slowly rolling out updates and overhauls across its digital services over the past year or so, and today it launched the latest iteration to BBC News for mobile devices. The broadcaster may have native mobile apps for Android and iOS, but there are some who access...
The BBC rolls out new ‘responsive’ mobile site, tailoring news layout to suit multiple devices
Skyfire Horizon toolbar puts carriers into the mobile browser

Study: 95% Of Independent Restaurant Don’t Have Mobile Sites, Only 40% Have Online Menus

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Restaurants just love to put Flash intros with auto-playing music and animations on their front pages. If you are trying to look at a one of these sites on your mobile browser without Flash, chances are there is no way to bypass the animation and get to the information you...
Study: 95% Of Independent Restaurant Don’t Have Mobile Sites, Only 40% Have Online Menus

If Facebook Buys Opera, It Can Be Bigger Than Google

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Facebook is still trading well below its IPO price, and suddenly it’s hip to dump on the company. Sure, that IPO was ugly and its negative effects will continue to be felt for some time. But to everyone out there who think Facebook has already played all its revenue tricks...
If Facebook Buys Opera, It Can Be Bigger Than Google

Wii U unlocks the key to the Miiverse, Nintendo promises mobile integration to come

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As its pronoun heavy name indicates, the Wii U is all about the social. With that in mind, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata unveiled the Miiverse, a coming together of players' avatars that will live on the console's home screen. Log in, and you'll see your Mii, your friends' Miis,...
Wii U unlocks the key to the Miiverse, Nintendo promises mobile integration to come
Vevo Brings ‘Call Me Maybe’ (And 50,000 Other Music Videos) To The Mobile Web
Preview BlackBerry 10 on your iPhone, Android device
Dolphin updates iPhone browser with new look, improved tab management
Facebook: Follow us to the mobile Web

Google+ Sign-In responsible for 40% of Android users accepting over-the-air install prompts, says Google

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On the eve of its developer conference, Google today revealed a new statistic about its Google+ Sign-In feature. The company says that 40 percent of Android users, when prompted, accept to download an app over-the-air. Seth Sternberg, the company’s Google+ Product Management Director, released a statement touting the news: When...
Google+ Sign-In responsible for 40% of Android users accepting over-the-air install prompts, says Google
Samsung targets smaller budgets with Rex, a smart-feature phone hybrid [pics]

Special delivery from China: New iPad browser from a mobile giant

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The company behind China’s leading mobile browser has quietly released an English-language browser for iPad that is competitive with Chrome, Safari, Opera, and Dolphin, not only in functionality, but also, crucially, in how it looks. A week and a half ago, I met with UCWeb’s CEO Yu Yongfu in San...
Special delivery from China: New iPad browser from a mobile giant

Google Voice can now boot unknown callers to oblivion (or VM)

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Google added new calling features to Google Voice on Wednesday, giving users more controls over incoming calls. While you could always customize ringtones or actions — such as sending someone to voicemail — you could only do so for known callers. With the new improvements, Google Voice can now handle...
Google Voice can now boot unknown callers to oblivion (or VM)

COMING SOON: How We Use Our Phones And What It Means

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A decade ago, we used our mobile phones to make phone calls and perhaps to send text messages. Some advanced users checked their email and maybe did occasional tasks online. Smartphones and tablets have changed these habits dramatically. But how, exactly? In a special report coming out from BI Intelligence...
COMING SOON: How We Use Our Phones And What It Means

Onebip mobile payment releases single-click purchasing feature for in-browser buying

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Mobile users who buy on the fly should watch their pockets as Onebip, the mobile payment business unit of global mobile commerce company Neomobile, has released its new single-click purchase feature for its Onebip Mobile Browser. This means that brands, mobile companies and digital and online merchants can use the new...
Onebip mobile payment releases single-click purchasing feature for in-browser buying

Facebook reveals it has 58M mobile-only users per month…its post-PC world is still emerging

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Facebook’s initial s-1 filing came out with a series of interesting facts, figures and details — such as its approach to China — and, with the company continuing to update the documentation as necessary, so more tidbits are coming to the surface. Now its newly updated filing, via Inside Facebook, raises a topic...
Facebook reveals it has 58M mobile-only users per month…its post-PC world is still emerging
Certified 'Powered by Firefox OS' devices require Firefox Marketplace, minimum hardware specs

ComScore: Apple's Share Of U.S. Smartphone Market Now Over 33%, RIM Drops To Under 10%

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The latest data from online analytics company comScore shows that Apple’s share of the U.S. smartphone market has grown to just over 33%. That’s up 2% since April 2012. The study, which surveyed over 30,000 U.S. mobile phone subscribers, unsurprisingly found that Google’s Android continues to lead among smartphone platforms...
ComScore: Apple's Share Of U.S. Smartphone Market Now Over 33%, RIM Drops To Under 10%
Opera Ice may finally help Opera make a dent on iOS, Android
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