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Google announces Web Designer, a new HTML5 content creation tool aimed at ad development ... for now
INFOGRAPHIC: The Mobile Advertising Ecosystem Explained
More than half of U.S. smartphone owners use YouTube app

Sony's Jun Katsunuma on the inspiration for Xperia Z Ultra's design

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After the Xperia Z Ultra's launch event in both London and Shanghai, we had a brief chance to talk to Sony's Product Design Director, Jun Katsunuma, who was present in the latter city. Jun's been responsible for Sony's mobile devices since the Xperia S days, so the transition to...
Sony's Jun Katsunuma on the inspiration for Xperia Z Ultra's design

Powerocks debuts lightweight, compact Tarot backup battery

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Power solution manufacturer Powerocks today announced Tarot -- a backup battery designed to fit in a wallet, pocket, or small purse to provide an emergency charge for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices quickly and safely when away from a power source or outlet. Tarot weighs 1.79 ounces, with measurements...
Powerocks debuts lightweight, compact Tarot backup battery
MOBILE INSIGHTS: Android Is Beating iOS In U.S. Smartphone Sales

Yahoo exec: We'd be crazy not to make a Google Glass app

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Yahoo is showing today a renewed focus on design for mobile devices. And when the Yahoo team talks about mobile devices, they’re not just referring to the tablets and smartphones you’re using today. They’re also talking about the smartwatches, visors, and God knows what else you’ll be using next...
Yahoo exec: We'd be crazy not to make a Google Glass app

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

Refresh Roundup: week of April 22nd, 2013

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Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get...
Refresh Roundup: week of April 22nd, 2013

Salesforce.com preps intranet app

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Salesforce.com plans to ship in the second half of the year a hosted application for companies to create intranets that are accessible via mobile devices and that offer enterprise social networking (ESN) capabilities to employees.Called Company Communities, the application uses Salesforce.com's Chatter ESN product and combines it with newly...
Salesforce.com preps intranet app
Google shows off Google+ content recommendations for mobile sites on Android & iOS

Study: tablets, smartphones rule mobile gaming; handhelds wane

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A report by market analysts App Annie and IDC continue to show that mobile devices such as the iPhone or the Nexus 7 control a clear majority of mobile gaming interest and dollars spent on purchases, with portable handhelds fading rapidly. The first quarter of 2013 saw another milestone achieved...
Study: tablets, smartphones rule mobile gaming; handhelds wane

As Soon As Ballmer's Huge Re-Org Goes Through, These Three Executives Will Be The New Powers At Microsoft (MSFT)

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Microsoft is planning a major management reshuffling that will put three executives into higher profile positions, AllThingsD's Kara Swisher reported Monday.   The three execs are Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft's Server and Tools division; Tony Bates, who runs Skype and Lync; and Don Mattrick, head of the Interactive Entertainment division and...
As Soon As Ballmer's Huge Re-Org Goes Through, These Three Executives Will Be The New Powers At Microsoft (MSFT)

How to avoid buying 13 laptops in 15 minutes, then shipping them to a stranger in Sacramento

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Last week I bought 13 laptops from WalMart.com. All were pretty cheap, between $500 and $700, but 13 of them added up to a rather hefty $8,000 bill on my MasterCard. There were only two problems: I didn’t...
How to avoid buying 13 laptops in 15 minutes, then shipping them to a stranger in Sacramento

The Unstoppable Rise Of Mobile Commerce

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. Tablets And Smartphones Leap To One-Fifth Of E-Commerce Traffic (Monetate)First it was comScore, which reported that U.S. mobile commerce grew 31% in the first quarter of 2013...
The Unstoppable Rise Of Mobile Commerce

Facebook And The Sudden Wake Up About The API Economy

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What a two weeks it’s been. Something happened that has been simmering for a while. The API market exploded. Intel bought Mashery for more than $180 million and CA acquired Layer 7. 3Scale received a new $4.5 million round of funding from Javelin Ventures. Programmable Web acquired Mulesoft. And then...
Facebook And The Sudden Wake Up About The API Economy
Funding Daily: Kids these days, with their Walkmans & their Bitcoins

Mobile device security plan defended by Army

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The Department of Defense's inspector general has reposted and updated a report critical of the Army's shortcomings in handling cybersecurity for commercial mobile devices, with some changes to correct for what it says were mistakes. However, the basic findings in the reposted report, "Improvements Needed With Tracking and Configuring...
Mobile device security plan defended by Army

MLB plans ad exchanges to target premium baseball fans

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Major League Baseball will start collecting more data about customers who visit its websites as part of a plan to create new premium categories for online advertisers and increase revenue from MLB’s media properties. MLB is also planning online ad exchanges in which brands can bid in real time to...
MLB plans ad exchanges to target premium baseball fans
BII REPORT: Inside The Massive Mobile Advertising Ecosystem
Marissa Mayer Explains Yahoo's Display Ad Revenue Drop [THE BRIEF]
There's A New BlackBerry Ad That Takes Over Your iPhone Or Android's Screen (BBRY, GOOG, AAPL)

Samsung Buddies Up With Mozilla on New Browser Tech

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Here’s an odd pairing: Samsung and Mozilla are collaborating on a software project. The two companies said today that together they are developing a new browser engine for Android and the ARM architecture. Called “Servo,” the engine will be written in Mozilla’s new Rust programming language, optimized for multi-core computing...
Samsung Buddies Up With Mozilla on New Browser Tech

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

Facebook Home: Who Wins & Who Loses

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Facebook did not just launch a "Facebook Phone" last week, as was expected. Instead, along with the HTC First, it offered up Home, a "family of apps" that is neither a phone nor a smartphone operating system - but which may ultimately have a far greater impact on the mobile industry...
Facebook Home: Who Wins & Who Loses

It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)

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Microsoft insists that things are going well for Yammer since Microsoft bought it for $1.2 billion a year ago this week.  The user base has grown by 55% to 8 million and sales of paid networks are up by 200%, it says, though Microsoft won't reveal the actual sales figure....
It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)
Rovio Accounts will sync 'Angry Birds' progress across all your devices

One Year After IPO, Facebook's Biggest Bets Could Take a Long Time to Pay Off

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mama_mia/Shutterstock Today marks a year since Facebook’s rough-and-tumble IPO. Since that disappointing day, Facebook has gone to great lengths to assure Wall Street that yes, it will one day be the social ad spinning, money-making machine that Wall Street hopes it will be. The biggest potential, Facebook maintains, lies in...
One Year After IPO, Facebook's Biggest Bets Could Take a Long Time to Pay Off

Moving From Static To Dynamic: Building Relationship-First Email Creative

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In the past, when email marketers noticed a drop in audience engagement, they would increase the volume of email sends, trying to win the attention deficit game by increasing frequency. But this strategy just doesn’t work anymore. With the increased usage of mobile devices, smart phones and... Please visit Marketing Land for...
Moving From Static To Dynamic: Building Relationship-First Email Creative
UK government opens investigation into free games, in-app purchases aimed at children
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