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Microsoft is bringing Dynamics CRM to every mobile platform in Q2

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Microsoft has a recent history of releasing mobile apps for its various products in a piecemeal fashion, putting them out seemingly as they are finished and approved by the platform in question. However, for its Dynamics CRM product, Microsoft has something else in mind: one big mobile roll out. Dynamics is...
Microsoft is bringing Dynamics CRM to every mobile platform in Q2

Facebook As A Mobile Platform: 60 Million Mobile Users Visit Third-Party Apps Each Month

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Facebook is huge on mobile — as an application developer. But questions have circled for years around how it can be a real mobile platform on top of operating systems controlled by Apple and Google. But we got a little more data on what it’s already accomplishing on the platform...
Facebook As A Mobile Platform: 60 Million Mobile Users Visit Third-Party Apps Each Month

850k Android Activations Daily, 300m Total Devices, Says Andy Rubin

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Explosive growth. That’s Android. Google’s mobile platform is up 250% over last year and, according to Andy Rubin, SVP, Mobile and Digital Content, Google is seeing 850,000 activations every day. In all he states there are 300 million Google-sanctioned Android devices roaming the world with 12 million of those being...
850k Android Activations Daily, 300m Total Devices, Says Andy Rubin

Modo Labs Brings A New Mobile Platform To College Campuses

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I remember my freshman year of college. It was a tiny campus, but I still found myself looking for classes and wandering through a maze-like library for most of the first year I was there. At the time, my phone wasn’t much help to me, but now that smartphones are...
Modo Labs Brings A New Mobile Platform To College Campuses

MapMyFitness Works Out $9M From Austin, Milestone Ventures For Better Fitness Tracking

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MapMyFitness, the health and fitness startup that powers a community of fitness-oriented websites like MapMyRUN.com, MapMyRIDE.com, MapMyWALK.com, has today announced that it has closed $9 million in series B financing, which brings its total investment to $15.5 million. The round was led by Austin Ventures and Milestone Venture Partners, with...
MapMyFitness Works Out $9M From Austin, Milestone Ventures For Better Fitness Tracking

Blippar brings an augmented reality football game to Kit Kat wrappers

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We first covered Blippar last June when it gave The Next Web a demo of the app that “brings brands to life”. Blippar sells itself as the first image-recognition mobile platform aimed specifically at brand-consumer engagement, and its latest campaign with Nestlé’s Kit Kat is an interesting use case for...
Blippar brings an augmented reality football game to Kit Kat wrappers

DATA: Pinterest Now Bigger Than Google+ And Tumblr For Brands

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Pinterest sharing is now greater than Google+ and Tumblr according to new data from social bookmarking service AddThis. The data dovetails with earlier reports that marketers were giving up on Google+ in favor of Pinterest, with its shopping-friendly audience. Sharing to Pinterest is 6% greater than Tumblr and 7% greater...
DATA: Pinterest Now Bigger Than Google+ And Tumblr For Brands

Groupon sees big growth in North America, 25% of deals now bought via mobile

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Deal discovery and daily deal pioneer Groupon is at Mobile World Congress, providing us with some fresh insight into how well its mobile platform is performing — and it’s going well for them, particularly in North America. Groupon today announced that its mobile apps broke records in December 2011, with...
Groupon sees big growth in North America, 25% of deals now bought via mobile

Microsoft OneNote on Android: nice but late to the party

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Microsoft added Android support for its OneNote mobile app, enabling smartphones and tablets running on Google’s mobile platform to take notes from their device. The software syncs through Microsoft’s Windows Live SkyDrive and to both OneNote for Microsoft Windows and the OneNote web app. OneNote for Android is free for...
Microsoft OneNote on Android: nice but late to the party
Facebook introducing 'save for later' feature for mobile

HMTL5 Mobile Gaming Site Cellufun Is Now Tylted, Eyes Up “Substantial” Facebook Play, Virtual Goods, Ads

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Facebook is banking a lot on the future of HTML5 and the idea of people going web-first instead of native-apps for their mobile content fixes, and today mobile gaming company Cellufun taking one step in its strategy to position itself as a key player in that space, too: it’s announcing...
HMTL5 Mobile Gaming Site Cellufun Is Now Tylted, Eyes Up “Substantial” Facebook Play, Virtual Goods, Ads

Major League Gaming takes smartphone games seriously, announces Xperia Mobile Gaming Arena

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If OpenFeint's lightweight social connections and leaderboards lack the competitive edge your inner hardcore gamer craves, maybe Major League Gaming's latest mouthful will satiate your demands for satisfaction. The Xperia Mobile Gaming Arena presented by Sony Mobile (we told you it was a mouthful) hopes to give smartphone toting...
Major League Gaming takes smartphone games seriously, announces Xperia Mobile Gaming Arena

The Facebook Phone Rumor Is Back

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Once upon a time Michael Arrington broke the news that Facebook was developing its own phone. That was in 2010. However in a followup interview with TechCrunch, Mark Zuckerberg killed the notion, saying they’re pursuing a horizontal strategy that will put a social layer on top of existing platforms. “We’re...
The Facebook Phone Rumor Is Back

Skype launches beta Windows Phone

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In the midst of this week's mobile madness, Skype has announced that its finally ready to arrive on its good friend's mobile platform. Yes, Windows Phone is getting its very own Skype app -- at least, a beta version. Compatible devices include the Nokia Lumia 710, Lumia 800, HTC...
Skype launches beta Windows Phone

Dead Trigger goes free on iOS, where piracy is apparently also a problem

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Madfinger Games, the studio behind mobile first-person shooter Dead Trigger, earned a fair bit of notoriety recently by making its game free on Android in response to what it called an "unbelievably high" piracy rate. Today, that same game is becoming free on iOS as well. So how does...
Dead Trigger goes free on iOS, where piracy is apparently also a problem

How Groupon Is Trying, And Failing, To Work With Ad Agencies (GRPN)

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Since July 2011, Groupon has had a full-time executive whose job is to persuade Madison Avenue to get on board with daily deals and include them in their clients' regular branding campaigns. The problem is that no agency has yet signed on, according to Daniella Gorenstein, the director of...
How Groupon Is Trying, And Failing, To Work With Ad Agencies (GRPN)

First look: Mozilla's Boot2Gecko mobile platform and Gaia UI

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Mozilla launched a new project last year called Boot2Gecko (B2G) with the aim of developing a mobile operating system. The platform's user interface and application stack will be built entirely with standards-based Web technologies and will run on top of Gecko, the HTML rendering engine used in the Firefox...
First look: Mozilla's Boot2Gecko mobile platform and Gaia UI

Spotify Finally Launches Free Mobile Radio For US-Based Android Devices

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When Spotify launched its new (and free) mobile radio functionality for iOS back in June, the company hinted that its Android counterpart would get it shortly but didn’t offer up any more detail than that. Well fandroids, that wait is over — Spotify just announced on their official blog that...
Spotify Finally Launches Free Mobile Radio For US-Based Android Devices

With stock price at low, Facebook loses 3 more executives

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Three Facebook executives announced Wednesday they are leaving the company, the latest in a string of departures that come at a tough time for the company. Director of Platform Partnerships Ethan Beard, Platform Marketing Director Katie Mitic, and Mobile Platform Marketing Manager Jonathan Matus all announced their pending departures separately...
With stock price at low, Facebook loses 3 more executives

LinkedIn gets new Android and iOS apps, with a spectacular iPad version

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OK, I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t use LinkedIn that often. But what I do use is the site’s iPhone app for when I’m getting ready to step into a meeting. According to LinkedIn’s Head of Mobile Product Joff Redfern, I’m not alone. At the end of...
LinkedIn gets new Android and iOS apps, with a spectacular iPad version

Microsoft Admits It No Longer Rules Your Workplace (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

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Microsoft is bringing one of its fastest growing business applications, Dynamics CRM, to the iPhone, iPad, Android phones, and the BlackBerry. It's a startling development for a company that used to be so dominant in the workplace that it didn't even bother to make its business apps work right...
Microsoft Admits It No Longer Rules Your Workplace (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

Facebook's Next Advertising Move is Mobile

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Mark Zuckerberg says he has always been reluctant to make Facebook all about the ads and less about the user experience. This is surprising, however, coming from a freshly minted billionaire who owns more than 25% of his own company and holds more than 50% of the voting power. "Mark...
Facebook's Next Advertising Move is Mobile
Creativity tools: The next wave of iOS apps?

60 million users engaged with apps on Facebook mobile platform since launch; average 5 times per month

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Facebook Director of Product Management Carl Sjogreen revealed that over 60 million users have engaged with mobile applications via Facebook, 320 million times per month since the mobile platform launched in October 2011. Sjogreen shared this statistic during a fireside chat with Founder of Inside Network Justin Smith at the Inside...
60 million users engaged with apps on Facebook mobile platform since launch; average 5 times per month

Apple’s iOS And Mac Platforms Drive The Most Search Requests; Linux the Least

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Google is the undisputed search giant at the moment, with some 92 percent of all searches passing through its engines worldwide at the moment. But when it comes to what browsers seem to be driving the most search queries, Google’s platforms, surprisingly, are not in the lead. According to research...
Apple’s iOS And Mac Platforms Drive The Most Search Requests; Linux the Least

TasteMakerX Raises $1.8M for Mobile Social App Platform

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TastemakerX, a San Francisco start-up that is developing a social mobile platform focused “targeted taste graphs,” said it had raised $1.8 million in funding from a variety of venture firms, including Guggenheim Partners, Baseline Ventures, True Ventures and Tekton Ventures, as well as angel investors. The company said it will...
TasteMakerX Raises $1.8M for Mobile Social App Platform

Fueled by mobile madness, Appcelerator acquires Cocoafish

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As long as consumers are crazy about mobile apps, developers will build them — and as long as developers are cranking out mobile apps, companies like Appcelerator will continue to flourish and snap up companies like Cocoafish. In a nutshell, both Cocoafish and Appcelerator are in the business of making...
Fueled by mobile madness, Appcelerator acquires Cocoafish

Skype launches on PS Vita, can do video calls in the middle of Uncharted (video)

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Skype continues to spread itself to anything with a data connection, and while while we don't expect this to be the last gaming device it'll appear on, it's certainly the first. Yes, the Microsoft-owned Skype is now available to download for free on the Sony-made PlayStation Vita and it's...
Skype launches on PS Vita, can do video calls in the middle of Uncharted (video)
Jelly Bean, Android 4.1 revealed by Google

BlackBerry maker RIM abandons battle with iPhone and Android

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Struggling smartphone company says it will return to focus on business clients and employees who buy phones for workThe BlackBerry maker, Research in Motion, is to pull back from trying to compete with Apple's iPhone and the Android mobile platform and instead return to its original focus on business users.The...
BlackBerry maker RIM abandons battle with iPhone and Android
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