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Opera: iOS regains top spot for ad network traffic Q1 2013, remains most lucrative platform

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Opera has released its latest State of Mobile Advertising report which sees iOS regain its position as the top mobile platform based on advertising impressions, after Android took the crown during its previous report for the fourth quarter of 2012. The leap-frogging between the two rival operating systems demonstrates how...
Opera: iOS regains top spot for ad network traffic Q1 2013, remains most lucrative platform

Apple, Google both increase smartphone share over summer

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Apple's iOS mobile platform and Google's Android platform continued to grow marketshare in smartphone use, mostly at the expense of rival platforms such as BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Symbian. While the Android platform overall remained the most widely-used at 52.2 percent (an increase of 1.4 percent from April), Apple's three-model...
Apple, Google both increase smartphone share over summer

'Introverted' Evernote pairs with messaging app Kakao Talk (and its 90 million users)

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It's not all WhatsApp and LINE. If you're in Korea, then your messaging app of choice is most likely to be Kakao Talk, and Evernote hopes that allying with the app will expand its remit and boost its presence in Asia. The team-up looks set to bring Evernote's services...
'Introverted' Evernote pairs with messaging app Kakao Talk (and its 90 million users)
A year after going mobile, Aviary powers 1 billion photo edits, nabs 2,000 partners
Facebook introducing 'save for later' feature for mobile

Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle Fire Forth A Fresh Antitrust Complaint About Google In The EU - Dubbing Android A Mobile Marketplace "Trojan Horse"

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FairSearch.org group, a lobby group that counts Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle among its number, has filed a complaint about Google’s Android platform to the European Commission, describing Android as a “Trojan horse” designed to enable Google to “dominate the mobile marketplace and cement its control over consumer Internet data for online advertising...
Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle Fire Forth A Fresh Antitrust Complaint About Google In The EU - Dubbing Android A Mobile Marketplace "Trojan Horse"
Apple iPhone Users Most Likely To Research Products, Buy And Bank On Their Devices

When To Use Each Of Instagram's 16 Retro Filters

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With more than 100 million users worldwide on both iOS and Android, Instagram's success as a mobile platform is clear to see and now with its expanded web presence, there are now more opportunities than ever to show off your photography skills. However, how many times do you take a...
When To Use Each Of Instagram's 16 Retro Filters

Sony Adding DualShock 3 Controller Support To Xperia Devices

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Sony appears to be gearing up to offer native DualShock 3 controller support in upcoming Xperia handsets, according to Xperia Blog. The addition of functionality was found in a Sony Xperia SP phone (which has yet to be officially released), and allows a user to connect a PS3 controller...
Sony Adding DualShock 3 Controller Support To Xperia Devices

Firefox OS is repeating the mistakes of others and hoping for a different outcome

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I feel bad for Mozilla, I really do. Competitors and the march of time are closing in quicker than it can raise its defenses. Her crown jewel, Firefox, is feeling the squeeze as Chrome encroaches on its hard-won territory and mobile offensives have proven largely fruitless. This leaves Mozilla...
Firefox OS is repeating the mistakes of others and hoping for a different outcome

New Speakers Confirmed for Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit – June 26th in San Francisco

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Editor’s Note: Our sister company, Mediabistro, hosts industry summits that focus on specific verticals. The upcoming Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit features speakers from companies frequently covered on Inside Mobile Apps. Read on for details. The Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit has added 10 additional speakers to its conference agenda....
New Speakers Confirmed for Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit – June 26th in San Francisco
Skype updates Windows Phone app, temporarily nixes People Hub integration

Big Data's Creating Big Job Demand

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Programming and development abilities top many employers' most-sought-after-skills lists, as big data and mobile-platform development jack up demand to new levels. Wall Street firms, for example, are searching hard for programmers with a side of database skills, according to employment recruiter eFinancialCareers, which specializes in financial gigs. When the site posted its...
Big Data's Creating Big Job Demand

iPads to Outnumber BlackBerries in the Office by 2014

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The BlackBerry’s days as enterprise’s sidearm of choice are numbered. Thanks to the consumerization of IT, there will soon be more iPads in the business market than RIM’s once ubiquitous handset. Speaking at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Monday morning, Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president of research at Gartner, predicted that iPads will...
iPads to Outnumber BlackBerries in the Office by 2014

China's Baidu Unveils New Low-end Smartphone With Latest Cloud Platform

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Baidu, which runs China's most popular search engine, has unveiled its newest smartphone, featuring the company's own mobile platform and priced to target the......
China's Baidu Unveils New Low-end Smartphone With Latest Cloud Platform
Google's Android malware scanner detects only 15 percent of malicious code in test

After Recruiting Founding StubHub CTO, Buzzmob Overhauls Its Social Events App To Help Brands Connect With Fans

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If you’ve been to a live event recently, like a football game or a, you’ve probably noticed that the majority of people around you spent most of their time huddled over their smartphone. It’s true of life now, too, as people now interface with the world through Instagram rather than...
After Recruiting Founding StubHub CTO, Buzzmob Overhauls Its Social Events App To Help Brands Connect With Fans

ChangeWave: Forget Maps, iPhone 5 Is Still A Major Attraction With Demand At 'Record Rates'; WP 8 And Nokia Still Challenged

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So much for all that Maps thunder and Lightning port issues, and what they might mean for sales of the iPhone 5: a new survey published today by 451/ChangeWave Research reveals that in fact Apple’s latest mobile device is selling at “record” rates compared to past iPhone launches. Its survey...
ChangeWave: Forget Maps, iPhone 5 Is Still A Major Attraction With Demand At 'Record Rates'; WP 8 And Nokia Still Challenged

Developers are hesitating with investments in Windows Phone 8 games

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Microsoft has promised that awesome games will run on Windows Phone 8 smartphones. It will be interesting to see more and more games with eye-popping 3D graphics that you normally see only on PCs or tablets. But while Microsoft’s approach of getting the same touchscreen-based games on smartphones, tablets...
Developers are hesitating with investments in Windows Phone 8 games
Atlas seeks the power of affinity networks for team productivity and collaboration platform

Apple forces Line to remove the ability to send virtual items as gifts from its iOS app

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Asian mobile messaging service Line is seeing early success with its monetization model — to the tune of $58 million in revenue for Q1 2013 — but there’s a little bad news today as the company has withdrawn the gift sharing feature from its iOS app at the request of...
Apple forces Line to remove the ability to send virtual items as gifts from its iOS app

Apple reports 80,000 new U.S. jobs created by iOS App Economy within 2012

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Incredible growth in Apple's iOS App Store has doubled its payouts to developers (now totaling over $8 billion) and sparked the creation of over 80,000 new jobs directly related to building software for Apple's mobile platform within the last year....
Apple reports 80,000 new U.S. jobs created by iOS App Economy within 2012
PayPal unveils new Android SDK with multiple in-app payment methods, available to US developers on May 15

Google in 2012: Android soars, battles with regulators and a tricky new role

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Google has had a strong year in 2012, watching its Android mobile platform continue grow and taking some interesting steps into hardware. Larry Page celebrated a year as chief executive in April and received generally high marks for his performance. The company sparred often -- and continues to battle --...
Google in 2012: Android soars, battles with regulators and a tricky new role

Microsoft applauds Facebook's people-centric Home, but 'humbly suggests' you get the real deal

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Facebook’s unveiling of Home yesterday appears to have ruffled a few feathers over at Windows Phone HQ. Frank Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft, has criticized Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s new feature for its underlying similarities with the Windows Phone mobile operating system. In a blog post...
Microsoft applauds Facebook's people-centric Home, but 'humbly suggests' you get the real deal

What a Successful Facebook Mobile Strategy May Look Like

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Even Mark Zuckerberg concedes that the biggest challenge on Facebook's plate is developing a viable mobile strategy. The question is: How? In recent announcements, the company has shown that it's thinking hard about the answer. Here are some things Facebook's mobile engineers should consider. The problem is devilish: Moving Facebook to smartphones...
What a Successful Facebook Mobile Strategy May Look Like
BeauCoo launches mobile fashion network for real women, with real bodies
HTC Schedules September 19th Event, Expect Windows Phone 8 Devices

Thinner, touchier, more efficient: Intel tightens its Ultrabook definition

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Intel's new fourth-generation Core family processors--code-named Haswell and officially launched Saturday--are more than just power-efficient speed demons. They also give the world's biggest name in microprocessors an opportunity to update its Ultrabook specs: Expect even thinner designs, direct Windows 8 gesture support, and longer battery life as Haswell laptops...
Thinner, touchier, more efficient: Intel tightens its Ultrabook definition

Facebook Picks Up The Mobile Development Team From Pieceable

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How many mobile acquisitions and team hires can Facebook do in one month? Too many to count, apparently. There was mobile commerce startup Karma, then they hired the team from Android developer shop Lightbox. Now the developers from Pieceable, which created an easy way for publishers to build their apps...
Facebook Picks Up The Mobile Development Team From Pieceable
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