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California notifies app developers of privacy law non-compliance

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Notices will be sent out to developers of up to 100 mobile apps that are not compliant with California privacy law, starting with those who have the most popular apps available on mobile platforms, the office of the state's attorney general Kamala D. Harris said Tuesday....
California notifies app developers of privacy law non-compliance
Box launches sleek Windows Phone app, partners with Qualcomm for pre-installs

Facebook building ‘blazing fast’ iOS app, New York Times says

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Facebook is working on making a faster version of its mobile app, according to the New York Times today. The app is reportedly being built primarily with Objective-C, a language that should make the app significantly faster than it is now. Facebook’s mobile apps are much slower than other apps...
Facebook building ‘blazing fast’ iOS app, New York Times says

How Instagram Imagery Is Transforming

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In the world of social media, "celebrity" is a combination of social status and social media presence. The more likes you receive, the more "popular" you appear to friends and followers. Up until its acquisition by Facebook, Instagram was the current site of social media celebrity. As it becomes...
How Instagram Imagery Is Transforming
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Google+ Games to go dark after June 30th

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Sure, Mountain View may be bolstering its gaming efforts on mobile platforms and the web, but it's seen fit to give Google+ Games the pink slip. After June 30th, the game section on the titan's social network will go dark, but Page & Co. note that some titles will...
Google+ Games to go dark after June 30th

Google Keep note-taking service puts focus on Android

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Google went public with its rumored Google Keep note-taking service this afternoon, creating new competition for Evernote, Microsoft OneNote and other note-taking apps. Google Keep is available on the web (as part of Google Drive) but this is clearly an Android-first experience, tailored for Google’s mobile operating system. The free...
Google Keep note-taking service puts focus on Android
Mark Zuckerberg denies Facebook phone rumors, emphasizes mobile OS integration

Nokia Store has 120,00 apps, over 120 million users, foggy future

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As Nokia starts to roll out its latest slice of Symbian-powered hardware across Europe, the manufacturer has bundled up some upbeat usage statistics for its developers. It's a mixture of global clout, big user numbers and several mobile platforms, with Nokia declaring support from 145 operators, across 52 different...
Nokia Store has 120,00 apps, over 120 million users, foggy future
German court rules Apple sharing customer data violates privacy laws

Google's Venture Arm Wants Its Hand in More Mobile Deals

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Venture capitalist Rich Miner knows a thing or two about the mobile market. Though he focuses on making investments for Google Ventures these days, Miner’s prior role was working with Andy Rubin to create a little start-up called Android. In his early days, Miner consciously tried to focus on areas...
Google's Venture Arm Wants Its Hand in More Mobile Deals

Stitcher keeps the news flowing for desktop users with new web-based app

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Stitcher is already a heavy hitter in the world of mobile apps, but users will now find their favorite radio shows and podcasts are accessible from the desktop. Today, the company announced an HTML5 version of its popular app that's optimized for all of the major browsers. Upon login,...
Stitcher keeps the news flowing for desktop users with new web-based app

Xamarin raises $12 million to promote cross-platform mobile development

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With a talent war in Silicon Valley for the best developers going strong it’s common knowledge that finding good mobile developers is a problem. Xamarin, a company founded last May, has found that building open-source software development tools for people write code for mobile is a good bet. The Boston-based startup plans...
Xamarin raises $12 million to promote cross-platform mobile development

OUYA Reveals New Games For The Platform, Including Tim Schafer's Double Fine Adventure And The Cave

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Our own Romain Dillet noted the regrettable lack of confirmed games for the upcoming OUYA Android-based home gaming console just yesterday. Today, as if in answer, OUYA founder and CEO Julie Uhrman spoke at DICE to announce some new launch partners for the Kickstarter-funded project. The newly announced titles include...
OUYA Reveals New Games For The Platform, Including Tim Schafer's Double Fine Adventure And The Cave

Only 170 Million Of Twitter's 500 Million Accounts Seem To Be Active

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Semiocast, a European analytics company, says its data on Twitter shows only 170 million of Twitter's 500 million+ accounts are active. That's about 27%, and the 500 million number includes a lot of spam bots. The US isn't the leader in active Twitter. According to Semiocast, 33% of active Twitter...
Only 170 Million Of Twitter's 500 Million Accounts Seem To Be Active
Viber VoIP app for Android and iOS updated with group messaging and improved iPhone audio engine

Report: For every 7 iOS apps built, there are 3 for Android

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Analytics firm Flurry has dissected developer ratios for Apple and Google’s mobile platforms as their respective annual conferences are on the horizon, and research findings show the two companies boast a combined market cap of approximately $750 billion. The study compared developer support for iOS versus Android by examining data...
Report: For every 7 iOS apps built, there are 3 for Android
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Unified Inbox acquires iOS app HelloInbox to revamp its chat and collaboration platform on mobile

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Unified Inbox, a cloud-based social conversation and collaboration platform, has entered a definitive agreement to acquire HelloInbox, an iOS app that can be used to send and receive messages both from email accounts and social networks. Unified Inbox has bought the company for an undisclosed sum, and says it will...
Unified Inbox acquires iOS app HelloInbox to revamp its chat and collaboration platform on mobile

Why Apple wants to build its own mapping service: It’s all in the usage stats

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If recent reports are to be believed, Apple is on the verge of releasing its own 3D mapping service, effectively replacing Google Maps on the iPhone. There appear to be many reasons why Apple is launching its new service - disassociating itself with its smartphone rival, possible launch of new location-based features,...
Why Apple wants to build its own mapping service: It’s all in the usage stats

Meet Scott Devitt: Morgan Stanley's Facebook Analyst Who Takes The Bus To Work

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Scott Devitt has long stood out for being cautious in a world of Internet bulls. In the more than 12 years that he has covered Internet companies as a Wall Street analyst, Devitt has developed a measured approach to a sector that often succumbs to hype. Devitt, who replaced star...
Meet Scott Devitt: Morgan Stanley's Facebook Analyst Who Takes The Bus To Work

Kabam launches Arcane Empires for iOS and Android

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Kabam today launched Arcane Empires for iOS and Android, bringing a brand new IP to mobile platforms. The game is a city-building/strategy title set in a fantasy steampunk world run by a sinister prince who uses black magic to keep himself on his empire’s throne. Players control a fiefdom that...
Kabam launches Arcane Empires for iOS and Android

Mobile health in 2013: from the gym to the doctor's office

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Thanks to a boom in digital health, the smartphone has assumed the role of everything from an ever-present fitness coach to FDA-approved heart monitor. And, as consumers move to mobile platforms, surveys show that more people are not only turning to their mobile devices for health information, they’re quickly imbuing the new technology...
Mobile health in 2013: from the gym to the doctor's office

Will Zynga Emerge As A Gaming Company Or Gambling Company?

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There is more than a bit of schadenfreude among longtime insiders in the gaming industry at Zynga’s performance over the last year. The company has fallen from a private, pre-IPO valuation of around $14 billion to just $2 billion over the past year as it failed to maintain growth on...
Will Zynga Emerge As A Gaming Company Or Gambling Company?

Apple's 2012 in Review: Archetypes, executive shuffles, patents and still no televisions

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Apple had a packed 2012. With a refresh of almost its entire lineup, an executive reshuffle that changed the face of the company and an enormous patent victory over Samsung, it was one for the books. Apple and Education Apple kicked off 2012 with an event in New York city...
Apple's 2012 in Review: Archetypes, executive shuffles, patents and still no televisions
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Dragonplay lands $14M in funding from top grossing Android app, looks to M&A for casino genre growth

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Live Holdem Poker Pro developer Dragonplay announced a $14 million first round of funding today led by Accel Partners. The money will go toward acquiring smaller developers to work on more card, board game and slot titles for Android, iOS and Facebook. Dragonplay’s Live Holdem Poker Pro is currently the...
Dragonplay lands $14M in funding from top grossing Android app, looks to M&A for casino genre growth
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