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Microsoft celebrating leap year right by launching Windows 8 Consumer Preview at MWC

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Perhaps celebrating a push toward the mobile space with its traditionally desktop-bound OS -- or maybe just doing its best to further confuse the similar naming conventions with its forthcoming smartphone operating system -- Microsoft today sent out invites for a February 29th Mobile World Congress event that will...
Microsoft celebrating leap year right by launching Windows 8 Consumer Preview at MWC

Verizon And Redbox Taking On Netflix With New Joint Venture

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Ladies and gentlemen, it looks like the mysterious Project Zoetrope will soon be seeing the light of day. Verizon and Redbox owner Coinstar have just taken to the wires today to announce their new joint venture in video entertainment, with their subscription services poised to launch in the second half...
Verizon And Redbox Taking On Netflix With New Joint Venture

Addressgate: After The Path Fallout, Whose Address Book Is It Anyway?

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Editor’s note: Guest author Keith Teare is General Partner at his incubator Archimedes Labs and CEO of newly funded just.me. He was a co-founder of TechCrunch. Just.me is a stealth company in the mobile space and as such Keith’s opinions on this issue are likely to reflect his product focus. Addressgate...
Addressgate: After The Path Fallout, Whose Address Book Is It Anyway?

Dell UK launches an iOS and Android marketplace for purchasing products on the go

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In a move that has Apple written all over it, Dell has launched a new mobile app which makes it easy its UK customers to purchase products on the go. The electronics manufacturer is bringing a sleek and easy-to-use mobile marketplace to both its both Android and iOS users in...
Dell UK launches an iOS and Android marketplace for purchasing products on the go

Meet The 18 Most Important People In Mobile Advertising

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Who are the most important people in mobile advertising? Sure, there are executives from the usual suspects on our list (Apple, Google, Zynga, etc.) but you'll be surprised at some of names that made our ranking. Some of the most powerful players in the game are at companies that most...
Meet The 18 Most Important People In Mobile Advertising

Sources say the US is going to approve Google’s purchase of Motorola

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The “will they or won’t they” argument is apparently over when it comes to Google’s monster $12.5B acquisition of Motorola. According to a report by Reuters, the Department of Justice will soon officially approve the sale. The deal has been held up since Google announced the bid in August, and...
Sources say the US is going to approve Google’s purchase of Motorola

How Google ads reinvented the sales call

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Mobile is the hottest thing in advertising. Turns out, getting people to make a phone call can be very lucrative. By Sierra Jiminez, contributor FORTUNE — Companies diving into mobile advertising have found success getting consumers to do something unusual with their smartphones: make calls. It’s no surprise that the...
How Google ads reinvented the sales call

Instagrille brings Instagram to your Windows PC

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Instagram was finally…FINALLY…launched on Android on Tuesday, which was probably as much a relief for co-founder Kevin Systrom as it was the hundreds of millions of users on Google’s mobile operating system. I can’t imagine how tired he must’ve gotten answering the same question over and over and over… With...
Instagrille brings Instagram to your Windows PC

Seeking The Next Rovio, Microsoft, Nokia Commit Up To $24 Million Into A New Push To Get Apps On Windows Phone

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We saw what a commotion it caused when Rovio’s Mighty Eagle intimated that his company would not be developing a version of its newest game, Angry Birds Space, for the Windows Phone platform (some quick statements from Rovio’s CEO put that to rest). Now it looks like Microsoft and its...
Seeking The Next Rovio, Microsoft, Nokia Commit Up To $24 Million Into A New Push To Get Apps On Windows Phone

38% of China’s Internet population are mobile-only users, says report

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Mobile-only Web users account for more than one third of China’s Internet population, according to a report from mobile research specialist On Device. The study found that the country’s rural population drove an annual 8 percent increase in mobile-only Web usage, which accounted for 38 percent of China’s Internet users...
38% of China’s Internet population are mobile-only users, says report

Who's Ready for the (Heaven Forbid) Social Networking Patent Wars?

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Please see the disclosure about Facebook in my ethics statement. Tech companies have recently ratcheted up their offensive use of intellectual property, especially in the mobile space — but not so much in social networking. Just in case patent wars happen to be contagious, it seems worth evaluating which social...
Who's Ready for the (Heaven Forbid) Social Networking Patent Wars?

Beyond The Daily Deal: Groupon’s 170M Deals And 33M Users; Aims To Be ‘The OS For Local Commerce’

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Groupon’s CEO Andrew Mason today posted a letter to shareholders with some updated figures on how the company is doing, and a more specific outline of what Groupon plans to do to to move beyond daily deals: ”To become the operating system for local commerce.” The move is a significant one...
Beyond The Daily Deal: Groupon’s 170M Deals And 33M Users; Aims To Be ‘The OS For Local Commerce’
Facebook’s Mobile Viral Channels Are Working For Wooga, Europe’s Biggest Social Gaming Company

Baidu in talks with more than 20 handset makers over adopting its Android-based OS

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Baidu‘s aggressive new strategy to build its brand in China’s mobile space is showing promise, after the Chinese search giant revealed it is talking to more than 20 manufacturers over the potential to build devices powered by its ‘Baidu Cloud’ operating system. The firm made the claim in an announcement...
Baidu in talks with more than 20 handset makers over adopting its Android-based OS

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
Nuance’s Dragon ID Lets You Unlock Your Smartphone By Talking To It

Sony Rebrands Their PlayStation Suite, Reveals HTC As Their First Third-Party PlayStation Mobile Partner

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Sony is certainly no stranger to the mobile space — the recently-divorced Sony Mobile Communications branch has been announcing plenty of handsets lately, but the company has decided that their PlayStation-certified hardware efforts. Sony has just revealed that their first non-Sony hardware partner will be none other than HTC. Developing…...
Sony Rebrands Their PlayStation Suite, Reveals HTC As Their First Third-Party PlayStation Mobile Partner

Google-Motorola Deal About To Get The OK (GOOG)

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Google's $12.5 billion deal to buy Motorola will be cleared as early as next week. The Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. Department of Justice plans to approve the deal next week. European regulators have also set a deadline of next Monday to decide whether or not to...
Google-Motorola Deal About To Get The OK (GOOG)

Report: iPhone owners are China’s most active mobile Internet users by some margin

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They may have to pay more than double the price of a regular smartphone to buy one, but Chinese iPhone owners are four times more active on the country’s mobile Internet space than any other device, according to a report from Chinese search giant Baidu. In the annual report Baidu, which...
Report: iPhone owners are China’s most active mobile Internet users by some margin

Activision Publishing teams up with Flurry to release third-party mobile games

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Activision Publishing is about to make some big investments in mobile games. One of the ways it will do so is through a third-party publishing platform via a partnership with analytics firm Flurry. Under the partnership, Activision Publishing will release games made by outside developers under the Activision Mobile...
Activision Publishing teams up with Flurry to release third-party mobile games
Mobile industry players Tapjoy and Kontagent form partnership (exclusive)

Mozilla caves, will support H.264 to avoid 'irrelevance'

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It looks like Mozilla is ready to throw in the towel in its battle against the patent-laden H.264 video codec. Over the last week or so, the software foundation has struggled publicly with whether or not to support the MPEG-LA-owned format. Now several of Firefox's biggest players have all come...
Mozilla caves, will support H.264 to avoid 'irrelevance'

Smartphones beat computers for Facebookers time on site

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A new study shows that the social-networking king also reigns in the mobile space, and its users are spending more and more time on the site via their cell phones. [Read more]...
Smartphones beat computers for Facebookers time on site

This developer won’t quit until he has built the best version of Instagram for the web

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Good things come to those who wait, as we learned with Instagram’s massive Android success. For those of us who still use laptop and desktop computers (crazy, right?), there still isn’t an official way to brose the beautiful photos on Instagram, other than one at a time. For developer Brenden...
This developer won’t quit until he has built the best version of Instagram for the web

Singapore’s SingTel moves into mobile advertising with $321 million US acquisition

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Asian mobile giant SingTel — which runs an operator of the same name in Singapore — has confirmed that it is moving into the mobile advertising space with the purchase of US-headquartered firm Amobee for $321 million (SG$400 million), according to Dow Jones via the Wall Street Journal. The company has said...
Singapore’s SingTel moves into mobile advertising with $321 million US acquisition
MoneyDesktop Makes Second Acquisition In Eight Months In MoneyReef, Preps iPhone And iPad Launches

NVIDIA, Intellectual Ventures partner to acquire 4G patents from IPWireless

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It's hard to read the word 'patent' and not leap immediately to 'infringement,' given the tech industry's recent track record. But in this rare case, access to that oft-contested IP is being spread like love -- very expensive love. Under the terms of a joint agreement, NVIDIA and Intellectual...
NVIDIA, Intellectual Ventures partner to acquire 4G patents from IPWireless
Even Apple thinks it’s time for an iPad mini

Intel Capital Invests $21 Million In Swedish Eye-Tracking Tech Company Tobii

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Intel is betting big on the future of human interfaces with a $21 million (143 million kronor) investment in Tobii, a Swedish company that has been working for years on eye-tracking laptops and other devices. A 10% stake, it implies a valuation of around $200 million for the 12-year-old company....
Intel Capital Invests $21 Million In Swedish Eye-Tracking Tech Company Tobii
'Fruit Ninja Kinect' sells 500,000 on 360, 'Jetpack Joyride' downloaded 14 million times
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