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Disney Teams Up With Imangi For Movie Tie-In ‘Temple Run: Brave’

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For the mobile game version of Pixar’s new movie Brave, Disney looked for help from the developers behind a big iOS hit — Imangi Studios, the creators of Temple Run. Bart Decrem, the former Tapulous CEO who now runs Disney’s mobile division, says the company has already done its share...
Disney Teams Up With Imangi For Movie Tie-In ‘Temple Run: Brave’

Facebook Is Trying To Copy Path Says Facebook Mobile Head

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During a LeWeb interview with Path’s Head of Special Projects Shakil Khan, an audience member asked Khan about Path’s relationship with Facebook. It just so happened that the head of Facebook’s mobile business Henri Moissinac was standing behind the questioner in the audience, and host Loic Le Meur took the...
Facebook Is Trying To Copy Path Says Facebook Mobile Head
Make your business’ data pretty with Roambi’s new iPad app platform

Aol Snaps Up Hyper-Local Photosharing App Hipster

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Breaking: Aol (who is my employer somehow) has picked up local photosharing app Hipster for a low seven figures we’re hearing.  The Hipster team of five will be working for the Aol mobile team out of Palo Alto, under badass Sol Lipman. Updating. ...
Aol Snaps Up Hyper-Local Photosharing App Hipster

Facebook gives its mobile versions a facelift to better use white space

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Today, the mobile team at Facebook announced some changes to all mobile versions of the site, which include better utilization of the real-estate on your mobile device’s screen: Starting today, we’re rolling out an improved design for posts in news feed on your mobile phone. Now photos are up to...
Facebook gives its mobile versions a facelift to better use white space

JUST MISSED MILLIONS: These People Walked Away From Early Jobs At Billion-Dollar Companies

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Ali Fedotowsky walked away from Facebook (and probably most of her stock options) when she opted to be ABC's Bachelorette. Robert Cezar Matei missed his chance to join early Facebook, Square and Instagram teams. Missing millions hurts. Some people, like Kevin Systrom, went on to make millions after turning down...
JUST MISSED MILLIONS: These People Walked Away From Early Jobs At Billion-Dollar Companies

The mobile web version of Google+ just got a refresh and it’s pretty speedy

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When it comes to keeping up with posts on Google+, I don’t tend to use the Android or iOS apps. I’m more of a browser and therefore I use the mobile web version, since I feel its a better and more integrated experience for all of Google’s products. Unfortunately, the...
The mobile web version of Google+ just got a refresh and it’s pretty speedy

Pieceable Mobile Team Joins Facebook

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Facebook is expanding its mobile know-how by hiring the team behind Pieceable Viewer, a mobile service that allows iOS app developers to demonstrate their apps......
Pieceable Mobile Team Joins Facebook
Live Nation Labs, Rexly Co-Founders Explain Acquisition & Vision For Mobile

Twitter opens doors on new Seattle engineering office

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We’ve certainly been intrigued with all of the Silicon Valley tech giants that have opened offices in the Seattle area in recent months, from eBay to Facebook to Jawbone to Zynga. Now, Twitter is officially fluttering into Seattle with its very own engineering office near Seattle’s historic Pike Place...
Twitter opens doors on new Seattle engineering office
PayPal: how we'll win in mobile commerce
Former Microsoft exec says Apple killed the Zune before it even launched

Yobongo, Which Launched at Last Year's SXSW, to be Acquired and Shut Down

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Yobongo, a mobile social discovery app, will be acquired by the fast-growing photo book creation service Mixbook, the two companies announced today. Yobongo had only tens of thousands of monthly active users, and had recently reoriented itself around private groups rather than its original purpose of enabling people to meet...
Yobongo, Which Launched at Last Year's SXSW, to be Acquired and Shut Down

Microsoft's Bing Mobile team introduces new app first for Android phones

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A beta of a new phone-programming app known as on{X} is available only for Android phones (at least for now)....
Microsoft's Bing Mobile team introduces new app first for Android phones

Facebook Adds Mobile Expertise By Hiring Everyone from Pieceable

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Facebook has hired three engineers from Pieceable, which was building a way to make iPhone and iPad apps viewable from a browser. As part of the deal, Pieceable will shut down at the end of the year and will release an open source version of the software. In a short...
Facebook Adds Mobile Expertise By Hiring Everyone from Pieceable

Google launches official Android blog, breaks away from Google Mobile

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If you’re someone who wants to keep up on all of the Android news from Google, then you’re in for a treat. Until now, all of the Android bits have been packed into the Google Mobile blog, but today it has broken away into its own home. Here’s what the...
Google launches official Android blog, breaks away from Google Mobile
Facebook seizes team behind iOS tool-maker Pieceable Software

Google Snaps Up The Company That Made Microsoft Office Files Work On Android, iPhone (GOOG)

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Google today acquired, QuickOffice, a company best known for making Microsoft Office files work well on Android and iPhone. No terms were disclosed but we do know that the QuickOffice team is moving to Google and the customers will continue to be supported. Here's the interesting thing: the QuickOffice folks are...
Google Snaps Up The Company That Made Microsoft Office Files Work On Android, iPhone (GOOG)

Myriad focuses on low-end phones, buys UK’s Synchronica

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Not everyone wants or can afford a smartphone, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need some of the key functions that comes with these app platforms — browsers, messaging and social tools, for example. Monday saw some consolidation in the industry supplying these capabilities for low-end phones, with Swiss handset...
Myriad focuses on low-end phones, buys UK’s Synchronica

Disney Mobile: 'Somebody's going to build a game that reaches 1bn people'

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Bart Decrem talks Where's My Water, freemium dominance and Chinese opportunitiesWhere's My Water isn't just notable for being the 25 billionth download from Apple's App Store.When it launched in September 2011, its alligator hero Swampy became the first new Disney character to be launched in a mobile game, rather than...
Disney Mobile: 'Somebody's going to build a game that reaches 1bn people'
AOL acquires mobile photo-sharing app Hipster

Meet Amanda Wixted, An Early Zynga Employee And The Most Eligible Mobile Talent In New York

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Amanda Wixted turned down an early position at Instagram that could have netted her millions of dollars when it sold to Facebook for $1.2 billion. But Wixted wasn't phased. She's already had an amazingly successful career anyone would kll for. She was Zynga's 75th employee and the first on its...
Meet Amanda Wixted, An Early Zynga Employee And The Most Eligible Mobile Talent In New York

This Could Be The Reason Google Wanted Buddy Media (GOOG)

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Why would Google want to buy Buddy Media? The deal didn't go through, but it's a little weird that Google wanted to snatch up a company that helps businesses create Facebook pages and Foursquare contests and analyze results. Unless you start looking at a bigger picture. Google has finally decided...
This Could Be The Reason Google Wanted Buddy Media (GOOG)
DailyBooth finally exits in talent acquisition by Airbnb

Facebook acquires talent behind brand marketer Momentus Media

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Facebook “acq-hired” a co-founder of viral brand marketing agency Momentus Media, which was behind campaigns for Levi’s, LMFAO and Taio Cruz. Chris Turitzin will be joining the Facebook growth, engagement and mobile team while Momentus itself continues on under co-founder Carina Koo. The social network approached Momentus Media a few...
Facebook acquires talent behind brand marketer Momentus Media

Twitter recognizes issue with mobile app displaying images, promises fix in next build

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If you’re an every day user of Twitter’s official mobile app you may be noticing some inconsistencies when it comes to displaying photos that your followers post. Basically, every now and then when you view a tweet that has a photo hosted by Twitter by way of its partnership with...
Twitter recognizes issue with mobile app displaying images, promises fix in next build

Twitter’s Mobile team to hold WWDC Open House event for developers on June 11th

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Tickets just went up for an open house event thrown by Twitter’s Mobile and Engineering teams, reports 9to5Mac. The event will be centered around ‘tech talks’, food and beer and is limited, with only 39 tickets available as of this writing. Twitter notes right up front that this is not...
Twitter’s Mobile team to hold WWDC Open House event for developers on June 11th

Something Is Going On In Google's Maps And Commerce Group (GOOG)

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We've just heard about more strife and concern inside one of Google's most important—and confusing—business units. Google executive Jeff Huber oversees Geo and Commerce, a mishmash of businesses from maps to payments to local commerce. It's a tough job. How tough? Well, Stephanie Tilenius just left that group to join...
Something Is Going On In Google's Maps And Commerce Group (GOOG)

Review: Sony Xperia S

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Sony's split with Ericsson is as much a cultural break as a corporate one, and the Xperia S on the surface reflects that. It's a showcase for the company's design and technology. But with the split just months old, has Sony's mobile team learned its lesson? Our Sony Xperia S...
Review: Sony Xperia S

Mobile App Roundup: Android, UDIDs, Draw Something clones, Deer Hunter and ODIN

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50 percent of U.S. smartphones are Androids — According to ComScore’s latest mobile subscriber report, Google’s Android is now the most popular platform with 50.1 percent market share, up from the 46.9 percent it held in November. iOS was second with 30.2 percent, up from 28.7 percent. RIM and Microsoft...
Mobile App Roundup: Android, UDIDs, Draw Something clones, Deer Hunter and ODIN
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