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Ubuntu jumps to tablets in a long-term bet on mobile convergence

Facebook brings friendship pages to mobile site, still rolling out to native apps

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Facebook has introduced mobile versions of its “friendship pages” that show two users’ history on the social network. For now these are primarily able the be accessed from m.facebook.com, but a spokesperson tells us they will be added to the native iOS and Android apps in the coming months. Friendship pages...
Facebook brings friendship pages to mobile site, still rolling out to native apps

Google Chrome for Android gets desktop pages, home shortcuts

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Google gave the Chrome for Android beta a major update (Google Play) Tuesday that filled in key gaps in the otherwise advanced browser. Like the stock Android 4.0 browser, Chrome can now ask for the desktop version of a page if the mobile version is either undesirable or doesn't work....
Google Chrome for Android gets desktop pages, home shortcuts

Canonical unveils Ubuntu OS for phones, doubles as desktop OS

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In a world dominated by iOS and junk-food-inspired Android operating systems, Canonical, developers of Ubuntu, feel there’s room for a mobile version of its user-friendly Linux distribution. However, rather than provide what is solely a mobile OS, Canonical boasts that this OS can actually plug into a PC and turn...
Canonical unveils Ubuntu OS for phones, doubles as desktop OS
Four new iOS apps you should check out this weekend

Emerging popular Android apps: Minecraft, SongPop, Rule the Kingdom and more

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Rage of Bahamut once again dominated the Android charts, taking the No. 1 spot on the list of top grossing apps. It is still too soon to notice any significant reaction on the charts, but recent developments at Facebook could affect a couple of apps. Yesterday, the FTC approved Facebook’s...
Emerging popular Android apps: Minecraft, SongPop, Rule the Kingdom and more
Nestio Updates Mobile App To Make Apartment Hunting A Little Less Awful

Facebook football game I Am Playr hits 1m monthly active users

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First launched back in November 2010 by social games publisher We R Interactive, social football game I Am Playr came out of beta in October last year, and it has now announced that it’s notching up a cool one million monthly active users around the world. If you’re new to...
Facebook football game I Am Playr hits 1m monthly active users

Google Earth 7 brings tour guide feature, more 3D imagery

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An updated version of the popular desktop app brings over features recently added to the mobile version. [Read more]...
Google Earth 7 brings tour guide feature, more 3D imagery

FileMaker 12 launches with new templates, iOS apps now free

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Apple subsidiary FileMaker Inc. on Wednesday launched FileMaker Pro 12, featuring new templates and enhanced 64-bit support, along with a new, free mobile version for iOS devices....
FileMaker 12 launches with new templates, iOS apps now free

Google's Mobile Product Search Now Shows Real-Time Local Inventory

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Google just announced that the mobile version of Google Product Search can now tell you if a certain product is in stock at nearby stores. Currently, Google is only working with a handful of retailers, including Best Buy, Sears, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and West Elm, but the company is actively...
Google's Mobile Product Search Now Shows Real-Time Local Inventory

6waves is bringing Ravenwood Fair to mobile

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6waves is taking its Facebook hit Ravenwood Fair to mobile. The game quietly appeared in the Canadian iTunes App Store last week, when it was soft-launched on June 29. Although the game’s App Store listing credits Ravenwood Fair Mobile to 6waves alone, the game was actually developed by New York-based...
6waves is bringing Ravenwood Fair to mobile

Hasbro taps DeNA to get Transformers to play nice on the iPhone (preview)

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DeNA/Ngmoco offered a sneak peak this week of what the Transformers mobile game will look like on the iPad and Android tablets. In fact, the mobile version of Optimus Prime and other giant robots look pretty much like they do in the movies or on video game consoles. That’s...
Hasbro taps DeNA to get Transformers to play nice on the iPhone (preview)

Pinwheel! In Private Beta

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I’m happy we’re about to start inviting people into the thing we’ve been working on!! It’s called Pinwheel, and it’s a way to find and leave notes all around the world. We’re opening it up in private beta on the web and mobile web. An iOS version is coming next....
Pinwheel! In Private Beta

Posterous Releases iPhone, Android Optimized Mobile Sites

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Not a week after competitor Tumblr releases a similar feature, Posterous steps up to the plate with Posterous for mobile devices.As with all things Posterous, it’s designed with simplicity and minimalism in mind. The release also features a few nice touches for the iPhone, specifically “users can swipe left and...
Posterous Releases iPhone, Android Optimized Mobile Sites

Carriers, policy groups join up to (sort of) stop Verizon-cable deal

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T-Mobile, Sprint, rural carriers and advocacy group Public Knowledge have teamed up to create a mobile version of the Super Friends, their sole mission to battle the Verizon-cable Legion of Doom. Called the Alliance for Broadband Competition, the loose-knit group of companies and organizations is committed to opposing Verizon’s multi-faceted...
Carriers, policy groups join up to (sort of) stop Verizon-cable deal

The New House Hunter App Is Flipping Awesome

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To pay, or not to pay, for an iPhone app. Most end up choosing the latter, but if you're about to buy a new house, you presumably have some change lying around. So you might as well shell out the $4 for the new House Hunter app by Crea8tive...
The New House Hunter App Is Flipping Awesome

Google’s first April Fool this year is brilliant: ‘Maps 8-bit’ for the Nintendo Entertainment System

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Google offers its Maps product on a huge variety of different systems, but the one that it has so far neglected is the hugely popular Nintendo Entertainment System. Finally, the search giant has answered the cries of NES users everywhere and is launching an 8-bit version of its popular mapping...
Google’s first April Fool this year is brilliant: ‘Maps 8-bit’ for the Nintendo Entertainment System

Driven by developing countries, Wikipedia passes 3bn monthly mobile page views, aims for 4bn by June

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For better or worse, Wikipedia has become one of the top go-to Web destinations for those looking for information on, well, just about anything. And it almost certainly had a part to play in the demise of the printed version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica too. So it probably will come...
Driven by developing countries, Wikipedia passes 3bn monthly mobile page views, aims for 4bn by June

Zynga launches real money betting games in the UK

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Social games giant Zynga announced on its official blog today that the its first real money betting games ZyngaPlusPoker and ZyngaPlusCasino will launch tomorrow in the U.K. As the name implies, ZyngaPlusPoker is an online poker room which offers a variety of games, tournaments and “buy-ins at every level.”...
Zynga launches real money betting games in the UK
Google's big I/O reveal may be a streaming music service
Pandora Is Finally on Windows Phone, And It's Really Good

There Is Now A Socially Acceptable Way To Call Someone Ugly Or Attractive, And It's Sweeping College Campuses

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A new dating app called Tinder was recently brought to our attention. A "normal" person at Business Insider told us about it, and said all of her roommates and college-age friends use it. A few have found dates on it. (By "normal," we mean someone who isn't gadget obsessed, and...
There Is Now A Socially Acceptable Way To Call Someone Ugly Or Attractive, And It's Sweeping College Campuses
Ubuntu phone OS announced, first devices shipping in early 2014

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

Homeless hawk codes, not content, as charity mag goes online-only

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Stopping the presses today may not suit all publishers, especially those which rely on dead-tree money. But, after Newsweek’s digital-only announcement, other print users of different kinds are also now pulling back from paper at an increasing rate… Even homeless magazines Now even an edition of a social-enterprise magazine, designed...
Homeless hawk codes, not content, as charity mag goes online-only

Ubuntu heads to phones -- which may finally help it win on the desktop

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After winning geek hearts and minds on the desktop, the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu is now aiming to take over your smartphone. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, today announced the mobile version of its operating system. Ubuntu for phones sports an elegant user interface that lies somewhere between iOS...
Ubuntu heads to phones -- which may finally help it win on the desktop

Microsoft Now Testing Skype Beta for Windows Phone Internally

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We already knew that Microsoft was planning the release of a mobile version of Skype on handsets running under its Windows Phone mobile platform, but we had no clue as of when it might become available. Today, however, we learn that it might not be long before the beta...
Microsoft Now Testing Skype Beta for Windows Phone Internally

Ecommerce Study Finds Mobile Safari To Be Fastest Growing Web Browser

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Much of the time when you talk about browser market share, it’s in the context of IE vs. Chrome vs. all the rest. But new data released from e-commerce technology company Monetate today has thrown the mobile version of Safari into the mix. The result? The firm found Mobile Safari to be...
Ecommerce Study Finds Mobile Safari To Be Fastest Growing Web Browser

Mediagazer launches as the Techmeme of media

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Today Techmeme creator Gabe Rivera launched Mediagazer, his latest news aggregator.  The site will cover the latest media news, from the production side, to distribution and new technologies. Mediagazer features the same hybrid approach of automatic and manual editing for selecting stories as Techmeme. The site is edited by Megan...
Mediagazer launches as the Techmeme of media
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