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Amazon adds file syncing to Cloud Drive, drops rates below Dropbox

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The struggle between cloud storage providers took another turn on Monday, with Amazon announcing a new version of its Cloud Drive app that brings the ability to sync files across mobile, web, and desktop clients....
Amazon adds file syncing to Cloud Drive, drops rates below Dropbox

Another Apple vs. Samsung Battle: The Mobile Web

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There’s no shortage of battles that come down to Apple and Samsung. From the retail shelves to the courtroom, the two companies have emerged as the clear rivals when it comes to smartphones. And things are no different when it comes to the mobile Web. Chitika, which tracks Web share...
Another Apple vs. Samsung Battle: The Mobile Web

BII REPORT: Here's Why We Are Primed For Massive International Smartphone Growth

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Most of the six billion mobile phones in the world are not smartphones. Over the next several years, most of these handsets will be replaced by smartphones. The United States is one of the more mature smartphone markets. Most smartphone device growth, therefore, will likely  come from other countries --...
BII REPORT: Here's Why We Are Primed For Massive International Smartphone Growth

Which activities are preferred on tablets vs phones? Keynote tells all

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There’s not only a large amount of overlap in activities between smartphones and tablets, but owners of both device types also agree they want a faster mobile web experience. The data comes from Keynote’s Mobile User Survey (PDF), which the company published on Monday after surveying 5,388 people who owned...
Which activities are preferred on tablets vs phones? Keynote tells all

Facebook Announces Mobile DevCons In NYC, London, Seoul, But They're More Meetups Than Newsy f8s

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Facebook hasn’t had a major, announcement-filled developer conference since September 2011′s f8, and won’t for the forseeable future. The Mobile DevCons it just announced won’t have a ton of news, I hear, but will let developers meet Facebook staff and partners in New York, London, and Seoul at one-day gatherings...
Facebook Announces Mobile DevCons In NYC, London, Seoul, But They're More Meetups Than Newsy f8s
Funding Daily: 'The startup is you!'

CrowdStar Co-Founder and GM Jeffrey Tseng promoted to CEO

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Mobile and social game developer CrowdStar today announced that co-founder and general manager of products Jeffrey Tseng has been promoted to CEO of the company. Former CEO and co-founder Peter Relan returns to his post of executive chairman on CrowdStar’s board of directors. CrowdStar said that the change comes as...
CrowdStar Co-Founder and GM Jeffrey Tseng promoted to CEO

Mobile Web browsing on iOS devices mushrooms as BlackBerry declines

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Web usage by iPhone and iPad owners has grown by 35% in North American over the past year, while browsing with BlackBerry smartphones and the PlayBook tablet has dropped by 25%....
Mobile Web browsing on iOS devices mushrooms as BlackBerry declines

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

The iPhone 5 Is Destroying Samsung's Galaxy S III Where It Matters--In Web Traffic (AAPL)

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In just three short weeks, Apple's iPhone 5 has surpassed Samsung's three-month-old Galaxy S III in Web traffic volume, according to data-analytics firm Chitika. The surprising result suggests that Apple smartphone users spend far more time surfing the Web than do users of Samsung's smartphone, which runs on Google's Android software....
The iPhone 5 Is Destroying Samsung's Galaxy S III Where It Matters--In Web Traffic (AAPL)

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Mobile Drives Double-Digit Growth In Social Media Engagement

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. Mobile Web And Apps Driving Social Media Growth (Nielsen via MarketingProfs)Consumers continue to spend an insane amount of time on social networks. Roughly 20 percent of users'...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Mobile Drives Double-Digit Growth In Social Media Engagement

Visual discovery service Gojee moves beyond foodies, launches fashion verticals on iOS and Web

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Gojee, the gorgeous, discovery and image-focused service known for curating food and drink recipes, has expanded into new fashion verticals on iOS and the Web. Now Gojee, which had previously carved a niche for itself among foodies, packs brand new categories, including jewelry, handbags, heels, dresses and lingerie. Early feedback from users...
Visual discovery service Gojee moves beyond foodies, launches fashion verticals on iOS and Web

Mozilla's Future In Mobile: 19% Adopt Do Not Track On Android, Desktop Only 8.6%

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This year, Mozilla has been on an aggressive streak in its bid to make Firefox more than a basic browser: that’s included some big steps in social integration, transforming its browser into more of a platform for web interaction. But perhaps one of the company’s most significant moves has been its...
Mozilla's Future In Mobile: 19% Adopt Do Not Track On Android, Desktop Only 8.6%

Twitter Mobile Now Available In Arabic And Farsi

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Twitter just announced that its mobile Web site is now available in Arabic and Farsi. The main Twitter site has been available in those two languages, as well as Hebrew and Urdu, since March (which also marked the first time Twitter was available in right-to-left languages). At that time, Twitter...
Twitter Mobile Now Available In Arabic And Farsi
CHART OF THE DAY: Apps More And More Important Than The Mobile Web (AAPL, GOOG)

Astrid 2.0: Productivity Assistant Comes To The iPad With Voice Recording, Premium Service

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Earlier this month, Jordan mentioned Astrid in her list of must-have back-to-school apps. For those not familiar with Astrid, it was one of the first task and list management apps to show up on the Android Market back in 2008, where it has since become a stalwart. The app later...
Astrid 2.0: Productivity Assistant Comes To The iPad With Voice Recording, Premium Service

Mozilla Looks to Entice Developers with Firefox OS Phones

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Aiming to build interest among mobile programmers, Mozilla announced Tuesday that it will make available preview hardware running its Firefox OS. The two “developer preview” devices are being created in partnership with Geeksphone and Spanish carrier Telefonica. Telefonica has already said it will support the Web-based operating system on commercial...
Mozilla Looks to Entice Developers with Firefox OS Phones

Sun app shows off potential of mobile web apps

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Jakob Henner, a Copanhagen-based designer-developer has developed a very simple and elegant weather app, called, Sun. What makes it special? Well, it is not a native iOS app, but instead is a mobile web app. You can hardly tell the difference, though I found it working better on my iPad...
Sun app shows off potential of mobile web apps

Google updates design of Gmail's web and offline apps for Android, Blackberry, iOS, and Kindle Fire users

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Google on Monday announced an update to its Gmail mobile web app and Gmail Offline. The company says the new release is available to Android, Blackberry, iOS, and Kindle Fire users. The company didn’t have a changelog of what’s new exactly, but it did reference the rebooted Gmail app for...
Google updates design of Gmail's web and offline apps for Android, Blackberry, iOS, and Kindle Fire users
Announcing The TC Disrupt NY Hackathon API Workshop Schedule, Prizes & More

China: Google's too controlling, we should create our own damn smartphone OS

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PRC officials are voicing concerns about Android’s use in China and Google’s tense relationship with Chinese web companies. In a white paper on the mobile web published last month, China’s Academy of Telecommunication Research (the research branch of the PRC’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) states that while...
China: Google's too controlling, we should create our own damn smartphone OS

The New Digg Arrives Ahead Of Schedule

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After just six weeks of hard work, Digg‘s new owners at Betaworks just flipped the switch and re-launched the site. The new Digg was originally scheduled to launch tomorrow, but despite the tight deadline, the Digg team managed to get this completely rewritten version of the site out ahead of...
The New Digg Arrives Ahead Of Schedule
MoPub's investors ante up another $12M in a bet on mobile ads

Samsung Buddies Up With Mozilla on New Browser Tech

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Here’s an odd pairing: Samsung and Mozilla are collaborating on a software project. The two companies said today that together they are developing a new browser engine for Android and the ARM architecture. Called “Servo,” the engine will be written in Mozilla’s new Rust programming language, optimized for multi-core computing...
Samsung Buddies Up With Mozilla on New Browser Tech

How iPhone 5 Might Rescue Apple's Torpid Mobile Ad Business (AAPL)

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The launch of Apple's iPhone 5 today might inject some new life into Apple's mobile ad business, iAd, because its new screen is bigger. Apple's domination of the phone and tablet mobile space tends to overshadow its failure to generate significant revenues from mobile advertising. Google, Pandora, Twitter, Millennial Media...
How iPhone 5 Might Rescue Apple's Torpid Mobile Ad Business (AAPL)

I Swear This Is The Last "Harlem Shake" Post We Do

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At the risk of seeming like my father, a man who will beat a dead meme into the ground long after its moment in the sun, I present to you the Harlem Shake Bookmarklet. To use it, you will visit this site and drag the bookmarklet into your Chrome browser...
I Swear This Is The Last "Harlem Shake" Post We Do

Ning Gets Glammed Up With Site-Wide Update

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Ning, the social network network, announced its largest new release since being acquired by Glam Media last year, the next version of Ning targeted primarily at businesses and professional customers. The new product, Ning VIP, is a subscription-based service starting at $1,000 monthly, offering a suite of tools for larger-scale...
Ning Gets Glammed Up With Site-Wide Update
Now Google Wants To Kill The Mobile Web (Good Riddance)

Here Are The Apps Tim Cook Suggests You Use Instead Of Apple Maps (AAPL)

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Tim Cook released a letter to Apple customers today, apologizing for failing to deliver on its new mapping application for iPhones and iPads. Cook promises the app will get better, but suggests users try a few alternative apps in the meantime. Here are the apps he suggests you use instead...
Here Are The Apps Tim Cook Suggests You Use Instead Of Apple Maps (AAPL)

PayPal President David Marcus On Cyber Monday, In-Store Payments, Data Strategy And More

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PayPal President David Marcus held an informal sit down with reporters today in San Francisco to address the recent shopping activity over the holidays, PayPal’s strategy on data and mobile, and the potential for the company to take a stake in in-store payments. The payments giant said earlier today that...
PayPal President David Marcus On Cyber Monday, In-Store Payments, Data Strategy And More
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