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Facebook partners with mobile billing provider Bango

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U.K. mobile billing and analytics provider Bango announced today it signed a deal “to provide payment services to Facebook.” The arrangement could be part of an upcoming effort to monetize Facebook’s mobile platform. The social network has 425 million monthly active mobile users but so far does not generate “meaningful”...
Facebook partners with mobile billing provider Bango

Google removes obstacle for Netflix (and more) on Samsung Chromebooks

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App developers that couldn’t enable their software to run on the latest Samsung Chromebook are now able to do so: Google added ARM architecture support on Tuesday to Native Client (NaCl), the solution that lets native applications run in the Chrome browser. Without this, the Samsung Chromebook, which runs on...
Google removes obstacle for Netflix (and more) on Samsung Chromebooks

Line messaging and VoIP app adds 'timeline' and 'home' features, throws in new platform for app integration

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With now over 45 million users, while you may not use Line yourself, someone you know (or at least someone they know) probably does. The Asia-centric Skype rival has decided to roll-out some extra functionality and is looking to go a few rounds with even bigger competition. 'Home' offers...
Line messaging and VoIP app adds 'timeline' and 'home' features, throws in new platform for app integration

Adobe and Apple: Please Spare Us the Platitudes About ‘Open’

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In the ongoing Adobe/Apple debate over Flash and its place in the mobile web, a curious term has been invoked by both companies: Open. Apple cited “open” as one reason that Flash isn’t allowed on the iPhone and Adobe has adopted a “we love choice” mantra in its response....
Adobe and Apple: Please Spare Us the Platitudes About ‘Open’

Firefox's PDF viewer may boost security by boring hackers

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A built-in PDF viewer component based on JavaScript and HTML5 Web technologies has been added to the beta version of Firefox 19, Mozilla said Friday. The browser maker described the built-in PDF viewer as more secure and safer than proprietary PDF viewing plug-ins, like those installed by Adobe Reader...
Firefox's PDF viewer may boost security by boring hackers
Cloud Backup Service MyShoebox Launches To Synchronize Photos Across All Your Devices

Indian Streaming Music Platform Gaana's App Rolls Out Across Four Mobile Platforms

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Gaana, one of India’s top music streaming services, just launched its app, which is now available on four platforms (iOS, Android, BlackBerry and J2ME for Samsung and Nokia feature phones) to take advantage of India’s vast but fragmented mobile market. The service, operated by Times Internet, allows listeners to...
Indian Streaming Music Platform Gaana's App Rolls Out Across Four Mobile Platforms

Utilities vs Networks

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It's interesting to see a network, Instagram, starting to replace the iPhone's native camera application in many users' daily usage of their phones. I see this in my kids' behavior all the time. When they want to take a photo, they open Instagram, not the camera application. In the PC...
Utilities vs Networks

PhoneGap Build Support Comes to Version 1.4.0

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When it comes to the pace of mobile app innovation, there are a couple leaders in the field that need to be watched on a regular basis. Foremost among them is the PhoneGap, also known as Apache Cordova these days. Call it the leader of the leaders. Today the company...
PhoneGap Build Support Comes to Version 1.4.0

Iterations: The Unbundling Potential Of Apple's Passbook

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is an EIR at Javelin Venture Partners and has been a contributor to TechCrunch since January 2011. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. This post is about Apple’s Passbook. It’s not about mobile wallets, or Google Wallet, or Square, or anything else. I realize...
Iterations: The Unbundling Potential Of Apple's Passbook

MobileDay delivers users from mobile conference calling hell

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My plans to chat with Brad Dupee about his startup were not going according to plan. Though he sent me a conference call dial-in, I got caught running late to make the call at my office desk, where I usually chat from. Flustered, I fumbled with the dial-in number from...
MobileDay delivers users from mobile conference calling hell

Mozilla developing Web push notification system for Firefox

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Mozilla is developing a push notification system for the Firefox Web browser. It will allow users to receive notifications from websites without having to keep those sites open in their browser. The system will also be able to relay push notifications to mobile devices. The project is part of...
Mozilla developing Web push notification system for Firefox

Zuckerberg touts mobile during Facebook's earnings announcement

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Mark Zuckerberg thinks mobile devices represent a big opportunity for Facebook to expand user engagement while bolstering the social networking company's ad revenue. "Our opportunity on mobile is the most misunderstood aspect of Facebook today," he said on Tuesday during a conference call to discuss his company's quarterly earnings....
Zuckerberg touts mobile during Facebook's earnings announcement
Real-Time Yammer Competitor Hall Launches New Apps For iOS And Mac; Hits 10K Businesses, Double-Digit Growth

Together, HTML5 and DRM can take out native apps

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This post was written by Jaafer Haidar, vice president of mobile at cloud-based content platform Synacor. Every once in a while, necessity brings strange bedfellows together towards a common goal. Apollo Creed and Rocky joined forces to take on Clubber Lang in Rocky III, Batman and Catwoman teamed up against Bane...
Together, HTML5 and DRM can take out native apps

IBM Buys HTML5 App Development Company WorkLight For $70M To Expand Mobile Enterprise Services

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IBM just announced the purchase of WorkLight, an Israeli startup that provides a mobile app development and infrastructure software. IBM says the acquisition will help expand the enterprise mobile capabilities it offers to clients. Financial terms were not disclosed but we’ve heard that the acquisition price is around $70 million,...
IBM Buys HTML5 App Development Company WorkLight For $70M To Expand Mobile Enterprise Services

Twitter to host WWDC session, tickets available now

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With Apple’s WWDC just around the corner and many TBA sessions still on the latest schedule, you can at least now get tickets for Twitter’s WWDC Open House set to include “tech talks, food and beer with our iOS and native applications engineering team!” There is only 50 or so...
Twitter to host WWDC session, tickets available now

Opera Updates Its Desktop Browser, Adds Camera Support To Push The Native Web Experience

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Two weeks after pushing through an update for its most popular browser, Opera Mini for mobile devices, Opera is turning its attention to its desktop product, with the release of Opera 12 for Macs and PCs. Opera tells me its desktop browser is currently the second-biggest product in terms of...
Opera Updates Its Desktop Browser, Adds Camera Support To Push The Native Web Experience

Twitter’s Promoted Tweets & Accounts Arrive On Mobile Apps

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Twitter announced today an update which will impact its mobile applications on iPhone and Android: it’s bringing additional “Promoted Products” to the mobile platform, specifically Promoted Accounts and Promoted Tweets. The Promoted Products suite of advertising products, which includes Promoted Trends, Promoted Tweets (in search and in the timeline), and Promoted Accounts,...
Twitter’s Promoted Tweets & Accounts Arrive On Mobile Apps

[Infographic] Taking HTML5 to the Next Level for Mobile

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By 2013, there will be more than 1 billion HTML5-capable browsers in use throughout the world. Applications for those HTML5 browsers will be created by 2 million HTML Web developers, according to research from IDC. There is no question that HTML5 is going to be a major factor in...
[Infographic] Taking HTML5 to the Next Level for Mobile

WAC Whacked: Telecom-Backed Alliance Merges Into GSMA, Assets Acquired By API Management Service Apigee

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Apigee, the API management company that was most recently spotted powering that new “print to Walgreens” feature in half a dozen or so mobile applications, is now acquiring the technology assets of WAC, aka the Wholesale Applications Community. WAC, an alliance of global telecom companies, like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Deutsche...
WAC Whacked: Telecom-Backed Alliance Merges Into GSMA, Assets Acquired By API Management Service Apigee

Another Facebook Home Staffer Flies The Coop; Android Head Of Product Bubba Murarka Joins DFJ As General Partner

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After losing mobile product head and Facebook Home team member Charles Jolley to Battery Ventures, Facebook is facing another departure from a previous Home staffer. Draper Fisher Jurvetson announced today that Facebook’s head of product for Android, Bubba Murarka, has joined the firm as General Partner and Managing Director. Murarka...
Another Facebook Home Staffer Flies The Coop; Android Head Of Product Bubba Murarka Joins DFJ As General Partner
Facebook’s Mobile Web App Sees More Monthly Users Than Its iOS/Android Apps Combined
Facebook champions mobile web app development

Mozilla building Firefox push notification system for the web

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Native applications still hold many benefits over their web counterparts, but Mozilla is looking to narrow that gap by building a push notification system that will allow websites to alert users on their desktop computers or mobile devices. Outlined by Mozilla developer Jeff Balogh, the system is fairly straightforward:...
Mozilla building Firefox push notification system for the web

Still don't believe Google Chrome is a platform? This video will change your mind.

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Is Chrome your browser of choice? For many around the globe — 39.1 percent as of April, according to StatCounter — it is, which gives Google quite a computing mandate. I’ve been watching Google’s Chrome strategy unfold for some time now. Chrome isn’t just a browser for the company, it’s...
Still don't believe Google Chrome is a platform? This video will change your mind.

Google Maps never supported Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 8, and it likely never will

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TNW has learned that Windows Phone 8′s browser has never supported Google Maps via the browser, as the product is tuned for WebKit-based browsers, and not Internet Explorer. According to what TNW has learned, there has been no recent change leading to maps.google.com not functioning on Windows Phone 8 devices....
Google Maps never supported Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 8, and it likely never will

Facebook Is Getting Crushed Today (FB)

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Facebook had been doing so well! Then Barron's had to come along and ruin the party. Facebook's stock is down 7.44% this morning after Barron's said the stock was only worth $15 this weekend. The stock had been on a run after Mark Zuckerberg gave a pretty wide-ranging interview two...
Facebook Is Getting Crushed Today (FB)
Piccsy Leaves Private Beta on a Mission to Dethrone Google Images as the King of Image Aggregation

SAP Plans to Dominate Enterprise Mobile Apps with HTML5 and New Partnerships

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One of the largest software companies in the world just made a series of moves that could make it one of the most powerful enterprise mobile developers in the world. Hidden within SAP's Hana database platform announcement yesterday was the fact that the company signed three strategic partnerships with leading...
SAP Plans to Dominate Enterprise Mobile Apps with HTML5 and New Partnerships
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