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Facebook: 60 million users access apps through a mobile device

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Facebook threw out some interesting numbers during a fireside chat with Inside Facebook. Speaking to the blog.the world’s most popular social networks claimed that 60 million of its users are engaging with Facebook apps through their mobile phone. Director of Product Management Carl Sjogreen clarified that in saying mobile apps, he referred...
Facebook: 60 million users access apps through a mobile device

Microsoft is bringing Dynamics CRM to every mobile platform in Q2

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Microsoft has a recent history of releasing mobile apps for its various products in a piecemeal fashion, putting them out seemingly as they are finished and approved by the platform in question. However, for its Dynamics CRM product, Microsoft has something else in mind: one big mobile roll out. Dynamics is...
Microsoft is bringing Dynamics CRM to every mobile platform in Q2

Live from Microsoft's Windows 8 press event at Mobile World Congress 2012!

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Today's the day! It's been months since we tested the Windows 8 Developer Preview, and now Microsoft is finally ready to let the general PC-using public give it a whirl. While we already have a feel for the overarching interface, which mashes together the traditional desktop and Metro-inspired tiles,...
Live from Microsoft's Windows 8 press event at Mobile World Congress 2012!

The top 50 Android tablet apps

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Whether you've got a Samsung Galaxy Tab, Amazon's Kindle Fire or another Android tablet, you'll be looking for some great apps. We've picked some of the bestApple sold 15.4m iPads in the final quarter of 2011, but there is more to the market than one manufacturer and OS. Strategy Analytics...
The top 50 Android tablet apps
New Social eBooks Retailer Zola Books Launches Private Beta, Raises $1M From Prominent Authors

Facebook Could Jumpstart HTML5 Platform With App Bookmarks On News Feed

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Facebook’s late-comer HTML5 mobile app platform lags way behind the Apple App Store and Android Marketplace. Yesterday I spotted Facebook’s latest effort to catch up — a test showing bookmarks for third-party applications at the top of the mobile news feed. Currently, Facebook buries HTML5 app bookmarks at the bottom of...
Facebook Could Jumpstart HTML5 Platform With App Bookmarks On News Feed

Microsoft Defines the New Mobile Business Experience on iPad

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In 1984 and for a few years thereafter, Microsoft got its hands dirty in graphical computing by producing a few surprisingly mediocre applications for Macintosh, starting with a port of its otherwise decent spreadsheet called Multiplan. By the time Windows 3.0 was released in 1990, many of us felt the...
Microsoft Defines the New Mobile Business Experience on iPad

HMTL5 Mobile Gaming Site Cellufun Is Now Tylted, Eyes Up “Substantial” Facebook Play, Virtual Goods, Ads

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Facebook is banking a lot on the future of HTML5 and the idea of people going web-first instead of native-apps for their mobile content fixes, and today mobile gaming company Cellufun taking one step in its strategy to position itself as a key player in that space, too: it’s announcing...
HMTL5 Mobile Gaming Site Cellufun Is Now Tylted, Eyes Up “Substantial” Facebook Play, Virtual Goods, Ads

Nielsen: Americans have 28 percent more mobile apps in 2012, look down on the web with disdain

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It's not hard to see that Americans love their mobile apps, and Nielsen can now tell us by how much. The average US smartphone owner circa mid-2012 now brandishes 41 apps, a pretty hefty 28 percent increase from a year earlier. They're preferring native apps to the web, as...
Nielsen: Americans have 28 percent more mobile apps in 2012, look down on the web with disdain
Apple’s iCloud Is No Dropbox Killer (It’s Much More)

Windows Phone goes on sale in China today

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Microsoft China has finally christened its first Windows Phone. The HTC Triumph (or Titan, or even Eternity, according to the official Windows Phone Blog) is out, brandishing a 4.7-inch display and double camera setup. The phone arrives unlocked and apparently loaded up with "a slew" of popular native apps....
Windows Phone goes on sale in China today

The Nokia Lumia 900 Is Now Available In Canada, Hits The UK On April 27th

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The Nokia Lumia 900 train is rocking. After its first stop in the US on Easter Sunday, the party moved north of the border where Rogers is now selling the supersized Windows Phone. However, in a few short weeks, the phone will hit the UK on April 27th through Phones4U...
The Nokia Lumia 900 Is Now Available In Canada, Hits The UK On April 27th

60 million users engaged with apps on Facebook mobile platform since launch; average 5 times per month

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Facebook Director of Product Management Carl Sjogreen revealed that over 60 million users have engaged with mobile applications via Facebook, 320 million times per month since the mobile platform launched in October 2011. Sjogreen shared this statistic during a fireside chat with Founder of Inside Network Justin Smith at the Inside...
60 million users engaged with apps on Facebook mobile platform since launch; average 5 times per month
Mozilla's Boot to Gecko project: the internet is your phone (hands-on video)

Apple rumored to announce two new native apps for iOS 6

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With today's unveiling of iOS 6, Apple will also introduce two new native applications for its mobile operating system, according to a new report....
Apple rumored to announce two new native apps for iOS 6

Finally, a Cross-Platform HTML5 Game

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We've been hearing about it for years: The collection of Web technologies known as HTML5 is the future of online publishing. The promise of cross-platform applications with one easy code base is enticing to developers, who stand to save a fortune in coding costs, and publishers, who could extend their...
Finally, a Cross-Platform HTML5 Game
Facebook adds new public data to page Timelines, lets businesses assess competitors

MobiCart offers m-commerce to a wider audience with the launch of HTML5 app platform

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Hot on the heels of its release for making mcommerce apps for Android and iPad, MobiCart is now launching its HTML5 web platform to increase its offering. This means that the service can now be accessed from any mobile browser, taking away the need for users to download an app....
MobiCart offers m-commerce to a wider audience with the launch of HTML5 app platform

Soundcloud & Rdio come to Xbox & PS3, thanks to Skifta

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Xbox and Playstation 3 owners can now listen to their favorite tunes and sounds from Rdio and Soundcloud, provided they also own an Android mobile device: Qualcomm Atheros just released version 1.5 of its Skifta media shifting app for Android. Skifta lets you access and play local and Internet media...
Soundcloud & Rdio come to Xbox & PS3, thanks to Skifta
Facebook now sending 160 million users a month through to mobile apps

Sample Photos and Screenshots from 3rd Generation iPad

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Vietnamese site Tinhte.vn has been spending some more time with the 3rd Generation iPad in their possession. They took some screenshots of the native apps that come bundled with the new iPad that support its new Retina screen. This is a screenshot from iPhoto (click for full size): The sizes...
Sample Photos and Screenshots from 3rd Generation iPad

Nokia Maps Arrives On iOS & Android (But Only As A Web App)

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Nokia has just announced the launch of an iOS and Android-compatible version of its mapping service known as Nokia Maps. The service, which powers Nokia’s native mapping applications on its own devices, has not arrived as a native iOS and Android app, however, but as a HTML5-based web service available...
Nokia Maps Arrives On iOS & Android (But Only As A Web App)

Financial Times’ Web app draws in 2m users in the ten months since launch

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Last month we wrote that FT.com’s subscription revenue was on course to overtake its ad-based revenue in 2012, with Rob Grimshaw, Managing Director of FT.com, adding that mobile will be the Financial Times’ main channel for distributing news within ‘three to four years’. Today the Guardian reports that the FT’s...
Financial Times’ Web app draws in 2m users in the ten months since launch
Adobe launches Shadow, a new toolkit for mobile developers

Liveblogging Inside Social Apps: The Future of Mobile App Discovery on Facebook

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We’re at the San Francisco Design center, blogging Inside Network’s third annual Inside Social Apps conference. Founder of Inside Network Justin Smith sat down with Facebook Director of Software Engineering Cory Ondrejka for a fireside chat called “The Future of Mobile App Discovery on Facebook.” Ondrejka emphasized the value of...
Liveblogging Inside Social Apps: The Future of Mobile App Discovery on Facebook

Smartphone owners turn to retail mobile websites over mobile apps

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While the debate over native apps versus mobile websites rages on, new data from Nielsen suggests that the top retailers got better reach from their mobile websites during the holidays than through their native mobile apps. Based on metering of 5,000 smartphone phones, five of the top retailers – Amazon, Best...
Smartphone owners turn to retail mobile websites over mobile apps

B2B apps and mobile web attracting more investment from UK and US businesses

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Research finds a third of companies planning to launch four or more mobile projects in the next 18 monthsConsumer-focused mobile apps may get more headlines, but business-to-business apps are rising fast up the priorities of companies in the US and UK, according to a survey of 1,000 executives commissioned by...
B2B apps and mobile web attracting more investment from UK and US businesses

Cvent Acquires Seed Labs for $4.2M to Bolster Consumer and Mobile Event Apps

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Today cloud-based event management company Cvent announced that it has acquired Seed Labs, a startup that specializes in mobile apps for consumer and social events including concerts, festivals and sporting events, for $4.2 million. Founded in 2009, Seed Labs created 82 mobile apps for 38 events in 2012 alone,...
Cvent Acquires Seed Labs for $4.2M to Bolster Consumer and Mobile Event Apps
Survey: Tablet Owners Prefer Browsers to Native Apps

This Startup Just Raised $25 Million To Beat LinkedIn (LNKD, FB)

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BranchOut wants to beat LinkedIn at its own game: helping people use their social network to find a job. Today, the company got a lot more backing to help it out. It announced a $25 million Series C round from Mayfield and other investors, bringing its total funding to $49...
This Startup Just Raised $25 Million To Beat LinkedIn (LNKD, FB)
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