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Google Play, Apple's App Store Might Face "Legal Undertakings" In OFT's Investigation Of Freemium Games For Kids

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The freemium kids’ app party that has seen some parents left with hefty bills because of their kids’ use of games could be heading for a sticky end — at least in the U.K. The Office of Fair Trading has announced a six-month investigation into whether children are being “unfairly...
Google Play, Apple's App Store Might Face "Legal Undertakings" In OFT's Investigation Of Freemium Games For Kids

Secrets of a suitcase-packing ninja

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Heather Poole, an LA-based flight attendant, is also a total ninja when it comes to packing suitcases. This 12-step NYT slideshow illustrating her advanced packing techniques for getting 10 days' clothes into a carry-on just changed my life (top tip: roll, don't fold: take up less space, wrinkles less)....
Secrets of a suitcase-packing ninja

Emerging paid iOS apps: Skylanders Cloud Patrol, Voice Assistant and Civilization Revolution

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Much like last week’s top paid charts, Rovio and Zynga continue to hold the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on iOS. Despite the strength of Angry Birds Space and Draw Something, however, some new apps were able to crack the top 10. Activision’s Skylanders Cloud Patrol makes its chart debut...
Emerging paid iOS apps: Skylanders Cloud Patrol, Voice Assistant and Civilization Revolution

Amazon’s AppStore hits 31,000 apps in one year, offers a week of app deals to celebrate

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Amazon’s Android AppStore has turned one year old and to celebrate the company has announced it will be offering a week of deals on what it says are its customer’s favourite apps and games including Fruit Ninja, Monopoly, AccuWeather and starting today Plants vs. Zombies — which has a 67%...
Amazon’s AppStore hits 31,000 apps in one year, offers a week of app deals to celebrate

As the Amazon Appstore turns one, the Kindle Fire appears to be leading growth

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In the year it has been available, the Amazon Appstore for Android has grown from 4,000 to 31,000 apps, but statistics from Amazon and Distimo seem to indicate the Kindle Fire has been responsible for most of the store’s growth. To celebrate the Appstore’s first birthday, Amazon revealed the 10...
As the Amazon Appstore turns one, the Kindle Fire appears to be leading growth

BlueStacks' App Player For Mac Launches Beta: Now You Can Run Over 750,000 Android Apps On Mac

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BlueStacks, the startup known for bringing Android applications to desktop PCs, is today releasing its App Player for Mac into beta, following its previous Mac alpha release in June. At the time of the original Mac launch, the selection of apps was limited – there were only a handful of...
BlueStacks' App Player For Mac Launches Beta: Now You Can Run Over 750,000 Android Apps On Mac

Fruit Ninja Tops 300M+ Downloads After Two Years, Now Installed On 1/3 Of All U.S. iPhones

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It feels like it was just yesterday that I was downloading Fruit Ninja on a review unit of the iPad, swiping away at juicy watermelons and nearly-invisible kiwis. But the app has been around for a while — two years to be exact. And over the span of 24 months,...
Fruit Ninja Tops 300M+ Downloads After Two Years, Now Installed On 1/3 Of All U.S. iPhones
Play this: 'Super House of Dead Ninjas'

Draw Something’s unlikely power boost: China

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OMGPOP’s Draw Something, as we’ve reported, has become a huge mobile gaming success, prompting a quick acquisition of OMGPOP by Zynga . And while I went into some of the factors for Draw Something’s success, one reason that may have gone overlooked is how well the game is doing in China,...
Draw Something’s unlikely power boost: China

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Preorders For TheGaming-Focused Razer Edge Tablet Start March 1st, Prices Start At $999

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Surface Pro fanboys, Take notice. Your hot little tablet will soon be the runner-up in the ever-growing category of “incredibly expensive Windows 8 tablets aimed at a tiny, but rabid demographic”. Razer just announced that the Edge and Edge Pro gaming tablet will ship in late March, with the startup accepting...
Preorders For TheGaming-Focused Razer Edge Tablet Start March 1st, Prices Start At $999

Marketing Day: January 8, 2013

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Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: Gurus, Mavens & Ninja Galore: Just What Are Social Marketers Calling Themselves These Days? A recent post from B.L. Ochman on Ad Age took... Please...
Marketing Day: January 8, 2013

Want to Work at Fitocracy? Just Attach Shirtless Selfies to Your Resume

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(Photo: Hire Kenny Yang) Fitocracy, the gamified fitness app that boasts a Dick, Wang and Cocken on its staff roster, has just added a new intern to the team; sadly, his name is Kenny Yang, so dreams of building out a staff with names derived solely from penis synonyms have...
Want to Work at Fitocracy? Just Attach Shirtless Selfies to Your Resume

Emerging paid iOS apps: Infinity Blade, Clear Vision and Angry Birds Space

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Established hits dominate the paid app charts this week. Rovio’s Angry Birds Space holds the No. 1 spot on both the iPhone and iPad paid app charts this week, continuing the chart-topping success of its debut.  Zynga’s Draw Something follows in second place on both charts. Epic’s Infinity Blade holds the No. 4 spot...
Emerging paid iOS apps: Infinity Blade, Clear Vision and Angry Birds Space

Free Copies of “jQuery: Novice to Ninja”

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Free Copies of “jQuery: Novice to Ninja”

WildTangent expands mobile presence, launches games for Xperia phones and tablets

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WildTangent continues to make 2013 the year it makes a serious push into mobile markets. Today, the company announced it’s bringing its games to various Sony Xperia smartphones and tablets. The deal comes as a continuation of the partnership between Sony and WildTangent, which originally was established in September 2011...
WildTangent expands mobile presence, launches games for Xperia phones and tablets

Kyocera Torque hitting Sprint March 8th, carrying $100 price tag and Bear Grylls' seal of approval

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We first heard about -- and went to town on -- Kyocera's latest smartphone toward the end of last month. Thankfully, the Torque happens to be an "ultra-rugged" device, meaning its creators didn't mind at all when we tossed it against a wall or two. The LTE-packing Ice Cream...
Kyocera Torque hitting Sprint March 8th, carrying $100 price tag and Bear Grylls' seal of approval
Nexus 7 Ninja Unboxing video arrives in life-sized form with UFC champion Georges St-Pierre

Samsung 'Baffin' pops up in FCC; reportedly mixes 5-inch WVGA display, quad-core CPU

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Apparently feeling we were running low on Galaxy smartphones after the current lineup of Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III mini and Galaxy Note II, Samsung's SHV-E270L just made the FCC rounds and is rumored to be next in line. Flashing its codename "Baffin" in the documents, this device...
Samsung 'Baffin' pops up in FCC; reportedly mixes 5-inch WVGA display, quad-core CPU

BlackBerry gets its game on at BBW, scores Jetpack Joyride and Sonic

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One of the things BlackBerry has never really had going for it, is a deep games catalog. Now, that isn't about to change in one fell swoop, but things are about to get a lot better at BlackBerry World 2012. RIM's head of gaming, Anders Jeppsson, took to twitter...
BlackBerry gets its game on at BBW, scores Jetpack Joyride and Sonic

Image of the Day: The Phantom Ninjas of the Eagle Nebula http://j.mp/aE9GeQ Phantom Ninja Galaxies? FTW!

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Image of the Day: The Phantom Ninjas of the Eagle Nebula http://j.mp/aE9GeQ Phantom Ninja Galaxies? FTW!

Xbox celebrates ten years of Live, will give special-edition 360s to contest winners

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It's hard to believe a whole decade has passed since the birth of Xbox Live, but here we are. From its roots as an online multiplayer service, Live has grown into a full-fledged entertainment platform bringing users Achievements and Gamerscores, customizable avatars, entertainment services and apps like Xbox Music...
Xbox celebrates ten years of Live, will give special-edition 360s to contest winners

Privacy rater adds Facebook apps to report card

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Privacy is a bit like the weather — everyone talks about it but no one does a damn thing about it. Sure, it’s creepy that these companies track you and munch your personal information. But are you really going to ditch Facebook and every other online convenience of modern life?...
Privacy rater adds Facebook apps to report card

Product Dude Prashant Fuloria Lands at Flurry After Google and Facebook

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Prashant Fuloria, who led monetization product management at Google and then commerce products at Facebook, started at Flurry today in the role of chief product officer. Facebook/Coverflow Prashant Fuloria plays guitar with Coverflow Fuloria, who had a brief stint as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Mayfield Fund, was previously responsible for Facebook...
Product Dude Prashant Fuloria Lands at Flurry After Google and Facebook

'We Need to Train an Army of Ninja Cats': A GOP Site Gets Hijacked

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'We Need to Train an Army of Ninja Cats': A GOP Site Gets Hijacked
How eye-tracking tech is about to make advertising even more invasive

This 5-Year-Old Kid Just Spent Over $2,500 In 5-Minute iPad App Buying Spree

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Wherein tiny digits cost a U.K. family big, big bucks. A 5-year-old child in the U.K. astonished and dismayed his parents after running up a bill of £1,710.43 (over $2,500) in just five minutes by making a sequence of expensive in-app purchases in an otherwise free iPad game. He...
This 5-Year-Old Kid Just Spent Over $2,500 In 5-Minute iPad App Buying Spree

Microsoft confirms first wave of Xbox games for Windows 8

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Been wondering what your gaming options will be when you first take a new Windows 8 PC or Windows RT tablet out of the box? Microsoft has confirmed today that its first wave of Xbox titles will include 40 games, 29 of which come from Microsoft Studios. Those include...
Microsoft confirms first wave of Xbox games for Windows 8

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