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DeNA pays $92M for 20% share in Rage of Bahamut developer Cygames

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DeNA has entered into a strategic business alliance with Japanese mobile social developer Cygames, announcing today it has reached an agreement to purchase a 20 percent share of the company for 7.4 billion yen ($92 million). As our readers are no doubt well aware, Cygames is the third party developer...
DeNA pays $92M for 20% share in Rage of Bahamut developer Cygames

Tweetbot 2.0 Review

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How do you improve something that’s already great? You keep working on it, trying to look at your product from as many perspectives as possible. If you believe in it, you can make something great an even greater product. Last year, I reviewed Tweetbot 1.0 for iPhone, the Twitter client...
Tweetbot 2.0 Review

If the latest Chrome update crashes your jailbroken iPhone, the fix is to enable crash reporting

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Sigh. @googlechrome added untested jailbreak-specific code on iOS; if you have "send crash reports" off, it crashes. code.google.com/p/chromium/iss…— Jay Freeman (saurik) (@saurik) March 05, 2013 We’ve been hearing reports that yesterday’s Chrome browser update is crashing on Jailbroken iPhones.  It appears that there was some code that detected jailbreaks in...
If the latest Chrome update crashes your jailbroken iPhone, the fix is to enable crash reporting

Zapier Raises $1.2M Seed Round From Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson & Others

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Zapier, which is essentially IFTTT for business users, just announced that it has raised a $1.2 million seed round from Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Wufoo co-founder Kevin Hale and a number of other angel investors. The company plans to use this additional investment to continue the development of...
Zapier Raises $1.2M Seed Round From Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson & Others
When iCloud isn't enough: balancing other cloud storage options

Google's Vic Gundotra: "I'm not interested in screwing over developers"

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Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering, and the man leading the social efforts at the company, Vic Gundotra, has decided to step out and explain exactly why Google+ doesn’t have a full write API as of yet. His thoughts appear to have come in response to a post published by...
Google's Vic Gundotra: "I'm not interested in screwing over developers"

Microsoft Kinect on shopping cart in Whole Foods prototype

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The quest for a high-tech “shopping cart of the future” is nothing new, but Whole Foods is planning to test a new spin on the concept, using Microsoft’s Kinect sensor for Windows — powering a system that identifies a shopper using a loyalty card, follows the shopper around the store,...
Microsoft Kinect on shopping cart in Whole Foods prototype

Flipboard CEO Mike McCue expresses concern over Twitter's myopia, shortly after quitting its board

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Serial entrepreneur and ‘social magazine’ startup Flipboard founder and CEO Mike McCue recently stepped down from Twitter’s board. He quit at a time the social networking company is irking a large part of the oh-so-crucial third-party developer community in a bid to gain more control over the overall user experience....
Flipboard CEO Mike McCue expresses concern over Twitter's myopia, shortly after quitting its board

Box releases its new API, sees 129% growth in third-party developer usage, 140% more API calls in 2012

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Cloud-based content storage service Box has announced the general availability of its Box v2 API that it says represents a “major step forward.” In addition to the new features it comes with, the company also saw a significant increase in its API usage. Last April, Box began beta testing its...
Box releases its new API, sees 129% growth in third-party developer usage, 140% more API calls in 2012

Apple backs down. Decides not to be 'a bunch of ---holes'

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"Technical issues" that scuttled a $140,000 Kickstarter project may have been resolved FORTUNE -- It's a story familiar to any third-party developer who's tried to bend Apple's (AAPL) inflexible technical guidelines. Start-up comes up with a novel idea -- in this case a portable charging device called Pop that can...
Apple backs down. Decides not to be 'a bunch of ---holes'

Microsoft to release 'Switch to Windows Phone' app for Android

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Microsoft is working with a third-party developer to release a new app for Android users designed to make it easier to transition to Windows Phone. The app, dubbed ‘Switch to Windows Phone,’ uses technology from app search engine Quixey to identify and suggest Windows Phone apps that replicate or at...
Microsoft to release 'Switch to Windows Phone' app for Android

Let's Not Forget The Worst Part About Apple Eliminating Google From The iPhone (GOOG, AAPL)

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Apple confirmed today that it's killing the native YouTube app on the iPhone and iPad when iOS 6 launches this fall. Big deal.  For one, the YouTube app on the iPhone and iPad is a joke. It's nowhere near as robust as Google's official YouTube app on Android. Plus, you...
Let's Not Forget The Worst Part About Apple Eliminating Google From The iPhone (GOOG, AAPL)

Subscription Underwear Startup MeUndies Launches A Redesign, Now Sells T-Shirts And Socks

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Subscription commerce startup MeUndies has a new look and new products. The company, which provides monthly shipments of boxers, thongs and other underthings, is rolling out a new design for its website. It’s also introducing a new, ultrasoft fabric for its products, as well as a line of other basics,...
Subscription Underwear Startup MeUndies Launches A Redesign, Now Sells T-Shirts And Socks

Tweetbot for Mac hits beta, runs headlong into new Twitter API limits

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We've been using the Tweetbot for Mac alpha for several weeks now. It's about time that a more polished beta version arrive, we'd say -- and the new 0.8 revision does its best to justify moving one letter up the alphabet. Most of the upgrade focuses on improved multi-column...
Tweetbot for Mac hits beta, runs headlong into new Twitter API limits

Facebook clarifies platform policy: If you aren't directing value back, no access for you

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Quickly after Twitter launched its video product called Vine on Thursday, users saw that the “find friends” feature connected to Facebook wasn’t working, and it became obvious the two companies were at odds over Twitter’s new “Instagram for video attempt.” On Friday, Facebook came out and provided further clarification on...
Facebook clarifies platform policy: If you aren't directing value back, no access for you

Facebook Might Be Working On A Job Board, But Don’t Get Too Excited

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Stop the presses! Facebook and LinkedIn are about to become archrivals in the recruiting market! At least, that’s the implication of a Wall Street Journal article, which reports that Facebook plans to launch a job posting board later this summer. It’s a nice scoop if true (the Journal cites “people familiar...
Facebook Might Be Working On A Job Board, But Don’t Get Too Excited

Google's Android Market Hits 30,000 Apps

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Google has confirmed that there are now 30,000 free and paid applications in the Android Market. TechCrunch reports that the number of applications has nearly doubled from 16,000 in just three months. Other figures were provided by third-party developer AndroLib, which said it was only six months ago when...
Google's Android Market Hits 30,000 Apps

Red Robot enters Asia with $5 million investment from Taiwan’s Next Media

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Red Robot Labs is expanding to Asia, announcing today it has inked a deal with Next Media that will see the Taiwanese conglomerate invest $5 million in Red Robot and license the company’s proprietary R2 geo gaming platform. Next Media’s subsidiary, Next Media Animation will be the first third-party developer...
Red Robot enters Asia with $5 million investment from Taiwan’s Next Media

Evolution: Microsoft moving past the Patch Tuesday update cycle for its Windows 8 apps

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Today Microsoft noted a change in the security update policy for several applications that it built and has deployed as part of its Windows 8 operating system. For its first-party apps that ship with Windows 8, Microsoft won’t update them in keeping with its normal, monthly pattern of security fixes....
Evolution: Microsoft moving past the Patch Tuesday update cycle for its Windows 8 apps

Funding Daily: it's peanut butter jelly time

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I almost used an image of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for my post on Lexus’ new startup contest. Alas, I went the Justin Timberlake route, but I still found this tantalizing photo of a PB&J inspired treat that I thought I would share to sweeten up your...
Funding Daily: it's peanut butter jelly time
As Soon As You Update Your iPhone Software Today, You're Going To Lose Google Maps And It's Going To Be Awful (AAPL, GOOG)

Google Drive Doesn't Go Far Enough - But It Could

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Google Drive launched today, and the team behind it took great pains to explain to ReadWriteWeb that the service is in its "early stages." While it does offer unique features on day one, there's so much potential that Google has yet to implement. Here's what Google Drive should be...
Google Drive Doesn't Go Far Enough - But It Could

Microsoft's $300M Nook deal: One year later, it's mostly MIA

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One year ago this week, Microsoft and Barnes & Noble surprised the tech world by announcing a “strategic partnership.” Microsoft made a $300 million investment in the bookseller’s Nook e-reader and e-book subsidiary, for a 17.6 percent stake. The deal was completed in October, positioning Microsoft as a key ally for Barnes...
Microsoft's $300M Nook deal: One year later, it's mostly MIA

Red Robot Labs proves location-based games are hot, raises $5M

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Red Robot Labs, a maker of location-based smartphone games, has raised $5 million from Taiwanese media firm Next Media. The deal is a big endorsement for location-based games, which have struggled to find an audience over the years. But Red Robot Labs’ Life Is Crime game has added a...
Red Robot Labs proves location-based games are hot, raises $5M

Sony PS4 share button the result of one first-party developer's eureka moment

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To share or not to share was never a question for the creation of the PS4 -- it was always more about the how. Right from the start, Sony's upcoming, next-gen console had been planned with a social networking bent, but as Shuhei Yoshida, the company's head of Worldwide...
Sony PS4 share button the result of one first-party developer's eureka moment

Tweetbot for Mac (pre)Released, and Why We Need Third-Party Twitter Apps

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There are a few applications that I truly missed when I went all Google. Sparrow was one, and Tweetbot was another. Tweetbot in particular was a noticeable hole, and if I had my druthers, it’d be ported to every platform. Thankfully, my wishes are being partially granted, as Tweetbot is...
Tweetbot for Mac (pre)Released, and Why We Need Third-Party Twitter Apps

The Truth About That Microsoft Office On The iPad Story (MSFT)

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Earlier today, The Daily reported that it had seen and used a "working prototype" Microsoft Office for the iPad, and that the app will soon be submitted to Apple for approval. But Microsoft is saying the whole story is bogus. A Microsoft spokesperson issued the following statement to us...
The Truth About That Microsoft Office On The iPad Story (MSFT)
Parking Search Engine BestParking.com Revamps Its Website And Announces A Free API

Facebook Timeline Movie Maker Is a Great Example of Why the Timeline Is Great

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Facebook has debuted a cool new feature for the Timeline, one that really highlights just what the feature is good at. Thanks to a third-party developer, Facebook has created a Timeline movie maker, and named it just that, to enable users to tell the story of their lives, as seen...
Facebook Timeline Movie Maker Is a Great Example of Why the Timeline Is Great

After Three Years, Visual Voicemail Service YouMail Calls It Quits On BlackBerry

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Freemium visual voicemail service YouMail never forgot their roots — then they first launched in late 2007 with the mission of making visual voicemail available to the masses, they soon focused their attention on what was then the market-leading smartphone platform: BlackBerry. I don’t need to tell you that RIM’s...
After Three Years, Visual Voicemail Service YouMail Calls It Quits On BlackBerry
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