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Rdio intros new social features and redesigned player

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Social media streamer Rdio rolled out a major redesign a little over a year ago and has done a bit of tweaking since then. Now, following a recent update to its mobile apps, the service is making even more changes. At the top of the list are methods for...
Rdio intros new social features and redesigned player

Spotify lands on Kindle Fire

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Spotify is now available to download for Kindle Fire, the company announced today. The music-streaming service has been making waves across the mobile music sphere on multiple platforms, include iOS and Android, and now it has landed on Amazon’s tablet. It features: Support for Android 4.0 Mobile free radio –...
Spotify lands on Kindle Fire

Ping.it Launches 'Noise-Less' Social Platform For Sharing Web Links In A More Targeted -- But Still Sociable -- Way

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Ping.it, a Norwegian startup that wants to cut down on social networking noise by building a more controlled sharing platform — described as a cross between email and social networking — has launched its platform in open beta today. The startup was shortlisted at this year’s Dublin Web Summit’s startup competition, one...
Ping.it Launches 'Noise-Less' Social Platform For Sharing Web Links In A More Targeted -- But Still Sociable -- Way
Pandora rolls out refreshed iOS & Android apps
Talk is cheap, textPlus makes it free

TweetPhoto Gets More Social With Facebook, Twitter, And Foursquare; Launches Better iPhone App

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First launched back in April 2009, TweetPhoto has been steadily building out its service with multiple useful features, including Foursquare integration and a partnership with Kodak. Today, the site is getting a huge overhaul with more social features and a new iPhone app. TweetPhoto has now added the ability to sign...
TweetPhoto Gets More Social With Facebook, Twitter, And Foursquare; Launches Better iPhone App

Tango's plan for world dominance after 120M users: Bringing its messaging platform into mobile games

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now For Tango, what started out as a simple cross-platform video chat application has grown into a messaging giant with more than 120 million users. So where does it go from here? Today Tango is announcing its boldest move yet:...
Tango's plan for world dominance after 120M users: Bringing its messaging platform into mobile games

New Speakers and Sessions Added to Inside Social Apps San Francisco

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We’re gearing up for the biggest social app event of the year: Inside Social Apps Conference & Expo, happening June 6-7 in San Francisco. Expert developers, marketers, analysts, consultants, and venture capitalists will lead sessions on key social app development, advertising, and investment opportunities. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to...
New Speakers and Sessions Added to Inside Social Apps San Francisco

Surprising Findings About Mobile Worker Collaboration

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The last few months have seen a spate of end of year surveys and forward-looking prediction reports that examine the workplace ‘digital transformation’ to a more collaborative work environment with greater worker mobility. Below, I have captured some of the report highlights, providing links to the studies that can be...
Surprising Findings About Mobile Worker Collaboration
Zeebox adds Viacom to its growing list of TV partnerships
Yahoo launches its own iOS web browser called Axis, with a focus on syncing bookmarks
Aereo Amps Up Marketing Efforts Before Expanding To New Cities, Hires Former Apple Exec As CCO

Skyfire 2.0 Brings Flash Video to Android

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While Flash on the iPhone and iPad certainly isn't in the cards, it looks like it will be coming to Android even sooner than Google VP Any Rubin said it would. Mobile browser company Skyfire released version 2.0 today, which brings Flash video to Android along with a few other...
Skyfire 2.0 Brings Flash Video to Android
KnowledgeTree says trust your customers, they might surprise you

Yahoo teams up with CBS, renames news magazine "The Insider" to "omg! Insider"

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Yahoo has announced a new partnership with CBS Television Distribution that will extend the reach of its syndicated news magazine The Insider. As a result,  starting in January 2013, the newsmagazine will be renamed omg! Insider in order to promote a multiplatform entertainment news series. omg! Insider will continue to have Kevin...
Yahoo teams up with CBS, renames news magazine "The Insider" to "omg! Insider"

Jitterbug Plus Cellphone for Seniors Gets Social

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GreatCall, the makers of the Jitterbug cellphone for seniors, introduced a new handset today that brings performance improvements and adds a couple of social features for users who want to do a little more than just make calls. Available now, the Jitterbug Plus features a 1.3-megapixel camera and an easy...
Jitterbug Plus Cellphone for Seniors Gets Social

Web Clipping Service Clipboard Arrives On iPhone, Adds Shared Boards For Groups

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Clipboard, the recently launched web clipping service with the Pinterest-like layout, is today debuting version 2.0, which brings a website redesign, several new features, and the debut of the Clipboard iOS application. The new app allows users to create and share their clips from their phone, as well as browse...
Web Clipping Service Clipboard Arrives On iPhone, Adds Shared Boards For Groups
Player FM makes podcasts look cool again

If Facebook ever decides to build its own phone, App Center sets them up for success

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By announcing the upcoming launch its own App Center today, Facebook has once again placed itself in the lead when it comes to social, by allowing you to find all of the web and mobile apps that are social-enabled. When you’re looking for apps on say, Apple’s App Store, finding...
If Facebook ever decides to build its own phone, App Center sets them up for success

How Foursquare Crushed My Startup In The 'Check-In Wars' (FB)

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As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to admit defeat.  When Facebook Product Manager Josh Williams started working on Gowalla, a location-based social network, his ultimate vision was for "people to see the world through the eyes of their friends," Williams recently wrote on Medium. Convinced that the idea was crazy,...
How Foursquare Crushed My Startup In The 'Check-In Wars' (FB)

Bunchball brings a fresh approach to networking with gamified service for meetings and conferences

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Attending conferences and meetings are interesting at times, but when people are there to network, finding the right person to connect with can be difficult. Just who is at the event that is relevant for you to meet and what’s a good way to “break the ice”? Bunchball, a company...
Bunchball brings a fresh approach to networking with gamified service for meetings and conferences

Location-Based Tour Guide App Stray Boots Raises $2M As It Looks To Expand Mobile Reach

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Stray Boots, a New York-based startup that got its start delivering guided tour scavenger hunt games to tourists and city dwellers around the world via SMS, and which recently made the move to mobile apps, today announced a new $2 million Series A funding round, led by Milestone Venture Partners and including...
Location-Based Tour Guide App Stray Boots Raises $2M As It Looks To Expand Mobile Reach
Mixin lets users insert comments into video and share with friends (exclusive)

FreedomPop Raises a Few More Million to Further Disrupt Mobile Broadband

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FreedomPop, the Niklas Zennstrom-backed mobile broadband company, is adding another $4.3 million to its coffers. The funding will come from its existing investors, but at a higher valuation than its Series A round, CEO Stephen Stokols said in an interview. Since last year, FreedomPop has been selling various add-on sleeves,...
FreedomPop Raises a Few More Million to Further Disrupt Mobile Broadband

T-Mobile partners with Zynga, brings games widget to customers

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In an effort to bring new and exclusive gaming and social features to T-Mobile customers, the telecom company has partnered with Zynga to create a widget that links to Zynga games available for T-Mobile customers starting today. The Zynga Games widget is said to make it easier for customers to...
T-Mobile partners with Zynga, brings games widget to customers

NomNom Combo provides new take on “Match 3″ gameplay

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NomNom Combo is a new puzzle game for iPhone from Vancouver-based studio East Side Games. It’ll be initially launching on the Canadian App Store. with a worldwide launch later in the quarter. The game is something of an experiment for the developer, which has previously focused on Web-based and social...
NomNom Combo provides new take on “Match 3″ gameplay

20 best Android apps this week

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Aralon: Sword and Shadow, 4oD, Carbon for Twitter, Wunderlist 2, The Simpsons: Tapped Out and moreIt's time for our weekly roundup of new and notable Android apps, based on what's been released for the first time on the Google Play store in the last week.As ever, the selection includes apps...
20 best Android apps this week

TVGuide.com Acquires Fav.Tv To Expand Mobile App Team

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TVGuide.com has acquired social TV startup Fav.Tv in what executive vice president and general manager Christy Tanner says is a straightforward talent acquisition. Plenty of startups are trying to reinvent the tv guide — including Fav.Tv, which was described, when it launched last fall, as not “your grandmother’s TV Guide.” But...
TVGuide.com Acquires Fav.Tv To Expand Mobile App Team

Heyzap Introduces Ads To Its Mobile Gaming Network

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Heyzap, a Y Combinator-incubated social platform for mobile games, is releasing a software development kit allowing developers and publishers to introduce Heyzap ads to their games. Basically, it’s turning Heyzap’s social network into an ad network too — developers can use it to promote their games in other Heyzap games,...
Heyzap Introduces Ads To Its Mobile Gaming Network

Socialcam's User Retention Strategy, Part One: A New Look for the Web Interface

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Socialcam’s spring has been full of ups and downs. First, a successive series of ups: The app scored tens of millions of users via Facebook over a period of no longer than a month and soared to the top of the iTunes App Store. Then, a few downers. Members of...
Socialcam's User Retention Strategy, Part One: A New Look for the Web Interface
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