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CatLand Is the Foursquare-Tamagotchi Spawn That Apparently No One Invented Yet

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Go figure: No one seems to have stuck “geolocation” and “virtual pets” into the “it’s like ___ for ___” blender yet. Oh, wait. Scratch one more idea off the list. Now seeking funding via a just-launched Kickstarter, CatLand would give users the chance to care for a Tamagotchi-esque pet by...
CatLand Is the Foursquare-Tamagotchi Spawn That Apparently No One Invented Yet
Coders win hackathon with virtual pet fitness app

Cut the Rope: 'Not all games can be free-to-play, which people forget'

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ZeptoLab boss on brand-building, animation expansion and how Om Nom reaches 60m monthly active playersCute characters, hundreds of millions of app downloads, a burgeoning merchandise business, and a digitally-distributed cartoon for kids. No, not Angry Birds...Cut the Rope is one of the other breakout games brands from the App Store...
Cut the Rope: 'Not all games can be free-to-play, which people forget'

Blizzard Cashes in on Virtual Game Spending

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Blizzard Cashes in on Virtual Game Spending is a post from Chris PirilloI think I am in the wrong line of business. I knew already that Facebook’s Farmville was a huge hit. Every time I log into the site, I see people harvesting their crops and begging me to fertilize...
Blizzard Cashes in on Virtual Game Spending

Hatch Is An iPhone Pocket Pet From The Makers Of To-Do App Clear That Goes Beyond Your Standard Tamagotchi

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Impending and Realmac software, the team behind super simple to-do list Clear, has a new project in the works called Hatch. This is a marked departure from a GTD app, one that has more in common with the Tamagotchis that were once everywhere, long before the advent of the smartphone....
Hatch Is An iPhone Pocket Pet From The Makers Of To-Do App Clear That Goes Beyond Your Standard Tamagotchi

Outfit7′s Talking Friends Apps to Star in Disney Web Series

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Outfit7′s lovable characters found in a variety of mobile apps will be hitting the small screen as part of a partnership with Disney. The collaboration is part of a broader trend of characters from mobile games being turned into brands that can be used by Hollywood in made-for-Web TV series....
Outfit7′s Talking Friends Apps to Star in Disney Web Series

Virtual Pet Shelter founder finds solace in Tamagotchi

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Many virtual pets end up living out their lives forgotten in dark drawers. If a new Virtual Pet Shelter gets off the ground, all those Tamagotchis and Webkinz will have a place to go. [Read more]...
Virtual Pet Shelter founder finds solace in Tamagotchi

Hands-On With Real Racing 3 And Clumsy Ninja On iPhone 5: Watch Out Game Consoles

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Apple’s iPhone 5 hit store shelves and consumer hands today, and I got a chance to score some hands-on time with a couple of the games that were announced at the event where Apple’s smartphone was announced. EA’s Real Racing 3 and Natural Motion’s Clumsy Ninja. Neither game is available...
Hands-On With Real Racing 3 And Clumsy Ninja On iPhone 5: Watch Out Game Consoles

OLogic wants to make your phone truly mobile by giving it wheels

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If you ever thought that what your iPhone is really missing is a robotic body, you’re in luck. OLogic just launched a Kickstarter campaign for an autonomous smartphone robot, which can move around and interact with other phone-bots. OLogic developed the modular, wireless, and hackable robots, called Oddwerx, last year...
OLogic wants to make your phone truly mobile by giving it wheels

Is regulation required to stop IAP abuse in apps for kids?

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Children's Media Conference panel debates whether governments or Apple should step inA year on from the first high-profile controversy around children and in-app purchases (IAP) in apps - the Smurfs' Village game on iOS - some elements of the apps industry still haven't learned the lessons.That game's developer has just released a...
Is regulation required to stop IAP abuse in apps for kids?

Fitbit steps up: unveils Zip, its cheapest fitness tracker yet, plus a new flagship

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Fitness tracking pioneer Fitbit isn’t sitting still in the face of heavy competition: the company today announced two new devices, Fitbit Zip, a smart activity tracker that will retail for just $59.99, and Fitbit One, a new flagship device meant to replace the popular $99.99 Fitbit Ultra. Both devices...
Fitbit steps up: unveils Zip, its cheapest fitness tracker yet, plus a new flagship
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Games for the weekend: Tiny Monsters

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Games for the Weekend is a weekly feature aimed at helping you avoid doing something constructive with your downtime. Each Friday we’ll be recommending a game for Mac, iPhone or iPad that we think is awesome. Here is one cool enough to keep you busy during this weekend. Tiny Monsters...
Games for the weekend: Tiny Monsters

Developer temporarily pulls kids app accused of privacy violations

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Complaint alleges Mobbles, a game in which children collect and care for virtual pets, violated federal law by collecting personal information of children under 13 without parental consent. [Read more]...
Developer temporarily pulls kids app accused of privacy violations

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo wants to be bigger in Japan, “aggressively” beef up sales staff

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Twitter is aiming to increase its sales operations in Japan as it focuses on developing its business Japan, as part of its efforts to grow revenue from overseas, Bloomberg reports. Speaking during a visit to Japan, CEO Dick Costolo revealed that the company will “aggressively” hire more sales staff in the...
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo wants to be bigger in Japan, “aggressively” beef up sales staff

Tamagotchi Comes To Android, But After All These Years I'm No Better At Caring For Virtual Pets

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Namco Bandai has released a new Android Tamagotchi app called Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. The acronym standards for “love is fun everywhere,” which is arguable depending on which stage of love you’re in, and which probably accounts for its February 14 release date. But is Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. itself fun everywhere? I’ve...
Tamagotchi Comes To Android, But After All These Years I'm No Better At Caring For Virtual Pets
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