Sunday, November 23, 2014

mobile

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 today allowing developers and publishers to introduce Heyzap ads to their games. Read more »

Albumatic Photo Sharing App Is Raising $4.5 Million, Says SEC Filing

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Albumatic, the latest venture photo-sharing from Devon Gundry and Vine investor Adam Ludwin, is raising a $4.5 million round in funding, according to a Read more »

Canonical Is Building A Standardized, Open-Source OS Specific To China

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Canonical announced via its blog yesterday that it will be building an Ubuntu-based open-source OS for China, in partnership with the Chinese government and members of the Chinese developer community. Read more »

Marketing Fun Friday: Improving Mobile SEO For Even More Conversions

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According to the 2011 Google Mobile Movement study, 88% of visitors coming from mobile searches act within 24 hours, with approximately 70% acting within the first hour. In order for your mobile site to benefit from the speed and volume at which mobile users make conversions, you need to start utilizing best practices for SEO. Read more »

TestFlight And Burstly Launch FlightPath, Closing The Loop For Mobile Devs With Post-Launch Analytics

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For many app developers, TestFlight was a ray of sunshine that offered desperately needed beta testing tools in the early days of the App Store. Read more »

Try-Before-You-Buy App Demo Platform AppSurfer Lets You Test Apps On Facebook; Debuts An Android App Of Its Own

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AppSurfer, an Indian startup working to bring Android applications to the browser so users can “try before they buy,” is today launching an Android application which lets users browse, test, then install Read more »

biNu Opens Its Feature Phone Platform To Third Party Apps, Starting With Romance Publisher Harlequin

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biNu, a startup that brings apps and content to feature phones and lower-end smartphones, is announcing the first partner in its third-party platform. Read more »

Google Chromebooks Go Global: Now Available In Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland And The Netherlands

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Google has learned all that it needs to learn about the reception of its Chromebook laptops in the US and UK, and has announced availability of Acer, HP and Samsung flavors of its device in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherla Read more »

Singaporean-Finnish Startup Nonstop Games Raises $2.9M For Core Gaming On iOS, Android

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Nonstop Games, a Singaporean-Finnish gaming company (yes, really), just picked up $2.9 million from two Scandinavian venture firms, Creandum and Lifeline Ventures, to build out core games for iOS and Android. Read more »

Google's New Nexus 10 Tablet Commercial Focuses On Its Multiple Account Feature, And That's An Advantage

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Google has been on a bit of a roll with its commercials lately, especially for its gadgets. Read more »

iPhone Still Ranks Far Above Samsung Galaxy Line In Mobile Ads, Says Velti

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A lot of headlines have focused on the new Galaxy S4 as a potential iPhone challenger in terms of hype and mindshare, but mobile ad firm Velti offers a different perspective in its February summary of global exchange data from its network. Read more »

Philadelphia Startup SnipSnap Finally Brings Its Mobile Coupon Clipping App To Android

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The team at SnipSnap has been quietly plugging away on an Android version of its popular mobile coupon app for what seems like ages now, but the wait for all you cost-conscious Android devotees is over. Read more »

Samsung Grows An Ego

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For the first time in the six years of the iPhone’s life, Apple seems to be going on the defensive, and with good reason. Read more »

Checking Facebook Has Become Too Much Like Checking Email, And The News Feed Redesign Might Fix That

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Do you enjoy checking email? Probably not, since the word “checking” is something that sounds like work. Whenever you have to continually go back to a place to see if anything new is there, it starts taking a toll on you. Checking things is boring. Read more »

Line: We're A Social Entertainment Platform, Not Just A Free Calls Messaging App

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Line, an app made by South Korea’s Naver Corp., which has grown rapidly, amassing over 100 million users since its launch in summer 2011, is typically labelled as a messaging app – and compared to the likes of WhatsApp, Viber and Skype because it offers free calls Read more »

Dennis Crowley Of Foursquare On Social Search, Platforms And Rivals

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TechCrunch interviewed Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley a couple of weeks ago during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (referenced Read more »

Foursquare Aims At A Moving Target As It Tries To Close Another Round Of Funding

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This year’s SXSWi did not herald the next Big Thing in tech, as some guessed it wouldn’t, but it wasn’t always this way. In 2010, a year when people were a bit more optimistic about the new new thing, Foursquare was the boss. Read more »

Uber Drivers Gather Outside SF Office To Protest Dismissals, Payment System, Lack Of Input

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A group of current and former Uber black car drivers gathered outside the startup’s San Francisco headquarters to protest what they said was unfair treatment by the company. When I arrived at around 5:45pm, a group of 30 or so were chanting, “No respect, no Uber!” every time someone left the building. Read more »

There Is No Such Thing As A Great Launch Event

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If you woke up this morning wondering why Samsung is being berated on social media less than 24 hours after announcing its latest flagship phone Read more »

FuzeBox Hires Google's Amritansh Raghav And Skype's Eran Shtiegman To Lead Product And Engineering

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Video conferencing company FuzeBox is announcing two big hires today — Amritansh Raghav (left), former engineering director for Google Compute Engine, and Eran Shtiegman (right), a former director of product management at Skype (where he worked on social products and ads). Read more »

New Google/Motorola X Phone Rumors Point To Multiple Models And Aggressive Price Tags

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Now that Sony, LG, HTC, and Samsung have all pulled back the curtains on their flagship Android smartphones, the rumor mill can churn with renewed focus on yet another nebulous device — Motorola’s secretive X Phone. Read more »

CBS Brings Ad-Sponsored Streaming TV To iPhone And iPad; Social Integration, Android & Windows 8 Support Still To Come

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CBS is today introducing a new iOS application for iPad and iPhone, which brings its television programming to mobile devices, offering full episodes for streaming a week after they originally air. Read more »