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  • Fitbit’s new ‘Surge’ fitness watch — blunderfully announced by Brookstone

    25 October 2014, 12:34 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    Fitbit's new watch deftly borrows some features from the 'smartwatch' category, and includes a GPS radio to boot.
  • Apple Pay has landed, but its effects on mobile marketing are still up in the air

    24 October 2014, 5:30 pm by: Barry Levine

    The consensus of the experts we consulted is that it will have an impact -- but there are wide differences of opinion about the size of the impact and the advantages vis a vis credit cards.
  • More proof AT&T is clueless/evil: Carrier busts ‘Apple SIM’ feature

    24 October 2014, 4:51 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    As news gets out about AT&T's approach to the Apple SIM, the carrier is likely to lose more consumer good will than it will save in dollars lost from "churn."
  • Apple’s iPad Air 2 is svelte and powerful, but no radical leap from the first Air

    24 October 2014, 4:42 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The new Air adds TouchID, a thinner profile, a better camera, and an improved touchscreen.
  • The Lumia rebranding was inevitable, and Microsoft’s choice makes complete sense

    24 October 2014, 3:43 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    The Nokia-to-Microsoft rebranding has been a long time coming, and frankly there’s still a long road ahead. Yet now that Microsoft has finally confirmed that “Microsoft Lumia” will be the new name, it’s worth looking at what’s at stake. Can a new…
  • Turning mobile ads into games helps them perform better

    24 October 2014, 3:30 pm by: Jeffrey Grubb

    One ad agency is helping corporations serve up games on top of free-to-play games, and it's getting higher levels of engagement than non-interactive videos.
  • 4 app monetization strategies for free apps

    24 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Lou Orfanos, VP of Product, Localytics

    Sponsored Post: In many ways, monetization models for free apps are superior to paid apps, allowing more room for creativity and the possibility of improving the app experience (and making it easier for users to make purchases).
  • The DeanBeat: Be sure to make some time for the best games of the fall

    24 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    Forget GamerGate. Let's get back to playing games.
  • Why Twitter launched Fabric, in 5 devastating charts

    23 October 2014, 7:45 pm by: John Koetsier, VB Insight

    Editor's Pick: Yesterday Twitter unveiled Fabric, a semi-integrated suite of tools for mobile app developers. The company somewhat grandiosely refers to it as a “modular mobile platform,” but while it’s definitely modular and certainly focused on mobile,…
  • Amazon writes off $170M on weak Fire Phone sales. Surprise!

    23 October 2014, 5:33 pm by: Tom Cheredar

    Amazon extinguishes a very expensive Fire Phone sales failure worth $170 million.
  • Heyzap launches transparent mediation for mobile ad networks

    23 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    Heyzap believes developers need help identifying which ad networks generate the most money.
  • Microsoft sees Surface revenue soar to $908M in Q1 2015, Xbox console sales grow 102%

    23 October 2014, 4:09 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    At its very core, Microsoft is a software company. Yet these hardware results are nothing to dismiss.
  • Google search finally adds information about video games

    23 October 2014, 2:17 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    And it tracks more than mobile games, too.
  • Will the check-in survive? Foursquare’s controversial relaunch, by the numbers

    23 October 2014, 11:19 am by: Harrison Weber

    Editor's Pick: It's been two months since Foursquare relaunched, and things aren't looking good. App usage and downloads are down. Way down. But Web traffic is up. Maybe.
  • John Riccitiello sets out to identify the engine of growth for Unity Technologies (interview)

    23 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    A seasoned CEO, Riccitiello says he's going in with an open mind.
  • Ampush’s Jesse Pujji talks about mobile advertising and fulfilling customer needs

    23 October 2014, 11:00 am by: VentureBeat Staff

    Sponsored Post: In 2014, native advertising has become the new buzzword, and the go-to strategy for many marketers who are tired of wasting ad dollars on ineffective display ads.
  • Singular’s new Creative Optimization Wizard tool helps marketers better understand their…

    23 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Jeffrey Grubb

    A new tool may help mobile marketers find out which of their ads are winners and which are stinkers.
  • Europe leads world in mobile payments as North America lags behind

    23 October 2014, 6:01 am by: Chris O'Brien

    Europe remains the leading region when it comes to adopting mobile payments, according to a new study released today. Adyen, the Amsterdam-based payment technology company, released the findings as part of its Q3 Mobile Payments Index. It’s worth noting that…
  • AT&T shares down 3% after earnings miss

    22 October 2014, 10:00 pm by: Myles Udland, Business Insider

    The company had previously expected revenue to grow 5% this year.
  • iPad Air 2 design changes mean good and bad for ease of repair

    22 October 2014, 9:00 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    iFixit's teardown of the new device reveals several radical design changes on the inside of the device.
  • Mobile games to overtake console revenues in 2015 — and Apple’s revenue could double…

    22 October 2014, 5:45 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    Mobile games are expected to hit $25B in 2014, Newzoo claims.
  • At Flight, Twitter’s Dick Costolo extends an app-infused olive branch to developers

    22 October 2014, 5:31 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    Twitter bets big on a working relationship with outside app developers.
  • Twitter’s Digits lets you sign up for apps with just your phone number

    22 October 2014, 2:20 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    As part of the new Fabric software development kits announced at its Flight conference, Twitter is introducing Digits, a new onboarding tool that uses a user’s phone number instead of the traditional email address. With Digits, users can sign in or sign up…
  • Twitter unveils Fabric, an SDK for Twitter Feeds and crash tracking, at its developer conference

    22 October 2014, 1:53 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    SAN FRANCISCO —  Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo kicked off the company’s developer conference, Twitter Flight, from the stage of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Wednesday, unveiling a much-anticipated modular software development kit called…
  • Lumific’s new Android app means your work ends after you snap your photos

    22 October 2014, 1:32 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Although Dropbox has yet to acquire them as I previously predicted, Lumific is now releasing its app out of private beta and into the wild. Lumific, a little startup that graduated from 500 Startup’s Batch 9 last June, has made a nifty mobile app that…
  • Google Earth for Android gets new 3D rendering technology, updates in sync with Google Maps

    22 October 2014, 1:24 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Google today released a major update to Google Earth for Android, including new 3D rendering technology that overhauls the system for the first time since the service launched more than 10 years ago. You can download the new version now directly from Google…
  • HealthTap expands its virtual health service to all specialties, all states

    22 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    Using the new Concierge service, users can now reach out to the virtual practices of their own primary care doctor.
  • Playstudios raises $20M for social casino games with free Vegas ‘comp’ rewards

    22 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    MyVegas players have redeemed more than a million rewards with a retail value of $25M.
  • By popular demand, Zynga brings Zynga Poker Classic back from retirement

    22 October 2014, 9:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    The social gaming company will now offer both the new Zynga Poker and Zynga Poker Classic.
  • New Microsoft Garage site invites public to test a wide range of app ideas

    22 October 2014, 9:00 am by: Emil Protalinski

    Editor's Pick: Microsoft today launched a new section on its website: The Microsoft Garage is designed to give the public early access to various projects the company is testing right now. The team is kicking off with a total of 16 free consumer-facing apps,…

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