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  • How India’s Reliance Games is using movies to become a global mobile game publisher (interview)

    26 November 2014, 9:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    Manish Agarwal tells how the company made mobile games based on The Hunger Games, Real Steel, and Pacific Rim.
  • King celebrates official launch of Candy Crush Soda Saga with antics in New York and London

    25 November 2014, 8:59 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    The real-world marketing event with actress Molly Sims is aimed at nabbing all of the Candy Crush Saga fans for a new game.
  • Vainglory featured in commercial with Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon … sort of

    25 November 2014, 5:00 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    Apple is highlighting the hardcore battle arena game as an example of an app that pushes the limits.
  • Fitness tracker sales will triple by 2018, then smartwatches take over (report)

    25 November 2014, 3:48 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The firm says fitness trackers like the Fitbit Charge and the Jawbone UP24 will triple to about 57 million in use in the wild by worldwide by 2018, up from just 19 million this year.
  • Muzik raises $10M for smart headphones, which will ship early December

    25 November 2014, 2:37 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The Muzik headphones have touch controls on the side of the cans, high-definition audio, voice command, long-range wireless capabilities, motion sensors, one-touch phone answering and social-sharing.
  • JumpStart’s Penguins of Madagascar: Dibble Dash mobile launch signifies shift for ed-game studio

    25 November 2014, 12:00 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    It's a learning game about math.
  • Vine now lets you favorite accounts and get push notifications when they post new videos

    25 November 2014, 11:14 am by: Emil Protalinski

    Twitter today updated its Vine app with the ability to favorite accounts. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store and Google Play. Favoriting other Vine users will give you a notification whenever they post a Vine. This includes…
  • South Korea’s Gamevil expands in mobile gaming as it acquires Waplesoft

    25 November 2014, 10:49 am by: Dean Takahashi

    Gamevil aims to solidify its base in South Korea.
  • Interest in CRO grows 30% as marketers spend big on tools to attract you

    25 November 2014, 10:37 am by: Stewart Rogers

    VB Insight:Interest in the conversion rate optimization (CRO) tool marketplace is increasing at pace, according to recent research from TrustRadius, and it is clear why. We’ve heard many stories of businesses attaining sizeable returns through the use of CRO…
  • FCC asks T-Mobile to be clearer with customers about throttled data speeds

    24 November 2014, 8:21 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The FCC is concerned that T-Mobile may be obscuring customers' understanding of the network speeds after customers have burned through their data allotment for the month and T-Mobile is throttling down their speeds.
  • Mobile marketer Fetch adds tool to better connect paid ads with what users do

    24 November 2014, 6:50 pm by: Barry Levine

    Data wrangling has become a key differentiator among digital marketers.
  • BlackBerry offers up to $550 to trade your iPhone for a BlackBerry Passport

    24 November 2014, 5:45 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    BlackBerry today announced a new trade-in program to woo Apple users over to its latest flagship device. In short, the company is offering iPhone owners up to $550 for their device, as long as they purchase a BlackBerry Passport. The BlackBerry Passport…
  • Santa Cruz school threatener says other budding terrorists should avoid using Yik Yak

    24 November 2014, 5:31 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    Yik Yak has gained a reputation for being the platform of choice for making threats against schools, but the alleged Santa Cruz threatener says Yik Yak threats can be tracked.
  • Pinć turns your iPhone into a portable VR headset… no controller required

    24 November 2014, 12:00 pm by: Simon Cohen

    This could be the future of shopping, entertainment and communication. Or it could just be another solution looking for a problem.
  • iPhone 6 drives huge downloads in October, but marketing costs finally fall slightly

    24 November 2014, 8:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    App downloads hit all-time high.
  • Google Shopping adds to long list of depressing Black Friday statistics

    24 November 2014, 7:30 am by: Chris O'Brien

    Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and you know what that means. It’s time for the annual ritual in which thousands and thousands of people drag their lawn chairs to the local Wal-Mart and camp out for hours and hours until the stores open. Then…
  • Uber removed blog post from data science team that examined link between prostitution and rides

    24 November 2014, 6:49 am by: Chris O'Brien

    Earlier today, Gina Neff, an associate professor of communication at the University of Washington and the School of Public Policy at Central European University in Budapest, noticed something missing from Uber’s Data Blog. In a tweet, she wrote: Spurious:…
  • Google search on smartphones and tablets now shows product details with 360-degree view, where to…

    24 November 2014, 12:30 am by: Emil Protalinski

    The company says it wants to help shoppers make purchase decisions on the go with its new expandable product cards right on
  • New details on the sequel to the OnePlus One — one of the hottest Android phones of the year

    23 November 2014, 6:30 pm by: Lisa Eadicicco, Business Insider

    OnePlus, the Chinese tech startup that created the super hard-to-find OnePlus One, is already planning to launch a new phone next year.
  • How to bend Apple’s video preview rules and live to tell the tale

    23 November 2014, 12:30 pm by: Dylan Tweney

    Guest:Apple seems to turn a blind eye to videos that are not at all in compliance with the guidelines.
  • In new Microsoft ad, Cortana calls Siri fat and dumb

    22 November 2014, 5:00 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    It’s not often you hear that Siri isn’t a very bright girl, but Microsoft thinks its competing Cortana personal assistant is smarter. Microsoft’s crack advertising team has created a new ad where a Nokia Lumia 830 phone running Cortana points out things…
  • Skillpocket lets you book a meeting with Google engineer for some quick advice

    21 November 2014, 7:40 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Skillpocket, a startup that launched this week, wants to help entrepreneurs connect with experts for consultations via its iOS app.
  • BitTorrent’s encrypted chat app Bleep gets offline messaging that only sends … when both parties…

    21 November 2014, 5:30 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Unfortunately, the offline messaging support isn't asynchronous... yet.
  • Apple and AdRoll enable iOS ad retargeting — with extra data from iTunes and the App Store

    21 November 2014, 12:01 pm by: John Koetsier

    In a significant move for the mobile advertising industry, Apple and retargeting leader AdRoll have announced a partnership that will see AdRoll providing its retargeting and programmatic buying capability for iAd. In addition, Apple will enable advertisers to…
  • That Kate Upton TV ad for Game of War targets manly man shows for men

    21 November 2014, 11:30 am by: Jeff Grubb

    Analysis:Machine Zone spends millions of dollars to reach the audience watching football and more.
  • These 5 smartwatch uses will make you stop loving your smartphone

    21 November 2014, 11:30 am by: Mark Sullivan

    Just a few months from now, we’ll be seeing people walking around wearing the Apple Watch. The smartwatch will begin stealing features and functions from the smartphone. The change will have begun.
  • The DeanBeat: Finnish game companies want to dominate, but they don’t want to be rock stars or…

    21 November 2014, 11:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    Opinion:Supercell in particular isn't engaged in empire building, in contrast to Silicon Valley companies.
  • Mobileys innovation challenge announces winners

    21 November 2014, 11:00 am by: debrasharp

    Sponsored:To celebrate and support the many ways in which mobile technology is making the world a better place, the Mobileys challenged innovators across the nation to submit their game-changing mobile apps, products and services -- and win $10,000 if awarded…
  • The future of homework is … video games

    21 November 2014, 10:40 am by: Jason Wilson

    Guest:Chances are that someone has a game out there that could help your child with their homework.
  • Indoor Atlas uses magnetic variation to map the great indoors

    21 November 2014, 10:30 am by: Dean Takahashi

    Turtles and lobsters may also use natural magnetic sensing to migrate through the oceans.

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