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  • Flappy Bird 2048: Side by Side is the PB&J of games you play at the same time

    22 April 2014, 6:30 pm by: Jeffrey Grubb

    A developer made it so you can play both games at once in an interesting combination of simple mobile games on the Web.
  • AgeCheq hopes to save app developers and game companies from impending fed crackdown

    22 April 2014, 5:15 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    The feds are set to begin slapping app developers and mobile game companies with hefty fines for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act starting any day.…
  • For the first time, the majority of Americans are using smartphones — even seniors

    22 April 2014, 3:42 pm by: Barry Levine

    Americans in every age group are smartphoners. According to new stats reported today by Nielsen, the age group threshold was crossed in the first quarter.
  • Mobile addicts launch their apps 60 times a day

    22 April 2014, 3:15 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    SAN FRANCISCO — Are you a mobile addict? You probably are if you open apps more than 60 times a day. That’s how Flurry, the mobile marketing and analytics firm that monitors data from 500,000 apps across 1.3 billion devices, …
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 sees monster adoption — almost 1% of the Android market already

    22 April 2014, 2:55 pm by: Eric Blattberg

    Samsung is king of the Android market — and its Galaxy S5 smartphone is helping solidify that position. After a single week on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S5 already makes up 0.7 percent of all active Android smartphones worldwide, …
  • Decisive launches to make mobile ads cheap, transparent, and real-time (for the little guy)

    22 April 2014, 12:41 pm by: John Koetsier

    The company faces hundreds of competitors, but its extreme real-time reporting could help it stand out.
  • Android takes the lead in mobile ad traffic — and cash — for the first time ever

    22 April 2014, 11:52 am by: J. O'Dell

    "Now, for the first time, the Android OS has the most traffic (42.8 percent vs. iOS’s 38.2 percent) — and it is slowly increasing its mobile ad monetization as well."
  • Marvel Puzzle Quest’s road to the mythical $1 ARPDAU, Part 5: Adventures in consumables

    22 April 2014, 11:30 am by: Albert Reed, Demiurge Studios

    Guest Post: Albert Reed is the CEO and cofounder of Demiurge Studios. Follow the entire series here. In the previous parts, we touched mainly on things that had worked well from an ARPU perspective for Marvel Puzzle Quest. That’s a bit disingenuous, …
  • InVisage ramps up production for its next-gen phone camera sensor with another $18M

    22 April 2014, 11:21 am by: Devindra Hardawar

    Smartphone cameras have evolved tremendously over the last few years — but there’s still room for improvement.…
  • Native ads get their own exchange on Twitter’s massive MoPub network

    22 April 2014, 10:59 am by: Harrison Weber

    Nearly six months after its acquisition, Twitter-owned MoPub is launching its mobile-focused native ad exchange to the public. MoPub first began testing the native ad service with a limited number of publishers a few months ago. MoPub has long offered …
  • Apple’s latest patent prevents you from texting while driving

    22 April 2014, 10:06 am by: Tom Cheredar

    I think the majority of people can agree that text messaging while operating an automobile is a really bad decision. And clearly Apple thinks so, too. Today the company was approved for a patent that “locks-out” drivers from using distracting …
  • Adenda lets games and apps display animations on your Android phone’s lock screen

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

    Adenda can run animated notifications or ads on your lock screen.
  • To find focus in a ballooning mobile-ad market, industry leaders turn to data

    22 April 2014, 9:30 am by: Dylan Tweney

    VentureBeat's Mobile Summit 2014 revealed the biggest issues in mobile advertising for 2014.
  • In the wake of WhatsApp, these companies are vying for title of “next big thing”

    22 April 2014, 7:00 am by: VentureBeat Staff

    Sponsored Post: Now that WhatsApp has been purchased by Facebook, which undervalued companies flying below the radar will see the next big deals?
  • Why Apple’s wearable has to be about the story of you — not just data

    21 April 2014, 3:48 pm by: Alex Le/HeyDay

    Guest Post: Take a quick survey of the wearable industry today and the only thing that’s clear is that there is no clear winner.
  • Ad retargeting firm AdRoll takes $70M to ‘double down’ on mobile

    21 April 2014, 11:13 am by: Harrison Weber

    AdRoll, an ad retargeting service, just raised a $70 million round of funding led by Foundation Capital to expand its offering on mobile. With clients such as Zendesk and New Relic, AdRoll claims to have surpassed 15,000 users recently with …
  • Microsoft’s Nokia deal to close on April 25 — new division may be called Microsoft Mobile

    21 April 2014, 11:01 am by: Devindra Hardawar

    Nokia’s phone division will officially be part of Microsoft by the end of the week. Over six months since the deal was initially announced, Microsoft said today that its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services business will close …
  • Facebook is about to launch its own mobile ad network

    21 April 2014, 10:36 am by: Tom Cheredar

    Giant social network Facebook is tentatively planning to unveil a native mobile ad network later this month, reports Re/code. The mobile ad network is something people have been asking Facebook for for quite a while, as the company would be …
  • Square reportedly lost $100M last year, acquisition rumors resurface

    21 April 2014, 10:15 am by: Devindra Hardawar

    Reality may be setting in for mobile payments darling Square. The company, best known for its credit card reader for smartphones, reportedly lost $100 million in 2013, the Wall Street Journal reports. The company has also burned through more than …
  • Shopping: Is there an app for that?

    21 April 2014, 10:00 am by: -

    Sponsored Post: Our fascination with the smartphone is in full swing. We now live in a world where more phones are activated daily than there are babies born, and they seem to be just as demanding.
  • Dropbox’s photo app Carousel aims to improve your phone’s photo gallery

    20 April 2014, 1:15 pm by: Anastasia Emmanuel, Tech City News

    Each week we trawl through the internet’s jumble sale of apps to bring you a cool, new app that will hopefully improve your life in some way. Carousel is Dropbox’s new addition to the app world, promising to be an …
  • Everything you need to know about wearables in 2014 (eBook)

    20 April 2014, 7:00 am by: -

    Sponsored Post: Every week, a new smartwatch receives funding on Kickstarter, a new connected fitness band emerges from a Fortune 100 tech manufacturer, and an Ivy League dropout in a garage in Southern California takes aim at Google Glass.
  • Nike reportedly fired dozens of its wearables experts (Update)

    18 April 2014, 8:23 pm by: Harrison Weber

    If reports are true, it looks like Nike just laid off 70 to 80 percent of its FuelBand team.
  • Why brand advertising is a huge opportunity in mobile — and how to seize it

    18 April 2014, 1:30 pm by: Jason Baptiste/Onswipe

    Guest Post: There is a ton of opportunity in brand advertising in mobile as the market is wide open. The problem is, it’s a tough nut to crack.
  • Trials Frontier reaches 6 million downloads in first week on iOS

    18 April 2014, 11:30 am by: Jeffrey Grubb

    The motorcycle platforming app is one of the most-downloaded iOS releases in dozens of countries.
  • HTC taps Samsung’s former marketing head, who helped build the Galaxy brand

    18 April 2014, 10:34 am by: Devindra Hardawar

    What do you do when you’re being outmarketed by a giant rival? In HTC’s case, you hire the person who helped build your rival’s brand. HTC confirmed today that it has brought on former Samsung U.S. marketing head Paul Golden …
  • That’s no spaceship over Area 51. It’s a Google balloon

    18 April 2014, 2:00 am by: Dylan Tweney

    Google is quietly testing its “Project Loon” balloons in the skies over Nevada.…
  • Yahoo’s new Flickr app adds creepily accurate search tool

    18 April 2014, 12:00 am by: Dylan Tweney

    Continuing its efforts to remain relevant in the post-Instagram world, Yahoo has unveiled updates to its Flickr app for iOS and Android. “At the heart of our Flickr apps is a powerful mobile camera that makes it easy to take …
  • Google Glass is now ‘try before you buy’

    17 April 2014, 10:20 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Google Glass's price tag is steep, and since it now has multiple styles and colors, Google is launching a "try-on at home" kit to help you decide.
  • Apple has all the ingredients to cook up a massive mobile payment system, Morgan Stanley says

    17 April 2014, 6:26 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    Apple may be gearing up to build its own proprietary mobile payment system. That’s according to a study titled “Mobile Payments — Blue Paper Revisit, EMV in Focus” from Morgan Stanley’s Research group in Europe. The study was obtained by …

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