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  • Industrial Toys launches its Midnight Rises digital graphic novel

    29 January 2015, 9:13 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    The graphic novel precedes the release of the Midnight Star sci-fi shooter game on mobile.
  • Amazon has more reason to become a mobile operator than Google does

    29 January 2015, 8:12 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The first Fire phone was a flop. Could selling the next Fire phone in tandem with a matching cellular service lead to a better result? Maybe.
  • You can now unlock your Chromebook with an Android phone

    29 January 2015, 1:54 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    If Smart Lock seems familiar, that's because it first arrived in the Chrome OS dev channel back in April under the name Easy Unlock.
  • Facebook invades Yelp, Foursquare territory with geo-specific Place Tips for iPhone

    29 January 2015, 1:00 pm by: Daniel Terdiman

    Facebook knows that being able to target users with information about exactly where they are can be extremely lucrative. Today, it invaded the territory occupied by Yelp and Foursquare, launching a new feature for the Facebook iPhone app that delivers…
  • Marvel: Contest of Champions developer Kabam’s $400M in revenue for 2014 is another record year

    29 January 2015, 12:39 pm by: Jeff Grubb

    Kabam has grown for five years in a row, but it still missed its expectations for 2014.
  • What’s the next big messaging app?

    29 January 2015, 11:00 am by: Natalie Halimi, SimilarWeb

    Sponsored:Viber: $900 million acquisition. Snapchat: $3 billion acquisition offer. WhatsApp: $19 billion. All were acquired at massive prices. What will be the next?
  • RunKeeper and Spotify team up to let you play your music without switching apps

    29 January 2015, 9:59 am by: Paul Sawers

    RunKeeper is introducing support for Spotify today, meaning runners, walkers, and cyclists can control their music directly from inside the RunKeeper iPhone app.
  • Live-Bet sports app lets you bet on the next play in a football game

    29 January 2015, 9:02 am by: Dean Takahashi

    The game from veteran Louis Castle lets you make hundreds of bets during a football game.
  • AppLift unveils DataLift to automate user acquisition

    29 January 2015, 9:01 am by: Dean Takahashi

    The Berlin company also names two new executives.
  • Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 mobile app debuts on iOS

    29 January 2015, 9:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    Disney makes it easier to play your Toy Box 2.0 creations anywhere.
  • Mobile platform Tune (formerly HasOffers) sings right notes, lands $27M

    29 January 2015, 8:00 am by: Barry Levine

    The Series B funding marks a kind of vindication in Tune's bounceback from the Facebook episode last year.
  • iTunes media sales fell 7 percent in Q1, and 4 other juicy tidbits in Apple’s earnings filing

    29 January 2015, 6:50 am by: Chris O'Brien

    In Q1 2015, the company said that growth in iTunes was "partially offset by a 7 percent year-over-year decrease in net sales of digital media consisting of music, movies, TV shows, and books."
  • After acquiring mobile email startup Acompli, Microsoft launches Outlook for Android and iOS

    29 January 2015, 3:00 am by: Emil Protalinski

    This may be the year Outlook will finally get an experience on mobile that is comparable to the desktop.
  • Microsoft releases Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android tablets out of preview

    29 January 2015, 3:00 am by: Emil Protalinski

    Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is finally here for Android tablets.
  • Gameloft’s full-year mobile gaming revenue hits $256M

    28 January 2015, 8:58 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    French mobile game publisher isn't growing as fast as the market.
  • Ucool to launch Super Bowl ad for Heroes Charge mobile game

    28 January 2015, 8:16 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    Results from earlier TV campaign were so good, the company is going big time.
  • ZTE announces $250 dual-SIM Blade S6 smartphone

    28 January 2015, 4:59 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The phone has a reasonably good front selfie cam and can be controlled using gestures.
  • How Adobe is embedding its marketing cloud into thousands of mobile apps — and soon more

    28 January 2015, 4:45 pm by: John Koetsier

    VB Insight:Adobe is bringing all the components of its massive marketing cloud down to the very small, lightweight, and swift world of mobile.
  • Facebook mobile ad sales boost better than expected Q4 revenue of $3.85B

    28 January 2015, 4:05 pm by: Daniel Terdiman

    Facebook today reported its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings for 2014 beat analyst expectations, with revenue of $3.85 billion on non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $0.54.
  • I Am Bread will make your yeasty dreams come true on iOS

    28 January 2015, 3:45 pm by: Jeff Grubb

    I Am Bread is coming to iOS but you may have to wheat a while before you can get it.
  • Facebook’s external advertising network has more than reach — it has customer loyalty

    28 January 2015, 1:38 pm by: Daniel Terdiman

    The study suggests that Audience Network drives impressive customer loyalty, on par with News Feed and far better than display networks.
  • Mobile Summit: Top-tier speaker line-up announced

    28 January 2015, 1:20 pm by: VB Staff

    VB Event:As the world becomes more mobile by the minute, those businesses at the bleeding edge of innovation will succeed in leveraging customers -- and their devices -- wherever they are.
  • Facebook now loads images 15% faster on iOS, cuts Android errors by 8%

    28 January 2015, 12:59 pm by: Jordan Novet

    To improve the iOS app, engineers adopted Progressive JPEG (PJPEG) images, while Android got a News Feed update.
  • FTC fines TracFone $40 million for throttling ‘unlimited’ data plans

    28 January 2015, 12:56 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    Beginning today, consumers who had a Straight Talk, Net10, Simple Mobile, or Telcel America unlimited plan before January 2015 can file a claim for a refund, the FTC says.
  • Facebook wants to own your Super Bowl Sunday

    28 January 2015, 11:32 am by: Daniel Terdiman

    Football fans can see all the discussion about the big game from their friends, and from experts, on one Facebook page.
  • Messaging app Kik passes 200M users

    28 January 2015, 9:58 am by: Ruth Reader

    In a blog post this morning, Kik founder Ted Livingston revealed that the messaging app has surpassed 200 million users. In terms of messaging apps, that’s sort of a middle ground. Some of the bigger players like Whatsapp tout a robust 700 million users.…
  • Google Play’s download dominance over Apple grew in 2014

    28 January 2015, 9:00 am by: Jeff Grubb

    Apple still leads the revenue race.
  • Let us now praise the genius of Apple CEO Tim Cook

    28 January 2015, 8:05 am by: Chris O'Brien

    It's time to give Tim Cook his due. This is Cook's company now and Apple just sold a mind-blowing number of iPhones that resulted in the most profitable quarter in corporate history.
  • UserTesting lands $45.5M to reveal why users do the things they do

    28 January 2015, 7:30 am by: Barry Levine

    The company is all about finding why customers are doing something, as compared to analytics firms' emphasis on the what.
  • EBay appears to be planning an Apple Watch app

    27 January 2015, 10:14 pm by: Jordan Novet

    Forget health or messaging. The forthcoming Apple Watch could end up being a lynchpin for e-commerce. EBay, whose website allows people to buy and sell all sorts of things both new and old, is seeking an iOS Engineer/Architect who can work on “elegant…

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