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  • 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 first developer…

    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

    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, spanning…
  • PlayPhone partners with Saudi Arabian mobile carrier to take games to the Middle East

    22 October 2014, 8:30 am by: Dean Takahashi

    PlayPhone has figured out there are gamers in the Middle East, and they're able to pay.
  • MediaSpike weaves movie ads as product placements into the PicCollage photo app

    22 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    Universal Pictures' Ouija movie ads will appear inside the picture collages of PicCollage.
  • YouAppi raises $3M for analytics that decipher mobile app consumer behavior

    22 October 2014, 7:30 am by: Dean Takahashi

    YouAppi figures out what a consumer does after they install an app.
  • 13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

    22 October 2014, 12:00 am by: Steven Tweedie, Business Insider

    The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable. From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.…
  • Rover wants to be the missing piece between iBeacons and retailers’ apps

    21 October 2014, 9:16 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Imagine you’re walking down the organic-products aisle at your favorite grocery store when suddenly the store’s app on your phone notifies you that a new line of organic foods is now available. That can actually possible thanks to iBeacon technology, and…
  • Ampush’s future of mobile ads: whopping growth of 233 percent year-over-year

    21 October 2014, 7:45 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    Ampush chief Jesse Pujji releases a report on mobile advertising Wednesday that claims mobile growth spending will increase by a whopping 233 percent year-over-year
  • Microsoft’s smartwatch will be tightly integrated with enterprise systems

    21 October 2014, 6:15 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    Reports over the weekend said that Microsoft will release its own entrant into the growing field of consumer smartwatches. If the reports are true (and some believe they aren’t), analysts are saying that Microsoft will be wise to integrate the new device…
  • Mobile marketing budgets jumping 36% this year — but tools are still lacking

    21 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: John Koetsier, VB Insight

    B2B marketers are attacking mobile with budgets that are jumping 11 percent over the next six months, and an additional 17.5 percent over the next 12 months. But it's clear they're not terribly happy with the tools vendors are providing yet.
  • Apple Pay is fast, easy, and boring — so it will be huge

    21 October 2014, 3:40 pm by: Devindra Hardawar

    I only had to use Apple Pay a few times before I got over the novelty of paying for stuff with my phone.
  • Microsoft launches Music Deals for Windows and Windows Phone: Albums between $0.99 and $1.99 every…

    21 October 2014, 11:23 am by: Emil Protalinski

    Microsoft today launched Microsoft Music Deals, a new app for Windows and Windows Phone users looking to save money when buying tunes. You can download it now from the Windows Store and the Windows Phone Store. The company is promising that every Tuesday, 101…
  • Sports apps are on the rise, and that may make TV broadcasters worry

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

    Football app usage is up 250 percent over the past year.
  • Toshiba launches its ‘flip-and-fold’ convertible Satellite Radius 11 laptop

    21 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    Windows 8.1 convertible laptop-tablets are now available at prices starting at $330.
  • Fiksu secures $10M in debt funding to expand its mobile ad tech business

    21 October 2014, 7:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    Mobile app ad tech company Fiksu has lined up $10 million in debut funding from Silicon Valley Bank to continue a global expansion and ongoing development for its “programmatic mobile demand platform.” The funding comes just after the Boston company…
  • ConvenientPower and Qualcomm collaborate on the magic of wireless charging

    20 October 2014, 7:00 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    The duo hopes to bring standards and other benefits to wireless charging products.
  • Citrix has bought e-signature startup RightSignature

    20 October 2014, 5:46 pm by: Jordan Novet

    Enterprise software company Citrix said today that it’s acquired RightSignature, one provider of technology that lets people sign files digitally on desktop and mobile devices. It sounds like the acquisition won’t make a huge difference to current…
  • iPhone sales grow 16.3% to 39.3M in Q4 2014, but iPad sales decline by 12.8%

    20 October 2014, 4:33 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    As part of the company’s latest quarterly earnings announcement, Apple today revealed that it sold 39.3 million iPhones and 12.3 million iPads during its fiscal fourth quarter of 2014. These are mixed results, which has become typical for the company lately.…
  • Ranked: All 32 billion-dollar mobile internet startups (report)

    20 October 2014, 2:12 pm by: John Koetsier, VB Insight

    A little less than two months ago there were 25 billion-dollar mobile Internet startups. In a sign of just how quickly the mobile ecosystem is exploding, there are now 32. Today in a report on VB Insight, mobile consultancy Digi-Capital released an updated…
  • Apple releases iOS 8.1, enabling Apple Pay for some Apple device owners

    20 October 2014, 1:24 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    Only 220,000 of the 6 million or so U.S. merchants are ready to accept contactless payments, but the sheer brand power of Apple, might bring mobile payments to the mainstream in the next few years.

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