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  • 3 years after opening up to Chinese developers, Tencent eyes global partnerships

    30 October 2014, 10:50 pm by: Tracey Xiang, TechNode

    Tencent’s annual business partner conference has been rebranded as its “Global Partner Conference”. The two-day meeting started yesterday, with some interesting foreign faces in attendance. What’s even more interesting, chipmakers Intel and Broadcom…
  • Nudge helps you figure out what to do with your bored self right now

    30 October 2014, 3:00 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    It’s Thursday afternoon in downtown San Francisco. What’s there to do around here? We all ask ourselves some variant of this question on a regular basis, and a little app called Nudge, launching publicly on iOS today, wants to help you answer it.…
  • Facebook updates Graph API with features for managing Pages, brings versioning to Ads API

    30 October 2014, 12:55 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Facebook today updated its Graph API and Ads API to version 2.2. The former is getting new features for apps that manage Pages and the latter is getting versioning support for the first time. The Graph API update is just an iteration for Facebook, but the Ads…
  • Smule adds video duets to its Sing! Karaoke mobile app

    30 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    Smule makes a big investment in its karaoke sing-along app.
  • Gametime releases updated app for real-time, last-minute sports-ticket buying

    30 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    Gametime now has real-time seat availability.
  • IDC: Tablet shipments grew 11.5% in Q3 2014, but leaders Apple, Samsung, and Asus all lost market…

    30 October 2014, 9:42 am by: Emil Protalinski

    The tablet market continues to grow, albeit not as quickly as before. Q4 2013 saw 53.8 million units ship worldwide, up 11.5 percent from 47.6 million the same quarter last year according to market research firm IDC. The top three tablet makers maintained…
  • Moving beyond virtualized MS Office, CloudOn releases a mobile-first doc creation tool

    30 October 2014, 9:30 am by: Barry Levine

    The new product is gesture-based and high-resolution, designed for small screens and social sharing, and intended to do away with the famous Microsoft Office clutter.
  • Skype for iPhone now lets you save and delete photos; gets avatar, people, and chat improvements

    30 October 2014, 9:20 am by: Emil Protalinski

    Skype today updated its iPhone app with a slew of new features and improvements based on user suggestions. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store. First off, the app now lets you save photos you received in chat to your camera…
  • Next Games acquires mobile game studio Helsinki GameWorks

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

    The maker of the upcoming The Walking Dead mobile game is branching out.
  • JuiceBox Games hits 4M downloads for HonorBound and takes the mobile game to new markets

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

    This popular, chart-topping role-playing game adds seven new languages.
  • Capriza, your ticket to mobilizing desktop business apps, raises $27M

    30 October 2014, 7:30 am by: Jordan Novet

    Apparently it pays to provide tools to simplify enterprise software for mobile consumption. That’s how things look today, with startup Capriza announcing a $27 million funding round. The startup sells a cloud service that people can use to create mobile…
  • Techmanity launches big in Silicon Valley

    30 October 2014, 7:00 am by: -

    Sponsored Post: Silicon Valley was the site of the first ever Techmanity, and now with a successful inaugural year under their belts, the organizers are looking to go bigger yet in 2015.
  • Pandora & Smule are kicking everyone’s ass in mobile music revenue & downloads, App Annie reports

    29 October 2014, 7:20 pm by: Tom Cheredar

    Pandora might be the least exciting of the major streaming music services, in part because it doesn’t offer on-demand music playback or a robust premium monthly subscription service. That, however, didn’t stop the decade-old music company from beating all…
  • 3 important lessons from HealthBeat (and ‘the system is broken’ isn’t one of them)

    29 October 2014, 7:02 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    Some of the discussion at HealthBeat centered on identifying the real problems, and some of it focused on new technology and tactics for fixing the problems.
  • Google Drive for Android gets Material Design update, improvements to search, sharing, and the PDF…

    29 October 2014, 5:09 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Google today updated Google Drive for Android with a new design and features related to search, sharing, and PDFs. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play. First up, the search tool has been revamped so that it updates results as you…
  • Hands-on with Google’s Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player

    29 October 2014, 4:20 pm by: Harrison Weber

    The next wave of Nexus devices, the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player, aren’t available to the public just yet — but today we sat down with Google’s Android team for a first look at the new devices and the Lollipop OS that powers them. Let’s start…
  • David Hasselhoff wants to keep up with Kim Kardashian — by launching his own mobile game

    29 October 2014, 3:00 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    Hoff Zombie Beach is the latest celebrity to dive into mobile games.
  • Google Play Movies & TV now shows actor and soundtrack info while you watch via Chromecast or Nexus…

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

    Google today updated its Google Play Movies & TV app for Android, which lets you watch purchased or rented content from the company’s store, with a revamped design and new features. You can download the latest version directly from Google Play (if you…
  • Arkadium’s simple Twisty Hollow casual iOS game debuts today after a lot of effort

    29 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    It looks simple, but this casual title represents a lot of investment by Arkadium.
  • Star Wars: Galactic Defense is a fully armed and operational tower defender for iOS, Android…

    29 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Jason Wilson

    This isn't the standard tower defense you're looking for. Champions and other goodies give this more character than what you find in other mobile games of its ilk.
  • Mobile Internet investment hits record $19.2B — up 232% in last 12 months

    29 October 2014, 11:13 am by: John Koetsier, VB Insight

    Mobile Internet companies raked in a total of $19.2 billion in new investment over the last year, more than double the previous period, according to investment advisory firm Digi-Capital. The big winner? Mobile commerce, with $4.2 billion.
  • HP’s upcoming 3D-scanning computer, Sprout, almost never saw the light of day

    28 October 2014, 6:15 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Tomorrow, HP will unveil a new product named Sprout, which is not only the company’s attempt to regain relevance, but it almost never saw the light of day.
  • iOS 8 is now on more than half of Apple’s mobile devices

    28 October 2014, 4:50 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Apple today updated its iOS adoption numbers, showing that iOS 8 has finally passed the 50 percent mark. We say “finally” because the latest version of the company’s mobile operating system has had a notably slower adoption rate compared to its…
  • Facebook passes 1.35B monthly active users and 864M daily active users, with a third now mobile-only

    28 October 2014, 4:12 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    In its Q3 2014 earnings announcement today, Facebook revealed that it now has more than 1.35 billion monthly active users (up 14 percent year-over-year). Of those, 1.12 billion were mobile users, an increase of 29 percent year-over-year. The company also…
  • EA blows away Wall Street’s earnings expectations

    28 October 2014, 4:08 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    EA says usage of sports games like Madden NFL 15 is up compared to a year ago.
  • FTC sues AT&T for allegedly misleading ‘unlimited’ data plan customers, throttling speeds by up…

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

    The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today announced it is suing AT&T. The commission is charging the carrier for allegedly misleading millions of its smartphone customers by changing the terms while customers were still under contract for “unlimited”…
  • OneNote for iOS gets cloud storage attachments and Touch ID, OneNote for Mac gets SharePoint Server…

    28 October 2014, 12:40 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Microsoft today announced updates to its OneNote app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac with a slew of new features. You can download the information-gathering and collaboration app from Apple’s App Store (iPhone, iPad) and Mac App Store. First, let’s talk…
  • Google Fit arrives on the Play Store & the web, works with all Android Wear devices

    28 October 2014, 12:30 pm by: Harrison Weber

    Today Google released Google Fit, a standalone app and fitness platform designed to compete with Apple's HealthKit, in the Google Play store.
  • Nimble VR aims to let you use your hands in virtual reality

    28 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    The Nimble Sense has a 110-degree field of view for tracking your hand movements and translating them into VR.
  • Verizon & Motorola unveil the $200 Droid Turbo, a 5.2-inch phablet with a 48-hour battery

    28 October 2014, 11:26 am by: Harrison Weber

    Today Verizon and Motorola debuted the Droid Turbo, a $199 5.2-inch-screened device with a 21 megapixel camera, Android KitKit (not Lollipop), 32 GB to 64 GB storage, and a quad-core 2.7 GHz processor. The device will start shipping on October 30.…

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