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  • 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.
  • ‘Minority Report’ vision tech — coming to a smartphone or store near you

    21 November 2014, 9:15 am by: Barry Levine

    By the end of next year, systems that know what you're looking at, how long you're looking at it, the direction you're walking, and even whether you're in a good mood will start entering the market.
  • New cell service provider US Mobile offers to unlock your phone

    20 November 2014, 7:00 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The August overturning of the ban on cell phone unlocking is already having a real impact on the mobile service market. New mobile virtual network operator US Mobile has now started offering its own in-house unlocking service for new customers.…
  • Amazon launches Zocalo apps for Android and iOS, adds support for up to 5TB files

    20 November 2014, 2:01 pm by: Jordan Novet

    Amazon Web Services is getting more serious about its Zocalo cloud file-sharing service, today announcing the release of new mobile apps for Zocalo. And the service can now handle files as large as 5TB, according to a blog post announcing the Zocalo updates.…
  • Google’s Project Loon can now launch up to 20 balloons per day, and they fly 10 times longer than…

    20 November 2014, 1:31 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Google today shared an update from Project Loon, the company’s initiative to bring high-speed Internet access to remote areas of the world via hot air balloons. Google says it now has the ability to launch up to 20 of these balloons per day. This is in part…
  • Two Tap launches API to make sure the product you want is in stock

    20 November 2014, 1:00 pm by: Barry Levine

    "This is the first time an app developer can integrate with an API that gives access to product availability for hundreds of retailers," Two Tap CEO and cofounder Razvan Roman told VentureBeat.
  • CosmEthics helps you avoid toxic chemicals in beauty products

    20 November 2014, 1:00 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    A few weeks after launch, the inventory of screened products has grown from 4,000 to 17,000.
  • Office Mobile for Android updated with Dropbox integration and OneDrive sharing links

    20 November 2014, 10:10 am by: Emil Protalinski

    Microsoft today updated its Office Mobile app for Android phones with Dropbox support and OneDrive sharing links. You can download the new version now directly from Google Play. The update today follows a surprise partnership between Microsoft and Dropbox…
  • CSR claims it will be able to fix your indoor location accurately

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

    Indoor mapping is getting closer to reality for smartphone users.
  • Google Play merchant support arrives in China, but the Android app store itself is still missing

    19 November 2014, 9:15 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Local Android developers can now export and sell their apps to Google Play users in more than 130 countries (but not in China itself).
  • Video messaging company Glide looking forward to a smartwatch future

    19 November 2014, 6:56 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The video messaging developer Glide is very bullish on the future of smartwatches and is looking forward to a time when smartwatches hold technology needed to enable wrist-to-wrist video communication. Today Glide has an app for Android or iOS that allows…
  • HTC One M8 for Windows now available on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon

    19 November 2014, 5:26 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    Just in time for the holidays, the HTC One M8 for Windows is now available from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. The phone was already available on Verizon for $99 with contract. The new phone sports a zero-gap aluminum body, front-facing stereo speakers, and a…
  • OneFold unveils its cloud-based BigData Warehouse for mobile and Internet of things

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

    OneFold, a cloud-based Silicon Valley startup, is unveiling its first service, dubbed BigData Warehouse, for mobile and Internet of things sources. OneFold has created a data warehousing technology that sits atop the Google public cloud. It leverages…
  • CamioCam’s app turns any mobile device — or browser — into a home surveillance camera

    19 November 2014, 4:35 pm by: Kia Kokalitcheva

    Keeping an eye on your house while you’re away doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money on fancy cameras — or even buying cameras at all. CamioCam, a company that turns your smartphone or tablet into a surveillance camera, is finally releasing its…
  • Summit on mobile marketing features A-list of bullish mobile entertainment sector

    19 November 2014, 4:00 pm by: gtermont

    Sponsored:Coming to LA on Dec. 3rd, the 10th [a]list summit curates a high-level conversation about the most critical topics concerning mobile with some of the most successful companies in the space — both established and recently-funded.
  • Google’s Chrome browser hits 400M monthly active users on mobile, up from 300M in June

    19 November 2014, 12:30 pm by: Jordan Novet

    Mobile device owners are switching on Google’s Chrome browser en masse. Google announced new mobile usage figures at its Chrome Dev Summit in Mountain View, Calif., today, and the growth is clear. Chrome has picked up more than 400 million monthly active…
  • BitTorrent unveils Sync 2.0 and three new products coming in 2015, including Pro version for…

    19 November 2014, 12:00 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Sync 2.0 is coming. So are three other Sync products, for a price.
  • Duolingo and Wolfram Alpha arrive for Windows Phone

    19 November 2014, 11:12 am by: Emil Protalinski

    Two big-name apps, Duolingo and Wolfram Alpha, arrived today for Windows Phone to match their Android and iOS counterparts. You can download both now directly from the Windows Phone Store: Duolingo and Wolfram Alpha. If you’ve never heard of it, Duolingo is…
  • Trash talk: Enevo equips trash bins with sensors to save big bucks

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

    The sensors use ultrasonic tech to detect if a garbage bin is full.
  • Amazon’s $39 Fire TV Stick starts shipping today, but new orders won’t arrive before January 15

    19 November 2014, 9:19 am by: Emil Protalinski

    As expected, Amazon today started shipping its $39 Fire TV Stick to fill preorders. Yet if you preordered the streaming device in the last few days or want to order it now, don’t expect to see it before January 15, 2015. Earlier this week, the product page…
  • Your app’s Vital Ratio: Just how important is your app to your users?

    19 November 2014, 7:00 am by: debrasharp

    Sponsored:You might insist that a feature is vital, but you need to substantiate these claims with real user data before you can make those assumptions. An app usage analysis can give you your app's Vital Ratio. Location data is key to this.

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