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  • MobileBeat 2015: Defining your best strategy for programmatic ads in a shifting landscape

    7 July 2015, 9:00 am by: VB Staff

    VB EVENT: The definition of programmatic media buying evolves constantly, in part because of new players and in part due to the consolidation of existing services.
  • Wozlla raises $2M to expand its HTML5 games beyond China

    7 July 2015, 7:30 am by: Dean Takahashi

    EXCLUSIVE: The company has a hit game that debuted on Tencent's QQ platform.
  • App armor: How phone numbers can make your mobile app more secure

    7 July 2015, 7:10 am by: VB Staff

    SPONSORED: 40 percent of large companies, including many of the Fortune 500, don’t take the right precautions in securing the apps they build for customers.
  • Japan’s Gree invests in Indonesian mobile game startup Touchten

    7 July 2015, 2:11 am by: Dean Takahashi

    Touchten has had a number of hit games in Indonesia since 2009.
  • Watch out, Spotify: 38% of Apple mobile devices now running iOS 8.4 with Apple Music, new data shows

    6 July 2015, 10:41 pm by: Jordan Novet

    The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8.4, is now running on more than 38 percent of iOS devices, according to new data from mobile analytics startup Mixpanel. The adoption suggests that a whole lot of people are getting access to a free…
  • Facebook tests photo-focused profile redesign on iOS

    6 July 2015, 9:03 pm by: Ken Yeung

    Facebook appears to be experimenting with the design of some pages on its iOS app. VentureBeat has noticed some updates to user profiles and notifications within the app. These changes appear to be limited to a small subset of users and seem to go as far back…
  • T-Mobile’s silence on government data requests only raises more questions

    6 July 2015, 8:38 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    T-Mobile receives far more government requests for call data than any of its much larger peers. Is it because T-Mobile is more willing to provide the data?
  • The coming iPhone 6s might cool off hot iPhone 6 sales all too soon

    6 July 2015, 6:52 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    ANALYSIS: According to the leaks, the iPhone 6s will be a solid improvement on the existing iPhone 6, but its arrival might come too soon.
  • Mobile is Mordor — it’s time to sail West

    6 July 2015, 5:30 pm by: Sunny Dhillon, Signia Venture Partners

    GUEST: I’m done making new bets on traditional mobile game studios. Here's why.
  • VB Webinar: Is CMO vs. CIO the new Sales vs. Marketing?

    6 July 2015, 3:28 pm by: Stewart Rogers

    VB WEBINAR: There’s a new power struggle within the corner offices of corporate America that is only just getting started.
  • With Tossup, Microsoft wants to help you poll friends and gather opinions

    6 July 2015, 12:22 pm by: Paul Sawers

    Microsoft has launched Tossup, a new app designed to help you create impromptu polls around events.
  • Microsoft redesigns Bing Maps so you can search, view, and share multiple places at one time

    6 July 2015, 12:16 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Microsoft today unveiled a completely redesigned version of Bing Maps for the Web. The new look is currently in preview, and the company plans to keep updating it based on user feedback before it makes it broadly available. That said, the Bing Maps Preview is…
  • MobileBeat 2015: How do you get your app noticed — and installed?

    6 July 2015, 9:00 am by: VB Staff

    VB EVENT: As install fatigue sets in, what are the new ways to get your content discovered? Join us at MobileBeat to discuss some of the modern techniques.
  • China’s Ourpalm invests $2.3M in Garfield game maker Animoca Brands

    6 July 2015, 2:07 am by: Dean Takahashi

    The deal will help Animoca Brands take its mobile games into China.
  • Telco, device-maker, ad network alliances will make for better app discovery

    5 July 2015, 1:00 pm by: Chris Cunningham, ironSource

    GUEST: Partnerships between unlikely players in the mobile arena could revolutionize the way users discover, download, and interact with apps.
  • Apple, BlackBerry, and Google: The next round of gadget leaks has begun

    3 July 2015, 3:55 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    iPhone 6S, BlackBerry Venice, and GG1 are just the start.
  • OnePlus Cardboard virtual reality headset is now open for orders — and you only pay for shipping

    3 July 2015, 6:08 am by: Paul Sawers

    OnePlus has officially launched its own virtual reality headset made out of cardboard.
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of the future is full of artificial intelligence, telepathy, and virtual…

    2 July 2015, 9:30 pm by: Guia Del Prado, Business Insider

    In fact, some of that technology is already here.
  • Sony files patent for weird selfie technology that reads your facial expressions

    2 July 2015, 7:15 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The technology also offers ways of creating timelines of various emotional events -- represented by images -- throughout the day.
  • Apple patent suggests peer-to-peer payments could come to Apple Pay

    2 July 2015, 1:19 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    The patent describes a system whereby one device user can send a payment to another user's device securely and at no cost.
  • Using data to target effectively can boost mobile ad engagement as much as 50x

    2 July 2015, 11:40 am by: Jon Cifuentes

    VB EVENT: If you're getting the right data, targeting has a compounding effect as you drill down to the exact audience that wants and needs your product.
  • Personalization: Everyone knows it’s important…but how do you do it well? (webinar)

    2 July 2015, 10:30 am by: VB Staff

    VB WEBINAR: If you got a dollar every time a marketer mentioned the word 'personalization', you'd be able to retire as a marketer. But for all the talk, most marketers still find the whole practice exceedingly difficult.
  • New Steve Jobs biopic is shaping up to be Apple’s worst nightmare

    2 July 2015, 7:23 am by: Chris O'Brien

    The first official trailer depicts Jobs in full jerk mode, thanks to Aaron Sorkin's script.
  • Vainglory leaves beta with 1.5M monthly active players — a rarity for a mobile MOBA

    1 July 2015, 5:00 pm by: Dean Takahashi

    Mobile MOBA game formally launches today on iOS and Android.
  • ‘Beauty in a box’ startup Birchbox finally launches on Android and gears up to go global

    1 July 2015, 12:27 pm by: Paul Sawers

    Almost two years after launching on iOS, Birchbox has finally brought its beauty and grooming ecommerce service to Android.
  • Snapchat now lets you tap to view snaps and stories, add nearby friends

    1 July 2015, 12:10 pm by: Emil Protalinski

    Snapchat no longer makes you press and hold the screen.
  • Zynga’s NaturalMotion revs up its first look at CSR2 mobile racing game

    1 July 2015, 9:00 am by: Dean Takahashi

    PREVIEW: NaturalMotion is aiming to make a mobile drag racing game that is as ultra-realistic as a console title.
  • Hear how Forbes is adapting to its growing millennial audience at MobileBeat 2015

    1 July 2015, 8:30 am by: VB Staff

    VB EVENT: Today, Forbes has 18 million smartphone-only visitors, most of whom are under 35. Discover how Forbes met this shift toward mobile millennials with a shift in strategy at MobileBeat, July 13 and 14.
  • Apple’s Beats 1 is a simple concept, but that’s what makes it genius

    1 July 2015, 8:16 am by: Paul Sawers

    Apple Music launched yesterday alongside its new Beats 1 radio station, which could be a minor masterstroke from the Cupertino company.
  • India will pass U.S. to become world’s second largest smartphone market by 2017

    1 July 2015, 6:53 am by: Chris O'Brien

    A new report says India will become the world's second-largest smartphone market by 2017, behind only China -- and displacing the U.S. to third.

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