Peter Vesterbacka, whose company Rovio makes the immensely popular Angry Birds game, has a big vision for the future of mobile gaming.
As people share ever-increasing amounts of information online, are we heading to a future of data overload? Naveen Selvadurai, co-founder of popular location-sharing app Foursquare, said there’s no stopping the data flood — but that doesn’t mean users have to drown in it.
IHS iSuppli estimates that the new iPad 2 costs less than half of its purchase price, based on an analysis of the components inside the tablet.
Ever since Steve Jobs announced the white iPhone in June, 2010, fans have been waiting for it to come out. And waiting. And waiting.
The iPad 2 is far outrunning its rivals in terms of worldwide awareness, according to Google Trends. As you can see from the chart below, people are Googling the iPad 2 far more than they are the Motorola Xoom or the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The same holds true for rivals such as the Amazon Kindle, the HP TouchPad, and the RIM PlayBook.
Apple chief executive Steve Jobs promised that the iPad 2′s processor is twice as fast as the original iPad’s and that its graphics performance is nine times better.
We wrote yesterday about how easy it is to shoot video with an iPad 2 and then edit the film with iMovie on the tablet itself. Taking that as a challenge, the folks at indie film maker Majek Pictures created what they say is the first movie edited on iPad 2 with iMovie.
As consumers buy their iPad 2 tablets and take them home this weekend, one of the apps worth trying out is a familiar one. Just as Apple migrated GarageBand from the Mac to the iPad, it has migrated iMovie to the iPad as well.
Apple fans gathered in a line that stretched for two city blocks at the Apple store in Palo Alto, Calif. As you can see in the video below, they cheered when the door opened. Security and PR people were plentiful, as were blue-shirt employees. After all, this is the store where Steve Jobs will occasionally show up to see how first-day sales are going.
FON, a company that manages a large network of wi-fi hotspots, is opening up its 500,000 some-odd hotspots in Japan to web surfers for free until the country’s state of emergency following a massive earthquake and tsunami comes to an end.
The next major update for Flash on Android mobile devices, version 10.2, will hit the Android Market on March 18, Adobe announced today.
Neil Young is the chief executive of Ngmoco, the mobile game publisher that was acquired by Japan’s DeNA for up to $403 million last fall. But Young says that wasn’t just the end point for his company and its success as a publisher of iPhone games. Rather, Young and his parent company are on a quest to create a multibillion-dollar mobile entertainment company. The centerpiece of that is Mobage and NG Core, two technologies that will be combined into a worldwide mobile social network.
Today at the South by Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas, Rdio, the unlimited, on-demand social music service, introduced its API to the public.
Apple may sell 600,000 iPad 2s this weekend, Bloomberg reports based on information from several analysts.
Popular location-based check-in application Foursqaure was slapped with a lawsuit today for supposedly infringing on a patent from little known company Mobile Commerce Framework, as first reported by TechCrunch.
Apple likely expected a bigger crowd forming at its South by Southwest 2011 popup store in downtown Austin today.
The $42 million investment in Angry Birds creator Rovio could be a watershed event for mobile games.
When mobile ad network Moolah Media came out of stealth mode in December, it placed a big emphasis on its pay-per-performance model, where advertisers pay for actions rather than impressions. The San Francisco startup is taking that model even further today with real-time call reporting.
It’s Christmas time for Instapaper fanatics: Developer Marco Arment has finally delivered Instapaper 3.0 for the iPhone and iPad, bringing with it new social features, sharing options, and more.
There’s trouble brewing over at Clearwire, the 4G network company in which Sprint holds a non-controlling majority stake. Chief executive Bill Morrow has resigned from his positions as CEO and executive board director, citing the usual “personal reasons,” the company announced today.
When it comes to iPad 2 reviews, there aren’t many surprises. It’s thinner, faster, and lighter, just like Apple claimed when it was unveiled last week.
Google suffered a black eye with the malware that targeted dozens of Android Market apps last week. But even as users clean out their phones, now comes this: the Android Market Security Tool released by Google has been copied to third-party alternative Android markets and it is itself embedded with malware.
The Go Game, creators of location-based scavenger hunts for companies, today announced the launch of a do-it-yourself iPhone application for creating and participating in local scavenger hunts, according to a company announcement.
Market research firm Forrester isn’t putting too much stock in the hype surrounding upcoming Android 3.0 tablets. Instead, the company believes that Amazon is best suited to take on the iPad when it decides to enter the tablet arena.
Now anyone can star in their own “This American Life”-esque story and share it with the world using just their iPhone: Broadcastr, a startup dedicated to tying personal audio stories to specific locations, launched its free iPhone app today.
Seattle company WhitePages has built up a massive database of contact information for people and businesses — it supposedly has more than 200 million listings. Now WhitePges wants to use its technology to clean up your address book with an iPhone and Web application called Hiya.
Housing start-up Zillow just released a new product, Rent Zestimates, which will provide estimated rent prices for 90 million homes on both its website and all its mobile apps.
Apple’s iOS 4.3 update for the iPhone and iPad has officially landed, bringing with it new features like improved support for AirPlay media streaming, and WiFi hotspot capabilities that let you share your mobile internet connection with other devices.
Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet won’t be without tunes when it launches. The company announced yesterday that it has inked a deal with 7digital to pre-install its online music store on the PlayBook, bringing with it some 13 million songs, Reuters reports.
OpenFeint and Chinese game publisher The9 said today they will fund moves by game developers to shift their games to Android mobile devices.
You have to pity Apple. People want to know about its new products so much that having ironclad security around its new prototypes is all but impossible.
There are many, many newsreaders available for the iPad, but entrepreneur Ali Davar said his startup Zite is launching an iPad magazine with the content that’s most personalized to a reader’s needs an interests.
Good news for advertisers: Adobe’s new Wallaby application will be able to port some Flash functionality, including Flash banner ads, to Apple’s iOS devices. Until now, Apple has been blocking Adobe’s attempts to bring Flash to the iPad and iPhone.
Foursquare, the hot location-based check-in startup, today announced on its blog that it will be releasing Foursquare 3.0 later today for Android and iPhone. The new version comes with several feature updates, but probably the most notable is the much-rumored recommendation engine.
Nvidia chief executive Jen-Hsun Huang believes that the revolution in mobile computing electronics, driven by demand for smartphones and tablets, will eventually disrupt both the PC and server markets as well.
Breezy, a mobile startup that helps users print and fax documents from their phones, just announced that it has raised $750,000 from big-name investors.
Video game ad network Intergi Entertainment is launching its Playwire video publishing platform today to make it easy for any web site to make money from online video advertising. The Playwire video platform makes it easy to stream online videos, share them, and then make money from video ads.
Deutsche Telekom is apparently in talks with Sprint to sell its T-Mobile USA division, sources in the know tell Bloomberg.
If you’re the kind of person who spends more time working at Starbucks than in your office (i.e., me), then you may be able to upgrade your work life with a new iPhone application called LiquidSpace.
If you’re trying to coordinate a get-together at the South by Southwest conference in Austin next week (or anywhere else), there’s no shortage of apps that want to help. One of the newest options is a startup called HurricaneParty, and it’s not afraid to have a little fun at its competitors’ expense.