Video chat startup Tango just can’t stop innovating. After recently launching the first Windows Phone video chat app, Tango is now gearing up to offer video messages, making it one of the first such services to offer a video equivalent to voicemail.
Many Android smartphone owners are eagerly awaiting the chance to use the hot photo sharing app Instagram currently only offers on Apple phones. But Instagram’s Android-only competitor Lightbox is debuting a new photo journal feature today that may make some iOS Instagram users jealous.
Republican presidential hopefuls will square off Saturday night at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Conversations about the debate are sure to trickle over onto the social web, and ABC News, which is broadcasting and moderating the event, will gauge viewer reactions in real-time by polling them via TV-tagging application IntoNow.
If you made plans for your weekend, you might want to kiss them goodbye. Apple yesterday released its iTunes Rewind 2011 list, with the 40 top iPhone and iPad apps of the year. The iTunes store now has more than 500,000 apps in it, but this year’s top apps list shows that fun is the dominant theme. Games and social networking tools dominated, and photo sharing tool Instagram was chosen as the No. 1 app of the year.
Thanks to its popular crowdsourced navigation app, Waze is sitting on a pile of valuable traffic data. Today the company announced an intriguing use for that data goldmine: powering your local TV station’s traffic reports.
In its grand quest to help you remember just about everything, note-taking startup Evernote today launched two free new iPhone apps, “Food” and “Hello,” which will let you better keep track of great meals and people, respectively.
When Microsoft Windows 8 launches in 2012, it’s going after developers with one thing that truly matters to many of them: money.
Google’s Android Market has exceeded 10 billion application downloads, with users now downloading at a rate of one billion apps per month, the company announced Tuesday.
Enflick, the Canadian creator of popular apps like TextNow and PingChat, is taking a big step forward today with the launch of Touch, a new mobile messaging platform to help you keep in touch with your closest friends and family.
AppExchange, SalesForce’s cloud app marketplace, has just received a facelift to spotlight mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.
For some strange reason, Apple approved an app that lets you bypass monthly carrier tethering plans to share your iPhone’s wireless connection with your computer. (Update: The app has been removed from the App Store.)
Whether you’re braving retail stores this Black Friday, or just choosing to stay at home and hunt deals virtually, it’s best to be prepared. If you have a smartphone, then it’s easier than ever to plan your Black Friday festivities ahead so you don’t end up missing out on the best deals.
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RunKeeper, a small startup that makes a run- and workout-tracking platform, has raised an impressive $10 million second round of funding.
As people’s pockets fill with camera-enabled smartphones the rush is on to be the top dog in social video sharing. Palo Alto video startup Klip announced today that it has raised $8 million in a second round of funding, just two months after launching and raising $2 million.
With connected TVs — those that can access online content — consumers have changed what they typically watch, but their viewing habits around prime-time remain the same, according to the web video aggregator Redux.
It’s been more than 10 years since I’ve used AOL Instant Messenger as my go-to chat client, but the new AIM may just be good enough to change that.
Daily deals aggregator Yipit is today releasing its app on the iTunes App Store, bringing shoppers customized deals recommendations from more than 750 deals sites nationwide.
Tapjoy and PapayaMobile are announcing a partnership to create a new social marketplace for Android mobile app developers.
Location service Foursquare is showing off its new coat of paint. The company today unveiled a website redesign with a whole new experience for people sitting at their desks. What started as a check-in game all of a sudden seems a lot more like a formidable business in the making.
Amazon’s new tablet computer the Kindle Fire is getting a healthy injection of entertainment and sports content when it launches later this month.
Windows Phone users will finally get their chance to video chat with their iPhone and Android friends, thanks to the hot video chat startup Tango.
Adobe has confirmed that it will cease development of Flash on mobile devices, saying that it will instead focus on HTML5 and apps for mobile platforms.
If you’re one of the lucky few with an NFC (near-field communications) capable Android phone, PayPal’s updated Android app will finally give you a reason to give NFC transfers a spin.
Digg co-founder Kevin Rose has just launched his new discovery app Oink, which lets users tag and rate the things around them.
Finally, iPhone users could soon get access to the rich Gmail experience that Android users have had since the beginning.
I’ll skip the obvious “acceleration” puns and just say things are looking good for Appcelerator, maker of a cross-platform app development software.
Music app maker Smule today announced a new funding round of $12 million to support future expansion plans, and to hire more employees.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7pE9UTTfy4&w=560&h=315] A year after Google TV’s middling launch, Google is finally ready to take another stab at its ambitious smart TV platform.
If you’re a publisher dreaming of getting your content on the Pulse news reader app, today’s your lucky day.
The Android Market has published more than 500,000 mobile applications — though the powers that be have removed around 37 percent of published apps.
Everyone’s got an opinion — something that the mobile question and answer company Opinionaided has tapped into with its popular iPhone app. Today, the company is releasing its long-awaited Android app, which will help to spur on Opinionaided’s skyrocketing growth and increasing use engagement.
There was a time when the hottest Swedish import to hit American shores was the disco troupe ABBA. Today there’s a growing crop of Nordic startups hoping to make their impression felt.