Twitter updated its iOS and Android apps today to make tweeting pictures faster and better. And showed us the benefits via Vine, the social network’s own video-sharing startup.
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg covered a wide range of topics in a talk today, from women in business to Facebook’s growing mobile revenues.
It is indeed an honor when a year-old startup with two or three million dollars in annualized revenue scores a $100 million investment. An unusual honor, as well. But there’s method behind the madness.
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The developer of pull-to-refresh was so concerned about how Twitter would use his patent that he asked Twitter to agree with him — as part of the terms of the sale of his company — that it would never use the patent offensively.
China’s fast growth in fast mobile subscriptions — and increasing mobile competition among the giant Chinese mobile carriers — will be key factors in driving Apple’s moldering stock price to unseen heights of over $800, one analyst says today.
A year ago today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg “rang the bell” to open trading in one of the most hotly-anticipated initial public offerings in history as Facebook hit the stock market. And promptly went splat.
In a blog post today, Biz Stone announced closing a funding round led by Spark Capital with participation from SV Angel. An elite group of individual investors also contributed, including Jack Dorsey, Bono, Reid Hoffman, Steven Johnson, Evan Williams, Al Gore, Greg Yaitanes, and Roya Mahboob.
Systemically, Apple is falling out of the race for smartphone supremacy. And that puts Apple at risk of being in Microsoft’s sights for the number two position in the global smartphone market share battle.
It’s a good thing Apple hit the number today, because if they waited even another week, the Cupertino company might have been second-best to Google’s Android
Less than two weeks after its acquisition by Facebook, Parse is announcing a new product. Parse is adding Parse Hosting to its suite of products that developers can use to be “server-free from beginning to end.”
Apple is giving away a $10,000 App Store gift card to the lucky iOS user who downloads the 50 billionth app, plus a $500 gift card to the next 50 people to download an app.
It’s a crowded market, but mobile dev “studio” service and backend-as-a-service startup FeedHenry apparently has what it takes to stand out.
“We’ve sent a team of people around the world to see what they use, and we care about everybody, not just you guys,” Facebooker Peter Deng said to a room full of tech elites.
“It just can’t be the case that people are walking around heads down tapping on a screen,” he says. “That just can’t be the future of the human race.”
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Last week I bought 13 laptops from WalMart.com. There were only two problems: I didn’t buy them, and they weren’t being shipped to my house. I’d been hacked.
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The mobile web shift is happening rapidly for all kinds of consumer apps, but business apps have been left a bit out in the cold. Gizmox hopes to fix that.
A 1,713-strong survey of North American consumers says that 19 percent of us want a shiny new iDevice that doesn’t even exist yet. Or, at least, isn’t public and isn’t purchasable.
High-gloss aesthetics, full-page photos — the result is amazingly fresh and very much in stride with the apps mobile-first companies are releasing right now.
The new tools should, the company says, make it easier for mobile developers to play around with Open Graph features on smartphones and tablets. The SDKs also bring better tools for implementing Facebook Login.
To keep pace with its mobile traffic growth and with new features, the LinkedIn mobile team has had to rethink a lot of its apps: How do you fit such a wealth of information on such a small screen?
This launch gives developers the full Twilio bag of tricks, now with full integration with Japanese carriers. And yes, all the documentation has been translated into Japanese, too.
Google Play is quickly catching up to Apple’s App Store, both in download numbers and in revenue.
It’s the 16th day of the fourth month — four squared, in other words. Which means it’s Foursquare Day, and which means that you can visit Fourquare.com to get a personalized infographic of the past year year.
Despite pages growing from 56% to 75% bigger, the web is getting faster. Especially on mobile — and especially in the U.S.
We downloaded 13.4 billion apps in the first three months of 2013, spending $2.2 billion U.S. on apps and in-app purchases.
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Security systems, cars, homes, appliances: everything modern, seemingly, has a remote control.
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Google pledged to not use its arsenal of patent weapons offensively today, taking a stand on open source and patents that is anti-patent troll, pro-competition, and pro-freedom to create, innovate, and code.
It’s likely a design direction for a curved future iPhone, but it’s also possibly a stealth patent filing for an iWatch that makes a little more sense than previously revealed.
Mobile gaming’s relationship to consoles will continue to evolve.