All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Apps’

Snapchat’s $10 Billion Valuation ‘Not Absurd’ Says Twitter CEO

Reacting to the news that ephemeral messaging app Snapchat was moving fast toward a $20 million investment from Kleiner Perkins at a $10 billion valuation, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is defending it – calling it “not absurd.” “Crazy growth, clear monetization path, & one of the best social product thinkers out there,” he tweeted. Snapchat at $10b not absurd. Crazy …

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Flappy Bird Creator Returns with Another Impossible Game

Dong Nguyen, the guy who created one of the most addictive and polarizing mobile games in recent memory and then yanked it out from under everyone, has just launched his follow up effort. Swing Copters is now available on iOS and Android, and it borrows some of the same look and feel of Nguyen’s crack-like offering, Flappy Bird. Swing Copters …

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Uber Launches API, Affiliate Program for Developers

Uber thinks that “any app with a map is a potential Uber API partner” – so with that in mind, the on-demand car company is opening the Uber API to all developers. Uber is launching the API with eleven flagship partners who have already begun to use it –  Expensify, Hinge, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Momento, OpenTable, Starbucks, Tempo Smart …

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Foursquare Check-ins Are Now Dead for Windows Phone Users Too As Swarm Launches

Foursquare warned you a couple weeks ago, and today’s the day. Swarm, Foursquare’s check-in-devoted app, is now available on Windows Phone. That means that checking in on the main Foursquare app is on the way out (if your check-in functionality hasn’t already been disabled). “We’re so excited to announce Swarm is now available to download on Windows Phone. It’s the …

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Millennials Are Really Into Snapchat

That about says it. Millennials, categorized by comScore as those aged 18 to 34, have a new favorite toy in the social media realm. According to comScore’s most-recent Mobile Metrix, Snapchat is now the third most-popular social app for millennials. It boasts 32.9 percent penetration, trailing only Instagram and Facebook (43.1 percent and 75.6 percent, respectively). That means that more …

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Drawing Dicks with the Nike+ App Is the Only Way to Make Running Fun

The Nike+ running app tracks pace, distance, time, calories burned, and allows you to upload all that data online for everyone to see. It’s also the perfect tool for making running, an inherently boring and awful practice, moderately enjoyable. Because come on, who doesn’t love drawing dicks on things? This is that, but on a much larger, and more impressive, …

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Foursquare’s New, Still Check In-Less App Is Here

Foursquare went and pissed a bunch of people off when they decided to “unbundle” and separate the core functions of their main app into two apps. They relegated check-ins to a new app, called Swarm, and promised that Foursquare would relaunch in the summer as an app entirely devoted to local search and recommendations. Some with an if it ain’t …

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Twitter May Help You Figure Out Confusing Hashtags

Ever wondered what people are talking about when they use a hashtag like #OITNB? Are you confused by the #tcot hashtag that always seems to accompany Twitter’s most inane drivel? If you’re lost in a sea of hashtags, Twitter might be looking to help you out. The Wall Street Journal has spotted a test that Twitter is running in its …

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Foursquare’s New App Coming Next Week as Company Battles Backlash

Foursquare probably knew that unbundling its features and removing check-ins altogether from its flagship app would ruffle a few feathers. I guess the company maybe thought there was the off chance that people would take to Swarm, its new check-in only app, like people did to the original Foursquare app. But Swarm’s 1.5 star rating in the App Store and …

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Kim Kardashian’s New Game Is Making Crazy Cash

“Before you were famous, you were new to Hollywood,” is how the game “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” begins. Say what you want about Kim Kardashian, the girl who is known for being rich and famous for not doing much of anything, she certainly knows how to generate massive amounts of money. It’s been reported that her downloadable mobile game is earning …

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Indiegogo’s iOS App Goes Global, Android App on the Way

Crowdfunding company Indiegogo has just joined the ranks of those with a native iOS app, launching the new version Thursday morning. The app was first launched about a month ago in Canada only – but with today’s worldwide launch, we can finally say that Indiegogo has a real app. The app lets you browse and save campaigns, claim campaign perks, …

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Facebook’s Internet.org App Brings Free Internet to the Under-Connected

Nearly a year ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new initiative called Internet.org, with the stated mission of making the internet available to all (making affordable internet access available to the two thirds of the world not yet connected, in its words). Zuckerberg and his new group lamented that devices and data plans are too expensive, mobile networks are …

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