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Facebook’s Slingshot Gets Official Launch

Facebook accidentally pushed out its new Slingshot app in the App Store last week for a short period of time, but now it’s back, and it appears to be on purpose this time. This time, the release is accompanied by an official blog post on the new Slingshot blog. Slingshot is described as the second app from Facebook Creative Labs …

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LifeLock Wallet App Removed From Mobile Stores

LifeLock, the company that promises customers safety from credit and identity theft, has temporarily shut down one of its services. The company has taken down its LifeLock Wallet app from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon’s mobile app store. LifeLock cited security concerns as the reason for the app’s removal. In a blog post issued last week, LifeLock …

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Google Launches New Tools For Mobile App Businesses

Google announced on Tuesday that it is adding Google Analytics to mobile ad platform AdMob and launching new content experiments for Google Tag Manager. Analytics will be available within the AdMob interface on a new “Analyze” tab, which should be quite helpful for app businesses. “Today’s app developers have to make decisions quickly and implement them seamlessly if they want …

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Facebook Updates Paper App With New Features

Facebook has released a new update for its Paper news reader app. It will now let users share articles via Facebook Messages, text message or email, and turn sound effects off. It also now supports languages that use multi-stage input, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The app was first released on February 3rd, and is only available for iPhone in …

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Square Pickup Lets You Place Orders With Square-Using Restaurants

Square is testing a new app called Square Pickup, available by invitation only. The app reportedly lets users order food from restaurants who use Square, and is testing with “several San Francisco restaurants”. Presumably it would be used with non-restaurant businesses as well. Priceonomics.com first reported on the app after noticing it when picking up lunch. You can check out …

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Bing Launches 3 New Windows Phone Apps

Microsoft just announced the launch of three new Bing Apps for Windows Phone 8: Bing Food & Drink, Bing Health & Fitness and Bing Travel. Bing Food & Drink includes 600,000 recipes, a wine guide to 1.5 million different bottles, and a one-click “add to shopping list” feature, which roams between mobile and Windows 8.1. The Health & Fitness app …

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Yahoo Acquires Wander And ‘Days’ App

Yahoo is showing no signs of slowing down the acquisition train. In the fifth piece of company-being-acquired-by-Yahoo news of the year, Yahoo has acquired Wander, which operates the social photo app Days. The Wander team announced the news on the Days blog: We’ve spent the past few years figuring out how to make content creation as habitual as content consumption. …

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Inside Has Improvements On The Way

Last week, Jason Calacanis released a new news aggregation app called Inside. As far as we can tell, the response so far has been generally positive, with some users suggesting they have quickly become “addicted” to it. Like with any other app launch, it’s not perfect, and there is plenty of room for improvement. The Inside team has addressed some …

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How This Panda Victim Google-Proofed His Business

Earlier this week, famous web entrepreneur Jason Calacanis unleashed his new app Inside. It’s a news aggregation service, which has proven immediately addictive to fans. While the app itself is an interesting enough story in its own right, there’s another story here that has a moral a lot of online businesses should pay attention to: you need a business that’s …

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Facebook Enters News Reader Space With ‘Paper’

There’s been talk all month that Facebook would soon launch a news reader app called Paper, and the company has now made the official announcement. It won’t be available until February 3rd, and it’s only for iPhone in the U.S. for now. The company describes Paper as a way to help you “explore and share stories from friends and the …

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Jelly Gets Android, iOS App Updates

Jelly, the new Q&A app from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, announced today that it has launched updates for its Android and iOS apps. The Android version adds support for more cameras and camera resolutions and support for more devices that couldn’t generate custom fonts. The update also includes some bug fixes. It removes some permissions for features Jelly was testing, …

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Yahoo’s IntoNow Shuts Down

Yahoo is shutting down IntoNow, the TV app it acquired a few years back. The technology will live on in various Yahoo-branded offerings, but as a stand alone app, Into Now is no more. Or as Into Now itself puts it, “We’re out like Walter White.” The app’s homepage now displays the following message: As part of our ongoing efforts …

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