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Here’s What You Can Do With Twitter On Android Now (And iPhone Soon)

Twitter announced some updates to its mobile apps to give users some new photo editing options and quick access to more content. The new photo editing capabilities allow you to crop by selecting an aspect (like square or wide), and rotate an image before you share it. It will also provide a reminder to @mention your friends when you upload …

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Facebook ‘Paper’ News App Will Reportedly Utilize Human Editors, Instagram Photos

Facebook is reportedly working on a standalone news app, which would rely on human editors to provide news stories from various publications. The app would presumably be a Flipboard-style news reader, and would make use of these hand-picked stories, as well as status updates and Instagram photos. This according to Re/code, which cites two people familiar with the matter. Rumors …

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CEO Of StumbleUpon’s 5by Talks New Apps, Plans To ‘Take Over The Living Room’

Back in September, StumbleUpon made its first acquisition, buying video discovery service 5by. Today, they’ve launched a 5by app for both iOS and Android (beta). 5by continues to operate independently, and CEO Greg Isenberg tells WebProNews that so far there isn’t any direct integration between the two services. He does admit that they’ve been thinking about it, however. “Our #1 …

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Facebook Tests New Mobile Ad Network For Third-Party Apps

Facebook announced that it is testing a new mobile ad platform to give developers a new way to monetize their apps. The company is contributing its targeting capabilities to the network in an effort to increase relevancy of ads in apps, and of course give its own advertisers some more bang for their buck. “Monetization is a difficult problem for …

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Jelly Reflects On Its First Week, Says A Bunch Of New Features Coming Soon

Jelly, the new mobile Q&A service from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, has been out for a week now, and the company has put out a new blog post reflecting on how its been received, and how people have been using it. The company acknowledges that its numbers will drop dramatically as the initial curiosity spike fades away, but notes that …

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Is It Worth It To Build And Maintain A Mobile App?

If you want to make money in today’s market, you’re going to have to make a mobile app. That’s at least what it seems like when you look at financially successful apps like Angry Birds and Minecraft: Pocket Edition. As it turns out, however, these are anomalies in a market full of mobile apps that make little to no money. …

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Snapchat Updates App, Says It’s Sorry

Snapchat announced that it has finally released an update for its Android and iOS apps, which enables users to opt out of linking their phone numbers with their user names. The news comes roughly a week after a massive security breach, which saw 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers compromised due to a flaw with the Find Friends feature. The …

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Jelly Users Reporting Bugs, Spam

Jelly, the new social, mobile picture-taking search app from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, has been out for two days now. People have been reporting various bugs with the service, and even spam. As I mentioned in my initial thoughts about the app, my phone locked up when I tried to connect my Twitter account to it, causing me to have …

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Google Acquires Bitspin, Makers Of Timely Alarm Clock

Google has acquired Bitspin, the developers of popular alarm clock app Timely. They also made an app called Tasks, which “brings the full Google Tasks experience to Android.” The Bitspin team had this to say on its site: We’re thrilled to announce that Bitspin is joining Google, where we’ll continue to do what we love: building great products that are …

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Bump And Flock Are Shutting Down This Month

Bump announced that it had been acquired by Google back in September. At the time, the company said that both the Bump app and its Flock photo sharing app would continue on. That is no longer the case. Bump revealed in a blog post that both apps will be shut down effective January 31st as the Bump team continues working …

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Mobile Gambling Industry to Thrive in Coming Years

Mobile marketplaces such as Google Play and Apple’s App Store are now filled with millions of apps, many of which are free but require players to pay small fees to enhance their experience. Though such a business model is new for video games, the concept is an old one in the greater gaming industry. Gambling websites and casinos are now …

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Finance App Mint Comes To Windows 8

For those of who are too lazy to keep track of our finances, Mint was a godsend when it hit iOS and Android. Now Windows 8 users can finally keep track of their finances the easy way as well. Mint announced today that its personal finance app is now available on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 starting today. Much …

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