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Facebook Tests Star Ratings, “Install Now” Button in Mobile Ads for Apps Facebook Tests Star Ratings, “Install Now” Button in Mobile Ads for Apps

In early August, Facebook made their new App Center available for all users worldwide. And just a few days later, they announced new mobile ads for apps that allows developers to pay to give their apps just a little bit …

Your Smartphone Is Now One in a Billion in Use, Worldwide Your Smartphone Is Now One in a Billion in Use, Worldwide

According to estimates, the population of Earth is just shy of 7 billion people. And according to new research, 1 in 7 of them own a smartphone. The study comes from Strategy Analytics, who estimate that the world hit this …

More Facebook Fans Now Coming via Mobile Says Report More Facebook Fans Now Coming via Mobile Says Report

More and more Facebook users are accessing the network via mobile these days – and that fact is key to Facebook’s growth (both in sheer volume and in terms or revenue). But a new report from PageLever suggests that page …

Softbank To Drop $20.1 Billion On Sprint Nextel Softbank To Drop $20.1 Billion On Sprint Nextel

Last week, there were reports that Softbank was about to acquire Sprint Nextel, and today, the companies made it official. Softbank and Sprint Nextel announced that they have entered into an agreement in which Softbank will invest $20.1 billion in …

Facebook Displays Birthdays on Mobile News Feed to Promote Gifts Facebook Displays Birthdays on Mobile News Feed to Promote Gifts
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Last month, Facebook jumped into the ecommerce arean with the launch of “Gifts,” the company’s new gift exchange platform. You may remember a “Facebook Gifts” existing years ago, but that version only dealt with virtual goods. The new Facebook Gifts …

Facebook Use on Mobile Web Beats iOS & Android Apps Combined, According to Zuckerberg Facebook Use on Mobile Web Beats iOS & Android Apps Combined, According to Zuckerberg
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Mark Zuckerberg, Russian traveler, recently sat down for an interview with The Today Show’s Matt Lauer. Although that interview won’t be airing until Thursday, October 4th, Today’s Digital Life gives us a small peek into what the two talked about. …

Foursquare Suggests That You Check-In to Nearby Locations on the Friend Feed Foursquare Suggests That You Check-In to Nearby Locations on the Friend Feed

Foursquare already made checking-in a whole lot easier with a previous update that put a big map-drop icon at the top right of the app. Now, they’re making check-ins a bit more suggestive by displaying check-in reminders at the top …

Both iOS & Android Users Pretty Content with Default Browsers Both iOS & Android Users Pretty Content with Default Browsers

Safari is a perfectly acceptable browser to most iOS users, and the default Android browser is perfectly acceptable to most Android users. That’s that takeaway from a new study from ad network Chitika, who analyzed recent mobile browser usage in …

Yahoo To Focus On Mobile And Personalization Yahoo To Focus On Mobile And Personalization
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Yahoo will reportedly be increasing its focus on mobile and personalization moving forward under new CEO Marissa Mayer. Mayer held a meeting with Yahoo employees to discuss the company’s plans, and these were major themes. Business Insider obtained a summary/outline …

eBay Hits 100m App Downloads, 100m Mobile Listings eBay Hits 100m App Downloads, 100m Mobile Listings
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eBay is focusing on mobile, and they have some numbers that prove they’re moving in the right direction. According to a blog post, eBay’s suite of mobile apps have broken the 100 million download barrier – including 25 million downloads …

Buy Stuff In Mobile Facebook Apps, Get Billed By Your Carrier Buy Stuff In Mobile Facebook Apps, Get Billed By Your Carrier
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Back in February, Facebook and Bango announced a partnership, which would see Bango providing mobile payment services for Facebook. Today, Bango announced that its Facebook integration is now live. This appears to be an extension of the carrier billing feature …

Facebook Will Soon Launch A Mobile Gifting Service [Report] Facebook Will Soon Launch A Mobile Gifting Service [Report]
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In May, Facebook acquired social and mobile gifting service Karma. In fact, news of the acquisition came out on the same day that Facebook went public, indicating that the company was wasting no time in laying the groundwork for expanding …

Facebook Introduces New Shortcut For Mobile Payments Facebook Introduces New Shortcut For Mobile Payments

After a few disappointing weeks without much in the way of major updates, Facebook explodes onto the scene with a huge Operation Developer Love update. There are four major updates coming to the Facebook platform today that developers will want …

eBay For Android Gets Significant Update [Updated] eBay For Android Gets Significant Update [Updated]
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Update: eBay has reportedly recalled this version fo the app, following numerous complaints of connectivity issues. eBay revealed its new logo today, but the company has also launched an update to its Android app. Here’s the new features, as listed …

Facebook for iOS Is Now a 4-Star App Thanks to Update Facebook for iOS Is Now a 4-Star App Thanks to Update
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For many, many moons Facebook’s iOS app was maligned as one of the worst apps from a major company in the App Store. While it was at least functional (at times), people had a point. It was slow, clunky, and …

Facebook For BlackBerry Gets An Upgrade Facebook For BlackBerry Gets An Upgrade

The Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones app got a new update with some aesthetic improvements, as well as birthday and event-related enhancements. “One of the first differences you’ll notice in the upgraded version is updated icons,” says RIM in a blog …

Google Makes Chrome For Android More Secure Google Makes Chrome For Android More Secure

Chrome for Android just got an update, which Google says makes the browser safer. Google software engineer Jay Civelli explains in a blog post, “This release strengthens Chrome for Android’s sandbox technology, which helps ensure malicious mobile websites are contained …

Mobile And Social Are The New Frontiers Of Cybercrime Mobile And Social Are The New Frontiers Of Cybercrime
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Cybercrime is perhaps the most devastating, yet most preventable, form of crime. Victims can have their lives utterly destroyed by a hacker. Those same victims often share a part in the blame because it could have been easily prevented by …

Google Adds Dynamic Views To Blogger Blogs On Mobile Google Adds Dynamic Views To Blogger Blogs On Mobile

Google announced that it is bringing the Dynamic Views feature of Blogger to the mobile version of the company’s blogging platform. This is the feature Google launched last year, which lets users view blogs in different format-styles. Here’s a refresher, …

Google Gives Advertisers Skippable TrueView Format On Mobile Google Gives Advertisers Skippable TrueView Format On Mobile
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Google announced today that it is now offering advertisers its TrueView in-stream video ad format for mobile devices. TrueView ads are cost-per-view. Advertisers only pay when viewers actively select their videos or choose to continue watching them, once they’re first …

WWE Mobile App Gives Fans Exclusive Content During Monday Night Raw WWE Mobile App Gives Fans Exclusive Content During Monday Night Raw
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WWE has launched a new mobile app for iOS and Android, giving fans access to to a “second screen TV companion experience,” which activates during Monday Night Raw. The app features live polls and content during that time. The app …