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Google Places For Business Gets A New Android App Google Places For Business Gets A New Android App

Google has launched a new Google Places for Business Android app, which lets businesses keep their listings up-to-date across Google. The app lets businesses update their info like hours, address, contact information, photos and description, and lets them post updates …

Twitter Will Reportedly Launch Mobile Ad Network With MoPub Acquisition Twitter Will Reportedly Launch Mobile Ad Network With MoPub Acquisition

Last month, Twitter announced its intent to acquire mobile ad exchange MoPub. Twitter said that it plans to use the technology to build real-time bidding into the Twitter Ads platform. On Monday, a report from the Financial Times indicates that …

Facebook Acquires Mobile Data Firm And Internet Ally Onavo Facebook Acquires Mobile Data Firm And Internet Ally Onavo

Facebook has acquired Onavo, a mobile data compression and analytics company out of Israel. Onavo announced the news in a blog post on Sunday. In that, co-founders Guy Rosen and Roi Tiger write: As you know, Facebook and other mobile …

eBay Buys Payments Platform Braintree For $800 Million eBay Buys Payments Platform Braintree For $800 Million

eBay announced that it is acquiring payments platform Braintree for about $800 million in cash. Braintree powers payments on OpenTable, Airbnb, TaskRabbit and Uber, and will continue to operate as a separate service under PayPal. “Braintree is a perfect fit …

Google Shopping Express Expanded To More Customers Google Shopping Express Expanded To More Customers
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Google launched Google Shopping Express in March with a small test in San Francisco. Today, the company announced that it is being expanded to everyone in the Bay Area. Google Shopping Express is a local delivery service that allows shoppers …

Android Tablet: How Miracast Works Android Tablet: How Miracast Works
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More and more often, as of late, devices are supporting “Miracast.” Making its way into the mainstream, Miracast is a magnificent feature that could possibly wipe out other video streaming standards in a very fragmented Android market. Miracast acts like …

4G Data Use to Overtake 3G Worldwide by 2016 4G Data Use to Overtake 3G Worldwide by 2016

Mobile providers in the U.S. are constantly waging marketing battles touting their 4G networks and speeds. High-end smartphone manufacturers have all moved past 4G as a differentiating feature for their handsets. Despite this situation, market research firm ABI Research estimates …

Mobile Ads Are Getting Better At Fueling Consumer Purchase Intent Mobile Ads Are Getting Better At Fueling Consumer Purchase Intent

The effectiveness of mobile ads has long been debated, but data compiled by comScore appears to suggest that they’re only getting more effective as time goes on. Perhaps better for marketers yet is that mobile ads are getting better where …

CyanogenMod Company Founded, $7 Million Raised CyanogenMod Company Founded, $7 Million Raised

Android currently dominates the smartphone landscape. The mobile OS is now on nearly 80% of smartphones worldwide. Google achieved this feat by making Android free and open, allowing manufacturers to use it without paying exorbitant OEM fees. However, the openness …

Mobile External Display Capabilities to Expand in Coming Years Mobile External Display Capabilities to Expand in Coming Years

As smartphones and other mobile platforms have become more prevalent, PC sales have begun to slump. However, consumers till need to get things done on larger screens. While some manufacturers have managed to specialize for the PC market, others are …

Quora Utilizes iOS 7 For Brand New App, Puts Focus On Mobile Quora Utilizes iOS 7 For Brand New App, Puts Focus On Mobile
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Quora announced the launch of an updated iOS app to coincide with the release of iOS 7. The app (version 3.0) has been redesigned from the ground up. We spoke with, Marc Bodnick, who leads Quroa’s business and community teams, …

PlayStation Store Adds Mobile Billing Option PlayStation Store Adds Mobile Billing Option

In recent years, mobile providers around the world have scrambled to provide ways for customers to use their mobile phones to pay for things. Now, charging payments to carrier bills is more common, and the payment method is expected to …

Yahoo Keeps The Redesigns Coming With Mobile Web Changes Yahoo Keeps The Redesigns Coming With Mobile Web Changes
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Yahoo announced on Wednesday that it is rolling out a new mobile web interface across many of its properties, including Mail, Finance, Homepage, Search, Messenger and News. Here’s a look: “We’re focused on building products for where our users are, …

Apple Buys AlgoTrim, Which Apparently ‘Loves To Work With Android’ Apple Buys AlgoTrim, Which Apparently ‘Loves To Work With Android’

While perhaps not to the extent of Yahoo’s, Apple appears to be on something of a little acquisition spree of its own. The company has now acquired AlgoTrim. While AlgoTrim has not updated its News page since March, 2012, All …

Facebook Adds Restaurant Reservations, TV Listings to Mobile Pages Facebook Adds Restaurant Reservations, TV Listings to Mobile Pages
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Facebook has just launched a rolling update to both its iOS and Android apps that should make mobile pages much more useful to the average user. It also helps Facebook keep more users on their own app, making them less …

Google Adds Functionality To ‘Skip Redirect’ For Smartphone SERPs Google Adds Functionality To ‘Skip Redirect’ For Smartphone SERPs

Google has made a change to how Skip Redirect on smartphone SERPs works, so it now also uses the rel-alternate-media annotations recommended in Google’s guidelines on separate mobile URLs. Skip Redirect is when Google changes the link target it shows …

Google Launches AdSense Mobile Apps Google Launches AdSense Mobile Apps
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Google has released a new AdSense app for Android and iOS. The description says, “The Google AdSense app provides an easy way to access key data from your AdSense account. Access reporting features anywhere, directly from your mobile phone. The …

LinkedIn Mobile Gets Job Application Functionality LinkedIn Mobile Gets Job Application Functionality

LinkedIn announced on Monday that it has added mobile job application functionality across its iOS and Android apps, as well as its mobile site. Those members seeking jobs will start seeing a new “Apply” button if the company they’re applying …

Facebook Stock Rallies, Nearly Hits Its IPO Price Facebook Stock Rallies, Nearly Hits Its IPO Price

For the first time since the IPO, Facebook stock approached $38 a share today. It didn’t actually hit that significant number (that’s what the stock started out at back in May) – but it came close. Really close. Its high …

Mobile Shipments Are Still Growing, Says Analyst Mobile Shipments Are Still Growing, Says Analyst
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Earlier this week, analyst firm TrendForce estimated that smartphone shipments for the second quarter of 2013 were up 6.6% year-over-year. Today another analyst firm has chimed in with similar numbers and a stark look at how Samsung is beginning to …

NTIA Introduces Mobile App Code of Conduct For Privacy NTIA Introduces Mobile App Code of Conduct For Privacy

The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) this week announced that its stakeholder partners for an app transparency process will soon begin testing a voluntary code of conduct for mobile app privacy. The code implores app developers to, “where …