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Android Adds Google Profile Photos To Caller ID Android Adds Google Profile Photos To Caller ID

Google took to its Android Google+ account to discuss the new Phone app that comes as part of the latest version of Android, KitKat (4.4). Among the features are better search and an interesting take on caller ID. The app …

Google Hotel Finder Finally Gets Ability To Book Reservations From Your Phone Google Hotel Finder Finally Gets Ability To Book Reservations From Your Phone
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Google launched Hotel Finder back in 2011, and now, they’ve finally added the ability to book hotels from your mobile device. This seems like a pretty key feature to have in such an offering, but better late than never, right? …

Hulu Brings Free Video to Mobile…But Only Clips Hulu Brings Free Video to Mobile…But Only Clips

Hulu has just announced that they are bringing free videos to your mobile browser – available to watch without a Hulu Plus subscription and without signing in to anything. That’s the good news. The bad news is that they’re only …

IT Industry Grows in 2013, Despite PC Declines IT Industry Grows in 2013, Despite PC Declines

For over one year now, the PC market has taken a beating. Monthly and quarterly reports all show a story of the declining PC market. That doesn’t mean, however, that the entire IT industry is in trouble. The entire industry …

Jakob Nielsen Talks Mobile Usability At Google Jakob Nielsen Talks Mobile Usability At Google

Veteran web usability consultant Jakob Nielsen recently gave an “At Google” talk about mobile usability and where it’s headed. Google has now made the talk available for all to see. If your’e developing a mobile app or site, you may …

Google Says Its New Mobile PLA Style Will Drive More Traffic To Retailers Google Says Its New Mobile PLA Style Will Drive More Traffic To Retailers
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Google announced that it is changing the way the mobile PLA (product listing ads) ad unit looks on Google.com. The update is designed to help shoppers browse and discover merchandise more easily while using their mobile device. “People are increasingly …

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

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 …