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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 …

Wikipedia Finally Gets Mobile Editing Wikipedia Finally Gets Mobile Editing

The Wikimedia Foundation announced today that it has finally added the ability to edit Wikipedia from mobile devices. Historically, you’ve only been able to do so from the desktop. This is an increasingly important feature, as over 15% of Wikipedia’s …

Nvidia Is Bringing The Power Of PC Graphics To Mobile Nvidia Is Bringing The Power Of PC Graphics To Mobile

Compared to PCs and consoles, mobile graphics are a little dated. Nvidia sees this as a problem, and it aims to fix it in the near future. At SIGGRAPH, an annual conference dedicated to computer graphics, Nvidia unveiled its new …

Facebook’s U.S. Mobile Use Exploded in Q2 [REPORT] Facebook’s U.S. Mobile Use Exploded in Q2 [REPORT]
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With Facebook set to reveal their Q2 earnings later today, one of the big numbers that people will be looking at is just how much Facebook grew in terms of mobile use over the past few months. And when those …

Facebook’s ‘Every Phone’ App Hits 100 Million Monthly Users Facebook’s ‘Every Phone’ App Hits 100 Million Monthly Users

Although Facebook’s smartphone apps like Facebook for Android and Facebook for iOS get most of the attention, it’s important to understand that much of Facebook’s mobile penetration, globally, involves a lesser-heralded app – Facebook for Every Phone. And the app, …

Twitter’s Mobile Apps Now Warn You of ‘Sensitive Media’ inside Tweets Twitter’s Mobile Apps Now Warn You of ‘Sensitive Media’ inside Tweets
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Twitter, unlike Facebook, doesn’t censor much of its “sensitive” content. It’s not hard to find gratuitous nudity, violent images, and even outright pornographic content on the network. “We do not mediate content, whether that content is an image or text,” …

Verizon Meets Earnings Expectations, Adds 1M Subscribers Verizon Meets Earnings Expectations, Adds 1M Subscribers

Verizon Communications today released its second quarter earnings report. The U.S. telecom company managed to meet Wall Street’s expectations, posting a $0.73 earnings per share – a 14% increase over the second quarter of 2012. The earnings came on revenues …

Tumblr Now Lets You Make GIFs from Your Webcam Tumblr Now Lets You Make GIFs from Your Webcam
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Tumblr has just announced a new feature that should greatly expand the amount of self-focused content that appears on the Tumblr blogs you follow – or at least make the GIF-happy site even more GIF-happy. Starting today, you can make …

Verizon Could Soon Offer Flexible Upgrades Too Verizon Could Soon Offer Flexible Upgrades Too

Last week, T-Mobile announced it’s new “Jump!” pricing plan. Under the service, customers would pay $10 per month for the privilege of being able to trade in their smartphone for an upgrade twice a year, with the fees for upgrading …

Sprint Guarantees Unlimited Plans For Life Sprint Guarantees Unlimited Plans For Life

Yesterday, Sprint completed its $21.6 billion merger with SoftBank. The new company, Sprint Corporation, is already making big promises to customers. Sprint has announced that, starting today, new and existing customers who purchase one of the carrier’s unlimited “My Way” …

Mobile Ad Revenue Jumped 83% In 2012 Hitting Record $8.9 Billion Mobile Ad Revenue Jumped 83% In 2012 Hitting Record $8.9 Billion
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Mobile ad revenue in 2012 was up a whopping 82.8% hitting $8.9 billion, according to newly released findings from the U.S. IAB Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence, IAB Europe and IHS. In 2011 it was just $5.3 billion. Search led …

Hang W/ Live Streaming App Hits Android Hang W/ Live Streaming App Hits Android

MEDL Mobile, makers of the Hang W/ app that garnered 100,000 users in its first six weeks on iOS earlier this year, announced that the app is now available for Android. A spokesperson for the company describes the app as …

LinkedIn Search Gets Better on iOS and Android LinkedIn Search Gets Better on iOS and Android

Like many social networks and other applications, LinkedIn’s fastest growing sector is mobile. A few months ago, when LinkedIn launched a pretty major mobile redesign, the company said that 27% of their unique visitors come from their mobile apps – …

Facebook Adds Quick Like Reply to Mobile Messages, Prevents You from Having to Use the Dreaded ‘K’ Facebook Adds Quick Like Reply to Mobile Messages, Prevents You from Having to Use the Dreaded ‘K’
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It’s a small update, but an interesting one. Facebook has added a new like button reply option inside mobile messaging that lets you confirm, like, agree with, basically give a generic positive affirmation to any message with one tap. The …

Imgur Finally Launches Mobile App, Starts With Android Imgur Finally Launches Mobile App, Starts With Android

Last year, Imgur told us we could expect mobile apps in the fall, but that never happend. They did, however, launch a major site redesign, which appeared to set Imgur apart a bit from reddit with which it has become …

Mobile Site Speed To Be A Google Ranking Factor? Mobile Site Speed To Be A Google Ranking Factor?
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Google has clearly had it with sites that have lackluster mobile experiences. This week, the company took to its Webmater Central blog to discuss “several ranking changes” it’s preparing for sites not configured for smartphone users. But that’s not all. …

Apple Adds Yandex As Safari Search Choice In Some Countries Apple Adds Yandex As Safari Search Choice In Some Countries
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Apple is giving its users more search choices with its upcoming operating system releases – iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. Both were unveiled at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. In the iOS 7 demo, it was revealed …

Yelp Now Uses More Data For ‘Nearby’ Suggestions Yelp Now Uses More Data For ‘Nearby’ Suggestions

Yelp has made some changes to its Nearby feature to make it more useful and show suggestions for places that are near you. Suggestions are based not only on location, but also on previous Yelp check-ins, reviews, Yelp friends, time …

Google Updates Chrome For iOS To 27 Google Updates Chrome For iOS To 27

A couple weeks ago, Google updated Chrome for Android with some new features, and indicated that an iOS update would be on the way. Today, Google launched that update. Chrome 27 for iPhone and iPad comes with improved voice search, …

Twitter Updates iPhone, Android Apps Twitter Updates iPhone, Android Apps

Twitter has launched updates to its iPhone and Android apps, adding new a handful of new features. Now when you add a photo to a tweet, you’ll get a full preview, as opposed to a cropped version. Twitter’s Misha Lushin …

Google Updates Search On Chrome For Android Google Updates Search On Chrome For Android

Chrome didn’t just get a major update on the desktop. Google has also updated Chrome for Android with some new features. Users will now see search queries in the omnibox, as opposed to the long search URL. This makes it …