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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 …

If You’re Looking To Sell More From Mobile, These Google I/O Videos Might Help If You’re Looking To Sell More From Mobile, These Google I/O Videos Might Help
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If you’re looking to sell more from mobile devices, you might want to check out a couple of sessions from Google I/O that the company has now made available online. Google, during its keynote, noted that 97 percent of mobile …

Jelly, Biz Stone’s Mysterious Startup, Reveals Bono, Al Gore, and More as Investors Jelly, Biz Stone’s Mysterious Startup, Reveals Bono, Al Gore, and More as Investors

On April 1st, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone confirmed that he was working on a new startup called Jelly. He was kind of forced into revealing his hand, after news of the project leaked in late March. When Stone announced the …

Google Aims To Simplify Mobile Shopping With ‘Instant Buy’ [Google I/O] Google Aims To Simplify Mobile Shopping With ‘Instant Buy’ [Google I/O]

According to Google, the abandonment rate of shopping carts on mobile is a whopping 97%. With that, they’re providing an HTML5 autocomplete function in mobile Chrome, and a new Google Wallet “Instant Buy” API to fill out info in three …

Pinterest Adds Notifications, Mentions, and Better Search to Mobile Pinterest Adds Notifications, Mentions, and Better Search to Mobile

Pinterest is one of those services that is not yet as potent on mobile as it is on the desktop. At this point, I do most of my tweeting and Facebooking on my mobile device – and I’m not alone. …

‘Facebook Phone’ HTC First Getting the Ax from AT&T [RUMOR] [UPDATED] ‘Facebook Phone’ HTC First Getting the Ax from AT&T [RUMOR] [UPDATED]

It looks like the HTC First, the first true “Facebook Phone,” is about to be killed before it really gets a chance to live. According to a report from BGR, the first phone to come pre-installed with Facebook’s Android takeover …

Newt Gingrich Is Puzzled, Apparently Doesn’t Know the Word ‘Smartphone’ Newt Gingrich Is Puzzled, Apparently Doesn’t Know the Word ‘Smartphone’
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Newt Gingrich and the fine folks at Gingrich Productions are puzzled. Truly puzzled. Just what the hell do you call a phone that has apps, lets you take pictures, and allows you to browse the interwebs? “Think about it. If …

Yahoo Acquires Milewise, GoPollGo For Mobile Team Yahoo Acquires Milewise, GoPollGo For Mobile Team

Yahoo announced that the teams from both Milewise and GoPollGo have joined Yahoo. In an email, a spokesperson said, “Today Milewise and GoPollGo joined the Yahoo! mobile team. GoPollGo created a cool social polling app. The team has joined our …

T-Mobile MetroPCS Merger Has Been Completed T-Mobile MetroPCS Merger Has Been Completed

Last week, shareholders approved the MetroPCS T-Mobile merger, and today, T-Mobile announced that the deal (the combination of T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS Communications) has been completed. The combined company will be known as simply T-Mobile USA, and will begin trading …

Punky Brewster Backed By Google Ventures, Advised By Randi Zuckerberg Punky Brewster Backed By Google Ventures, Advised By Randi Zuckerberg

Soleil Moon Frye, commonly known as the girl who played Punky Brewster, has a startup called Moonfrye, and it has attracted $2.5 million in funding from GRP Partners, Greycroft, Daher Capital, and Google’s investment arm, Google Ventures. The company is …

Facebook Launches Significant Mobile Pages Redesign Facebook Launches Significant Mobile Pages Redesign
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Facebook has just released a significant redesign for pages on mobile, one that they say is better suited for how people actually look for info on mobile devices. “Each day, millions of people visit Facebook Pages – with almost half …

Tumblr Hits Windows Phone With New App Tumblr Hits Windows Phone With New App

Tumblr announced today that it is no longer leaving its users who have Windows Phone devices out in the cold. There is now a Windows Phone Tumblr app. Features are as follows: Find and follow the things you love Share …

Biz Stone Reveals Twitter’s Ben Finkel as Jelly Co-founder and CTO Biz Stone Reveals Twitter’s Ben Finkel as Jelly Co-founder and CTO

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is slowly pulling back the curtain on Jelly. Very slowly. Today, Stone has revealed the identity of the mobile-oriented startup’s co-founder and CTO: Ben Finkel, founder of Fluther and New Users Experience manager on Twitter’s Growth …

Tumblr Launches New Mobile Ads Tumblr Launches New Mobile Ads
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Users of Tumblr’s iOS and Android apps will begin to see ads in their streams – ones that look and feel like organic blog posts inside the apps. The new ad push marks a first for Tumblr – putting sponsored …

Yahoo Puts Summly To Use In New iPhone App Yahoo Puts Summly To Use In New iPhone App

Yahoo recently acquired mobile startup Summly, and the company is already putting it to good use. CEO Marissa Mayer announced a new Yahoo iPhone app today, which takes advantage of Summly’s capabilities. “Consuming news and information on the go has …

LinkedIn Updates Mobile Experience, Its Fastest Growing Area LinkedIn Updates Mobile Experience, Its Fastest Growing Area
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LinkedIn says that their mobile platform is the “fastest growing” aspect of their service. On average, 27% of their unique visitors comes through their mobile apps – up from 15% a year ago. In a year, their mobile pageviews have …

The Desktop Twitter User Will Soon Be A Thing Of The Past The Desktop Twitter User Will Soon Be A Thing Of The Past
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Twitter is all about gut reactions and snappy statements. The very nature of the social network requires that people have access to it all times. This is leading to an increasing number of people using Twitter on mobile devices. In …

Facebook Acquires Mobile Startup Osmeta Facebook Acquires Mobile Startup Osmeta

Facebook has quietly acquired mobile software startup Osmeta, according to TechCrunch, which claims to have confirmation from the company. Facebook isn’t talking about its plans for the acquisition, and Osmeta doesn’t actually have a product that’s available. Apparently it’s been …

Is This The Future Of How We Use Facebook? Is This The Future Of How We Use Facebook?
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On Thursday, after weeks of building up to it (and years of Facebook phone rumors), Facebook unveiled the closest thing to a “Facebook Phone” that exists. This comes in the form of a new “family of apps” for Android, and …

HTC First, the ‘Facebook Phone,’ Launches April 12th for $99 HTC First, the ‘Facebook Phone,’ Launches April 12th for $99
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Today, at their big Android event, Facebook unveiled Home, the company’s new foray into Android. Rather than building a new Facebook OS of sorts, Home is a family of apps that takes over your Android device and turns it into …

Mobile Twitter Apps Let You Open/Download Apps From Tweets Mobile Twitter Apps Let You Open/Download Apps From Tweets
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Twitter announced updates to its Android and iPhone apps, as well as mobile.twitter.com. Each of them (as well as Twitter.com) now shows more types of content in expanded tweets, like photo galleries, apps and product listings. The apps will also …