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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 …

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 …