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Amazon Launches Shopping App For Canadian Customers Amazon Launches Shopping App For Canadian Customers

Amazon.ca has launched a new Shopping app for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone. The app is presumably like its American counterpart. “We are excited to further enhance the customer shopping experience in Canada,” said Sam Hall, VP of Mobile …

Petition to Make Unlocking Phones Legal Again Crosses Signature Threshold Petition to Make Unlocking Phones Legal Again Crosses Signature Threshold
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A petition to make unlocking cellphones legal again has crossed the signature threshold on the White House’s We The People petition site, meaning that it will receive an official response. Back in January, unlocking new cellphones became illegal via decision …

Source No Longer Claims To Have Leaked ‘iPhone 5S’ Motherboard Images [Updated] Source No Longer Claims To Have Leaked ‘iPhone 5S’ Motherboard Images [Updated]

Update: iOSDoc, which first published these photos has now come out and said they found out they are fake. More from them here. Every so often, we see sources indicating that they have leaked images of Apple’s new devices, and …

Mobile Twitter Users Use Twitter More [Infographic] Mobile Twitter Users Use Twitter More [Infographic]

Twitter has released an infographic based on a Compete study, looking at mobile users in the U.K. Last week, the company shared some findings from Compete about mobile users in the U.S. The companies found that primary mobile users are …

Mobile, Social Media Becoming Increasingly Important To Moviegoers Mobile, Social Media Becoming Increasingly Important To Moviegoers

Are you the kind of person who uses their mobile device during a movie? If so, shame on you. That being said, you’re not alone as new research has found that most moviegoers use some kind of mobile device to …

Yahoo Acquires Alike, Team To Join Yahoo Mobile Group Yahoo Acquires Alike, Team To Join Yahoo Mobile Group

Yahoo has acquired Alike, makers of an iPhone app, which helps users find nearby places of interest, for an undisclosed price. The Alike team will will join Yahoo’s mobile group. A Yahoo spokesperson gave us the following statement: “Yahoo! has …

Go Daddy Acquires M.dot For “Mobile First” Website Creation Go Daddy Acquires M.dot For “Mobile First” Website Creation

Go Daddy announced today that it has acquired M.dot Inc., the makers of popular small business website creation/management app M.dot. Go Daddy says the move will bolster its “mobile first” strategy, as it will offer it to its 11 million …

Freshly Funded ChaCha Thinks It Has Q&A Right This Time Freshly Funded ChaCha Thinks It Has Q&A Right This Time

Last week, Q&A vet ChaCha closed a new $14 million round of funding showing that there are still believers in the Q&A space. We had the opportunity to speak with founder and CEO Scott Jones about what ChaCha has in …

Facebook’s Friendship Pages Hit Mobile, Coming to Apps Soon Facebook’s Friendship Pages Hit Mobile, Coming to Apps Soon
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Facebook has begun to roll out their “Friendship Pages” on the mobile web, and they should be appearing on Facebook’s native apps soon. Friendship pages allow you to view your history with any other user, including your mutual likes, photos …

Report Looks At Performance Of Location Targeting In Mobile Ads Report Looks At Performance Of Location Targeting In Mobile Ads

Verve Mobile recently released its annual State of the Market review, looking at location-powered mobile advertising (via MarketingCharts). According to the report, mobile campaigns leveraging location targeting outperformed non-location targeted campaigns by factor fo 2x. Of 2,500 mobile campaigns analyzed, …

Super Bowl Should Highlight Growing Significance Of Mobile Ads Super Bowl Should Highlight Growing Significance Of Mobile Ads

The Super Bowl, for many, is as much about advertising as it is football. As smartphone and tablet use continue to climb, television-watching in general is becoming a much more interactive experience for consumers, and obviously advertisers want to take …

Bing To Launch Skype-Integrated Click-To-Call Mobile Ads This Year [Exclusive] Bing To Launch Skype-Integrated Click-To-Call Mobile Ads This Year [Exclusive]
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As previously reported, Microsoft has some new ad products for the Yahoo Bing Network on the way this year. Notably, we should be seeing Bing product listing ads (similar to Google’s) before the year’s over. Microsoft Search Network GM, David …

Temple Run 2 Downloads Break Mobile Game Records
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Imangi Studios, the developer behind the popular Temple Run games, this week announced that Temple Run 2 has broken mobile download records. The title, released on January 17, has been downloaded over 50 million times in only 13 days on …

Crashlytics Becomes Part Of Twitter Crashlytics Becomes Part Of Twitter

Twitter has acquired Crashlytics, a reporting tool for mobile app crashes. Twitter confirmed this via Twitter, and Crashlytics took to its blog to announce the news. Co-founders Jeff Seibert and Wayne Chang write: We started Crashlytics a little over a …

It Looks Like Payments Will Belong To PayPal In 2013 It Looks Like Payments Will Belong To PayPal In 2013
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PayPal announced on Monday that it has reached deals with 23 major national retailers to enable customers to pay with PayPal in stores. Participating retailers include: Famous Footwear, Dollar General, Mapco Express, RadioShack, Spartan Stores, Abercrombie & Fitch, Advance Auto …

Foursquare Unveils New Detail Page for Check-ins Shared on Facebook, Twitter Foursquare Unveils New Detail Page for Check-ins Shared on Facebook, Twitter

Foursquare is giving non-Foursquare users a better idea of what’s going on when you check-in with a new check-in detail page that appears when they access your check-in from another social media site. “Now when your friends tap on check-ins …

Your Computer And Mobile Device Remain At Risk In 2013 Your Computer And Mobile Device Remain At Risk In 2013
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Cybersecurity is a serious issue, and one that needs to be taken up by everybody. It’s not just a matter of some state hackers breaking into servers owned by a rival government. Cybersecurity affects you as well when a for-profit …

Mobile Technology Had A Very Merry Christmas Mobile Technology Had A Very Merry Christmas

According to research from Flurry Analytics, more iOS and Android devices were activated on Christmas Day than any other day of the year, and there were more activations of iPhones, iPads, Galaxy devices, Kindle Fires, and others, than any other …

Facebook Turns Nearby Feature into an Actual Location Recommendation Tool Facebook Turns Nearby Feature into an Actual Location Recommendation Tool
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Facebook has just announced a huge revamp of their Nearby feature inside the mobile app that turns it from a not-too-remarkable tracker of friends’ check-ins to an actual attempt at a personalized local recommendation engine. Now when you open up …

Survey: Over 50% of Current Smartphone Shoppers Will Choose the iPhone 5 Survey: Over 50% of Current Smartphone Shoppers Will Choose the iPhone 5
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Well, this bodes well for Apple. A recent survey suggests that the majority of people looking to buy a smartphone in the next three months (read Christmas and beyond) plan on buying the iPhone 5. Plenty of respondents gave plans …

Email Opens Are On The Rise, Mobile Is Only Helping Email Opens Are On The Rise, Mobile Is Only Helping
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For email marketers, it sometimes doesn’t seem that it’s getting any easier to get your message delivered to people in their inboxes. Major webmail offerings like Gmail will often bury legitimate, opt-in email messages in the spam folder (and that’s …