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White House: “It’s Time to Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking” White House: “It’s Time to Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking”
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Less than two weeks after a petition on the We The People site crossed the 100,000 signature threshold, the White House has issued on official response on making cellphone unlocking legal again. And they totally support it. In a statement …

FCC Will ‘Look at’ the Illegal Phone Unlocking Issue FCC Will ‘Look at’ the Illegal Phone Unlocking Issue
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After gaining a lot of traction on the internet, the current illegality of unlocking cellphones will receive a federal investigation. Back in January, the Library of Congress decided that the unlocking of cellphones would no longer reside on the exemptions …

Bing Fund Adds Sonar To Its Roster Bing Fund Adds Sonar To Its Roster

Bing announced today that it has added another company – Sonar – to its Bing Fund roster. Bing Fund was launched last year as an “angel investor with an incubator”. In August, Bing unveiled its initial startups. Now, after remaining …

Twitter Updates Windows Phone App Twitter Updates Windows Phone App

Twitter announced today that it has a new version of its Twitter app for Windows Phone. It has a new design, which the company says “brings the app in line with the other Twitter apps”. It also includes some new …

Twitter Offers Glimpse At Firefox OS App Twitter Offers Glimpse At Firefox OS App

Twitter is already talking up its Firefox OS app. Mozilla announced at Mobile World Congress this week that its new operating system Firefox OS will make its way to a number of mobile operators around the world. More on that …

Google Posts Multiscreen Brand Building Webinar Google Posts Multiscreen Brand Building Webinar

Google has released video from a recent webinar about brand building in a multiscreen world. The video is about a half hour long, and discusses ways to build brand awareness and influence consideration for your brand using YouTube, the Google …

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 …