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Google Play Well Past 15 Billion Downloads

May 8th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Google announced that Google Play 9the former Android Market) has passed 15 billion downloads, a few weeks ago. Google Play passed the 11 billion download mark in January. Read the rest of this entry »

Government Investigation Devalues Gree and DeNa

May 8th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Following investigation of a local consumer affairs agency, Gree and DeNa have seen the value of their shares going down. A sales practice of the companies might have been deemed illegal… Read the rest of this entry »

Facebook Acquired Glancee

May 8th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Only weeks after purchasing Instagram for a massive $1 billion, Facebook makes yet another mobile purchase. This time, the social network swallows Glancee. A social mobile service that has been running for about two years. Read the rest of this entry »

Samsung Shows off Tizen Device

May 8th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: Tizen | No Comments »

Following the recent release of the Tizen SDK’s, Samsung has now started to show off the first hardware running the new Tizen operating system. Tizen is based on Linux and originated from MeeGo (Intel and Nokia) and Bada (Samsung). Read the rest of this entry »

Samsung Preparing for a Mobile Acquisition!?

May 6th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Samsung is planning to take over a mobile company. Though it is unknown which company Samsung is to acquire, it won’t be RIM. Or at least that’s what Samsung’s mobile president J.K. Shin said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Read the rest of this entry »

Google Removes YouTube-Like Apps from Marketplace

May 6th, 2012 by Roelof Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS, Platforms: Windows Phone | No Comments »

On behalf of Google, Microsoft has removed several apps from the Windows Phone marketplace. The apps removed have been violating Google’s trademarks. Read the rest of this entry »

Apple ‘Launched’ iPad 2.4

May 6th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: iOS | No Comments »

While The New iPad launched, it seems Apple also launched a totaly new iPad 2 16GB. During the presentation, Apple said it would remain selling the iPad 2 16GB model next to the New iPad. It didn’t say it had actually improved the iPad 2 hardware in the new 2.4 model. Read the rest of this entry »

Intel and Samsung Present Tizen 1.0

May 3rd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: Tizen | No Comments »

Intel and Samsung have launched version 1.0 of the new Tizen operating system for smartphones. Tizen is a combination of MeeGo (once developed by Intel and Nokia) and Bada OS from Samsung. The whole system is based on the Linux kernel. Developers can start downloading the Tizen SDK’s, but have to realize there isn’t any Tizen hardware… yet. Read the rest of this entry »

Fluik Makes Great Games Outa Real Life Nuisances!

May 3rd, 2012 by Dawn Siris Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

It’s common in the work place to have someone who’s overachieving and who wants to be the boss under the boss. It can be a little irritating, but you know this type of person and he, or she makes you want to throw an egg upside his head. Let’s be realistic. You can’t do that. Or maybe you can? Fluik Entertainment Inc. sure thought you should, and to take not only vengeance on that little pest, but on other annoyances we can pick on. Fluik more accredited for their wacky games of real life nuisances such as The Office Jerk and the new iPhone hit Plumber Crack (yes, this is actually the game’s name!). Read the rest of this entry »

Dropbox Alters iOS SDK Following Apple’s Complaints

May 2nd, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: iOS | No Comments »

Dropbox has announced changes to its SDK for iOS developers. The sudden update follows on the news that Apple disallowed several apps with the Dropbox SDK from entering the App Store. Read the rest of this entry »

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