This Week In Mobile


iOS game developer to offer IAP permanent unlock option | iMore

iOS game developer to offer IAP permanent unlock option | iMore A new take on In-App Purchase in a freemium game: this game lets you purchase unlimited money. No more nickel and dime-ing customers who enjoy your game. In addition, any other things you buy before buying the unlimited pack reduce the price by that …

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The Most Popular App In The World Is (Envelope, Please)….Google Maps! 08/28/2013

The Most Popular App In The World Is (Envelope, Please)….Google Maps! 08/28/2013 According to London- and Singapore-based research company GlobalWebIndex. Here’s the list of the most popular apps Worldwide: Google Maps Facebook YouTube Google + Weixin / WeChat (Chinese service) Twitter Skype US: Facebook YouTube (not listed in synopsis) Twitter Facebook Messenger


iPhone 5S release dates, specs keep pouring in

iPhone 5S release dates, specs keep pouring in Camera: Probably the most important feature for the consumer is a better camera. The latest speculation on the camera claims it will get a larger f/2.0 aperture (that would match the HTC One) with dual LED flash. If accurate, that aperture would be significantly larger than the iPhone 5’s. That …

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Bigger Smartphone Screens Leading The Android Charge

Bigger Smartphone Screens Leading The Android Charge While only 9% of buyers of the Android platform purchased 4.5-inch to 4.9-inch models a year ago in the second quarter, 40% did so this year. Those wanting the even larger 5-inch-and-up slabs of phone hardware already constitute 15% of the market. The author contends “Apple may be …

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Pandora Reports Record 2Q14 Financial Results

Pandora Reports Record 2Q14 Financial Results Great news for Pandora! But with Spotify and the upcoming release of iTunes Radio the music streaming juggernauts seem poised for an epic battle to be our preferred music source. iTunes Radio has already secured multimillion-dollar ad commitments from the likes of Pepsi, Nissan, Procter & Gamble and McDonald’s, …

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Artificial Intelligence and What Computers Still Don’t Understand

Artificial Intelligence and What Computers Still Don’t Understand The New Yorker covers a paper by Hector Levesque – an Artificial intelligence researcher – that contends AI research is far too caught up in the realm of parlor tricks than in actually understanding intelligence. He cites a number of problems that are easy for a human …

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Piecing Together Mobile Analytics Still Too Complicated For Most Brands

Piecing Together Mobile Analytics Still Too Complicated For Most Brands Forrester analyst Julie Ask “They spend less than 2% of their marketing and advertising budgets on mobile,” she writes. “The perception that mobile has limited business impact … causes ebusiness professionals to deprioritize mobile analytics.” We see this a lot at BiTE. Mobile has already …

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Microsoft said Chief Executive Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months.

Microsoft said Chief Executive Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months. The man who laughed at the iPhone and said he “liked our position” with Windows Mobile and who presided over Microsoft’s Lost Decade (as VanityFair branded it) has decided to step down. This is good news for anyone who is a fan of Microsoft. …

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