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A Look Back at Google’s History of Social Media Failures

In some alternate social media history, the term Crush List is a verb—meaning to elevate a friend to the most prominent position within one’s social network. And somewhere MySpace founder Tom Anderson is cursing the name Orkut Buyukkokten—not Mark Zuckerberg.

Popular Marijuana Game Gets Pulled by Apple

What a buzz kill, Apple. A popular pot-themed game, Weed Firm, has been removed from Apple’s iTunes App Store. The developer, Manitoba Games, had been riding high in the app charts at No. 1, but today Weed Firm vanished. The game doesn’t seem to be especially scandalous considering the rest of the video game industry, but Apple does often censor content.

Coca-Cola Serves World Cup Trivia on QuizUp

Coca-Cola is now sponsoring World Cup trivia on QuizUp, the fast-growing mobile app out of Iceland. The app from Plain Vanilla Games has been testing branded quizzes as its advertising model.

QuizUp Tops 1 Million Downloads on Android, Too

QuizUp has more than one million Android signups since being made available on the mobile operating system on March 6, according to the count on Google’s Pla

What Fast-Growing Trivia App Didn’t Have an Android Version Until Today?

QuizUp, the mobile trivia game, launched on Android today after becoming a fast hit on the iPhone last year. The Iceland-based Plain Vanilla Games also launched QuizUp on the iPad last month, and CEO Thor Fridriksson said that he has been bombarded with potential users asking for the Android version.

Apple Dominant in Opera Mediaworks Mobile Stats

Apple's iPhone and iPad captured 44 percent of mobile impressions and 50 percent of mobile revenue in third-quarter ad buys via Opera Mediaworks' platform—impressive results considering all the smartphones and tablets on the market.

Google’s ‘Android KitKat’ Will Appear on 50 Million Candy Bars

Google's next mobile operating system is called Android KitKat and will appear on 50 million Kit Kat wrappers around the globe in the coming weeks, the digital giant and Hershey, the candy brand's United States distributor, revealed today.