mobile applications

Dating App Lets Guys Bribe Women With Jewelry, Travel or Plastic Surgery

"You can have anyone! All you have to do is dangle the right carrot." That's the promise of a new app, Carrot Dating, which allows users to bribe potential love connections into going on dates with them.

Facebook Gets Foursquare, Yelp Features

Facebook's latest mobile app iteration seems to be aimed at getting the social-local-mobile experience on par with Foursquare and Yelp

Survey: Privacy a Top Concern for Mobile App Users

Privacy is a top concern for mobile app users, according to a telephone survey conducted by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project. More than half of app users—57 percent—have either uninstalled an app over concerns about sharing personal information or decided not to install an app for privacy reasons, the survey found.

Mobile App Developers Getting Privacy Savvy, per Study

Under mounting pressure from regulators and the Obama administration, mobile app developers are becoming more privacy savvy. In fact, the vast majority, 61.3 percent, have privacy policies that detail what personal data is collected and how it is used, according to a study released Wednesday from the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, D.C., think tank.

Foursquare Looks to Shift From Gaming Novelty to Essential Tool

It’s not a coincidence that Foursquare’s fastest growing team works on its location-discovery/recommendation tool Explore.

Google Brings 300,000-plus AdMob Apps to AdWords

Facebook isn’t the only company with mobile ad news this week.

Twitter Ads Get More Mobile

Twitter's mobile ad footprint is about to get bigger. In a blog post today, the company said that it is expanding its ad presence on mobile apps for the iPhone and Android phones.

MTV Debuts Social TV Mobile App at Mobile World Congress

Television may soon regain its place as a social linchpin—at least for those in MTV's youth demographic.

California Requires Mobile Apps to Tighten Privacy Rules

Rather than wait for Congress or federal regulators to act on mobile app privacy, the state of California Wednesday announced a deal with six major mobile app platforms to bring privacy practices in line with California law regarding the collection of personal information.

Viggle to Add Check-Ins for TV Ads

Starting next month, brands can deliver content such as a digital coupon or sweepstakes entry when consumers tag a TV commercial via mobile app Viggle.