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Topic: Apps

Yahoo Buying Mobile App Company Flurry [Updated]

Paying 'hundreds of millions'

Yahoo is buying Flurry, a mobile app advertising and data firm, the companies said today. CEO Marissa Mayer's latest acquisition should give Yahoo a bigger presence in mobile advertising, an…

Cats Like Tablet Games, Too

Developers are making feline-specific gaming apps

It's common knowledge by now that the intuitive design of tablets has opened up gaming to everyone from infants to the elderly, but there's one group using tablet gaming apps…

AT&T’s Hackathons Help Foster Digital Innovation

Providing solutions by tinkering with ideas and tech

The word hacker may have a negative connotation, but AT&T wants to show the world how it can lead to positive innovation. "That's the old connotation," said Carlton Hill, vp of…

Ad of the Day: Photo App Focuses Less on Features and More on Stories

Amid dry product demos, SpeakingPhoto stays human

Showing how mobile apps and devices improve your (apparently action-packed) daily life has become one of the biggest tropes in tech advertising, and yet it's still rare to find ads…

Apple Celebrates All the Ways iPhones Make You a Better Parent

Find your dog, watch your kids, tend your garden

Don't worry, the future of the species is safe in Apple's hands—just look at all the ways the iPhone can help you better take care of your kids. With the right…

Marketers Are Ready for Google Android Everywhere From TVs to Watches

It's 'a giant ad product'

Google’s Android makeover gives advertisers new canvasses to reach consumers from TV search to smartwatch notifications to shopping carts. The company is showing off its latest upgrades at its developers…

NBCU's TV Everywhere Taps Former HBO Exec Dina Juliano as SVP of Consumer Strategy

One of three recent additions to the network's TVE group

NBC Universal has tapped Dina Juliano, formerly vp of user experience and product design for digital products at HBO, as its svp of consumer product strategy for the network's TV Everywhere…

Brands May Be Surprised to Find Themselves on Yo

Squatters likely reason Pepsi, Subway, McDonald's popping up on hot app

Yo, Pepsi. Yo, McDonald's. Yo, Subway. Welcome to Yo—whether you like it or not.  The identities of some of the largest corporations are popping up on the latest app obsession—among them,…

Facebook's Slingshot Makes Users Share Photos

If you show me your selfie, I'll show you mine

Facebook’s latest attempt at a Snapchat rival, Slingshot, could also be its big contribution to selfie culture. The new app is being launched by Facebook today on the iPhone and…

R&B Artist Trey Songz Has a Personal Social App for His Fans

Multiplatinum singer and actor closes the celebrity gap

Specs Who Trey Songz Age 29 Accomplishments Multiplatinum R&B artist (his sixth studio album, Trigga, debuts July 1); founder of The Angel Network fan club app; actor Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you consume…

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