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Path raises $50 million in Series C, valued at $500 million

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Messaging app and social network Path has raised $50 million in a new funding round according to TechCrunch. The company is now at a $500 valuation, but is still in [...]

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appnext aims to improve game discovery and ad revenue for developers now on mobile

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Social games network appnext has announced that it has brought its in-game advertising network to mobile. Game developers will now be able to bring players to other games and applications [...]

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Chinese search engine Baidu purchases mobile app distributor for $1.09 billion

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China’s most popular search engine, Baidu, has purchased mobile app distributor 91 Wireless for $1.09 billion as reported by CIO Today. Baidu has said it would purchase 57 percent of 91 [...]

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Betable primes for new funding round, valued up to $100 million

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Real money gaming platform Betable has raised a new round of funding as reported by PandoDaily. Led by Venture51, the round is expected to be around $15 to $20 million valuing the [...]

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Kakao celebrates social games first anniversary, makes $311 million in first half of 2013

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KakaoTalk has gained a lot of traction not just as a messaging application, but as a social games platform as well. Since launching its social games service at the end [...]

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Mobiroo launches “All You Can App” subscription service in Malaysia

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Toronto-based Mobiroo will begin to offer its “apps on-demand” service in the Asia Pacific. Through a partnership with Malaysia’s biggest telecommunications provider, Celcom Axiata Berhad, Mobiroo will offer an “All You Can [...]

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Kabam valued at $700 million after secondary financing

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After a huge 2012, Kabam is primed to make a big splash in coming months. According reports, the social gaming giant is now valued at $700 million after a private [...]

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Why mobile coupons are the future of mobile commerce

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Mobile commerce in the US may be slow to adopt mobile consumer payments, but it is still making leaps and bounds in becoming a significant part of all e-commerce. According to [...]

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VCs invest $262 million in mobile app developers since beginning of 2013

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Venture capitalists are looking toward mobile app development start-ups as their next saving grace. The rapidly growing space of mobile app development is leading to race to find and boost funding [...]

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Angry Birds Star Wars II due in September, partners with Hasbro for Telepod figures

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It was only a matter of time, but Rovio’s incredibly popular Angry Birds Star Wars is getting a sequel. The game will be made available across mobile app stores on [...]

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Shopzilla acquires Zappli, aims to make mobile checkout faster

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Image courtesy Zappli.com Shopping website portal Shopzilla has acquired Zappli, developer of iOS app myShopanion and mobile checkout experience InstaBuy. As reported by TechCrunch, the companies have yet to disclose any deal terms. [...]

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Facebook careers: Head of Policy, Small Business, Media Solutions

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Facebook has added 65 new job listings on its jobs page while removing 51 listings. From the new job listings, it appears that Facebook is looking to strengthen its small [...]

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Vine to release app for Windows Phone later this year, customized experience for Nokia Lumia

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Currently only available on iOS and Android devices, popular video sharing app Vine, will release an iteration on Windows Phone due out later this year. The announcement was tucked into launch [...]

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BlackBerry fires Sales Chief, additional layoffs imminent

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(Image Credit: berryforme.com) After disappointing sales numbers for the first quarter, BlackBerry has planned a round of layoffs for the company. according to Mashable. The handheld device manufacturer has already fired one of [...]

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Instagram adds web embedding, makes sharing content on the web easier

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Instagram is making moves to take its platform beyond its mobile applications. Today, the photo sharing application has made it easier to share photos and videos with web embedding. Users [...]