MasterCard Launches MasterPass at Mobile World Congress Monday + MORE

MasterCard is wasting no time this week as Mobile World Congress 2013 gets underway. This morning in Barcelona, MasterCard – as expected – introduced MasterPass, which is being hailed by the company as “the future of digital payments.” MasterPass is a digital service that allows consumers to use any payment card or enabled device to [...]

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Plants vs. Zombies, Oscars, The Simpsons: Tapped Out and more on this week’s top paid app chartsThe Apple App Store’s featured PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies (which is free for a limited time) as its App of the week, propelling it to the No. 1 spot on this week’s top free iPad apps chart and to the No. 2 spot on the top free iPhone apps chart. Disney’s recently released endless runner game Monster, Inc. Run landed at the No. 3 position on iPhone and the No. 5 position om iPad…

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On Monday morning in Barcelona on the first day of Mobile World Congress 2013, Apigee released the findings of a new study showing exactly how dependent on mobile apps we’ve grown as a global community. According to the findings presented, 85% of people would rather go without water than their mobile apps. No, that wasn’t [...]

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Agenda and speakers announced for Inside Social Apps San FranciscoWant to network with like-minded peers while learning about key market trends and best practices from leading industry professionals? Join us at the Inside Social Apps Conference & Expo, June 6-7 in San Francisco. Register early and save.
The two-day event will consist of panels, presentations, and workshops led by the brightest minds in the social and mobile app arena.
Topics include:
- The Challenge of Mobile App Discovery
- Maximizing Audience Engagement with Real World Incentives
- Monetization and Payments in Games
- Trends in Social and Mobile Advertising
- International Opportunities: Asia, Europe, and the Middle East
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Continue Reading On » adds SmartGallery for expanded social moment creation on Android + MORE

Image via has today announced the SmartGallery expansion to its “moment sharing” platform on Android, allowing users to combine both their online presence with their offline camera rolls to form completed “Moments,” or experiences that represent important moments in time..... More »

Groupon Tackles Mobile POS with ‘Gnome’ + MORE

Groupon, the daily deals giant that continues to rebound from a near implosion, remains in the hunt for its previous glories. But it may have found yet another promising path along the road back. The company has just launched an initiative that takes Groupon into the mobile POS market. Meet Groupon&.... More »

Trader Joe’s Knows Mobile Marketing + MORE

Trader Joe’s, the hugely popular chain of specialty grocery stores that number more than 400 across 30 U.S. states, is going mobile with its marketing and efforts to cultivate additional brand loyalty. Trader Joe’s has just launched a new mobile app, representing the company’s inaugura.... More »

Localytics raises $16 million in Series C financing for mobile analytics platform + MORE

Mobile analytics and marketing company Localytics has announced it has raised $16 million in Series C financing, in a round led by new investor Foundation Capital. An existing investor, Polaris Partners, also participated. This brings the company’s total financing to $25 million, with Localytics .... More »

Ludia launches Mr. Peabody & Sherman trivia game on iOS + MORE

Ludia has partnered with DreamWorks Animation to release a mobile trivia game based on DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming film Mr. Peabody & Sherman. The app combines the feel of a game show and a board game, as players travel back in time in the WABAC machine, answering questions about historic.... More »

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